Found In Collection

Found in Collection (FIC)

These objects were found in collection by museum staff.  Found In Collection (FIC) means the donor, history and use is unknown. In the early days, the museum site was not secured by a fence and previous Curators often found items 'deposited' at the museum overnight.  Another factor is that some objects and their parts have become separated over time due to deterioration or human interference.  Some of the objects that are Found in Collection may be remnants of prior donations.

Prior to registering these items as "FIC", museum staff attempted to match the object to existing descriptions in the register but were unable to do so.  The information for these records was gathered previously by museum staff and museum members over the years.  More recently over 140 items were identified through the Museum Assistance Program (MAP) project in 2013.  Thanks to Florence Bilenduke, George Henry, Mabel Stillwell, Stu and Judy McNolty and Bob Menzel for providing knowledge about these and other items in collection.  Thanks also to Carol Morphy, Dave Steers and Emma Chadsey for their work as Collection Coordinators through this project.

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7Up Shipping Box

7Up Shipping Box

Description:

This is a wooden box used for holding "7Up" bottles. There is a red "7Up" label stamped on all four sides and it is held together with nails and staples. The maker's mark is stamped on the inside and it says "Blue Label Beverage" and "Calgary, Alta" on opposite sides as well as the number "4774."

Date of Object:

1974 c.a

Accession #:

015.12.01

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Attachment - A

Attachment - A

Description:

These are attachments for working the ground in preparation for planting. they are made of metal. The items are too lightweight for use with tractor - probably push or horse related farming attachments. Four-sided square nuts date object to prior WWII (as per Stu McNolty). These implements were manufactured but are very lightweight.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

013.21.33a

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Attachment - A

Attachment - A

Description:

Attachments for working the ground in preparation for planting. They are made of metal. Items are too lightweight for use with tractor - probably push or horse related farming attachments. They have four-sided square nuts date object to prior WWII (as per Stu McNolty).

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

013.21.34a

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Attachment - B

Attachment - B

Description:

These are attachments for working the ground in preparation for planting. They are made of metal. Items are too lightweight for use with tractor - probably push or horse related farming attachments. Four-sided square nuts date object to prior WWII (as per Stu McNolty). These implements were manufactured but are very lightweight.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

013.21.33b

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Attachment - B

Attachment - B

Description:

Attachments for working the ground in preparation for planting. They are made of metal. Items are too lightweight for use with tractor - probably push or horse related farming attachments. They have four-sided square nuts date object to prior WWII (as per Stu McNolty).

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

013.21.34b

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Attachment - C

Attachment - C

Description:

These are attachments for working the ground in preparation for planting. They are made of metal. Items are too lightweight for use with tractor - probably push or horse related farming attachments. Four-sided square nuts date object to prior WWII (as per Stu McNolty). These implements were manufactured but are very lightweight.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

013.21.33c

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Attachment - Disc

Attachment - Disc

Description:

These are circular discs for attaching to a plough and preparing land for production. They are made of metal. The items are too lightweight for use with a tractor - probably push or horse related farming attachments. Four-sided square nuts date object to prior WWII (as per Stu McNolty). These implements were manufactured but are very lightweight.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

013.21.35ab

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Attachment - Hooks

Attachment - Hooks

Description:

These attachments (hooks) are used for preparing ground for sowing. They are made of metal. The items are too lightweight for use with a tractor - probably push or horse related farming attachments. The four-sided square nuts date object to prior WWII (as per Stu McNolty). These implements were manufactured but are very lightweight.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

013.21.36abcdef

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Aviation tool

Aviation tool

Description:

This is some type of aviation part or tool. The maker's mark reads "Air Associates" with a star in the middle. The company marketed itself as the first to provide complete servicing to airplane owners, manufacturing and distributing aeronautical and automotive materials and accessories. The company started in early 1927, so this is the oldest this item could be. The services and parts provided by Air Associates were used to help such well-known aviators as Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, and Armeno Lotti Jr. The item looks as if it should hinge open but is stuck in the position pictured. We have so far been unable to determine what this item is, if you have any information, please contact us!

Date of Object:

ca. 1930

Accession #:

014.14.01

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Axe

Axe

Description:

This is a double-bitted axe head. "Zenith", and "Marshall Well" are embossed on one side. It has a wooden handle.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

013.21.16

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Axel Assembly

Axel Assembly

Description:

This is a partial axle assembly for paired harness with a circular groove down one side. It has a large oblong hold cut out of middle and a bolt running through. The ends have wear marks likely caused by the hubs of wheels on either end. Predominant materials are wood, metal.

Date of Object:

ca. 1900

Accession #:

013.21.43

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Azograph Duplicator

Azograph Duplicator

Description:

This is an Azograph duplicator used for creating duplicate copies of paper documents.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

013.21.48abc

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Blacksmith's Hammer

Blacksmith's Hammer

Description:

This is a home made hammer for metal work. The head and handle are both cylindrical. It is made entirely of metal. It is approximately 10 lbs in weight.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

989.41.01

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Blacksmith's Hammer

Blacksmith's Hammer

Description:

This is a home made hammer for metal work. It is entirely metal, and very heavy for its size. The handle is square at the head and narrows to a flat edge at the end. The head is slightly rounded and shaped like a rectangular prism.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

989.41.02

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Blacksmith Tongs

Blacksmith Tongs

Description:

Set of tongs with curved tips.

Date of Object:

ca. 1910

Accession #:

985.10.14

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