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Jar of Buttons

Jar of Buttons

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A sandwich spread jar filled with buttons from Cornelia Van Loon. The items belong to Allen McEwan's grandmother and grandfather, Bertha (nee. Collins) and Morgan Miller. Jean McEwan, Allen's mother, put the donation box together.

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018.02.08

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GE Steam Iron

GE Steam Iron

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a) A GE mobile F96 electric steam Iron. b) The box for the iron. Pale beige and green in colouring. Written on the front and the sides are the GE logo and "PORTABLE STEAM IRON MODLE F96". On the top it reads "Weighs only 1 3/4 pounds, Collapses for travel, Fully Automatic". On the back it has the GE logo and reads "Portable STEAM IRON MODEL F96", "120 VOLTS - AC-DC - 650 WATTS"; "Made In Canada"; "CANADIAN GENERAL ELETRIC COMPANY LIMITED"". On the bottom it reads "CONTINENTAL CAN COMPANY OF CANADA LTD. TORONTO, CANADA; CERTIFICATE OF BOX MAKER; THIS BOX CONFORMS TO ALL CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS OF CANADIAN FREIGHT CLASSIFICATION; RESISTANCE (BURSTING TEST) 175 POUNDS PER SQ. INCH; DIMENSION LIMIT 60 INCHES; GROSS WT. LIMIT 40 POUNDS". c) The water bulb for the iron. d) The instruction book for the iron. The items belong to Allen McEwan's grandmother and grandfather, Bertha (nee. Collins) and Morgan Miller. Jean McEwan Allen's mother put the donation box together.

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018.02.09abcd

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gator

gator

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A black gator for cross country skiing found in the slim Fougbergs right ski boot. The items belong to Allen McEwan's grandmother and grandfather, Bertha (nee. Collins) and Morgan Miller. Jean McEwan, Allen's mother, put the donation box together. Slim Fougberg was Bertha's brother in-law.

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018.02.16

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Shirt

Shirt

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White t-shirt. Size XL. On front is multicolored design of trees. Writing within design "The forest and the people BC Forest Alliance".

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012.07.02

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shirt

shirt

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Green polo shirt. On front at top on viewer's right is "Soo Coalition" embroidered front left chest in yellow thread. Tag; "Hanes activewear ™, 100% cotton, fabric made in USA/assembled n Dominican Republc - X-large, Washing symbols".

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012.07.03

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T-shirt

T-shirt

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White t-shirt. Size XL. On front is "Paid For By [image of pine tree] $" in green. Tag reads "ONETA, Power-T, Pre-shrunk, 100% cotton, made n USA, XL (46-48)" back side of tag washing symbols.

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012.07.01

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Vest

Vest

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This fringed vest is made of cream coloured buckskin. It has a design of embroidered red and purple flowers and green leaves front and back and two small pockets on front with a black and pink plaid lining. Alan Spetch wore it and it was given to him at age six in 1955. It was made in Mt. Currie. It shrank when washed especially on one side so it has a puckered look. The original lining appears to have been replaced.

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Accession #:

985.28.01

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leather gloves

leather gloves

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This item is a pair of beige coloured leather cowboy gloves. They were hand sewn with a fringe part way down one side. Main construction was done with a sewing machine. Decorated with small blue and white beads and silver stars. There are two horse and riders embroidered on the back in purple, gold, blue, green. There are 4 blue flowers and three green leaves and stems. The long cuffs are stiffened with lining. These gloves are in good condition. Possibly made by a Mount Currie Indian.

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Accession #:

987.27.01ab

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Cloths Wringer

Cloths Wringer

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A wood and metal clothes wringer with rubber rollers. On the top of frame it read "LOOSEN PRESSURE SCREWS WHEN NOT IN USE" on both sides. On the top of the front side it reads "N0" on one side and "11" on the other. Below that, on a faded red painted bar is written in very faded black lettering is WARRENTY. Below that on a bar, is written "BEST QUALITY STEEL SPRING". Written on the large board under the rollers is "IMPROVED GUIDE BOARD FOR SPREADING THE CLOTHES; DOWSWELL, LEES & Co. LIMITED HAMILTON, CANADA". The back is identical but instead of the board under the rollers there is a ramp that has "WRINGES LAST LONGER AND WORK BETTER IF CLOTHS ARE EVENLY SPREAD AND NOT BUNCHED OR TWISTED WHEN PASSING THROUGH THE ROLLS. ALWAYS REMOVE PRESSURE FROM ROLLS BY RELEASING TOP SCREWS WHEN NOT IN USE KEEP BEARINGS WELL LUBRICATED. OIL INJURES THE RUBBER." written on top, on the reverse side it reads "IMPROVED SURE GRIP CLAMPS WILL FIT ANNIZED IRON FIBRE OR WOODEN TUBS". There is a metal handle with wooden hand grip; rusted screws to attach wringer to tub; wooden guide board and two composition rollers; rusted metal tension screws.

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Accession #:

018.03.01

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Men's vest

Men's vest

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Mens fringed leather vest. Machine stitched with hand beading details (flower/leaf) front and back yoke area. Front pockets and toggle closure. Machine stitched.

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Accession #:

008.05.01a

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Vest

Vest

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Womans leather vest, unadorned except for some beads threaded onto the 36.5 cm long fringes. Machine stitched.

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Accession #:

008.05.01b

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Dress

Dress

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Cotton dress, high waisted, white button. Black and white check wth grey fabric accent details and lace collar. Bears label "Bellas Hess & Co, New York City, N.Y."

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Accession #:

988.05.03

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