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T- Auger

T- Auger

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"A tool for boring holes in wood consisting of a metal shank with a crosswise wooden handle for turning, a central tapered feed screw and a pair cutting lips." Through the years from 1947-1956, T. Fougberg used this on the farm which is now Gilmores'. Condition: rusted.

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Accession #:

984.12.07

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horse drawn cultivator

horse drawn cultivator

Description:

Horse drawn cultivator for row crops, mainly of steel with wooden handles. Shape, roughly triangular, with apex at wheel. Main parts are: 1) A heavy central steel bar, paralleling the ground, to which all other parts are bolted: near wheel it has a upturned section for attachment single tree to which a horse is hitched 2) wooden handles for use in guiding cultivator. 3) outer framework: on each side a heavy steel bar parallel to the central bar and having 5 reversible teeth bolted on at regular intervals. 4) 2 adjustment devices: (a) a wire activated by a handle between 2 narrow steel bars to regulate wheel depth. (b) a second wire also between narrow steel bars which controlled width of outer framework and so adjusted that to varying widths of rows. 5) the wheel. Used at Skookumchuck Indian Reserve.

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Accession #:

984.30.01

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Handle

Handle

Description:

This is a handle. It is a long narrow metal piece with partially intact wooden grip at one end and bracket for attaching to equipment at the other end.

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Accession #:

012.20.01

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Hay Rake

Hay Rake

Description:

This is a hay rake. It has twelve wooden teeth and two heavy wire stabilizers on each side. It appears to be hand-fashioned.

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Accession #:

989.34.01

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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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Implement Adjusters

Implement Adjusters

Description:

These are two identical metal wedges. Items are hollow with an open bottom and have an opening on the top. Would have been used for adjusting mechanical equipment. Items would be wedged into gaps etc….

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Accession #:

012.14.01ab

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Lantern Base

Lantern Base

Description:

This is a base for large oil lantern. Base is cylindrical and is supported by three feet. Two wide wicks on base, each wick has a separate handle for adjusting. Also on top of base is a round lid where fuel would be poured in. Considering the large size, item was most likely used for industrial purposes.

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Accession #:

012.15.01

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Lawn Rake

Lawn Rake

Description:

This is a bamboo lawn rake. This item appears to be hand-fashioned.

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Accession #:

989.33.01

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Metal Block

Metal Block

Description:

This item is a pulley, also known as a block. It was used with chain [tackle] to hoist heavy items. It is made entirely of metal and was likely used on a farm.

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Accession #:

012.18.01

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Oil Cans

Oil Cans

Description:

These are two identical small oil cans. The spouts are broken off and the bottoms are rusted out.

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Accession #:

012.24.01

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Pitchfork

Pitchfork

Description:

This is a pitchfork with a broken handle.

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Accession #:

989.30.01

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Plough blade

Plough blade

Description:

This is a plough blade. Two large square bolts remain on one side and were used for attaching to a plough frame. This may be a remnant of a prior accession.

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Accession #:

012.19.01

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Spring

Spring

Description:

This is a large metal coil spring. It is from a piece of machinery - possibly a truck or tractor.

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Accession #:

012.17.01

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Water Pump

Water Pump

Description:

This is a water pump for tractor or a large truck.

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Accession #:

p12.22.01

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wheels

wheels

Description:

Metal wheels which are believed to be for a tractor. More research required. These wheels were found in collection (leaning against the machine shed). Object age is estimated.

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Accession #:

013.21.108b

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