Fougberg, Thord B.M. (Slim)

Fougberg, Thord B.M. (Slim)

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Blacksmith's Forge

Blacksmith's Forge

Description:

A shallow metal bowl on four legs joined by steel straps. A wheel is part of the lower assemblage; possibly it turned a blower (missing) Condition: Generally rusted. The bowl has a hole in the center.

Date of Object:

ca. 1914-1940

Accession #:

984.30.03

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Boot Jack

Boot Jack

Description:

This shoe jack was used for removing tight fitting boots. It is an unpainted wooden stand with non-slip rubbery material. Leather guard in the "U" part of the jack and a leather thong for hanging. Condition is good.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

991.01.01

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Cinch for Pack Horses

Cinch for Pack Horses

Description:

Given seventeen years ago, this cinch was used regularly by the Peters family of Samahquam Reserve. They used dug-out canoes between their reserve and Port Douglas through periods of low water and they packed supplies north.

Date of Object:

ca. 1900

Accession #:

983.15.02

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Cultivator

Cultivator

Description:

This metal cultivator with a high front wheel is rusted. Five blades are bolted onto a plate. In the 1940's or 1950's. T. Fougberg bought it new and used it a good deal.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

983.45.02

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Fragment of Cup

Fragment of Cup

Description:

The cup was whole when found, but has been broken since. It was made of fairly heavy white china with no decoration. Condition: February 14, 1984 - Fougberg mended the cup. In 1947, T. Fougberg found the cup in the earth of an old root house on land he has since sold to Harold Pipe, land adjoining the present A. Staehli farm. About 1915, a relative of George Groat, (? ) Studebaker lived on the land and his child may have been the owner of the cup.

Date of Object:

ca. 1915

Accession #:

984.05.01

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Fragment of Cup

Fragment of Cup

Description:

The heavy white fragment has no decoration. The interior is crazed and stained. In September 1972, the Fougbergs found it in the river bank near the site of the one-time Hotsprings House near Skookumchuck.

Date of Object:

ca. 1900

Accession #:

984.05.05

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Goat Horns

Goat Horns

Description:

On each horn are four rings varying in distances from the base, the distances diminishing closer to the base. The horns lay beside Meager Creek, part of the skeleton that had lain there for a considerable time. In August 1975, T. Fougberg picked them up. Because no logging roads had yet reached the area at the hot spring, Eldon Talbot flew in the Fougbergs and members of the Priest family.

Date of Object:

1974-75

Accession #:

984.05.02ab

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Gold Pan

Gold Pan

Description:

The large gold pan is speckled and splotched with rust inside and out. It is made of iron. Condition: Probably stable. In the 1950's the Fougbergs found this pan in the woods close to Birkenhead (formerly Blackwater) Lake. There men have searched for gold for many years, certainly in the 1890's, possibly earlier.

Date of Object:

ca. 1890

Accession #:

984.05.20

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Gold Pan

Gold Pan

Description:

A small steel gold pan with splotches of rust on the bottom of interior and on the base, a few on the rim. Condition: Stable. Bought for use in Pemberton area but little used.

Date of Object:

ca. 1930

Accession #:

984.12.02

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Leg Hold Traps

Leg Hold Traps

Description:

Made completely of metal and consisting of two springs and a trigger, with chain to attach to a tree. Inscription: "Oneida Jump - Victor, Reg US. Pat (Office?) made in USA". Mr. Fougberg used the size 0 traps on a trap line up the Lillooet River. [there are 20 traps - 2013 - see Note].

Date of Object:

ca. 1947

Accession #:

984.12.05

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Mineral Claim Tags

Mineral Claim Tags

Description:

The square aluminum (?) tags bear the numbers 251824 and 251824. One is the initial post, the other for the final post. At a time when he staked claims in the mountains of Pemberton, Mr. Fougberg secured these tags. They date from the 1930's. a) "initial post" b) "final post".

Date of Object:

ca. 1930

Accession #:

984.05.10ab

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Mouldboard Plough

Mouldboard Plough

Description:

Horse drawn mold board plough lacks frame. Has three main parts: 1) steel fin to cut the soil vertically. 2) steel plough share (at base), pointed in front, sheared off at right angle in rear. Share cuts horizontally. 3) mold board, rusted curved iron plate to receive soil cut loose and turn it over. Condition: rusted and lacking a frame. The late Jake Lokken used it. When his grandson Don Summerskill, sold the farm he left the plough at Fougberg's.

Date of Object:

ca. 1912-1940

Accession #:

984.23.02b

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Mower Blades

Mower Blades

Description:

"Don Summerskill left the blades with Fougbergs when he moved to the Fraser Lake area. Toothed blades are rusted. History: Probably the blades were part of a mower operated by Summerskill's grandfather, Jacob Lokken, on the farm he bought on return from overseas service in World War I. a) has MA 139 embossed in metal near ball. b) has something embossed in metal near ball but is un-readable."

Date of Object:

ca. 1912-1940

Accession #:

984.26.01ab

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Mule shoe

Mule shoe

Description:

This is a mule shoe. It appears to have been handforged, from iron. It was modified with the addition of a raised toe to better fit the hoof of the animal.

Date of Object:

ca. 1880-1910

Accession #:

983.25.02

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Oil Lamp

Oil Lamp

Description:

This is an oil lamp; shaped in a sphere and mounted on a conical stand. Cream coloured with a few rust spots, and made of metal. There is a passage where the wick would come out and an adjustment knob; however it is bent.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

986.33.02

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