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Material
FABRIC-COTTON; PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Description
One cardboard spool with light blue cotton thread. Writing and designs on both top and bottom of spool. Damaged picture of elephant on bottom design. See inscriptions.
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Manufacturer
The Canadian Spool Cotton Co.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
One cardboard spool with light blue cotton thread. Writing and designs on both top and bottom of spool. Damaged picture of elephant on bottom design. See inscriptions.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON; PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Inscriptions
Top: The Canadian / Spool Cotton Co Succrs // Mile End / Color 4 // Brilliant Bottom: Clark's Brilliant Crochet / 75 Yards
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1990.163.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
A thin wood particle backing with 25 different fishing lures glued onto it. At the top and centre of this backing is the block letters that read "Rapala".
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Other Names
Rapala Fishing Lure Display Plaque
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FISHING AND TRAPPING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A thin wood particle backing with 25 different fishing lures glued onto it. At the top and centre of this backing is the block letters that read "Rapala".
History Of Use
This item was used by Steve Hidber in Oscar's Source for Sports - as of 2017 this had become Dan's Source for Sports. These plaques would be provided by lure manufactures and brought out during fishing season. The same one would be used "over a few years as they did not offer new colours that often back then." Nowadays, Steve says, manufacturers continually renew their stock with new colour variety. Therefore, this plaque and others have declined as manufacturers use colour catalogues and only make smaller cardboard displays that are less involved. This plaque was used in the 1980s.
Width
19
Length
17
Units Of Measurement
Inches
Dimension Notes
Only had the imperial measuring tape during time of accessioning.
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
2017.30.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
A wood framed plastic display plaque. A total of 66 plugs are set in the plastic. They are a variety of colours and designs. The top 9 items show the different sizing variants, while the remaining 55, show the colour variants. There is a picture of a man holding up his catch featured in the upper …
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Other Names
Luhr-Jensen "Hot Shot" Trolling and Casting Plugs Display Plaque
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FISHING AND TRAPPING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A wood framed plastic display plaque. A total of 66 plugs are set in the plastic. They are a variety of colours and designs. The top 9 items show the different sizing variants, while the remaining 55, show the colour variants. There is a picture of a man holding up his catch featured in the upper right quadrant. Various technical details are listed including catalogue numbers. One plug is missing (named Green/Double Eagle #812).
History Of Use
See 2017.30.1.
Inscriptions
See photos.
Width
16.5
Length
22
Units Of Measurement
Inches
Accession No.
2017.30.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Adz head has an 11.5cm wide thin tapered bit that narrows back to a rectangular opening for a potential handle with a 6cm thin peen-like face, called a spur or nail punch. The spur is mushroomed from hammering and the thin bit is slightly chipped from use. The rectangular opening for the handle is …
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
WOODWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Adz head has an 11.5cm wide thin tapered bit that narrows back to a rectangular opening for a potential handle with a 6cm thin peen-like face, called a spur or nail punch. The spur is mushroomed from hammering and the thin bit is slightly chipped from use. The rectangular opening for the handle is 2.8cm by 4cm and 6.5cm deep.
History Of Use
Adz was used in carpentry and miscellaneous woodworking purposes.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
11.5
Length
27
Depth
6.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.0056.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
Forged as one unit, the head extends 5.5CM above the blade. The head has a flared end and is bevelled. The opposite end has a flared square end. The wooden handle is shaped like the typical axe handle with a slight box to it. This adds strength to the wood and frees the wrist from vibration.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
WOODWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Forged as one unit, the head extends 5.5CM above the blade. The head has a flared end and is bevelled. The opposite end has a flared square end. The wooden handle is shaped like the typical axe handle with a slight box to it. This adds strength to the wood and frees the wrist from vibration.
History Of Use
Jim and Jan Owens came to the community of Evelyn in July 1922. They camped beside the railway bridge for three months while Jim built the cabin. He had never seen a log cabin before, but managed to build his own. He knew nothing about notching and made his corners flat. They lived in the house for 25 years. Owens Road materialized as it is now in 1974, when some friends helped build it, with axes, saws and a few boxes of powder. This adz was just one of many tools needed to clear land, build houses, sheds and roads. The adz was used to smooth the surfaces of beams and remove the score marks of a broad axe. Sometimes it was used to clean logs before broadaxing into a beam. The adz was swung in the curvature of the blade, with the arm and tool forming the radius. Because of the flaring square end, the adz head had to be removable, as the bevel to be sharpened was on the inside and inaccessible to a grindstone. Adz are still used today by some ship builders.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
9.2
Width
21.2
Length
82.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1978.31.16
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
This tool looks like a small pair of pliers with an adjusting screw on the top side that is hooked up to a spring for spring action handles. The steel has an engraved pattern on the handles.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
This tool looks like a small pair of pliers with an adjusting screw on the top side that is hooked up to a spring for spring action handles. The steel has an engraved pattern on the handles.
History Of Use
This item can be found in the old Marshall-Wells catalogue. It was made especially to set teeth on Swedish Hand or Back saws, but could be used on any ordinary hand or Pulp Saw. Made of Henry Broker's Arrow Stamped steel. This tool sold for $1.60 each.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Length
18.2
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1987.46.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Air hammer drill bit has a 14cm shank with a arrow-head shape bit with tip filed off. The last 6cm of the shank is smaller in circumference in order for it to fit in chuck of air hammer. Visible cast markings on the shank: 'M2'.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Air hammer drill bit has a 14cm shank with a arrow-head shape bit with tip filed off. The last 6cm of the shank is smaller in circumference in order for it to fit in chuck of air hammer. Visible cast markings on the shank: 'M2'.
History Of Use
Bit used in air hammer for assorted use.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
3
Length
20.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.0010.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Air hammer bit has a 6cm shank to fit into the chuck with a 2cm flat chisel like end with a round indentation in the center. Visible cast marks 'CP1'.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Air hammer bit has a 6cm shank to fit into the chuck with a 2cm flat chisel like end with a round indentation in the center. Visible cast marks 'CP1'.
History Of Use
Bit used in air hammer for different purposes.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Length
17
Circumference
7
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.0011.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Air hammer bit is a round, cylindrical item with the end 5cm squared off. There is a flat depression on the side measuring 2.25cm by 6cm, this part went in the chuck of air hammer to prevent bit from slipping.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Air hammer bit is a round, cylindrical item with the end 5cm squared off. There is a flat depression on the side measuring 2.25cm by 6cm, this part went in the chuck of air hammer to prevent bit from slipping.
History Of Use
Air hammer bit used for miscellaneous metalworking purposes.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
3
Length
13.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.0091.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Air hammer punch is a solid, cylindrical metal object with a small notch on the side. The tip of punch has a tapered, round end with a small protruding, round notch on end. There is signs of wear on the tapered end of punch suggesting that it may have been modified. Some nicks in the metal on th…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Air hammer punch is a solid, cylindrical metal object with a small notch on the side. The tip of punch has a tapered, round end with a small protruding, round notch on end. There is signs of wear on the tapered end of punch suggesting that it may have been modified. Some nicks in the metal on the head.
History Of Use
Air hammer punch for multiple use in metalworking.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Length
14
Circumference
7.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.0024.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Description
A set of sewing eyes and hooks attached to a white and green piece of paper. They are labelled as Alexandra No.3 invisible eyes and hooks. Written on both sides of the paper are the words "Warranted not to rust". There are 20 sets of hooks and eyes and some are coming loose.
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Manufacturer
Alexandra
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A set of sewing eyes and hooks attached to a white and green piece of paper. They are labelled as Alexandra No.3 invisible eyes and hooks. Written on both sides of the paper are the words "Warranted not to rust". There are 20 sets of hooks and eyes and some are coming loose.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Inscriptions
Alexandra Invisible Eyes and Hooks
Width
12
Length
6.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
2016.5.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
ANIMAL-BONE/ANTLER;
Description
2 point set of antler. The tips are missing. Dried marrow can be seen on the main stem.
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Other Names
Deer Horn
Horn
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
LEATHER,HORN,SHELLWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
2 point set of antler. The tips are missing. Dried marrow can be seen on the main stem.
History Of Use
Chief Thomas George 1892-1974. Mary Wells George 1900-1981. Both were born in Hagwilget village. They married in 1915 and had 6 sons and 2 daughters. Thomas was known as 'Gisdewe' and was a house chief of the Gidimt'en Clan of the Witsuwit'en. Mary was T'SAY'-BAY-SAH' in Carrier. For more info, see Historical Research file; George, Chief Thomas (Family). Chief Thomas was a hunter and lived off the land. This piece of antler is from his collection. Antler is stronger and harder than bone. It needed little shaping to produce a large powerful wedge for plitting off planks from a cedar or spruce log and the natural pointed tines of the antler were used as a punch. A section of the antler fitted the grip of a hand with a non-slip surface. The soft centre core would house the tool. Antler was cut & worked much the same way as wood. Before being worked, it was softened by water then chopped, hacked, cut and sanded to become an item like a barbed spear point, fish-hook barb, charms, combs and many other items.
Material
ANIMAL-BONE/ANTLER;
Width
14.5
Length
27
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1986.2.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
Anvil is a large black solid cast object with horn-like tip on it. There is a hardier hole on top (small square hole) 2cm by 2cm near the flat end of anvil. Beside hardier hole is a small 1cm hole in the corner. There is a 2.5cm by 2.5cm square hole running through the length of anvil. A 2.5cm by …
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Anvil is a large black solid cast object with horn-like tip on it. There is a hardier hole on top (small square hole) 2cm by 2cm near the flat end of anvil. Beside hardier hole is a small 1cm hole in the corner. There is a 2.5cm by 2.5cm square hole running through the length of anvil. A 2.5cm by 2.5cm square hole also exists underneath on the bottom surface of anvil. The top of anvil is 9cm wide. There are visible knicks on both sides of the anvil and '10' is cast on one side.
History Of Use
Anvil is the main tool used for blacksmithing.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Width
19
Length
45.5
Depth
24
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1971.64.11
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Two spatuals with wooden handles, and two nails in the handle. The actual spatula end is metal, flat, and fairly narrow. A: narrow leaf-shaped end B: straight end
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METEROLOGICAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Two spatuals with wooden handles, and two nails in the handle. The actual spatula end is metal, flat, and fairly narrow. A: narrow leaf-shaped end B: straight end
Narrative
For weighing samples. Used in donor's work, most likely metallugical assaying tools. Purchsed in the 1990s.
Length
19
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Dimensions are for B. A is about a centimeter shorter.
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2014.13.3 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
One metal rod 63.5cm in length with 17cm 'four blade' screw at bottom and looped handle.
Other Names
BUTTON BIT
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
WOODWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
One metal rod 63.5cm in length with 17cm 'four blade' screw at bottom and looped handle.
History Of Use
The auger bit was used for shallow holes or to start a boring. It cut downward without pulling shavings upward as the big spiral bit does. Used with a wooden bar through looped handle.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Length
63.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.0081.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT; PAINT
Description
One metal rod 50cm in length with 11cm 'four blade' screw at bottom and 30.5cm wooden dowel through metal looped handle. Wood handle is shorter on one side than the other with traces of black paint. It is worn and dirty.
Other Names
BUTTON BIT
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
WOODWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
One metal rod 50cm in length with 11cm 'four blade' screw at bottom and 30.5cm wooden dowel through metal looped handle. Wood handle is shorter on one side than the other with traces of black paint. It is worn and dirty.
History Of Use
Auger bit was used for shallow holes or to start a boring. It cut downward without pulling shavings upward as the big spiral bit does. Used with a wooden bar through looped handle.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT; PAINT
Length
50
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1995.0032.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
Auger bit is one metal rod 52cm in length with 19cm 'four blade' screw at the bottom and looped handle at top.
Other Names
BUTTON BIT
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
WOODWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Auger bit is one metal rod 52cm in length with 19cm 'four blade' screw at the bottom and looped handle at top.
History Of Use
The auger bit was used for shallow holes or to start a boring. It cut downward with pulling shavings upward as the big spiral bit does. Used with a wooden bar through the looped handle.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Width
2.5
Length
52
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1995.0033.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
Small hand made awl with awl bound to wooden handle with string. Brown and white paint stains on the wood.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Small hand made awl with awl bound to wooden handle with string. Brown and white paint stains on the wood.
Material
METAL-STEEL; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Length
9.8
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1981.71.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY - UNKNOWN; WOOD - UNKNOWN
Description
Metal axe with a long wooden handle. The axe head is flat and double-sided with two blades and a hole through the center, which the wooden handle fits into. The handle is wide at the top and bottom with a slightly tapered length. Two strips of black electrical tape have been wrapped around the hand…
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Metal axe with a long wooden handle. The axe head is flat and double-sided with two blades and a hole through the center, which the wooden handle fits into. The handle is wide at the top and bottom with a slightly tapered length. Two strips of black electrical tape have been wrapped around the handle.
Material
METAL/ALLOY - UNKNOWN; WOOD - UNKNOWN
Width
23.6
Length
90.2
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.165.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
CERAMIC;
Description
White oval shaped dish. The rim is rolled toward the inside making the sides appear hollow. The rim is gilded in two bands with'BABY'S PLATE' in a rounded rectangular frame. The outsides of the dish are rounded with an embossed band separating it from the base. The base flares out slightly. On the …
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FOOD SERVICE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
White oval shaped dish. The rim is rolled toward the inside making the sides appear hollow. The rim is gilded in two bands with'BABY'S PLATE' in a rounded rectangular frame. The outsides of the dish are rounded with an embossed band separating it from the base. The base flares out slightly. On the face of the plate is a painting of a mother rabbit doing up a child rabbits coat. In the background are three more child rabbits. Imprinted on the back is 'REG NO 557903'. Also on the back is a picture of a rabbit w/'PETER RABBIT',COPYRIGHT F.W. & CO. LTD, GRIMWADES, MADE IN ENGLAND, BEATRIX POTTER' in blue print.
Material
CERAMIC;
Height
3.5
Width
16
Length
21
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.54.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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