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Electro Bugs

Electro Bugs

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Three "Electro Bugs" manufactured by Challenger Electronics in Vancouver BC. These are large stainless steel whistle control boxes that are curved and affixed to a belt, worn by men involved in grapple yarding or steel spar skyline operations. Two of these belts (b,c) are older in design than a) and b,c were considered more difficult to use. All whistle systems use a dual button or trigger system to ensure the whistle is not activated by accident. This system was used by the Valleau logging to improve communication technology, productivity and work place safety. See accession # 014.26.01 for history.

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014.26.21abc

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Fedtro 10-15 watt horn

Fedtro 10-15 watt horn

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A "Powerhouse Fedtro" 10-15 watt horn for whistle signals used in yarding operations for communication between yarder operator and men on the ground. This unit was likely used with the "Talkie Tooter" system utilized by Valleau logging. These communication systems were necessary for work place safety, communication and productivity. See accession # 014.26.01 for history.

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014.26.17

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Logging Business Stamps

Logging Business Stamps

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Valleau logging business stamps and rack used by the business in the 1980s-1990s. The stamps were donated along with some equipment, ephemera and archives when Valleau logging shut down after the death of Dave valleau in 2007. a) stamp is a table that states "Goods Rec'd, Prices OK, Approved for Pay, Extensions, Taxes, Distribution" b) "Valleau Logging Ltd" c) "Valleau Logging Ltd p.o. box 77, Pemberton BC" d) "We certify that the goods ordered/imported here by are to be use as outlined in sections 1,3 and 4 of part Xlll of schedule LLL of the excise tax act" e)"alta lake contractors Ltd" f) "enterd:ABR" g) "valleau logging Ltd" H) "We certify that the goods covered by this order consists of machine yard equipment used exclusively for logging, Turiff NO,4 11105-1 signature" I)" for director" j) "Rack is stainless steel with pressure grip clips to hold stamps". See accession # 014.26.01 for history.

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014.26.22abcdefghij

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Maintenance binding cases

Maintenance binding cases

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Two binding cases of maintenance records associated with 1978 grapple yarder "78A" owned by Valleau logging. The records span 1978 to 1991 and illustrate the meticulous detail Lawrence Valleau, and then his son David (Davey) provided in service records for equipment used in logging operations. Also see Archive accession number 011.18 for a 1993 video of machine working at Ryan Creek. See accession # 014.26.01 for history of Valleau logging.

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014.26.15ab

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Office equipment (catalogs and handbooks) from Valleau Logging LTD

Office equipment (catalogs and handbooks) from Valleau Logging LTD

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A "Marshall Wells Catalogue - 1954" that was donated with numerous items from the Valleau Logging office in 2013. Valleau Logging first operated on Salt Spring Island (1940s), then Whistler (1950s-1976) and then Pemberton (1976-2000s). The Valleau's were an integral part of Whistler's development in the early years helping to build roads, bridges and provide services to lost or injured travellers at their camp at Mons on Green Lake. Conflicts with local residents and the arson of a logging bridge saw the family relocate to Pemberton in 1976 where they continued logging operations. David Valleau (63) died as a result of single vehicle accident in 2007 on the South Creek forestry road. Valleau Logging Ltd. closed soon afterwards.

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014.26.01 - 014.26.12

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Talkie Tooter

Talkie Tooter

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A "Talkie Tooter Safety Tone System" patent NO870229, Made in Canada. There is a label on the unit and it is engraved "UHF, freq 469.2375, Valleau logging, Ryan river, 1st tone: 1000 HZ, 2nd tone 1700HZ". Label is abraded and fading. a) It is a red plastic box with hardware for mounting on a work belt. b) It is a coiled cord with a small red box on one end. This box has a button that would be depressed to speak into a mic so the "riggin' slinger" (man on the ground) could talk to the operator man in the cab of the steel spar. The mic unit is missing. Used for work safety during yarding operations. See accession # 014.26.01 for history.

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014.26.18

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Double-Bitted Axe

Double-Bitted Axe

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The wooden handle of the axe shows considerable wear and, probably, weathering. The blade is rusted. Walker found this axe on the north side of the Port Pemberton site.

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983.27.36

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Wooden Block

Wooden Block

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This block Walker found with much other equipment when he bought his land from Bill Spetch about 1946. Probably Spetch used it in his logging operations in different areas of the Birkenhead & Lillooet valleys.

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983.27.50

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Wooden Block

Wooden Block

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Wooden Block - probably with same history as 983.27.50 -[See Note for this accession.]

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983.27.51

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