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Material
ANIMAL-LEATHER; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; FABRIC-CANVAS;
Description
One pair of ankle high buckskin mukluks. The laces are a thong of buckskin and the eyelets are brass rings. The top is edged in canvas edging. There is a '6' marked on the tongue of the right boot (probably indicating the size). The stitching appears to have been done by machine.
Other Names
BUCKSKIN MUKLUKS
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING,FOOTWEAR
Description
One pair of ankle high buckskin mukluks. The laces are a thong of buckskin and the eyelets are brass rings. The top is edged in canvas edging. There is a '6' marked on the tongue of the right boot (probably indicating the size). The stitching appears to have been done by machine.
History Of Use
No known history on donor. Semi-tanned leather is commonly referred to as 'buckskin'. The following method of manufacturing method is used but it cannot be determined if this was the way these were prepared. All the flesh is removed from the skin. The skin is then manipulated or 'staked' until it is dry, soft, and flexible. Often, it is then smoked, which produces an amber brown colour and a characteristic smell. Being only semi-tanned, it has limited resistance to water.
Material
ANIMAL-LEATHER; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; FABRIC-CANVAS;
Height
24
Width
9.5
Length
29.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
left foot is smaller at 28.0cm
Accession No.
1971.21.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Sub-Category
CLOTHING,FOOTWEAR
Accession No.
1997.0015.0019 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Blue, rubber clogs used in Dutch exhibition.
Sub-Category
CLOTHING,FOOTWEAR
Description
Blue, rubber clogs used in Dutch exhibition.
Accession No.
2006.57.1a+b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
Description
Adult sized, hand made, leather moccasins. Well worn. Hole in sole at left moccasin at the toe. A very small hole in the sole of the right moccasin. They tie with a long, leather thong.
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Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING,FOOTWEAR
Description
Adult sized, hand made, leather moccasins. Well worn. Hole in sole at left moccasin at the toe. A very small hole in the sole of the right moccasin. They tie with a long, leather thong.
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
Dimension Notes
large men's size
Accession No.
2004.31.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
This item was originally stored in a battered and torn valise – battered to the point where it was non-functional. Inside there are various metal machine parts, hooks, wooden spools and collections of yarns that make up a sock making machine. There was also a half-finished sock found with the item …
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Title
New Improved Canadian Automatic Knitting Machine
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING,FOOTWEAR
Description
This item was originally stored in a battered and torn valise – battered to the point where it was non-functional. Inside there are various metal machine parts, hooks, wooden spools and collections of yarns that make up a sock making machine. There was also a half-finished sock found with the item and an old newspaper in the valise from the 1950s. The newspaper, some spare fabric, the valise, and the half-finished sock have been discarded due to their very low quality and damage by rodents. a: The central rotor that does the knitting. This rotor consists of a large circular gear with a wooden handle that when turned turns another circular gear drives a spinning wheel (which is positioned perpindicularly to the drive gear) with a series of hooked needles set in grooves. This wheel is hollow and has a large central hole with an internal diameter 11cm. On the opposite side of this wheel there is a flat stand that likely is used to anchor this machine to a work table. On this appendage there is a small decal reading, " * NEW * / IMPROVED / CANADIAN KNITTER" The decal is worn but used to have some ornate elements and is a faded brown yellow. Embossed above it is a large "400". There are various appendages with adjustable screws and knobs. There are 40 hooked needles set in the grooves of the central gear held in place by an wire elastic. These 40 needles are not numbered as seperate artifacts because they show use of this part of the machine. b: A long thin rod (38cm) attached by a circular hole to a 'Y' shaped piece of metal, each with circles on each end. There are some pieces of wire and a bolt coming off various parts of the 'Y'. c: A metal crank wheel with a wooden handle (outisde D: 15cm). This crank wheel has a thin groove along its outside where a rubber piece is threaded. This rubber piece threads into a much smaller wheel below the crank. There is a screw clamp, with a wing nut, attached to this crank. d: A metal disk (D: 7.5cm) with a hooked needles coming off its edges at an angle. Some of these needles are bent backwards. (This description will not count these as discrete artifacts and will not count them as there is many.) A large hook is attached to the centre of the disk. e: Adjustable protractor-like item with a two hooked ends. (L: 20.5cm) f: Protractor-like item. Non adjustable, Two hooked ends. Looped angle. (Length of one arm: 15cm). g: Long piece of metal with hooks on both ends (one larger than other) (Length: 23cm.) h: Metal wire in deep 'U' shape. Two hooks on either end. i: A wheel (D: 11cm) with grooved slots (one can assume for more needles) attached to a bowed arm. j: A simple vise with wing nut adjusters. k: A square item (at base: 7x7cm) with ornate designs on the sides and top. On the bottom the inscription reads: "TATUM / 200 / 34 FILE". Attaches to long thin hook. l - q: A pair of central wire hooks with puck shaped metal weights attached to the bottom. Stacked on top of each of these pucks are two more pucks of the which have an open part that cuts allows the wire through their bodies.(H: 14.5cm) r - s: Top and bottom of gold and red "The Bay" box (LxW: 7cm x 6cm). t: 30 folded needles. Inside box. u: 31 folded needles of varying sizes. v: Wooden spool (H: 23.5cm). w: Ball of yarn. Dark burgundy. x: Wooden spool (23.5cm). Aqua green yarn around it. y: Wooden spool (23.5cm). Light blue yarn around it. z: Wooden spool (23.5cm). Thin white string. aa: Wire sock guide. (L: 45cm) bb: Wire sock guide (L: 45cm)
History Of Use
Owned by Margaret Stacey (nee gould) passed down from her mother, Christine Gould(nee spooner) Stan and Christine gould owned one of the first clothing stores in Smithers- called "Gould's Family Clothiers" Late 40s early 50s store closed down and margaret ended up with the sock maker. Stan Gould worked as a baggage man on GTP before owning his clothier business. The Store operated Approx for 10 Years. Margaret Stacey passed away in 2009., born 1938. The story attached to this item directly contradicts the narrative in the Chronicles of Smithers which claims that Stan and Hilda (Christine) Gould bought the store in 1950 and ran it until Wooden Mallard took over the building in 1994. Not only is this contradiction useful for developing nuanced history, it also shines a light on an underrepresented business in Smithers’ history and shines a light on the activities of Stan Gould, a man involved in local politics.
Inscriptions
See description.
Dimension Notes
See description.
Accession No.
2011.7.1
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

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