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Electro Bugs

Electro Bugs

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Three "Electro Bugs" manufactured by Challenger Electronics in Vancouver BC. These are large stainless steel whistle control boxes that are curved and affixed to a belt, worn by men involved in grapple yarding or steel spar skyline operations. Two of these belts (b,c) are older in design than a) and b,c were considered more difficult to use. All whistle systems use a dual button or trigger system to ensure the whistle is not activated by accident. This system was used by the Valleau logging to improve communication technology, productivity and work place safety. See accession # 014.26.01 for history.

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014.26.21abc

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Fedtro 10-15 watt horn

Fedtro 10-15 watt horn

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A "Powerhouse Fedtro" 10-15 watt horn for whistle signals used in yarding operations for communication between yarder operator and men on the ground. This unit was likely used with the "Talkie Tooter" system utilized by Valleau logging. These communication systems were necessary for work place safety, communication and productivity. See accession # 014.26.01 for history.

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014.26.17

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Talkie Tooter

Talkie Tooter

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A "Talkie Tooter Safety Tone System" patent NO870229, Made in Canada. There is a label on the unit and it is engraved "UHF, freq 469.2375, Valleau logging, Ryan river, 1st tone: 1000 HZ, 2nd tone 1700HZ". Label is abraded and fading. a) It is a red plastic box with hardware for mounting on a work belt. b) It is a coiled cord with a small red box on one end. This box has a button that would be depressed to speak into a mic so the "riggin' slinger" (man on the ground) could talk to the operator man in the cab of the steel spar. The mic unit is missing. Used for work safety during yarding operations. See accession # 014.26.01 for history.

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014.26.18

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Talkie Tooters

Talkie Tooters

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These are two talkie tooters. The item is a long square rectangular object with "Talkie Tooter" inscribed on the side. The unit has a curved block handle and is depressed in tandem with pushing a button to "toot" the whistle. The units have a canvas belt affixed so that a logger could wear these units in the field. The units had a mercury switch and could only be activated when right side up to ensure they were not accidentally triggered signalling the operator when it wasn't required. These units replaced the "Electro Bug" belts and were considered a great improvement in communication technology at the time. See accession # 014.26.01 for history.

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014.26.20ab

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