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Material
GLASS
Description
Flared rectangular shaped bottle, with "Malkin's Best" embossed on one side in a circle. "Contents 8 FL OZS" is also embossed on the same side.
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Title
Malkin's Best
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Description
Flared rectangular shaped bottle, with "Malkin's Best" embossed on one side in a circle. "Contents 8 FL OZS" is also embossed on the same side.
Material
GLASS
Accession No.
1982.27.12
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
GLASS;
Description
A dark green bottle with a seam along the side. There are air bubbles in the glass and the opening is fitted for the cork. "WG + S Ltd." is stamped on the bottom.
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Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Start Date
1905
End Date
1915
Description
A dark green bottle with a seam along the side. There are air bubbles in the glass and the opening is fitted for the cork. "WG + S Ltd." is stamped on the bottom.
History Of Use
From the Duthie Mine site
Material
GLASS;
Height
26
Circumference
29
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1992.7.25
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY - UNKNOWN; ANIMAL - LEATHER
Description
Large brown suitcase. The top has two clasps to fasten the suitcase shut, a small lock, and two straps with buckles. The carrying handle is affixed to the suitcase by two metal rings. The interior is composed of a white checkered material but is significantly stained in areas.
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Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Description
Large brown suitcase. The top has two clasps to fasten the suitcase shut, a small lock, and two straps with buckles. The carrying handle is affixed to the suitcase by two metal rings. The interior is composed of a white checkered material but is significantly stained in areas.
Material
METAL/ALLOY - UNKNOWN; ANIMAL - LEATHER
Accession No.
1990.97.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
ANIMAL-SKIN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
GLASS;
Description
a) A glass whiskey flask covered with brown leather with a long, narrow slit cut on both the front & back for viewing the level of the contents. b) A silver coloured metal piece that fis over the bottom. c) A round metal screw cap at the top.
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Original Owner
Art Simpson
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Description
a) A glass whiskey flask covered with brown leather with a long, narrow slit cut on both the front & back for viewing the level of the contents. b) A silver coloured metal piece that fis over the bottom. c) A round metal screw cap at the top.
Narrative
Art & May Simpson came to Smithers in 1925. Art worked at the Duthy Mine. He had his own business called Simpson Transfer in the late 1920s until about 1946. The couple lived at 3849 16th from 1950s -1998. Mr. Simpson died in May 1997 and Mrs. Simpson went to live at Bulkley Lodge Oct. 1998.
Material
ANIMAL-SKIN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
GLASS;
Number Of Parts
3
Accession No.
1999.1.12 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
GLASS
Description
A skinny, squared, green bottle. On one side it reads 'ROCHESTER N.Y.' and on the other 'MOONE'S EMERALD OIL'.
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Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Description
A skinny, squared, green bottle. On one side it reads 'ROCHESTER N.Y.' and on the other 'MOONE'S EMERALD OIL'.
Narrative
The medicine bottles so eagerly collected today are the results of the all-time great American hoax-the patent medicine fraud. The sellers of patent medicines-vendors, medicine men, quak doctors-carried their products, which were neither patented nor med
Material
GLASS
Height
5.1
Width
2
Length
4.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1982.27.4
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
GLASS
Description
A small brown, glass iodine bottle. The bottle is in a square shape, with a hard rubber lid that has a long rounded piece of glass attached to the inside of the lid. On the one side of the bottle it has a skull head and bones in an 'X' shape. Underneath the skull it reads 'POISON LIQ. IODINE'. O…
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Title
Liquid Iodine
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Description
A small brown, glass iodine bottle. The bottle is in a square shape, with a hard rubber lid that has a long rounded piece of glass attached to the inside of the lid. On the one side of the bottle it has a skull head and bones in an 'X' shape. Underneath the skull it reads 'POISON LIQ. IODINE'. On the bottom of it has four symbols.
Narrative
The medicine bottles so eagerly collected today are the results of the all-time great American hoax-the patent medicine fraud.
Material
GLASS
Height
8.5
Width
2.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1982.27.11
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
GLASS
Description
Very small rectangular bottle of clear glass. No seams. Small bubbles in glass. Bottle was originally listed under "Lotion, Medication and Ointment" bottles in the accession list, but use is unknown. No markings.
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Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Description
Very small rectangular bottle of clear glass. No seams. Small bubbles in glass. Bottle was originally listed under "Lotion, Medication and Ointment" bottles in the accession list, but use is unknown. No markings.
Material
GLASS
Accession No.
1982.27.37
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
GLASS; PLASTIC;
Description
A) Small, square-shaped, clear glass bottle with cap. Bottle has 'NABOB' embossed on opposing sides. Other sides are blank. Bottom has embossed symbols. B) Cap, blue plastic screw-on. Has 'NABOB' across center and 'Food' above and 'Color' beneath. Situated in a cardboard box.
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Description
A) Small, square-shaped, clear glass bottle with cap. Bottle has 'NABOB' embossed on opposing sides. Other sides are blank. Bottom has embossed symbols. B) Cap, blue plastic screw-on. Has 'NABOB' across center and 'Food' above and 'Color' beneath. Situated in a cardboard box.
Narrative
BOOK: The Award Guide to Collecting Bottles By Nancy Pratt Berkow, pg.10-11 Reference files: BOTTLES
History Of Use
One of the first types of molds used in America was the kind that shaped the bottle up to the shoulder. The bottom was wider than the top and the neck and lip were finished by hand, a procedure that could mean additional blowing.
Material
GLASS; PLASTIC;
Height
6.2
Width
1.8
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.0025.0005 a-b
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL-STEEL;
Description
Barrel is an open container with twelve vertical assorted sized wooden slats bound by two metal collars, one on bottom and one on top with two separated sections of wire binding around belly of barrel. Wire binding is secured by small metal pins. Visible holes and cracks throughout. Barrel is grey…
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Description
Barrel is an open container with twelve vertical assorted sized wooden slats bound by two metal collars, one on bottom and one on top with two separated sections of wire binding around belly of barrel. Wire binding is secured by small metal pins. Visible holes and cracks throughout. Barrel is greyish in color and stained. Bottom of barrel has four fitted wooden slats forming round shape secured by one wooden slat running the opposite direction and nailed to out diameter of barrel.
History Of Use
Barrel used as container for miscellaneous purposes. Appears to be homemade.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL-STEEL;
Height
46.5
Diameter
Top: 25.5 Base: 25.5
Circumference
91.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.84.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
FABRIC-CANVAS; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
Rockhound backpack with a metal frame and a dark green canvas bag attached. The metal frame has remnants of green paint, most of which has chipped away. The backpack is composed of two main pockets, a larger and smaller one, as well as straps on the bottom with which to fasten additional objects. T…
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Other Names
Bag
Knapsack
Manufacturer Notes
Rockhound
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Description
Rockhound backpack with a metal frame and a dark green canvas bag attached. The metal frame has remnants of green paint, most of which has chipped away. The backpack is composed of two main pockets, a larger and smaller one, as well as straps on the bottom with which to fasten additional objects. Two thin leather cords can be threaded through eyelets on the backpack flap to fasten the bag shut.
Material
FABRIC-CANVAS; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Accession No.
2012.86.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
GLASS; METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Description
Small, white glass jar with tin lid. There are little shells and pieces of costume jewellery inside.
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Description
Small, white glass jar with tin lid. There are little shells and pieces of costume jewellery inside.
Material
GLASS; METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Height
5.2
Diameter
Top: 4
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1993.11.39
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Fragment of a wood box. Possibly a part of a dynamite box as it was found at Duthie Mine. "CANADIAN HEAD OFFICE VANCOUVER" can be read.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
MINING AND MINERAL HARVESTING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Fragment of a wood box. Possibly a part of a dynamite box as it was found at Duthie Mine. "CANADIAN HEAD OFFICE VANCOUVER" can be read.
History Of Use
found at Duthie Mine
Width
5
Length
16
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2004.38.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Rectangular wood with one piece jutting at an off-centre right angle. Rusty nails are hammered seemingly haphazardly along this joint to keep the two pieces of wood together. Another rectangular piece of wood is stapled parellel. WATSONS STORE SMITHERS BC is spelled out in stenciled letters.
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Title
Watson's Store
Other Names
Crate fragment
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
OBJECT REMNANT
Description
Rectangular wood with one piece jutting at an off-centre right angle. Rusty nails are hammered seemingly haphazardly along this joint to keep the two pieces of wood together. Another rectangular piece of wood is stapled parellel. WATSONS STORE SMITHERS BC is spelled out in stenciled letters.
Height
14.25
Width
32
Depth
6.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measured from perpindicular wood.
Accession No.
2016.5.13
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
A cloth Red Tye Mailing Bag with attached postage details. It is addressed to the Postmaster of Smithers and double circled postmark and wavy lined kill. ‘SILVER CREEK” can be made out on the kill and the postmark reads “SILVER CREEK NY / MAR 12 1952”. Three United States Postage stamps are presen…
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Title
Red Tye Mailing Bag
Manufacturer
Red Tye Mailing Bag
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Place Of Manufacture
United States: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Description
A cloth Red Tye Mailing Bag with attached postage details. It is addressed to the Postmaster of Smithers and double circled postmark and wavy lined kill. ‘SILVER CREEK” can be made out on the kill and the postmark reads “SILVER CREEK NY / MAR 12 1952”. Three United States Postage stamps are present: one green, one orange, and one deep blue. On the reverse of this tag is a written stamp: “POSTMASTER: 4th. Class. May Be opened for inspection. / COLUMBIA – IELFIELD / SILVER CREEK, N. Y.” On the main part of the bag is a worn piece of paper that reads: “INTERNATIONAL PARCEL POST”. It gives instructions to the carrier in case the item is undeliverable. The weight of the item is noted in pen along a sidebar: “9 ozs. / POSTAGE $14” along with the mail clerk’s initials. A postmark is also present here along with a longer inscription on the opposite side of the paper.
Width
14.5
Length
19
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2016.26.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Red Tye Mailing Bag with attached postage details. Stamped on the paper is “COLUMBIA – IELFIELD SILVER CREEK, N. Y.” It is also addressed to the Postmaster of Smithers and contains a 10c United States Postage stamp. On the reverse are two red 2c United States Postage stamp.
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Title
Red Tye Mailing Bag
Manufacturer
Red Tye Mailing Bag
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Place Of Manufacture
United States: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Description
Red Tye Mailing Bag with attached postage details. Stamped on the paper is “COLUMBIA – IELFIELD SILVER CREEK, N. Y.” It is also addressed to the Postmaster of Smithers and contains a 10c United States Postage stamp. On the reverse are two red 2c United States Postage stamp.
Width
14
Length
19
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2016.26.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
‘Two-in-one Envelope Bag’ addressed to Smithers’ Postmaster from Hanley Postal Supply. There are four American stamps: 2c (red), 2 x 3c (blue-purple), and 10c (burgundy-red). The postmark reads “ERIE. PA. / 1957 / DC 16 8PM”. It looks like it’s been double cancelled. A customs inset is glued on the…
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Title
Two-in-one Envelope Bag
Manufacturer
Bemis Bro Bag Co.
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Description
‘Two-in-one Envelope Bag’ addressed to Smithers’ Postmaster from Hanley Postal Supply. There are four American stamps: 2c (red), 2 x 3c (blue-purple), and 10c (burgundy-red). The postmark reads “ERIE. PA. / 1957 / DC 16 8PM”. It looks like it’s been double cancelled. A customs inset is glued on the back and there is a Duty Free stamp that was stamped at Prince George on December 15th. There is a cloth bag part that is 13cm x 18.5cm and there is an attached envelope part that is 10cm x 17.5cm.
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
See 'Description' field.
Accession No.
2016.26.4
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
A small paper envelope from the Columbia Postal Supply Co. addressed to the Postmaster of Smithers. This envelope uses a ‘Columbian Natural Clasp No. 10N’ – a butterfly clasp manufactured by The United States Envelope Co., Springfield, Mass. There are two postmarks on the back: one is likely the se…
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Manufacturer
The United States Envelope Co.
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Place Of Manufacture
United States: Springfield, Massachusets
Description
A small paper envelope from the Columbia Postal Supply Co. addressed to the Postmaster of Smithers. This envelope uses a ‘Columbian Natural Clasp No. 10N’ – a butterfly clasp manufactured by The United States Envelope Co., Springfield, Mass. There are two postmarks on the back: one is likely the sent date – “SILVER CREEK N. Y. / MAY 3 330PM” – and the other is the received date – SMITHERS B. C. / MAY 9 1935”.
Width
9.5
Length
15.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2016.26.5
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Off white 12 egg egg carton. Green letters on the top read: "Fresh Eggs / Art's Poultry Farm / Smithers B.C. / Canada Grade A Medium Size."
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Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Description
Off white 12 egg egg carton. Green letters on the top read: "Fresh Eggs / Art's Poultry Farm / Smithers B.C. / Canada Grade A Medium Size."
Accession No.
1996.153.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
GLASS
Description
A clear glass bottle with a tint of green. The bottle has a square body with a not-so-long neck. On both sides of the bottle it reads 'HOLBROOK & CO.'. The bottom of the bottle has a 'J' and in concaved.
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Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Description
A clear glass bottle with a tint of green. The bottle has a square body with a not-so-long neck. On both sides of the bottle it reads 'HOLBROOK & CO.'. The bottom of the bottle has a 'J' and in concaved.
Narrative
One of the first types of molds used in America was the kind that shaped the bottle up to the shoulder. The bottom was wider than the top and the neck and lip were finished by hand, a procedure that could mean additional blowing.
Material
GLASS
Height
22.3
Width
5
Length
5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1982.27.5
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
GLASS
Description
A very short necked square bottle. On each side there is writing it reads 'HIRES HOUSEHOLD EXTRACT, FOR HOUSE USE, MANUFACTURED BY THE CHARLES E. HIRES CO., PHILADELPHIA, P.A. U.S.A.'. On the bottom it says either '66' or '99'. One side has a piece of tape stuck to it, it reads 'Roat Beer'.
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Title
Hires
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Description
A very short necked square bottle. On each side there is writing it reads 'HIRES HOUSEHOLD EXTRACT, FOR HOUSE USE, MANUFACTURED BY THE CHARLES E. HIRES CO., PHILADELPHIA, P.A. U.S.A.'. On the bottom it says either '66' or '99'. One side has a piece of tape stuck to it, it reads 'Roat Beer'.
Narrative
One of the first types of molds used in America was the kind that shaped the bottle up to the shoulder. The bottom was wider than the top and the neck and lip were finished by hand, a procedure that could mean additional blowing.
Material
GLASS
Height
11.7
Width
3.8
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1982.27.15
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

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