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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
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
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Description
1980.183.4a: A brown tin lunch box with a thick brown leather handle for carrying. The handle is secured at either end with metal clamps. On the bottom is stamped Patented FE 11-8 MA 1313 D.R.P. 550198. Underneath the handle are three sets of ventilation slots on the top of the box 1980.183.4b Th…
Original Owner
William Billeter
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
FOOD SERVICE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1920
End Date
1980
Period or Date Notes
Known to be over 60 years old in 1980 accession notes
Description
1980.183.4a: A brown tin lunch box with a thick brown leather handle for carrying. The handle is secured at either end with metal clamps. On the bottom is stamped Patented FE 11-8 MA 1313 D.R.P. 550198. Underneath the handle are three sets of ventilation slots on the top of the box 1980.183.4b There is a sturdy brass metal, half circle pull tab at one end for opening the box with Universal L.F.& Co imprinted on it. Once it is opened two sections can be seen. The top section is for a thermos and the bottom part is for the lunch. On the opposite top end of the box, there is a round dented circle where the thermos would have pushed against it from the inside.
Narrative
Not known to have been previously entered into the data base
History Of Use
Possibly used by miners
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Height
17.0
Width
12.0
Length
26.4
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height excludes leather handle
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1980.183.4 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; ANIMAL-LEATHER;
Description
a: A brown rectangular wooden case cover in leather with straps secured with brass buckles. There is a sturdy leather handle on the top of the case - also 2 leather back straps attached at the centre top with a large `brass `D`ring. This ring is attached to the case by a large `tear drop`piece of …
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Title
Surveyor's Level
Manufacturer
E.R. Watts & Son
Original Owner
K.G. Polyblank - written in ink on top of box lid - a railway surveyor.
Other Names
dumpy level
Surveryor's case
Manufacturer Notes
E.R. Watts & Son, Surveyor`s and Architects Instruments and Materials. Head Office and Works, 123 Camberwell Rd. London S.E. England. Ottawa 200 Wellington St; 408 Portage Ave Winnipeg. Àll kinds of surveying instruments (by any maker) can be repaired at our Winnipeg Store by experienced workmen trained in our London Works.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
SURVEYING AND NAVIGATIONAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England: London
Place Used
Used for railroad and highway surveys.
Start Date
1905
End Date
1981
Period or Date Notes
Taken from original accession card. Bought for $25 in 1935 and it was 30 years old at that time.
Description
a: A brown rectangular wooden case cover in leather with straps secured with brass buckles. There is a sturdy leather handle on the top of the case - also 2 leather back straps attached at the centre top with a large `brass `D`ring. This ring is attached to the case by a large `tear drop`piece of leather which has been screwed into place with 5 screws. The other ends of the back straps are screwed to the ends of the case - about 6.5 cm up from the bottom corner. A Canadian National Express sticker in on the front of the case. The name of the previous owner is neatly written in ink on the top "R.G Polyblank". Two rectangular pieces of leather (8.6cm x 5.5cm) cover two heavy brass hook closures. The hooks are unusual in that they angular like the number 7. They are screed on at the bottom and hook over a brass screw. The leather flap stops them from working loose under the strap. There are two leather strap guides on the front. These are screwed on with 6 screws each and are 8.5 cm 2.5cm long x 2.5 cm wide. Attached to the bottom of the box is a small, brown round 'container' with "Fitting for Telescope Cap" printed on the top. b:Tall wooden tripod to secure surveyor's level with a round brass threaded mountin plate at the top. The brass plate is attached to the legs with 3 large brass wing nuts. The bottom tip of each leg has a pointed metal piece attached to it. Two of the tips are 9cm long, the third one which on the repaired leg is 7cm long. The two longer metal tips have a half round tab on one side at the top. The tab on the shorter tip is 1.3 cm down from the top. c: A wide brass ring which screws on to the tripod base. One end is threaded on the inside & has a 0.3cm wide rim. The outside of the same end has two narrow rows of patterened engraving to give a 'gripping' surface. From this the outside curves in slightly & down to a rounded edge. d-e: Scope and base. Scope has Manufacture's name and the number 3396 on one side. The level is mounted underneath it. f: Spare Bubble for level - Stored in a triangular wooden enclosure in the front right hand corner of the box. NOTE - This was not taken out of the compartment for fear of breakage. g: Spare eye piece for the scope h-j: Small round metal container that screws together h-i; Contains j which is a small ring with 2 brass screws attached. k: Copper cylindrical tube with open ends (possible a lense hood - note taken from donor card.) l-n: Three spare needles, one larger than the other two
Narrative
Donor file card has info and pieces identified with their letters
History Of Use
Used in Quebec and BC - including the Skeena Region. This is a common surveying instrument. There were only two kinds of levels availabe when the railway cam, to be used in surveying. These were the "Y"level and the dumpy. The level was made by E.R. Watts & Sons, London, England. The level was bought by mother-for-father in 1935 for $25 used. It was 30 years ol then. The previous owner was Polyblank - a railway surveyor. Thomas Edward Clarke was born in Bothwell, Ont. in 1888, came west in 1908. In Edmonton he was hired as Chainman for Garnet Hughts on preliminary location of GTP to Jasper; reached Jasper Christmas 1908. Then he continued surveying until 1960 in different areas of BC In 1926 he was the Assistant District Engineer for Dept. of Public Works in Smithers. The Central Park building was 6 yrs. old then and he had an office on the second floor. The position he had was equivalent to the current position of "Highways Superintendant". (In 1926 conversion had just been made from Horse and wagon to trucks.)He was involved with initial road building in the province.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; ANIMAL-LEATHER;
Height
27 cnm
Width
14.5 cm
Length
43 cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
14
Accession No.
1986.12.1 a-n
Model Name or No.
Instrument numberL 3396; Constant 21.75 inches (scope)
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
Material
GLASS
Description
Glass Chimney from Nappa Gas Light. The glass has discoloured to have a purple tinge to it. Bottom rim broken, but came that way from the Church
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
LIGHTING DEVICE
Start Date
1923
End Date
1980
Description
Glass Chimney from Nappa Gas Light. The glass has discoloured to have a purple tinge to it. Bottom rim broken, but came that way from the Church
History Of Use
Donated for the George Wall Collection. The orginal nappa gas lights that were in the United Church on Broadway. Built in 1923. Were used until the town switched over to hydro/electricity. Still work. The Church burnt down 1970s-80s but the lamps were removed prior to the fire and placed in the care of Ross Van Horn
Material
GLASS
Accession No.
2012.54.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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
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

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