Stolen Air Conditioners in Carleton Place — Unsolved Mysteries



in August of 1974 the employees of the Findlay Foundry in Carleton Place had to battle heat in their Townline plant because someone had made off with three air conditioners. The air conditioners were apparently stolen sometime during the night and police believe entry was gained through their resting position in the opened windows. Constable Wayne Drummond was investigating the incident. Now word was mentioned in future newspapers if the scoundrels that stole them had been found.

In Smiths Falls the same shenanigans were  happening but the local police force had better luck. Smiths Falls Police Chief said their stolen air conditioners were found in the back seat of a car behind the Russell Hotel in Smiths Falls. The lads had probably worked up a sweat!

Photo: from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum-A photo of the original Findlay foundry building. This is the only such photograph in the museum’s collection. Dated 1899 it shows a group of workers posing in front of the stone and wood frame building. Note the young boy in the centre row, and the man in front with a pipe and cup of something!

“If you don’t know where you come from, you don’t know who you are!” —The late Edna Gardner Carleton Place

Buy Linda Secaspina’s Books— Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac– Tilting the Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place and 4 others on Amazon or Amazon Canada or Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street in Carleton Place

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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