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Broad Axe

Broad Axe

Description:

This is a broad axe. It is made of a metal blade attached to a wooden handle. The blade seems to be home made. Condition: this is in good condition. The blade is only slightly rusted and the staff is smooth from age and wearing.

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Accession #:

986.09.28

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Detonator

Detonator

Description:

This a detonator used to create an electrical charge which was subsequently used to set off explosives. This piece of equipment is mostly wood except for the shaft and the generator inside. It was used to set off explosives at a safe distance both in mining, farming and logging. This item appears in extremely good condition showing only little signs of wear.

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Accession #:

986.09.04

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Goat Horns

Goat Horns

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On each horn are four rings varying in distances from the base, the distances diminishing closer to the base. The horns lay beside Meager Creek, part of the skeleton that had lain there for a considerable time. In August 1975, T. Fougberg picked them up. Because no logging roads had yet reached the area at the hot spring, Eldon Talbot flew in the Fougbergs and members of the Priest family.

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Accession #:

984.05.02ab

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Picaroon

Picaroon

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Made of steel, now rusted and pitted. Used to hook and move logs, on land or in water. Handle is missing. This tool has been common in Pemberton. In the "McLennan, McFeely & Prior Limited", January 1952 catalogue, the handle is described as 34-inch hardwood.

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Accession #:

984.05.32

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Axe

Axe

Description:

This is a double-bitted axe head. "Zenith", and "Marshall Well" are embossed on one side. It has a wooden handle.

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Accession #:

013.21.16

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Cinch

Cinch

Description:

This is a cinch made up of a metal bar with a hook and chain. It may be a specialized cinch for tying down a load - maybe poles (?). Estimate ca. 1920 (as per Stu McNolty).

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Accession #:

013.21.46

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Connecting Rod

Connecting Rod

Description:

This is a part that would link two separate parts together, for example a wheel and a ramp. Most likely it is from some sort of large tractor. It was cast because a seam is visible, and it most likely iron or steel. There are numbers engraved in the middle that are: "109249H".

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Accession #:

014.11.01

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Log Dog - Hook and Chain

Log Dog - Hook and Chain

Description:

These are called Log Dogs, and are a hook with a chain used for attaching logs. It is made of metal. The item bears two different object accession numbers, neither of which appear to correspond with the register.

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Accession #:

013.21.68

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Log Grapple

Log Grapple

Description:

This item is known as a Log Grapple and is a large set of pincer tongs that was used for moving logs. A partial label reads 986.9… but a match cannot be found in this series (Klaus Fotsch).

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Accession #:

013.21.25

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Saw

Saw

Description:

This is cross cut saw blade that was split in half. It is made of metal. Estimate age to be ca. 1900. It is hand riveted and hand-forged - could be from 1890's. The saw most likely broke in half after getting caught in tree when sawing. (as per Stu McNolty).

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Accession #:

013.21.37

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Wedge

Wedge

Description:

This is wedge, and it has letters embossed on one side. "Endurance" is the maker's mark. Originally thought item was a hatchet head or shaping tool but after investigating with Stu McNolty the wear marks on item point to its use as a wedge. Stu believes it was used to wedge a mill or boiler to level it, in a logging operation. Johnny Jones found an identical item with maker's mark "Endurance" at the Parkhurst site which was a tie/pole mill in ca. 1920 The item is well-used. It was found in the Sam Jim house.

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Accession #:

013.21.63

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Cola Can

Cola Can

Description:

Mason's Cola Can. Rusty with dent but label is still visible. Found on Mount Currie Mountain when Johnny was looking at a Block for a logging operation. Can is from the 1950's. Johnny attached a map to the gift form indicating where the item was found.

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Accession #:

014.02.01

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Jack

Jack

Description:

Ratchet Jack. Small ratchet jack with a flip top to change the height of the jack by a few inches.

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Accession #:

010.07.10

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Load Binder

Load Binder

Description:

Load Binder. Device is composed of a long bar with a hinged Y. Each end of the Y has chain and hook. It was used to cinch down large loads. Object is believed to be from Devine B.C. from the 1940's.

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Accession #:

010.07.09

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Truck Wheels

Truck Wheels

Description:

These wheels were donated by Doug LeBlanc and came from the Devine logging camp. They are heavyweight wheels for use on trucks for hauling loads. The wheels have wooden spokes a metal wheel rim and hub and a non-inflatable rubber tire. The tire is embossed "Firestone Hi-Type Cushion - Made in Canada, 36x5 Non-Skid". They are very heavy and need two people to handle safely.

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Accession #:

014.19.01ab

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