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…
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.
This tool was used for loading and crimping shotgun shells.
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 …
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.
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.
Triangular dark brown and grey stone tool with one pointed end, a wider body, and one narrow end.
History Of Use
Mr. Johnson had worked for the Liquor Control Board for 25 years in 1974. He was an active Elks member and helped with the building of the Senior Citizens Home. This projectile point is made from the mineral basalt. It is impossible to distinguish a dart, a spear or arrow without the shaft. The rock has been chipped to form sharp edges. The wafer thin blades were removed vertically from the core by pressure flaking. When it became dull, more chips around the edge were flaked off. Very likely most of them were laterally set in grooves along the edge of bone, wood or antler shank to form a projectile point and also used single for incising, shaving and very fine whittling.
Dark green rock that is oval in shape. The rock is covered with signs of flint knapping and has sharp edges. The center of the rock is thicker on one side. One end is pointed while the other is round.
History Of Use
This projectile point could be from a dart, spear, arrow shaft or knife, but it is difficult to distinguish one from the other without the shaft. The practice is to separate the arrows and spearheads at the length between 3 and 4 inches. This point is made from the mineral 'chert', but basalt and ground slate were also utilized. Chert is a type of chalcedoneyain deposits are found around Fort St. James, Vanderhoof, and Culculz Lake area. But, all were used for projecting towards a target, thus 'projectile point' describe the function without defining the method of use.
This artifact could also be a knife.
Occasionally difficult to distinguish from a leaf shaped projectile point, the flaked knife is often asymmetrical in shape, thicker through the middle, sometimes having one blunt end to enable the index finger to comfortably press down on it. Smaller knives were sometimes hafted along the blunt edge. Some of these long slender flaked knives may have been used for ceremonial purposes and are incredible examples of the art of flint knapping.
It has been bifacially flaked and broken off from its stem. Looks like the tip off an arrowhead.
History Of Use
Susan Denny was a curator of the BV museum and placed on loan this artifact. This projectile point is made from obsidian, also known as volcanic glass. It is difficult to determine without the shaft if the artifact was the head of an arrow, the tip of a s