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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
Description
Original wood and metal on hand push lawn mower
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Original wood and metal on hand push lawn mower
Accession No.
2012.0078.01
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
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL-STEEL;
Description
Red, steel mower has two large steel spoke and rim wheels which are beige in color. The mowing blade which measures 160cm long is situated upright and has pointed teeth extending the length is slightly rusted. Blade is attached to a red body and axel with a handle stretching out the back. There is…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Red, steel mower has two large steel spoke and rim wheels which are beige in color. The mowing blade which measures 160cm long is situated upright and has pointed teeth extending the length is slightly rusted. Blade is attached to a red body and axel with a handle stretching out the back. There is a beam hitch extending out the front with the end slightly rotting and broken, a doubletree exists attached below hitch and it is graying and slightly rotted. 'M H' and 'MASSEY HARRIS CANADA' 'NO 33' is cast on the axel of mower.
History Of Use
Horse drawn mower was at one point displayed by the Tourism rail car beside the Museum.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL-STEEL;
Height
160
Width
145
Length
220
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1977.0031.0011
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
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL-STEEL;
Description
A) Large metal structure with three sided metal feeder on the top and long pipe hitch extending length located inside bale chamber and two metal rim and spoked wheels. On the side of top feeder is the following markings 'COLLINS PLOW CO.' 'QUINCY, ILL. U.S.A." On the lower part of this metal baler…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A) Large metal structure with three sided metal feeder on the top and long pipe hitch extending length located inside bale chamber and two metal rim and spoked wheels. On the side of top feeder is the following markings 'COLLINS PLOW CO.' 'QUINCY, ILL. U.S.A." On the lower part of this metal baler it reads: COLLINS PLOW COS. PATENTS NO. 387.486 PAT'D AUG 7 1888 " 387.923 " AUG 14 1888 " 425.419 " APR 15 1890 " 434.760 " AUG 19 1890 " 434.761 " AUG 19 1890 " 434.762 " AUG 19 1890 " 434.775 " AUG 19 1890 " 438.540 " OCT 14 1890 " 465.520 " DEC 22 1891 " 468.638 " FEB 8 1892 " 494.915 " APR 14 1893 " 595.389 " SEP 19 1893 " 53_.___ " DEC 10 1895 " ___.301 " MAR 10 1895 Baler also reads "10476" on the side panel and "MF'D BY COLLINS PLOW CO". Metal body chamber has old blue paint with white sides. D) Axel has two metal spoked wheels and rims with traces of red paint on wood parts.
History Of Use
Stationary hay baler was used in the Bulkley Valley during the 1940's. Four parts to this baler, A and D have been located and the other two may remain in this storage shed however are underneath other items.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL-STEEL;
Height
153
Width
85
Length
400
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.0174.0001 a-d
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
A-Threshing machine is light red in color with four metal rimmed and spoked wheels with a wooden box structure mounted to a stationary wooden frame. There are four metal pulleys and wheels situated on both sides of the thresher. Two old drive belts remain on pulleys. 'No.849' is printed on the si…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A-Threshing machine is light red in color with four metal rimmed and spoked wheels with a wooden box structure mounted to a stationary wooden frame. There are four metal pulleys and wheels situated on both sides of the thresher. Two old drive belts remain on pulleys. 'No.849' is printed on the side of wooden square structure. B-There is a 163cm by 55cm unattached wooden section that appears to have been a part the box structure of thresher. The following markings are noted on backside of the wooden panel: 'MANUFACTURED BY' 'HALL MAUFACTURING CO. LIMITED' 'SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I.'. Portions of this thresher are laying all around the storage shed.
History Of Use
Threshing machines were used in the operation or process by which the seed is separated from the stalk when harvesting the fields.
Material
METAL-STEEL; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
210
Width
163
Length
322
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Wheel to wheel measurements.
Accession No.
1990.0177.0001 a-b
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL-STEEL;
Description
Mower is a metal structure with large teeth mower bar and two all metal rim and spoked wheels. Inside of the wheels 'M654' is cast and on the axel part of mower 'MASSEY HARRIS CANADA' 'NO 21 M768 SPECIAL' is cast.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Mower is a metal structure with large teeth mower bar and two all metal rim and spoked wheels. Inside of the wheels 'M654' is cast and on the axel part of mower 'MASSEY HARRIS CANADA' 'NO 21 M768 SPECIAL' is cast.
History Of Use
Horse drawn mower.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL-STEEL;
Height
165
Width
145
Length
358
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.0178.0001
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
A-Fresno scraper has a 97cm by 95cm by 33cm high squared scoop with rounded corners and an open front. Scraper has two large wagon wheels with wooden spokes and metal rims. One of the wheels is broken and rim has separated and only four spokes remaining. There is a small wooden sign which states…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A-Fresno scraper has a 97cm by 95cm by 33cm high squared scoop with rounded corners and an open front. Scraper has two large wagon wheels with wooden spokes and metal rims. One of the wheels is broken and rim has separated and only four spokes remaining. There is a small wooden sign which states: 'FRESNO' 'Please do not touch the artifacts'. It is hanging by one small piece of wire from axel of scraper. B-Metal rim from wheel of scraper situated leaning against scraper.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Height
133
Width
247
Length
180
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.0181.0001 a-b
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
Metal threshing machine is a large boxy structure with different openings, pulleys and gears. It has metal panel sides with a wooden base and frame structure. There are four metal pulleys on the left side and three on the right. Traces of yellow paint exist on the metal side pieces. The thresher…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Metal threshing machine is a large boxy structure with different openings, pulleys and gears. It has metal panel sides with a wooden base and frame structure. There are four metal pulleys on the left side and three on the right. Traces of yellow paint exist on the metal side pieces. The thresher is leaning to one side and is in fragile condition.
History Of Use
Threshing machines were used in the operation or process by which the seed is separated from the stalk when harvesting fields.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Height
219
Width
155
Length
370
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.0185.0001
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
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
A large, horse drawn breaking plow with wooden stilts and beam. There are handles made of piping fitted over the stilts and fastened with bolts. The outer sides of the stilts and the top and bottom of the beam have heavy iron reinforcements bolted to the wooden frame. There are two metal braces co…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A large, horse drawn breaking plow with wooden stilts and beam. There are handles made of piping fitted over the stilts and fastened with bolts. The outer sides of the stilts and the top and bottom of the beam have heavy iron reinforcements bolted to the wooden frame. There are two metal braces connecting the stilts near the top and bottom. Two additional metal braces connect the right stilt and the beam at the middle, one running diagonally across the front. The large iron plowshare ("mouldboard and share") along with the coulter, is bolted to the beam and stilts near where the tilts converge. The cutting edge ("feather") of the share is quite worn. There is a slade-like piece made of two, rectangular, thick pieces of metal positioned near the front of the beam. It is fastened to the beam with a square, tubular clip attached by bolts at the left side. The hake or bridle is bolted to the front of the beam. It is formed of a rectangular piece of cast iron folded at the tip to hold two large iron rings.
History Of Use
Breaking plow used for ploughing fields. Early farmers used a stick and then a crude hoe to dig grooves in order to plant their crops. The plough was in use as early as 1300BC. Later, the Romans used a variety of ploughs. The plough continued to evolve throughout the days of the Anglo-Saxon farming community and continued to evolve as settlers from Europe traversed to North America to settle and farm.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
82
Width
69
Length
295
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.0157.0001
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

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