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Material
GLASS
Description
Hexagon (6 sided) clear glass bottle. On one side "D.D.D." is stamped.
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Title
D.D.D. Bottle
Manufacturer
Owens-Illinois Glass Bottle Company
Manufacturer Notes
On the bottom is an "O" within a rhombus, which may indicate the manufacturer was the Owens-Illinois Glass Company. The company used that particular stamp between 1929-1960 according to the Society for Historical Archaeology's "Glassmaking and Glassmakers" webpage references.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1929
End Date
1960
Period or Date Notes
Based on bottle manufacturer's stamp
Description
Hexagon (6 sided) clear glass bottle. On one side "D.D.D." is stamped.
History Of Use
D.D.D. may refer to D.D.D. Laboratories and/or D.D.D Prescription, which appears from web searches to have been a skin ointment made by D.D.D. Laboratories. D.D.D. Laboratories appears to have had offices in Toronto, Chicago, and the UK.
Material
GLASS
Inscriptions
D.D.D.
Accession No.
1982.27.29
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
PAPER;
Description
a) A round, squat tin with red background with a stylized design featuring holly leaves and stars in gold. The bottom of the tin and the outer edge of the lid are bordered in a wave-like pattern, also in gold. The bottom of the tin is gold colored with fragments of paper label. At the center is a…
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Manufacturer
Peek Frean Co
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1866
End Date
1989
Period or Date Notes
James Peek & George Frean started the company. Peek Frean & Co. was the first mass producer of biscuits and employed over 3,000 people in its time from when it opened in 1866 to when it closed in the late 80s. (1989)
Description
a) A round, squat tin with red background with a stylized design featuring holly leaves and stars in gold. The bottom of the tin and the outer edge of the lid are bordered in a wave-like pattern, also in gold. The bottom of the tin is gold colored with fragments of paper label. At the center is a small heraldic design with 'BY APPOINTMENT'' BISCUIT & VITA-WEAT' 'CRISPBREAD MANUFACTURERS' below. Also, 'PEEK, FREAN & CO. LTD., BISCUIT MANUFACTURERS, LONDON, ENGLAND'. Below this at the edge of the tin is 'U.K. PATENTS 486002, 486083, 514045, 514046' and 'MADE IN ENGLAND'. b) The lid of the tin which is also red with the same design of holly leaves and stars in gold. It features a picture of a child in a white frilly blouse, holding a bunny. A gold border encircles the picture.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
PAPER;
Height
7.4
Diameter
20.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1980.165.7 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Description
A). A rectangular, metal tin. The inside is plain metal but the bottom and sides have a paper covering. The bottom is white with a sticker that says "11 1/4 ozs. NET WEIGHT". The sides have ripped grey and white paper - the top half of the label has been ripped off. Both long sides has the bottom h…
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Manufacturer
Peek, Frean & Co. Ltd
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England: London
Start Date
1866
End Date
1989
Period or Date Notes
James Peek & George Frean started the company. Peek Frean & Co was the first mass producer of biscuits and employed over 3,000 people in its time from when it opened in 1866 to when it closed in the late 80s (1989)
Description
A). A rectangular, metal tin. The inside is plain metal but the bottom and sides have a paper covering. The bottom is white with a sticker that says "11 1/4 ozs. NET WEIGHT". The sides have ripped grey and white paper - the top half of the label has been ripped off. Both long sides has the bottom half of a word in blue writing with "PEEK-FREAN & CO LTD." underneath it. Both short sides have "BISCUIT MANUFACTURER LONDON ENGLAND" in blue and white writing. One side has the remains of a sticker with "PEEK, FREAN (CAN)..". B). The metal lid with a paper label on the front. In white lettering on a blue background it says "PEEK FREAN'S PLAY BOX BISCUITS REGD PEEK, FREAN & CO, LTD., LONDON, ENGLAND. Around this are pictures of cookies with white, pink, red, brown, and blue icing. Drawn on them are designs of animals, tea sets, and people.
Narrative
These biscuits had a hard icing on them and each one represented different popular nursery rhymes.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Width
16.6
Length
23
Depth
4.2
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1993.11.21 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
a) A metal square tin with cream, gold, and red details. On two opposite sides is a red banner with "PEEK FREAN'S" in white lettering surrounded by a gold design. Below this in red lettering is "MADE BY PEEK, FREAN & CO., LTD., LONDON, S.E.16, ENGLAND". On the other two sides is "PEEK, FREAN & CO.,…
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Manufacturer
Peek Frean & Company Ltd.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1866
End Date
1989
Period or Date Notes
The company was formed by James Peek & George Frean. Peek Frean & Co was the first mass producer of biscuits and employed over 3,000 people in its time from when it opened in 1866 to when it closed in the late 80's (1989)
Description
a) A metal square tin with cream, gold, and red details. On two opposite sides is a red banner with "PEEK FREAN'S" in white lettering surrounded by a gold design. Below this in red lettering is "MADE BY PEEK, FREAN & CO., LTD., LONDON, S.E.16, ENGLAND". On the other two sides is "PEEK, FREAN & CO., LIMITED AFTERNOON TEA ASSORTED FAMOUS ENGLISH BISCUITS" in gold, white, and red lettering. b) The metal push-on lid for the tin. On the front of the tin on a red background is "TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN BISCUIT MANUFACTURERS. PEEK, FREAN & CO., LTD. PEEK FREAN'S FAMOUS ENGLISH BISCUIT". There is a blue and white sticker obscuring part of the label which says "large cake Nove 5/96 Nov 11/99".
History Of Use
Maunfactured biscuits in bulk
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Height
12
Width
22.5
Length
22.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2016.7.2 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
a) A round metal cookie tin with pictures of cookies all over the sides. The cookies have white, red, blue, yellow, and brown icing with designs of humans and animals drawn on them. Written on two white cookies in black ink is "MADE BY PEEK, FREAN, & CO. LTD LONDON, ENGLAND". Written on a blue cook…
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Manufacturer
Peek Frean & Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1866
End Date
1989
Period or Date Notes
James Peek & George Frean started the company. Peek Frean & Co. was the first mass producer of biscuits and employed over 3,000 people in its time from when it opened in 1866 to when it closed in the late 80s.
Description
a) A round metal cookie tin with pictures of cookies all over the sides. The cookies have white, red, blue, yellow, and brown icing with designs of humans and animals drawn on them. Written on two white cookies in black ink is "MADE BY PEEK, FREAN, & CO. LTD LONDON, ENGLAND". Written on a blue cookies on the bottom of the tin is H.B.&S. LTD. READING, ENGLAND. b) The metal push-on lid with pictures of the same cookies across the top. Written in the centre on a blue background is "BISCUIT AND VITA-WEAT CRISPBREAD MANUFACTURERS BY APPOINTMENT PEEK FREAN'S PLAYBOX REGD BISCUITS".
History Of Use
Used for biscuits
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Height
9.7
Diameter
20
Circumference
64.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2016.7.5 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Green box labelled with "Quaker Natural Health Bran / For Baking Muffins, Bread, Cookies, Gems". Back of box has "Mary Alden Recommends: Bran Muffins" with recipe in French and English. Side of box speaks to the importance of bran as a laxative, one side in French and one in English.
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Title
Quaker Natural Health Bran
Manufacturer
Quaker Oats Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Ontario
Peterborough
Start Date
1925
End Date
1960
Period or Date Notes
Dates approximate, based on style and cookbook found in online collection of Michigan State University Library
Description
Green box labelled with "Quaker Natural Health Bran / For Baking Muffins, Bread, Cookies, Gems". Back of box has "Mary Alden Recommends: Bran Muffins" with recipe in French and English. Side of box speaks to the importance of bran as a laxative, one side in French and one in English.
Accession No.
1990.213.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Description
a) Off white cotton sack with blue trim. Stamped in black is "B&K. MLG. Co. / No 1. Seed / Grimms / Alfalfa Seed / Test 78-2732 / B-K Milling Co / Pr. Rupert / 50 lbs. " b) Off white cotton sack with black wording, "Government Grade / Tag Attached".
Other Names
grain bags
Seed sacks
Manufacturer Notes
B&K Milling is Brackman-Ker Milling Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1907
End Date
1965
Period or Date Notes
start date based on establishment date for Prince Rupert. End date based on date that Brackman-Ker was bought by Maple Leaf Mills.
Description
a) Off white cotton sack with blue trim. Stamped in black is "B&K. MLG. Co. / No 1. Seed / Grimms / Alfalfa Seed / Test 78-2732 / B-K Milling Co / Pr. Rupert / 50 lbs. " b) Off white cotton sack with black wording, "Government Grade / Tag Attached".
History Of Use
According to donor this item (a) was sent by Brackman - Ker milling Co. from Prince Rupert to Moricetown in the early 1930s.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Width
44.5
Length
101
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1984.3.14 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Date Range
1965-1974; 1990-1991
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Files include 12 phone books/telephone directories for the Bulkley Valley area.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Creator
B.C. Tel
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 195
File 196
File 197
Accession No.
2017.33
Physical Description
30.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1965-1974; 1990-1991
Scope and Content
Files include 12 phone books/telephone directories for the Bulkley Valley area.
Subject Access
B.C. Tel
B.C. Telephone Company
Geographic Access
Burns Lake, B.C.
Hazelton, B.C.
Houston, B.C.
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Description
a: A large metal box with faux wood design with two distinct sections: the larger section is covered by a glass casing while the smaller section is covered by a solid two part folding faux wood case. Both sections contain black metallic leaves that have tabs; the result is filing system that the us…
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Title
National Cash Register Company of Canada Credit File
Manufacturer
National Cash Register Company of Canada Limited
Other Names
receipt register
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Toronto, Ontario
Start Date
1950
End Date
1960
Description
a: A large metal box with faux wood design with two distinct sections: the larger section is covered by a glass casing while the smaller section is covered by a solid two part folding faux wood case. Both sections contain black metallic leaves that have tabs; the result is filing system that the user can browse through like a filing cabinet. These tabs are numbered and also contain lettering. The two sections are linked: when one section's filing system is opened at a certain point, the other section automatically opens to a certain point. There is a divider between the two sections that contains two miscellanous department. This item had a number of decaying receipts stored within the metal leaves. A large sample has been preserved and has been accessioned into the BV Archives. They had to be physically seperated from the artifact for preservation reasons. These reciepts pertained to the operation of the Smithers Drug Store during the 1950s and 1960s. b: Folding hinge that attaches to bottom of the file and covers the glass case in faux wood covering, similar to smaller section.
Narrative
Howard Wheeler, whose name appears in the reciepts associated with this artifact as the pharmacist, owned the Smithers Drug Store. According to Chronicles of Smithers, he bought the business from Tom Wark in 1951 who had in turn bought it from W. V. Tomlinson - a name and letterhead that also appears in the associated reciepts - in 1945. Prior to this the location - which as of 2016 is Central Square Medical Clinic - was J Mason Adams Drugstore.
Inscriptions
Behind the top hinge it says (possibly): C P 208842
Height
26.5
Width
54
Length
67.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2016.25.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Description
Off white cotton flour sack. "Purity Flour Mills" across top of blue circe, "Purity Flour" in large red letters across the middle. 98 lb. sack.
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Manufacturer
Purity Flour Mills
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1905
End Date
1981
Period or Date Notes
Likely dates to 1950s as it is branded with Purity Flour Mills only, not the Western Canada Flour Mills. Source: http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/sites/westerncanadaflourmills.shtml, accessed January 2019
Description
Off white cotton flour sack. "Purity Flour Mills" across top of blue circe, "Purity Flour" in large red letters across the middle. 98 lb. sack.
History Of Use
Purity Flour was first milled during Canada’s “wheat boom” in 1905 by the Western Canada Flour Mills Company, who became the largest flour milling company in Canada. Source: https://digex.lib.uoguelph.ca/exhibits/show/tried-tested-true/advertising-cookbooks/purity-flour-book, accessed Jan 2019
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Width
51
Length
85
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1997.15.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Description
Off white cotton flour sack with text on both sides. One one side are ink removal instructions, "Milled from Washed Wheat / Treadmark / Robin Hood Flour" in large red letters over a coat of arms. Under coat of arms is "For Bread, Cakes & Pastry / Robin Hood FLour Mills Limited / Moose Jaw Calgary …
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Manufacturer
Robin Hood Flour Mills Limited
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1928
End Date
1966
Period or Date Notes
Based on opening of Saskatoon factory (referenced on the bag) and closing of the Moose Jaw factory (also referenced on the bag), based on dates in Wikipedia entry for "Robin Hood Flour", accessed January 30 2019
Description
Off white cotton flour sack with text on both sides. One one side are ink removal instructions, "Milled from Washed Wheat / Treadmark / Robin Hood Flour" in large red letters over a coat of arms. Under coat of arms is "For Bread, Cakes & Pastry / Robin Hood FLour Mills Limited / Moose Jaw Calgary Saskatoon". On reverse side is similar text, but with cartoon drawing of a Robin Hood character with a bow and arrow. 98 lb bag.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Width
50
Length
88
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1997.16.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
PAPER-CARDBOARD; PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Description
a) a small, orange and pale green cardboard box, with 'KNOX' and 'PLAIN SPARKLING No. 1 GELATINE' in black lettering on front and back. Also a picture of a cow on front and back (trademark), with 'Made By Charles B. Knox Gelatin Co., Inc., Johnstown, N.Y., U.S.A.' and 'Montreal, Canada' on the fron…
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Title
Knox Plain Sparkling Gelatine
Manufacturer Notes
Charles B. Knox Gelatine Co.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Montreal, Quebec
United States: Johnstown, New York
Start Date
1890
End Date
1975
Period or Date Notes
Date range reflects when company was headquartered in Johnstown New York. Item likely dates more specifically to the 1930s-1940s.
Description
a) a small, orange and pale green cardboard box, with 'KNOX' and 'PLAIN SPARKLING No. 1 GELATINE' in black lettering on front and back. Also a picture of a cow on front and back (trademark), with 'Made By Charles B. Knox Gelatin Co., Inc., Johnstown, N.Y., U.S.A.' and 'Montreal, Canada' on the front and back. Top, pale green with 'KNOX GELATINE' and 'Makes Four Pints of Jelly'. The bottom has the same but it's damaged. The sides are orange with advertisements in black border. b) off white small paper envelop with blue text that reads "Knox Sparkling Unflavoured Gelatine" with image of a cow and two small children wearing chef's hats and bearing prepared gelatine on trays. Instructions under the heading "Important Notice". Further instructions on the back. c) Same as b, but "important notice" is in red text rather than blue d) small paper recipe book titled "Desserts, Salads and other Dainty Dishes made of Knox Sparkling Gelatine"
Material
PAPER-CARDBOARD; PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Height
8.6
Width
2.5
Length
6.9
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.32.1 a-d
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
a) A flat, cream-colored, rectangular tin. The sides of the box show a scene of men riding horses in the country. Both ends are similar to each other, as are front and back. The bottom of the box has a remnant of label with pictures of cookies and 'PEEK FREAN LONDON' printed on one cookie and "PE…
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Manufacturer
Peek Frean & Co
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1866
End Date
1989
Period or Date Notes
Peek Frean & Co started by James Peek & George Frean. Peek Frean & Co. was the first mass producer of biscuits and employed over 3,000 people in its time from when it opened in 1866 to when it closed in the late 80s (1989)
Description
a) A flat, cream-colored, rectangular tin. The sides of the box show a scene of men riding horses in the country. Both ends are similar to each other, as are front and back. The bottom of the box has a remnant of label with pictures of cookies and 'PEEK FREAN LONDON' printed on one cookie and "PEEK FRE.. JERS... CREA.. LONDON" printed on another cookie. b) The push-on lid for the tin with a picture of a jockey in a red and blue jacket with gold trim, white pants, and a black hat. 'GORDON RICHARDS (Champion British Jockey)' is printed on the front edge of the lid.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
4.6
Width
16
Length
20
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1991.82.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Pink plastic bag with black design on one side. "Village Fashions / Bulkley Village Shopping Centre / Smithers B.C." printed in centre.
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Title
Village Fashions
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1969
End Date
1984
Period or Date Notes
Based on dates advertisements appear in The Interior News for the business
Description
Pink plastic bag with black design on one side. "Village Fashions / Bulkley Village Shopping Centre / Smithers B.C." printed in centre.
History Of Use
Village Fashions (also called Bulkley Village Fashions) sold women's, teen's and children's clothing. The business was located in the Bulkley Village Shopping Centre.
Accession No.
2019.46.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Brown cardboard tube with "Daisy / Golden Bullseye B.B's" in white and gold lettering, with repeating image of a target. Tube is missing the gold or brown cap that would have closed the packaging.
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Title
Daisy Golden Bullseye B.B's
Manufacturer
Daisy Manufacturing Company
Other Names
B.B. gun packaging
Manufacturer Notes
Also known as Daisy Outdoor Products, Daisy had a Preston, Ontario factory (Preston is now part of Cambridge Ontario).
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Preston, Ontario
Start Date
1941
End Date
1981
Period or Date Notes
Based on Canada-wide newspaper searches for "Golden Bullseye" brand, but likely from the 1960s.
Description
Brown cardboard tube with "Daisy / Golden Bullseye B.B's" in white and gold lettering, with repeating image of a target. Tube is missing the gold or brown cap that would have closed the packaging.
Accession No.
2019.46.4
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

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