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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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Oil Can

Oil Can

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Oil can with pump that came from the Village of Pemberton.

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010.31.01

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Broad Axe

Broad Axe

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This is a broad axe. It is made of a metal blade attached to a wooden handle. The blade seems to be home made. Condition: this is in good condition. The blade is only slightly rusted and the staff is smooth from age and wearing.

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Accession #:

986.09.28

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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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Picaroon

Picaroon

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Made of steel, now rusted and pitted. Used to hook and move logs, on land or in water. Handle is missing. This tool has been common in Pemberton. In the "McLennan, McFeely & Prior Limited", January 1952 catalogue, the handle is described as 34-inch hardwood.

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Accession #:

984.05.32

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Axe

Axe

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This is a double-bitted axe head. "Zenith", and "Marshall Well" are embossed on one side. It has a wooden handle.

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013.21.16

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Cinch

Cinch

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This is a cinch made up of a metal bar with a hook and chain. It may be a specialized cinch for tying down a load - maybe poles (?). Estimate ca. 1920 (as per Stu McNolty).

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Accession #:

013.21.46

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Log Dog - Hook and Chain

Log Dog - Hook and Chain

Description:

These are called Log Dogs, and are a hook with a chain used for attaching logs. It is made of metal. The item bears two different object accession numbers, neither of which appear to correspond with the register.

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013.21.68

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Log Grapple

Log Grapple

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This item is known as a Log Grapple and is a large set of pincer tongs that was used for moving logs. A partial label reads 986.9… but a match cannot be found in this series (Klaus Fotsch).

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Accession #:

013.21.25

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Saw

Saw

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This is cross cut saw blade that was split in half. It is made of metal. Estimate age to be ca. 1900. It is hand riveted and hand-forged - could be from 1890's. The saw most likely broke in half after getting caught in tree when sawing. (as per Stu McNolty).

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Accession #:

013.21.37

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Wedge

Wedge

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This is wedge, and it has letters embossed on one side. "Endurance" is the maker's mark. Originally thought item was a hatchet head or shaping tool but after investigating with Stu McNolty the wear marks on item point to its use as a wedge. Stu believes it was used to wedge a mill or boiler to level it, in a logging operation. Johnny Jones found an identical item with maker's mark "Endurance" at the Parkhurst site which was a tie/pole mill in ca. 1920 The item is well-used. It was found in the Sam Jim house.

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013.21.63

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Timber Stamp

Timber Stamp

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A rectangular timber stamp, with a oval hole in the center where the handle should be. The stamp itself reads "306 9V9" backwards. Timber marks and brands play an important role in ensuring timber is transported and scaled in a controlled manner. It ensures that harvested timber is correctly accounted for and not stolen from Crown Lands.

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Accession #:

018.09.01

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Jack

Jack

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Ratchet Jack. Small ratchet jack with a flip top to change the height of the jack by a few inches.

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010.07.10

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Load Binder

Load Binder

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Load Binder. Device is composed of a long bar with a hinged Y. Each end of the Y has chain and hook. It was used to cinch down large loads. Object is believed to be from Devine B.C. from the 1940's.

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Accession #:

010.07.09

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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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