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Description
HANDMADE BREAKING PLOUGH
Other Names
PLOW
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
HANDMADE BREAKING PLOUGH
History Of Use
ORIGINAL INDEX CARD NOTES "CARD MADE UP FROM ACCESSION REGISTER INFORMATION."
Accession No.
1977.0126.0001
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
A four pronged metal spading fork which is missing its handle. The metal piece which would fit into the handle is 13.5 cm. long. The tips of the prongs are diamond-shaped and slightly arched. 'HANDMADE' is handwritten in blue on one side.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A four pronged metal spading fork which is missing its handle. The metal piece which would fit into the handle is 13.5 cm. long. The tips of the prongs are diamond-shaped and slightly arched. 'HANDMADE' is handwritten in blue on one side.
Narrative
1902 Sears Catalogue, p. 668
History Of Use
A fork similar to this was advertised in the 1902 Sears Catalogue p.668. This type of fork would have been used around a farm for various duties.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Height
40
Width
1
Length
23.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1971.0052.0006
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
The frame of this bone crusher consists of three legs at the bottom which is fastened to a malleable piece of iron. This piece of iron encapsulates the axle. Above the axle, the malleable piece of iron divides into two pieces. Each piece has a hole through the top where a metal rod is located. T…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
The frame of this bone crusher consists of three legs at the bottom which is fastened to a malleable piece of iron. This piece of iron encapsulates the axle. Above the axle, the malleable piece of iron divides into two pieces. Each piece has a hole through the top where a metal rod is located. The same rod is fastened to the large flywheel. The flywheel consists of a 54cm diam. wheel with a 12cm wooden handle. The same side has "JOLIET ILL., HUMPHREY & SONS" embossed and "4" imprinted on it. The other side of the wheel has a small gear fastened in the center of it. This small gear sits upon a larger gear that is fastened to the axle. The other side of the axle has an iron disk attached to it. One side of the disk has ridges while the other side is smooth. Three evenly spaced slits run from the center of the disk to the rim. Each slit has a blade fastened to one side. Beside the disk is a hopper with indecipherable letters on the face of it. The rim of the hopper is a separate piece of malleable iron. One part of the rim is ridged then it extends over the disk then onto the iron rod that's attached to the flywheel. A curved knob is attached near the end on top. A metal door that is shaped like the hopper is connected to part of the rim. It also connects to a wheel with a gear attached to the middle. This gear over along the ridged rim when the wheel turns. When the wheel turns the door also moves in the same direction. The face of the door has "PAT JULY 3, 1900, CANADA PATENTED 1901"
Narrative
'Farm Tools' by Michael Partridge, p.179
History Of Use
This bone crusher was used to grind up animal bones to make bone meal for fertilizer. This was a common practice still in the early 1900's until commercial fertilizer became more readily available. Bone crushers such as this one were used by farmers because animal bones were readily available on the farm and therefore were an inexpensive form of fertilizer. This bone crusher was used on the Bayson farm which was established in the late 1800's by an uncle of Fred Bayson. Fred took over the farm upon the death of his uncle in 1924 and worked at farming in the Bulkley Valley until his death in 1979.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Height
115
Width
54
Length
49.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.0115.0012
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
Two pairs of hook and eye fastener. The fasteners have three parts all connected. Hook and fastener are secured by an 'O' ring. Looks handmade. The wrought iron is approximately 6.5cm in circumference.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Two pairs of hook and eye fastener. The fasteners have three parts all connected. Hook and fastener are secured by an 'O' ring. Looks handmade. The wrought iron is approximately 6.5cm in circumference.
History Of Use
Two pairs of hook and eye fastener. Possibly for horse logging.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Length
27
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.0115.0025 a-b
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1981.0063.0002
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
STONE;
Description
Flat, black, rectangular stone used for sharpening scythe blade.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Flat, black, rectangular stone used for sharpening scythe blade.
History Of Use
Stone used for sharpening scythe blades on the farm. It was a common practice for the scytheman to sharpen up all of his tools in the spring in preparation for the season's work. The stone utilized as a sharpening stone was usually sandstone 15 inches in length, "broader at the center and tapered towards the end." In order to sharpen the scythe, the blade was first placed on its point. "The stone was placed flat to one side of the blade at the end nearest the snead and by a series of short stroking movements, it was pulled across the blade, gradually working down the entire length" Sharpening the scythe in this manner usually sharpened all surfaces of the blade except the area closest to the tip of the blade which could then be sharpened by running the stone horizontally over the tip. "Farm Tools" by Michael Partridge, p.137
Material
STONE;
Width
4.5
Length
26
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.0044.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Green, steel plow with two handles for steering and a large plow blade on the bottom. A hitch extends out the front of plow for hooking up to livestock.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Green, steel plow with two handles for steering and a large plow blade on the bottom. A hitch extends out the front of plow for hooking up to livestock.
History Of Use
Plow was used for breaking ground and turning soil. Animal powered, there is a hitch on the front for attaching to livestock.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Height
122
Width
70
Length
263
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.0179.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
An all metal plow with three wheels and blade underneath. One large metal rimmed and spoked wheel exists on the right of plow and smaller all metal rimmed and spoked on the right and small pivoting one in the rear. 'JOHN DEERE 272' 'G154-A' is cast into the metal frame of plow.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
An all metal plow with three wheels and blade underneath. One large metal rimmed and spoked wheel exists on the right of plow and smaller all metal rimmed and spoked on the right and small pivoting one in the rear. 'JOHN DEERE 272' 'G154-A' is cast into the metal frame of plow.
History Of Use
John Deere plow pulled by livestock in order to cultivate the land.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Height
133
Width
126
Length
176
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.0182.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
A dusty, brown all metal cultivator constructed of two long, hollow, tubular side pieces, two metal wheels and two plowshares. There is a narrower tube bolted across the side pieces near the top. The two parallel wheels are supported by a short axle bolted through each side piece at the front. T…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A dusty, brown all metal cultivator constructed of two long, hollow, tubular side pieces, two metal wheels and two plowshares. There is a narrower tube bolted across the side pieces near the top. The two parallel wheels are supported by a short axle bolted through each side piece at the front. The small, sharp plowshares are angled upward on the outside ends, though the top of one has been broken off. They are positioned slightly behind the wheels and are fastened at the axle and both sides with metal braces and bolts. There are splashes of white paint on one of the handles.
History Of Use
Garden cultivator used to dig rows in ground by farmers. Initially, the cultivator was used by farmers to dig deep for weeds, roots, and stones in order to prepare land for planting. The advantages of the cultivator versus the plow was that the cultivativator could work deeper and could break up whole land. Over the years changes were made to the cultivator including the attachment of a seedbox to enable seeds to be sewn with the same piece of equipment.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Height
97
Width
49
Length
147
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.0153.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
This loader consists mainly of a 'U' shaped piece of metal. At each end of the 'U' are pointed pieces of metal that are attached to a rod that extends perpendiicular to the sides. Along the bar is a protruding piece of metal with a rectangular bar attached to it. A fan-like piece of metal is als…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
This loader consists mainly of a 'U' shaped piece of metal. At each end of the 'U' are pointed pieces of metal that are attached to a rod that extends perpendiicular to the sides. Along the bar is a protruding piece of metal with a rectangular bar attached to it. A fan-like piece of metal is also located along the bar. 'F17W' is embossed on the bar. The base of the 'U' has three different shaped pieces of metal attached to one side. The piece of metal in the middle of the base has a thin piece of metal riveted to it. This thin metal piece loops around the horizontal bar. One side is broken where the loop is riveted.
History Of Use
Metal hay-lifting fork. This piece of equipment was used on farms to lift large quantities of hay or straw directly from a wagon and onto a stack of hay. Apparently it was widely used on farms before the mechanical elevator was introduced.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
21
Length
50
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.0158.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Scythe is a long, narrow, gently curved metal blade. The back side of the blade us grooved at the center below the thick, smooth top. The back (handle) end of the blade is hook shaped with a small protruding tip. There are some legible markings 'NT CO.' 'S. 47'.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Scythe is a long, narrow, gently curved metal blade. The back side of the blade us grooved at the center below the thick, smooth top. The back (handle) end of the blade is hook shaped with a small protruding tip. There are some legible markings 'NT CO.' 'S. 47'.
History Of Use
Scythes were used for mowing grass and reapinging crops. It is possible that this scythe was used on the Bayson farm.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
6
Length
59.5
Depth
1.4
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1995.0098.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; METAL/ALLOY-ALUMINUM; RUBBER;
Description
Compressed air sprayer is a large metal cylinder can with a hose and nozzle coming from the top. There is a greenish-blue canvas strap measuring 82cm in length and 2.5cm wide affixed to one side of sprayer with metal clips. The top cover and a 2cm circumference on the bottom of sprayer is a coppe…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Compressed air sprayer is a large metal cylinder can with a hose and nozzle coming from the top. There is a greenish-blue canvas strap measuring 82cm in length and 2.5cm wide affixed to one side of sprayer with metal clips. The top cover and a 2cm circumference on the bottom of sprayer is a copper color whereas the rest of sprayer is an aluminum color. There is a paper label on the sprayer 'R-L' 'ROOT -LOWELL' 'SPRAYER' '191C SURE-SEAL' with full instructions and care procedures for your sprayer. There are embossed markings on the can specifying quantity in '2L' '4L' '6L' '8L' '10L' as well as 'R-L' '2 GALLONS' '1 GALLON'. The hose is 94cm in length and a turquoise blue color. There is a 10cm thumb lever on the 48cm thin round copper nozzle, with a small bend in the end. No lid for sprayer.
History Of Use
Compressed air sprayer was designed to make your spraying job easier. It may have been used for dispersing insecticides, white wash, weed burner or cold water paints.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; METAL/ALLOY-ALUMINUM; RUBBER;
Height
60.5
Diameter
Top: 12 Base: 19.5
Circumference
60.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.0058.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Seeder is an all metal framed object with spoked wheel, long handle and 'RED ROSE' can upside down on the top. Rim of wheel is 6cm wide and has a diameter of 29cm it is attached to two 69cm long metal braces with a pivoting metal arm 89cm in length. The seed resevoir has an old 'RED ROSE' can on …
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Seeder is an all metal framed object with spoked wheel, long handle and 'RED ROSE' can upside down on the top. Rim of wheel is 6cm wide and has a diameter of 29cm it is attached to two 69cm long metal braces with a pivoting metal arm 89cm in length. The seed resevoir has an old 'RED ROSE' can on top with a pointed funnel trailing along the soil. Two 44cm metal straps drag from the rear of seeder.
History Of Use
Seeder has been modified and appears to have some pieces missing. It was pulled along soil and would drop seeds through small funnel on the bottom, then chain would drag over knocking soil over seeder and then the flat rimmed wheel would lightly pack dirt. The arm on seeder would drag and mark the next furrow.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
17
Length
90.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.0096.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Trimming knife. Consists of a curved, tapered blade and a wooden handle.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Trimming knife. Consists of a curved, tapered blade and a wooden handle.
Accession No.
2010.13.5
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Other Names
PLOW
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Accession No.
1977.0115.0011
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-BARK (CHERRY); WOOD-ROOT (SPRUCE); WOOD-WILLOW;
Description
An oval basket with lid. The middle of the basket is larger in circumference than the top or base. It is a coil basket with a uniform design in Cherry bark, and spruce root. The lid has matching design and materials. The lid dimensions are: 15cm across, 46.5cm circumf., 2cm thick.
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Other Names
Basket with lid
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
An oval basket with lid. The middle of the basket is larger in circumference than the top or base. It is a coil basket with a uniform design in Cherry bark, and spruce root. The lid has matching design and materials. The lid dimensions are: 15cm across, 46.5cm circumf., 2cm thick.
History Of Use
Katie O'Neill was referred to some as an historian. She was Wiggs O'Neills younger sister. For more info see Historical Research file: O'Neill,Katie. First Nations people made trinkets and baskets for sale, more than the utilitarian basketry. This basket may have been more of a novelty than a useful item. The type of weave and use of Cherry bark and Spruce root is synonymous with the Interior Salish.
Material
WOOD-BARK (CHERRY); WOOD-ROOT (SPRUCE); WOOD-WILLOW;
Height
18.5
Depth
16
Diameter
Top: 15 Base: 12.5
Circumference
68.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
see 'Object Description' for lid measurements
Accession No.
1971.1.4 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
WOOD-BARK (BIRCH);
Description
A rust coloured birch bark basket with coloured strips around the rim. Strips are yellow, green, and orange. Very stiff and the sides are folded and sewn with willow root. The rim is reinforced with a wooden support.
  2 Images  
Other Names
Birchbark basket
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A rust coloured birch bark basket with coloured strips around the rim. Strips are yellow, green, and orange. Very stiff and the sides are folded and sewn with willow root. The rim is reinforced with a wooden support.
History Of Use
Unknown donor. We can only assume it is used to gather berries or for storage, as it is not strong enough for cooking. The coloured strips around the top achieved their colour by dying the strips in berry, vegetable or root juices. Sometimes burying the
Material
WOOD-BARK (BIRCH);
Height
19.5
Width
25
Depth
19
Diameter
Base: 62
Circumference
84
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
base diameter is actually base circumference
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1991.137.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Metal fruit picker made from tin with a rectangular box shape with an attached square handle. Box is hollow with a metal attached back. Bottom of box has brass spikes that extend outwards from front of box. There is an angled piece of metal on the inside of the box.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Metal fruit picker made from tin with a rectangular box shape with an attached square handle. Box is hollow with a metal attached back. Bottom of box has brass spikes that extend outwards from front of box. There is an angled piece of metal on the inside of the box.
Narrative
Perface card: 1979-153-1
History Of Use
Handmade metal fruit picking tool that would have been held in the hand in order to pick the fruit. Apparently this fruit picker was given to Mrs. Panter in 1935 and was used to pick huckleberries. Made from tin with Brass Spikes. Made by Mr. Peter Berg of Smithers. Given to Mrs. Panter in 1935. Also used to pick huckleberries.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Height
10
Width
9
Length
23
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1979.153.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

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