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Material
GLASS
Description
Green glass wine bottle with 4/5 Quart repeated four times around the base.
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Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Description
Green glass wine bottle with 4/5 Quart repeated four times around the base.
Material
GLASS
Accession No.
1982.27.25
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
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; ENAMEL; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; PAINT
Description
Large metallic bathtub is royal blue on the outside with a 9cm wooden ledge on top and a white interior. There are four curved claw legs supporting bathtub on the bottom. Three holes exist in the tub for faucet and tap fixtures and drain hole is chipped and irregularly shaped. There are two weld…
Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
PLUMBING DEVICE
Description
Large metallic bathtub is royal blue on the outside with a 9cm wooden ledge on top and a white interior. There are four curved claw legs supporting bathtub on the bottom. Three holes exist in the tub for faucet and tap fixtures and drain hole is chipped and irregularly shaped. There are two weld seams in the bathtub.
History Of Use
Bathtub belonged to Jack Greene.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; ENAMEL; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; PAINT
Height
52
Width
28
Length
152
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1978.0140.0025
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Brown blanket with green checkered pattern and red edges. "Grand Trunk Pacific" stitched in cursive writing.
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Title
Grand Trunk Pacific Blanket
Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
BEDDING
Description
Brown blanket with green checkered pattern and red edges. "Grand Trunk Pacific" stitched in cursive writing.
Accession No.
1986.4.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-WOOL;
Description
Red wool blanket with black stripes at either end. Small tassels throughout.
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Title
Wool Blanket
Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
BEDDING
Description
Red wool blanket with black stripes at either end. Small tassels throughout.
Material
FABRIC-WOOL;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.102.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-WOOL;
Description
A red thin wool blanket. Has black stitching on one end. No edging on the other end. Pattern on each end has 7 rows of black design. There are 6 knots of coloured wool close to the edges which may indicate that something was attached at one time. There is one hole that was repaired by owner.
Original Owner
Edward and Cecilia Nelson
Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
BEDDING
Description
A red thin wool blanket. Has black stitching on one end. No edging on the other end. Pattern on each end has 7 rows of black design. There are 6 knots of coloured wool close to the edges which may indicate that something was attached at one time. There is one hole that was repaired by owner.
History Of Use
This red blanket is typical of the ones sold by the Hudson's Bay Company that was located in the Bulkley Valley. Blankets like these were used by trappers, hunters, travellers by canoe, dog sled, and by Engineers and Surveyors. Letters from 1981 and 1982 from Ruth Nelson Berry state that the blanket was given to her parents, Edward and Cecilia Nelson in lieu of payment for a room by an elderly prospector who boarded with them in Smithers in 1913. The Nelson house was build on what would become 3719 Alfred Avenue and was still standing in 1981. P1182 features Nelson's wedding photograph.
Material
FABRIC-WOOL;
Width
168
Length
185
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1995.5.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-ALUMINUM;
Description
Large aluminum bowl shaped stand with two handles.
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Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
FOOD PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Large aluminum bowl shaped stand with two handles.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-ALUMINUM;
Height
14.5
Diameter
24
Circumference
77
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2000.14.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Brown glass, possible a medical bottle, picture of cod liver fish on bottle
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Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Description
Brown glass, possible a medical bottle, picture of cod liver fish on bottle
Accession No.
2009.27.7
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-LEAD;
Description
Miniature, black candle holder. Has a small bell shaped top to put candle in. Below this is a slim stem that flares out at the bottom to a square base. Possibly a game piece (eg: Monopoly) or a miniature accessory for a dollhouse
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Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Description
Miniature, black candle holder. Has a small bell shaped top to put candle in. Below this is a slim stem that flares out at the bottom to a square base. Possibly a game piece (eg: Monopoly) or a miniature accessory for a dollhouse
Material
METAL/ALLOY-LEAD;
Height
4.1
Length
4.4cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1993.11.24
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Candlestick holder, handmade, out of tin.
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Subject Access
household
misc
Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
LIGHTING DEVICE
Description
Candlestick holder, handmade, out of tin.
Accession No.
1980.0.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
Ceramic
Description
Dark blue ceramic candleholder with a saucer shaped base. One the rim is 'HOTEL VANCOUVER', stamped in a square frame. On the bottom is ' MADE IN U.S.A., 604. The saucer's edge is gold gilded. The candle holder is 7cm high and flared at the top.
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Manufacturer
Hall
Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
LIGHTING DEVICE
Place Of Manufacture
United States
Description
Dark blue ceramic candleholder with a saucer shaped base. One the rim is 'HOTEL VANCOUVER', stamped in a square frame. On the bottom is ' MADE IN U.S.A., 604. The saucer's edge is gold gilded. The candle holder is 7cm high and flared at the top.
Material
Ceramic
Height
7
Diameter
14
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1980.173.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Metal gold coloured candlestick with curled handle. White underside. Tray of candlestick has pattern similar to a flower petal.
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Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
LIGHTING DEVICE
Description
Metal gold coloured candlestick with curled handle. White underside. Tray of candlestick has pattern similar to a flower petal.
Accession No.
2018.41.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; METAL-STEEL;
Description
Carbide miner's lamp consists of a reservoir for holding the fuel (B) that screws into the main part of the lamp (A). The reservoir has screw threads at the top and a rubber 'o' ring to seal it. The main part of the lamp has a large circular reflector, inside which is a spigot for releasing the f…
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Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
LIGHTING DEVICE
MINING AND MINERAL HARVESTING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Carbide miner's lamp consists of a reservoir for holding the fuel (B) that screws into the main part of the lamp (A). The reservoir has screw threads at the top and a rubber 'o' ring to seal it. The main part of the lamp has a large circular reflector, inside which is a spigot for releasing the fuel and a flint. On the top of the main part of the lamp is a flip top lid for refueling and a piece of wire that swivels. Inscribed on the top of the lamp is 'Guy's Dropper/On/Off/Pat.5.26.14 .9.19.16'. On the back of the lamp are two pieces of wire and a hook for hanging it on a hard hat.
History Of Use
Carbide lamps were a great advance over oil lamps and candles. This type of lamp was in common use by 1905 provided a bright light. It was also much safer and healthier for the miners as it did not produce any carbon monoxide and very little carbon diox
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; METAL-STEEL;
Height
9.9
Depth
6.2
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1971.6.7 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Cylindrical shaped lamp that has a handle with a hook on it. On top of the lamp there is a spout with a round concave upright disk that measures 7.5cm in diameter. On the opposite side of the spout is a small disk that opens and closes, but is fastened from the inside. Although a small handle is …
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Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
LIGHTING DEVICE
Description
Cylindrical shaped lamp that has a handle with a hook on it. On top of the lamp there is a spout with a round concave upright disk that measures 7.5cm in diameter. On the opposite side of the spout is a small disk that opens and closes, but is fastened from the inside. Although a small handle is situated behind this disk, part of it extends just above the disk. The handle turns either left or right. The larger handle with the hook extends from the top down to the bottom of the lamp. It is also more angled to one side than the other. The handle and the lamp appear to be in two parts but the handle is hinged together by screws which are holding the lamp together.
Narrative
Carbide lamps were a great advance over oil lamps and candles. This type of lamp, in common use by 1905, provided a bright light. It was also much safer and healthier for the miners as it did not produce any carbon monoxide and very little carbon dioxide.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
7.5
Length
36.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.115.13
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
Description
A carbide miner's lamp consisting of two parts.The bottom (B) is a resevoir for holding fuel. The resevoir has a screw in the top half, and rubber o-ring to seal it. The top (A) has a reflector, inside which is a spigot for releasing the fuel and flint, which is connected to the main part of the …
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Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
LIGHTING DEVICE
Start Date
1925
End Date
1935
Description
A carbide miner's lamp consisting of two parts.The bottom (B) is a resevoir for holding fuel. The resevoir has a screw in the top half, and rubber o-ring to seal it. The top (A) has a reflector, inside which is a spigot for releasing the fuel and flint, which is connected to the main part of the lamp. On the top of main part is a flip top lid for refueling and a piece of wire that rotates. On the back is a hook for attaching the lamp to a hard hat. Inscribed on the bottom of the resevoir is ' UNITED STATES OF AMERICA '. INSCRIBED ON THE TOP OF THE LAMP IS ' MADE IN USA/PAT NO. 231/JUSTRITE/ '.
Narrative
Carbide lamps were a great advance over oil lamps and candles. This type of lamp, in common use by 1905, provided a bright light. It was also much safer and healthier for the miners as it did not produce any carbon monoxide and very little carbon dioxide.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
Height
11
Width
9
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
1992.12.46 a lamp 1992.12.46 b resevoir
Accession No.
1992.12.46 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Gold metal carbide lamp. "GUY'S DRIPPER" on the top. Has a metal hook that swings from "ON". Black rubber on bottom with "BUMPERGRIP" and other text.
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Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
LIGHTING DEVICE
MINING AND MINERAL HARVESTING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Gold metal carbide lamp. "GUY'S DRIPPER" on the top. Has a metal hook that swings from "ON". Black rubber on bottom with "BUMPERGRIP" and other text.
History Of Use
The Guy's Dropper is a widely used carbide lamp. It has carried an outstanding reputation through most of it's production. Guy's Droppers (often referred to just as "Droppers") were well made and kept a consistent production through most of the life of the company. Most notable was the excellent drip mechanism which has been recognized as one of the better drip mechanism of all common lamps. The valve allows for easy cleaning and very precise control of the drip rate. Unfortunately when the valve sleeve becomes worn, the drip rate is harder to control. Also, it is noteworthy that later Droppers were made of a thinner grade of brass, leaving the lamp prone to stress fractures. The Guy's Dropper design was loosely copied by Butterfly.
Accession No.
2012.33.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; METAL-STEEL;
Description
A carbide miner's lamp consisting of a reservoir for holding fuel (A) that screws into the main part of the lamp (B). The reservoir has screw threads at the top and a rubber 'O' ring to seal it. The main part of the lamp has a large circular reflector, inside which is a spigot for releasing the fu…
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Manufacturer
Shanklin Manufacturing Company
Manufacturer Notes
Guy's Dropper Lamp model is named after its inventor, Frank Guy, a Springfield Illinois miner. Guy partnered with Edgar Shanklin to produce this lamp. Shanklin Manufacturing Co. was sold to the Universal Lamp Company in 1932, and they continued to make this model. Source: National Museum of American History item record for 1978.2497.02
Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
LIGHTING DEVICE
Place Of Manufacture
United States: Springfield, Illinois
Start Date
1913
End Date
1932
Description
A carbide miner's lamp consisting of a reservoir for holding fuel (A) that screws into the main part of the lamp (B). The reservoir has screw threads at the top and a rubber 'O' ring to seal it. The main part of the lamp has a large circular reflector, inside which is a spigot for releasing the fuel and a flint. On the top of the main part of the lamp is a flip top lid for refueling and a piece of wire that swivels. Inscribed on top of the lamp is 'Guy's Dropper/On/Off/Pat. 5-2-12 5-26-14 9-19-16 11-2-20 2-10-25 7-21-25'. Inscribed on the bottom of part A (resevoir) is MANUF'D BY/ SHANKLIN MFG. CO./ SPRINGFIELD, ILL/ USA
History Of Use
Miner's carbide lamps were a great advance over oil lamps and candles. this type of lamp in common use by 1905 provided a bright light. It was also much safer and healthier for the miners as it did not produce any carbon monoxide and very little carbon dioxide
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; METAL-STEEL;
Height
9.9
Depth
6.2
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
1986.34.1 a resevoir
1986.34.1 b lamp
Accession No.
1986.34.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
CERAMIC;
Description
Dark blue ceramic ashtray. It is square with rounded corners and a slanted front. The front features a cigarette rest on each side. Between the rests are four square slots that are used for putting out cigarettes. The rim in the rear has a long thin rectangular slot in it. Embossed on the bottom is…
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Manufacturer Notes
EKSTRAND MFG.CO. INC. NEW YORK, U.S.A.
Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Description
Dark blue ceramic ashtray. It is square with rounded corners and a slanted front. The front features a cigarette rest on each side. Between the rests are four square slots that are used for putting out cigarettes. The rim in the rear has a long thin rectangular slot in it. Embossed on the bottom is 'SNUF-A-RETTE, (REG. TRADE MARK), TO EXTINGUISH BURNING CIGARETTE, STAND IT LIGHTLY IN ONE OF THE CELLS(?), DO NOT JAM IT IN, MADE IN U.S.A., U.S. PAT 2100073, NOV. 1937, EKSTRAND MFG. CO. INC., NEW YORK THE 'EXECUTIVE' NO.810. The bottom has three square slots in it.
Material
CERAMIC;
Height
3
Width
10.8
Length
11
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1978.123.4
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
CERAMIC;
Description
Decorated ceramic stand. The sides are arched inward with each corner slightly indented. The top and bottom are tiered. The stand is decorated in floral designs with green and gilded stripes. The bottom flares out wider than the top.
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Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Description
Decorated ceramic stand. The sides are arched inward with each corner slightly indented. The top and bottom are tiered. The stand is decorated in floral designs with green and gilded stripes. The bottom flares out wider than the top.
History Of Use
From the Ernie Hann Collection.
Material
CERAMIC;
Height
4
Width
8.3
Length
8.3
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1983.30.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
CERAMIC;
Description
Decorated ceramic stand. The sides are arched inward with each corner slightly indented. The top and bottom are tiered. The stand is decorated in a floral design with green and gold gilded stripes. The bottom of the block flares out wider than the top.
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Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Description
Decorated ceramic stand. The sides are arched inward with each corner slightly indented. The top and bottom are tiered. The stand is decorated in a floral design with green and gold gilded stripes. The bottom of the block flares out wider than the top.
History Of Use
Part of the Ernie Hann Collection.
Material
CERAMIC;
Height
4
Width
8.3
Length
8.3
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1983.30.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

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