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Philco Radio

Philco Radio

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Radio belonged to Arvin Stark, who was married to Rosemary Decker. It was used at the family cabin in Blackwater. It was donated by Carol Morphy (nee Stark) who remembers falling asleep at the cabin listening to it. Radio is made of wood. There is a lot of wiring in the back of the radio. There are two plastic nobs on the front. It is in good condition except for some peeling wood in places. Maker's mark "Philco" visible on front middle of the radio. ID number number is still visible, located on a medal piece inside the back of the radio: 36-1447-3. After further research, it is model number 40-95T. The model used four tubes and only received the AM band. The original selling price was $24.95.

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014.05.01

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Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses

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From a batch of items donated by Sue Nelson. Items belonged to her aunt Rosie Wallace who was the daughter of Maggie Saul. Bifocal eyeglasses with large frames. The frames are translucent and colour is gradient from brown at top to amber at bottom. Arm is gold coloured metal with brown plastic part at end. At end of right-hand arm is writing "Portrait 209n, 101 54-20E AY6" writing is white and is coming off. Condition is excellent.

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Accession #:

011.01.08

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Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses

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From a batch of items donated by Sue Nelson. Items belonged to her aunt Rosie Wallace who was the daughter of Maggie Saul. Cats eye glasses with yellow plastic frame and glazed metal arms. Swirl design on metal. "SR USA 5 1/2 engraved on arms". Condition is excellent

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Accession #:

011.01.09

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Wallet

Wallet

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From a batch of items donated by Sue Nelson. Items belonged to her aunt Rosie Wallace who was the daughter of Maggie Saul. Brown Leather wallet, plastic sleeves for cards inside, has pocket for change on inside of back flap. Has snap for clasp. Stamp on change pocket says "Pitt Grand Genuine Leather Made in Canada". Condition is good, there is dirt inside plastic sleeves, and leather is slightly stained. Papers from the wallet were filed in archive.

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Accession #:

011.01.03

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Fire Extinguisher (Plastic)

Fire Extinguisher (Plastic)

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This is a red plastic fire extinguisher with a metal pump that connects to a rubber hose. The model is "PTP-25 Pump Tank,"and has the maker's mark "Underwriters'Laboratories Inc." It also says "Flag Fire Equipment Ltd, Windsor Ontario". Flag’s PTP-25 is the first and only fire extinguisher made of Polyethylene Plastic to be thoroughly tested, approved and listed by The Underwriters Laboratories. It is built to stand rugged use and is virtually unbreakable This item was used by Peggy's husband Bill Perfitt in D'arcy B.C. and he worked in a fire camp for B.C.F.S. in the 1970-80s.

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Accession #:

016.03.01

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Shoe Last

Shoe Last

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Shoe last, triple, for repairing shoes. From the Harold Wyatt-Purden Farm.

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010.16.16

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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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Butter knife

Butter knife

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Walker & Vera Reid found this knife with a metal detector and dug it up. Having been buried at Port Pemberton whose heyday lasted only until about 1863, probably the dates from the period of the Gold Rush. No inscription is visible. The item is bent, scratched, and rusted. It was cleaned after accession with Haggerty's silver polish. After further research, we were able to determine the makers mark based on the pattern on the fork. The pattern is called "Lido 1938", and was made by Made by WM. A. Rogers Sectional Oneida Ltd. The material is silver plate.

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Accession #:

983.27.05

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Tin for Black Blasting Powder

Tin for Black Blasting Powder

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Inscription reads "Black Blasting Powder" and "Canada Explosives Limited." This a metal tin, not rusted, that once contained black powder. G. Walker found the can on the Cariboo Road. Possibly the Royal Engineers left it. Black Blasting powder pre-dated Dynamite. Many other of these cans, reported along McDonalds cut, were left during P.G.E. construction.

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986.15.01

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Shoemaker Last - Child

Shoemaker Last - Child

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This is a shoemaker last that was used for repairing a child's shoe. The last belonged to Richard and Jackie Webb who lived on Clover Road. They owned and operated the British American Gulf Station from 1957 to 1980's.

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Accession #:

010.06.03a

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Shoemaker Last

Shoemaker Last

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This is a shoemaker last that was used for repairing shoes. The last belonged to Richard and Jackie Webb who lived on Clover Road. They owned and operated the British American Gulf Station from 1957 to 1980's.

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010.06.03b

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Shoemaker Last

Shoemaker Last

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This is a shoemaker last that was used for repairing shoes. The last belonged to Richard and Jackie Webb who lived on Clover Road. They owned and operated the British American Gulf Station from 1957 to 1980's.

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Accession #:

010.06.03c

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Shoemaker Last

Shoemaker Last

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This is a shoemaker last that was used for repairing shoes. The last belonged to Richard and Jackie Webb who lived on Clover Road. They owned and operated the British American Gulf Station from 1957 to 1980's.

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010.06.03d

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Shoemaker Last

Shoemaker Last

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This is a shoemaker last that was used for repairing shoes. The last belonged to Richard and Jackie Webb who lived on Clover Road. They owned and operated the British American Gulf Station from 1957 to 1980's.

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010.06.03e

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Shoemaker Last

Shoemaker Last

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This is a shoemaker last that was used for repairing shoes. The last belonged to Richard and Jackie Webb who lived on Clover Road. They owned and operated the British American Gulf Station from 1957 to 1980's.

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Accession #:

010.06.03f

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