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Castration Tool for Sheep

Castration Tool for Sheep

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Tool for castrating sheep that was given to Florence by David Midgley who purchased at a local garage sale. Item is stainless steel, modern farming equipment.

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011.11.01

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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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Telephone

Telephone

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This item belonged to Mrs. Ben Sally (Sara) Cherry who was previously married to Mr. Purden. Phone box with headset that would have been used on the Purden Farm. Model "N1293RA" by Western Electric U.S.A. Mouth piece is mounted to the phone box and the headset has an earphone. Headset is attached to phone box with cloth covered wire.

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Accession #:

011.13.01

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Mechanical Seeder

Mechanical Seeder

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Mechanical seeder with extra part and wrench. belonged to Larry's father, John Cosulich, who was the president of the Pemberton Co-operative Association in the 1960's. "Planet Jr. - Made in the United States of America" stamped on to handle and on seed hopper. "No. 300 A". Unit has two metal wheels, the front wheel is larger than the rear and has a square metal hopper for seed. Wooden handles for wheeling and metal levers for dropping seed. Some rust. Original paint colour was green for wheels and frame and red for seed hopper. Red wrench and extra part for seeder are attached to handle. Wrench has "Planet Jr." on it in raised lettering, some loss of paint and rust. Extra part is pointed at one end and has "K/806" on it in raised lettering, some rust. Condition is fair. a) seeder b) wrench c) spare part.

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Accession #:

011.14.07abc

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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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Pot

Pot

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The pot is gallon sized, off white enamel, trimmed red, with wire handle and a wooden grip. The bottom has cracks all around and is rusted. It was used on a farm now belonging to Howard Ayers The first owner was Harvey Nelson in the late 19th century. Following him and his family, in the 20th century, were James Barton and members of a Cleveland family who came from the Cariboo. The latter farmed the land after World War II. Who owned the pot? No trace shows of the effects of a fire which destroyed the farm house.

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983.46.01

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Brush Hook

Brush Hook

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This tool has a wooden handle strengthened with a band about 3 cm. from the metal blade. The blade is long with a slight curve forming a hook at the top. Condition: very worn.

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Accession #:

986.09.31

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Detonator

Detonator

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This a detonator used to create an electrical charge which was subsequently used to set off explosives. This piece of equipment is mostly wood except for the shaft and the generator inside. It was used to set off explosives at a safe distance both in mining, farming and logging. This item appears in extremely good condition showing only little signs of wear.

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Accession #:

986.09.04

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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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Cultivator

Cultivator

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This metal cultivator with a high front wheel is rusted. Five blades are bolted onto a plate. In the 1940's or 1950's. T. Fougberg bought it new and used it a good deal.

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Accession #:

983.45.02

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Fragment of Cup

Fragment of Cup

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The cup was whole when found, but has been broken since. It was made of fairly heavy white china with no decoration. Condition: February 14, 1984 - Fougberg mended the cup. In 1947, T. Fougberg found the cup in the earth of an old root house on land he has since sold to Harold Pipe, land adjoining the present A. Staehli farm. About 1915, a relative of George Groat, (? ) Studebaker lived on the land and his child may have been the owner of the cup.

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Accession #:

984.05.01

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Mouldboard Plough

Mouldboard Plough

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Horse drawn mold board plough lacks frame. Has three main parts: 1) steel fin to cut the soil vertically. 2) steel plough share (at base), pointed in front, sheared off at right angle in rear. Share cuts horizontally. 3) mold board, rusted curved iron plate to receive soil cut loose and turn it over. Condition: rusted and lacking a frame. The late Jake Lokken used it. When his grandson Don Summerskill, sold the farm he left the plough at Fougberg's.

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Accession #:

984.23.02b

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Mower Blades

Mower Blades

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"Don Summerskill left the blades with Fougbergs when he moved to the Fraser Lake area. Toothed blades are rusted. History: Probably the blades were part of a mower operated by Summerskill's grandfather, Jacob Lokken, on the farm he bought on return from overseas service in World War I. a) has MA 139 embossed in metal near ball. b) has something embossed in metal near ball but is un-readable."

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Accession #:

984.26.01ab

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Pitman

Pitman

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This pitman for a mower has a worn wooden shaft with steel attachments at both ends; at one end identical slightly inward curving steel pieces project below the wooden shaft and are riveted to it, one on each side. Each piece has an oblong opening, one exactly opposite the other, these fit over a knob on the mower blade. At its other end the wooden shaft has a steel plate riveted to it; riveted to that is a round device of steel with a central opening to fit over a round steel shaft of the mower. Condition: much rusted. Belonged to Jake Lokken's mower: when Lokken's grandson sold the farm he left several farm artifacts with the Fougbergs.

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984.26.02

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Planet Jr., Hand Cultivator

Planet Jr., Hand Cultivator

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This metal cultivator is rusted. Extra blades are attached. After Eric Gethen's death, T. Fougberg bought it from the estate and used it.

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983.45.01

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