A few old houses in Hamilton still have the original chutes from when they were heated by coal.
By Dave Harrison
Published June 13, 2016
By Thanks (anonymous) | Posted June 14, 2016 at 04:51:42
Great pictures, Dave.
I love looking at these windows into our past. It's neat how ornate some coal chute covers are - and seeing how many different companies there were in Hamilton, Dundas, Toronto and other places over a century ago that made these things.
Neat historical fact: If you ever see one that says something like "Hamilton, CW", that is for "Canada West" - dating it to pre-Confederation times!
By KevinLove (registered) | Posted June 14, 2016 at 08:35:30
My home has a coal chute. I will try to take a photograph of it this evening and send it in.
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