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Material
CERAMIC;
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
PAINT;
Description
Object is a round ceramic plate that has two long round bars screwed onto it. The opposite ends of the bars are attached to a long ceramic crosspiece. There are wires attached to the screws in the centre of the round plate. In the centre of the round plate is a 4.5cm high threaded brass cap. Elect…
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Other Names
Buzzer
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
SOUND COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Used
Central Park Building, Smithers BC
Description
Object is a round ceramic plate that has two long round bars screwed onto it. The opposite ends of the bars are attached to a long ceramic crosspiece. There are wires attached to the screws in the centre of the round plate. In the centre of the round plate is a 4.5cm high threaded brass cap. Electrical wires on either side of the round cap have been cut. The whole object has been painted with cream paint. There are two holes through the round piece and one hole through the cross piece.
History Of Use
Used as an intercom
Material
CERAMIC;
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
PAINT;
Height
7.0cm
Width
9.2cm
Length
19.3cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1992.20.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
PAINT;
Description
The object is a gold painted metal rectangular box shaped wall mounted thermostat / thermometer. This is a temperature indicator on the front and a disc protruding from the top to adjust the temperature. The temperature measurement goes from 40 to 100 degrees and is numbered every ten degrees on ei…
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Manufacturer
Iron Fireman
Other Names
Thermometer
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
METEROLOGICAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Used
Central Park Building, Smithers BC
Description
The object is a gold painted metal rectangular box shaped wall mounted thermostat / thermometer. This is a temperature indicator on the front and a disc protruding from the top to adjust the temperature. The temperature measurement goes from 40 to 100 degrees and is numbered every ten degrees on either side. The disc goes from 45 to 85 degrees. There are two screws in the back for connecting the thermostat to the wall. Embossed on the front is "IRON FIREMAN".
History Of Use
The Iron Fireman Manufacturing Company of Portland, Oregon produced this thermostat in the late 1930s. Iron Fireman began their company by producing coal furnaces that used an automatic coal-feeding system. The thermostat could be set to a desired temperature and time, which would fire up the furnace and be automatically fed from a coal bin through a screw feed “ring drive” which delivered the coal to the bottom of the furnace. Delivering the coal below the furnace instead of dumping it on top generated more heat and used the coal more efficiently. This system allowed for coal to be used as an automatic fuel similar to gas or oil, keeping coal production economically viable in a time when it was losing market share to gas. (Source: National Museum of American History, item record 2008.0011.02)
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
PAINT;
Height
7.0cm
Width
9.2cm
Length
19.3cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1992.20.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
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