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British Columbia and Yukon Directories

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Date Range
1924-1935
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This collection consists of directories for British Columbia and the Yukon, 1924-1935. Description as follows: The Wrigley's British Columbia: 1924, is a gazeteer of cities, towns, villages, stations, post offices and settlements in the Province, described in alphabetical order, followed by a dire…
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Item No.
1971 66
Accession No.
1971 66 1-2
Physical Description
14.4 cm of textual record: 2 books; 18 x 26 7 cm, 21 x 28 x 7.5 cm
Date Range
1924-1935
Scope and Content
This collection consists of directories for British Columbia and the Yukon, 1924-1935. Description as follows: The Wrigley's British Columbia: 1924, is a gazeteer of cities, towns, villages, stations, post offices and settlements in the Province, described in alphabetical order, followed by a directory of firms, employees, professional men, farmers, fruit-growers, stock-raisers, lumbermen, miners, fishermen, etc., with which is also included a complete street and avenue directory, an alphabetically arranged list of business citizens of the Cities of Vancouver and Victoria, followed by a complete Business and Classified Directory. The British Columbia and Yukon Directory: 1935, contains an alphabetically arranged list of business houses, private citizens, civic, Provincial and Dominion Governments, Churches, Public and Private Schools, Secret and Benevolent Organizations, Associations, etc., also an Avenue and Street guide and directory of householders for Vancouver and Victoria and Classified and Business Directory.
Subject Access
CORPORATIONS
DIRECTORIES-Provincial
GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES [Artificial]-Cities
GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES [Artificial]-Towns
GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES [Artificial]-Villages
GOVERNMENT SERVICES-Postal Services
MAPS-Road
OCCUPATIONS [General]
OCCUPATIONS [Professional]
Notes
Title based on acquisition from unknown donor(s). This collection was an anonymous donation to the Bulkley Valley Museum Archives in 1971. 1924 Directory is in good condition, except the spine is torn and page 33/34 is detatched. 1935 Directory is in good condition.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Material
FABRIC-VELVET;
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
PLASTIC;
Description
1997.58.1 a: A small brown mahogany wooden box lined with black velvet on the inside. The lid of the box has a yellow manufacturers' label in the centre of it. "Sikes Hydrometer Dring&Faage 56 Stamford St London Makers to the Revenues of the United Kingdon & Colonies. There is a crest with two lion…
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Title
Sikes Hygrometer
Manufacturer
Dringe&Page - The words "Makers to the Revenue of the United Kindom & Colonies" on the label indicate their work was well known.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
DATA PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
METEROLOGICAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
London
Start Date
1840
End Date
1941
Period or Date Notes
Science Museum Group Collection.
Description
1997.58.1 a: A small brown mahogany wooden box lined with black velvet on the inside. The lid of the box has a yellow manufacturers' label in the centre of it. "Sikes Hydrometer Dring&Faage 56 Stamford St London Makers to the Revenues of the United Kingdon & Colonies. There is a crest with two lions on either side of it and a crown at the top between the names Sikes & the Maker below. It has two 2.5cm long brass hinges at the back and two brass hook fasteners at either end of the front. Inside the box are indentations which hold the instruments securely in place. 1997.58.1 b: A glass thermometer mounted on a 18.2 cm long narrow piece of plastic type material, with brass mounts at either end. DRING&fAGE 56 STAMFORD ST LONDON is marked above the top of the termometer. There is a small mark to one side with the words TRADE at the top and MARK at the bottom. Thermometers are marked in degrees from 30 to 100. 1997.58.1 c: Is the hygrometer which has a narrow brass ruler with markings from 0 down to 10 and is attached to a lightweight brass coloured bulb. The trade mark is at the top of one side of the ruler without the makers name. Along side of the instrument itself are 10 ivory colour buttons which would had held the disk type of weights (msg) in place. 1997.58.1 d: A thin weighted 4.5cm long brass coloured tube which appears to have been attached to the bottom of the bulb at the top. The bottom has a small tear drop shape to it which would hold the hydrometer upright when inserted into water.
Narrative
The ten weights for the hydrometer are missing. They would have been round flat disks with a slit on one side that slipped into place on the pegs.
History Of Use
Used for measuring density in liquids like water, etc.
Material
FABRIC-VELVET;
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
PLASTIC;
Inscriptions
SIKES HYDROMETER
Height
5.2 cm
Width
10.0 cm
Length
21.5 cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
4
Accession No.
1997.58.1 a-d
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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