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Material
WOOD-BARK (CHERRY); WOOD-ROOT (SPRUCE); WOOD-WILLOW;
Description
An oval basket with lid. The middle of the basket is larger in circumference than the top or base. It is a coil basket with a uniform design in Cherry bark, and spruce root. The lid has matching design and materials. The lid dimensions are: 15cm across, 46.5cm circumf., 2cm thick.
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Other Names
Basket with lid
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
An oval basket with lid. The middle of the basket is larger in circumference than the top or base. It is a coil basket with a uniform design in Cherry bark, and spruce root. The lid has matching design and materials. The lid dimensions are: 15cm across, 46.5cm circumf., 2cm thick.
History Of Use
Katie O'Neill was referred to some as an historian. She was Wiggs O'Neills younger sister. For more info see Historical Research file: O'Neill,Katie. First Nations people made trinkets and baskets for sale, more than the utilitarian basketry. This basket may have been more of a novelty than a useful item. The type of weave and use of Cherry bark and Spruce root is synonymous with the Interior Salish.
Material
WOOD-BARK (CHERRY); WOOD-ROOT (SPRUCE); WOOD-WILLOW;
Height
18.5
Depth
16
Diameter
Top: 15 Base: 12.5
Circumference
68.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
see 'Object Description' for lid measurements
Accession No.
1971.1.4 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
WOOD-BARK (BIRCH);
Description
A rust coloured birch bark basket with coloured strips around the rim. Strips are yellow, green, and orange. Very stiff and the sides are folded and sewn with willow root. The rim is reinforced with a wooden support.
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Other Names
Birchbark basket
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A rust coloured birch bark basket with coloured strips around the rim. Strips are yellow, green, and orange. Very stiff and the sides are folded and sewn with willow root. The rim is reinforced with a wooden support.
History Of Use
Unknown donor. We can only assume it is used to gather berries or for storage, as it is not strong enough for cooking. The coloured strips around the top achieved their colour by dying the strips in berry, vegetable or root juices. Sometimes burying the
Material
WOOD-BARK (BIRCH);
Height
19.5
Width
25
Depth
19
Diameter
Base: 62
Circumference
84
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
base diameter is actually base circumference
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1991.137.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
The frame of this bone crusher consists of three legs at the bottom which is fastened to a malleable piece of iron. This piece of iron encapsulates the axle. Above the axle, the malleable piece of iron divides into two pieces. Each piece has a hole through the top where a metal rod is located. T…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
The frame of this bone crusher consists of three legs at the bottom which is fastened to a malleable piece of iron. This piece of iron encapsulates the axle. Above the axle, the malleable piece of iron divides into two pieces. Each piece has a hole through the top where a metal rod is located. The same rod is fastened to the large flywheel. The flywheel consists of a 54cm diam. wheel with a 12cm wooden handle. The same side has "JOLIET ILL., HUMPHREY & SONS" embossed and "4" imprinted on it. The other side of the wheel has a small gear fastened in the center of it. This small gear sits upon a larger gear that is fastened to the axle. The other side of the axle has an iron disk attached to it. One side of the disk has ridges while the other side is smooth. Three evenly spaced slits run from the center of the disk to the rim. Each slit has a blade fastened to one side. Beside the disk is a hopper with indecipherable letters on the face of it. The rim of the hopper is a separate piece of malleable iron. One part of the rim is ridged then it extends over the disk then onto the iron rod that's attached to the flywheel. A curved knob is attached near the end on top. A metal door that is shaped like the hopper is connected to part of the rim. It also connects to a wheel with a gear attached to the middle. This gear over along the ridged rim when the wheel turns. When the wheel turns the door also moves in the same direction. The face of the door has "PAT JULY 3, 1900, CANADA PATENTED 1901"
Narrative
'Farm Tools' by Michael Partridge, p.179
History Of Use
This bone crusher was used to grind up animal bones to make bone meal for fertilizer. This was a common practice still in the early 1900's until commercial fertilizer became more readily available. Bone crushers such as this one were used by farmers because animal bones were readily available on the farm and therefore were an inexpensive form of fertilizer. This bone crusher was used on the Bayson farm which was established in the late 1800's by an uncle of Fred Bayson. Fred took over the farm upon the death of his uncle in 1924 and worked at farming in the Bulkley Valley until his death in 1979.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Height
115
Width
54
Length
49.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.0115.0012
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
HANDMADE BREAKING PLOUGH
Other Names
PLOW
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
HANDMADE BREAKING PLOUGH
History Of Use
ORIGINAL INDEX CARD NOTES "CARD MADE UP FROM ACCESSION REGISTER INFORMATION."
Accession No.
1977.0126.0001
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Other Names
PLOW
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Accession No.
1977.0115.0011
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
A large, horse drawn breaking plow with wooden stilts and beam. There are handles made of piping fitted over the stilts and fastened with bolts. The outer sides of the stilts and the top and bottom of the beam have heavy iron reinforcements bolted to the wooden frame. There are two metal braces con…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A large, horse drawn breaking plow with wooden stilts and beam. There are handles made of piping fitted over the stilts and fastened with bolts. The outer sides of the stilts and the top and bottom of the beam have heavy iron reinforcements bolted to the wooden frame. There are two metal braces connecting the stilts near the top and bottom. Two additional metal braces connect the right stilt and the beam at the middle, one running diagonally across the front. The large iron plowshare ("mouldboard and share") along with the coulter, is bolted to the beam and stilts near where the tilts converge. The cutting edge ("feather") of the share is quite worn. There is a slade-like piece made of two, rectangular, thick pieces of metal positioned near the front of the beam. It is fastened to the beam with a square, tubular clip attached by bolts at the left side. The hake or bridle is bolted to the front of the beam. It is formed of a rectangular piece of cast iron folded at the tip to hold two large iron rings.
History Of Use
Breaking plow used for ploughing fields. Early farmers used a stick and then a crude hoe to dig grooves in order to plant their crops. The plough was in use as early as 1300BC. Later, the Romans used a variety of ploughs. The plough continued to evolve throughout the days of the Anglo-Saxon farming community and continued to evolve as settlers from Europe traversed to North America to settle and farm.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
82
Width
69
Length
295
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.157.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
Wooden rake head. This rake consists of a long rectangular piece of wood with twelve wooden pegs attached to it. The pegs are evenly spaced and rounded at the ends. The pegs are held in place by small nails that are visible only on one side of the wood. The side also has three holes in it. A large …
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Other Names
Hay drag
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Wooden rake head. This rake consists of a long rectangular piece of wood with twelve wooden pegs attached to it. The pegs are evenly spaced and rounded at the ends. The pegs are held in place by small nails that are visible only on one side of the wood. The side also has three holes in it. A large hole is in the center for a handle and a small hole on both ends.
History Of Use
This type of rake emerged in the 18th Century. It was used as a general all-purpose rake. According to a previous index card, the rake was made by Joe Burgon who was a pioneer in the Quick area in the early 1900's.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Width
13
Length
64
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1981.72.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; METAL/ALLOY-ALUMINUM; RUBBER;
Description
Compressed air sprayer is a large metal cylinder can with a hose and nozzle coming from the top. There is a greenish-blue canvas strap measuring 82cm in length and 2.5cm wide affixed to one side of sprayer with metal clips. The top cover and a 2cm circumference on the bottom of sprayer is a coppe…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Compressed air sprayer is a large metal cylinder can with a hose and nozzle coming from the top. There is a greenish-blue canvas strap measuring 82cm in length and 2.5cm wide affixed to one side of sprayer with metal clips. The top cover and a 2cm circumference on the bottom of sprayer is a copper color whereas the rest of sprayer is an aluminum color. There is a paper label on the sprayer 'R-L' 'ROOT -LOWELL' 'SPRAYER' '191C SURE-SEAL' with full instructions and care procedures for your sprayer. There are embossed markings on the can specifying quantity in '2L' '4L' '6L' '8L' '10L' as well as 'R-L' '2 GALLONS' '1 GALLON'. The hose is 94cm in length and a turquoise blue color. There is a 10cm thumb lever on the 48cm thin round copper nozzle, with a small bend in the end. No lid for sprayer.
History Of Use
Compressed air sprayer was designed to make your spraying job easier. It may have been used for dispersing insecticides, white wash, weed burner or cold water paints.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; METAL/ALLOY-ALUMINUM; RUBBER;
Height
60.5
Diameter
Top: 12 Base: 19.5
Circumference
60.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.0058.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
Two pairs of hook and eye fastener. The fasteners have three parts all connected. Hook and fastener are secured by an 'O' ring. Looks handmade. The wrought iron is approximately 6.5cm in circumference.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Two pairs of hook and eye fastener. The fasteners have three parts all connected. Hook and fastener are secured by an 'O' ring. Looks handmade. The wrought iron is approximately 6.5cm in circumference.
History Of Use
Two pairs of hook and eye fastener. Possibly for horse logging.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Length
27
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.0115.0025 a-b
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
A floating Dairy Thermometer with a glass tube and white rope tied to a loop at one end. Inside is a white thermometer with red and black numbers. Written at the top is "TESTRITE MADE IN U.S.A." On the back are guidelines which read "A - Water Freezing (32 degrees); B - Churning (62 degrees); C - C…
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Manufacturer
Testrite
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
U.S.A.
Period or Date Notes
circa 1930s or 1940s
Description
A floating Dairy Thermometer with a glass tube and white rope tied to a loop at one end. Inside is a white thermometer with red and black numbers. Written at the top is "TESTRITE MADE IN U.S.A." On the back are guidelines which read "A - Water Freezing (32 degrees); B - Churning (62 degrees); C - Cheese (85 degrees); D - Scalding (145 degrees); E - Pasteurizing (165 degrees); F - Water Boiling (212 degrees); 45 degree cooling of milk for handling and shipping". The tip is black and red.
History Of Use
1
Length
9
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
2013.2.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
a) Fresno scraper has a 97cm by 95cm by 33cm high squared scoop with rounded corners and an open front. Scraper has two large wagon wheels with wooden spokes and metal rims. One of the wheels is broken and rim has separated and only four spokes remaining. There is a small wooden sign which state…
Other Names
Scoop
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
a) Fresno scraper has a 97cm by 95cm by 33cm high squared scoop with rounded corners and an open front. Scraper has two large wagon wheels with wooden spokes and metal rims. One of the wheels is broken and rim has separated and only four spokes remaining. There is a small wooden sign which states: 'FRESNO' 'Please do not touch the artifacts'. It is hanging by one small piece of wire from axel of scraper. b) Metal rim from wheel of scraper situated leaning against scraper.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Height
133
Width
247
Length
180
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.181.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Metal fruit picker made from tin with a rectangular box shape with an attached square handle. Box is hollow with a metal attached back. Bottom of box has brass spikes that extend outwards from front of box. There is an angled piece of metal on the inside of the box.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Metal fruit picker made from tin with a rectangular box shape with an attached square handle. Box is hollow with a metal attached back. Bottom of box has brass spikes that extend outwards from front of box. There is an angled piece of metal on the inside of the box.
Narrative
Perface card: 1979-153-1
History Of Use
Handmade metal fruit picking tool that would have been held in the hand in order to pick the fruit. Apparently this fruit picker was given to Mrs. Panter in 1935 and was used to pick huckleberries. Made from tin with Brass Spikes. Made by Mr. Peter Berg of Smithers. Given to Mrs. Panter in 1935. Also used to pick huckleberries.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Height
10
Width
9
Length
23
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1979.153.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
A dusty, brown all metal cultivator constructed of two long, hollow, tubular side pieces, two metal wheels and two plowshares. There is a narrower tube bolted across the side pieces near the top. The two parallel wheels are supported by a short axle bolted through each side piece at the front. T…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A dusty, brown all metal cultivator constructed of two long, hollow, tubular side pieces, two metal wheels and two plowshares. There is a narrower tube bolted across the side pieces near the top. The two parallel wheels are supported by a short axle bolted through each side piece at the front. The small, sharp plowshares are angled upward on the outside ends, though the top of one has been broken off. They are positioned slightly behind the wheels and are fastened at the axle and both sides with metal braces and bolts. There are splashes of white paint on one of the handles.
History Of Use
Garden cultivator used to dig rows in ground by farmers. Initially, the cultivator was used by farmers to dig deep for weeds, roots, and stones in order to prepare land for planting. The advantages of the cultivator versus the plow was that the cultivativator could work deeper and could break up whole land. Over the years changes were made to the cultivator including the attachment of a seedbox to enable seeds to be sewn with the same piece of equipment.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Height
97
Width
49
Length
147
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.0153.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
A: A dusty, brown all metal cultivator constructed of two long, hollow, tubular side pieces, two metal wheels and to plowshares. There is a narrower tube bolted across the side pieces near the top. The two parallel wheels are supported by a short axle bolted through each side piece at the front. …
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A: A dusty, brown all metal cultivator constructed of two long, hollow, tubular side pieces, two metal wheels and to plowshares. There is a narrower tube bolted across the side pieces near the top. The two parallel wheels are supported by a short axle bolted through each side piece at the front. The small, sharp plowshares are angled upward on the outside ends. They are positioned slightly behind the wheels and are fastened at the axle and both sides with metal braces and bolts. B: Plowshare claw is curved and can be interchanged with wider plowshares that are currently on garden cultivator. C: Plowshare claw is curved and can be interchanged with wider plowshares that are currently on garden cultivator. D: Plowshare is an additional blade, similar to plowshare attached to cultivator but slightly wider. E: Small double ended wrench for interchanging plowshares. Wrench measures 9cm by 3cm.
History Of Use
Garden cultivator used to dig rows in the ground by farmers. Initially, the cultivator was used by farmers to dig deep for weeds, roots and stones in order to prepare land for planting. The advantages of the cultivator versus the plow was that the cultivator could work deeper and could break up whole land. Over the years changes were made to the cultivator including that attachment of a seed box to enable seeds to be sewn with the same piece of equipment.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
25
Length
145
Depth
44
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1976.0031.0006 a-e
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
A long, narrow, iron plowshare fragment. The front is slightly concave and shaped to a thick, sharp, angled point. There are three holes placed at equal distances along the top edge and one hole at the point. The front of the holes are round and the backs are squared. The bottom of the plowshare ha…
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Other Names
Plowshare
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A long, narrow, iron plowshare fragment. The front is slightly concave and shaped to a thick, sharp, angled point. There are three holes placed at equal distances along the top edge and one hole at the point. The front of the holes are round and the backs are squared. The bottom of the plowshare has been ground to a cutting edge. On the back is imprinted 'BRADLEY' and 'T21L'
History Of Use
Plows were used on the farm to dig grooves into the soil in order that crops could be planted.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
15.3
Length
61.3
Depth
9
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.152.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
Fly-Tox, hand sprayer. The pump tub is blue and the tank can is gray and very rusted. It has a black wooden handle. Wording on pump is 'Fly-Tox', Kills flies, bed bugs, moths, ants, mosquitoes, roaches, fleas.(Made in U.S.A.).
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Fly-Tox, hand sprayer. The pump tub is blue and the tank can is gray and very rusted. It has a black wooden handle. Wording on pump is 'Fly-Tox', Kills flies, bed bugs, moths, ants, mosquitoes, roaches, fleas.(Made in U.S.A.).
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Width
7.5
Length
33
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.169.1
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
FABRIC-CANVAS;
Description
A geared hand seeder. This hand seeder consists of a tan canvas bag that is nailed to a wooden rectangular base. Attached under the base at one end is an arched, short piece of wood that sticks out to one side and connects to a longer arched piece of wood that extends to the other side. The longer…
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A geared hand seeder. This hand seeder consists of a tan canvas bag that is nailed to a wooden rectangular base. Attached under the base at one end is an arched, short piece of wood that sticks out to one side and connects to a longer arched piece of wood that extends to the other side. The longer piece of wood also sticks out and has a 7.3cm long handle attached to the end of it. A rectangular piece of wood attaches to both arched pieces of wood. This rectangular piece then extends out to a formed "U" shaped piece of metal. This piece of metal is where a turning wire handle is located. This handle goes from one end of the "U" to the other end. In the middle of the "U" where the handle extends through is a round gear. The turning handle sticks out at an angle and has a round wooden knob fastened at the end. A larger gear is riveted to a malleable piece of iron that extends from the distributing wheel to the other end of the base. The distributing wheel consists of four formed blades that are attached to a disk with a small gear in the center of it.
Narrative
'Farm Tools' by Michael Partridge, p. 118-119
History Of Use
Seed sowers emerged during the 18th Century and replaced the throwing of seed by hand. The canvas bag containing seed was held close to the sower's chest by means of an attached leather strap. The movement of gear wheels and discs under the bag scattered the seeds as the sower walked.
Material
FABRIC-CANVAS;
Height
76
Width
33.5
Length
36.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1971.64.6
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL-STEEL;
Description
a) Large metal structure with three sided metal feeder on the top and long pipe hitch extending length located inside bale chamber and two metal rim and spoked wheels. On the side of top feeder is the following markings 'COLLINS PLOW CO.' 'QUINCY, ILL. U.S.A." On the lower part of this metal baler…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
a) Large metal structure with three sided metal feeder on the top and long pipe hitch extending length located inside bale chamber and two metal rim and spoked wheels. On the side of top feeder is the following markings 'COLLINS PLOW CO.' 'QUINCY, ILL. U.S.A." On the lower part of this metal baler it reads: COLLINS PLOW COS. PATENTS NO. 387.486 PAT'D AUG 7 1888 " 387.923 " AUG 14 1888 " 425.419 " APR 15 1890 " 434.760 " AUG 19 1890 " 434.761 " AUG 19 1890 " 434.762 " AUG 19 1890 " 434.775 " AUG 19 1890 " 438.540 " OCT 14 1890 " 465.520 " DEC 22 1891 " 468.638 " FEB 8 1892 " 494.915 " APR 14 1893 " 595.389 " SEP 19 1893 " 53_.___ " DEC 10 1895 " ___.301 " MAR 10 1895 Baler also reads "10476" on the side panel and "MF'D BY COLLINS PLOW CO". Metal body chamber has old blue paint with white sides. d) Axel has two metal spoked wheels and rims with traces of red paint on wood parts.
History Of Use
Stationary hay baler was used in the Bulkley Valley during the 1940s.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL-STEEL;
Height
153
Width
85
Length
400
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.174.1 a-d
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1981.0063.0002
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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