Photostory #47: Lowly Broom Now $16 Million Canadian Industry
National Film Board of Canada
March 13, 1956
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
B.C. fir and Quebec maple wood go into making of broom handles. Handles must be straight, free of blemishes, tough and without splinters. Wood is kiln dried and sanded. Here, machine operator sends broom handles through apparatus which automatically applies clear, quick-drying lacquer.