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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Book

Book

Description:

A guitar lessons book. The front cover has a palm tree and a luau girl. It reads "Hello Honolulu Eddie Alkine's Hawaiian Guitar Solo". It also has hand written signature on the cover and it reads "D. sawchuk". On the bottom right corner there's a stamp and it reads "A. P. GEROW Box 396 Revelstoke, B. C. Can". We believe this item is connected to 015.15.02 [See Note].

Date of Object:

ca.1930s

Accession #:

017.01.08

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Box Cutter

Box Cutter

Description:

This is a box cutter/utility knife and it is embossed "Made in USA" on one side. It is made of metal.

Date of Object:

ca. 1960

Accession #:

013.21.76

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Brush Cutter/Scythe

Brush Cutter/Scythe

Description:

This is a brush cutter. The wooden handle is old and weathered, and the head of the brush cutter is rusty and dull.

Date of Object:

Accession #:

994.9.1

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Camera

Camera

Description:

A black pre-1920s brownie camera. The leather handle and the piece that holds the lenses in place is broken. On the left side of the camera it has a knob used for aperture. The camera also has silver detailing. We believe this item is connected to 015.15.02 [See Note].

Date of Object:

ca. 1912-1920

Accession #:

017.01.03

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Camera, Yashika

Camera, Yashika

Description:

This is a Yashika 35 mm camera with Tamron 35-89 mm Macro Zoom lens. Materials include metal, glass and plastic. This camera was used by Margaret Fougberg to document artifacts in the 1980-90's.

Date of Object:

ca. 1985

Accession #:

013.21.57ab

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Camp Stove

Camp Stove

Description:

This is a kerosene or oil burning camping stove. It is made of steel (galvanized).

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

013.21.29ab

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Can Opener

Can Opener

Description:

This item is a can opener. There appears to be some letters etched onto one side but they are not legible.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

013.21.100

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Carpenter's Tool Box

Carpenter's Tool Box

Description:

Carpenter's tool box containing a) pin pliers, b) awl, c) gimlet, d) saw set, e) parallel pliers, f) hand drill with three augers (g-i) plus the wooden case (k). Tools were very rusted and were cleaned and oiled by Monty Savage [Volunteer]. Great example of a basic tool kit. This object had been left at the museum by unknown donor and was found in the Soo Bldg. attic.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

010.08.01k

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Carpenter's Tool Box - awl

Carpenter's Tool Box - awl

Description:

This is an awl from a carpenter's tool box that was found in collection.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

010.08.01b

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Carpenter's Tool Box - drill bit

Carpenter's Tool Box - drill bit

Description:

This is a drill bit for a hand drill [brace] from a carpenter's tool box that was found in collection.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

010.08.01g

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Carpenter's Tool Box - gimlet

Carpenter's Tool Box - gimlet

Description:

This is a gimlet from a carpenter's tool box that was found in collection.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

010.08.01c

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Carpenter's Tool Box - hand drill

Carpenter's Tool Box - hand drill

Description:

This is a hand drill [brace and bit] from a carpenter's tool box that was found in collection.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

010.08.01f

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Carpenter's Tool Box - parallel pliers

Carpenter's Tool Box - parallel pliers

Description:

This is a set of parallel pliers from a carpenter's tool box that was found in collection.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

010.08.01e

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Carpenter's Tool Box - pin pliers

Carpenter's Tool Box - pin pliers

Description:

These are a set of pin pliers from a carpenter's tool box that was found in collection.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

010.08.01a

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Carpenter's Tool Box - saw set

Carpenter's Tool Box - saw set

Description:

This is a saw set tool from a carpenter's tool box that was found in collection.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

010.08.01d

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