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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
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
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
GLASS
Description
Glass Chimney from Nappa Gas Light. The glass has discoloured to have a purple tinge to it. Bottom rim broken, but came that way from the Church
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
LIGHTING DEVICE
Start Date
1923
End Date
1980
Description
Glass Chimney from Nappa Gas Light. The glass has discoloured to have a purple tinge to it. Bottom rim broken, but came that way from the Church
History Of Use
Donated for the George Wall Collection. The orginal nappa gas lights that were in the United Church on Broadway. Built in 1923. Were used until the town switched over to hydro/electricity. Still work. The Church burnt down 1970s-80s but the lamps were removed prior to the fire and placed in the care of Ross Van Horn
Material
GLASS
Accession No.
2012.54.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact