Valleau, Rick

Valleau, Rick
Electro Bugs

Electro Bugs

Description:

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.

Date of Object:

ca. 1980s- 1990s

Accession #:

014.26.21abc

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Fedtro 10-15 watt horn

Fedtro 10-15 watt horn

Description:

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.

Date of Object:

Accession #:

014.26.17

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Framed and mounted image of Valleau Skyline operation

Framed and mounted image of Valleau Skyline operation

Description:

An image of Valleau steel spar skyline operation, location unknown (Ryan Creek?). Item is mounted on a laminated wood backing with glass over top and is a colour photo. The photo is fading. See accession # 014.26.01 for history.

Date of Object:

1990

Accession #:

014.26.13

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Framed color photo of a delivery

Framed color photo of a delivery

Description:

Framed color photo of a delivery of logs to port - Squamish? Location unknown. Label reads "Puget Sound Industries". See accession # 014.26.01 for history.

Date of Object:

1990

Accession #:

014.26.14

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Logging Business Stamps

Logging Business Stamps

Description:

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.

Date of Object:

ca. 1960s-1990s

Accession #:

014.26.22abcdefghij

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Maintenance binding cases

Maintenance binding cases

Description:

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.

Date of Object:

1978-1991

Accession #:

014.26.15ab

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Motorola walkie-talkie

Motorola walkie-talkie

Description:

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.

Date of Object:

1980-1990

Accession #:

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

Description:

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.

Date of Object:

1940-2000

Accession #:

014.26.01 - 014.26.12

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Paper weight

Paper weight

Description:

Paper weight shaped like a small anvil, painted blue. Embossed " Made in England 0742 449066 "record" on the other". Label affixed to top reads "Joe Antonelli Trucking, Box 127, Pemberton BC 894-6227, V0N 2L0".

Date of Object:

Accession #:

014.26.23

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Talkie Tooter

Talkie Tooter

Description:

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.

Date of Object:

ca. 1980s-1990s

Accession #:

014.26.18

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Talkie Tooter battery charger

Talkie Tooter battery charger

Description:

A Talkie Tooter battery charger. This item was used to power the talkie tooter system. It is a blank box with a stainless steel face. Three cords emerge from the face, two used to power talkie tooter and one to plug into power source. See accession # 014.26.01 for history.

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Accession #:

014.26.19

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Talkie Tooters

Talkie Tooters

Description:

These are two talkie tooters. The item is a long square rectangular object with "Talkie Tooter" inscribed on the side. The unit has a curved block handle and is depressed in tandem with pushing a button to "toot" the whistle. The units have a canvas belt affixed so that a logger could wear these units in the field. The units had a mercury switch and could only be activated when right side up to ensure they were not accidentally triggered signalling the operator when it wasn't required. These units replaced the "Electro Bug" belts and were considered a great improvement in communication technology at the time. See accession # 014.26.01 for history.

Date of Object:

ca. 1980s-1990s

Accession #:

014.26.20ab

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