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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
ANIMAL - LEATHER
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
a) A box camera made of wood, with a leatherette covering. Has a leather handle with "Ensign" on it. Inside the camera there are handwritten words written in chalk: "Property of Herbert Easto 2547 Eton ST Vancouver BC Phone HAST 3405". b) The removable middle which is released by two metal latches.…
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Manufacturer
Houghtons Ltd.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England: London
Start Date
1920
End Date
1930
Description
a) A box camera made of wood, with a leatherette covering. Has a leather handle with "Ensign" on it. Inside the camera there are handwritten words written in chalk: "Property of Herbert Easto 2547 Eton ST Vancouver BC Phone HAST 3405". b) The removable middle which is released by two metal latches. There is a small flap with a sticker that says "The 2 1/2 Box Form Ensign Made by Houghton LTD. London" and instructions for use".
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
17.1
Width
8.9
Length
13.7
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measurements are for part a) and b) together
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2013.24.92 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
GLASS;
PAPER;
PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Description
1993.11.20a: Rectangular orange cardboad box, with navy blue facing and white lettering. 'ELASTO REMEDY' on front. 1993.11.20b: Inside is a small glass bottle with a metal screw top cap. Orange paper label with instructions for use and manufacturer printed on it.
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Manufacturer
The New Era Treatment Co., Ltd.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MEDICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England: London
Description
1993.11.20a: Rectangular orange cardboad box, with navy blue facing and white lettering. 'ELASTO REMEDY' on front. 1993.11.20b: Inside is a small glass bottle with a metal screw top cap. Orange paper label with instructions for use and manufacturer printed on it.
History Of Use
Used to treat varicose veins and related medical conditions
Material
GLASS;
PAPER;
PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Height
8.4
Width
4.8
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1993.11.20 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
GLASS;
PAPER;
PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Description
a) Square yellow box with brown, orange and green picture and lettering. ' Elasto, Nature Salve'. Also has a picture of a sunrise and a tree branch with leaves on it. b) Inside is a glass bottle with a metal screw top. Orange paper label has Elasto Remedy printed on the front of the bottle with ins…
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Artist or Maker
The New Era Treatment Co. Ltd.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MEDICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England: London
Description
a) Square yellow box with brown, orange and green picture and lettering. ' Elasto, Nature Salve'. Also has a picture of a sunrise and a tree branch with leaves on it. b) Inside is a glass bottle with a metal screw top. Orange paper label has Elasto Remedy printed on the front of the bottle with instructions and decscriptions on sides and back. Bottle held a 1 month supply of 168 tablets, Cost $2.50 and were " a Scientific Treatment for Varicose Veins, Fein Diseases and Ailments Arising Therefrom" c) Paper booklet with instructions for use and a description of various related diseases the product can be used for. d) A green paper advertisement for Elasto Nature Salve. e) A pink paper advertisement for laxatives.
Narrative
Canadian outlet was at 455 Craig Street West, Montreal Canada. Head office was London, England
History Of Use
Used to treat Varicose veins and associated ailments
Material
GLASS;
PAPER;
PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Height
7.4
Width
7.2
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
3
Accession No.
1993.11.19 a-e
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Description
Small round tin, sample size. Has, 'Elasto, will lighten your step'. Top is orange with black lettering. Free Sample. No. 14502 Propriatary or Patent Medicine Act. Instructions for dosage inside lid - Adults 2 tablets; Children 1 tablet
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Manufacturer
The New Era Treatment Co.
Manufacturer Notes
Canadian outlet in Montreal, Canada
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MEDICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England: London
Description
Small round tin, sample size. Has, 'Elasto, will lighten your step'. Top is orange with black lettering. Free Sample. No. 14502 Propriatary or Patent Medicine Act. Instructions for dosage inside lid - Adults 2 tablets; Children 1 tablet
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Diameter
Top: 2.7
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1993.11.27
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
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
Description
a: cardboard Meloto box; not the original container, meant for "The Sun has got his hat on Fox-Trot" b: dance roll 31086 "When You and I were Seventeen Waltz"
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Title
When You and I were Seventeen Waltz
Artist or Maker
C. Rosoff
Manufacturer
The Meloto Company
Other Names
Dance roll
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
MUSICAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England: London
Description
a: cardboard Meloto box; not the original container, meant for "The Sun has got his hat on Fox-Trot" b: dance roll 31086 "When You and I were Seventeen Waltz"
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2019.17.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
One "Rolls Razor" box for a shaver. The box is covered in a blue leatherette, and the interior is blue velvet on the bottom, with white satin on the inside of the lid, which has "Rolls Razor" on it in gold. The outside lid is marked ""Standard" Model / Made by Rolls Razor Ltd. / London, England". T…
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Manufacturer
Rolls Razor Ltd.
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
TOILET ARTICLE
Place Of Manufacture
England: London
Description
One "Rolls Razor" box for a shaver. The box is covered in a blue leatherette, and the interior is blue velvet on the bottom, with white satin on the inside of the lid, which has "Rolls Razor" on it in gold. The outside lid is marked ""Standard" Model / Made by Rolls Razor Ltd. / London, England". The box has a gold snap metal clasp.
Accession No.
1990.19.5
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Glass bottle with silver metal Seltzer handle. Metal mesh design over the bottle with a red line a third of the way down the bottle.
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Manufacturer
Aerator Ltd. Makers London
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FOOD SERVICE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England: London
Period or Date Notes
Circa mid-1900s.
Description
Glass bottle with silver metal Seltzer handle. Metal mesh design over the bottle with a red line a third of the way down the bottle.
Inscriptions
ADMIT GAS SLOWLY / AND SHAKE VIGOROUSLY
FOR DIRECT EXPORT / BY / MAKER ONLY
IMPORTANT / DO NOT FILL THE BOTTLE / ABOVE THE RED LINE
Accession No.
2012.75.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Description
Three tins, two are round, one is rectangular. Item (A) Round metal tin: 8.5cm is the depth and a diameter of 18cm. - painted blue and decorated with four pictures of castles and 12 countries' coats of arms. Item (B) Round metal tin: 8cm deep and a diameter of 18cm. - side…
Other Names
Commerative tins for George V1 & Queen Elizabeth II
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England: London
Description
Three tins, two are round, one is rectangular. Item (A) Round metal tin: 8.5cm is the depth and a diameter of 18cm. - painted blue and decorated with four pictures of castles and 12 countries' coats of arms. Item (B) Round metal tin: 8cm deep and a diameter of 18cm. - sides are painted dark blue - printing on bottom 'MADE IN ENGLAND' - all the paint has been scratched off of the lid. Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip are pictured on the lid circa 1952/53 Item (C) Rectangular metal tin: 16cm long and 12.5cm wide,6.8cm deep. - pictures around the sides - picture of King George VI and Queen - printing on lid 'Dieu Et Mon Droit' - 'Coronation May 12, 1937.
History Of Use
This item is from the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, 1937.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1987.57.21 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Metal wrench. One end has one head that is 2.8cm wide, the other end has two heads, each approximately 2cm wide. "G70" stamped on one side.
Title
Madison Plow Company G70 Implement Wrench
Manufacturer
Madison Plow Company
Other Names
farm wrench
implement wrench
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Madison
United States
Wisconsin
Start Date
1910
End Date
1951
Period or Date Notes
Dates based on Madison Plow Company operations, as per http://www.historicmadison.org/Madison%27s%20Past/Places/Walking%20Tours/IndustrialTour2.html (accessed November 2017).
Description
Metal wrench. One end has one head that is 2.8cm wide, the other end has two heads, each approximately 2cm wide. "G70" stamped on one side.
History Of Use
G70 wrench is listed in Madison Plow Company for their wood and steel frame transplanters, cultivators, planters, and disc harrows. It is only one of two wrenches that have been attributed to the Madison Plow Company. (Source: http://www.wrenchingnews.com/sell-page/sell.html, accessed November 2017).
Length
18.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2017.118.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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