The "company house" appeared during a boom in the coal industry in Nova Scotia
which, at the turn of the twentieth century, saw hundreds of workers arriving
daily to towns like Glace Bay. To offset the resulting housing crisis,
companies constructed and rented out accommodations, deducting the rent directly from
a worker's pay. Various styles, now privately owned, can still be seen in mining
Other kits relating to this era:
Sydney & Louisburg Railway
New Aberdeen Colliery, ca. 1910
Also - see our Cape Breton Collection
- Prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
- Finished size is approximate measurement of cross-stitch area.
- Fabric supplied with kit is sized to give a suitable allowance for working and for framing if applicable.
copyright 1994 Foxberry Cottage Crafts
5" x 15"
Canada and USA
204 X 48 stitches