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Manufacturer City (Identification)

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  • This field contains the name of the city, village or municipality of the object manufacturer.


  1. For better search results in your database, avoid using a large variety of terms; draw up an authority list and add names of cities as necessary. See documentation tip No. 2 (in French only) for bibliographic references.
  2. This field is used in conjunction with the Manufacturer Country and Manufacturer Province fields.

    A statue manufactured by Burton Inc. of Toronto

      Object Name statue
      Manufacturer Burton Inc.
     Manufacturer Country Canada
     Manufacturer ProvinceOntario
    Manufacturer City Toronto

Entry rules:

  1. Enter the full name of the city, village or municipality; do not use abbreviations.

    A Canadian plate manufactured in Montreal

      Object Nameplate
     Manufacturer CountryCanada
     Manufacturer Province Quebec
    Manufacturer City Montreal
     and not 
     Manufacturer City Mtl
  2. If the name of the manufacturer city has changed, enter its current name followed by a comma and a space, and then the name used at the time the object was manufactured.

    A doll manufactured by Nguyen Inc., in Saigon, known as Ho Chi Minh City since 1975

      Object Namedoll
      Manufacturer Nguyen Inc.
     Manufacturer CountryVietnam, South Vietnam
    Manufacturer CityHo Chi Minh City, Saigon
  3. If you are unsure whether your information is correct, include a space and a question mark after the name of the city.
  4. This field may contain multiple entries separated by a semicolon followed by a space. They should correspond to the entries in the Manufacturer field.

    A statue manufactured by Desmarais & Robitaille of Montreal, whose base was manufactured by Dussault & Sons of Boston.

      Object Name statue
      Manufacturer Desmarais & Robitaille; Dussault & Sons
     Manufacturer CountryCanada; United States
     Manufacturer Province Quebec; Massachusetts
    Manufacturer CityMontreal; Boston © Société des musées du Québec