Canadian Shredded Wheat Company Fonds RG 354
In 1893 Attorney Henry Drushel Perky and William H. Ford invented a machine for the preparation of cereals for food. Perky soon realized that the actual cereal biscuits were more popular than the machines and he opened Shredded Wheat plants in Massachusetts and Niagara Falls, New York. In 1904, the Niagara Falls, Canada plant was opened. These factories also served
as tourist attractions. In 1907, one hundred thousand people visited the plants on both sides of the border. In 1928, the company was sold to The National Biscuit Company and the product name changed to Nabisco Shredded Wheat.
The name of the plant was changed to Nabisco Foods in 1956 to reflect the variety of foods that were being produced at that time. In 1985, Nabisco was purchased by J.R. Reynolds thus forming RJR Nabisco. In 1994, RJR sold its breakfast cereal business to Kraft Foods and the international licenses to General Mills. Shredded Wheat is now integrated into the Post Foods
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(n.d.)A photograph of the factory floor. In the photograph are ovens, a few employees a production line.
(1960-02-24)A photograph of workers making boxes for Nabisco Shredded Wheat. There is a numbered list of the employees included from February 24, 1960: 1. Gerda Schroeder, 2. Irene Comminiuk, 3. Kay Lockhart, 4. -, 5. -, 6. Rita ...
(n.d.)A photograph of the Nabisco Shredded Wheat packing line.
(n.d.)A photograph of the factory floor and some employees.
(n.d.)A photograph of one of the Triscuit ovens. There is also more machinery for the factory in the image.
Scrapbook "The Visit of His Excellency the Governor-General to The Canadian Shredded Wheat Company Ltd. October 25th, 1933" (1933-10-25)The title of the scrapbook is embossed on the front cover. The scrapbook focuses on the visit Captain Vere Brabazon Ponsonby. Captain Vere Brabazon Ponsonby, 1880-1956, was a businessman and politician. He was educated ...