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Description
A floating Dairy Thermometer with a glass tube and white rope tied to a loop at one end. Inside is a white thermometer with red and black numbers. Written at the top is "TESTRITE MADE IN U.S.A." On the back are guidelines which read "A - Water Freezing (32 degrees); B - Churning (62 degrees); C - C…
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Manufacturer
Testrite
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
U.S.A.
Period or Date Notes
circa 1930s or 1940s
Description
A floating Dairy Thermometer with a glass tube and white rope tied to a loop at one end. Inside is a white thermometer with red and black numbers. Written at the top is "TESTRITE MADE IN U.S.A." On the back are guidelines which read "A - Water Freezing (32 degrees); B - Churning (62 degrees); C - Cheese (85 degrees); D - Scalding (145 degrees); E - Pasteurizing (165 degrees); F - Water Boiling (212 degrees); 45 degree cooling of milk for handling and shipping". The tip is black and red.
History Of Use
1
Length
9
Accession No.
2013.2.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
An orange metal basket with handle. The basket has spaces between the metal bars. All the metal connects on the bottom. The handle is secured on the top of the basket.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
An orange metal basket with handle. The basket has spaces between the metal bars. All the metal connects on the bottom. The handle is secured on the top of the basket.
History Of Use
This basket was used by Cornelius Bot when he had his own egg farm in the mid 1900s in Smithers.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
22
Width
35
Length
35
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1994.5.9
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
Fly-Tox, hand sprayer. The pump tub is blue and the tank can is gray and very rusted. It has a black wooden handle. Wording on pump is 'Fly-Tox', Kills flies, bed bugs, moths, ants, mosquitoes, roaches, fleas.(Made in U.S.A.).
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Fly-Tox, hand sprayer. The pump tub is blue and the tank can is gray and very rusted. It has a black wooden handle. Wording on pump is 'Fly-Tox', Kills flies, bed bugs, moths, ants, mosquitoes, roaches, fleas.(Made in U.S.A.).
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Width
7.5
Length
33
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.169.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL-STEEL; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; WOOD-UNKNOWN; PAINT
Description
A) This tool is about 29.7cm long, made of steel and painted green. It has a clamp on the top end which has a large screw for tightening the clamp. It also has two levers with round wooden knob handles, one at the top and one at the bottom. The bottom half of this tool has a brass cylinder shaped a…
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Other Names
Loader and Crimper
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
ARMAMENT ACCESSORY
Description
A) This tool is about 29.7cm long, made of steel and painted green. It has a clamp on the top end which has a large screw for tightening the clamp. It also has two levers with round wooden knob handles, one at the top and one at the bottom. The bottom half of this tool has a brass cylinder shaped attachment. The bottom part of this attachment pushes upward. Also, wired to the top of this is a small brass measuring cup with handle for measuring gun powder. It looks like a short fat bullet shell with a finger sized handle attached to it, and a small curved spout on the top for pouring the powder. It also has an adjustable measuring device on the bottom of it. Engraved on it is 'POWDER 2 1/2 2 3 3 1/4 3 1/2 SHOT'. B) This shell loader has a clamp for attaching loader to table top, a handle on the left hand side to hold the empty casing in place and a handle on right.
Narrative
This tool was used for loading and crimping shotgun shells.
Material
METAL-STEEL; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; WOOD-UNKNOWN; PAINT
Length
29.7
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1971.1.15 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; METAL/ALLOY-BRONZE;
Description
This item is 20.5cm long and tear drop shaped, made of brass and bronze with indented leaf pattern design on both sides. Attached to the top is a small open ended brass cylinder or spout for measuring powder. Inscribed on it is 'DIXON & SONS'. At the base of the cylinder is a lever that has a push …
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Manufacturer
DIXON&SONS
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
ARMAMENT ACCESSORY
Description
This item is 20.5cm long and tear drop shaped, made of brass and bronze with indented leaf pattern design on both sides. Attached to the top is a small open ended brass cylinder or spout for measuring powder. Inscribed on it is 'DIXON & SONS'. At the base of the cylinder is a lever that has a push action for opening and closing the top of the powder flask. This was considered to be an automatic pre-measuring device.
Narrative
This type of item was used from the 1600s to the mid 1800s. They were used for reloading mussel loader or cap & ball type pistols. They were always made of a non-marking material, generally copper (though brass and silver are sometimes encountered). This one is made of brass & bronze.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; METAL/ALLOY-BRONZE;
Length
20.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1975.106.11
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
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 …
Other Names
Sickle mower
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.
1977.31.11
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 1940s.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL-STEEL;
Height
153
Width
85
Length
400
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.174.1 a-d
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 s…
Other Names
Thresher
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.
1990.177.1 a-b
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
315
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Original length: 358 cm
Accession No.
1990.178.1
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 state…
Other Names
Scoop
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.
1990.181.1 a-b
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 is…
Other Names
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.
1990.185.1
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 con…
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.
1991.157.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
A metal push mower with a wooden handle. Inscribed with "SMART BROCKVILLE 14 IN".
Original Owner
According to the donation record, this item came from Leslie and Joyce Hatfield who in turn inherited it from in-laws. These in-laws moved from Oregon with the item.
Other Names
Lawn mower
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A metal push mower with a wooden handle. Inscribed with "SMART BROCKVILLE 14 IN".
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
125.5
Width
49.5
Length
34
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2012.0078.01
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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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
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.
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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
Accession No.
1991.137.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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-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

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