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Material
MINERAL/ROCK-GRANITE; MINERAL/ROCK-GRANODIORITE;
Description
Large smooth stone. One side has a large opening that graduates to a small exit hole. The hole is egg-shaped. The opposite side has 2 chips at the top of the hole. There is a natural dark outline on the rock's surface.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FISHING AND TRAPPING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Large smooth stone. One side has a large opening that graduates to a small exit hole. The hole is egg-shaped. The opposite side has 2 chips at the top of the hole. There is a natural dark outline on the rock's surface.
History Of Use
This sinker stone is granodiorite, which is close to granite. Sinkers were attached to various types of fish gear, from the small fish gorge and the trolling line, to the big halibut hooks, to the outstretched fish net which kept it hanging vertically. Heavier stones tied to long bark ropes (usually cedar) were anchors for canoes.
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-GRANITE; MINERAL/ROCK-GRANODIORITE;
Height
7.5
Width
17
Length
15
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
almost square with rounded sides
Accession No.
1981.38.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-GRANITE; MINERAL/ROCK-GRANODIORITE;
Description
A: A hand size rock, grey, with a small hole along one side. B: Medium size sinker stone in display. Side 1: more brown in colour; natural small hole extending through to opposite side; 2 small natural indentations along one side. Side 2: large natural pitted opening to the small hole in the b…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FISHING AND TRAPPING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A: A hand size rock, grey, with a small hole along one side. B: Medium size sinker stone in display. Side 1: more brown in colour; natural small hole extending through to opposite side; 2 small natural indentations along one side. Side 2: large natural pitted opening to the small hole in the back. Several indentations throughout. Darker in colour.
History Of Use
These stones came in various sizes and shapes. Smaller stones were attached to fish nets to keep them stretched down into the water while a floater kept the top of the net up. Heavier stones were attached to halibut lines to keep the hook near the bottom where the fish were feeding. A big anchor stone was attached to the halibut lines which were usually stretched out across the river with several hooks attached. The heaviest sinker stone was used as an anchor for a canoe.
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-GRANITE; MINERAL/ROCK-GRANODIORITE;
Height
5
Width
9
Length
14
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
B: 7.0 high x 15.5 long x 15.0 wide; 'A' dimensions listed below
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1986.2.7 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Large rock with what appears to be a human-made opening
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FISHING AND TRAPPING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Large rock with what appears to be a human-made opening
History Of Use
Large rock with made made opening, possibly an anchor or weight found along the bank of the Bulkley River.
Accession No.
2009.58.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
A wood framed plastic display plaque. A total of 66 plugs are set in the plastic. They are a variety of colours and designs. The top 9 items show the different sizing variants, while the remaining 55, show the colour variants. There is a picture of a man holding up his catch featured in the upper …
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Other Names
Luhr-Jensen "Hot Shot" Trolling and Casting Plugs Display Plaque
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FISHING AND TRAPPING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A wood framed plastic display plaque. A total of 66 plugs are set in the plastic. They are a variety of colours and designs. The top 9 items show the different sizing variants, while the remaining 55, show the colour variants. There is a picture of a man holding up his catch featured in the upper right quadrant. Various technical details are listed including catalogue numbers. One plug is missing (named Green/Double Eagle #812).
History Of Use
See 2017.30.1.
Inscriptions
See photos.
Width
16.5
Length
22
Units Of Measurement
Inches
Accession No.
2017.30.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Date Range
1942-1943
Collection
Aida Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
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
Description
The artifact is a metre long cylindrical cage made of spruce roots and/or willow branches. At one end the cage, the cylinder is tied closed and the other end has a funnel shaped entrance leading into the cage. The funnel entrance is designed so that fish can enter the cage but are unable to exit.
Other Names
Witsuwit'en fish trap
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FISHING AND TRAPPING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
The artifact is a metre long cylindrical cage made of spruce roots and/or willow branches. At one end the cage, the cylinder is tied closed and the other end has a funnel shaped entrance leading into the cage. The funnel entrance is designed so that fish can enter the cage but are unable to exit.
Publications
Fish traps are discussed in Niwhts’ide’nï Hibi’it’ën: The Ways of Our Ancestors – Second Edition. Melanie Morin and School District #54. Information for this photo record as well as the June 2018 "From the Back Room" article about this fish trap sourced from this publication.
History Of Use
Trap believed to have been used on the Skeena River. Fishing traps like this one have been used by the Wituswit'en and Gitxsaan peoples for thousands of years. Fish traps were made in a variety of designs. This, like many fish traps, was to be used in tandem with a weir, known as a k’ondze in Witsuwit’en. Weirs are fences built across sections of a river that have a gap in them, forcing fish into a particular area in order to pass through the obstruction. When a person wanted to catch fish, they would lower the trap with the funnel end facing the gap. Fish would enter through the funnel shaped entrance and become trapped, unable to swim back the way they came. While it is uncertain how many fish this particular trap could hold, other fish traps in sizes of up to 2 meters long have been known to hold close to a hundred salmon.
Accession No.
2008.13.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
A large wooden fishing reel with thick green line attached to it. There are two black handles on one side of the reel and a thing metal bar on the other side.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FISHING AND TRAPPING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A large wooden fishing reel with thick green line attached to it. There are two black handles on one side of the reel and a thing metal bar on the other side.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Diameter
15
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1987.36.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
A thin wood particle backing with 25 different fishing lures glued onto it. At the top and centre of this backing is the block letters that read "Rapala".
  2 Images  
Other Names
Rapala Fishing Lure Display Plaque
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FISHING AND TRAPPING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A thin wood particle backing with 25 different fishing lures glued onto it. At the top and centre of this backing is the block letters that read "Rapala".
History Of Use
This item was used by Steve Hidber in Oscar's Source for Sports - as of 2017 this had become Dan's Source for Sports. These plaques would be provided by lure manufactures and brought out during fishing season. The same one would be used "over a few years as they did not offer new colours that often back then." Nowadays, Steve says, manufacturers continually renew their stock with new colour variety. Therefore, this plaque and others have declined as manufacturers use colour catalogues and only make smaller cardboard displays that are less involved. This plaque was used in the 1980s.
Width
19
Length
17
Units Of Measurement
Inches
Dimension Notes
Only had the imperial measuring tape during time of accessioning.
Accession No.
2017.30.1
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
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
This metal trap consists of two metal pieces and a chain. One piece has a metal disk attached to it. When the handle is compressed, the jaws open. The bait is placed on the disk. A stick is inserted into a link and into the ground to secure the trap in place. The following is imprinted into the t…
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Title
Oneida Victor Leg Trap
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FISHING AND TRAPPING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
This metal trap consists of two metal pieces and a chain. One piece has a metal disk attached to it. When the handle is compressed, the jaws open. The bait is placed on the disk. A stick is inserted into a link and into the ground to secure the trap in place. The following is imprinted into the trap: 'ONEIDA VICTOR / REG TRADEMARK 1 / CANADA / [illegible]'.
History Of Use
The donor is unknown. The trapper would check his traps on the average of once a week. This trap would be good for Weasel, Squirrel, Martin, Bobcat, Wolverine and Coyote. This type of a leg hold trap is a very controversial issue but is still in use by some trappers today.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Height
6
Width
9
Length
33.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.138.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
One fishing net hanging and mending needle with some thread
  1 Image  
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FISHING AND TRAPPING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
One fishing net hanging and mending needle with some thread
Accession No.
2012.30.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
Metal Fishing net needle with shaped ends held apart by a thin metal band. The ends are leaf/spoon shaped and are slightly different sizes.
  1 Image  
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FISHING AND TRAPPING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Used
Used for mending fishing nets
Description
Metal Fishing net needle with shaped ends held apart by a thin metal band. The ends are leaf/spoon shaped and are slightly different sizes.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Width
1.5cm; 1.9cm
Length
16.5cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width is for metal ends at their widest point
Accession No.
2012.31.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
White plastic spool with "Super Flyte / Nylon / Casting Line / Test 15 lbs. 50 YDS" in silver on blue background.
  1 Image  
Title
Super Flyte Casting Line spool
Manufacturer
Hudson Bay Company
Other Names
fishing line spool
Manufacturer Notes
HBC also manufactured a line of golf balls and clubs called Super Flyte.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FISHING AND TRAPPING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
United States
Start Date
1960
End Date
1969
Period or Date Notes
Based on newspaper searches (British Columbia-wide) for Super Flyte brand.
Description
White plastic spool with "Super Flyte / Nylon / Casting Line / Test 15 lbs. 50 YDS" in silver on blue background.
Accession No.
2019.46.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; METAL-STEEL;
Description
A brass cylindrical scale with a hook on both ends. A black scale is inside which pulls down when a fish is hung on the bottom hook. "SPORTSMAN'S" is engraved on the side as well as "Pat Pending ?12" with a diamond shape below it. The rest of the printing is obscured by accession number marked on i…
  1 Image  
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FISHING AND TRAPPING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A brass cylindrical scale with a hook on both ends. A black scale is inside which pulls down when a fish is hung on the bottom hook. "SPORTSMAN'S" is engraved on the side as well as "Pat Pending ?12" with a diamond shape below it. The rest of the printing is obscured by accession number marked on it. The hooks on either end are metal. Scale section is 10cm long; hooks are 4cm in length.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; METAL-STEEL;
Dimension Notes
Measurements are in description notes
Accession No.
1999.1.10
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
a: This metal trap consists of two metal pieces and a chain. One piece of metal has a metal disk attached to it with 'NO 1' on it and some other indecipherable words around the outside. When the handle is compressed, the jaws open. The metal disk keeps the jaws locked open. The chain is used to…
  1 Image  
Other Names
leg hold trap
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FISHING AND TRAPPING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
a: This metal trap consists of two metal pieces and a chain. One piece of metal has a metal disk attached to it with 'NO 1' on it and some other indecipherable words around the outside. When the handle is compressed, the jaws open. The metal disk keeps the jaws locked open. The chain is used to secure the trap in place by placing a stick through it into the ground. b: Small nail for holding the trap in place. 6cm long.
History Of Use
George DeWitt 1929-1987. George served the museum society as a president and a vice president. He was a collector of many things and donated several articles to the museum. This leg hold trap was used to trap Weasel, Squirrel, Martin, Coyote, Bobcat and Wolverine just to name a few. The traps were tended to on a weekly basis. These are still in use today, however it is a very controversial issue.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Inscriptions
Large 'No. 1' in middle of disk. Lettering around outside is illegible.
Height
7.5
Width
9
Length
21
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.106.40 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
A large knife with a carved handle and a leather case. The handle has been nailed to the metal blade. The case is dark leather and has two slits at the top for attaching it to a belt. It is made from two pieces, one nailed and sewed to the other to create the pocket that the knife goes into. On the…
  2 Images  
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FISHING AND TRAPPING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A large knife with a carved handle and a leather case. The handle has been nailed to the metal blade. The case is dark leather and has two slits at the top for attaching it to a belt. It is made from two pieces, one nailed and sewed to the other to create the pocket that the knife goes into. On the blade of the knife is an inscription that reads:"JOSEPH RODGERS AND SONS/ NO. 6 NORFOLK STREET/ SHEFFIELD " a: knife b: case
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1971.1.27 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Date Range
ca June 1914
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
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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