Walter and John Armour and A Findlay Stove








Walter in 1977 and Grandson John in 2004 at homestead of Walter’s Father, Robert Armour (Turloughstown/Kells, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland)– All Photos property John Armour


John Armour has sent me many important local pictures, and last week he sent me a link to  photos from a vintage hardware store in Gananoque that he visited.

There, prominently displayed, were two Findlay Oval stoves, in mint condition. His Grandfather, Walter Armour, was a Master Moulder for 60 years at Findlay’s, so he was looking at these beautiful stoves in the store knowing his Grandfather had a hand in building them.





All Photos property John Armour




Thank you John for these photos, and remember to drop into the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museumto see the silent Findlay Foundry Film.


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The Photos of John Armour

An Amusing Abner Nichols and His Boat


Lyle was singing this song during the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum’s display of  Bertha Schwerdtfeger’s Hats “Brimful Full of Memories”




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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