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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

Description:

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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Speed Wrench, Crank Wrench

Speed Wrench, Crank Wrench

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This crank type "speed wrench" is a long rusted rod, made of metal with four 90 degree bends in it to form a handle to spin the wrench. The rod at one end has a socket on it to fit the nuts on the wheel and at the other end there is a handle to hold on to when spinning the wrench.

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987.26.03

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Wire Spoke Wheel

Wire Spoke Wheel

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This metal wheel resembles that of a bicycle with spokes and a hub. There is also a tire on the rim. It is a Firestone 4.75-5.00-19 4 ply. The tire has a hole in it and there are no nuts or hub cap for it. The tire has a six hole bolt pattern. Inscription reads "Made in Canada Firestone 4 Ply 4.75-5.00-19 53 Gum Dippett". History: from a Chevrolet earlier than 1936; found near Devine.

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Accession #:

987.26.02

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Childs Hand Sleigh

Childs Hand Sleigh

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This is a child's hand sleigh. A sled made out of metal and wood and painted with "Streamline". It has a twine rope attached for pulling. It appears to be in very good condition.

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986.04.01

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Bullet Mold

Bullet Mold

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Found at Port Pemberton site. Like many items found by Walker & Reid, thought to date from the period of the Gold Rush traffic through this district. The steel mold is rusted and has a crack in one of the wooden handles. Apparently a projection possibly similar to that on the right is missing on the left. After further research, it is believed that this is a "Winchester" bullet mold for a rifle. The handles are walnut, and the metal cast is iron. The maker's mark is no longer visible. Research indicates that it is from 1870's-1880's. The mold is still in perfect condition, grooves still intact.

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Accession #:

983.27.08

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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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Fork

Fork

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This silver fork is worn on the back and has a spots of discolouration on the front. On it are the words "Simeon L. & Geo. H Rogers Co. Al + ONE IDA Ltd." About 1970, G. Walker & V. Reid using a metal detector, found it at Port Pemberton and dug it up. Previously we believed it may date from the Gold Rush to the Fraser and beyond, however after further research we discovered the Simeon L. and Geo. H Rogers Co. came into being circa 1900. Further research concluded the pattern of the fork is "Pendant 1941". The material is either silver plate or sterling silver.

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983.27.02

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Set of Hames

Set of Hames

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The two all-metal hames lack the leather strap that once joined them at the top. Shaped to fit a horse collar, they have a slight double curve. Mr. Walker says that probably men of the Spetch family used them before A. W. Spetch sold to him. See p. 86, Pemberton: History of a Settlement.

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Accession #:

983.27.31ab

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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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Set of Spurs

Set of Spurs

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These rusted spurs Walker & Reid found with a metal detector and dug up at the Port Pemberton site. They are thought to belong to the period of the Gold Rush Traffic through this district. Item "b" (pictured right) has lost the rowel for spurring and the metal pieces that would help the spur fasten to the boot. Both articles are severely rusted.

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Accession #:

983.27.15ab

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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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Accession #:

986.15.01

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