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Detonator

Detonator

Description:

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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986.09.04

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Pit Lamp

Pit Lamp

Description:

This item possibly a pit lamp is a cylinder expanded to a light bulb on top. It has a spout which has a release control on it with a handle. It has a connector which can fasten it to a hat or a belt. It is engraved "Patented-Oct. 10 1899, Dec 12, 1899, Nov. 27,1900 " and "Columbia Model C' Automatic" and "Shine Watt, MFG. Co, Chicago, U.S. A." This item is slightly worn.

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Accession #:

986.09.43

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Prospector's Pick

Prospector's Pick

Description:

Pick and shaft are of steel; shaft is attached to a handle which is flattened sphere covered with some composite material. Condition stable but slightly rusted. It was used in the Pemberton area.

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Accession #:

984.12.03

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Mineral Claim Tags

Mineral Claim Tags

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The square aluminum (?) tags bear the numbers 251824 and 251824. One is the initial post, the other for the final post. At a time when he staked claims in the mountains of Pemberton, Mr. Fougberg secured these tags. They date from the 1930's. a) "initial post" b) "final post".

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Accession #:

984.05.10ab

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Pick Head

Pick Head

Description:

This is a pick head that is well pitted with corrosion.

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Accession #:

013.21.62

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Pick Head

Pick Head

Description:

This is a pick head made of metal.

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Accession #:

013.21.73

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Miner's Carbide Lamp

Miner's Carbide Lamp

Description:

Walker found this carbide miner's lamp in his barn. Probably it was used in a tunnel in local mountains.

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Accession #:

983.27.42

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Pick

Pick

Description:

The wooden pick handle is much worn, rotting near its base and farther up, mended with electric tape. Perhaps Mr. Walker was thinking of another pick when he told me of discovering a cache of unused picks when he cleared away a collapsed root house to make way for his present house. Samuel (A.W.) Spetch must have intended them for sale.

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Accession #:

983.27.37

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Tin for Black Blasting Powder

Tin for Black Blasting Powder

Description:

Inscription reads "Black Blasting Powder" and "Canada Explosives Limited." This a metal tin, not rusted, that once contained black powder. G. Walker found the can on the Cariboo Road. Possibly the Royal Engineers left it. Black Blasting powder pre-dated Dynamite. Many other of these cans, reported along McDonalds cut, were left during P.G.E. construction.

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Accession #:

986.15.01

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