Streloff, Robert

Streloff, Robert
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.

Date of Object:

ca. 1930

Accession #:

987.26.04

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Speed Wrench, Crank Wrench

Speed Wrench, Crank Wrench

Description:

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.

Date of Object:

ca. 1930

Accession #:

987.26.03

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Wire Spoke Wheel

Wire Spoke Wheel

Description:

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.

Date of Object:

ca. 1936

Accession #:

987.26.02

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stone tool, N'quatqua

stone tool, N'quatqua

Description:

Generally circular and tapered, this tool lacks a 7 cm section extending up from the base along the tapered length. Recent slight markings were made by a shovel 2.5 cm. from the base the maker cut a fine groove. On a smaller scale, the tool resembles a net weight (983.58.1) used in fishing nets as identified by Lillooet Indians. Mary James says the tool would have had as many as four uses, such as maul, hammer,club, net weight, and grinder.[update 2019] Item was found by R. Streloff of Birken B.C. at DL 1250 Lot 1. A bird face is carved into small end on one side. Net weights are also called anchors and sinker stones. An anchor stone held down one end of an outstretched gillnet while sinker stones on the lower edge kept the net hanging vertically. Information from "Stone, Bone, Antler and Shell" by Hillary Stewart, 1996 - shared by Johnny Jones. Johnny believes it could also have been used as a stone club in war or as a hammer stone.

Date of Object:

Accession #:

983.57.02

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hammer stone, N'quatqua

hammer stone, N'quatqua

Description:

This tool resembles a small pillow in shape . On both ends, both top and bottom, are small uniform sections which have either been chipped or worn. The tool tapers uniformly from its middle to the flattened ends. Barbara Streloff, of Birken BC, dug up the tool as she was working in her garden. See Heritage record #3, B. C. M. A.: Archaeological Data Recording Guide. [update 2019] Hammerstones were a multipurpose tool with a wide range of functions. Though employed in their natural state, they became modified with use, thus making them recognizable as tools. The varying sizes and shapes of hammerstones often help to identify their functions, as do wear patterns. [from "Stone, Bone, Antler and Shell" by Hilary Stewart, 1996 - shared by Johnny Jones]. This hammerstone has signs of wear on both ends.

Date of Object:

Accession #:

983.57.01

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