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Sprayer

Sprayer

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This is a "Spramotor Jr." and it is a horse powered potato sprayer. It is a galvanized metal bucket with handles and a clip on lid and has various bits and protrusions extending out the top.

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013.21.26

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Railway wheels

Railway wheels

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These two railway wheels were given to Ken by George Walker who got them from Bill Spetch. Bill believed they were from the Port Pemberton site where a tramway was used to ease the loading and unloading of freight during seasonal water fluctuations. This claim remains unsubstantiated other than via this donation. The maker's mark reads, "Peteler Car Co. Minneapolis Minn. 1127". From Research: Peteler Portable Railway Peteler Portable Railway Manufacturing Co. Colonel Peteler invented and marketed the first dump car used for railroad construction. Duluth & Iron Range #8022 was built by the little-known Peteler Car Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1912. The D&IR's purpose was to haul iron ore, and lots of it. #8022 was used to ship potatoes from the Iron Range area to market. Francis Peteler invented the first rail-mounted dump car, as well as the first portable railway system. Company declared bankruptcy in 1914, at this point it was bought out at changed names.

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014.16.01ab

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potato bowl and spoon

potato bowl and spoon

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a. A porcelain sour cream bowl shaped like a russet potato. On the front of the bowl it reads "Pemberton B.C." in gold writing. On the bottom of the bowl it has a maker's mark of "W". b. A white porcelain spoon that goes with the bowl. This was given to Andrea when she was in the Miss Pemberton beauty pageant in 1980.

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017.02.03ab

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Elite 2 Seed Potato Sack

Elite 2 Seed Potato Sack

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A burlap potato sack that has "PEMBERTON ELITE 2 SEED POTATOES 100 LB. 45.4 kg PRODUCT OF CANADA" with a picture of two potatoes stenciled on it in red and blue. The items belong to Allen McEwan's grandmother and grandfather, Bertha (nee. Collins) and Morgan Miller. Jean McEwan, Allen's mother, put the donation box together.

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018.02.04

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pin

pin

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A pin Canada Day 1984. The pin has yellow with red and blue writing. On the front it displays a potato holding a hard hat and a chainsaw. The potato is also boating down a river with mountains in the background. On the pin it reads "10th Anniversary 1984 Pemberton, Mt.Currie CANADA WEEK Birken, D'Arcy".

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017.07.01

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Hoe

Hoe

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Hoe that was used for digging potatoes. Long wooden with metal piece at end.

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012.05.62

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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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Potato Hook

Potato Hook

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Heavy potato hook; worn wooden handle; four tines, each 25.5 cm long of steel. Condition: Sound. History: used in early potato harvests on the Purden farm, first operated in the 1930's by H. Wyatt-Purden.

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984.29.01

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box of potato tags

box of potato tags

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A box of potato tags. The box itself is brown and moldy. The tags inside come in four per row. There are 267 rows and 1068 potato tags. The lid looks like it was attched but then torn off. The tags themselves read "Pemberton Potatoes Grade: Canada No 1 GROWN BY: TEXAS FARMS Net Weight When Packed 100 lbs. SHIPPED BY TEXAS FARMS PEMBERTON, B.C.

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017.08.01

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Framed Photo

Framed Photo

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This is a framed b/w photograph and Prize Ribbon from the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in 1972. The caption within reads "Royal Agricultural Winter Fair - Toronto Royal Exhibition 1972. Salada Food Ltd. Award Emblematic of the Grand Champion Exhibit Table Stock Potatoes. Awarded to E. Ronayne (accepted on his behalf by Deputy Minister of Agriculture)". This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

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018.06.02ab

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Framed Photo

Framed Photo

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This is a framed b/w photograph of the Salada Foods Award trophy. The image is of a trophy cup mounted on a marbled tiered base. A silver plate rests above the recognition plaques and surrounding the plate, at the base of the trophy, are six silver potatoes. This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

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018.06.04

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Award

Award

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This is a silver platter awarded to Rosemary Walden via her uncle Edmond Ronayne and father Jack Ronayne. Rosemary was involved in picking some varieties for Dr. Wright at the National Exhibition from Edmund and John's farms. Dr. Wright was a University of British Columbia researcher who helped to establish virus free potato stock in Pemberton on the Ronayne Brothers farms in 1967. This item is associated with 018.06.04. Edmond received $200 with the award. The platter was not engraved with the awardee's name. It reads, "Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 1972 - Salada Foods Ltd. Award emblematic of the Grand Champion Exhibit Table Stock Potatoes awarded to ________." This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

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018.06.05

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First Prize Ribbons

First Prize Ribbons

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This is a collection of first prize ribbons mounted on cardboard back and sheathed in a plastic covering. The first two read "B.C. 14th Annual Potato and Vegetable Show" - 1st and 2nd Prize ribbons from 1954, New Westminster B.C. The third ribbon reads "Royal Winter Fair 1954 - Seeds - 2nd Prize". The last two read "Royal Agricultural Winter Fair - Vegetables - 3rd and 4th prize - 1973-1974". There is also a typed tag mounted on the plastic sheath that reads "Russet Burbank - Edmond Ronayne". This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

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018.06.16

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