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Description
Camera is enclosed within a black square box with a handle on top. The camera has red bellows.
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Title
Kodak No 4. Cartridge
Manufacturer
Kodak
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1897
End Date
1907
Description
Camera is enclosed within a black square box with a handle on top. The camera has red bellows.
History Of Use
The Kodak No. 4 Cartridge Camera was a camera for the more advanced amateur photographer because it had some settings, like horizontal and vertical shift of the lens board, that were of no use to the snap-shooter. Several lens and shutter combinations were offered for this camera, which ranged from the simple Rapid Rectilinear Lens and Triple Action Shutter to a high quality Bausch & Lomb Zeiss Tessar, with a Volute shutter. Cartridge Kodaks were primarily daylight loading roll film cameras, but all of them could be transformed into glass plate cameras by exchanging the roll film back panel with a plate back. The plate back option made it easier to persuade photographers who had their doubts about switching from glass plate to roll film technology. Despite its advanced functions and glass plate back option, the Cartridge Kodak was also a suitable camera for amateurs and even tourists. It was possible to take a snap-shot with it because the proper distance could be set on a scale on the base board, and the camera could be aimed with the help of the small reflex finders. It could also be held in your hand while taking the picture. It was advertised as a cyclist’s camera and several styles of bicycle cases were offered. The No. 4 Cartridge Kodak was the most successful of the range. More than 90,000 were produced from 1897 to 1907.
Accession No.
2013.24.108
Model Name or No.
No. 4
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
GLASS
Description
A tall, curved, clear glass rectangular bottle with slightly rounded shoulders and a short neck. At the base of the neck it forms a circle where it attached to the shoulders. The bottle narrows towards the bottom and a third of the way down is an indent that goes all around the bottle. There are sc…
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Manufacturer
Growers Wine Co Ltd
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1890
End Date
1903
Period or Date Notes
Glass In Canada p.246
Description
A tall, curved, clear glass rectangular bottle with slightly rounded shoulders and a short neck. At the base of the neck it forms a circle where it attached to the shoulders. The bottle narrows towards the bottom and a third of the way down is an indent that goes all around the bottle. There are screw marks at the top of the bottle neck. "Growers Wine Co. Ltd. is embossed on the top front and the bottom of the base is embossed GWC. Seams on either side show that it was made with a two piece mold. The base is quite thick and curves up inside.
Material
GLASS
Height
25.5
Width
6.5
Length
11.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length & width taken from shoulders down
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1992.8.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
This handheld “Saturn Scope,” patented by James M. Davis in 1895, represents the most common version of the stereograph, which was used to create a 3D image. c-p are the slides used by the Saturnscope. Most of the photos were taken in the 1890s. A: Saturnscope B: Saturnscope slide C: River scene D…
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1839
End Date
1930
Description
This handheld “Saturn Scope,” patented by James M. Davis in 1895, represents the most common version of the stereograph, which was used to create a 3D image. c-p are the slides used by the Saturnscope. Most of the photos were taken in the 1890s. A: Saturnscope B: Saturnscope slide C: River scene D: King's Garden in Sweden E: Public Gardens in Boston F: Christ before Pilate G: Twin Rocks, Oregon H: Queen Victoria I: Colonial Camp J: Johannesburg Police K: Soldiers sailing L: Thousand Islands M: Cape Town, South Africa N: Niagra Falls O: Her Majesty's Navy at Cape Town P: Derby volunteers in South Africa
Number Of Parts
16
Part Names
The Saturnscope and pictures
Accession No.
2013.24.58 a-p
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Description
Part A is a metal one quart pitcher with a mottled grey design. It has a fairly large wide lip and a handle. "MCCLARY MFG CO / 1 QUART / LONDON, ON" is stamped in black letters on the front. Part B is a small saucer that sits on top of the pitcher.
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Manufacturer
McClary Manufacturing Company
Other Names
Measuring pitcher
Tinware pitcher
Manufacturer Notes
Brothers John and Oliver McClary began their business in 1851. In 1871 they registered as McClary Manufacturing with the stated intention of producing stoves, tin, copper, and pressed wares, agricultural implements, and other ironware and machinery. Aided by the protectionist National Policy, the firm introduced new lines, including a profitable range of enamelware in 1880, and established warehouses in Toronto and Montreal (1879), Winnipeg (1880), Vancouver (1894), Saint John (1901), and Hamilton (1902). In 1882 the company had secured a dominion charter and within two years it was exporting to Britain, the West Indies, and Australia. In 1927 the company was sold to General Steel Wares Limited of Toronto. Source: Dictionary of Canadian Biography entry for McClary, John.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FOOD PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1871
End Date
1927
Description
Part A is a metal one quart pitcher with a mottled grey design. It has a fairly large wide lip and a handle. "MCCLARY MFG CO / 1 QUART / LONDON, ON" is stamped in black letters on the front. Part B is a small saucer that sits on top of the pitcher.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Accession No.
1996.140.4 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
A small padlock with small circular opening. Written on the lock: Y & TS. PATD OCT. 9,1884.
Manufacturer Notes
Y & TS
Category
STRUCTURES
Sub-Category
BUILDING COMPONENT
Start Date
1885
End Date
1895
Period or Date Notes
CIRCA 1885:1895
Description
A small padlock with small circular opening. Written on the lock: Y & TS. PATD OCT. 9,1884.
Narrative
The padlock is from a telegraph cabin north of Hazelton, dating from the early 1900s.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Width
4
Length
7.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1971.75.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
FABRIC-VELVET;
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
PLASTIC;
Description
1997.58.1 a: A small brown mahogany wooden box lined with black velvet on the inside. The lid of the box has a yellow manufacturers' label in the centre of it. "Sikes Hydrometer Dring&Faage 56 Stamford St London Makers to the Revenues of the United Kingdon & Colonies. There is a crest with two lion…
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Title
Sikes Hygrometer
Manufacturer
Dringe&Page - The words "Makers to the Revenue of the United Kindom & Colonies" on the label indicate their work was well known.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
DATA PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
METEROLOGICAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
London
Start Date
1840
End Date
1941
Period or Date Notes
Science Museum Group Collection.
Description
1997.58.1 a: A small brown mahogany wooden box lined with black velvet on the inside. The lid of the box has a yellow manufacturers' label in the centre of it. "Sikes Hydrometer Dring&Faage 56 Stamford St London Makers to the Revenues of the United Kingdon & Colonies. There is a crest with two lions on either side of it and a crown at the top between the names Sikes & the Maker below. It has two 2.5cm long brass hinges at the back and two brass hook fasteners at either end of the front. Inside the box are indentations which hold the instruments securely in place. 1997.58.1 b: A glass thermometer mounted on a 18.2 cm long narrow piece of plastic type material, with brass mounts at either end. DRING&fAGE 56 STAMFORD ST LONDON is marked above the top of the termometer. There is a small mark to one side with the words TRADE at the top and MARK at the bottom. Thermometers are marked in degrees from 30 to 100. 1997.58.1 c: Is the hygrometer which has a narrow brass ruler with markings from 0 down to 10 and is attached to a lightweight brass coloured bulb. The trade mark is at the top of one side of the ruler without the makers name. Along side of the instrument itself are 10 ivory colour buttons which would had held the disk type of weights (msg) in place. 1997.58.1 d: A thin weighted 4.5cm long brass coloured tube which appears to have been attached to the bottom of the bulb at the top. The bottom has a small tear drop shape to it which would hold the hydrometer upright when inserted into water.
Narrative
The ten weights for the hydrometer are missing. They would have been round flat disks with a slit on one side that slipped into place on the pegs.
History Of Use
Used for measuring density in liquids like water, etc.
Material
FABRIC-VELVET;
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
PLASTIC;
Inscriptions
SIKES HYDROMETER
Height
5.2 cm
Width
10.0 cm
Length
21.5 cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
4
Accession No.
1997.58.1 a-d
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Date Range
[1885-1965]
Collection
James Ernest Kirby fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of journals, autobiographic writings, a Boy Scouts guidebook, notes, a certificate and an accounts ledger. The fonds is arranged into three series: Mining Recorder, Personal writings and Photographs.
Collection
James Ernest Kirby fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
James Ernest Kirby
Name Access
James Ernest Kirby
Fonds No.
PF1
Accession No.
1971.2
1983.52
2007.6
2012.101
Physical Description
11 cm of textual record
Date Range
[1885-1965]
History / Biographical
As Mining Recorder, Kirby held considerable authority within the local community. He was responsible for registering claims, issuing free miner’s certificates, and enforcing government legislation pertaining to mining. Records maintained by his office were used to assess the productivity of the district, which could influence government decisions on expenditures like road and trail development, and investment in smelting technology. Kirby served as Mining Recorder until 1931.
Born in Rochester, Kent, England in 1865, James Kirby enlisted with the British Army at the age of 14 as a French horn player. He served with the army in Gibraltar, and in India during the Afghan war. He emigrated to Canada in 1892, moving to Metlakatla, B.C. to live with an aunt and uncle. He served as a Constable under the Indian Agent in Metlakatla, later taking up a similar position in Port Essington. By 1900 he was transferred to Hazelton, and in 1908 was appointed Mining Registrar and Supreme and County Court and Clerk of the Peace, in addition to his police duties. Kirby’s son, Ernest, was born in Hazelton in 1907, and in 1918 the family relocated to Smithers. James Kirby served on the early Smithers Citizens Association, as well as the board of the Bulkley Valley District Hospital.
Ernest died at age 17 (Block 2; Lot 1) from accidental drowning in Tatalaska Lake, just west of Francois Lake. He was remembered in an obituary in the Omineca Herald newspaper as an “extremely popular and promising youth.” In honour of his memory, James Kirby handed out peppermints, a favourite of Ernest’s, earning himself the title “The Peppermint King.”
James Kirby remarried in December 24, 1925, to Caroline Jane Humphrey. He died in 1965 at 100 years of age.
James’ first wife, Annie Goodman Kirby, was born in 1878 in Nova Scotia to Icelandic parents. She had lived in British Columbia since 1890 and worked in tailoring until 1902, after which she became a housewife. This shift in occupation may mark the year her and James married. Annie died on November 21, 1921, and is buried in Smithers, B.C. at Block 2; Lot 1. She died just three years before her son Ernest’s death in 1924.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of journals, autobiographic writings, a Boy Scouts guidebook, notes, a certificate and an accounts ledger. The fonds is arranged into three series: Mining Recorder, Personal writings and Photographs.
Arrangement
Additional file in fonds that is called "Odds and Ends" and the whole folder is numbered 1971.2.3 - consists of a correspondence record, addresses and the 'railway robbery in London' notes. Recommend describing and accessioning this file.
Boy Scout book from 1983.52 was originally processed by B. Wilson in 1992.
Re-arranged by Wendi Croft, October 20, 2003 in order to more appropriately follow the purpose of RAD in a practical sense and following discussions with the AABC educator. This involved the re-naming of the series; re-location of items within the series; the removal of the Bulkley Valley Fall Fair (Telkwa Barbecue) 1919 program to an individual accession (later to be included in the Telkwa Barbecue Fonds) and the removal of the books (on Boy Scouts and Veterinary medicine) to the Artifact database due to their non-archival nature.
Re-arranged once again by Manda Haligowski, September 2016, to better reflect archival principles and practices.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1885-1965]
Collection
James Ernest Kirby fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series contains records written by James Kirby. These include autobiographical accounts, a Rotary Club certificate, a Chamber of Mines speech, an account book and two journals.
Collection
James Ernest Kirby fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Other Title Info
Title based on series contents.
Creator
James Ernest Kirby
Fonds No.
PF1
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
1971.2
2012.101
Physical Description
8 cm of textual record
Date Range
[1885-1965]
Scope and Content
Series contains records written by James Kirby. These include autobiographical accounts, a Rotary Club certificate, a Chamber of Mines speech, an account book and two journals.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1896-1967]
Collection
Willard D. Tompson fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
1. Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston 2. Amy Campbell-Johnston Hurley Fonds is arranged into two sous-fonds: Fonds primarily reflects the business activities of Tompson while working as a geologist for Lost Resources Mining Syndicate, relating to the review of Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston’s mining claims. …
Collection
Willard D. Tompson fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Fonds No.
PF9
Accession No.
1985.25
1985.6
1990.113
1990.135
1990.140
1990.209
Physical Description
178 photographs
41 cartographic items
76.2 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1896-1967]
History / Biographical
Willard Dudley Tompson was born November 26, 1926 in Mexico, Missouri. He served with the U.S. Army, stationed in Berlin from 1945 to 1946. Tompson moved his family to Vancouver in 1962 to pursue a career as a geologist in mineral exploration. In 1974, he relocated to Smithers, BC. By 1999, Tompson was Vice President of Telkwa Gold Corporation and retired to Vernon, BC in 2001. Tompson passed away on January 30, 2015.
Custodial History
The papers of Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston, and his daughter Maisie Armytage Moore, were collected by Tompson during his contract with Lost Resources Mining Syndicate to investigate the mining claims of Campbell-Johnston.
Tompson bought the papers of Francis Bell Chettleburgh at an estate sale. Since, these records are not related to Tompson or his work, they have been separated and arranged under their own fonds (see: PF10).
Scope and Content
1. Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston
2. Amy Campbell-Johnston Hurley
Fonds is arranged into two sous-fonds:
Fonds primarily reflects the business activities of Tompson while working as a geologist for Lost Resources Mining Syndicate, relating to the review of Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston’s mining claims.
Records include reports, correspondence, maps, pamphlets and photographs.
Related Material
Francis Bell Chettleburgh fonds (PF10)
Type of Record
Archival Description

Whitewater Men of the Skeena by Wiggs O'Neill

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Date Range
1899-1912
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This series consists of memories of riverboats/schooners on Nass, Skeena, Babine Lake - Village of Miniskinisht/Cedarvale, Lorne Creek Steamboats: Edith, Mount Royal, Inlander, Barbara Boscowitz, Caledonia Wiggs O'Neill memories 1899-1912
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
O'Neill, Wiggs
Item No.
2000 9 1
Accession No.
2000 9 1
Physical Description
15 photocopied sheets of paper stapled together 30.9x21.5cm
Date Range
1899-1912
Scope and Content
This series consists of memories of riverboats/schooners on Nass, Skeena, Babine Lake - Village of Miniskinisht/Cedarvale, Lorne Creek Steamboats: Edith, Mount Royal, Inlander, Barbara Boscowitz, Caledonia Wiggs O'Neill memories 1899-1912
Notes
This was photocopied EXACTLY the way the book was put together. Some chapters are upside down and out of order. Source of Acquisition is unknown Wiggs O'Neill wrote another book on this subject.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1872-1967
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This series consists of stories and memories of some of the earliest pioneer women between Ootsa Lake/Burns Lake area to Kitsum Kalum and Port Essington and all points in between, settled in this country between 1905 and the early 1920's. Collected in 1967 by members of the Bulkley Tweedsmuir Wome…
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Item No.
1999 16
Accession No.
1999 16 1
Physical Description
82 Letter sized pages (21.5x28cm) typed and mimeographed, bound in thick grey paper with acco clip
Date Range
1872-1967
Scope and Content
This series consists of stories and memories of some of the earliest pioneer women between Ootsa Lake/Burns Lake area to Kitsum Kalum and Port Essington and all points in between, settled in this country between 1905 and the early 1920's. Collected in 1967 by members of the Bulkley Tweedsmuir Womens Institute. also Mentioned are their neighbours at the time.
Notes
Donor: McCammon, Pat
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1885-1913]
Collection
James Ernest Kirby fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes a revenue collector’s ledger and a certificate to work ledger created during Kirby’s time as a Mining Recorder.
Collection
James Ernest Kirby fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
James Ernest Kirby
Fonds No.
PF1
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1971.2
2007.6
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1885-1913]
Scope and Content
Series includes a revenue collector’s ledger and a certificate to work ledger created during Kirby’s time as a Mining Recorder.
Arrangement
Re-arranged by Wendi Croft, October 20, 2003 in order to more appropriately follow the purpose of RAD in a practical sense and following discussions with the AABC educator.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1896-1935]
Collection
Ronald Campbell-Johnston sous-fonds
Willard D. Tompson fonds
Description Level
Sous-fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Sous-fonds is arranged into one series: Business records. Records were created in the course of Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston’s time as a geologist in mining exploration. Records include reports, brochures, maps, sketches, and photographs.
Collection
Ronald Campbell-Johnston sous-fonds
Willard D. Tompson fonds
Description Level
Sous-fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Creator
Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston
Fonds No.
PF9 SF1
Accession No.
1985.25
1985.6
1990.113
1990.135
1990.140
1990.209
Physical Description
178 photographs
41 cartographic items
74 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1896-1935]
History / Biographical
Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston was born September 18, 1863 in England to Robert Alexander Campbell-Johnston and Frances Palliser. He was married to Amy Ellen Chadwick Merry and had a daughter Amy Campbell-Johnston, born November 27, 1886. Around 1989, Campbell Johnston and his family immigrated to Canada to work as a geologist in mineral exploration, providing reports on mining and mineral claims for various claim holders. Campbell-Johnston passed away October 29, 1929 at the age of 66, in Vancouver, BC.
Scope and Content
Sous-fonds is arranged into one series: Business records. Records were created in the course of Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston’s time as a geologist in mining exploration. Records include reports, brochures, maps, sketches, and photographs.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1896-1935]
Collection
Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston sous-fonds
Willard D. Tompson fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Records primarily pertain to a multitude of mining companies and groups Campbell-Johnston compiled reports for in a number of mining divisions across British Columbia, including: Groundhog Mountain Coal Lands, Omineca, Kamloops, Nelson, Slocan, Yale, New Westminister, Quatsino, Vancouver, Similkame…
Collection
Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston sous-fonds
Willard D. Tompson fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Fonds No.
PF9 SF1
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1985.25
1985.6
1990.113
1990.135
1990.140
1990.209
Physical Description
178 photographs
74 cm of textual records
cartographic materials
Date Range
[1896-1935]
Scope and Content
Records primarily pertain to a multitude of mining companies and groups Campbell-Johnston compiled reports for in a number of mining divisions across British Columbia, including: Groundhog Mountain Coal Lands, Omineca, Kamloops, Nelson, Slocan, Yale, New Westminister, Quatsino, Vancouver, Similkameen, Osoyoos, Portland Canal, Queen Charlotte Islands, Alberni, Nicola and Comox.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1890-1970]
Collection
Alfred Coldwell Fowler fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of certificates which depict the achievements of Fowler during his life time. Fowler received certificates for his baptism and confirmation, as well as from the Town of Smithers and the Rotary Club of Smithers.
Collection
Alfred Coldwell Fowler fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
PF14
Accession No.
1980.168
1981.51
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1890-1970]
History / Biographical
Alfred Coldwell Fowler was born in Headingly, Manitoba, on January 27, 1890. He moved with his family to Armstrong, B.C. in 1905, finally settling in Smithers in 1927. He married Muriel Spencer on May 3, 1921, and together they had five children: Muriel, Mary, Jean, Robert and Joyce. Fowler was co-owner of the Smithers Lumber Yard (with Reg Collison) and bought out of the partnership in 1951. He was also President of the Chamber of Commerce and was elected Chairman of the Village Council (1952-1963). Fowler passed away in 1974 at the age of 85.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of certificates which depict the achievements of Fowler during his life time. Fowler received certificates for his baptism and confirmation, as well as from the Town of Smithers and the Rotary Club of Smithers.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Description
Large circular metal sign. The backside is bare metal. Front side is yellow with MASSEY HARRIS printed in bold black letters around the top and bottom. Between the words there is an logo that outlines the yellow letters in red.
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Title
Massey Harris sign
Manufacturer
Massey Harris
Manufacturer Notes
Massey Harris was founded as Massey Ferguson in 1847 in Newcastle, Ontario by Daniel Massey. In 1879 the company relocated to Toronto and was renamed Massey Manufacturing. In 1891, Massey Manufacturing merged with A. Harris, Son & Co. Ltd to become Massey-Harris Limited and became the largest agricultural equipment maker in the British Empire. Massey-Harris made threshing machines and reapers as well as safety bicycles, tractors, etc. (Source: Wikipedia, accessed 2017-11-02).
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Start Date
1891
End Date
1953
Period or Date Notes
In 1953, Massey-Harris merged with the Ferguson Company to become Massey-Harris-Ferguson.
Description
Large circular metal sign. The backside is bare metal. Front side is yellow with MASSEY HARRIS printed in bold black letters around the top and bottom. Between the words there is an logo that outlines the yellow letters in red.
Accession No.
2017.105.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Kicksled is made of wood, with long metal runners that extend back approximately twice the length of the slide. There is a handlebar across the top that the user would hold on to while kicking to propell the sled forward. Slats across the middle of the wood frame form a place to hold luggage or a s…
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Other Names
sleigh
Spark
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
LAND TRANSPORTATION, HUMAN POWERED
Place Used
It was likely brought to the area by a Scandanavian immigrant - several Swedish families immigrated to the Bulkley Valley in the early 1900s.
Start Date
1870
End Date
1910
Period or Date Notes
The first definite record of a kicksled was in a newspaper in northern Sweden around 1870. The kicksleds of that era had stiff wooden runners and were heavy. In 1909 the design of the modern kicksled with flexible metal runners was introduced by the Swedish factory Orsasparken which quickly became standard in Finland, Sweden and Norway. (Source: Wikipedia, accessed 2017-11-02).
Description
Kicksled is made of wood, with long metal runners that extend back approximately twice the length of the slide. There is a handlebar across the top that the user would hold on to while kicking to propell the sled forward. Slats across the middle of the wood frame form a place to hold luggage or a seat for a person.
History Of Use
The kicksled was developed in Finland, Norway and Sweden. It is designed for use on ice or hardpacked snow. "Kicksled" is a direct translation of the Finnish word "potkukelkka". (Source: Wikipedia, accessed 2017-11-02).
Length
180
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
length = length of metal runners
Accession No.
1981.60.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
PAPER;
Description
a) A round, squat tin with red background with a stylized design featuring holly leaves and stars in gold. The bottom of the tin and the outer edge of the lid are bordered in a wave-like pattern, also in gold. The bottom of the tin is gold colored with fragments of paper label. At the center is a…
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Manufacturer
Peek Frean Co
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1866
End Date
1989
Period or Date Notes
James Peek & George Frean started the company. Peek Frean & Co. was the first mass producer of biscuits and employed over 3,000 people in its time from when it opened in 1866 to when it closed in the late 80s. (1989)
Description
a) A round, squat tin with red background with a stylized design featuring holly leaves and stars in gold. The bottom of the tin and the outer edge of the lid are bordered in a wave-like pattern, also in gold. The bottom of the tin is gold colored with fragments of paper label. At the center is a small heraldic design with 'BY APPOINTMENT'' BISCUIT & VITA-WEAT' 'CRISPBREAD MANUFACTURERS' below. Also, 'PEEK, FREAN & CO. LTD., BISCUIT MANUFACTURERS, LONDON, ENGLAND'. Below this at the edge of the tin is 'U.K. PATENTS 486002, 486083, 514045, 514046' and 'MADE IN ENGLAND'. b) The lid of the tin which is also red with the same design of holly leaves and stars in gold. It features a picture of a child in a white frilly blouse, holding a bunny. A gold border encircles the picture.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
PAPER;
Height
7.4
Diameter
20.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1980.165.7 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Description
A). A rectangular, metal tin. The inside is plain metal but the bottom and sides have a paper covering. The bottom is white with a sticker that says "11 1/4 ozs. NET WEIGHT". The sides have ripped grey and white paper - the top half of the label has been ripped off. Both long sides has the bottom h…
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Manufacturer
Peek, Frean & Co. Ltd
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England: London
Start Date
1866
End Date
1989
Period or Date Notes
James Peek & George Frean started the company. Peek Frean & Co was the first mass producer of biscuits and employed over 3,000 people in its time from when it opened in 1866 to when it closed in the late 80s (1989)
Description
A). A rectangular, metal tin. The inside is plain metal but the bottom and sides have a paper covering. The bottom is white with a sticker that says "11 1/4 ozs. NET WEIGHT". The sides have ripped grey and white paper - the top half of the label has been ripped off. Both long sides has the bottom half of a word in blue writing with "PEEK-FREAN & CO LTD." underneath it. Both short sides have "BISCUIT MANUFACTURER LONDON ENGLAND" in blue and white writing. One side has the remains of a sticker with "PEEK, FREAN (CAN)..". B). The metal lid with a paper label on the front. In white lettering on a blue background it says "PEEK FREAN'S PLAY BOX BISCUITS REGD PEEK, FREAN & CO, LTD., LONDON, ENGLAND. Around this are pictures of cookies with white, pink, red, brown, and blue icing. Drawn on them are designs of animals, tea sets, and people.
Narrative
These biscuits had a hard icing on them and each one represented different popular nursery rhymes.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Width
16.6
Length
23
Depth
4.2
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1993.11.21 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
a) A metal square tin with cream, gold, and red details. On two opposite sides is a red banner with "PEEK FREAN'S" in white lettering surrounded by a gold design. Below this in red lettering is "MADE BY PEEK, FREAN & CO., LTD., LONDON, S.E.16, ENGLAND". On the other two sides is "PEEK, FREAN & CO.,…
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Manufacturer
Peek Frean & Company Ltd.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1866
End Date
1989
Period or Date Notes
The company was formed by James Peek & George Frean. Peek Frean & Co was the first mass producer of biscuits and employed over 3,000 people in its time from when it opened in 1866 to when it closed in the late 80's (1989)
Description
a) A metal square tin with cream, gold, and red details. On two opposite sides is a red banner with "PEEK FREAN'S" in white lettering surrounded by a gold design. Below this in red lettering is "MADE BY PEEK, FREAN & CO., LTD., LONDON, S.E.16, ENGLAND". On the other two sides is "PEEK, FREAN & CO., LIMITED AFTERNOON TEA ASSORTED FAMOUS ENGLISH BISCUITS" in gold, white, and red lettering. b) The metal push-on lid for the tin. On the front of the tin on a red background is "TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN BISCUIT MANUFACTURERS. PEEK, FREAN & CO., LTD. PEEK FREAN'S FAMOUS ENGLISH BISCUIT". There is a blue and white sticker obscuring part of the label which says "large cake Nove 5/96 Nov 11/99".
History Of Use
Maunfactured biscuits in bulk
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Height
12
Width
22.5
Length
22.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2016.7.2 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

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