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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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984.28.01ab

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Pitchfork

Pitchfork

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This is a pitchfork with a broken handle.

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989.30.01

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Pitchfork

Pitchfork

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Pitchfork. Long wooden handle with three pronged fork at end.

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012.05.63

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Potato Fork

Potato Fork

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Potato fork. Long wooden handle with four pronged fork. Prongs of fork are bent perpendicular to handle.

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012.05.64

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Butter knife

Butter knife

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Walker & Vera Reid found this knife with a metal detector and dug it up. Having been buried at Port Pemberton whose heyday lasted only until about 1863, probably the dates from the period of the Gold Rush. No inscription is visible. The item is bent, scratched, and rusted. It was cleaned after accession with Haggerty's silver polish. After further research, we were able to determine the makers mark based on the pattern on the fork. The pattern is called "Lido 1938", and was made by Made by WM. A. Rogers Sectional Oneida Ltd. The material is silver plate.

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983.27.05

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Fork

Fork

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This silver fork is worn on the back and has a spots of discolouration on the front. On it are the words "Simeon L. & Geo. H Rogers Co. Al + ONE IDA Ltd." About 1970, G. Walker & V. Reid using a metal detector, found it at Port Pemberton and dug it up. Previously we believed it may date from the Gold Rush to the Fraser and beyond, however after further research we discovered the Simeon L. and Geo. H Rogers Co. came into being circa 1900. Further research concluded the pattern of the fork is "Pendant 1941". The material is either silver plate or sterling silver.

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983.27.02

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