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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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Accession #:

983.46.01

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BCFS Patches

BCFS Patches

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Item is a set of 14 BCFS patches. 13 are fabric, to be stitched or glued to clothes. One is plastic with a pin fastener on the back. a) "Fire Control" cloth badge, navy with white stitch letters and trim. b) "Recreation" cloth badge, brown with white letters and trim. c) same as "a" d) "British Columbia Forest Service" with emblem. Brown with white stitch letters and trim. e) "Revenue Inspector" navy with white letters and trim. f) same as "e". g) "Forests and Lands" brown with white letters and trim. h) same as "g". i) "BC Forest Service" with BC, deer, and tree. Dark green with white letters, colorful emblem. j) "Fire Control Forest Service British Columbia"- green letters on white background. Picture of a tree in the middle. Green trim. k) same as "j" l) no letters, green trim, beige background, stitch of bc in green with black tree beside. m) "Fire Warden BC Forest Service" black letters and trim on green background. Tree in middle. Plastic with pin. Shaped like a sheriffs badge. Maker's mark visible "Superior Stamp Vancouver BC". n) "Forest Service British Columbia" green rim, yellow outline, yellow letters. Similar emblem inside as "j" and "k" and have an oval shape.

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Accession #:

014.06.11 abcdefghijklmn

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Tire

Tire

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This is a Firestone 4 ply tire. It is inscribed with "4.50-4.75 - 5.00-20". It is made of rubber. This is a typical Model A Ford tire.

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Accession #:

013.21.39

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Pump Spray Can

Pump Spray Can

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Back Fire Can used for fighting forest fires. "B.C.F.S. Mix 1 Gas to 5 Diesel". Object is believed to be from Devine B.C. from the 1940's.

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Accession #:

010.07.01

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Truck Wheels

Truck Wheels

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These wheels were donated by Doug LeBlanc and came from the Devine logging camp. They are heavyweight wheels for use on trucks for hauling loads. The wheels have wooden spokes a metal wheel rim and hub and a non-inflatable rubber tire. The tire is embossed "Firestone Hi-Type Cushion - Made in Canada, 36x5 Non-Skid". They are very heavy and need two people to handle safely.

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Accession #:

014.19.01ab

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Pottery Vase & Spoon Trivet

Pottery Vase & Spoon Trivet

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a)This is a small pottery vase with decorative grape leaves and vines designed on it b) this is a pottery spoon trivet in the style of first nations art, frog motif. Both these items have been made with red clay and are fired but not glazed. They were made by Rosemary Myrtle Starks (nee Decker) in the early 1970's.

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Accession #:

016.01.02ab

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Two Metal Gasoline Cans

Two Metal Gasoline Cans

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These are two red metal gas cans. The paint has faded/flaked off so the metal shows. Both have "Gasoline" written on them in white paint. They have spouts for pouring as well as a capped hole used to fill the can. Both have handles and are fairly tarnished. This item was used by Peggy's husband Bill Perfitt in D'arcy B.C. and he worked in a fire camp for B.C.F.S. in the 1970-80s.

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Accession #:

016.03.03ab

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Fire Extinguisher (Plastic)

Fire Extinguisher (Plastic)

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This is a red plastic fire extinguisher with a metal pump that connects to a rubber hose. The model is "PTP-25 Pump Tank,"and has the maker's mark "Underwriters'Laboratories Inc." It also says "Flag Fire Equipment Ltd, Windsor Ontario". Flag’s PTP-25 is the first and only fire extinguisher made of Polyethylene Plastic to be thoroughly tested, approved and listed by The Underwriters Laboratories. It is built to stand rugged use and is virtually unbreakable This item was used by Peggy's husband Bill Perfitt in D'arcy B.C. and he worked in a fire camp for B.C.F.S. in the 1970-80s.

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Accession #:

016.03.01

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Fire Extinguisher

Fire Extinguisher

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This is a copper, red fire extinguisher manufactured by "General Fire Extinguisher Corp"in Windsor, Ontario. It says "Quick Aid General Where The Fire Starts."The model is P-909 and it is a 5 gallon tank. It has a metal pump with a rubber hose attached, the end of which has been melted shut. This item was used by Peggy's husband Bill Perfitt in D'arcy B.C. and he worked in a fire camp for B.C.F.S. in the 1970-80s.

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Accession #:

016.03.02

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Magazines

Magazines

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These are 11 editions of the magazine "Canadian West." These magazines were published by "Sunfire Publications Ltd," in Langley, BC. The magazine was established in 1985, we have issues #7- #16 dating from 1987 to 1989 and have two copies of #7

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Accession #:

016.04.02

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Coal Scuttle

Coal Scuttle

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Coal scuttle. Was kept be fire place and coals were placed inside. Galvanized steel bucket, irregularly shaped to make one side convenient for pouring.

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Accession #:

012.05.51

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Wooden Barbeque Device

Wooden Barbeque Device

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This is a wooden barbeque device. Also known as "Kw'elten" in Lil'wat language. This item is used to fire roast fish. The stick is made from cedar.

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Accession #:

988.24.03

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Wire Spoke Wheel

Wire Spoke Wheel

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This metal wheel resembles that of a bicycle with spokes and a hub. There is also a tire on the rim. It is a Firestone 4.75-5.00-19 4 ply. The tire has a hole in it and there are no nuts or hub cap for it. The tire has a six hole bolt pattern. Inscription reads "Made in Canada Firestone 4 Ply 4.75-5.00-19 53 Gum Dippett". History: from a Chevrolet earlier than 1936; found near Devine.

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Accession #:

987.26.02

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