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Blow torch

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Description
Blow torch. Used white gas. Has a small hook on the top to rest a soldering iron. Height 25.5 cm. Widest part is 20 cm. Wooden handle. Body has chipped gold paint.
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Blow torch. Used white gas. Has a small hook on the top to rest a soldering iron. Height 25.5 cm. Widest part is 20 cm. Wooden handle. Body has chipped gold paint.
History Of Use
These items[2004.1.1.-2004.1.28] all belonged to Nora's husband Harvey. Nora and Harvey were married in 1954. Harvey was a heavy equipment operator and fixed appliances.
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2004.0001.0013
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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BROOM

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Material
METAL-STEEL; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
Broom has a 107cm wooden, round handle with black coarse frayed bristles with a reddish-brown, triangular metal head connecting the two. There is a 8cm by 2.5cm wide metal ice pick on the end of broom handle with 'CN' embossed in the metal. Slight black staining on the wooden handle. Bristles are…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Broom has a 107cm wooden, round handle with black coarse frayed bristles with a reddish-brown, triangular metal head connecting the two. There is a 8cm by 2.5cm wide metal ice pick on the end of broom handle with 'CN' embossed in the metal. Slight black staining on the wooden handle. Bristles are extremely frayed and a small metal, round strapping encircles the bristles about half the length down.
History Of Use
Broom was used on the C.N.R. for miscellaneous maintenance jobs. Broom had an ice pick on the end of handle for chipping ice and snow in the winter.
Material
METAL-STEEL; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Width
20
Length
146
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.0068.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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Carpet Sweeper

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Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; WOOD-UNKNOWN; FABRIC-NYLON; METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Description
Brown carpet sweeper with a metal attachment for a handle attached to each side. Painted on both sides is "Ewbank Royal" . On the top is "British Manufacture" and a pictures of a lion.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Brown carpet sweeper with a metal attachment for a handle attached to each side. Painted on both sides is "Ewbank Royal" . On the top is "British Manufacture" and a pictures of a lion.
Narrative
Works simply by the wheels turning the rod, and the bristles picking up everything.
History Of Use
This item was patent in 1902.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; WOOD-UNKNOWN; FABRIC-NYLON; METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Height
11.5
Length
36.3
Depth
24
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1986.31.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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CLOTHESPIN

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Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
Wooden clothes peg, oval shaped, consisting of one piece of wood that has been curved. The top of the peg is flat with rounded sides. The bottom section of the peg is slit up the center for 5.6 cm. The bottom ends of the peg flare slightly outwards.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Wooden clothes peg, oval shaped, consisting of one piece of wood that has been curved. The top of the peg is flat with rounded sides. The bottom section of the peg is slit up the center for 5.6 cm. The bottom ends of the peg flare slightly outwards.
Narrative
1901 Eaton's Catalogue, p. 187.
History Of Use
Wooden clothes peg used for securing clothes on a clothesline. Clothespegs such as this one can be found in 1901 Eaton's Catalogue, p. 187.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
10.1
Diameter
Top: 1.3 Base: 1.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.0167.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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CLOTHESPIN

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Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
Wooden clothes peg, oval shaped, consisting of one piece of wood that has been curved. The top of the peg is flat with rounded sides. The bottom section of the peg is slit up the center for 5.6 cm. The bottom ends of the peg flare slightly outwards.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Wooden clothes peg, oval shaped, consisting of one piece of wood that has been curved. The top of the peg is flat with rounded sides. The bottom section of the peg is slit up the center for 5.6 cm. The bottom ends of the peg flare slightly outwards.
Narrative
1901 Eaton's Catalogue, p. 187.
History Of Use
Wooden clothes peg used for securing clothes on a clothesline. A clothespeg such as this one can be found in 1901 Eaton's Catalogue, p. 187.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
10.1
Diameter
Top: 1.3 Base: 1.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.0168.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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CLOTHESPIN

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Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
Wooden clothes peg, oval shaped, consisting of one piece of wood that has been curved. The top of the peg is flat with rounded sides. The bottom section of the peg is slit up the center for 5.6 cm. The bottom ends of the peg flare slightly outwards.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Wooden clothes peg, oval shaped, consisting of one piece of wood that has been curved. The top of the peg is flat with rounded sides. The bottom section of the peg is slit up the center for 5.6 cm. The bottom ends of the peg flare slightly outwards.
Narrative
1901 Eaton's Catalogue, p. 187.
History Of Use
Wooden clothes peg used for securing clothes on a clothesline. A cothes peg such as this one can be found in 1901 Eaton's Catalogue, p. 187.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.0169.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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CLOTHESPIN

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/artifacts1244
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
Wooden clothes peg, oval shaped, consisting of one piece of wood that has been curved. The top of the peg is flat with rounded sides. The bottom section of the peg is slit up the center for 5.6 cm. The bottom ends of the peg flare slightly outwards.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Wooden clothes peg, oval shaped, consisting of one piece of wood that has been curved. The top of the peg is flat with rounded sides. The bottom section of the peg is slit up the center for 5.6 cm. The bottom ends of the peg flare slightly outwards.
Narrative
1901 Eaton's Catalogue, p. 187.
History Of Use
Wooden clothes peg used for securing clothes on a clothesline. A clothes pin such as this one can be found in 1901 Eaton's Catalogue, p. 187.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
10.1
Diameter
Top: 1.3 Base: 1.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.0170.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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CLOTHES WRINGER

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Description
WOODEN FOLDING WRINGER.
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
WOODEN FOLDING WRINGER.
Accession No.
1976.0115.0004
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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CLOTHES WRINGER

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Description
WRINGER STAND
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
WRINGER STAND
Accession No.
1974.31.0004
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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Clothes Wringer

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Material
METAL-STEEL; WOOD - UNKNOWN; RUBBER
Description
Metal clothes wringer. This clothes wringer consists of a wooden rectangular water board that is varnished and bevelled on one side. Attached to the top of both ends is a metal brace that looks like tongs. These tong-like braces hold the rubber rollers in place. Attached to one side of the lower …
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Metal clothes wringer. This clothes wringer consists of a wooden rectangular water board that is varnished and bevelled on one side. Attached to the top of both ends is a metal brace that looks like tongs. These tong-like braces hold the rubber rollers in place. Attached to one side of the lower roller is an arched metal handle with a wooden oval hand grip. A thin metal bar extends the length of the wringer. Below the bar on both ends is a red metal coil. These coils sit upon the tong-like braces. The coils are held in place by a metal rod that is attached to the clamp underneath the water board. Wing nuts on top of the bar adjust the pressure of the wringer rollers.
Narrative
Metal clothes wringer used for wringing out clothes to remove excess moisture in order that the clothes could be hung out to dry. Clothes wringers such as this one were used in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Clothes wringers such as this one can be found in various early 1900 catalogues.
Material
METAL-STEEL; WOOD - UNKNOWN; RUBBER
Height
32
Width
18
Length
79
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.175.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Clothes Wringer

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Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
Wooden clothes wringer comprised of two wooden legs with attached wood slats. There are two rollers fastened in between the slats. At either ends of the rollers are metal discs. At the top of the clothes wringer is a wooden dowel with metal key-like pieces attached. Attached at the side of the cl…
Manufacturer
American Wringer Company Horse Shoe Brand
Manufacturer Notes
Full brand name is faded from view on the wringer, but is known to be Horse Shoe Brand based on similar items view online. Horse Shoe Brand was manufactured by the American Wringer Company.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1901
Description
Wooden clothes wringer comprised of two wooden legs with attached wood slats. There are two rollers fastened in between the slats. At either ends of the rollers are metal discs. At the top of the clothes wringer is a wooden dowel with metal key-like pieces attached. Attached at the side of the clothes wringer is a metal crank with a wooden handle. Written in black print on the front and back of the clothes wringer in "IMPROVED HORSE BRAND CLOTHES WRINGER WARRANTED 6 YEARS FOR FAMILY USE'' . There is a movable wooden flat slat with metal attachments under the roller section. There is a metal round rod braced between the two legs. Imprinted in black on one side is "PATENTED NOV. 19-1901 UNIVERSAL BALL BEARING FOLDING BENCH WRINGER EXTRA HIGH GRADE WARRANTED REG. U.S. PAT. OFF GOOD LUCK" and "PATENTED NOV. 19-1901 THIS WRINGER HAS STEEL BALL BEARINGS SAME AS ARE USED IN HIGH GRADE BICYCLES. OIL THE BEARINGS BEFORE AND AFTER USING AND LOOSEN TOP SCREW WHEN THE WRINGER IS NOT IN USE".
History Of Use
Clothes wringer used for wringing out clothes. Clothes wringers such as this one were used in the early 1900's. When the wringer was used, wet clothes had to be fed by hand into the wringer to squeeze out excess moisture so that the clothes could be hung out to dry. Wringers such as this one were advertised in 1902 Sears Catalogue, p.571
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
107
Width
70
Depth
10
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1971.52.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Clothes Wringer Stand

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Description
This wooden stand has easel-like centre legs. Two side sections open out and down to hold the wash tubs. Each extension has five round dowels for support. There is a flat board bolted between the two top centre pieces on which a wringer would be mounted. A second flat board sits below the first one…
Subject Access
misc
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Period or Date Notes
Circa 1901/1902. The Eaton's 1901 and Sears 1902 catalogues both carry similar ones (Eaton's, pg 187; Sears, pg 571)
Description
This wooden stand has easel-like centre legs. Two side sections open out and down to hold the wash tubs. Each extension has five round dowels for support. There is a flat board bolted between the two top centre pieces on which a wringer would be mounted. A second flat board sits below the first one and tilts to which ever side the water is to drain into a tub. The whole unit folds up and is held together at the top with a hook and eye.
Accession No.
1974.31.4
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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Coleman Measuring Can

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Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Yellow, metal measuring can cylindrical in shape with a slender attached pouring spout affixed on the top of the can. There is a large hole in the top of the can and a small hole at the side of the can. Printed in black surrounded by a black border are directions for use in English and French.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Yellow, metal measuring can cylindrical in shape with a slender attached pouring spout affixed on the top of the can. There is a large hole in the top of the can and a small hole at the side of the can. Printed in black surrounded by a black border are directions for use in English and French.
Narrative
'A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO PRESSING IRONS AND TRIVETS' by Esther S. Berney, p. 89.
History Of Use
Gasoline measuring can used to add liquid fuel to gas iron. Located in cardboard box with iron and other implements. Measuring cans such as this one were sold by Coleman Lamp & Stove Co. in 1940.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Inscriptions
See item. Extensive instructions in French, English, and Spanish.
Height
12.5
Diameter
Top: 6
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1993.19.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Dish Towel

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Material
FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
Description
A cream coloured tea towel with hemmed edges. It was originally made from a flour sack and you can still see the faded pink design. Embroidered in pink and yellow thread is a picture of a cup and saucer and the word "China".
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A cream coloured tea towel with hemmed edges. It was originally made from a flour sack and you can still see the faded pink design. Embroidered in pink and yellow thread is a picture of a cup and saucer and the word "China".
Material
FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
Width
46.5
Length
87.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1992.16.20
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Drill

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Description
Hand-cranked drill with built-in level and moveable brace. Handles have chipped blue paint. Height 48 cm.
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Hand-cranked drill with built-in level and moveable brace. Handles have chipped blue paint. Height 48 cm.
History Of Use
These items[2004.1.1.-2004.1.28] all belonged to Nora's husband Harvey. Nora and Harvey were married in 1954. Harvey was a heavy equipment operator and fixed appliances.
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2004.0001.0016
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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Dustpan

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Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Metal dustpan with a trianglular metal base that forms an open pocket. Attached is metal wire that is V-shaped and twists together to form a long rod-like handle.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Metal dustpan with a trianglular metal base that forms an open pocket. Attached is metal wire that is V-shaped and twists together to form a long rod-like handle.
Narrative
Presumably used about the house to sweep dust and dirt. It is presumed that this dustpan originated in the late 1800's / early 1900's.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Length
81
Diameter
Top: 1.5 Base: 32.2
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1975.109.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Extra-Soapy Sunlight Soap

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Material
PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Description
Cardboard box of Sunlight Soap with a bar of soap inside. Box is yellow with blue, red, and white coloring on box. On front of box is 'SUNLIGHT' in blue writing and 'A LEVER PRODUCT ALL PURE-EXTRA SOAPY' in red writing. On the sides is the same writing minus 'A LEVER PRODUCT'. The back of the bo…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Cardboard box of Sunlight Soap with a bar of soap inside. Box is yellow with blue, red, and white coloring on box. On front of box is 'SUNLIGHT' in blue writing and 'A LEVER PRODUCT ALL PURE-EXTRA SOAPY' in red writing. On the sides is the same writing minus 'A LEVER PRODUCT'. The back of the box has written 'EXTRA SOAPY SUNLIGHT MAKES CLOTHES WHITER GETS DISHES BRIGHTER MAKES WORK LIGHTER'. There is also pictures of clean dishes, a woman holding clean clothes and a woman sitting on a chair reading.
History Of Use
Bar of sunlight soap in a cardboard box used for washing clothes and dishes.
Material
PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.147.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Floor Wax

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Description
Blue and yellow covered metal canister of "Sprinkel Wax" floor wax. Bottle indicates product was "A cleaning and polishing wax for HARDWOOD floors". Packaging contains French and English information, and has an image of a cartoon woman using a floor polisher
Title
Sprinkel Wax
Manufacturer Notes
Distributed by Electrolux Canada
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Blue and yellow covered metal canister of "Sprinkel Wax" floor wax. Bottle indicates product was "A cleaning and polishing wax for HARDWOOD floors". Packaging contains French and English information, and has an image of a cartoon woman using a floor polisher
History Of Use
According to catalogues for Electrolux floor polishers found online, this product was sold to go with the Electrolux Triple Action Floor Polisher, and similar models.
Accession No.
1996.188.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Hot patcher

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Description
8a is the main piece, and 1 of 3 parts, of the hot patcher. It is a 'C' shaped device that can mount onto a wall.
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
8a is the main piece, and 1 of 3 parts, of the hot patcher. It is a 'C' shaped device that can mount onto a wall.
History Of Use
These items[2004.1.1.-2004.1.28] all belonged to Nora's husband Harvey. Nora and Harvey were married in 1954. Harvey was a heavy equipment operator and fixed appliances.
Accession No.
2004.0001.0008 a
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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Hot patcher

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Description
8b and 8c are loose pieces that are threaded onto the hot patcher 2004.1.8a. They are shaped like stars. 8b has 4 points, 8c has 6 points.
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
8b and 8c are loose pieces that are threaded onto the hot patcher 2004.1.8a. They are shaped like stars. 8b has 4 points, 8c has 6 points.
History Of Use
These items[2004.1.1.-2004.1.28] all belonged to Nora's husband Harvey. Nora and Harvey were married in 1954. Harvey was a heavy equipment operator and fixed appliances.
Accession No.
2004.0001.0008 b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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