Full page: Edna Aldridge was C.W. Sherman’s first hire.
She first took up in a tiny office in the Lister Block in
downtown Hamilton, but soon moved on site in the
company’s first head office, a small wood frame house
near the foundry at the foot of Ottawa Street where
this photo was taken around 1915. Aldridge spent her
lunch hours rowing around a small inlet in Hamilton
Bay with a group from the office.
Inset: Hugh McCallum held the distinction of holding
the company’s first ever employee ID, Clock No. 1.
McCallum was nicknamed “Number One” and
first started with Dofasco in 1913.