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Description
Blue envelope that printed photos, films, or negatives would be given to/from the developer using Mortifee Munshaw processes.
Title
Mortifee Munshaw photo development envelope
Original Owner
Sid Geertsma
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1954
End Date
1979
Period or Date Notes
Based on known period of operations for Richerson's Studio in Smithers
Description
Blue envelope that printed photos, films, or negatives would be given to/from the developer using Mortifee Munshaw processes.
History Of Use
Richerson's (Studio) Ltd. listed on envelope as Mortifee Munshaw dealer in Smithers
Accession No.
2019.18.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Brown cardboard tube with "Daisy / Golden Bullseye B.B's" in white and gold lettering, with repeating image of a target. Tube is missing the gold or brown cap that would have closed the packaging.
Title
Daisy Golden Bullseye B.B's
Manufacturer
Daisy Manufacturing Company
Other Names
B.B. gun packaging
Manufacturer Notes
Also known as Daisy Outdoor Products, Daisy had a Preston, Ontario factory (Preston is now part of Cambridge Ontario).
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Preston, Ontario
Start Date
1941
End Date
1981
Period or Date Notes
Based on Canada-wide newspaper searches for "Golden Bullseye" brand, but likely from the 1960s.
Description
Brown cardboard tube with "Daisy / Golden Bullseye B.B's" in white and gold lettering, with repeating image of a target. Tube is missing the gold or brown cap that would have closed the packaging.
Accession No.
2019.46.4
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
GLASS
Description
Glass Chimney from Nappa Gas Light. The glass has discoloured to have a purple tinge to it. Bottom rim broken, but came that way from the Church
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
LIGHTING DEVICE
Start Date
1923
End Date
1980
Description
Glass Chimney from Nappa Gas Light. The glass has discoloured to have a purple tinge to it. Bottom rim broken, but came that way from the Church
History Of Use
Donated for the George Wall Collection. The orginal nappa gas lights that were in the United Church on Broadway. Built in 1923. Were used until the town switched over to hydro/electricity. Still work. The Church burnt down 1970s-80s but the lamps were removed prior to the fire and placed in the care of Ross Van Horn
Material
GLASS
Accession No.
2012.54.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
GLASS
Description
Object is a tall, rust-coloured glass bottle made from a 2 piece mold. The lip is threaded for a screw top and a wide collar attached to a short neck. The shoulders are gently rounded. Around the shoulder "Java 32oz" is embossed twice against a lightly pebbled background that covers the shoulder. T…
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Manufacturer
Javex Bleach
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
CHEMICAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1956
End Date
1966
Period or Date Notes
Jan-Feb, either 1956 or 1966 - p. 247 - Glass in Canada
Description
Object is a tall, rust-coloured glass bottle made from a 2 piece mold. The lip is threaded for a screw top and a wide collar attached to a short neck. The shoulders are gently rounded. Around the shoulder "Java 32oz" is embossed twice against a lightly pebbled background that covers the shoulder. The body is smooth until the bottom1.5cm of it where the glass is again pebbled.The bottom has press markings on it. A big diamond with '4 Javex Trademark1' and a diamond with a 'D' inside it and the number 6 below it.
Material
GLASS
Height
25.5 cm
Diameter
8.3 cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1992.7.14
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
PAPER-CARDBOARD; PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Description
a) a small, orange and pale green cardboard box, with 'KNOX' and 'PLAIN SPARKLING No. 1 GELATINE' in black lettering on front and back. Also a picture of a cow on front and back (trademark), with 'Made By Charles B. Knox Gelatin Co., Inc., Johnstown, N.Y., U.S.A.' and 'Montreal, Canada' on the fron…
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Title
Knox Plain Sparkling Gelatine
Manufacturer Notes
Charles B. Knox Gelatine Co.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Montreal, Quebec
United States: Johnstown, New York
Start Date
1890
End Date
1975
Period or Date Notes
Date range reflects when company was headquartered in Johnstown New York. Item likely dates more specifically to the 1930s-1940s.
Description
a) a small, orange and pale green cardboard box, with 'KNOX' and 'PLAIN SPARKLING No. 1 GELATINE' in black lettering on front and back. Also a picture of a cow on front and back (trademark), with 'Made By Charles B. Knox Gelatin Co., Inc., Johnstown, N.Y., U.S.A.' and 'Montreal, Canada' on the front and back. Top, pale green with 'KNOX GELATINE' and 'Makes Four Pints of Jelly'. The bottom has the same but it's damaged. The sides are orange with advertisements in black border. b) off white small paper envelop with blue text that reads "Knox Sparkling Unflavoured Gelatine" with image of a cow and two small children wearing chef's hats and bearing prepared gelatine on trays. Instructions under the heading "Important Notice". Further instructions on the back. c) Same as b, but "important notice" is in red text rather than blue d) small paper recipe book titled "Desserts, Salads and other Dainty Dishes made of Knox Sparkling Gelatine"
Material
PAPER-CARDBOARD; PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Height
8.6
Width
2.5
Length
6.9
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.32.1 a-d
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
a) A flat, cream-colored, rectangular tin. The sides of the box show a scene of men riding horses in the country. Both ends are similar to each other, as are front and back. The bottom of the box has a remnant of label with pictures of cookies and 'PEEK FREAN LONDON' printed on one cookie and "PE…
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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
Peek Frean & Co started 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 80s (1989)
Description
a) A flat, cream-colored, rectangular tin. The sides of the box show a scene of men riding horses in the country. Both ends are similar to each other, as are front and back. The bottom of the box has a remnant of label with pictures of cookies and 'PEEK FREAN LONDON' printed on one cookie and "PEEK FRE.. JERS... CREA.. LONDON" printed on another cookie. b) The push-on lid for the tin with a picture of a jockey in a red and blue jacket with gold trim, white pants, and a black hat. 'GORDON RICHARDS (Champion British Jockey)' is printed on the front edge of the lid.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
4.6
Width
16
Length
20
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1991.82.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
White box with blue and red text. On the front is "Pre-Sifted / Five Roses / Vitamin / Enriched Flour / The All Purpose Flour". Back contains advertisement for Five Roses cookbook. Box has never been opened, flour still inside.
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Title
Five Roses Enriched Flour
Manufacturer
Lake of the Woods Milling Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Start Date
1913
End Date
1954
Period or Date Notes
First Five Roses Cookbook was published 1913. Lake of the Woods and Five Roses was acquired by Ogilvie Flour Mills in 1954, presumably their name would be on the product after that time. Source: http://www.fiveroses.ca/FiveRoses/History accessed 2018-02-15
Description
White box with blue and red text. On the front is "Pre-Sifted / Five Roses / Vitamin / Enriched Flour / The All Purpose Flour". Back contains advertisement for Five Roses cookbook. Box has never been opened, flour still inside.
Accession No.
1990.213.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
a: World War II era beige / brown Royal Canadian Air Force summer tunic. Single breasted with a row of gold R.C.A.F buttons down the centre. Two breast pockets, two pockets at waist, one small pocket on right side between breast and waist. Medal bar with four ribbons (left to right): Canadian Volun…
Title
RCAF Uniform
Manufacturer
Scott Uniforms
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Quebec
Start Date
1953
End Date
1958
Period or Date Notes
Start date based on issue date for Elizabeth II Coronation Medal
Description
a: World War II era beige / brown Royal Canadian Air Force summer tunic. Single breasted with a row of gold R.C.A.F buttons down the centre. Two breast pockets, two pockets at waist, one small pocket on right side between breast and waist. Medal bar with four ribbons (left to right): Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal, Canadian Forces Decoration. Small flower pin sewn into Canadian Forces Decoration. Tag inside reads: "Scott / UNIFORMS / 210 St. Jean Street / Longueuil , P.Q." Two shoulder badges of dark blue wool with "Canada" embroidered in white. The inside of the jacket has a satin lining in the same beige colour. Canadian Coat of Arms patch near the end of each sleeve. b: belt that would go around the waist of the jacket. Gold coloured metal clasp c: beige pants, pleated and cuffs. Tag sewn inside reads: "Tailored Especially For / Mr. W / 0.1 Staples / Date: Apl / 5(?) Order No 35718 / Bond No. 4". It is unclear whether the date is April 53 or April 58 based on a loose stitch through the type.
Narrative
12,500 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medals went to Canadians. War Medal awarded to all full-time personnel of the Armed Forces and Merchant Marines for serving for 28 days between 03 September 1939 and 02 September 1945. Source: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/medals-decorations, accessed 2018-04-26
History Of Use
Second World War
World War II
Accession No.
2018.26.1 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
a: World War II era navy blue Royal Canadian Air Force winter tunic. Single breasted with a row of gold buttons down the centre. Buttons feature the crest of Canada (crowned lion holding a maple leaf). Two breast pockets, two pockets at waist, one small pocket on right side between breast and waist…
Title
RCAF Uniform
Manufacturer
Scott Uniforms
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Start Date
1953
End Date
1969
Period or Date Notes
End date based on tag inside jacket, start date based on Queen Elizabeth Coronation medal.
Description
a: World War II era navy blue Royal Canadian Air Force winter tunic. Single breasted with a row of gold buttons down the centre. Buttons feature the crest of Canada (crowned lion holding a maple leaf). Two breast pockets, two pockets at waist, one small pocket on right side between breast and waist. Medal bar with four ribbons (left to right): Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal, Canadian Forces Decoration. Two small flower pins sewn into Canadian Forces Decoration. Tag inside reads: "Scott Uniform Co. Ltd. / Coat Man's Service Dress / Rifle Green, Canadian Forces / March 1969 / 8405-21-851-1783 / Size N 13". Two shoulder badges of dark blue wool with "Canada" embroidered in gold. Canadian Coat of Arms patch sewn in near the end of each sleeve. b: navy blue pants, pleated and cuffs. Tag sewn inside reads: "Tip Top Tailors Limited / Trousers Man's Service Dress / Nov 1969 / Stock No 8405-21-851-1831 / Size N 13 / GA 851118 =- Serial 8GA8239".
Narrative
12,500 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medals went to Canadians. War Medal awarded to all full-time personnel of the Armed Forces and Merchant Marines for serving for 28 days between 03 September 1939 and 02 September 1945. Source: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/medals-decorations, accessed 2018-04-26
History Of Use
Second World War
World War II
Accession No.
2018.26.2 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
Small wooden gavel with a gold plated engraving that reads, 'ERNIE HANN, PRESIDENT B.V. FALL FAIR, 1958 - 1963.'
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Start Date
1958
End Date
1963
Description
Small wooden gavel with a gold plated engraving that reads, 'ERNIE HANN, PRESIDENT B.V. FALL FAIR, 1958 - 1963.'
History Of Use
Ernest Hann 1889-1982. See historical Research file: Hann,Ernest/Addie for more information. This Gavel was given to Ernie when he retired from the position of President for the BV Fall Fair Organization. Mr. Hann was very active in the community and this is just one of the items he received for his donated time. Other clubs he belonged to were: Lapidary club, Curling club, Band club, Masonic Lodge, and he was on the School Board and Hospital Board. He was also the founder of the BV Museum.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
5
Width
9
Length
25
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1983.0032.0030
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
ANIMAL-LEATHER;
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
A beaded moose hide & deer skin rifle case with the initials WCL beaded in navy blue, white and orange. There is a white beaded zizgag trim next to the W with a leather fringe below it. Above the L is another leather trim with small ovals cut out around it and finished off with a soft zigzag patter…
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Original Owner
W.C. Lewis
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
PERSONAL GEAR
Start Date
1949
End Date
1959
Description
A beaded moose hide & deer skin rifle case with the initials WCL beaded in navy blue, white and orange. There is a white beaded zizgag trim next to the W with a leather fringe below it. Above the L is another leather trim with small ovals cut out around it and finished off with a soft zigzag pattern. Iniatials are on a softer piece of leather. Further down towards the stock area is another secition with a wide zigzag red beaded pattern, also trimmed with a similar upper band and lower fringe. A heavier leather has been used for the lower section. It has a 4cm wide adjustable strap for carrying with metal buckles attaching it to the case. The tip has a 9cm thick leather covering , also fringed, to protect the barrel tip during from being damaged during transit. Bottom of the case has a button flap to close the case.
History Of Use
Used to protect rifle during travel.
Material
ANIMAL-LEATHER;
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Length
117cm
Depth
fringes: 8.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width of case below bottom fringe 18.5cm; WCL band 13cm deep; bottom fringed band 10.5cm deep.
Accession No.
1982.24.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
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
Description
a: A large metal box with faux wood design with two distinct sections: the larger section is covered by a glass casing while the smaller section is covered by a solid two part folding faux wood case. Both sections contain black metallic leaves that have tabs; the result is filing system that the us…
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Title
National Cash Register Company of Canada Credit File
Manufacturer
National Cash Register Company of Canada Limited
Other Names
receipt register
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Toronto, Ontario
Start Date
1950
End Date
1960
Description
a: A large metal box with faux wood design with two distinct sections: the larger section is covered by a glass casing while the smaller section is covered by a solid two part folding faux wood case. Both sections contain black metallic leaves that have tabs; the result is filing system that the user can browse through like a filing cabinet. These tabs are numbered and also contain lettering. The two sections are linked: when one section's filing system is opened at a certain point, the other section automatically opens to a certain point. There is a divider between the two sections that contains two miscellanous department. This item had a number of decaying receipts stored within the metal leaves. A large sample has been preserved and has been accessioned into the BV Archives. They had to be physically seperated from the artifact for preservation reasons. These reciepts pertained to the operation of the Smithers Drug Store during the 1950s and 1960s. b: Folding hinge that attaches to bottom of the file and covers the glass case in faux wood covering, similar to smaller section.
Narrative
Howard Wheeler, whose name appears in the reciepts associated with this artifact as the pharmacist, owned the Smithers Drug Store. According to Chronicles of Smithers, he bought the business from Tom Wark in 1951 who had in turn bought it from W. V. Tomlinson - a name and letterhead that also appears in the associated reciepts - in 1945. Prior to this the location - which as of 2016 is Central Square Medical Clinic - was J Mason Adams Drugstore.
Inscriptions
Behind the top hinge it says (possibly): C P 208842
Height
26.5
Width
54
Length
67.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2016.25.1 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
Description
Black bellows, plastic brown and dull beige exterior. Red writing on front that says "Polaroid Land Camera"
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Manufacturer
Polaroid
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1957
End Date
1959
Description
Black bellows, plastic brown and dull beige exterior. Red writing on front that says "Polaroid Land Camera"
Accession No.
2013.24.28
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Back opens up but does not detatch. Made of black plastic with a metal latch to hold the back on. It is a boxy camera. It has a metal, manual shutter. Top-down view finder under a black plastic covering that lifts up. Has a black leather carrying strap.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1948
End Date
1960
Description
Back opens up but does not detatch. Made of black plastic with a metal latch to hold the back on. It is a boxy camera. It has a metal, manual shutter. Top-down view finder under a black plastic covering that lifts up. Has a black leather carrying strap.
Accession No.
2013.24.37
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…
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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
The camera is a tall rectangle, with black sides and a silver top and front. It has a fabric strap around the sides (shoelace material). It has two black circular "feet" on the bottom.
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Title
Brownie Reflex Synchro
Brand Name
Kodak
Manufacturer
Canadian Kodan Company Ltd.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Start Date
1941
End Date
1952
Description
The camera is a tall rectangle, with black sides and a silver top and front. It has a fabric strap around the sides (shoelace material). It has two black circular "feet" on the bottom.
History Of Use
The Kodak Brownie Reflex, Synchro Model was made in the United States from 1941 to 1952. A similar non-Synchro model, which didn’t synchronize the flash with the shutter, was also made from 1940 to 1941. Its original price was $6. It took typical square photos on 127 roll film, and the camera featured a twin-lens reflex, which showed mirror images in the view finder.
Accession No.
2013.24.125
Model Name or No.
Reflex Synchro
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Part A is the camera. The camera is black with a grey top and silver accents, including a knob at the top for advancing the film. The front of the camera opens to reveal bellows and the lens. Parts B & C are the cardboard box. The top (B) is black with red and yellow lettering. It has a picture of…
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Title
Kodak Tourist
Brand Name
Kodak
Manufacturer
Kodak
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1951
End Date
1958
Description
Part A is the camera. The camera is black with a grey top and silver accents, including a knob at the top for advancing the film. The front of the camera opens to reveal bellows and the lens. Parts B & C are the cardboard box. The top (B) is black with red and yellow lettering. It has a picture of the camera with the lens visible. The base (C) is yellow. Part D is a black and brown leather strap.
History Of Use
The Kodak Tourists were the last in a long line of American-made folding roll film cameras from Eastman Kodak. The Tourist II, introduced in May of 1951, featured a redesigned top cover and a new viewfinder, which contained frame lines for the optional 828 roll film adapter. Production was discontinued in July of 1958. The Tourists used 620 film making 8 2¼×3¼ exposures. The use of 828 roll film for 8 28×40mm exposures was an option. The Tourist’s most unusual feature was its back. Through the use of cleverly engineered latches, it could be opened on the left side, right side, or removed completely. Removing the back allowed the use of the multi-format Kodak Tourist Adapter Kit, which consisted of: a camera back with red windows for 4 different formats; 2¼×2¼ inch, 2¼×1 inch and 28×40mm masks; 828 roll film supply and take up spool adapters; and viewfinder masks for each of the three additional formats. The Tourists were well made and featured a die cast aluminium body, covered in black Kodadur (a synthetic leather of remarkable durability). All models featured a tripod socket, a lens door mounted shutter release, and eye-level viewfinders. All Tourists featured flash synchronization. Frame spacing and shutter cocking were completely manual. A variety of lens/shutter combinations were available on the Tourists. At the low cost end, the camera was little more than a folding equivalent of a box camera, but at the upper end it was capable of producing professional level results. The top-of-the-line Anastar version of the Tourist was introduced at a price of $95 US.
Number Of Parts
3
Accession No.
2013.24.126 a-d
Model Name or No.
Tourist
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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