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Large Metal Block

Large Metal Block

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This large steel block (pulley) is rusted and made of metal. There is a U-shaped piece of metal at the top of this block which is attached to two pieces of semi heart shaped metal by two pins (one on each end of the U). Near the bottom of the two semi-heart shaped pieces of metal are two octagonal holes (one in each piece of metal). There is an axle put through the holes which hold the pulley between the two pieces of metal and let it turn freely. The metal is in poor condition and bears inscription [barely visible], "Rope master K No. 110R Patents Pending". History: the block dates possibly from the time of Andy Devine (World War II period or later). Recently found by 11 year old Brent when he was looking for mushrooms up the Blackwater road above Oberson's.

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Accession #:

987.36.01

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Headlight Bracket

Headlight Bracket

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This is a partial headlight assembly. The main body is cylindrical, the headlight bucket is conical. It is black and rust coloured and made of metal. There is a bracket at each end where it would attach to the bumper of a vehicle. One light bucket is missing. History: found at the junction of 8 Milk Creek and Gates River, near the Gimse's property and an old lumber mill.

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Accession #:

987.26.04

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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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Accession #:

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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Accession #:

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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Motorola walkie-talkie

Motorola walkie-talkie

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Motorola "Handie - Talkie" FM radio phone that was used by Valleau logging in the 1980s- 1990s. Orange label affixed reads "166.14/2100' also "do not adjust controls". Item is a rectangular in shape with an on/off icon + two turning knobs marked "A"+"S". The bottom compartment snaps off and would have held the battery. Two wires extend from the bottom. There are two radio jacks and one antenna and wires. This type of unit greatly improved communication between the yarder operator and the men on the ground, improving safety and productivity at work. See accession # 014.26.01 for history.

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014.26.16abcd

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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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Accession #:

014.26.18

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Curry Comb

Curry Comb

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The curry comb consists of four connected double blades, each is serrated. Each of the double blades forms a small trough of rusted steel, A rake of course teeth flares out beyond the blades. Blades and rake are at right angles to the wooden handle, which has a staple for a hanger. What seems to be a trade mark is " Hercules 50". Walker found the curry comb on the farm he bought from A.W. Spetch and used it on his logging team.

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Accession #:

983.27.25

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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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Accession #:

983.27.36

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Horse Harness

Horse Harness

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Harness including two bent bars of metal now rusted, attached to two long strips of worn leather which in turn are attached to chains. Sam Robinson helped Walker make the harness in the 1940's. Walker used the harness on his logging horses. They are in fair condition.

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Accession #:

986.17.01ab

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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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Accession #:

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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