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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Wrench, Bung

Wrench, Bung

Description:

This item is a 'bung' wrench for wrenching a cylindrical object. Item has "EMCO Wheaton" embossed on one side and "1.8 Canada" on the other. Estimate item is from 1940 but further research into manufacturer could better determine age.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

013.21.99

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Yard Stick

Yard Stick

Description:

This is a yardstick that may have been donated by Bob Priest who was the owner and operator of Priest's pharmacy. The yardstick advertises "Warren's Pro Hardware" store. Bob likely sold these yardsticks in his drugstore.

Date of Object:

ca. 1960

Accession #:

013.21.58

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Timber Stamp

Timber Stamp

Description:

A rectangular timber stamp, with a oval hole in the center where the handle should be. The stamp itself reads "306 9V9" backwards. Timber marks and brands play an important role in ensuring timber is transported and scaled in a controlled manner. It ensures that harvested timber is correctly accounted for and not stolen from Crown Lands.

Date of Object:

ca. 1970

Accession #:

018.09.01

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Rusty Lever

Rusty Lever

Description:

A curved, rusty, lever from a Spramotor sprayer. The lever has with holes running down the center of it. Inbetween the holes "S P R A M O T O R S Co" is embossed on one side and embossed on the other "L O N D O N CAN".

Date of Object:

ca.1960

Accession #:

018.09.02

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Grey Spigot

Grey Spigot

Description:

A grey metal spigot. At the top of the faucet part there is a T-shaped handle that spins off the cap that opens and closes the faucet. On the handle there is 5 and an unidentifiable shape engraved. The pipe part is threaded and conical in shape.

Date of Object:

ca.1960s

Accession #:

018.09.03

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Bearing End Cap

Bearing End Cap

Description:

A rusty, broken, bearing end cap for some kind of drive system.

Date of Object:

ca.1960s

Accession #:

018.09.04

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