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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 ā€“ 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 ā€¦
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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 ā€“ 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 Smithersā€™ 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
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
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
Date Range
1942-1943
Collection
Aida Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
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Collection
Aida Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
PF5
Item No.
P6705
Accession No.
2015.13.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 12.2 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
1942-1943
Subject Access
Columbia Power
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Writing on the back (probably Tetsuo Aida's) reads: "1942-1943 summer. Worked for Columbia Power, Smithers B.C."
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
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.
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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
Images
Date Range
ca June 1914
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
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Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P1494
Accession No.
1987.1.31
Physical Description
1 Postcard: b&w: 14 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca June 1914
Subject Access
Aldermere-Telkwa Trail
Geographic Access
Aldermere, B.C.
Notes
1 Photograph; b&w; 17 x 11.5 cm Mrs. Winnifred Coyle and Ellen with Mrs. Davey Scott walking the Aldermere-Telkwa trail. Information written on back of both cards. Notations also written on front of post card. Writing with arrow indicating Ellen Coyle reads "Aldermere's first baby."
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

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