Preserving Orillia's Industrial History
A various collection of photographs and scans from Orillia's industrial past.
On the evenening of December 5, 2004, while it was undergoing extensive renovations, a portion of the Tudhope Building suddenly collapsed.
Porcelain and Metal Products, Ltd. (formerly Vilas Enamel Products) made porcelain signs, ash trays and what are now highly collectible push bars from the 1940s to 1973.
The Rolland Boat Co. also manufactured baseball bats in the 1940s. This is our example.
Our Tudhope car normally is on display at Orillia City Hall (in the very building where it was manufactured) but it's also a working car
This is our rare wooden Beaver pleasure craft made in Orillia, on its own trailer made by Otaco.
This truck was not made in Orillia but it was in service here for many years - when we foud out it was about to be sold, we just had to make sure it stayed here.
Photos of our original Tudhope Buggy on display at Couchiching Park in Orillia
Pictured here is our extensive collection of minnitoys, including many branded gasoline tanker trucks, manufactured by Otaco in Orillia.
A selection of early photographs and scans relating to Orillia's industrial history -