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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 ARTIFACTS
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
Description
The camera is made of dark orange and beige plastic. It has a prominent place for a flash bulb--but the bulb is missing.
Manufacturer
Eastman Kodak Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1961
End Date
1967
Description
The camera is made of dark orange and beige plastic. It has a prominent place for a flash bulb--but the bulb is missing.
Accession No.
2013.24.39
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Brown leather carrying strap. Camera is made of dark grey plastic, with a silver plastic lens face.
Manufacturer
Eastman Kodak Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1967
End Date
1971
Description
Brown leather carrying strap. Camera is made of dark grey plastic, with a silver plastic lens face.
Accession No.
2013.24.44
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Hard black and silver plastic body. Has a black carrying strap. It has the red Kodak insignia on the front.
Manufacturer
Eastman Kodak Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
CANADA
Start Date
1968
End Date
1971
Description
Hard black and silver plastic body. Has a black carrying strap. It has the red Kodak insignia on the front.
Accession No.
2013.24.46
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
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
Black plastic camera with automatic exposure, and folding bellows. Comes with a cold clip (accession tag for cold clip is inside of the cold clip). A: camera B: instruction manual C: cold clip
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1969
End Date
1971
Description
Black plastic camera with automatic exposure, and folding bellows. Comes with a cold clip (accession tag for cold clip is inside of the cold clip). A: camera B: instruction manual C: cold clip
Number Of Parts
3
Accession No.
2013.24.32 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Removable hinged plastic cover protects entire front of camera when camera is not in use. Back can be opened. Missing a strap and instruction manual. Has black bellows. First to use transistorized electronic shutter in a mass-produced camera, first Polaroid pack-film camera. Focus is controlled by …
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Manufacturer
Polaroid
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1963
End Date
1966
Description
Removable hinged plastic cover protects entire front of camera when camera is not in use. Back can be opened. Missing a strap and instruction manual. Has black bellows. First to use transistorized electronic shutter in a mass-produced camera, first Polaroid pack-film camera. Focus is controlled by pushing on either side of a sliding arm located near the base of the bellows struts. Original Retail Price: $164.95
Accession No.
2013.24.33
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
Small, square camera. It has a dark grey and light grey body. It's missing its flash attatchement. It's missing what was most likely the battery cover. It has a thin, black neck strap.
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Manufacturer
Eastman Kodak Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1962
End Date
1970
Description
Small, square camera. It has a dark grey and light grey body. It's missing its flash attatchement. It's missing what was most likely the battery cover. It has a thin, black neck strap.
Accession No.
2013.24.38
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
It is made of grey plastic, and loads from the bottom. It has a Dakon lens, and it has a black/white option and a colour option. It has a built-in flash holder and a built-in flash bulb. Printed on the front is "Kodak Brownie Starmite Camera".
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1960
End Date
1963
Description
It is made of grey plastic, and loads from the bottom. It has a Dakon lens, and it has a black/white option and a colour option. It has a built-in flash holder and a built-in flash bulb. Printed on the front is "Kodak Brownie Starmite Camera".
Narrative
Original price was $10.50 and it is now valued at $5-10.
Height
11
Width
5.3
Length
8.3
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2013.24.101
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Part A is the camera. It is very small and slim, and rectangular. It is silver with a black front and a grey strap. Part B is a grey felt covered box with a hinge lid. The name "Minolta-16" is on the top of the box. Part C is a a silver metal clasp Part D is a slide frame filter.
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Title
Minolta Model 16 Ps
Manufacturer
Minolta
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1960
End Date
1965
Description
Part A is the camera. It is very small and slim, and rectangular. It is silver with a black front and a grey strap. Part B is a grey felt covered box with a hinge lid. The name "Minolta-16" is on the top of the box. Part C is a a silver metal clasp Part D is a slide frame filter.
History Of Use
The Minolta Model 16 Ps was a simplified camera that sold very well because it was inexpensive and easy to use. There were several features (or lack thereof) that made the camera inexpensive. First, it had just one shutter speed (1/100) and the exposure was completely controlled by the aperture. However, the camera did come with a manual exposure system. To use, the film speed was dialled in (ASA 10 - 160), then the photographer rotated the f-stop dial to match up the appropriate weather symbol (or f-stop). A mini-exposure guide was etched on the back of the camera for quick reference. The second design feature to reduce cost was that the body was rigid and did not collapse. As a result, it was larger than the previous models -- the push-pull film advance feature was replaced with a thumb wheel. Fortunately, the three element lens was good quality. The Minolta Model 16 Ps was considered a great camera for scenic and group shots. Two close-up lenses were made for the camera: the #1 was for focusing at about 4 feet, while the #2 was aimed at 2.5 feet. Filters included a UV, Y48 (yellow), 80A, 81B, ND (4x) and 1A.
Number Of Parts
3
Accession No.
2013.24.129 a-d
Model Name or No.
16 Ps
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Camera is rectangular, black-silver in colour. There is a hinge door on the back for loading film. Kodak is written on the front in red letters, Instamatic in bold silver letters.
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Title
Kodak Instamatic S-20
Manufacturer
Kodak
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1967
End Date
1971
Description
Camera is rectangular, black-silver in colour. There is a hinge door on the back for loading film. Kodak is written on the front in red letters, Instamatic in bold silver letters.
History Of Use
The Kodak Instamatic was a solidly built, compact snapshot camera with the unusual feature of a retractable housing for the Kodar lens, which made this camera easy to fit in a pocket. Flash was provided by flashcubes, and the film was advanced by the knob on the right-hand end of the body. As noted on some other cameras, the lower of the two shutter speeds was only available when a flashcube was fitted, and the fitting of a used cube or the removal of the batteries was the recommended means of obtaining exposure in less than sunny conditions. The rather obvious shutter release also retracted when the lens housing was pushed home, as seen on the Instamatic S-20. The Kodak Instamatic S-20 was manufactured from 1967-1971 and retailed for $58.50. Cameras in the Instamatic series from Kodak were known as easy-loading, easy-to-use point-and-shoot cameras. They took 126 film and were hugely popular.
Accession No.
2013.24.131
Model Name or No.
S-20
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
The camera is a tall rectangle. It is black, with silver fixtures. It has a raised square on the top with the name "Flexaret" in italics on the front. The lenses are extended out from the front of the camera. It has a small crank handle on the left side. The back metal piece detaches.
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Title
Flexaret Prontor S
Brand Name
Meopta
Manufacturer
Meopta Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Czechoslovakia
Start Date
1953
End Date
1962
Description
The camera is a tall rectangle. It is black, with silver fixtures. It has a raised square on the top with the name "Flexaret" in italics on the front. The lenses are extended out from the front of the camera. It has a small crank handle on the left side. The back metal piece detaches.
History Of Use
The Flexaret camera was made by the Meopta company of the former nation of Czechoslovakia between 1953 and 1962. Due to this camera being of Czechoslovakian origin there is very little information available in English. It was very practical to use, especially the later model with a sensing lens Mirar II 1: 3.5 / 80 mm. All models of Flexaret were twin-lens reflex cameras with an aluminium body, and took square 6x6 photographs on 120 roll film. Some models were also capable of working with 35 mm film with the help of a special adapter. The possibility of using filters, sun visors, V sync contact for flash and sports viewfinder make this model an interesting and unique piece.
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2013.24.127
Model Name or No.
Prontor S
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
The rectangular camera is mostly silver, with two black strips, one on the front and one on the top. It has a black strap. "Kodak" is on the front in red.
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Title
Kodak Instamatic 124
Brand Name
Kodak
Manufacturer
Kodak
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1968
End Date
1971
Description
The rectangular camera is mostly silver, with two black strips, one on the front and one on the top. It has a black strap. "Kodak" is on the front in red.
History Of Use
The Kodak Instamatic 124 was part of the Instamatic 126 film series, which was recognized by a very sober front face. The 124 camera had two-speeds: the 1/40 and the 1/90 sec. The passage from one speed to another was done by the connection of a flashcube. The Instamatic was immensely successful, introducing a whole generation of amateur photographers to low-cost photography, selling at the low cost of just $16.95. In its prime, this camera was used everywhere, so much so that the Instamatic name is still frequently and incorrectly used to refer to any inexpensive point-and-shoot camera.
Accession No.
2013.24.132
Model Name or No.
Instamatic 124
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
The camera is large and grey. It has a grey strap on the side. The lens is on the front. There are instructions titled "HOW TO MAKE PICTURES WITH THE POLAROID 66 LAND CAMERA" on the back in white letters.
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Title
Polaroid J66 Land
Brand Name
Polaroid
Manufacturer
Polaroid
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1961
End Date
1963
Description
The camera is large and grey. It has a grey strap on the side. The lens is on the front. There are instructions titled "HOW TO MAKE PICTURES WITH THE POLAROID 66 LAND CAMERA" on the back in white letters.
History Of Use
Produced from 1961 to 1963, the J66 was made in large quantities, as it was less expensive than other Polaroid cameras, which used the old instant roll films. That’s not to say it was a low-priced camera – its 1961 $89.50 price tag was equivalent to about $690 in 2013 dollars. The J66 took only Type 47 Polaroid black-and-white roll film, which, along with the other 40-series films, was discontinued by the early 1990s. It packed an f/19 plastic meniscus lens mated to a pneumatic rotary shutter that operated from 1/15 to 1/1000 sec. It used a selenium cell to set exposure; there was no manual exposure control.
Accession No.
2013.24.130 a
Model Name or No.
J66
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
Images
Material
CERAMIC;
Description
Ceramic wide cream coffee mug with a gold trim around the rim. There is a picture of St.John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC 1914-1984 on the front of the mug..
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Title
St. John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC
Manufacturer Notes
Decorated in Canada; Heritage Arts China
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FOOD SERVICE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1914
End Date
1984
Description
Ceramic wide cream coffee mug with a gold trim around the rim. There is a picture of St.John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC 1914-1984 on the front of the mug..
Material
CERAMIC;
Accession No.
2008.6.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
CERAMIC;
Description
Ceramic wide mouth cream coffee mug with gold trim around the rim. There is a picture of the St. John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC 1914-1984 on front of the mug.
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Title
St. John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC 1914-1984
Manufacturer Notes
Decorated in Canada, Heritage Arts Gifts
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FOOD SERVICE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1914
End Date
1984
Description
Ceramic wide mouth cream coffee mug with gold trim around the rim. There is a picture of the St. John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC 1914-1984 on front of the mug.
Material
CERAMIC;
Accession No.
2008.6.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

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