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Cradle

Cradle

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This is a baby cradle, made of wood. It was built by Stefan Ples, (1912-1985) of Whistler, BC. The cradle was commissioned by Joyce and Don Gow for their daughter, Karen Walker. Karen received the cradle from her parents in August of 1974, before the birth of her first child. Four babies slept in it. Karen gifted the cradle to Renate Bareham in 2010, as Renate is Stefan's daughter. The cradle has an inscription in German at one end, it means "In this cradle you will see what came from love". It is in good condition.

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014.09.01

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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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015.13.01

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"Now You' re Logging"

"Now You' re Logging"

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"Now You're Logging". It is a story of love, adventure and the old time woods by Bus Griffiths. It is a pictorial novel.

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015.01.19

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Wooden Pencil Case

Wooden Pencil Case

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Wooden pencil case with roll top lid. A cowboy throwing a lasso painted on the top. Florence used this throughout her school years.

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015.01.06

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Wall Plaque

Wall Plaque

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One wall plaque - given to Sharon's grandfather in 1971. It has a picture of Dogwood Flowers on the front of it and a written inscription on the back. "Award of Merit: Chairman E . Cooper, Canadian and British Columbia Centennial Celebrations 1967 and 1971".

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Accession #:

994.03.01

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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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post office alarm till

post office alarm till

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Description-Rectangular, brown and wooden. It has three trays inside which would have held money. Two of the trays are fixed while one can be removed from the till. There is a small alarm bell inside the till which is non functional. There is also a top to the till which is cracked and unfinished with an inscription which reads "Trade Mark Tucker Alarm Till Tucker & Dorsey MFG Co Indianapolis U.S.A. 503" History-In 1968 the first post office building was opened. Previously the Post Office had occupied a small space in the store adjoining the new .premises. Ben Cherry retired in 1968 as postmaster. We can assume he removed the till then probably discarded, from the office where he had served: The Burts found it in the garage of the house Cherry had owned.

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987.29.01

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Water Main

Water Main

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1 water main (wooden stave) pipe found in ground by Drugstore/Centennial Café due to construction.

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010.03.02

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Wooden Block and Pulley

Wooden Block and Pulley

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Block and pulley likely used in farming operations. Two oval pieces of wood attached to either side of pulley. At one end of the oval is a second pulley, smaller than middle one; at other end is a hood.

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Accession #:

012.01.07

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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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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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Cookie Cutter

Cookie Cutter

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Small, light-weight, probably aluminum, cookie cutter with rounded wooden handled which is bulbous at the top. It is dented on one edge of the cutter. It was used in Eleanor Collister's kitchen at Mt. Currie.

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Accession #:

984.01.07

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Pear Corers

Pear Corers

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Small tools with wooden handles and metal heads. Handles are round and metal heads. Handles are round of natural wood. Irregularly shaped heads, of thin metal bands, are formed to scoop cores from halved pears. Metal collars encircle narrowed section joining heads and handles. 984 .1.8 has a strip of black tape nearly surrounding the handle. On this tool the collar is loose. 984.1.9 is sound. Mrs. Collister is said to have used these in a cannery, probably in Richmond, where she earned fees to attend V.G.H. School of Nursing. In 1953 she came to Pemberton and probably brought the tools with her.

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Accession #:

984.01.08b

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Cross Cut Saw

Cross Cut Saw

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This cross cut saw originally had two handles. Two people would pull the saw causing the teeth to strip the wood and cut. It is made of metal and has a wooden handle. Condition: it is badly rusted, one handle is missing.

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Accession #:

983.40.01

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