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Cross Cut Saw

Cross Cut Saw

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Cross Cut Saw from Sloquet Creek. Estimated to be from the 1930's-40's. Greg Burt believes it was the first cut block in this area. It was kinked and stuck in a large cedar stump. The saw is 8 feet long, bent and rusted.

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Accession #:

011.03.01

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Wooden Block and Pulley

Wooden Block and Pulley

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Block and pulley likely used in farming operations. Two oval pieces of wood attached to either side of pulley. At one end of the oval is a second pulley, smaller than middle one; at other end is a hood.

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Accession #:

012.01.07

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Fork

Fork

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This hayfork is suspended by a small block and would have hung from a hay carriage. Rusted steel frame fashioned to form three sides of a rectangle (arched at top): prongs for grabbing and holding hay just into opening below. Both sides of outer frame have straps on near top and bent to make apertures. Horizontal brace of angle iron protrudes through both openings, two vertical steel rods hook into the angle iron (one on each inner side of the frame). Once adjustable prongs are attached to these rods, which moved up and down. Condition: rusted. History: probably from one-time Harvey Nelson, later Cleveland farm.

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Accession #:

984.28.01ab

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Wooden Block

Wooden Block

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This is an oval, brown ,wooden block, with metal pulleys encased in the wood and a small wooden hook at the top. The wood is cracked, old, and unfinished. The metal pulleys and hook are in good condition. The whole block is covered with silt.

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Accession #:

986.09.46

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Ice Tongs

Ice Tongs

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These ice tongs are shaped like pincers, having two arms which when brought together cause the closing of the two fingers. This item was used to fetch blocks of ice from lakes near the area and placed in coolers for preserving foods, especially cream since trains ran only twice a week. No markings appear on the arms of it. The item is moveable but rusted and is 32 inches in length.

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Accession #:

986.09.03

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Stanley Level

Stanley Level

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An inscription reads "Stanley SW , Made in Canada, No 2." The inscription is at the bottom of the level. The level is made of wood with iron reinforcements and iron "bubble" holders. It is a long rectangular block of wood. This item appears to be in good condition but is slightly worn.

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986.09.45

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Metal Block

Metal Block

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This item is a pulley, also known as a block. It was used with chain [tackle] to hoist heavy items. It is made entirely of metal and was likely used on a farm.

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Accession #:

012.18.01

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Metal Blocks and Tackle

Metal Blocks and Tackle

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These are set chain blocks. They are composed entirely of iron. An inscription labels them "Wesca tested". The first block has two wheels, the second has one. They are used by running a long chain between them. Condition: very rusted.

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Accession #:

986.11.07abc

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Shoe Trees

Shoe Trees

Description:

These are spring shoe trees. One semi pear-shaped block attached to another smaller ova-shaped block by means of two metal bars which are adjustable. There by the front block is able to expand or decease in size.

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Accession #:

987.13.01ab

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Shoe Trees

Shoe Trees

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These are spring shoe trees. One semi pear shaped block attached to another egg shaped block by means of a long tin bar of metal. The shoe trees are in good condition.

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Accession #:

987.13.02ab

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Sickle Sharpener

Sickle Sharpener

Description:

The sharpener has five slotted wheels and a rounded stone. The user turns the handle which lifts the stone up and down while also turning the stone. Mounted on a block of wood for display. Condition is good but it could stand a thorough clean-up; it is also rusted. The handle was originally red, and probably the whole machine was red at one time.

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Accession #:

988.09.02

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Cola Can

Cola Can

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Mason's Cola Can. Rusty with dent but label is still visible. Found on Mount Currie Mountain when Johnny was looking at a Block for a logging operation. Can is from the 1950's. Johnny attached a map to the gift form indicating where the item was found.

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Accession #:

014.02.01

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Wooden Block

Wooden Block

Description:

A small block consisting of a rusted steel pulley, with a groove for the rope, fastened in worn and bleached wooden frame by pins on which it once revolved. The block is fastened by pins to a heavy steel hook. Condition: Much rusted and worn. Rust stains mark both sides of the case. Such blocks were used for light work; for example in a hay mow or in raising a butchered animal. Later, this must have been used in the woods. Ivan Knowles found it when he was clearing his land above Battle Creek.

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Accession #:

984.20.01

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Wooden Block

Wooden Block

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Wooden, double sheave Block. Object is believed to be from Devine B.C. from the 1940's.

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Accession #:

010.07.04

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Scale

Scale

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Scale. Metal bar with hook on one end and rectangular metal block that slides along bar. Near end with hook a second hook is screwed on at top, directly below is an attachment for a weight. On bar is writing "Made in Canada" and "B13811", worn and difficult to read.

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012.05.30a

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