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Date
1890 – 1900
Material
metal; glass
Catalogue Number
104.30.0007
Description
Barometer in brass casing with brass suspension loop at top. "AJL & Co." over "B" (representing Boston) within oval on casing back. Dial shows pressure range of 26 to 31 inches. Indicators such as "stormy rain change fair very dry". Also "Made in England for Andrew J. LLoyd & Co. Boston". "Aneroid…
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Title
Aneroid Barometer
Date
1890 – 1900
Material
metal; glass
Dimensions
5.7 x 14.1 cm
Description
Barometer in brass casing with brass suspension loop at top. "AJL & Co." over "B" (representing Boston) within oval on casing back. Dial shows pressure range of 26 to 31 inches. Indicators such as "stormy rain change fair very dry". Also "Made in England for Andrew J. LLoyd & Co. Boston". "Aneroid barometer". Blue needle fluctuates with pressure and brass needle is manual needle which can be moved daily and compared with following day's reading. Manual needle movable on face. Screw adjustment on back of barometer adjusts blue needle to local conditions.
Subject
households
Russell Robb
hobbies
weather
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.30.0007
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Date
1890 – 1920
Material
metal
Catalogue Number
107.01.0014
Description
A painted casting (brass?) of a pug dog with its hind end in the air and shoulders and forelegs on the ground. The dog is grey with a black muzzle and ears, has a curly tail, and is wearing a narrow brown collar.
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Title
Animal Figurine
Date
1890 – 1920
Material
metal
Dimensions
11.0 (approx.) cm
Description
A painted casting (brass?) of a pug dog with its hind end in the air and shoulders and forelegs on the ground. The dog is grey with a black muzzle and ears, has a curly tail, and is wearing a narrow brown collar.
Subject
households
collectables
animals, dogs
Credit
Gift of Pearl Evelyn Moore, Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
107.01.0014
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Date
1890 – 1920
Material
bone, monkey; metal, brass; hair, horse; grass, bamboo; rattan
Catalogue Number
104.48.0002 a,b
Description
A Chinese gold scale (a) and case (b). a) A scale with a long thin rod made from gibbon bone with a scale marked along its length with small dots. A brass pan is suspended by a black thread through a hole at the blunt end of the rod. There is a single thread at 9.5 cm from the blunt end that acts…
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Title
Balance Scale
Date
1890 – 1920
Material
bone, monkey; metal, brass; hair, horse; grass, bamboo; rattan
Dimensions
a) .5 (pan x b) 6.6 x a) 32 (bea cm
Description
A Chinese gold scale (a) and case (b). a) A scale with a long thin rod made from gibbon bone with a scale marked along its length with small dots. A brass pan is suspended by a black thread through a hole at the blunt end of the rod. There is a single thread at 9.5 cm from the blunt end that acts as a fulcrum to hang the rod. b) A violin-shaped case made of carved bamboo that is hinged with brass at the end of the stem. A braided rattan ring slides down the stem to secure it when closed. There are carved areas insidethe case to fit the pan, rod and weight. The case is marked with a symbol carved into the outside. There is also a red and white paper inside with Chinese characters and “Ex.B Harry Sam” handwritten.
Subject
households
currency
Philip Moore
law
mining
trade
F.O. “Pat” Brewster
Credit
Gift of Pearl Evelyn Moore, Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.48.0002 a,b
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Date
1890 – 1905
Material
metal
Catalogue Number
108.05.1001
Description
Iron barn with kicking mule hammer. Painted red cast iron barn, open lattice work on side, windows and all of back to suggest doors and windows. Lower parts look like lumber, front third on both sides, open dormer windows. Mule is cast in 2 pieces, front feet hinged to spring. Inside barn shows…
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Title
Bank
Date
1890 – 1905
Material
metal
Dimensions
14.0 x 8.5 x 16.7 cm
Description
Iron barn with kicking mule hammer. Painted red cast iron barn, open lattice work on side, windows and all of back to suggest doors and windows. Lower parts look like lumber, front third on both sides, open dormer windows. Mule is cast in 2 pieces, front feet hinged to spring. Inside barn shows a door and loft. Lattice work on both sides of door, base screwed on to barn, small circle cut outs.
Subject
households
children
Helen Brett
Credit
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Tabuteau, Banff, 1966
Catalogue Number
108.05.1001
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Date
1890 – 1925
Material
metal; pearl
Catalogue Number
103.01.0109 a-f
Description
A collection of six small gold bar pins, two of which are set with pearls. Hinged spikes on back fasten under hook clasps on opposite side. (a) pearls along length, 3.1x.6x.3, plain rectangular bar with fifteen tiny cultured seed pearls, .2 cm dia. set side by side in a groove down the middle wit…
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Title
Bar Pin
Date
1890 – 1925
Material
metal; pearl
Dimensions
0.6 x 3.1 cm
Description
A collection of six small gold bar pins, two of which are set with pearls. Hinged spikes on back fasten under hook clasps on opposite side. (a) pearls along length, 3.1x.6x.3, plain rectangular bar with fifteen tiny cultured seed pearls, .2 cm dia. set side by side in a groove down the middle with small melted beads of gold holding them in place. (b) single pearl, 2.4x .5 x .4 , small rounded tapered ellipse of gold with tiny seed pearl , .2 cm dia set into bevelled hole at centre, hollow. Stamped on back "14k" and torch hallmark. (c) same as (b) without pearl, 1.9 x .4 x .2, die struck. Hook clasp has double legs but joined by its curve into single hook. Period 1890 - 1915. (d) same as (c) but flat with border, 2.0 x .4 x .3, plain with small, gold, 14k, machine stamped, bead edging completely around outside. (e) engraved, 2.6 x .4 x .4, flat, rectangular bar with scrolled design hand engraved on side of hook clasp. Period 1890 - 1915. (f) silver, rhodium? plated over gold, 2.4 x .5 x .4, small openwork ellipse with five small flowers across middle joined by wire filigree. Cuts in flowers and around edges cause sparkling, diamond like appearance. Small hook clasp has tiny lever on back to lock pin when pushed down, 14k stamped on back. Period 1890-1915.
Subject
Whyte home
households
adornment
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
103.01.0109 a-f
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Date
1890 – 1900
Material
metal
Catalogue Number
102.04.0280
Description
Shallow brass dish with wide, flared rim which has a folded lip, simple design.
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Title
Basin
Date
1890 – 1900
Material
metal
Dimensions
7.4 x 33.0 cm
Description
Shallow brass dish with wide, flared rim which has a folded lip, simple design.
Subject
households
decorative
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
102.04.0280
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Date
1890 – 1910
Material
fibre; bark
Catalogue Number
102.04.1016 a,b
Description
Woven storage basket with lid, (a) lid: 57.0 x 4.0 x 31.5, twining approximately 2.0 cm wide, light coloured with red brown and black bark overlayed on twining in four step design lines, (b) basket: 64.0 x 37.0 x 30.0. Sides twining approximately 1.5 cm wide, 4 layered and coloured (red/brown/bla…
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Title
Basket
Date
1890 – 1910
Material
fibre; bark
Description
Woven storage basket with lid, (a) lid: 57.0 x 4.0 x 31.5, twining approximately 2.0 cm wide, light coloured with red brown and black bark overlayed on twining in four step design lines, (b) basket: 64.0 x 37.0 x 30.0. Sides twining approximately 1.5 cm wide, 4 layered and coloured (red/brown/black/white) continuous "V" design, half diamond design from top edge, same colours
Subject
Indigenous
households
Credit
Gift of Iva (Mrs. Len) Smith, 1976
Catalogue Number
102.04.1016 a,b
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Date
1890 – 1910
Material
fibre, cotton; glass
Catalogue Number
103.07.1068
Description
Narrow collar covered with round pearl-like beads, two daisy shapes on each side of front closure formed by elongated beads surrounded by tiny brown tubular beads, metal hook and eye closure, lining is cream sateen
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Title
Beaded Collar
Date
1890 – 1910
Material
fibre, cotton; glass
Dimensions
3.5 x 37.5 cm
Description
Narrow collar covered with round pearl-like beads, two daisy shapes on each side of front closure formed by elongated beads surrounded by tiny brown tubular beads, metal hook and eye closure, lining is cream sateen
Subject
households
clothing
Annie White
Credit
Gift of Clifford J. White, Victoria, 1994
Catalogue Number
103.07.1068
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Date
1890 – 1920
Material
glass; metal; fibre
Catalogue Number
103.05.1061
Description
Beads strung on heavy cotton thread in diamond shapes, no backing, dominant colour light blue in main body with bands of dark blue and amber in rows across. "T" opening for neck outlined with very pale blue beads, rawhide strips sewn onto top front opening with rawhide strip 34.0 long laced throu…
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Title
Beaded Collar
Date
1890 – 1920
Material
glass; metal; fibre
Dimensions
44.0 x 72.0 cm
Description
Beads strung on heavy cotton thread in diamond shapes, no backing, dominant colour light blue in main body with bands of dark blue and amber in rows across. "T" opening for neck outlined with very pale blue beads, rawhide strips sewn onto top front opening with rawhide strip 34.0 long laced through for tie. Two pieces of string tied 3.0 from opening on shoulder to hold together when worn. Another band of beads at centre front and back 45.0 x 6.0 with 2 bands of light mauve beads, attached to bottom are 2 strings of short tube beads, dark blue on ends, others amber, each with a small brass bell at the bottom, some bells missing. Edges bound with cotton with narrow rawhide ties under arms.
Subject
households
clothing
Indigenous, Sarcee, Tsuut’ina
beadwork
regalia
Credit
Gift of Charles C. Reid, Banff, Alberta, 1986
Catalogue Number
103.05.1061
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Date
1890 – 1910
Material
fibre; metal
Catalogue Number
103.07.1072
Description
Black elastic rayon belt with 5 diamond shaped groups of metal studs, fancy metal filigree buckle resembles butterfly when hooked. One side of buckle has some decoration missing, other side missing original hook. Large hook sewn on to end of material rather than on buckle. Metal studs are probab…
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Title
Belt
Date
1890 – 1910
Material
fibre; metal
Dimensions
4.5 x 92.0 cm
Description
Black elastic rayon belt with 5 diamond shaped groups of metal studs, fancy metal filigree buckle resembles butterfly when hooked. One side of buckle has some decoration missing, other side missing original hook. Large hook sewn on to end of material rather than on buckle. Metal studs are probably "marcasite" def. a pale, bronze-yellow, orthorhombic iron disulfide also called white iron pyrites. Also an ornament made of crystallized marcasite or of polished steel.
Subject
households
clothing
Annie White
Credit
Gift of Clifford J. White, Victoria, 1994
Catalogue Number
103.07.1072
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