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Hand Crank Phone

Hand Crank Phone

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Hand crank phone. This was a typical phone used when power first came to the area in the 1950's. An identical phone was in the D'arcy General Store. Phone is a large wall mounted unit, made entirely of wood except the ear and mouth piece and two bells which are composed of plastic and metal and mounted on the front of the unit. There is a writing ledge mounted on a slight angle below the mouth piece. The mouth piece protrudes 19 cm from the front of the phone.

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Accession #:

014.04.01

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Belt Buckle

Belt Buckle

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Belt buckle. Brass (?). Square piece with raised circle in center. Attached to either side of square is metal bar, bent to fit around square. Two small holes in back of square.

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Accession #:

012.01.12

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Bottle Opener

Bottle Opener

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Brass bottle opener. Circular with wavy edge. Metal is cut out to make pattern around edge. In the center is a rooster. Circular area around rooster is cut out. Around rooster is "Take Courage" in raised lettering. Attached to the top is the bottler opener.

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Accession #:

012.01.06

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Butt Gauge

Butt Gauge

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Butt Gage. Used for marking how much wood to carve out of a door to make room for a hinge to lie flat. a) is a rectangular piece of metal (steel) with semi-circle handle attached on top. Three edges of rectangle have raised blades. The case to go around the metal piece is fabric with plastic coating, intended to look like leather. b) case.

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Accession #:

012.01.03ab

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Plane

Plane

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Plane for woodwork. Is used for cutting grooves in wood. Made of metal except for wooden handle. Metal is dark in colour, upper half has ornate pattern. Handle is dark in colour. Body of object is flat with two bars attached perpendicular on back. Bars should be held by screws. One screw is there but other is missing. It has several parts that are adjustable.

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Accession #:

012.01.01

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Pear Corers

Pear Corers

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Small tools with wooden handles and metal heads. Handles are round and metal heads. Handles are round of natural wood. Irregularly shaped heads, of thin metal bands, are formed to scoop cores from halved pears. Metal collars encircle narrowed section joining heads and handles. 984 .1.8 has a strip of black tape nearly surrounding the handle. On this tool the collar is loose. 984.1.9 is sound. Mrs. Collister is said to have used these in a cannery, probably in Richmond, where she earned fees to attend V.G.H. School of Nursing. In 1953 she came to Pemberton and probably brought the tools with her.

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Accession #:

984.01.08b

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Cross Cut Saw

Cross Cut Saw

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This cross cut saw originally had two handles. Two people would pull the saw causing the teeth to strip the wood and cut. It is made of metal and has a wooden handle. Condition: it is badly rusted, one handle is missing.

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Accession #:

983.40.01

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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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BCFS License Decal

BCFS License Decal

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BC Forest Services license decal. Metal, painted white with green letters and boarder. The border and letters are raised above the rest of the plate. It is slightly bent.

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Accession #:

014.06.04

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Leopold Abney Level

Leopold Abney Level

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Level with case, Maker's mark visible: "Leopold Abney Level U.S. Patent 2.137.776. Leopold & Stevens Instruments, Inc. Portland, Oregon". Case is brown leather and, makers mark visible at the top "Leopold". Level has a green base, dial is metal. Numbers and markings on the dial are all still perfectly visible. String is attached but is dirty.

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Accession #:

014.06.10ab

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Sling Psychrometer

Sling Psychrometer

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Weksler sling Psychrometer. Maker's mark "Weksler" still visible. Two staggered thermometers mounted on a painted white metal plate attached by a hinge to a silver metal rod that swings the thermometers back and forth. One of the thermometers has a piece of white cloth at the bottom called a wick which is dipped in water "wet bulb thermometer" and "dry bulb thermometer". Device is swung around, cooling/drying the wet bulb thermometer. Dry air results in lower temperature. Leather case is a browny/orange colour with yellowish beige stitching and a painted gold makers mark.

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Accession #:

014.06.08ab

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SUUNTO Clinometer

SUUNTO Clinometer

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SUUNTO compass for measuring height, clinometers, combined height and clinometer, slopes, vertical angles. Object is silver metal with a green cover where the compass is located. White string attached. Maker's mark is still visible on the front of the object: "SUUNTO". There is a hole and the bottom of the object with a glass cover, a little smaller than a dime. There is a chart on the back of the object, on a darker silver plate: reads: 360 Cosine Decimals with a series of numbers. Someone has scratched "M & B" into the side of the object. The serial number of the object is visible on the back: 315367, and it is model PM 5/360 PC which is visible on the compass dial in the centre. Materials are metal, glass, plastic, textile string.

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Accession #:

014.06.05

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Blacksmith Tongs

Blacksmith Tongs

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These metal blacksmith's tongs are 40 cm. in length. They have a rounded head which the two parts are always close together. The handle is quite short compared to the head pincers. These are in good condition with little rust.

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Accession #:

986.09.10

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Blacksmith Tongs

Blacksmith Tongs

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These are blacksmith's tongs. They are 63 cm in length and have rounded pincers which do not completely close. The are used to hold hot pieces of metal for the blacksmith. to work. They are rusted but workable

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Accession #:

986.09.16

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Blacksmith Tongs

Blacksmith Tongs

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These tongs are 64 cm and were used by a blacksmith to grasp hot metal. The pincers on the front end of the tool are slightly square. It is quite rusted but in useable condition.

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Accession #:

986.09.17

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