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First Nations Basket Tray

First Nations Basket Tray

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The wood is dirty and there are broken strips around the edges and handles. The baskets had mould growth previously so it has been vacuumed and there are some stains on the bottom and sides. Some strips have come loose and broken off and there is some darkened discolouration around the edges. There is a red and black diamond pattern on the face of the basket. The basket was found in Kaslo, BC and shipped to the museum after the donor found us online and identified the design as originating from the Coast Salish community.

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015.14.01

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Lidded First Nations Basket

Lidded First Nations Basket

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The wood is fairly dirty but there are no loose strips. The basket had some mould before so it has been vacuumed. There is a red and black checkered pattern on the lid and differing diamond and triangle patterns on all sides. There is no latch to tie the lid to. Found in Kaslo, BC, there is no known history but it was shipped to Pemberton after it was identified as originating from the Coast Salish community and the donor found the museum online.

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Accession #:

015.13.01

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Castration Tool for Sheep

Castration Tool for Sheep

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Tool for castrating sheep that was given to Florence by David Midgley who purchased at a local garage sale. Item is stainless steel, modern farming equipment.

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Accession #:

011.11.01

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"The Return of the Native"

"The Return of the Native"

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"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy. Published by "Macmillan & CO LTD., New York. St Martin's Press 1959".

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Accession #:

015.01.15

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Three English Books

Three English Books

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Three blue books titled "Writing - Unit - lessons in composition" given to Florence by Margeret Fougberg.

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015.01.09abc

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Large Table Knife

Large Table Knife

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Large table-type knife with rusted blade, shank with beaded design, a probably silver handle which flares out near the end to an egg shape and end in a small round section. The engraved design on the handle is intricate, with much beading. Two long column like motifs, one on either side; and a flower motif on the round section. Condition: Blade is generally rusted, and worn on the cutting edge. In general grooves in shank and handle are filled with earth. History: Found in Gates Creek.

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Accession #:

984.31.01

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Gas Lamp

Gas Lamp

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Glass lamp with one glass bowl and chimney. Main part of lamp is made from pressed copper and has and embossed leaf design. Gas insert is made from brass plate. Maker's mark is visible on the top of the gas insert, "The Angle Lamp Co NY, Patented in the US and Foreign Countries". Maker's mark is only visible on 014.01.01. Originally the lamps were gas, but have been converted to electricity. History: they belonged to Mary Knight, married to Bud Knight of Toronto, who was a friend of Raine's. Mary acquired these in Eastern BC - [maybe Nelson ?] when she first came to B.C. in the 1930's. She took the lamps with her to Toronto and requested that Raine bring the lamps back to BC if she passed away. Raine brought the lamps to the museum in remembrance of her friend and to honour her wish to bring them back to the west coast of Canada.

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Accession #:

014.01.01abcd

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Gas Lamp

Gas Lamp

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This item is the same as 014.01.01 but it is missing the glass bowl-- c) of 014.01.02. Main part of lamp is made from pressed copper and has and embossed leaf design. Gas insert is made from brass plate. Maker's mark is no longer visible, but is visible on 014.01.01. Originally the lamp was gas but it has been converted to electricity. History: they belonged to Mary Knight, married to Bud Knight of Toronto, who was a friend of Raine's. Mary acquired these in Eastern BC [maybe Nelson?] when she came back to BC in the 1930's. She took the lamps with her to Toronto and requested that Raine bring the lamps back to BC if she passed away. Raine brought the lamps to the museum in remembrance of her friend and to honour her with to bring them back to the west coast of Canada.

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Accession #:

014.01.02abc

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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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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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Cigar Tin

Cigar Tin

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Rectangular cigar tin with lid attached a clasp. Exterior except for bottom and section of top is painted brown. Also has raised embellishments painted gold. On top of lid is image of man. On front side is "25 Chamberlain Cigars" in raised gold lettering. Bottom is not painted except for some text. b) thermometer, c) skewer, d) recipe (paper), e) instruction (paper), f) instruction (paper) g) Certo recipe pamphlet, h) instruction (paper)

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Accession #:

012.01.19abcdefgh

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Napkins

Napkins

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Four light blue napkins with flower pattern weave starting in bottom right corner and extending to top left corner.

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Accession #:

012.01.34bcde

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Napkins

Napkins

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Six off-white napkins. Cotton? Napkins have leaf embroidered in one corner in grey, crocheted border 1 cm W. These napkins are accompanied by a tablecloth (012.01.26g) which has not been located. When it is it will be posted under a separate listing.

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012.01.26abcdef

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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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Lamp

Lamp

Description:

Clear glass hand lamp in sound condition. The burner, through which the wick protrudes, extends into a screw-top collar, probably brass, attached to the font. Bottom of the font is the lamps base. Decoration: curving parallel glass ridges from the burner base. History: found in D'arcy.

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Accession #:

988.25.01

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