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China Plate

China Plate

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A china plate with red and yellow patterned border trim and a gilded edge. There are yellow and pink flowers near the border, along with a gilded pattern. In the center there is a bouquet of pink and yellow flowers. The makers mark on the underside reads "Clarice Cliff NEWPORT POTTERY C2 ENGLAND" 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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018.02.07

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blue grade 5 speller

blue grade 5 speller

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A blue textbook titled "The Canadian Speller GRADE 5" there is an illustration of dip pen and a ink well on the cover. On the spine it reads "QUANCE The Canadian Speller 5 GAGE". The book is bound in buckram. In side on the blank page "Ella" is handwritten in pencil on the top center of the page. 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. There were several ephemera items extracted from the book associated with Morgan Miller that will be described in the archive register.

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Accession #:

018.02.13

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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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Accession #:

012.07.01

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Dresden Plate Quilt

Dresden Plate Quilt

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a. An unfinished plate/prairie flower quilt topper made in the 1930s. The quilt was made by Mary Ellen (Cairns) Smith of Sanctuary Saskatchewan. Mary Ellen Smith was Brenda (Ayers) McLeod's grandmother. Brenda got this quilt from her mother Marion (Smith) Ayers, who told her about how every detail on the flowers represented a dress made by Mary Ellen Smith; Special occasions, baby showers, weddings and the harvest picnic. The quilt topper itself is made up of a hand sewn top and a purple backing. The quilt also has twelve prairie flowers on the white background and a purple sheet for the backing. The two are separate. The quilt has a purple patch missing from the front and is held together with a safety pin. It has a couple stains on the boarder along with orange stains on the white part. The edges are very worn and are fraying. b. A large piece of purple fabric that goes along with the quilt. The ends are faded and frayed.

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016.08.01ab

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Light Tongs

Light Tongs

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These are light tongs. An Iron tool some 31 cm in length. Consists of two parts bolted together to create leverage in the form of tongs. They are called pinchers and used by blacksmiths for handling hot materials since they are unsuitable for trimming hooves. Inscribed, "Dasco 312" History: it was used in a blacksmith shop on Menzel's land where it was later found during the ploughing of a field. It is in fair condition but badly rusted.

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986.14.02

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pin

pin

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A pin Canada Day 1984. The pin has yellow with red and blue writing. On the front it displays a potato holding a hard hat and a chainsaw. The potato is also boating down a river with mountains in the background. On the pin it reads "10th Anniversary 1984 Pemberton, Mt.Currie CANADA WEEK Birken, D'Arcy".

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Accession #:

017.07.01

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Moorcraft Ginger Jar

Moorcraft Ginger Jar

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This is a small blue ginger jar. It is painted blue and has pink and purple flowers on it as well as a lid on top. The maker's mark says "Moorcraft" and it is worth about $250 dollars. It contained potpourri made by Frances Decker in the 1960's out of dried flowers from her garden.

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016.01.03

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Bowl

Bowl

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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. Pink u-shaped bowl. Grape vine design on bottom of tray. Condition is excellent.

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011.01.11

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Hairpin

Hairpin

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This is a hairpin, found in the Schantz house when Mike Henry was redoing the attic windows in 2014. It would have been in the house since before it was donated to the museum by the Oberson's.

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014.15.01

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Large Hair Pins

Large Hair Pins

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Three large hair pins mounted on a white rectangular piece of cardboard. Near the top of the cardboard it reads " THE ASCOT HAIR WAVER UNDOUBTEDLY THE BEST, and at the bottom written in small lettering is "MADE IN ENGLAND". There is also a border that runs around the edge that looks like a ribbon with bows in each corner. The item was owned by Peggy Perffit's husband's great-grandmother, Liza Milsted.

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18.08.01

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Saw

Saw

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Saw. Handle was originally painted blue. "S. D. & A. co. Galt Canada" on handle. Weight is approximately three pounds. Perkins Bros. Logging. This is a ripping hand saw. It is not dead flat, and has a rocker to it. This saw was for cutting material fast. It was the best saw you could buy in the 1960's.

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Accession #:

012.05.41

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Smoker

Smoker

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Smoke can or Bee Keeper Bellows. Used in bee keeping to blow smoke at bees in order to sedate them. Metal can with spout on top where smoke would come out. Attached to back is bellow for pumping smoke. Material on bellow is black.

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Accession #:

012.05.60

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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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985.28.01

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Simoniz Floor Wax Can

Simoniz Floor Wax Can

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A can of non scruff floor wax. On the front of the can it reads " SAVE! 15¢ OFF REGULAR PRICE YOU PAY PRICE MARKED"; "Non-Scuff floor wax self polishing COLOUR-TRUE WON'T YELLOW"; "SIMONIZ MAKES IT". On the front there is also an illustration of a boy and an girl washing a dog. The reverse is the French translation. One side of the can it reads "FOR ALL FLOORS LINOLEUM, ASPHALT, RUBBER, VINYL TILE, FINISHED WOOD TERRAZZO"; "SIMONIZ NON-SCUFF FLOOR WAX NOW CONTAINS CRYSTAL CLEAR VINYL. VINYL in new Simoniz Non-Scuff Floor Wax gives the toughest, glossiest shine. BEAUTIFUL LASTING. children may romp, track, and spill on your floors. Vinyl means complete protection. DAMP MOPPING won't remove the shine. Simoniz Non-Scuff Floor Wax is water repellent.";"DIRECTIONS: First, wash floor. Be sure to rinse thoroughly. When floor is dry apply wax. Pour small amount on floor. Use clean cloth or applicator to spread toughly. That's all-it dries to a shine! No rubbing, no buffing! New Simoniz Floor Wax is self poiishing and will not yellow."; "Non-Inflammable, Keep from Freezing"; "NET CONTENTS 40 FLUID OUNCES". The French translation is on the other side. There is writing on the top of the can but it is too rusted to make out. The item was found on the Perkins brothers lot.

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Accession #:

018.07.01

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Pliers

Pliers

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Pliers that were used to pinch ear tags onto livestock from the Harold Wyatt-Purden Farm.

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Accession #:

010.16.06

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