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Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PLASTIC;
Description
Adding machine marked with 'Dalton Cincinnati Ohio U.S.A.' on a metal plate on the front. It has 10 white number keys from 0 to 9 and 8 brown function keys. There is a black and red ink ribbon still in the machine. The large handle on the righthand side is metal and has a red plastic cover.
Manufacturer
Dalton
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
DATA PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
United States: Cincinnati, Ohio.
Description
Adding machine marked with 'Dalton Cincinnati Ohio U.S.A.' on a metal plate on the front. It has 10 white number keys from 0 to 9 and 8 brown function keys. There is a black and red ink ribbon still in the machine. The large handle on the righthand side is metal and has a red plastic cover.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PLASTIC;
Height
33
Width
20.5
Length
47
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1974.101.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
Description
The phonograph is a big brown wooden box with a white horn like object in the middle. The top comes up and inside is a turn table to play vinyl records. There's also an envelope inside of the phonograph with a needle inside for the record player.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
SOUND COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
The phonograph is a big brown wooden box with a white horn like object in the middle. The top comes up and inside is a turn table to play vinyl records. There's also an envelope inside of the phonograph with a needle inside for the record player.
Narrative
Encyclopedia (Blue) at Smithers Public Library.
History Of Use
The first practical phonograph was invented in 1877 by the U.S. inventor Thomas A. Edison. In 1885, the U.S. scientists Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter improved upon Edison's invention. In 1887, Emily Berliner, a German immigrant to the United States, invented the Gramophone - a phonograph that used shellac discs. The first electrically recorded phonograph records appeared in 1925. Growing interest in high fidelity in recorded sound led to the appearance of stereophonic phonographs and discs in 1958. By late 1960's almost all new phonographs and records were stereophonic. In the 1970's Thomas G. Stockham, Jr., a U.S. electrical engineer developed digital recording. Compact discs and compact disk players came to the U.S. market in 1983.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
Height
43
Width
48.5
Length
53
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1976.113.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
Wooden box radio. Curved base for radio to rest on and two dials to adjust radio screen. The speaker on the front of the radio had a cut out piece of fabric pinned over top of it. Long power cord out of the back of the radio. Philco boradcast radio.
Title
Boradcast Radio
Manufacturer
Philco
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Description
Wooden box radio. Curved base for radio to rest on and two dials to adjust radio screen. The speaker on the front of the radio had a cut out piece of fabric pinned over top of it. Long power cord out of the back of the radio. Philco boradcast radio.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
16
Width
16
Length
25.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2018.33.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Description
Small, thin blue and gold decorated cigarette tin box. Red detailed writing on the front of the tin. Very scatched and rusted.
Title
Tin Box
Manufacturer
Players'
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Description
Small, thin blue and gold decorated cigarette tin box. Red detailed writing on the front of the tin. Very scatched and rusted.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Width
11
Length
15
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2018.34.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
FABRIC-FELT;
RUBBER;
Description
Black rubber mining hat lined with gray felt fabric. Rubber ear flaps lined with gray felt fabric. Red 'Miners, Black Diamond' label on the front.
Manufacturer
Black Diamond
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, HEADWEAR
Description
Black rubber mining hat lined with gray felt fabric. Rubber ear flaps lined with gray felt fabric. Red 'Miners, Black Diamond' label on the front.
Material
FABRIC-FELT;
RUBBER;
Diameter
35
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2018.35.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
GLASS;
PLASTIC;
Description
Brown microscope with a projector box covered by a green plastic screen. inside the projector box is a mirror against the back and a smaller box mirror secured down with tape. The plate table can slide out of the side or the front and has 2 panes of glass. Black power switch in bottom right corner …
Manufacturer
MRC Ltd.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
BIOLOGICAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Rexdale, Ontario.
Description
Brown microscope with a projector box covered by a green plastic screen. inside the projector box is a mirror against the back and a smaller box mirror secured down with tape. The plate table can slide out of the side or the front and has 2 panes of glass. Black power switch in bottom right corner and a power cord input on the side of the machine. MRC Personal model D-2053.
Material
GLASS;
PLASTIC;
Height
33
Width
23
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2018.36.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
ANIMAL-LEATHER;
Description
Brown leather briefcase with two buckle straps to close and a pinned down leather handle. Inside there are 5 pouches, one is holding two pencils, another has a 3 cent stamp and another is holding an envelope with round stickers.
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
PERSONAL GEAR
Description
Brown leather briefcase with two buckle straps to close and a pinned down leather handle. Inside there are 5 pouches, one is holding two pencils, another has a 3 cent stamp and another is holding an envelope with round stickers.
Material
ANIMAL-LEATHER;
Accession No.
1997.51.6
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-ALUMINUM;
Description
Pair of wire sock forms. Both are the same length and one end both match in width but the other ends are different widths.
Other Names
Sock Form
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Pair of wire sock forms. Both are the same length and one end both match in width but the other ends are different widths.
Narrative
These items where used to dry socks on.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-ALUMINUM;
Height
93
Width
32
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width: for the end that both of the stretchers are the same length.
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1980.123.20 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL
Description
A: Large metal balance scale. The base is a bow tie shape with a long upright cylindercal piece that is screwed into the centre of the 'bow.' B & C: Two metal saucers that are used as the plates in the weight scale. D & E: metal hooks used for hanging from the weight beam (f). B & C likely attach…
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Other Names
balance beam scale
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A: Large metal balance scale. The base is a bow tie shape with a long upright cylindercal piece that is screwed into the centre of the 'bow.' B & C: Two metal saucers that are used as the plates in the weight scale. D & E: metal hooks used for hanging from the weight beam (f). B & C likely attach to these parts. F: weight beam, with slider across the top. Plumb line hangs down from the centre G: small rectangular wooden box for housing the weights. H-O: weights of various sizes.
History Of Use
1986.3.1a is from the building that housed Adam's Drugstore on the corner of Main St. and 2nd Ave.
Material
METAL-STEEL
Width
47
Length
42
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measurements for part 1986.3.1a
Number Of Parts
15
Accession No.
1986.3.1 a-o
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
Green metal kerosene lattern base with a tall metal hook. Bottom is stamped in black ink: 'Model No. 168k, for kerosene, (paraffin or coal oil), use generator.'
Category
FURNISHINGS
Sub-Category
LIGHTING DEVICE
Description
Green metal kerosene lattern base with a tall metal hook. Bottom is stamped in black ink: 'Model No. 168k, for kerosene, (paraffin or coal oil), use generator.'
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Height
74
Circumference
47
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Circumference of kerosene tank.
Accession No.
2018.37.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
Dark leather school book bag. Average in size compared to a notebook or binder, similiar to a cross-chest purse. The bag is flat and rectangular with a flap that goes over the top and buckles down with two buckles.The bottom half of the buckles are attached to a smaller front pouch. The bag has one…
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
PERSONAL GEAR
Description
Dark leather school book bag. Average in size compared to a notebook or binder, similiar to a cross-chest purse. The bag is flat and rectangular with a flap that goes over the top and buckles down with two buckles.The bottom half of the buckles are attached to a smaller front pouch. The bag has one long leather stap, adjusted with a buckle made of leather.
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Height
27
Length
35
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1981.57.21
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
Edison standard phonograph. The base of the box is beveled upwards in three stages. The phonograph itself is made up a large cylinder, several rods, wheels and gears. The needle arm curves up and over the main cylinder.The rubber belt is attached to two wheels - one above and one below the metal ba…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
MUSICAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
United States: Orange, New Jersey
Description
Edison standard phonograph. The base of the box is beveled upwards in three stages. The phonograph itself is made up a large cylinder, several rods, wheels and gears. The needle arm curves up and over the main cylinder.The rubber belt is attached to two wheels - one above and one below the metal base. Mounted plate on the actual phonograph imprinted with: 'Edison Standard Phonograph, Thomas A. Edison. Orange N.J, U.S.A. 768037.' Inside the lid is 'change of reproducers' instruction. White covered wire handle for the lid.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
27
Width
23
Length
33
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1980.106.38
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
FABRIC-FELT;
Description
Men's green hat. Inside is lined with brown leather and green felt. Label stitched on on the inside: 'William Scully LTD. Cap man's Service. February 1969, size 7 1/8. Outside of hat has a shiny leather trim with two gold buttoms and a gold pin mounted onto the front.
Manufacturer
William Scully Ltd.
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, HEADWEAR
Description
Men's green hat. Inside is lined with brown leather and green felt. Label stitched on on the inside: 'William Scully LTD. Cap man's Service. February 1969, size 7 1/8. Outside of hat has a shiny leather trim with two gold buttoms and a gold pin mounted onto the front.
Material
FABRIC-FELT;
Accession No.
2018.38.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
Black metal pocket compass. One red needle and one black needle attached to the center dial. Written on compass base: 'Directions: sight along the line on the lid and read the north end of the needle. This will give you the magnetic bearing. The read half of the needle points north.' White line alo…
Manufacturer
David White Co.
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
SURVEYING AND NAVIGATIONAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
United States: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Description
Black metal pocket compass. One red needle and one black needle attached to the center dial. Written on compass base: 'Directions: sight along the line on the lid and read the north end of the needle. This will give you the magnetic bearing. The read half of the needle points north.' White line along the inside lid. Surface glass for the compass is cracked but still in place.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Width
8
Length
9
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2018.39.4
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
Yashica- D camera with a dark brown leather attached case with a carrying strap. Bottom of camera and case has a spot to screw camera onto a stand. Case has two pins that keep case attached to the camera. Lens cover for the two lenses on the front of the camera.
Manufacturer
Yashica
Category
RECREATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Japan
Description
Yashica- D camera with a dark brown leather attached case with a carrying strap. Bottom of camera and case has a spot to screw camera onto a stand. Case has two pins that keep case attached to the camera. Lens cover for the two lenses on the front of the camera.
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Height
15
Width
11
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2018.39.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PAPER;
PLASTIC;
Description
a: Light brown camera case with a snap to close and a leather holding strap. b: Grey, silver, and black Kodak tourist camera with Kodet lens and flash kodon shutter. Latch to open the lens. c: Green and white instruction manual for the Kodak Tourist Camera. Booklet is very folded and ripped.
Category
RECREATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
a: Light brown camera case with a snap to close and a leather holding strap. b: Grey, silver, and black Kodak tourist camera with Kodet lens and flash kodon shutter. Latch to open the lens. c: Green and white instruction manual for the Kodak Tourist Camera. Booklet is very folded and ripped.
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PAPER;
PLASTIC;
Height
10
Width
4
Length
16.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
3
Accession No.
2018.39.2 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Paper cutter has a metal frame and a wooden top. In the centre of the wood top is written "SMITH DAVIDSON & WRIGHT LIMITED / WRAPPING PAPER / VANCOUVER BC". The metal frame has two "legs" each attached by screw to a two sided metal foot that. On the inside of each leg there is a curved piece of met…
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Title
The Piqua Paper Cutter
Manufacturer Notes
Smith, Davidson and Wright Limited of Vancouver were wholesale stationers and paper dealers. The business was establish circa 1908 by Fred Smith, William E. Davidson and Francis Wright. Around 1953 the name of the company changed to Smith, Davidson and Lecky. The name disappears from the Vancouver City Directory after 1976. Fonds for the business held by the City of Vancouver Archives. The Piqua may refer to the Piqua Paper and Box Company, established circa 1908 in Piqua Ohio.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1907
Description
Paper cutter has a metal frame and a wooden top. In the centre of the wood top is written "SMITH DAVIDSON & WRIGHT LIMITED / WRAPPING PAPER / VANCOUVER BC". The metal frame has two "legs" each attached by screw to a two sided metal foot that. On the inside of each leg there is a curved piece of metal to hold the paper roll. The back bar is on a spring to allow it to move to accomodate the roll of paper. On each end is written "THE PIQUA" in a stylized script.
History Of Use
Mr. and Mrs. Raume purchased store Phillips and Shepherd store in 1972, paper cutter had been bought for use in that businesses.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Height
12
Circumference
21
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.57.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PLASTIC;
Description
Dalton Cash Register with a brown fake wood finish. Black and Red ink ribbon still threaded with eight brown procedure keys with ten white number keys, numbered from 0 to 9. Reciept cover is still attached with a key in the lock. The metal keyboard cover is starting to lift up.
Manufacturer
Dalton
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Dalton Cash Register with a brown fake wood finish. Black and Red ink ribbon still threaded with eight brown procedure keys with ten white number keys, numbered from 0 to 9. Reciept cover is still attached with a key in the lock. The metal keyboard cover is starting to lift up.
History Of Use
History not known. Gary Lobley owned for 20 years before donating it to the museum, previous use was not known to him.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PLASTIC;
Height
39
Width
20.5
Length
36
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2000.74.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Description
Black rectangular tin box with hinged lid. This box was made to represent a stylized chinese lacquered box. The front of the box features double doors with a lithographed oriental floral design. The left and right sides have the same features of flowers and leaves. The back of the box has a sim…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Black rectangular tin box with hinged lid. This box was made to represent a stylized chinese lacquered box. The front of the box features double doors with a lithographed oriental floral design. The left and right sides have the same features of flowers and leaves. The back of the box has a similar design as the front except there are no double doors. The top of the lid has an elaborate border with a lithograph of a butterfly and a flowery shrub. The bottom has 'W. & R. JACOB & CO.LTD., BISCUIT & CAKE MANUFACTURERS.'
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Height
14
Width
9.5
Length
17
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1980.165.5
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Description
Octagonal shaped tea tin with round push on lid. On each panel there is an embossed animal. Animals are as follows: kangaroo, koala bear, bird, emu. Imprinted on the bottom of the can is 'BUSHELLS, TEA OF FLAVOR, 1LB. NET.' The lid is round with 'BUSHELLS, TEA OF FLAVOR' embossed on the top. T…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Octagonal shaped tea tin with round push on lid. On each panel there is an embossed animal. Animals are as follows: kangaroo, koala bear, bird, emu. Imprinted on the bottom of the can is 'BUSHELLS, TEA OF FLAVOR, 1LB. NET.' The lid is round with 'BUSHELLS, TEA OF FLAVOR' embossed on the top. The lid measures 7cm in diameter and 2cm in height. The can is silver colored with the lid a darker shade.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Height
17
Width
10
Length
11.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1980.165.6a
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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