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Description
Black plastic camera with automatic exposure, and folding bellows. Comes with a cold clip (accession tag for cold clip is inside of the cold clip). A: camera B: instruction manual C: cold clip
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1969
End Date
1971
Description
Black plastic camera with automatic exposure, and folding bellows. Comes with a cold clip (accession tag for cold clip is inside of the cold clip). A: camera B: instruction manual C: cold clip
Number Of Parts
3
Accession No.
2013.24.32 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Removable hinged plastic cover protects entire front of camera when camera is not in use. Back can be opened. Missing a strap and instruction manual. Has black bellows. First to use transistorized electronic shutter in a mass-produced camera, first Polaroid pack-film camera. Focus is controlled by …
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Manufacturer
Polaroid
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1963
End Date
1966
Description
Removable hinged plastic cover protects entire front of camera when camera is not in use. Back can be opened. Missing a strap and instruction manual. Has black bellows. First to use transistorized electronic shutter in a mass-produced camera, first Polaroid pack-film camera. Focus is controlled by pushing on either side of a sliding arm located near the base of the bellows struts. Original Retail Price: $164.95
Accession No.
2013.24.33
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Back opens up but does not detatch. Made of black plastic with a metal latch to hold the back on. It is a boxy camera. It has a metal, manual shutter. Top-down view finder under a black plastic covering that lifts up. Has a black leather carrying strap.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1948
End Date
1960
Description
Back opens up but does not detatch. Made of black plastic with a metal latch to hold the back on. It is a boxy camera. It has a metal, manual shutter. Top-down view finder under a black plastic covering that lifts up. Has a black leather carrying strap.
Accession No.
2013.24.37
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Small, square camera. It has a dark grey and light grey body. It's missing its flash attatchement. It's missing what was most likely the battery cover. It has a thin, black neck strap.
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Manufacturer
Eastman Kodak Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1962
End Date
1970
Description
Small, square camera. It has a dark grey and light grey body. It's missing its flash attatchement. It's missing what was most likely the battery cover. It has a thin, black neck strap.
Accession No.
2013.24.38
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
It is made of grey plastic, and loads from the bottom. It has a Dakon lens, and it has a black/white option and a colour option. It has a built-in flash holder and a built-in flash bulb. Printed on the front is "Kodak Brownie Starmite Camera".
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1960
End Date
1963
Description
It is made of grey plastic, and loads from the bottom. It has a Dakon lens, and it has a black/white option and a colour option. It has a built-in flash holder and a built-in flash bulb. Printed on the front is "Kodak Brownie Starmite Camera".
Narrative
Original price was $10.50 and it is now valued at $5-10.
Height
11
Width
5.3
Length
8.3
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2013.24.101
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Part A is the camera. It is very small and slim, and rectangular. It is silver with a black front and a grey strap. Part B is a grey felt covered box with a hinge lid. The name "Minolta-16" is on the top of the box. Part C is a a silver metal clasp Part D is a slide frame filter.
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Title
Minolta Model 16 Ps
Manufacturer
Minolta
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1960
End Date
1965
Description
Part A is the camera. It is very small and slim, and rectangular. It is silver with a black front and a grey strap. Part B is a grey felt covered box with a hinge lid. The name "Minolta-16" is on the top of the box. Part C is a a silver metal clasp Part D is a slide frame filter.
History Of Use
The Minolta Model 16 Ps was a simplified camera that sold very well because it was inexpensive and easy to use. There were several features (or lack thereof) that made the camera inexpensive. First, it had just one shutter speed (1/100) and the exposure was completely controlled by the aperture. However, the camera did come with a manual exposure system. To use, the film speed was dialled in (ASA 10 - 160), then the photographer rotated the f-stop dial to match up the appropriate weather symbol (or f-stop). A mini-exposure guide was etched on the back of the camera for quick reference. The second design feature to reduce cost was that the body was rigid and did not collapse. As a result, it was larger than the previous models -- the push-pull film advance feature was replaced with a thumb wheel. Fortunately, the three element lens was good quality. The Minolta Model 16 Ps was considered a great camera for scenic and group shots. Two close-up lenses were made for the camera: the #1 was for focusing at about 4 feet, while the #2 was aimed at 2.5 feet. Filters included a UV, Y48 (yellow), 80A, 81B, ND (4x) and 1A.
Number Of Parts
3
Accession No.
2013.24.129 a-d
Model Name or No.
16 Ps
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Camera is rectangular, black-silver in colour. There is a hinge door on the back for loading film. Kodak is written on the front in red letters, Instamatic in bold silver letters.
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Title
Kodak Instamatic S-20
Manufacturer
Kodak
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1967
End Date
1971
Description
Camera is rectangular, black-silver in colour. There is a hinge door on the back for loading film. Kodak is written on the front in red letters, Instamatic in bold silver letters.
History Of Use
The Kodak Instamatic was a solidly built, compact snapshot camera with the unusual feature of a retractable housing for the Kodar lens, which made this camera easy to fit in a pocket. Flash was provided by flashcubes, and the film was advanced by the knob on the right-hand end of the body. As noted on some other cameras, the lower of the two shutter speeds was only available when a flashcube was fitted, and the fitting of a used cube or the removal of the batteries was the recommended means of obtaining exposure in less than sunny conditions. The rather obvious shutter release also retracted when the lens housing was pushed home, as seen on the Instamatic S-20. The Kodak Instamatic S-20 was manufactured from 1967-1971 and retailed for $58.50. Cameras in the Instamatic series from Kodak were known as easy-loading, easy-to-use point-and-shoot cameras. They took 126 film and were hugely popular.
Accession No.
2013.24.131
Model Name or No.
S-20
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
The camera is a tall rectangle. It is black, with silver fixtures. It has a raised square on the top with the name "Flexaret" in italics on the front. The lenses are extended out from the front of the camera. It has a small crank handle on the left side. The back metal piece detaches.
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Title
Flexaret Prontor S
Brand Name
Meopta
Manufacturer
Meopta Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Czechoslovakia
Start Date
1953
End Date
1962
Description
The camera is a tall rectangle. It is black, with silver fixtures. It has a raised square on the top with the name "Flexaret" in italics on the front. The lenses are extended out from the front of the camera. It has a small crank handle on the left side. The back metal piece detaches.
History Of Use
The Flexaret camera was made by the Meopta company of the former nation of Czechoslovakia between 1953 and 1962. Due to this camera being of Czechoslovakian origin there is very little information available in English. It was very practical to use, especially the later model with a sensing lens Mirar II 1: 3.5 / 80 mm. All models of Flexaret were twin-lens reflex cameras with an aluminium body, and took square 6x6 photographs on 120 roll film. Some models were also capable of working with 35 mm film with the help of a special adapter. The possibility of using filters, sun visors, V sync contact for flash and sports viewfinder make this model an interesting and unique piece.
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2013.24.127
Model Name or No.
Prontor S
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
The rectangular camera is mostly silver, with two black strips, one on the front and one on the top. It has a black strap. "Kodak" is on the front in red.
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Title
Kodak Instamatic 124
Brand Name
Kodak
Manufacturer
Kodak
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1968
End Date
1971
Description
The rectangular camera is mostly silver, with two black strips, one on the front and one on the top. It has a black strap. "Kodak" is on the front in red.
History Of Use
The Kodak Instamatic 124 was part of the Instamatic 126 film series, which was recognized by a very sober front face. The 124 camera had two-speeds: the 1/40 and the 1/90 sec. The passage from one speed to another was done by the connection of a flashcube. The Instamatic was immensely successful, introducing a whole generation of amateur photographers to low-cost photography, selling at the low cost of just $16.95. In its prime, this camera was used everywhere, so much so that the Instamatic name is still frequently and incorrectly used to refer to any inexpensive point-and-shoot camera.
Accession No.
2013.24.132
Model Name or No.
Instamatic 124
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
The camera is large and grey. It has a grey strap on the side. The lens is on the front. There are instructions titled "HOW TO MAKE PICTURES WITH THE POLAROID 66 LAND CAMERA" on the back in white letters.
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Title
Polaroid J66 Land
Brand Name
Polaroid
Manufacturer
Polaroid
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1961
End Date
1963
Description
The camera is large and grey. It has a grey strap on the side. The lens is on the front. There are instructions titled "HOW TO MAKE PICTURES WITH THE POLAROID 66 LAND CAMERA" on the back in white letters.
History Of Use
Produced from 1961 to 1963, the J66 was made in large quantities, as it was less expensive than other Polaroid cameras, which used the old instant roll films. That’s not to say it was a low-priced camera – its 1961 $89.50 price tag was equivalent to about $690 in 2013 dollars. The J66 took only Type 47 Polaroid black-and-white roll film, which, along with the other 40-series films, was discontinued by the early 1990s. It packed an f/19 plastic meniscus lens mated to a pneumatic rotary shutter that operated from 1/15 to 1/1000 sec. It used a selenium cell to set exposure; there was no manual exposure control.
Accession No.
2013.24.130 a
Model Name or No.
J66
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
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
The camera is made of dark orange and beige plastic. It has a prominent place for a flash bulb--but the bulb is missing.
Manufacturer
Eastman Kodak Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1961
End Date
1967
Description
The camera is made of dark orange and beige plastic. It has a prominent place for a flash bulb--but the bulb is missing.
Accession No.
2013.24.39
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Brown leather carrying strap. Camera is made of dark grey plastic, with a silver plastic lens face.
Manufacturer
Eastman Kodak Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1967
End Date
1971
Description
Brown leather carrying strap. Camera is made of dark grey plastic, with a silver plastic lens face.
Accession No.
2013.24.44
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Hard black and silver plastic body. Has a black carrying strap. It has the red Kodak insignia on the front.
Manufacturer
Eastman Kodak Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
CANADA
Start Date
1968
End Date
1971
Description
Hard black and silver plastic body. Has a black carrying strap. It has the red Kodak insignia on the front.
Accession No.
2013.24.46
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
a: Green metal mimeograph, also called a duplicator. Front section is flat, with metal bars attached, back section is a rounded dome. Front has yellow label "SUPER CREST / REX-O-GRAPH / KING OF FLUID DUPLICATORS". Red sticker on one side for "Western Office Supply Company Ltd. Vancouver B.C.". "SD …
Manufacturer
Rex-O-Graph
Original Owner
Side of object is stamped "SD 54", suggests this came from the School District 54 Bulkley Valley.
Other Names
Ditto Machine
Fluid Duplicator
Spirit Duplicator
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PRINTING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1923
End Date
1979
Period or Date Notes
As use of duplicators declined in 1970s, 1979 has been entered as a general end date.
Description
a: Green metal mimeograph, also called a duplicator. Front section is flat, with metal bars attached, back section is a rounded dome. Front has yellow label "SUPER CREST / REX-O-GRAPH / KING OF FLUID DUPLICATORS". Red sticker on one side for "Western Office Supply Company Ltd. Vancouver B.C.". "SD 54" has been painted on using a stencil on one side. On one side a small plaque has been screwed on that says "REX-O-graph" in silver on black. b: Plastic fluid bottleattached via a black rubber hose. c-f: four metal clips that clip onto bars on either side of the front section, can be detached. e: small rectangular metal shaped obejct with two holes on each side. Purpose and relationship to the duplicator is unclear, but was found sitting with the duplicator in the back room.
History Of Use
A spirit duplicator (also referred to as a Ditto machine in North America, Banda machine in the UK or Roneo in France and Australia) was a printing method invented in 1923 by Wilhelm Ritzerfeld and commonly used for much of the rest of the 20th century. The term "spirit duplicator" refers to the alcohols which were a major component of the solvents used as "inks" in these machines. The device coexisted alongside the mimeograph. Spirit duplicator technology gradually fell into disuse starting in the 1970s after the availability of low-cost, high-volume xerographic copiers. (Source: Wikipedia, "Spirit Duplicator", accessed November 2017). Likely used by the School District to create copies of documents for use by students (handouts, tests, etc.).
Accession No.
2017.115.1 a-g
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
a) A green metal and wood stereoscope. There is a metal piece that curves to fit around the face with a black section in the middle with two glass openings for the eyes. Small raised bumbs line the outside and three black screws are on the bottom. A 27.3cm long piece of green wood is atttached to t…
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Manufacturer
Keystone View Company
Manufacturer Notes
The Keystone View Company was a major distributor of stereographic images, and was located in Meadville, Pennsylvania. From 1892 through 1963 Keystone produced and distributed both educational and comic/sentimental stereoviews, and stereoscopes. By 1905 it was the world's largest stereographic company. (Source: Wikipedia, accessed Dec 2017)
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
VISUAL COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
United States: Meadville, Pennsylvania
Start Date
1892
End Date
1963
Description
a) A green metal and wood stereoscope. There is a metal piece that curves to fit around the face with a black section in the middle with two glass openings for the eyes. Small raised bumbs line the outside and three black screws are on the bottom. A 27.3cm long piece of green wood is atttached to the metal piece with two screws. On the bottom is a black, bent piece of metal attached to the wood with two screws. There is a narrow slit cut down the centre of the wood. On the top is narrow piece of green wood sitting perpendicular to the strip of wood and attached between the eyeholes of the metal piece. A wider black piece of wood is attached to the other end with two screws. b) A green, wooden, 17.8cm long, cross-section piece. On the bottom are two looped pieces of metal bent partway down. In the middle is a notch where the piece fits onto the main body of the stereoscope. Above this notch is a black metal piece attached with two screws. c) Booklet with yellow cover, titled "Keystone Eye Comfort Trainig / Base Out Alpha Unit". d) Yellow piece of paper titled "Eye Comfort 'Alpha' Unit". e) Rectangular black box base, similar to a shoe box. At one end is a paper tag titled "The Keystone No. 35 Eye Comfort Stereoscope". f) Black box lid
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Width
18
Length
34
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
6
Accession No.
1999.1.8 a-f
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Blue envelope that printed photos, films, or negatives would be given to/from the developer using Mortifee Munshaw processes.
Title
Mortifee Munshaw photo development envelope
Original Owner
Sid Geertsma
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1954
End Date
1979
Period or Date Notes
Based on known period of operations for Richerson's Studio in Smithers
Description
Blue envelope that printed photos, films, or negatives would be given to/from the developer using Mortifee Munshaw processes.
History Of Use
Richerson's (Studio) Ltd. listed on envelope as Mortifee Munshaw dealer in Smithers
Accession No.
2019.18.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PLASTIC;
Description
A camera made of grey and tan-coloured plastic. There is a black fabric strap attached to either side. On the back is a small viewfinder and a chart. On the front is the flash and the lens with "BROWNIE STARMITE II CAMERA KODAK" printed no it. There is a small lever to switch the camera from flash …
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1962
End Date
1967
Description
A camera made of grey and tan-coloured plastic. There is a black fabric strap attached to either side. On the back is a small viewfinder and a chart. On the front is the flash and the lens with "BROWNIE STARMITE II CAMERA KODAK" printed no it. There is a small lever to switch the camera from flash mode to daylight mode.
Material
FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PLASTIC;
Height
10
Width
4.8
Length
8
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2013.24.100 a
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
Metal
Description
Smithers Lions Club bell. Heavy and golden with Lions International Logo at top. Item is fitted onto a stand and cannot ring. Two inscriptions engraved on bell (see 'Inscriptions' above).
Title
Smithers Lions Club bell
Original Owner
Smithers Lions Club
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
SOUND COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Used
Smithers, B.C.
Start Date
1964
End Date
1992
Period or Date Notes
Based on inscriptions
Description
Smithers Lions Club bell. Heavy and golden with Lions International Logo at top. Item is fitted onto a stand and cannot ring. Two inscriptions engraved on bell (see 'Inscriptions' above).
Material
Metal
Inscriptions
In capital letters: "SMITHERS LIONS CLUB, SPONSORED BY TERRACE & KITIMAT LIONS CLUB, FEBRUARY 24TH 1964." In cursive: "First Zone Visitation by Granisle Lions Club, Nov. 23 1992."
Accession No.
2020.38.31
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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