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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.
1979.115.12
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL ALLOY/UNKNOWN
Description
Large wooden curved scythe blade. The metal blade is curved and tapered narrower at the end. The long, narrow blade is gently curved and angled upwards at the front, where it is shaped to a sharp point. The back of the blade is flat and smoothed, with the top edge folded towards the front. The bott…
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Large wooden curved scythe blade. The metal blade is curved and tapered narrower at the end. The long, narrow blade is gently curved and angled upwards at the front, where it is shaped to a sharp point. The back of the blade is flat and smoothed, with the top edge folded towards the front. The bottom of the blade has been ground to a fine edge, but several deep nicks are evident. The back end of the blade is hook-shaped, with a small protruding tip. 'MA.....' is visible at the top back of the 'hook'. The wider end of the blade is attached to a long, curved wooden pole. The pole is curved and there are two separate wooden handle grips attached to the pole via metal fasteners.
History Of Use
Scythe used for cutting grass on the farm by hand. The earlier forms of scythes were from England and were without 'nibs' (hand grips). The handles were called 'snaths' and the nibs were made of hickory. This scythe was probably made after the late 1800's. This scythe was used on the Bayson farm on Newens Road. Fred Bayson's uncle had been farming in the late 1800's and Fred took over the farm in 1924 and farmed until 1979.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL ALLOY/UNKNOWN
Width
77
Length
105
Depth
23
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.115.18
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Metal sluice fork without handle. This sluice fork consists of eight arched tines which attach to a bar. The other side of the bar has a triangular 8.5 cm. long tang in the center. The tips of the tines are rounded.
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Other Names
Pitch fork
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Metal sluice fork without handle. This sluice fork consists of eight arched tines which attach to a bar. The other side of the bar has a triangular 8.5 cm. long tang in the center. The tips of the tines are rounded.
History Of Use
Metal sluice forks such as this one are advertised in the 1902 Sears Catalogue, p. 672. They were used for various tasks about the farm.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Height
44
Width
1
Length
27.3
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1986.27.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
A long, narrow, iron plowshare fragment. The front is slightly concave and shaped to a thick, sharp, angled point. There are three holes placed at equal distances along the top edge and one hole at the point. The front of the holes are round and the backs are squared. The bottom of the plowshare ha…
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Other Names
Plowshare
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A long, narrow, iron plowshare fragment. The front is slightly concave and shaped to a thick, sharp, angled point. There are three holes placed at equal distances along the top edge and one hole at the point. The front of the holes are round and the backs are squared. The bottom of the plowshare has been ground to a cutting edge. On the back is imprinted 'BRADLEY' and 'T21L'
History Of Use
Plows were used on the farm to dig grooves into the soil in order that crops could be planted.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
15.3
Length
61.3
Depth
9
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.152.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
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.
1991.158.1
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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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Other Names
berry picker
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
Accession No.
1979.153.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
A silver-painted, all metal device consisting of two sections with a pulley at the center. The top section consists of two similar pieces of cast iron, which are bolted together at the middle of the device. 'H406' is embossed on the inside of one, and 'H407' on the other. There is a small wheel (…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A silver-painted, all metal device consisting of two sections with a pulley at the center. The top section consists of two similar pieces of cast iron, which are bolted together at the middle of the device. 'H406' is embossed on the inside of one, and 'H407' on the other. There is a small wheel (9.7cm in diameter) on each inside corner. The wheels each have a flat running surface and an outside lip. The front of segment 'H407' reads "MEYERS O.K. UNLOADER" with "M" (at the center) and "ASHLAND, O." around the bottom. This top section turns at the base. The bottom section is also constructed of two similar segments of cast iron, riveted together at the top of each end. Each end is rounded and hollow, so as to provide space for a large rope (though one corner is broken) "STEEL" & "BEARING" are embossed on each side. A single wheel, embossed with "H427" is attached at each end. At the middle of the section on either side is a metal clip with "H321" on it. It holds a large, brown metal pulley which has "MEYERS THE F. E. MEYERS & BRO. CO. ASHLAND, OHIO" EMBOSSED AROUND THE CENTER OF EACH SIDE. The pulley has a thick metal ring situated at the center.
Narrative
'Farm Tools Through The Ages', by Michael Partridge, p. 151-153
History Of Use
Hay loaders consisted of a wire cage with claw-like moving rakes mounted on a moving base. A loader was attached at the rear of a moving wagon and collected hay as the moving rake mechanism scooped hay up onto the wire cage 'conveyor belt' which in turn moved the hay into the wagon. This particular metal piece was probably a segment of the loader.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Length
59
Depth
17
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1986.21.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Date Range
ca June 1914
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
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Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P1494
Accession No.
1987.1.31
Physical Description
1 Postcard: b&w: 14 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca June 1914
Subject Access
Aldermere-Telkwa Trail
Geographic Access
Aldermere, B.C.
Notes
1 Photograph; b&w; 17 x 11.5 cm Mrs. Winnifred Coyle and Ellen with Mrs. Davey Scott walking the Aldermere-Telkwa trail. Information written on back of both cards. Notations also written on front of post card. Writing with arrow indicating Ellen Coyle reads "Aldermere's first baby."
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
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/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
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
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
Other Names
PLOW
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Accession No.
1977.0115.0011
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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