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Stand For Gas Iron

Stand For Gas Iron

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This is a cast iron stand, which is oval in shape with two ends bent to elevate it from the ground. A inscription says "Coleman, Made in Canada". It was used to hold a hot iron away from the ironing board. It is in good condition, slightly rusted.

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986.09.32

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Boot Jack

Boot Jack

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This shoe jack was used for removing tight fitting boots. It is an unpainted wooden stand with non-slip rubbery material. Leather guard in the "U" part of the jack and a leather thong for hanging. Condition is good.

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Accession #:

991.01.01

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Oil Lamp

Oil Lamp

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This is an oil lamp; shaped in a sphere and mounted on a conical stand. Cream coloured with a few rust spots, and made of metal. There is a passage where the wick would come out and an adjustment knob; however it is bent.

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986.33.02

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Jack

Jack

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This is ratchet jack. Inscribed on the outside handle is "St. Joe micit (sic) and Windsor Can." It is also embossed with "SJ 50" on the stand tube, and embossed - "SJ 51" on other side. This jack was likely included in a Model A Ford kit that came with the car.

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Accession #:

013.21.32

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Sickle Sharpener

Sickle Sharpener

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The sharpener has five slotted wheels and a rounded stone. The user turns the handle which lifts the stone up and down while also turning the stone. Mounted on a block of wood for display. Condition is good but it could stand a thorough clean-up; it is also rusted. The handle was originally red, and probably the whole machine was red at one time.

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Accession #:

988.09.02

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Boat Motor

Boat Motor

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This is an opposed Evinrude twin motor that was used to power the long boat from 29 Mile to Lillooet Lake head. It has been mounted on a stand with wheels to make transportation easier. It was in use from approximately 1930 until mid 1950's. Before the power line to Harrison Lake was built, this was the only access. The boat hauled people and supplies up and down the lake. Sonny Taylor drove this boat. The motor was rescued by Jim Decker. The longboat was last seen in the 80's when it was buried in the Ure Creek debris torrent. Jim Decker gave it to George Henry who stored it before donating it to the Museum.

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Accession #:

014.07.01

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Grind Stone

Grind Stone

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This item is a small grind stone. The stone alone measures 24 cm Dia. x 6 cm W x 71 cm Circ. It is attached to an axle so it can revolve on a home made wooden stand. Condition: Good but the axle is rusted.

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Accession #:

985.10.15

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Leg Hold Traps

Leg Hold Traps

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This is a batch of traps. There are ten size 2's and 1 size " 3". One is a "stop loss". When a muskrat, mink or water animal would chew its leg off, the "stop loss" trap had a secondary bar which would still hold the animal. The traps are rusted but most are still useable . a) Three size 2 traps with teeth. b) Six size 2 traps without teeth, c) one size 2 with stop loss feature, d) One size 3. History: when Bob Menzel took over John Arn's trap line he acquired these and other traps. Arn's line ran up Railroad Pass (now referred to as "the Hurley') and into the Bridge River. Menzel used these traps but no longer uses the leg hold style. [Update 2013 from Bob Menzel]: The Menzel trap line included Both Arn's and Henry Erickson's trap line. The trap lines included Hurley and Upper Valley - John Arn worked Headquarter Creek and Cristi Creek (now Hilliby). Over the Hurley was worked by Andy Anderson and Henry Erickson. The treadle plates have a "V" which stands for "Victor" brand which was a common type of Trap. Item C may be a Newhouse brand which Bob says was a better trap.

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Accession #:

988.12.02abcd

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Blower for Forge

Blower for Forge

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a) This is a blower for a forge on a stand. With the exception of the handle it is completely metal. If one were to turn the handle a fan would blow air through a pipe to a forge. It is very rusted. Inscription- "Champion Blower and Forge Co., Lancaster, PA.,U.S A., Patented April 16, 1902, June 11, July 30, 1901. See Hudson's Bay 1910-1911 catalogue p206. b) The second blower apparatus reads "Champion Blower & Forge Co., Lancaster, PA., USA" - casing also reads "400". Both blowers are the same dimension.

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Accession #:

985.04.05ab

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Fire Extinguisher (Plastic)

Fire Extinguisher (Plastic)

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This is a red plastic fire extinguisher with a metal pump that connects to a rubber hose. The model is "PTP-25 Pump Tank,"and has the maker's mark "Underwriters'Laboratories Inc." It also says "Flag Fire Equipment Ltd, Windsor Ontario". Flag’s PTP-25 is the first and only fire extinguisher made of Polyethylene Plastic to be thoroughly tested, approved and listed by The Underwriters Laboratories. It is built to stand rugged use and is virtually unbreakable This item was used by Peggy's husband Bill Perfitt in D'arcy B.C. and he worked in a fire camp for B.C.F.S. in the 1970-80s.

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Accession #:

016.03.01

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Wood Dynamite Crates

Wood Dynamite Crates

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Two wooden crates for Dynamite. On the short sides of box a) it reads "50 LB 24=6=60 C-I-L DITCHING DYNAMITE 50% 1/4X8 C-I-L". On the top of box a) it reads "Pemberton Valley F.I" in blue handwriting. On the short sides of box b) it reads "50LB 13=9=60 FORCITE 60% PERFORATED 1X8 CARTRIDGES C-I-L". both of the long sides are the same on each crate. One of the long sides reads "Made in Canada by Canadian Industries Limited', which is what C-I-L stands for. Under that it reads "Factories at James Island, B.C; Beloeil, P.Q.; Brainerd, Man.; Nobel, Ontario; Calgary, Alta.". On the other long side it reads "High EXPLOSIVES-- DANGEROUS CLASS III - DIVISION B.T.C 14". The item was found on the Perkins brothers lot.

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Accession #:

018.07.08ab

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Wooden Picture Frame & Two Photos

Wooden Picture Frame & Two Photos

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a) this is a wooden picture frame with decorative black pearling around the inner edge. It has a darker stain around the outside rim and a wire along the back for hanging. b) this is a photograph of a young girl standing by herself, the photo is a sepia toned colour and she has no expression c) this is a photograph of a couple posing together, the man sitting looking into the camera and the woman positioned silghtly above looking down at him. The photo is a handpainted black and white portrait but there is a faint blueish tint due to sun exposure. The photo appears to be an engagement or wedding photo due to the gold wedding bands in the image. d) this is a concave clear glass covering for the picture frame.

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Accession #:

015.15.01abcd

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Light Blue Telephone Insolator

Light Blue Telephone Insolator

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A light blue telephone insulator with " B.T.CO OF CANADA" embossed on the side, which stands for Bell Telephone Company of Canada The inside is partially threaded. There is a chip on the bottom. Found in a shed in Mt.Currie behind the house that Klay was renting.

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Accession #:

018.01.03

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Framed Diploma of Honour

Framed Diploma of Honour

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This is a framed Diploma of Honour issued to the Ronayne Brothers in 1934 from the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. It reads "In testimony of their name having been inscribed upon the roll of Honour established under authority of the Board of Directors to commemorate the Centenary of the Incorporation of the City of Toronto, containing the names of this whose exhibits at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair of 1934 reached the High Standard of Excellence required to Merit inscription on this Roll of Honour". Signed by the Mayor of Toronto and the President, Vice President and Manager of the Royal Agricultural Fair. [Condition is fair. Diploma is framed without glass. Keep in archive room]. 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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Accession #:

018.06.03

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Agricultural Cup Award

Agricultural Cup Award

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This is a silver plate trophy cup mounted on a black round wooden base with rounded edges. It reads, "Agricultural Cup presented by Pemberton Valley Farmer's Institute for Agricultural Aggregate". On the back it is inscribed with "Ronayne Bros." and the years 1925 through to 1934 are stated. The trophy has been converted into a lamp stand with an electrical cord wrapped around the base. There is not a lamp shade with the item. 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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Accession #:

018.06.13

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