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DesBrisay Museum & Exhibition Centre

Award


Accession number: 2015.26.19
Object type: Plaque
Date: 1935
Materials: Wood; Metal
Measurements: 26.5 cm L x 17.5 cm W x 2 cm Thick
Marks/Label: Engraved on front:  Awarded to W.A. Hebb for Achievement in General Motors Record Breaking Collection Campaign 1935. Small gold crest with blue insert which reads:  GM.
Subject: Bridgewater, Wilfred Arthur Hebb, General Motors, Award
Narrative: Wilfred Arthur "Fred" Hebb was born 12 October 1886, the son of Levi and Lydia Hebb of Wileville, N.S.  Wilfred Hebb married Freda Iona Magdalena Hebb (1895-1950) and had twelve children:  Mildred, Robert, Henry, Gordon, Audrey, Philip, Isabelle, Maize, Keith, Shirley, Paul and Barbara.  In his early years, Fred Hebb taught school in Lunenburg County.  Hebb later settled in Bridgewater, where he was employed with H.S. Barnaby & Sons, and then Hebb Motors Limited as a garage stock keeper until his retirement in 1950.  In 1935 W.A. Hebb won an award for achievement in general motors for the record breaking collection campaign.  Hebb was also a former Justice of the Peace.  Wilfred Arthur Hebb died 28 February 1953 and is buried in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater.
Description: Wooden shield shape plaque with silver metal plate award. Top of metal plate is gold crest with blue square insert which reads:  GM.   Inscription reads: "Awarded to W.A. Hebb for Achievement in General Motors Record Breaking Collection Campaign. 1935".  Back is plain wood with small metal eye hook for hanging.
History of Use: Created as an award for a high achiever in sales.