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Date Range
2008-2019
Collection
Harry Kruisselbrink fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
electronic record
textual record
Scope and Content
Series contains writings published by Harry Kruisselbrink including Smithers: A Railroad Town (2008), Smithers: A Railroad Town (2013) and Beyond the Call of Duty: The Adventurous Life of Rev. F.L. Stephenson (2019)
Collection
Harry Kruisselbrink fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
electronic record
textual record
Creator
Harry Kruisselbrink
Fonds No.
PF32
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
2019.33
Date Range
2008-2019
Scope and Content
Series contains writings published by Harry Kruisselbrink including Smithers: A Railroad Town (2008), Smithers: A Railroad Town (2013) and Beyond the Call of Duty: The Adventurous Life of Rev. F.L. Stephenson (2019)
Subject Access
Bulkley River
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Yukon Telegraph Line
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
2008-2019
Collection
Harry Kruisselbrink fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
electronic record
textual record
Scope and Content
Series contains short articles and other historical writings by Harry Kruisselbrink including a Tribute to Gordon Hetherington, Crossing the Bulkley: A History of the Bulkley River Bridges, and articles about Gilbert Clarke Killam, James Kirby, Sadie Hadley and D.C. Sangster, Werner (Vern) Dettwile…
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Collection
Harry Kruisselbrink fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
electronic record
textual record
Creator
Harry Kruisselbrink
Fonds No.
PF32
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
2019.33
2020.18
Date Range
2008-2019
Scope and Content
Series contains short articles and other historical writings by Harry Kruisselbrink including a Tribute to Gordon Hetherington, Crossing the Bulkley: A History of the Bulkley River Bridges, and articles about Gilbert Clarke Killam, James Kirby, Sadie Hadley and D.C. Sangster, Werner (Vern) Dettwiler, Art Priestly, and David Havard (WWII experiences) written by Kruisselbrink. Some articles were published in Autumn Leaves (produced by the Smithers Senior Citizens Association and Heirlines (produced by the BV Genealogical Society).
Arrangement
Items were compiled together from previously shared material for research purposes.
Subject Access
Bulkley River
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Some articles co-written by Dirk Mendel. Crossing the Bulkley cowritten by Phillip Jones.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Documents

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PF32S1_2019.33_Gilbert Clarke Killam.pdf

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PF32S1_2019.33_Gordon Hetherington.pdf

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PF32S1_2019.33_Heirlines_December_2015_Hadley and Sangster.pdf

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PF32S1_2019.33_James Ernest Kirby.pdf

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PF32S1_2019.33_Werner Vern Dettwiler.pdf

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PF32S2_2020.18_The Dave Havard Story in WWII.pdf

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Date Range
April 1966
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Aerial photo of the ice-covered Bulkley River flooding into nearby fields, with two-thirds of the bridge having been washed away.
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Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P7451
Accession No.
2020.26.3
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
April 1966
History / Biographical
On Good Friday, April 8th 1966, a massive ice jam flooded the Bulkley River and destroyed 2 of the 3 spans of the bridge. This bridge had been built in 1944 to replace the previous one, which had itself been washed out twice (in 1936 and 1943). The bridge was repaired later in April 1966, but replaced in 1969 by a bridge at a new location and demolished in 1970.
Custodial History
Item was found in collections in May 2020.
Scope and Content
Aerial photo of the ice-covered Bulkley River flooding into nearby fields, with two-thirds of the bridge having been washed away.
Subject Access
Bulkley River
Geographic Access
Bulkley River
Smithers, B.C.
Related Material
P7452
Notes
Information from "Crossing the Bulkley" by Harry Kruisselbrink.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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