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Priest's Buggy

Priest's Buggy

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1) A high light-weight horse drawn wagon with one seat, really a democrat. The wagon was once used by the Oblate Priest who travelled between Port Douglas and 29 Mile House. Shafts are missing, sections of plank make the red painted box frame. Six boards nailed to boards below them make the floor within the frame. The seat is a piece of plank with strips of lighter board on the back and on both ends. Secured by two metal straps screwed to the seat area is an elevated back rest. The wheels have metal tires and wooden spokes ; back wheels are larger than the front set. Tied to the wooden back axle and at right angles to it are two sets of metal leaf springs. The front spring is parallel to the front axle. A reach connects the two axles Condition: In general, all metal is rusted. The wheels are disintegrating. 2) [October 2013] - this wagon was rebuilt in 2011 including the box and the wheels. The wheels were constructed by a wheelwright from Armstrong BC. The local Catholic church provided private funding for the new wheels. All that remains of the original artifact is the undercarriage and suspension and axels. The box was rebuilt by George Henry. The wagon was re-painted by museum staff.

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Accession #:

984.23.01a

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7Up Shipping Box

7Up Shipping Box

Description:

This is a wooden box used for holding "7Up" bottles. There is a red "7Up" label stamped on all four sides and it is held together with nails and staples. The maker's mark is stamped on the inside and it says "Blue Label Beverage" and "Calgary, Alta" on opposite sides as well as the number "4774."

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Accession #:

015.12.01

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Hay Rake

Hay Rake

Description:

This is a hay rake. It has twelve metal nails hammered through head to form teeth. The handle is painted black. It appears to be hand-fashioned.

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Accession #:

989.34.02

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Horseshoe

Horseshoe

Description:

This is a horseshoe, made of metal with a toe and eight nail holes.

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Accession #:

013.21.53

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Horseshoes

Horseshoes

Description:

These are iron horseshoes with eight nail holes. History: according to the donor: "used on pole roads and camps, 1913 and used in the building of the P.G.E. Railway".

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Accession #:

986.24.02ab

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Boot

Boot

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Woman or child's s boot found in basement of Wilson farm. It is a mid-ankle length boot with a nailed sole. The laces are missing but eyelets are visible.

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Accession #:

013.07.02

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Pack Saddle

Pack Saddle

Description:

This item belonged to Birken resident Greer and is an 1880 wooden pack saddle. It has a wooden body with metal nails and leather straps. Parts of the wood are cracked. Condition is poor.

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Accession #:

011.18.01

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Nail

Nail

Description:

Square rusted nail, the nail has a square head and it is 8 cm long.

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Accession #:

992.05.08

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Nail

Nail

Description:

Home made square headed nail. Found inside the Queen's Royal Regiment Trunk while cleaning. I do not believe this item was used in the construction of the trunk as I cannot find any others in the actual trunk body.

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Accession #:

014.18.01c

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Nail

Nail

Description:

Home made square headed nail. Found inside the Queen's Royal Regiment Trunk while cleaning. I do not believe this item was used in the construction of the trunk as I cannot find any others in the actual trunk body.

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Accession #:

014.18.01d

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Mule Shoe

Mule Shoe

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The shoe is small, heavily rusted, with nine nails still remaining in the shoe. The shoe is probably iron and has lots of red coloured rust. History: Peters found the shoe at the Fish Camp on Lillooet Lake.

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Accession #:

988.08.02

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Knife Blade and Nails

Knife Blade and Nails

Description:

This image is of the knife. These items were found on the site of the old halfway house about two months after it burned, (April 26, 1963). One rusted knife blade. Six rusted nails that are hand made, they are square shaped. Also see accession number 983.17.01.

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Accession #:

994.14.01abcdefg

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Horseshoes

Horseshoes

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Horseshoes with ice pegs from the Harold Wyatt-Purden farm. There are eight nail holes.

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Accession #:

010.16.08ab

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Ox Shoe

Ox Shoe

Description:

This 1/2 an ox shoe forms an arc of a circle; the steel is somewhat rusted. The shoe widens toward the back and the inner rim turns up slightly. All six nail holes contain bent nails. Condition: good. History: likely from Oxen at D'Arcy. During P.G.E. construction loggers used them.

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Accession #:

987.33.02

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Horseshoe

Horseshoe

Description:

horseshoe with raised toe and eight nail holes.

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Accession #:

989.40.01

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