Skip header and navigation

Revise Search

Narrow By

Search Options
See advanced search tips page

203 records – page 1 of 11.

Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
52 hairpins, each 7 CM long used for curling hair.
Category
PERSONAL ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
TOILET ARTICLE
Start Date
1935
End Date
1945
Period or Date Notes
CIRCA 1935:1945
Description
52 hairpins, each 7 CM long used for curling hair.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Length
7
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1992.0009.0031
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
2 slice electric manual toaster with no plug end of cord. an upright toaster with hinged doors on each side, that open down in order to turn the bread. The doors are very decorative.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FOOD PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1935
End Date
1945
Description
2 slice electric manual toaster with no plug end of cord. an upright toaster with hinged doors on each side, that open down in order to turn the bread. The doors are very decorative.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
18
Width
13
Length
19
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1987.12.1
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…
  4 Images  
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
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…
  6 Images  
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-STEEL; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
WOOD-UNKNOWN; PAINT
Description
A tall silver Trophy mounted on a square wooden base. It has two narrow flas handles on either side going from the neck to above the top rim. Engraved on one side is GRAY CHALLENGE CUP - SENIOR BASEBALL - SMITHERS PUBLIC SCHOOLS. On the opposite side is WON BY 1934-1935 BAMBINOS. The black wooden …
  2 Images  
Title
Gray Challenge Cup, Smithers Public Schools
Category
RECREATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
SPORTS EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1934
End Date
1935
Period or Date Notes
Engraved on the cup
Description
A tall silver Trophy mounted on a square wooden base. It has two narrow flas handles on either side going from the neck to above the top rim. Engraved on one side is GRAY CHALLENGE CUP - SENIOR BASEBALL - SMITHERS PUBLIC SCHOOLS. On the opposite side is WON BY 1934-1935 BAMBINOS. The black wooden base has three shallow square levels leading up to the top 5.7cm deep square the cup is mounted on.
Material
METAL-STEEL; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
WOOD-UNKNOWN; PAINT
Accession No.
2016.11.7
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON; FABRIC-SILK;
WOOD-UNKNOWN; PAINT
Description
A large 52cm long wooden composition doll with molded hair and eyes that open and shut.She is dressed in a fine linen petticoat and a silk or very fine cotton dress. Both petticoat and dress are handmade - possibly for a small baby or larger doll.. Her bonnet is crocheted in cream cotton or silk wi…
  3 Images  
Manufacturer
Reliable Canada
Original Owner
Roberta (Hann) Robertson who was Pat McCammon's sister. The doll was left out in the rain which is why the doll is so badly damaged. Pat was so excited to see the doll was still here in 2016.
Category
RECREATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
TOY
Start Date
1935
End Date
1939
Period or Date Notes
Reliable Doll Company (Canada) started making composition dolls in 1922-1955
Description
A large 52cm long wooden composition doll with molded hair and eyes that open and shut.She is dressed in a fine linen petticoat and a silk or very fine cotton dress. Both petticoat and dress are handmade - possibly for a small baby or larger doll.. Her bonnet is crocheted in cream cotton or silk wirh cotton satin ribbon woven through the front. Larger ribbon bows with ties are attached at the front bottom.
Narrative
Not sure if the clothes on the were made for her.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON; FABRIC-SILK;
WOOD-UNKNOWN; PAINT
Length
52cm
Accession No.
2016.6.2
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…
  32 Images  
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
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
Description
a) Large camera with adjustable stand. The camera has square frames attached to an accordion style cloth. One of the frames is immobile while the other slides back and forth on a wooden rail. On the frame that moves are two other frames that fit into each other. The camera sits upon a rectangula…
  3 Images  
Title
Ansco-Agfa Studio Outfit #5 Camera
Manufacturer
Ansco-Afga
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1930
End Date
1940
Description
a) Large camera with adjustable stand. The camera has square frames attached to an accordion style cloth. One of the frames is immobile while the other slides back and forth on a wooden rail. On the frame that moves are two other frames that fit into each other. The camera sits upon a rectangular wooden platform that is attached to a large upright stand. The sides are wooden stand. The sides are wooden posts while the bottom is cast iron. A ridged strip of metal is attached to the front of the wooden posts. A steel rod extends from the strip of metal to the other. A wheel on one side moves the rod to move up or down the strips of metal. Another wheel underneath the platform moves the platform to up or down. At the bottom of the stand on one side is a cast iron bar with wheels. This bar is attached to the posts. On the other side of the posts is a cast iron hitch that conforms into a triangle. b) The larger frame has a small black frame on the inside of it. On the outside of it are metal clips that hold the smaller frame in place. Embossed on the larger frame near the top is "PATENT OCT 20,1836, NO 569895" c) A small brown wooden frame with metal strips on all four sides. d) Small black wooden frame with metal latches on one side.
Narrative
Miller's International Antiques Price Guide, 1988 American Edition Judith & Martin Miller. Page 426.
History Of Use
The Ansco Studio Outfit #5 camera is a relatively obscure device, with little research information available. The camera first makes appearances in catalogues around 1930 and is seen until the 1940s. The camera is built with cherry, mahogany, and basswood. What made this camera and stand ideal for studio photographers was the construction of the camera and stand that allowed all adjustments from the focusing point. The stand permitted tilting from 10 degrees upward to 25 degrees downward, and height adjustment from 17 inches to 34 ½ inches from the floor. The camera also features a long focal range from 7 ½ inches to 42 inches, made possible by an extra inside lens board. Additionally, the camera has a sliding carriage with automatically locking positions, to permit “splitting” negatives without refocusing. Missing from our camera is the built in holder on the front for reversible backs and negative divider masks, as well as the container on the side that would hold film and plates.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
Height
152
Width
67
Length
80
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
4
Accession No.
1991.194.1 a-d
Model Name or No.
Ansco-Agfa Studio Outfit #5
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…
  3 Images  
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.…
  4 Images  
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 …
  3 Images  
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
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…
  6 Images  
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…
  9 Images  
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
Description
Part A is the camera. It is black, with the viewer on top and the name "Ansco Clipper" around the lens on the front. The camera has rounded edges anda strap on the right side (lens facing you) Parts B and C are the box. Part B, the lid, is red and blue. Part C, the base, is white Part D is a boo…
  5 Images  
Title
Ansco Clipper
Brand Name
Ansco
Manufacturer
Ansco
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1930
End Date
1950
Description
Part A is the camera. It is black, with the viewer on top and the name "Ansco Clipper" around the lens on the front. The camera has rounded edges anda strap on the right side (lens facing you) Parts B and C are the box. Part B, the lid, is red and blue. Part C, the base, is white Part D is a booklet titled "Instructions for the use of the Ansco PD16 Clipper Camera with Unifo Double Lens"
History Of Use
The Ansco Clipper, Flash Clipper and Clipper Special were simple point and shoot cameras made by Agfa-Ansco (Ansco) from the 1930s into the 1950s. They took 15 images on 616 film. The lens board pulled out of the camera body for taking pictures, and collapsed to make the camera more compact when not in use. The focus and aperture were fixed, while the shutter had I and B settings.
Number Of Parts
3
Accession No.
2013.24.118 a-d
Model Name or No.
PD16
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Camera is small, and mostly black with a silver front for the lens and flash. It has a long strap affixed to the sides. "Brownie" is on the front in stylized red font.
  3 Images  
Title
Kodak Brownie Target Six-16
Brand Name
Brownie
Kodak
Manufacturer
Kodak
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1933
End Date
1940
Description
Camera is small, and mostly black with a silver front for the lens and flash. It has a long strap affixed to the sides. "Brownie" is on the front in stylized red font.
History Of Use
The Six-16 Brownie was produced in the United States between 1933 and 1940. It had an art deco faceplate and a two position focus with an auxiliary lens. This camera was particularly interesting because of its unusual film size. After producing no new film sizes for 16 years, Kodak introduced two relatively short lived film sizes in 1932: the 620 and 616. The films were designed to replace earlier sizes, however the other sizes had become so well used around the world that they failed to ignite the photographic world and had all but disappeared by the beginning of the 1940s. The original price of the camera was $5.25.
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
2013.24.119
Model Name or No.
Six-16
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
PLASTIC; Bakelite
Description
The camera is small and sqaure. It is black, with a yellow film advance knob on the top. It has a braided black leather strap across the top. The words "Baby Brownie" are around the lens.
  3 Images  
Title
Baby Brownie
Brand Name
Kodak
Manufacturer
Eastman Kodak
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1934
End Date
1941
Description
The camera is small and sqaure. It is black, with a yellow film advance knob on the top. It has a braided black leather strap across the top. The words "Baby Brownie" are around the lens.
History Of Use
This small, basic camera was one of a series of “Baby Brownie” cameras made by Kodak. It was made of Bakelite (an early form of hard, brittle plastic) with a flip-up frame viewfinder. The shutter was operated by the lever under the lens. It used 127 type film, and produced pictures that were 6x4 cm in size. The cameras were manufactured from 1934 to 1941 in the United States and from 1948 to 1952 in the UK.
Material
PLASTIC; Bakelite
Accession No.
2013.24.120 a
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

203 records – page 1 of 11.