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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File

File

Description:

This is a file for shaping material. It is estimated the item is from the 1960's based on style of manufacture.

Date of Object:

ca. 1960

Accession #:

013.21.92

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Flag

Flag

Description:

A unofficial flag of Canada from 1907. It has a British flag on the top left corner and a coat of arm with maple lefts and a beaver surrounding it.

Date of Object:

1907

Accession #:

015.06.01

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Fly Wheel

Fly Wheel

Description:

Foot powered flywheel. This item can was used to generate power for home or industrial use prior to readily available electricity.

Date of Object:

ca. 1920

Accession #:

989.22.01

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Gas Can

Gas Can

Description:

Gas can, originally painted red. "Gasoline" is printed on side in black, but text is faded. Lid is missing.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

989.23.01

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Gas Can

Gas Can

Description:

Gas can, painted red-orange. All metal except for wooden handle.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

989.24.01

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Gas Can

Gas Can

Description:

This is five gallon gas can, red, with "BCFS" painted in black on sides. It has a rubber hose attached with a "pump" bulb. Materials include metal and rubber.

Date of Object:

ca. 1965

Accession #:

013.21.44

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Gas Can

Gas Can

Description:

This is a gas can. It is unpainted except for a little bit of red paint on lid. The can is metal (galvanized) and has a wooden handle.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

013.21.18

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Gas Lantern Pump

Gas Lantern Pump

Description:

This is a pump for a gas lamp pump made of wood and brass (?).

Date of Object:

ca. 1960

Accession #:

013.21.80

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Grinder

Grinder

Description:

This is a table mounted hone/grinder. Materials are metal and stone.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

013.21.74

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Hand Drill - Brace

Hand Drill - Brace

Description:

This is a hand drill [brace]. There is no drill bit attached or wooden handle. Condition: it is well used and rusted and a piece is broken off.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

993.02.01

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Handle

Handle

Description:

This is a handle. It is a long narrow metal piece with partially intact wooden grip at one end and bracket for attaching to equipment at the other end.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

012.20.01

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Harness

Harness

Description:

This is a horse hames with harness strap attached - it is an incomplete set. A long leather strap is attached to a curved metal bar at one end. Hames (if a full collar is used) are made up of two metal or wooden strips which take the full force of the pull, padded by the collar.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

013.21.02

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Harness

Harness

Description:

This is a piece of horse harness with three leather straps attached by a ring. A metal chain is attached to one strap, and a rope is attached to the chain. Materials include leather and metal (the rope is made of metal wire). Hames (if a full collar is used) are made up of two metal or wooden strips which take the full force of the pull, padded by the collar.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

013.21.03ab

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Harness

Harness

Description:

These are horse hames and are two curved metal bars with metal rings. One has leather strap attached. Materials are metal and leather. Hames (if a full collar is used) are made up of two metal or wooden strips which take the full force of the pull, padded by the collar.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

013.21.05ab

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Harness

Harness

Description:

These are harness parts. a) is a leather strap with a metal buckle on one end and remains of rope on other end. b) is a leather strap with a metal rivet and two buckle holes. Although currently separate, item a) and b) buckle into each other.

Date of Object:

ca. 1920

Accession #:

013.21.08ab

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