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Material
ANIMAL-LEATHER ANIMAL-SPONGE;
FABRIC-FELT;
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
PLASTIC;
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
The desk calculator is situated in a wooden box with leather straps and gold metal clasps. The lid has two hinges to swing open. On one side of the box is a plaque that reads "CALCULATOR, COURSE-SPEED / MARK II-A/ THE STANLEY MANUFACTURING CO. LIMITED / TORONTO CANADA / SERIAL No. S.T. 1172". Insi…
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Manufacturer
The Stanley Manufacturing Co. Limited
Other Names
Calculator Desk
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
DATA PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Toronto, Ontario
Description
The desk calculator is situated in a wooden box with leather straps and gold metal clasps. The lid has two hinges to swing open. On one side of the box is a plaque that reads "CALCULATOR, COURSE-SPEED / MARK II-A/ THE STANLEY MANUFACTURING CO. LIMITED / TORONTO CANADA / SERIAL No. S.T. 1172". Inside the box is the calculator, which is held in place by wooden supports covered in green felt. metal base with 'AIRSPEED M.P.H.' in white on the left, and 'AIRSPEED KNOTS' in red on the right. There are numbers on either side of the writing. There is a straight ruler on the top titled "GROUND SPEED" and a circle labelled "WIND DIRECTION". There are various inscritions inside the lid, including: "TAYLOR B.C.", "NZ 413090", "OLSON 42", AND "CANADA". Other markings in pencil on the right inside the lid are difficult to read including: "J.N. JUNKER R7211 Class 19", "C. ? EDWARDS ? Class 36" There is also a piece of paper glued inside the lid with directions on how to move the Wind Direction Disc.
Material
ANIMAL-LEATHER ANIMAL-SPONGE;
FABRIC-FELT;
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
PLASTIC;
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Inscriptions
See above under Description
Height
5.7
Width
16
Length
28.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1976.112.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; PLASTIC; WOOD-UNKNOWN; PAPER-TISSUE;
Description
a) The adding machine is a rectangular shape which is thicker on one side. On the top there are 27 white buttons in rows of three each row is numbered 1-9. On the left there is a black row of buttons marked 1-9 and on the right there are two rows of black buttons marked 1-9 also. On the left ther…
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
DATA PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
a) The adding machine is a rectangular shape which is thicker on one side. On the top there are 27 white buttons in rows of three each row is numbered 1-9. On the left there is a black row of buttons marked 1-9 and on the right there are two rows of black buttons marked 1-9 also. On the left there is an orange button marked 'Total' and a blue button marked 'Sub Total'. On the right is an orange button marked 'Repeat'. There is a lever on the right hand side of the machine. On the top there is a roll of paper attached to metal so it can be fed through to be used as receipts. b) The roll of brown paper for printing receipts.
History Of Use
This adding machine was originally owned by Tom McMartin, a bookkeeper who worked at the Watson's store. When this adding machine was in use, the employees were paid in a lump sum at the end of the month, so the adding machine was very valuable! Tom McMartin took the machine with him when he started working in the C.N.R. building. Mr. Joe McDonald took over Toms's job and his machine. When more updated machines came out, Joe took the machine home with him, and later donated it to the B.V. Museum.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; PLASTIC; WOOD-UNKNOWN; PAPER-TISSUE;
Height
14.3
Width
22
Length
45
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1981.60.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-VELVET;
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
PLASTIC;
Description
1997.58.1 a: A small brown mahogany wooden box lined with black velvet on the inside. The lid of the box has a yellow manufacturers' label in the centre of it. "Sikes Hydrometer Dring&Faage 56 Stamford St London Makers to the Revenues of the United Kingdon & Colonies. There is a crest with two lion…
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Title
Sikes Hygrometer
Manufacturer
Dringe&Page - The words "Makers to the Revenue of the United Kindom & Colonies" on the label indicate their work was well known.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
DATA PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
METEROLOGICAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
London
Start Date
1840
End Date
1941
Period or Date Notes
Science Museum Group Collection.
Description
1997.58.1 a: A small brown mahogany wooden box lined with black velvet on the inside. The lid of the box has a yellow manufacturers' label in the centre of it. "Sikes Hydrometer Dring&Faage 56 Stamford St London Makers to the Revenues of the United Kingdon & Colonies. There is a crest with two lions on either side of it and a crown at the top between the names Sikes & the Maker below. It has two 2.5cm long brass hinges at the back and two brass hook fasteners at either end of the front. Inside the box are indentations which hold the instruments securely in place. 1997.58.1 b: A glass thermometer mounted on a 18.2 cm long narrow piece of plastic type material, with brass mounts at either end. DRING&fAGE 56 STAMFORD ST LONDON is marked above the top of the termometer. There is a small mark to one side with the words TRADE at the top and MARK at the bottom. Thermometers are marked in degrees from 30 to 100. 1997.58.1 c: Is the hygrometer which has a narrow brass ruler with markings from 0 down to 10 and is attached to a lightweight brass coloured bulb. The trade mark is at the top of one side of the ruler without the makers name. Along side of the instrument itself are 10 ivory colour buttons which would had held the disk type of weights (msg) in place. 1997.58.1 d: A thin weighted 4.5cm long brass coloured tube which appears to have been attached to the bottom of the bulb at the top. The bottom has a small tear drop shape to it which would hold the hydrometer upright when inserted into water.
Narrative
The ten weights for the hydrometer are missing. They would have been round flat disks with a slit on one side that slipped into place on the pegs.
History Of Use
Used for measuring density in liquids like water, etc.
Material
FABRIC-VELVET;
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
PLASTIC;
Inscriptions
SIKES HYDROMETER
Height
5.2 cm
Width
10.0 cm
Length
21.5 cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
4
Accession No.
1997.58.1 a-d
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Part A: Medium brown elections Form 73 envelope of the Dominion elections act. Part B: Paper titled "Directions to Electors" Elector directions for the dominion elections act of 1938 (Form 34). Part C: Small brown elections Form 152 enevlope. Ballot paper sealed inside. Part D: Dominions Elections …
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Title
Election Forms & Directions to Electors
Original Owner
Albert William Vinson
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
DATA PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1938
Description
Part A: Medium brown elections Form 73 envelope of the Dominion elections act. Part B: Paper titled "Directions to Electors" Elector directions for the dominion elections act of 1938 (Form 34). Part C: Small brown elections Form 152 enevlope. Ballot paper sealed inside. Part D: Dominions Elections Act, Re: Care and use of the special metal seals provided for locking and sealing ballot boxes. English and French instructions with added three step images and descriptions guide. Form 98-1-48-50M. Part E: Special Metal Seal for the Ballot Box. Has labelled indicated "Seal". Looks like it has been cut because it does not match the image in Part D exactly. Part F: Thumb tacks box. instructions state "Thumb Tacks for use of deputy returning officer on polling day in posting to electors, Etc., Inside and outside of polling station." Same instructions on bottom of box in French. 27 thumb tacks and one nail.
Accession No.
2013.14.1 a-f
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Green and White slide ruler with clear casing and paper instruction booklet. "Made in Germany" along the bottom of the case and "Faber-Castell" logo on the front. No handwritten marks on any of the pieces.
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Manufacturer
Faber-Castell
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
DATA PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Germany
Description
Green and White slide ruler with clear casing and paper instruction booklet. "Made in Germany" along the bottom of the case and "Faber-Castell" logo on the front. No handwritten marks on any of the pieces.
Width
4.5
Length
30
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2017.32.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
a: Atari computer monitor - SM124. 11.5 inches, grey/tan colour. Serial No. N1821062464 Manufactured Feb 1988. b: Atari computer mouse. Serial No. X503 5108145 c: Atari motherboard / keyboard 520ST fm Serial No. A10 4z1007458 d: Double-sided disk drive (floppy disks) Model LCU-662-1. e: Power B…
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Title
Atari 520ST
Manufacturer
Atari
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
DATA PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1985
End Date
1989
Period or Date Notes
Monitor manufactured 1988 according to information on back
Description
a: Atari computer monitor - SM124. 11.5 inches, grey/tan colour. Serial No. N1821062464 Manufactured Feb 1988. b: Atari computer mouse. Serial No. X503 5108145 c: Atari motherboard / keyboard 520ST fm Serial No. A10 4z1007458 d: Double-sided disk drive (floppy disks) Model LCU-662-1. e: Power Bar- Part No. C070091-014. Model 1103. Computer and Wall Plug cords f: Roland DG PR 1011 Printer. Serial No.6EAQD015166 g-h: Two Connector Cords tied together. Grey i: Black Computer Cord j: Black power cord for printer k: Black power supply box with cables attached tagged "computer" l: Black power Supply box with cables attached tagged "double sided" m - n: Rack Attachment (2 of these) o: Floppy Disk Storage Case Containing 30 various softwar floppy diskettes p: 1st Word Plus (User Manual) encased q: Empty case for Chemistry Vol. 1 diskettes (in disk case) r: Empty case for Fraction Action diskettes (in disk case) s: DB Master One. Operating/User Manual for Atari computer and software programs t: Atari SC1224 Colour Monitor manual u: Appendix B- Configure Type B Printer v: Atari SF314 Microfloppy Disk Drive w: 182TTY Printer Handbook x: Operating Instructions Roland DG PR-1011 Printer y: DEGAS (Design & Entertainment Graphic Arts System) Manual z: Atari Arrakis Advantage user manual aa: Atari Logo Sourcebook bb: Atari ST Basic Sourcebook and Tutorial cc: The Elementary Atari dd: 520ST Computer Owner's Manual ee: Atari Flight Simulator II ff: Complete Beginner's Guide to the Amiga book gg: Fuji floppy discs (13 discs) and box hh: Atari SF 354 disc drive ii: Atari SF 354 floopy disc drive manual jj: black power supply cable
Number Of Parts
36
Accession No.
2011.1.1 a-jj
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PLASTIC;
Description
Adding machine marked with 'Dalton Cincinnati Ohio U.S.A.' on a metal plate on the front. It has 10 white number keys from 0 to 9 and 8 brown function keys. There is a black and red ink ribbon still in the machine. The large handle on the righthand side is metal and has a red plastic cover.
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Manufacturer
Dalton
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
DATA PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
United States: Cincinnati, Ohio.
Description
Adding machine marked with 'Dalton Cincinnati Ohio U.S.A.' on a metal plate on the front. It has 10 white number keys from 0 to 9 and 8 brown function keys. There is a black and red ink ribbon still in the machine. The large handle on the righthand side is metal and has a red plastic cover.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PLASTIC;
Height
33
Width
20.5
Length
47
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1974.101.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PLASTIC;
Description
a) A black rectangular metal Burroughs adding machine with plastic keys. The keypad has a green background. Keys are black, white and orange. On the back is a label that says "Burroughs This Machine Protected by U.S. and Foreign Patents". b) A removable metal handle that can be attached to the side…
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
DATA PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
a) A black rectangular metal Burroughs adding machine with plastic keys. The keypad has a green background. Keys are black, white and orange. On the back is a label that says "Burroughs This Machine Protected by U.S. and Foreign Patents". b) A removable metal handle that can be attached to the side of the machine. c) The roll of brown paper for printing receipts that can be placed on a metal rod at the top of the machine. d) A small metal ring that also goes on the metal rod at the top of the machine.
History Of Use
ORIGINAL INDEX CARD MADE UP FROM ACCESSION REGISTER INFORMATION.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PLASTIC;
Height
a) 23
Width
a) 27.5 b) 11.5
Length
a) 48 b) 20 c) 5.7
Diameter
c) 5 d) 2.2
Number Of Parts
4
Accession No.
1977.121.2 a-d
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
a) A black typewriter with a 'flap' on top that reads 'ROYAL STANDARDS'. The ribbon spools are situated in the middle. On the front, it reads 'ROYAL TYPEWRITER COMPANY NEW YORK, U.S.A.'. In between the spools is the word 'ROYAL'. On each side, it has the words 'ROYAL'. b) Fabric cover. (missing)…
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Manufacturer
Royal Typeriter Company, New York
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
DATA PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
UNITED STATES
Description
a) A black typewriter with a 'flap' on top that reads 'ROYAL STANDARDS'. The ribbon spools are situated in the middle. On the front, it reads 'ROYAL TYPEWRITER COMPANY NEW YORK, U.S.A.'. In between the spools is the word 'ROYAL'. On each side, it has the words 'ROYAL'. b) Fabric cover. (missing) c) A black ribbon spool.
History Of Use
Typewriter belonged to Joseph Coyle, who was the founder of the Interior News. He used it in both his Aldermere and Smithers offices, around 1915 - 1919. His daughter, Ellen Myton, dates the typewriter back to approx. 1910. The typewriter was apparently stolen at one point "by a porter on the newly inaugurated train to Smithers - then discarded in a disused well, when the thief was pursued". "The machine was cleaned and put back into service, and used until 1967, when my father was 96 years old." (Quote from note written by Ellen Myton)
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
16
Width
27
Length
35
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
3
Accession No.
1986.42.1 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

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