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Description
This handheld “Saturn Scope,” patented by James M. Davis in 1895, represents the most common version of the stereograph, which was used to create a 3D image. c-p are the slides used by the Saturnscope. Most of the photos were taken in the 1890s. A: Saturnscope B: Saturnscope slide C: River scene D…
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1839
End Date
1930
Description
This handheld “Saturn Scope,” patented by James M. Davis in 1895, represents the most common version of the stereograph, which was used to create a 3D image. c-p are the slides used by the Saturnscope. Most of the photos were taken in the 1890s. A: Saturnscope B: Saturnscope slide C: River scene D: King's Garden in Sweden E: Public Gardens in Boston F: Christ before Pilate G: Twin Rocks, Oregon H: Queen Victoria I: Colonial Camp J: Johannesburg Police K: Soldiers sailing L: Thousand Islands M: Cape Town, South Africa N: Niagra Falls O: Her Majesty's Navy at Cape Town P: Derby volunteers in South Africa
Number Of Parts
16
Part Names
The Saturnscope and pictures
Accession No.
2013.24.58 a-p
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Date Range
1900-1970
Collection
Willard Tompson fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The file consists of a report written by Willard Tompson in 1977 on the geology of the Groundhog Coalfield in the Upper Skeena River area and the history of the work done in the area. He discusses reports, surveys, ownership, and exploration work, from the first report by Dupont in 1909 for the Can…
Collection
Willard Tompson fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Tompson, Willard D.
Name Access
Canadian Department of Railways and Canals
Dupont
Groundhog Coalfield
Upper Skeena River
Accession No.
2000.3.1
Physical Description
14 pages
Date Range
1900-1970
Scope and Content
The file consists of a report written by Willard Tompson in 1977 on the geology of the Groundhog Coalfield in the Upper Skeena River area and the history of the work done in the area. He discusses reports, surveys, ownership, and exploration work, from the first report by Dupont in 1909 for the Canadian Depament of Railways and Canals. The last work reported in this paper was in 1970 when six diamond drill holes were drilled late that year.
Subject Access
DOCUMENTS [ Reports]
INDUSTRIES [Mining]
Notes
MISSING
Type of Record
Archival Description
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
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Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds

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Date Range
[1919-1994]
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair and contains prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, entry forms, certificate of incorporation and a brief history on the founding of the fair.
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Other Title Info
Title based on contents of fonds.
Creator
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association
Fonds No.
AF1
Accession No.
1971.17
1978.5
1983.65
1983.9
1988.1
1994.13
1994.7
2007.3
Physical Description
13.5 cm of textual record
Date Range
[1919-1994]
History / Biographical
Talk of forming a Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association to oversee the planning of an exhibition began in 1910 (Interior News, May 1910). Various names were used before incorporation, such as: Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association (Interior News, July 27, 1912), Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association and Farmer’s Institute (Omineca Herald, June 7, 1913) and Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition Association (Interior News, June 21, 1919). On July 14, 1919, the Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association was incorporated under the Agricultural Act. The mandate of the Association was to "advance the interests of agriculture and to hold an annual exhibition of agricultural products at Smithers, and to do all such other things the directors may decide for the advancement of the association, the farmers and farming." The first directors of the Association included A. Kilpatrick (President, Smithers), J. G. Wood (Vice-President, Telkwa), and L.B. Warner (Secretary Treasurer, Smithers), George Oulton (Smithers), A. J. Prudhomme (Telkwa), E. C. Barger (Telkwa) and William S. Henry (Smithers) (Interior News, June 21, 1919). Smithers held its first Fall Fair in Albert Park, September 30th, 1919. After several years the Fair became a three-day event, presenting a wide variety of exhibits including agricultural displays, livestock and logging shows, handicraft and homemaking exhibits, stage shows, and a midway.
Custodial History
The Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association donated various records from accession number 1971.17. Originally, records came from accession numbers 1981.6 (Town of Smithers), 1983.65 (Pat McCammon), 1944.7 (Norma Mae Zagwyn), 1994.13 (Pat McCammon) and 1998.4 (Phyllis Davidson), but for unknown reasons were all merged with accession number 1971.17 in August, 1998. Some of the Fall Fair prize lists were loaned to the Royal BC Archives in March 1979 and returned March 1979.
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair and contains prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, entry forms, certificate of incorporation and a brief history on the founding of the fair.
Arrangement
Records were rearranged in September 2016 by Manda Haligowski to better reflect archival standards and to improve accessibility.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Public works and economic development

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Date Range
1912-1920
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The series contains records pertaining to the development of Smithers, including general improvements, expansion, public works initiatives and land and employment inquiries. These records primarily consist of correspondence.
natural flow of water, and every indication points to more trouble in this respect in the spring. The earth from the ditch on 2nd Ave was not properly leveled off, making it impassible for vehicles, several loaded wagons having capsized. At present, the main wagon road has not been completed in to
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Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Smithers Citizens' Association
Fonds No.
AF2
Series No.
S3
Accession No.
1988.1
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
1912-1920
Scope and Content
The series contains records pertaining to the development of Smithers, including general improvements, expansion, public works initiatives and land and employment inquiries. These records primarily consist of correspondence.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Date Range
January 27, 1914
Collection
Alfred Smithers, scrapbook pieces
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a bulletin about the progress taking in place in Smithers, B.C. and in British Columbia in general.
returns were decreased but slightly. Building permits fell off some what, but $10,000,000 is still a splendid record for a city of this class. The mineral yield of the province was reported to be the second largest on record. Fish eries set a new mark and this is also believed to be true of
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Collection
Alfred Smithers, scrapbook pieces
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 84
Item No.
1992.1.13
Accession No.
1992.1
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
January 27, 1914
Custodial History
Item was donated to the Archives by David Smithers in 1992.
Scope and Content
Item is a bulletin about the progress taking in place in Smithers, B.C. and in British Columbia in general.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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