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Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; ANIMAL-LEATHER;
Description
a: A brown rectangular wooden case cover in leather with straps secured with brass buckles. There is a sturdy leather handle on the top of the case - also 2 leather back straps attached at the centre top with a large `brass `D`ring. This ring is attached to the case by a large `tear drop`piece of …
Title
Surveyor's Level
Manufacturer
E.R. Watts & Son
Original Owner
K.G. Polyblank - written in ink on top of box lid - a railway surveyor.
Other Names
dumpy level
Surveryor's case
Manufacturer Notes
E.R. Watts & Son, Surveyor`s and Architects Instruments and Materials. Head Office and Works, 123 Camberwell Rd. London S.E. England. Ottawa 200 Wellington St; 408 Portage Ave Winnipeg. Àll kinds of surveying instruments (by any maker) can be repaired at our Winnipeg Store by experienced workmen trained in our London Works.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
SURVEYING AND NAVIGATIONAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England: London
Place Used
Used for railroad and highway surveys.
Start Date
1905
End Date
1981
Period or Date Notes
Taken from original accession card. Bought for $25 in 1935 and it was 30 years old at that time.
Description
a: A brown rectangular wooden case cover in leather with straps secured with brass buckles. There is a sturdy leather handle on the top of the case - also 2 leather back straps attached at the centre top with a large `brass `D`ring. This ring is attached to the case by a large `tear drop`piece of leather which has been screwed into place with 5 screws. The other ends of the back straps are screwed to the ends of the case - about 6.5 cm up from the bottom corner. A Canadian National Express sticker in on the front of the case. The name of the previous owner is neatly written in ink on the top "R.G Polyblank". Two rectangular pieces of leather (8.6cm x 5.5cm) cover two heavy brass hook closures. The hooks are unusual in that they angular like the number 7. They are screed on at the bottom and hook over a brass screw. The leather flap stops them from working loose under the strap. There are two leather strap guides on the front. These are screwed on with 6 screws each and are 8.5 cm 2.5cm long x 2.5 cm wide. Attached to the bottom of the box is a small, brown round 'container' with "Fitting for Telescope Cap" printed on the top. b:Tall wooden tripod to secure surveyor's level with a round brass threaded mountin plate at the top. The brass plate is attached to the legs with 3 large brass wing nuts. The bottom tip of each leg has a pointed metal piece attached to it. Two of the tips are 9cm long, the third one which on the repaired leg is 7cm long. The two longer metal tips have a half round tab on one side at the top. The tab on the shorter tip is 1.3 cm down from the top. c: A wide brass ring which screws on to the tripod base. One end is threaded on the inside & has a 0.3cm wide rim. The outside of the same end has two narrow rows of patterened engraving to give a 'gripping' surface. From this the outside curves in slightly & down to a rounded edge. d-e: Scope and base. Scope has Manufacture's name and the number 3396 on one side. The level is mounted underneath it. f: Spare Bubble for level - Stored in a triangular wooden enclosure in the front right hand corner of the box. NOTE - This was not taken out of the compartment for fear of breakage. g: Spare eye piece for the scope h-j: Small round metal container that screws together h-i; Contains j which is a small ring with 2 brass screws attached. k: Copper cylindrical tube with open ends (possible a lense hood - note taken from donor card.) l-n: Three spare needles, one larger than the other two
Narrative
Donor file card has info and pieces identified with their letters
History Of Use
Used in Quebec and BC - including the Skeena Region. This is a common surveying instrument. There were only two kinds of levels availabe when the railway cam, to be used in surveying. These were the "Y"level and the dumpy. The level was made by E.R. Watts & Sons, London, England. The level was bought by mother-for-father in 1935 for $25 used. It was 30 years ol then. The previous owner was Polyblank - a railway surveyor. Thomas Edward Clarke was born in Bothwell, Ont. in 1888, came west in 1908. In Edmonton he was hired as Chainman for Garnet Hughts on preliminary location of GTP to Jasper; reached Jasper Christmas 1908. Then he continued surveying until 1960 in different areas of BC In 1926 he was the Assistant District Engineer for Dept. of Public Works in Smithers. The Central Park building was 6 yrs. old then and he had an office on the second floor. The position he had was equivalent to the current position of "Highways Superintendant". (In 1926 conversion had just been made from Horse and wagon to trucks.)He was involved with initial road building in the province.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; ANIMAL-LEATHER;
Height
27 cnm
Width
14.5 cm
Length
43 cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
14
Accession No.
1986.12.1 a-n
Model Name or No.
Instrument numberL 3396; Constant 21.75 inches (scope)
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
Four metal railroad spikes. There is a flat head that is connected to a four sided body that is thinner at the tip.
  1 Image  
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
RAIL TRANSPORTATION,ACCESSORY
Description
Four metal railroad spikes. There is a flat head that is connected to a four sided body that is thinner at the tip.
History Of Use
Spikes used on the Smithers railroad.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
1.5
Width
1.5
Length
15
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.85.1 a-d
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, minutes

http://search.bvmuseum.com/permalink/descriptions5537
Date Range
1961-1966
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a booklet of meeting minutes of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen in Smithers, B.C.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Smithers, B.C.: Brothers of Railroad Trainmen
Name Access
Brothers of Railroad Trainmen
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 189
Item No.
2013.3.1
Accession No.
2013.3
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1961-1966
Custodial History
Item belonged to John Wright and was donated by Shirley Wright via Lorne Wasylishen on April 15, 2013.
Scope and Content
Item is a booklet of meeting minutes of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen in Smithers, B.C.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Telkwa's Railroad Bridge and Automobile Bridge.

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Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Unknown
Item No.
P1020
Accession No.
982.9.6
Notes
Telkwa; Bridges-Telkwa; Transportation-Railway; Transportation-Automobiles
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

THE CHALLENGES FACING THE VALLEY AND ITS' RAILWAY CREWS ENSURE AN EXCITING FUTURE. AS A RAILROADER WOULD SAY 'HIGHBALL!!'

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Collection
SLIDE COLLECTION
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
SLIDE COLLECTION
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Item No.
9999.0000.0074.SLIDE
Notes
ROAD OF STEEL SLIDE SHOW;
Type of Record
Archival Description
Material
METAL-STEEL; WOOD-UNKNOWN; FABRIC-CANVAS; RUBBER;
Description
This item has a long wooden handle like an axe handle, but the steel blade is shaped like a large chisel. There is a thick layer of padding wrapped around the blunt end of the chisel that is a layer of rubber, then a thick canvas, then rubber again. The wood handle is 69cm long. The steel chisel is…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
This item has a long wooden handle like an axe handle, but the steel blade is shaped like a large chisel. There is a thick layer of padding wrapped around the blunt end of the chisel that is a layer of rubber, then a thick canvas, then rubber again. The wood handle is 69cm long. The steel chisel is 25.5cm long.
History Of Use
This item was used as a railroad track chisel a long time ago.
Material
METAL-STEEL; WOOD-UNKNOWN; FABRIC-CANVAS; RUBBER;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Dimensions included in object description
Accession No.
1991.0143.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; GLASS; RUBBER;
Description
A: Light blue metal lantern. The face has two small light bulbs, one is inside a concave circle. There is a metal ring around the outside of the bulbs to protect them. This ring is raised 5cm from the rest of the lantern. The body of the lantern is a blue metal cylinder with a large round handl…
Manufacturer
Star H_a____ight Lantern Co
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
VISUAL COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A: Light blue metal lantern. The face has two small light bulbs, one is inside a concave circle. There is a metal ring around the outside of the bulbs to protect them. This ring is raised 5cm from the rest of the lantern. The body of the lantern is a blue metal cylinder with a large round handle which is covered with thin rubber. The handle attaches to the lantern at each side of the cylinder. The lantern stands on the metal rings extending from the edge surrounding the bulbs. Inscribed on the blue dome top is a star and the words 'STAR H_A__IGHT LANTERN CO.' 'Tucker' is scratched into the side. B: Large EverReady Waterproof Lantern Battery.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; GLASS; RUBBER;
Height
33
Width
16
Length
35
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1992.9.70 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
A black spike with rough, hewn marks and an offset head. The spike appears to have been homemade.
  1 Image  
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
RAIL TRANSPORTATION ACCESSORY
Start Date
1900
End Date
1920
Description
A black spike with rough, hewn marks and an offset head. The spike appears to have been homemade.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Width
1.3
Length
3.7
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.27.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Date Range
[1914]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Unknown
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0253
Accession No.
1979.7.179
Physical Description
1 b&w postcard: 14 x 9 cm
Negative Number
F30
Date Range
[1914]
Custodial History
Bob Checkley
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Written on back of postcard: "L to Right 1914 (early) Smithers- 1) Eddie Hole railroad fireman- 2) Arthur Elliot [?] stenographer Grand Trunk Pacific 3) Bill Underhill - blacksmith (wind house) 4) Bob Checkley (self) clerk- 5) Yuen - chinese cook - 7) Harry Darling & son roundhouse foreman 6) Bud Fisher - accountant"
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

VALLEY IS DEVELOPED AND PRETTY SOON MANY INDUSTRIES EXPORT PRODUCT ON THE RAILWAY, INCLUDING ONE OF THE LARGEST FORESTY COMPANIES AT THE TIME.. 'HANSON LUMBER AND TIMBER CO.' SHIPPING CEDAR POLES AND RAILROAD TIES.

http://search.bvmuseum.com/permalink/descriptions4932
Collection
SLIDE COLLECTION
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
SLIDE COLLECTION
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Item No.
9999.0000.0058.SLIDE
Notes
ROAD OF STEEL SLIDE SHOW;
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
Unknown
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Unknown
Item No.
P1218
Accession No.
983.1.30
Physical Description
B/W Print: 6 x 10.5
Date Range
Unknown
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
Unknown
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Unknown
Item No.
P1219
Accession No.
983.1.31
Physical Description
B/W Print: 6 x 10.5
Date Range
Unknown
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
Unknown
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Unknown
Item No.
P1220
Accession No.
983.1.32
Physical Description
B/W Print: 5.5 x 8
Date Range
Unknown
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
Unknown
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Unknown
Item No.
P1221
Accession No.
983.1.33
Physical Description
B/W Print: 6 x 11
Date Range
Unknown
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
Unknown
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Unknown
Item No.
P1222
Accession No.
983.1.34
Physical Description
B/W Print: 6 x 11
Date Range
Unknown
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
Unknown
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Unknown
Item No.
P1223
Accession No.
983.1.35
Physical Description
B/W Print: 6 x 11
Date Range
Unknown
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
Unknown
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Unknown
Item No.
P1224
Accession No.
983.1.36
Physical Description
B/W Print: 6 x 10.5
Date Range
Unknown
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Smithers' temporary railroad station.

http://search.bvmuseum.com/permalink/descriptions2138
Date Range
ca 1914
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Coffee
Item No.
P1377
Accession No.
982.17.69
Physical Description
Photo - glass negative
Date Range
ca 1914
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Transport and General Workers Div. No. 93 fonds

http://search.bvmuseum.com/permalink/descriptions5575
Date Range
1926-1962
Collection
Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Transport and General Workers Div. No. 93 fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds includes the meeting minutes of the Canadian Brotherhood of Railroad Employees Div. No. 93 spanning 1926 to 1962.
Collection
Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Transport and General Workers Div. No. 93 fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Transport and General Workers Div. No. 93
Fonds No.
AF8
Accession No.
2017.34
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1926-1962
History / Biographical
The Canadian Brotherhood of Railroad Employees was first formed in 1908. The Smithers Branch (Div. No. 93) was started in September 22, 1926 and covered members from Endako to New Hazelton. The first meeting was held at the Smithers’ Canadian National Railway Station, where Normal Kilpatrick presided as President, and R.W. Champion as Secretary. Later the Canadian Brotherhood of Railroad Employees became the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Transport and General Workers. The Smithers Branch existed until 1994 when the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Transport and General Workers amalgamated with the Union of Canadian Auto Workers.
Scope and Content
Fonds includes the meeting minutes of the Canadian Brotherhood of Railroad Employees Div. No. 93 spanning 1926 to 1962.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Bolt has a rounded head with threads extending 6.5cm up the bottom.
Other Names
RAILWAY TIE BOLT
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
RAIL TRANSPORTATION,ACCESSORY
Description
Bolt has a rounded head with threads extending 6.5cm up the bottom.
History Of Use
These four railway tie bolts were used on the C.N.R. for connecting rails together.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Length
17
Diameter
Top: 4
Circumference
9
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1995.0080.0001.1-4
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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