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Description
Black bellows, black leather covering. Uses a 131 mm lens, and an autographic roll film (A120).
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1922
End Date
1931
Description
Black bellows, black leather covering. Uses a 131 mm lens, and an autographic roll film (A120).
Accession No.
2013.24.16
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Description
1980.183.4a: A brown tin lunch box with a thick brown leather handle for carrying. The handle is secured at either end with metal clamps. On the bottom is stamped Patented FE 11-8 MA 1313 D.R.P. 550198. Underneath the handle are three sets of ventilation slots on the top of the box 1980.183.4b Th…
Original Owner
William Billeter
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
FOOD SERVICE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1920
End Date
1980
Period or Date Notes
Known to be over 60 years old in 1980 accession notes
Description
1980.183.4a: A brown tin lunch box with a thick brown leather handle for carrying. The handle is secured at either end with metal clamps. On the bottom is stamped Patented FE 11-8 MA 1313 D.R.P. 550198. Underneath the handle are three sets of ventilation slots on the top of the box 1980.183.4b There is a sturdy brass metal, half circle pull tab at one end for opening the box with Universal L.F.& Co imprinted on it. Once it is opened two sections can be seen. The top section is for a thermos and the bottom part is for the lunch. On the opposite top end of the box, there is a round dented circle where the thermos would have pushed against it from the inside.
Narrative
Not known to have been previously entered into the data base
History Of Use
Possibly used by miners
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Height
17.0
Width
12.0
Length
26.4
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height excludes leather handle
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1980.183.4 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
a) A leatherette covered black No. 2A Model B Kodak Brownie camera. There is a metal winding key on one side and a black leather handle on another. b) The case that removes for loading by releasing two pivoted catches and pulling out winding key. The top is made of the same leatherette and the main…
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Title
No. 2 Brownie
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1911
End Date
1936
Description
a) A leatherette covered black No. 2A Model B Kodak Brownie camera. There is a metal winding key on one side and a black leather handle on another. b) The case that removes for loading by releasing two pivoted catches and pulling out winding key. The top is made of the same leatherette and the main body is thin metal. Embossed on the metal is "No.2 A BROWNIE CAMERA MODEL B. U.S. PATENTS FEB 1.1916. MAR.21.116".
Material
FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Height
16
Width
8.6
Length
12.8
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2013.24.83 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
"Lumber & Camp Workers Industrial Union of the One Big Union" Small light brown pamphlet, 40 pages consisting of constituion and laws of the One Big Union.
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Title
"One Big Union"
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1919
End Date
1920
Description
"Lumber & Camp Workers Industrial Union of the One Big Union" Small light brown pamphlet, 40 pages consisting of constituion and laws of the One Big Union.
Accession No.
1993.11.48
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
a: Green metal mimeograph, also called a duplicator. Front section is flat, with metal bars attached, back section is a rounded dome. Front has yellow label "SUPER CREST / REX-O-GRAPH / KING OF FLUID DUPLICATORS". Red sticker on one side for "Western Office Supply Company Ltd. Vancouver B.C.". "SD …
Manufacturer
Rex-O-Graph
Original Owner
Side of object is stamped "SD 54", suggests this came from the School District 54 Bulkley Valley.
Other Names
Ditto Machine
Fluid Duplicator
Spirit Duplicator
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PRINTING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1923
End Date
1979
Period or Date Notes
As use of duplicators declined in 1970s, 1979 has been entered as a general end date.
Description
a: Green metal mimeograph, also called a duplicator. Front section is flat, with metal bars attached, back section is a rounded dome. Front has yellow label "SUPER CREST / REX-O-GRAPH / KING OF FLUID DUPLICATORS". Red sticker on one side for "Western Office Supply Company Ltd. Vancouver B.C.". "SD 54" has been painted on using a stencil on one side. On one side a small plaque has been screwed on that says "REX-O-graph" in silver on black. b: Plastic fluid bottleattached via a black rubber hose. c-f: four metal clips that clip onto bars on either side of the front section, can be detached. e: small rectangular metal shaped obejct with two holes on each side. Purpose and relationship to the duplicator is unclear, but was found sitting with the duplicator in the back room.
History Of Use
A spirit duplicator (also referred to as a Ditto machine in North America, Banda machine in the UK or Roneo in France and Australia) was a printing method invented in 1923 by Wilhelm Ritzerfeld and commonly used for much of the rest of the 20th century. The term "spirit duplicator" refers to the alcohols which were a major component of the solvents used as "inks" in these machines. The device coexisted alongside the mimeograph. Spirit duplicator technology gradually fell into disuse starting in the 1970s after the availability of low-cost, high-volume xerographic copiers. (Source: Wikipedia, "Spirit Duplicator", accessed November 2017). Likely used by the School District to create copies of documents for use by students (handouts, tests, etc.).
Accession No.
2017.115.1 a-g
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Metal wrench. One end has one head that is 2.8cm wide, the other end has two heads, each approximately 2cm wide. "G70" stamped on one side.
Title
Madison Plow Company G70 Implement Wrench
Manufacturer
Madison Plow Company
Other Names
farm wrench
implement wrench
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Madison
United States
Wisconsin
Start Date
1910
End Date
1951
Period or Date Notes
Dates based on Madison Plow Company operations, as per http://www.historicmadison.org/Madison%27s%20Past/Places/Walking%20Tours/IndustrialTour2.html (accessed November 2017).
Description
Metal wrench. One end has one head that is 2.8cm wide, the other end has two heads, each approximately 2cm wide. "G70" stamped on one side.
History Of Use
G70 wrench is listed in Madison Plow Company for their wood and steel frame transplanters, cultivators, planters, and disc harrows. It is only one of two wrenches that have been attributed to the Madison Plow Company. (Source: http://www.wrenchingnews.com/sell-page/sell.html, accessed November 2017).
Length
18.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2017.118.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-IRON
PAINT;
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
WOOD-WILLOW;
Description
This item is a small cream coloured wicker doll buggy with a black metal frame and wheels. The handle is a turned wooden one and was painted black to match the frame and wheels. Inside the bottom of the buggy has a wooden"liner" to support the doll. Around the top edge of the buggy and hood are rou…
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Other Names
carriage
Category
RECREATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
TOY
Start Date
1920
End Date
1930
Period or Date Notes
1929 Woodward's catalogue page 63- The Shoppping Guide of the West
Description
This item is a small cream coloured wicker doll buggy with a black metal frame and wheels. The handle is a turned wooden one and was painted black to match the frame and wheels. Inside the bottom of the buggy has a wooden"liner" to support the doll. Around the top edge of the buggy and hood are round pieces of wood encased in the wicker for support. Additional shorter pieces are at the inside bottom and head of the buggy. A small turned wooden handle is attached at the head under the hood. The hood tips forward and is attached to the body of the buggy with metal hardware. Wheels which turn easily may have had a rubber rim..
History Of Use
Used for dolls
Material
METAL-IRON
PAINT;
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
WOOD-WILLOW;
Accession No.
2016.6.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Description
A metal cone shaped oil can. Handle on one side, very small spout on the other. Screw threads on top opening, no top cap. Inscribed on the side is ' CN LOCO'
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1915
End Date
1925
Period or Date Notes
CIRCA 1915:1925
Description
A metal cone shaped oil can. Handle on one side, very small spout on the other. Screw threads on top opening, no top cap. Inscribed on the side is ' CN LOCO'
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Height
16
Diameter
Base: 18
Circumference
54
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.211.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
a) A rectangular black camera with a leather covering. On the top of the camera is a leather strap attached with two metal screws with "Midget No 1" printed on it. On the front is a metal dial with "COVER 32 16 11 8" printed on it and a circular metal badge with "BUTCHER'S FAMOUS MIDG BRITISH MADE"…
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Manufacturer
Butcher
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Britain
Start Date
1900
End Date
1920
Description
a) A rectangular black camera with a leather covering. On the top of the camera is a leather strap attached with two metal screws with "Midget No 1" printed on it. On the front is a metal dial with "COVER 32 16 11 8" printed on it and a circular metal badge with "BUTCHER'S FAMOUS MIDG BRITISH MADE" printed on it. The front flap is released by two metal clasps and inside is a metal spring attached to wooden piece with "363" carved on it. b-g) Also inside the camera are six metal plates with the numbers 1-6 carved on the corresponding one.
Narrative
The Midg are a line of cameras made by the British company Butcher in the 1900s and 1910s. All are made of mahogany and contain a drop-plate magazine. It is a box-shaped detective cameras. The Midg No.1 has a focusing Beck Symmetrical lens and an everset shutter. It can hold 12 plates or 24 film sheets in quarter-plate size (3¼×4¼ ), and this camera has 6 plate holders inside. A Midg No.1 was used in 1917 by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths for the famous "Cottingley fairies" hoax.
Height
a) 15.5
Width
a) 9.1 b) 8.2
Length
a) 18.3 b-g) 11.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
7
Accession No.
2013.24.91 a-g
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
Description
a) A No. 2A Kodak Brownie camera, a model C. It is a black box camera with a black leatherette covering and a black handle. It has a top-down view finder and a removeable back and front. b) The removable front with the same black leatherette covering and metal sections. Printed on the inside in red…
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Manufacturer
Eastman Kodak Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1924
End Date
1936
Description
a) A No. 2A Kodak Brownie camera, a model C. It is a black box camera with a black leatherette covering and a black handle. It has a top-down view finder and a removeable back and front. b) The removable front with the same black leatherette covering and metal sections. Printed on the inside in red lettering is "No. 2A BROWNIE Mod. C Patented in U.S.A. Oct. 6,1914 Feb. 1, 1916 Mar. 21, 1916 Patents Pending". Embossed on the top is "NO 2A BROWNIE MADE IN CANADA BY CANADIAN KODAK CO. LTD TORONTO ONT." c) The removable back with the same black leatherette covering and a metal inside.
Narrative
The 2A Brownie was introduced in 1907, and the Model C was introduced in April 1924. It featured improvements such as: an aluminum body, tripod sockets, hinged back with spring latch, and a finer grain leatherette covering.
Height
15.4
Width
8.3
Length
12.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
3
Accession No.
2013.24.89 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
a) A box camera made of wood, with a leatherette covering. Has a leather handle with "Ensign" on it. Inside the camera there are handwritten words written in chalk: "Property of Herbert Easto 2547 Eton ST Vancouver BC Phone HAST 3405". b) The removable middle which is released by two metal latches.…
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Manufacturer
Houghtons Ltd.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England: London
Start Date
1920
End Date
1930
Description
a) A box camera made of wood, with a leatherette covering. Has a leather handle with "Ensign" on it. Inside the camera there are handwritten words written in chalk: "Property of Herbert Easto 2547 Eton ST Vancouver BC Phone HAST 3405". b) The removable middle which is released by two metal latches. There is a small flap with a sticker that says "The 2 1/2 Box Form Ensign Made by Houghton LTD. London" and instructions for use".
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
17.1
Width
8.9
Length
13.7
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measurements are for part a) and b) together
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2013.24.92 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
Description
A carbide miner's lamp consisting of two parts.The bottom (B) is a resevoir for holding fuel. The resevoir has a screw in the top half, and rubber o-ring to seal it. The top (A) has a reflector, inside which is a spigot for releasing the fuel and flint, which is connected to the main part of the …
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Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
LIGHTING DEVICE
Start Date
1925
End Date
1935
Description
A carbide miner's lamp consisting of two parts.The bottom (B) is a resevoir for holding fuel. The resevoir has a screw in the top half, and rubber o-ring to seal it. The top (A) has a reflector, inside which is a spigot for releasing the fuel and flint, which is connected to the main part of the lamp. On the top of main part is a flip top lid for refueling and a piece of wire that rotates. On the back is a hook for attaching the lamp to a hard hat. Inscribed on the bottom of the resevoir is ' UNITED STATES OF AMERICA '. INSCRIBED ON THE TOP OF THE LAMP IS ' MADE IN USA/PAT NO. 231/JUSTRITE/ '.
Narrative
Carbide lamps were a great advance over oil lamps and candles. This type of lamp, in common use by 1905, provided a bright light. It was also much safer and healthier for the miners as it did not produce any carbon monoxide and very little carbon dioxide.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
Height
11
Width
9
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
1992.12.46 a lamp 1992.12.46 b resevoir
Accession No.
1992.12.46 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
Part A: A metal Auger with an insert for 10cm Dowling with 8cm wheel with an adjustable blade on the side. Part B: A metal funnel shaped attachment for the auger (part A) with an adjustable blade.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
WOODWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1915
End Date
1925
Description
Part A: A metal Auger with an insert for 10cm Dowling with 8cm wheel with an adjustable blade on the side. Part B: A metal funnel shaped attachment for the auger (part A) with an adjustable blade.
History Of Use
Used by carpenters and carriage markers used in common bit brace on spokes and spindles. Adjustable top to regulate depth of tension.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
17
Width
13
Circumference
14
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1971.52.4 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
A black spike with rough, hewn marks and an offset head. The spike appears to have been homemade.
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Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
RAIL TRANSPORTATION ACCESSORY
Start Date
1900
End Date
1920
Description
A black spike with rough, hewn marks and an offset head. The spike appears to have been homemade.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Width
1.3
Length
3.7
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.27.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
CARDBOARD; UNKNOWN
Description
2012.66.1 a: A red cardboard slip case with a paper picture of a lady wearing a brown hat with green & blue ribbons in the center. Around the picture is black and patterened with gold swirts. Grand Trunk Pacific is printed in gold within small black squares in each corner. The picture is finished o…
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Category
RECREATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
GAME
Start Date
1914
End Date
1923
Period or Date Notes
Incorporated in 1903, it was built between 1906 - 1914 to provide the Grand Trunk Railway with western connections. The Grand Trunk went into receivership and in 1919 the federal government decided to aquire both the Grand Trunk at a price to be established by arbritation. In 1923 the operations of the Grand Trunk, Grank Trunk Pacific and the National Transcontinental merged with those of recently nationslized Canadian Northern Railway to form the ner Canadian national railways system. Source: The Canadian Encyclopedia
Description
2012.66.1 a: A red cardboard slip case with a paper picture of a lady wearing a brown hat with green & blue ribbons in the center. Around the picture is black and patterened with gold swirts. Grand Trunk Pacific is printed in gold within small black squares in each corner. The picture is finished off with a narrow black band. 2012.66.1 b: An open ended box which holds the deck of cards and slips into the above case. 2012.66.1 c: The full deck of cards with the same picture on the front of the cards as on the slip case. On the back of each card is an oval photo of various areas the GTR would have gone through en route across Canada
History Of Use
Grand Trunk Pacific railway
Material
CARDBOARD; UNKNOWN
Height
2.1 cm
Width
6.7 cm
Length
9.3 cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
3
Accession No.
2012.66.1 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Part A is the camera. It is grey with grey bellows. It has a small foot that folds out to allow it to sit level on a flat surface. It has a strap on the top and a round metal hook on the side side for attaching another strap. Part B is a grey camera case with a plastic and metal clasp and a leathe…
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Title
Pocket Kodak No 1 Series II
Brand Name
Kodak
Manufacturer
Eastman Kodak Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1922
End Date
1931
Description
Part A is the camera. It is grey with grey bellows. It has a small foot that folds out to allow it to sit level on a flat surface. It has a strap on the top and a round metal hook on the side side for attaching another strap. Part B is a grey camera case with a plastic and metal clasp and a leather strap.
History Of Use
The pocket Kodak No.1 series II was a folding film camera made from 1922 to 1931. It used autographic roll film that was produced by Eastman Kodak between 1914 and 1934. All Pocket Kodak cameras had the autographic feature. The negative size was 6×9 cm or 2 1/4×3 1/4 inch. It had a Kodak anastigmat 108/7, 7 lens, which was not a very fast lens. The Diomatic No. 0 shutter had six settings: B, T, 1/10, 1/50, 1/100, and 1/200s. It even had select aperture and lighting conditions: dull, gray, clear or brilliant. To benefit from the camera’s autographic feature, a stylus with an Art Deco look was included. The stylus for this example has been lost. On the back of the camera was the windows used for frame counting. On this camera, a little advice was imprinted in the black leather: use film No A116.
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2013.24.116 a-b
Model Name or No.
No 1 Series II
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Part A is a small green camera with green bellows. It has a foot on the front to allow it to stand up on a flat surface. "KODAK Petite" is on the front in stylized letters. Part B is a soft leather case. It is dark grey leather with a yellow tinge and a snap clasp. Part C is a small instructional…
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Title
Kodak Petite
Brand Name
Kodak
Manufacturer
Eastman Kodak Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1929
End Date
1933
Description
Part A is a small green camera with green bellows. It has a foot on the front to allow it to stand up on a flat surface. "KODAK Petite" is on the front in stylized letters. Part B is a soft leather case. It is dark grey leather with a yellow tinge and a snap clasp. Part C is a small instructional booklet with a gold cover titled "Picture Taking with the Kodak Petite" Parts D & E are a cardboard box. It is yellow with green geometric shapes and says "KODAK Petite" on one side.
History Of Use
The Kodak Petite was made from 1929 to 1933. It was a Vest Pocket Kodak Model B which used 127 film and came in five colors including blue, green, gray, lavender, and old rose with matching coloured bellows. Several special versions were also made with special art-deco patterns on the front door including the step-pattern and diamond-door versions. A Kodak advertisement appearing in Ladies’ Home Journal’s April 1930 issue described the camera as: Gay as seventeen…feminine as Eve…smart as an Easter hat…is this exquisite Eastman creation. Paris inspired, it reflects the mode of spring. Aptly named, Kodak Petite is a lovely little camera no larger than your hand. Like all members of the famed Kodak family, it takes wonderful pictures…clean-cut, sparkling. And, so easily…you simply press a lever. On Easter, when you stroll about in a world that’s fresh from Fashion’s easel, take this dainty camera with you. You’ll not only add some remarkably good snapshots to your album, but you’ll add a bit of subtle flattery to your costume. Kodak’s Petite, with neatly patterned cases to match, come in five alluring colors- a sparkling green, a warm gray, a delicate lavender, a robin’s egg blue, and a rich old rose. Picture size is 13/8 × 2½”. Price, with case to match, $7.50. See Kodak Petite at any Kodak dealer’s. Found small green sticky note inside case - likely from whoever that first accessioned the camera - which reads "Presented as birthday gift to donor's mom in 1931 circa(?)." Disposed of sticky note because looks like Betty wrote it. - this last note by Eric Holdijk
Number Of Parts
4
Accession No.
2013.24.117 a-e
Model Name or No.
Petite
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
ANIMAL-LEATHER;
FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
Description
The object has a hard leather case with retrackable cloth tape. Leather case is brown and the stitching is starting to separate. There is a brass knob on the top which is secured by a brass screw which threads through from the bottom of the case. The tape has a 12.8 cm piece of 1.5cm wide leather s…
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Original Owner
Authur J. Campbell
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1909
End Date
1984
Period or Date Notes
Date reference from donor - about 75 years old in 1984
Description
The object has a hard leather case with retrackable cloth tape. Leather case is brown and the stitching is starting to separate. There is a brass knob on the top which is secured by a brass screw which threads through from the bottom of the case. The tape has a 12.8 cm piece of 1.5cm wide leather strap hand sewn onto the beginning of it and has a brass tab on the end. Fabric measure has some numbers visible but is quite worn. "Hockley - England - Abbey" is inscribe on the top. 66 Ft, No. 260 is stamped on top of brass knob.
Material
ANIMAL-LEATHER;
FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
Height
1.5 cm
Diameter
12 cm
Circumference
38 cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
66 Ft is marked on brass knob on case
Accession No.
1984.3.12
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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