Orange Crush in Lanark County

Orange Crush in Lanark County



Photo Perth Remembered


George T. Kerr and his wife  the owners of the Perth Bottling Works lived in the little white house on the corner of Cockburn Street.  If you look had never heard there was a tunnel from the house to the Perth Bottling Works.

In 1928 George T Kerr began, in a very modest way, manufacturing and bottling “Old Perth” Beverages.  It was the best equipped plant of its kind to be found in Canada at the time. Up to date equipment resulted in 300 cases of 24 bottles a day.




From the beginning business was good and they added other lines of refreshing drinks over the years. In 1924 George got the sole franchise rights for Orange Crush in Lanark County. In 1935 Less Smallwood purchased the business and carried on the fine line of products. Growing limited in space he moved the operation to the old Bolt Works on  Lewis Street.



Photo Perth Remembered






Clipped from The Ottawa Journal03 Jun 1933, SatPage 4




Clipped from Freeport Journal-Standard21 Jun 1927, TuePage 10

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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