|Taylor Cooperage......as the sign says!|
|The Cooper's Front Door|
|Still Life in the Cooper's Shop|
|Barrels & Straw|
One industry of the 1800s which enjoyed a steady demand for its products was the cooperage. The cooper made nearly all the types of containers needed in those days, including barrels, buckets and tubs and he would find a ready market for his craft.
Barrels were used for packing and transporting a wide variety of goods such as grain, flour, apples, cider, even nails, and at the general store molasses, sugar and whiskey were always stored in barrels.
The Taylor Cooperage at Black Creek Pioneer Village dates back to the 1850s when the owner started to manufacture barrels at Paris, Ontario.
Black Creek Pioneer Village: Toronto's Living History Village