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Material
GLASS;
Description
Rectangular shaped bottle with 'SLOAN'S LINIMENT MADE IN CANADA' stamped into the glass. Inner top of bottle stained brown. Lid is rusted brown.
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Title
Sloan's Liniment
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Description
Rectangular shaped bottle with 'SLOAN'S LINIMENT MADE IN CANADA' stamped into the glass. Inner top of bottle stained brown. Lid is rusted brown.
History Of Use
Sloan's liniment bottle contents presumably used for relief of various ailments.
Material
GLASS;
Height
12.7
Diameter
Top: 1.8 Base: 3
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.45.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
GLASS; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; PAPER;
Description
Blue, round glass jar with black screw on lid. A rectangular label encircles the jar. The label is white with blue print in French and English. One part of the label has two orange vertically spaced lines and in between them is '2 3/4 OUNCES, WATKINS' in blue print. 'VAPOR BALM' is in white pri…
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Title
Vapor balm
Other Names
Jar
Manufacturer Notes
J.R. Watkins Co.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Description
Blue, round glass jar with black screw on lid. A rectangular label encircles the jar. The label is white with blue print in French and English. One part of the label has two orange vertically spaced lines and in between them is '2 3/4 OUNCES, WATKINS' in blue print. 'VAPOR BALM' is in white print surrounded by a blue rectangle. Below that is 'CONTAINS OIL CEDAR LEAF 2 PERCENT, NO. 20949, THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT, MADE IN CANADA, THE J.R. WATKINS CO., MONTREAL, WINNIPEG, VANCOUVER,' in blue print. A '3' is embossed on the bottom of the jar. The lid is black with an impressed ring on top and has corrugated sides. Lid measures 6.5 cm in diameter and 1 cm in height.
History Of Use
Presumably used externally and internally for relief of nose and throat congestion.
Material
GLASS; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; PAPER;
Height
5
Diameter
6.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Lid dimensions in object description.
Accession No.
1991.129.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
GLASS
Description
Small clear glass ashtray. Square in shape with a circular impression in the centre. Printed onto the bottom in red is a circular logo that reads: "Compliments Of / Martin Electric / Sales / Phone: 358 / Smithers, B.C."
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Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Place Used
Smithers, B.C.
Description
Small clear glass ashtray. Square in shape with a circular impression in the centre. Printed onto the bottom in red is a circular logo that reads: "Compliments Of / Martin Electric / Sales / Phone: 358 / Smithers, B.C."
History Of Use
Item was found by donor while cleaning her house; possibly belonged to her parents.
Material
GLASS
Height
1.8
Width
9
Length
9
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2018.72.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
2009.5.1a is the compass. It is black and silver, with white and red writing on it. The centre has a piece that sticks out labelled TRUE COURSE, which has two glass levels with fluid still sealed inside. 2009.5.1b is the wooden box that holds the compass. It has a hinged lid that is held closed by…
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Manufacturer
Dominion Electric Production Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
SURVEYING AND NAVIGATIONAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Start Date
1939
End Date
1945
Description
2009.5.1a is the compass. It is black and silver, with white and red writing on it. The centre has a piece that sticks out labelled TRUE COURSE, which has two glass levels with fluid still sealed inside. 2009.5.1b is the wooden box that holds the compass. It has a hinged lid that is held closed by two clasps, one of which is missing. On the front of the box is written ASTRO COMPASS MK II / REF. NO. 6A 1174 / CANADA / DOMINION ELECTRIC PRODUCTION COMPANY. The final line of text is obscured but known from other sources. The number 367 is written on one side in white, one side in red, and on the top of the box in red. The box had a strap that would stretch behind or over the box, but it is broken and a piece missing.
History Of Use
Astro Compass: WW2 Navigation compass, used in Alberta in a 1-80 Settler plane. Used for mapline surveying, which required an almanac to set up, and adjustments were made every 10 minutes while in flight. The compass would be operated out of the left window of a plane, and had to be set up before you took flight.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
2009.5.1 a compass
2009.5.1 b wooden box
Accession No.
2009.5.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
a: Black metal elongated sphere case with rounded holes on front and sides. Holes on back have a slightly longer top, likely for hanging the device with hooks. Bottom is engraved with: "Northern Electric Company Limited / Made in Canada" b) Black metal lid, engraved with same information as above.…
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Manufacturer
Northern Electric Company Limited
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Description
a: Black metal elongated sphere case with rounded holes on front and sides. Holes on back have a slightly longer top, likely for hanging the device with hooks. Bottom is engraved with: "Northern Electric Company Limited / Made in Canada" b) Black metal lid, engraved with same information as above. c) cardboard insert
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1986.35.1 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
McClary's heaters pamphlet booklet containing ten different models of Heaters with a description for each with particulars included. Green and white booklet with mutiple folds.
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Title
McClary's Heaters
Brand Name
McClary's
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Description
McClary's heaters pamphlet booklet containing ten different models of Heaters with a description for each with particulars included. Green and white booklet with mutiple folds.
Accession No.
1993.11.51
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
PAPER;
Description
Part A is a small paper booklet, green and black cover depicting two flying ducks and one in a pond setting. "Waterfowl Hunters' Guide / Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources Canadian Wildlife Service". The booklet contains "hints" for hunters, as well as information and sketches of…
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Title
Waterfowl Hunters' Guide
Manufacturer
Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources Canadian Wildlife Service
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Ontario
Ottawa
Start Date
1954
End Date
1954
Description
Part A is a small paper booklet, green and black cover depicting two flying ducks and one in a pond setting. "Waterfowl Hunters' Guide / Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources Canadian Wildlife Service". The booklet contains "hints" for hunters, as well as information and sketches of different waterfowl species, as well as conservation-minded advice. Part B is a small brown postcard addressed to "The Chief Canadian Wildlife Service Ottawa". On the back is a chart for reporting bird species.
Material
PAPER;
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1983.3.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
PAPER-CARDBOARD
Description
Rectangular cardboard box with the words: "Linit Perfect Laundry Starch" on the front. Box is white with light and dark blue accents. The back of the box contains further instructions and suggested concentrations. One side is opened and the other side has two additional markings: the word "LOVE" wr…
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Title
Linit Laundry Starch
Manufacturer Notes
The Canada Starch Co. Ltd.
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Description
Rectangular cardboard box with the words: "Linit Perfect Laundry Starch" on the front. Box is white with light and dark blue accents. The back of the box contains further instructions and suggested concentrations. One side is opened and the other side has two additional markings: the word "LOVE" written in pencil and the number "17" written in red.
Material
PAPER-CARDBOARD
Accession No.
2018.47.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Green box labelled with "Quaker Natural Health Bran / For Baking Muffins, Bread, Cookies, Gems". Back of box has "Mary Alden Recommends: Bran Muffins" with recipe in French and English. Side of box speaks to the importance of bran as a laxative, one side in French and one in English.
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Title
Quaker Natural Health Bran
Manufacturer
Quaker Oats Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Ontario
Peterborough
Start Date
1925
End Date
1960
Period or Date Notes
Dates approximate, based on style and cookbook found in online collection of Michigan State University Library
Description
Green box labelled with "Quaker Natural Health Bran / For Baking Muffins, Bread, Cookies, Gems". Back of box has "Mary Alden Recommends: Bran Muffins" with recipe in French and English. Side of box speaks to the importance of bran as a laxative, one side in French and one in English.
Accession No.
1990.213.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Description
Small rectangular tin,' Brasso' is on both flat sides with blue and red backing design. Side of can has metal polish and' shake well', as well as directions and company emblem.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Description
Small rectangular tin,' Brasso' is on both flat sides with blue and red backing design. Side of can has metal polish and' shake well', as well as directions and company emblem.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Height
8.8
Width
6.8
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1992.18.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Round container (a) with lid (b) for "Lallemand's Yeast Cakes". Packaging has a picture of a chicken titled with "Raises the Dough of the Finest Bread"
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Title
Lallemand's Yeast Cakes
Manufacturer
Fred A. Lallemand & Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Canada: Montreal, Quebec
Canada: Toronto, Ontario
Description
Round container (a) with lid (b) for "Lallemand's Yeast Cakes". Packaging has a picture of a chicken titled with "Raises the Dough of the Finest Bread"
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1996.191.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
The camera is a tall rectangle, with black sides and a silver top and front. It has a fabric strap around the sides (shoelace material). It has two black circular "feet" on the bottom.
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Title
Brownie Reflex Synchro
Brand Name
Kodak
Manufacturer
Canadian Kodan Company Ltd.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Start Date
1941
End Date
1952
Description
The camera is a tall rectangle, with black sides and a silver top and front. It has a fabric strap around the sides (shoelace material). It has two black circular "feet" on the bottom.
History Of Use
The Kodak Brownie Reflex, Synchro Model was made in the United States from 1941 to 1952. A similar non-Synchro model, which didn’t synchronize the flash with the shutter, was also made from 1940 to 1941. Its original price was $6. It took typical square photos on 127 roll film, and the camera featured a twin-lens reflex, which showed mirror images in the view finder.
Accession No.
2013.24.125
Model Name or No.
Reflex Synchro
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Part A is the camera. It is grey coloured, and extends out with grey bellows. There is a small foot stand to hold the camera steady on a flat surface. The name of the camera and F stops are on the front. The camera has a handle on the side, and a metal ring, likely for attaching a strap. Part B is…
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Title
Kodak No 1 Pocket
Brand Name
Kodak
Manufacturer
Kodak
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Start Date
1920
End Date
1929
Description
Part A is the camera. It is grey coloured, and extends out with grey bellows. There is a small foot stand to hold the camera steady on a flat surface. The name of the camera and F stops are on the front. The camera has a handle on the side, and a metal ring, likely for attaching a strap. Part B is a small booklet titled "Picture Taking with the Nos 1 and 1A Pocket Kodaks Series II". The booklet contains information on using the cameras and the various Fstops. Parts C and D are a cardboard box for the camera. It is grey and a faded yellow colour. Part C is the lid and Part D is the base of the box.
History Of Use
The Kodak No. 1 Pocket 120 Roll Film Folding Autographic Camera was made by the Eastman Kodak Company of Rochester, New York, U.S.A. in the 1920s. It was an autographic camera, which meant that there was a window to the rear of the camera that had a slide cover. This would slide down when a picture was taken, and using a metal stylus (missing from this example) a title could be written on the actual film, so when the photo was developed the title and/or photographer’s name would appear. The camera had a KODEX No. 0 lens fitted, the speed settings were as follows - 50, 25, T and B, Iris settings 1, 2, 3 and 4. The distance settings were set when pulling the bellows out and were 6, 8, 10, 25 and 100 feet or 2, 2.5, 3, 8 and 30 m. The camera was the earlier type of folding camera, where the front dropped down and the bellows slid along two rails. To gain access to the film compartment, the chrome plated slide had to be pushed to the right and the front of the camera lifted away from the rear. The inside of the back is stamped with several patents, the last date being 1921.
Number Of Parts
4
Accession No.
2013.24.112 a-d
Model Name or No.
1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; RUBBER; PAPER-CARDBOARD; PLASTIC;
Description
One wooden stamp 'CERTIFIED: Materials delivered, work performed and prices fair and just.' Made by Ottawa Rubber Stamp Co.
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Manufacturer
Ottawa Rubber Stamp Co.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Description
One wooden stamp 'CERTIFIED: Materials delivered, work performed and prices fair and just.' Made by Ottawa Rubber Stamp Co.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; RUBBER; PAPER-CARDBOARD; PLASTIC;
Height
8.4
Width
4
Length
6.7
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1989.19.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL-STEEL; METAL/ALLOY-ALUMINUM; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; METAL\ALLOY-COPPER; RUBBER;
Description
Chainsaw is model IEL #AB and is an aluminum color with traces of light blue paint on the body. Extensive rust exists on the 61.5cm bar and top handle. 'IEL' is embossed on the casing of saw.
Manufacturer
Industrial Engineering Ltd.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FORESTRY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Description
Chainsaw is model IEL #AB and is an aluminum color with traces of light blue paint on the body. Extensive rust exists on the 61.5cm bar and top handle. 'IEL' is embossed on the casing of saw.
History Of Use
Dating to 1947, this chainsaw was manufactured by I.E.L., Industrial Engineering Ltd. in Vancouver. They later became Pioneer Chainsaws. Handles were designed to swivel as they had float carburators and had to be kept level. There is a pin release at rear of carburator and the gas tank is on top. Model AB is indicated on the orginal donor information sheet. This saw likely came from donor's brother-in-law, who in turn acquired it from Paul Watson from Quick. Paul is not related to the family that owned the Watson Store. Source: donor's husband.
Material
METAL-STEEL; METAL/ALLOY-ALUMINUM; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; METAL\ALLOY-COPPER; RUBBER;
Height
30
Width
31
Length
118
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.130.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL; METAL/ALLOY-ALUMINUM; METAL\ALLOY-COPPER; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; RUBBER;
Description
Chainsaw has a dull grey color casing with a small red metal plate on the side indicating 'PM WOODBOSS POWER CHAINSAW' 'SERIAL NO. D11651' 'YOU MUST USE ONE PINT OF S.A.E. 40 OR 50 LUBRICATING OIL PER GALLON OF GASOLINE. A HIGH GRADE WILL INCREASE THE LIFE OF YOUR WOODBOSS' 'POWER MACHINERY LIMI…
Manufacturer
POWER MACHINERY LIMITED
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FORESTRY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Description
Chainsaw has a dull grey color casing with a small red metal plate on the side indicating 'PM WOODBOSS POWER CHAINSAW' 'SERIAL NO. D11651' 'YOU MUST USE ONE PINT OF S.A.E. 40 OR 50 LUBRICATING OIL PER GALLON OF GASOLINE. A HIGH GRADE WILL INCREASE THE LIFE OF YOUR WOODBOSS' 'POWER MACHINERY LIMITED' 'VANCOUVER, CANADA'. Chainsaw has an 86cm bar with six 7.5cm diameter holes through it, side by side.
History Of Use
Dating back to 1946-47, this chainsaw was manufactured by Power Machinery Limited in Vancouver, Canada. The serial #D11651 is noted on the original donor information sheet. Power Machinery chainsaws were the first of a long line built in Vancouver and popular until about 1970. Orginally they were not painted and left the aluminum color of the metal. Holes were drilled in the bar to reduce weight. This saw likely came from donor's brother-in-law, who in turn acquired it from Paul Watson from Quick. Paul is not related to the family that owned the Watson Store. Source: donor's husband.
Material
METAL-STEEL; METAL/ALLOY-ALUMINUM; METAL\ALLOY-COPPER; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; RUBBER;
Height
36.5
Width
25.5
Length
136
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.130.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
CARDBOARD; UNKNOWN
PAPER;
Description
Vogue Cigarette Papers. "Finest Quality. 100 Leaves" Made in Canada
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Sub-Category
PERSONAL GEAR
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Description
Vogue Cigarette Papers. "Finest Quality. 100 Leaves" Made in Canada
Material
CARDBOARD; UNKNOWN
PAPER;
Width
4.2 cm
Length
7.1 cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2012.56.13
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Tall round tin with an image of a woman in traditional Dutch bonnet and dress brandishing a stick. "Sudsing Action" is written in red near her head. "New Old Dutch Cleanser / Sanitizes / Deodorizes" is printed below the image of the woman. Instructions for use are on the back. The top of the can is…
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Title
Old Dutch Cleanser
Manufacturer
The Cudahy Packing Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Toronto
Weston
Start Date
1905
Period or Date Notes
Cudahy Packing Co. began producing Old Dutch cleaning products in 1905. Source: http://www.olddutch.ca/en/history.php, accessed 2018-02-15
Description
Tall round tin with an image of a woman in traditional Dutch bonnet and dress brandishing a stick. "Sudsing Action" is written in red near her head. "New Old Dutch Cleanser / Sanitizes / Deodorizes" is printed below the image of the woman. Instructions for use are on the back. The top of the can is perforated.
Accession No.
2018.4.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
Ceramic
Description
Off white ceramic mug. Black stripe along the top and "Heggie's" written in cursive.
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Manufacturer
Medalta
Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
FOOD SERVICE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Description
Off white ceramic mug. Black stripe along the top and "Heggie's" written in cursive.
Material
Ceramic
Height
7
Diameter
9
Circumference
28
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2003.59.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
a: Round gold coloured coin. One one side is a stylized maple leaf with the words "In Honour of the Centenary of Canadian Confederation / 1967" around the edges. On the other side is a stylized pacific dogwood (BC's official flower) with "100" above it. Around the edges are the words "In Honour of …
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Title
Canadian Centenary Coin
Manufacturer
Canadian Confederation Centennial Committee of British Columbia
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Place Of Manufacture
British Columbia
Canada
Start Date
1966
End Date
1967
Description
a: Round gold coloured coin. One one side is a stylized maple leaf with the words "In Honour of the Centenary of Canadian Confederation / 1967" around the edges. On the other side is a stylized pacific dogwood (BC's official flower) with "100" above it. Around the edges are the words "In Honour of British Columbia's Centenary / 1966". b: Rectangular cardboard information card with square hole missing in centre. Contains information about 1966 being the 100th anniversary of the union of the Colonies on Vancouver Island and the Mainland, as well as 1967 being the anniversary of the confederation of Canada. "50 c" is marked in pencil on the card.
History Of Use
Coin made to commemorate confederation 100th anniversary and anniversary of BC's creation
Accession No.
2018.29.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

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