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Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-CAST; METAL-STEEL; RUBBER;
Description
This 56cm hose has a cast iron connector at one end with a rubber washer inside. The connector or glad hand has visible cast markings 'TA 42761 F' is approximately 13cm in length. At the opposite end of the hose is a 5cm steel threaded pipe with moderate rust and the visible cast marks 'TOP'. Bot…
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Description
This 56cm hose has a cast iron connector at one end with a rubber washer inside. The connector or glad hand has visible cast markings 'TA 42761 F' is approximately 13cm in length. At the opposite end of the hose is a 5cm steel threaded pipe with moderate rust and the visible cast marks 'TOP'. Both attachments are connected to the hose by a noticeable metal strapping. The rubber hose has the following markings 'CAN.NAT.RLY' 'UNIROYAL Ltd. NR' '5-79' 'SERIAL 3'.
History Of Use
Hoses would run from car to car right down to the caboose in order to provide air for the brakes.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-CAST; METAL-STEEL; RUBBER;
Length
74
Circumference
18
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1987.0053.0007
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-CAST; METAL-STEEL; RUBBER;
Description
This 56.5cm hose has a cast iron connector at one end with a rubber washer inside. The connector or glad hand has visible cast markings 'T4317_' is approximately 11cm in length. At the opposite end of the hose is a 3.75cm steel threaded pipe with moderate rust. Both attachments are connected to …
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Description
This 56.5cm hose has a cast iron connector at one end with a rubber washer inside. The connector or glad hand has visible cast markings 'T4317_' is approximately 11cm in length. At the opposite end of the hose is a 3.75cm steel threaded pipe with moderate rust. Both attachments are connected to the hose by a noticeable metal strapping. The rubber hose has the following markings 'CAN.NAT.RLY' 'UNIROYAL Ltd.' 'NR' 'SERIAL 55' '8-78'.
History Of Use
Hoses would run from railway car to car right down to the caboose in order to provide air for the brakes.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-CAST; METAL-STEEL; RUBBER;
Length
71
Circumference
16
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1995.0067.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-CAST; METAL-STEEL; RUBBER;
Description
This 74.5cm hose has a cast iron connector at one end with a rubber washer inside. The connector or glad hand has visible cast markings '16740144' 'CANADA' and is approximately 14.5cm in length. At the opposite end of the hose is a 5cm steel threaded connecting pipe with the visible cast marks 'T…
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Description
This 74.5cm hose has a cast iron connector at one end with a rubber washer inside. The connector or glad hand has visible cast markings '16740144' 'CANADA' and is approximately 14.5cm in length. At the opposite end of the hose is a 5cm steel threaded connecting pipe with the visible cast marks 'TA17899'. Both attachments are connected to the hose by a noticeable metal strapping. The rubber hose has a red rubber label that is torn and falling off with the following markings 'GENERAL MOTORS OF CANADA' 'LONDON ONTARIO' 'PART NO. 8179570' the rest of the markings are vague and difficult to read.
History Of Use
Hoses would run from railway car to car right down to the caboose in order to provide air for the brakes.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-CAST; METAL-STEEL; RUBBER;
Length
95
Circumference
14
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1995.0068.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-CEDAR;
Description
A) Small coiled bundle of yellow cedar root. The end of one strip has been wrapped around to fasten the bundle. B) Large bundle of willow or cedar strips. Some pieces have frayed edges. The bundle was originally bound but has come undone. Roy Michell of Morricetown explained that willow strips we…
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Other Names
Cedar Root Strips
Cedar Strips
Willow Root Strips
Worked Wood
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
ARTIFACT REMNANT
Description
A) Small coiled bundle of yellow cedar root. The end of one strip has been wrapped around to fasten the bundle. B) Large bundle of willow or cedar strips. Some pieces have frayed edges. The bundle was originally bound but has come undone. Roy Michell of Morricetown explained that willow strips were used in many ways. Willow strips were strung between trees on a moose trail and when the moose legs would get tangled up, it would bring the moose down all trussed up until the hunters arrived. They were also used to hang fish up to dry and on the other end of the spectrum, they were used in basketry. C) Cedar fragments, smaller and bigger strips. Unbound.
History Of Use
Chief Thomas Seymour George, Dec 21/1892 - Aug 1974; Mary Wells George, Feb 29/1900 - Oct 30/1981. Both were born in Hagwilget and married in 1915. He was the chief of the Bear tribe in the Carrier Nation. Mary was known for her leather & weaving crafts. For more information, see Historical Research file: George, Chief Thomas. These cedar root strips are from their collection. A horizontal cut is made in the base of a cedar trunk, pry the bark up & outward, strip off a section of the bark for a good length, and there is the basis for making rope or fishing line with minimum of joins. Bark stripping was carried out in the spring when the sap was running. The scar left on the tree is called a 'cat face'. Beneath the outer bark lay the thick layer of fibrous inner bark. These layers were separated with an ulna knife. The lengths of inner bark were then dried, folded into hunks & stored. When needed, it was dampened & broken down by pounding with the bark shredder to become soft & pliable. In this form it could be made into clothing, headdress, rope, fish nets, fish lines or softly shredded bark served as bedding of diapers.
Material
WOOD-CEDAR;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
3
Accession No.
1986.2.5 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Chain consists of three large links, each measuring 18cm long and 11cm wide. The circumference of each link is 10cm.
Other Names
CHAIN LINKS
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Description
Chain consists of three large links, each measuring 18cm long and 11cm wide. The circumference of each link is 10cm.
History Of Use
Chain links have multiple purposes.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
11
Length
39.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.0049.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Chain consists of three large links, each measuring 18cm long and 11cm wide. The circumference of each link is 10cm.
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Description
Chain consists of three large links, each measuring 18cm long and 11cm wide. The circumference of each link is 10cm.
History Of Use
Chain links have multiple purposes.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
11
Length
39.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.0050.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Chain consists of three large links, each measuring 18cm long and 11cm wide. The circumference of each link is 10cm.
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Description
Chain consists of three large links, each measuring 18cm long and 11cm wide. The circumference of each link is 10cm.
History Of Use
Chain links have multiple purposes.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.0051.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Crowbar is long, heavy, steel bar with a tapered point at one end which is slightly mushroomed from use. Opposite end is marked from pounding.
Other Names
LINING BAR
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Description
Crowbar is long, heavy, steel bar with a tapered point at one end which is slightly mushroomed from use. Opposite end is marked from pounding.
History Of Use
Crowbar could possibly have been used as a lining bar to get holes lined up.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Length
47
Circumference
9
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1987.0053.0018
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Crowbar is long, heavy steel bar with a tapered chisel point at one end. Opposite end is mushroomed from pounding.
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Description
Crowbar is long, heavy steel bar with a tapered chisel point at one end. Opposite end is mushroomed from pounding.
History Of Use
Crowbar could have been used by stone masons, machinists, well diggers, farmers, contractors,blacksmithers, etc.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Length
44.5
Circumference
10
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1995.0037.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL; PAINT
Description
Long straight metal crowbar has 36.5cm handle & a 14cm tapered section with a chisel end 3.3cm wide. The head is slightly mushroomed from use. Chisel bit has traces of red paint.
Other Names
PRY BAR
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Description
Long straight metal crowbar has 36.5cm handle & a 14cm tapered section with a chisel end 3.3cm wide. The head is slightly mushroomed from use. Chisel bit has traces of red paint.
History Of Use
Crowbar or pry bar used for multiple uses. This bar was possibly used on the C.N.R. for miscellaneous uses.
Material
METAL-STEEL; PAINT
Length
51
Circumference
9
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1995.0069.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Crow bar is a long, solid, round, metal pipe with a mushroomed head and the tip is slightly hooked and tapered. There is somewhat of a warp in the bar.
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Description
Crow bar is a long, solid, round, metal pipe with a mushroomed head and the tip is slightly hooked and tapered. There is somewhat of a warp in the bar.
History Of Use
Crow bar used for prying things apart.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Length
54.5
Circumference
7
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.0062.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT; PAINT
Description
Metal hook is cylindrical wrought iron with one tapered end to a point and the rear of hook is four sided which extends for 10cm making a right angle. Traces of black paint.
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Description
Metal hook is cylindrical wrought iron with one tapered end to a point and the rear of hook is four sided which extends for 10cm making a right angle. Traces of black paint.
History Of Use
Hook has multiple uses as it was identified by several individuals who all claimed it to be something else. Possibly a meat hook or log hook for forestry purposes. It appears to be blacksmith shop made as it is wrought iron and has traces of original black paint.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT; PAINT
Width
21
Length
15
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.0095.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
Nail bench is an all wood, two stage homemade tool bench with sides, the top is divided into four 12cm by 13cm sections with a larger section measuring 13cm by 20cm at the end. The bottom of this two tier bench is slightly wider than the top, the opening measures 19cm by 70cm and 11.5cm deep. The …
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Description
Nail bench is an all wood, two stage homemade tool bench with sides, the top is divided into four 12cm by 13cm sections with a larger section measuring 13cm by 20cm at the end. The bottom of this two tier bench is slightly wider than the top, the opening measures 19cm by 70cm and 11.5cm deep. The top tier depth of openings is 5cm. Sporadic numbers are written in pencil on the side of lower sectioned tier. There are 134 horseshoe nails located in one top section of nail bench, six of these nails have been accessioned as 990.143.1.B-G and are located in the museum on shelf 1C of the storage room. There are 17 horseshoes located in the bottom section of the nail bench, one of these has already been accessioned as 990.143.1.A. and is located on shelf 1C of the storage room in museum.
History Of Use
Nail bench was used by farrier when shoeing horse. The workbench contained different sizes of horseshoe nails, horseshoes and miscellaneous farrier tools. The workbench was convenient as it has sections on the top and a long narrow section on the bottom.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
53.5
Width
23.5
Length
75
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.0143.001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
A very long wooden handle attached to a metal round shovel like end. The metal comes part way up on the wooden handled part.
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Description
A very long wooden handle attached to a metal round shovel like end. The metal comes part way up on the wooden handled part.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
251
Width
23
Length
251
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1994.0005.0008
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
A metal post-hole digger consisting of two handles and two shovel blades. The shovel blade attached to the long, light-colored wooden handle and is rigid. The back of the molded iron shaft connecting it to the handle has 'C. E. KOHLER CO.' 'CANTON, O' 'UNIVERSAL' & 'PAT MAR 30 1880' embossed on it…
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Description
A metal post-hole digger consisting of two handles and two shovel blades. The shovel blade attached to the long, light-colored wooden handle and is rigid. The back of the molded iron shaft connecting it to the handle has 'C. E. KOHLER CO.' 'CANTON, O' 'UNIVERSAL' & 'PAT MAR 30 1880' embossed on it. The other shovel blade is attached to a metal bar which is connected to the tubular metal handle. This handle is attached to the wooden one near the middle. It is positioned at an angle, and designed so that it can be moved up and down. This action moves the dependant shovel blade towards the rigid shovel blade by means of a lever connecting the two blades. This lever has 'D10' impressed on it at the center.
Narrative
'Farm Tools' by Michael Partridge, p. 199.
History Of Use
Metal post-hole digger. Used on the farms to dig holes for posts, etc. Hand excavating tools such as this one were rendered obsolete in the 1900's due to 'earth drilling machinery attached to and driven from the rear of a tractor'. 'Farm Tools' by Michae
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
56
Length
138
Depth
18
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1971.64.8
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
FABRIC-CANVAS;
RUBBER;
Description
Long wide school strap with a leather thong.
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Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Description
Long wide school strap with a leather thong.
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
FABRIC-CANVAS;
RUBBER;
Width
4
Length
38
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.168.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL-STEEL;
Description
This black metal coal shovel has a wooden scoop handle with grip ends protected by caps and hollow back metal head with a squared mouth. Portion of one piece metal head extends up the wooden handle for support. 'G.T.P.' is stamped on the side of wooden handle.
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Description
This black metal coal shovel has a wooden scoop handle with grip ends protected by caps and hollow back metal head with a squared mouth. Portion of one piece metal head extends up the wooden handle for support. 'G.T.P.' is stamped on the side of wooden handle.
History Of Use
This black metal coal shovel was used on the Grand Trunk Pacific.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL-STEEL;
Height
109
Width
28.5
Depth
9
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.0103.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
Spreader is a flat chisel like object with a slight tapered end and a hole on opposite end.
Manufacturer
Blacksmith
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Description
Spreader is a flat chisel like object with a slight tapered end and a hole on opposite end.
Narrative
Information from Oakley McCammon and a fellow who passed through the museum who worked for CNR in Edmonton.
History Of Use
Spreader was possibly used for spreading inside of side rod and brass so no lubricant was necessary.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Width
4.5
Length
21
Depth
0.8
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1987.0053.0017
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL; RUBBER; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
Syringe pump is a metal vertical pump with long curved handle and a 91cm rubber hose with a 17cm pointed metal end. The syringe tip is thin and tapered with small holes extending for a 5cm section near the end. The hose is cream colored and the rubber is starting to chip off. It is connected to …
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Description
Syringe pump is a metal vertical pump with long curved handle and a 91cm rubber hose with a 17cm pointed metal end. The syringe tip is thin and tapered with small holes extending for a 5cm section near the end. The hose is cream colored and the rubber is starting to chip off. It is connected to a valve and brass cylinder object with a plunger inside joined to handle creating a pumping action when accessed. The rounded base of syringe pump is mounted on a 33cm by 18.5cm piece of wood by six screws. Brass cylinder shows signs of green tarnishing and pump structure has traces of black paint that is beginning to flake and wear off. Visible cast markings include: 'THE SILVER MFG CO.' on one side of handle and 'SALEM OHIO U.S.A.' on the opposite side of handle.
History Of Use
Syringe pump was used to force salt brine into meat.
Material
METAL-STEEL; RUBBER; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
38.5
Width
17
Length
21.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1971.0052.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
ANIMAL-SKIN;
Description
Light colour deer hide; triangular in shape; soft and tanned; one side is smooth, the other rough with evidence of the scraping.
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Other Names
DEER HIDE
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
ARTIFACT REMNANT
Description
Light colour deer hide; triangular in shape; soft and tanned; one side is smooth, the other rough with evidence of the scraping.
History Of Use
Chief Thomas George 1892-1974; Mary Wells George 1900-1981. Both were born in Hagwilget and married in 1915. Thomas was known as 'Gisdewe' and was a house chief of the Gidimt'en Clan of the Witsuwit'en. Mary was well known for her leather crafts and traditional food. For more info, see Historical Research file, George, Chief Thomas. The hide is stretched and scraped of all its hair and fat. This is done when it's either really cold or hot. The hide is then smoked to tan it. The amount of scraping is what makes the hide soft.
Material
ANIMAL-SKIN;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
artifact has an odd shape: 42cm x 42cm x 33cm x 2cm
Accession No.
1986.2.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

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