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Date
1850 – 1920
Material
wood; metal
Catalogue Number
104.05.0056 a,b
Description
A long straight knife with fluted wooden handle and scabbard ornately trimmed with brass. (a) dagger, short, narrow, pointed, double edged steel blade with small, dark, fluted wooden handle. Blade guard, cast of brass with raised curlicue design, turns upward at sides, handle tip of cast brass wit…
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Title
And Scabbard Dagger
Date
1850 – 1920
Material
wood; metal
Dimensions
1.7 x 3.3 x 24.5 cm
Description
A long straight knife with fluted wooden handle and scabbard ornately trimmed with brass. (a) dagger, short, narrow, pointed, double edged steel blade with small, dark, fluted wooden handle. Blade guard, cast of brass with raised curlicue design, turns upward at sides, handle tip of cast brass with similar design and small lug with hole through at one side Note: blade guard loose; wooden handle cracked along length; blade pitted. (b) scabbard, narrow and straight, made of two pieces of wood held together by two rings of heavy cast brass with raised floral motifs, becoming oval medallions on one side with cast relief of dragon like figures. Cast brass bands at mouth and tip repeat dragon floral motif of other two bands and have floral motif cut through exposing pebbly stone inlay in wood. Brass ring near top with small brass loop on one side.
Subject
warfare
fighting
animal
dragon
Japanese
Edward S. Morse
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.05.0056 a,b
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Date
1875 – 1930
Material
metal; wood; fibre
Catalogue Number
104.05.0057 a,b
Description
A very thin knife with ebony handle like rifle butt and wooden scabbard wrapped with bands of black cord. (a) dirk, short, narrow, pointed steel blade with reverse curve to sharp shoulder on under side of hilt. Small carved ebony handle shaped like a rifle butt, with carved band of scallops and d…
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Title
And Scabbard Dirk
Date
1875 – 1930
Material
metal; wood; fibre
Dimensions
2.1 x 1.0 x 15.0 cm
Description
A very thin knife with ebony handle like rifle butt and wooden scabbard wrapped with bands of black cord. (a) dirk, short, narrow, pointed steel blade with reverse curve to sharp shoulder on under side of hilt. Small carved ebony handle shaped like a rifle butt, with carved band of scallops and diamond shapes around middle. Two decorative notches carved across butt of handle. Note: handle checked along length. (b) scabbard, small, simple and straight, carved of two pieces of wood with triangular opening at mouth. Top carved to curve downward on one side to accommodate shoulder of blade. Girded with four double bands of finely braided cord, evenly spaced along length, and a fifth triple band at top beneath shoulder. Note: top fibre hands loose and slide up and down.
Subject
warfare
fighting
Japanese
Edward S. Morse
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.05.0057 a,b
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Date
1850 – 1935
Material
metal; shell; wood
Catalogue Number
104.05.0060 a,b
Description
Knife with carved pistol grip handle and flame like carved piece at mouth of wooden scabbard. (a) knife, thin, curved, pointed steel blade with handle carved of greenish tortoiseshell ? shaped like a simple pistol grip. Deep single groove incised at each side at top near hilt. Blade joined to hand…
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Title
And Scabbard Knife
Date
1850 – 1935
Material
metal; shell; wood
Dimensions
4.6 x 2.6 x 33.8 cm
Description
Knife with carved pistol grip handle and flame like carved piece at mouth of wooden scabbard. (a) knife, thin, curved, pointed steel blade with handle carved of greenish tortoiseshell ? shaped like a simple pistol grip. Deep single groove incised at each side at top near hilt. Blade joined to handle with roughly formed collar of grey metal. Note: hairline cracks in handle along grain, blade pitted and rusted. (b) scabbard, simple, slightly curved, wood with hoof like ebony tip. Band of tortoiseshell ? at opening carved in shape of flame or flowing leaf sticking out to one side. Round hole drilled through top, five thin lines incised across wood spaced evenly along length of scabbard. Small patches of glossy black material in a few places, and a black colour in the grain of the wood indicate that the wood may have been once enamelled black
Subject
warfare
fighting
Japanese
Edward S. Morse
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.05.0060 a,b
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Date
1850 – 1934
Material
metal; wood; stone
Catalogue Number
104.05.0059 a,b
Description
Kris with carved light coloured wooden handle, collar of pink stones between it and blade, and wooden scabbard of light colour with dark splotches and large organic cover for sword guard. (a) kris, long, narrow, pointed, double edged blade flaring out at shoulders which have ornate, lacy edges and…
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Title
And Scabbard Kris
Date
1850 – 1934
Material
metal; wood; stone
Dimensions
2.5 x 9.0 x 52.8 cm
Description
Kris with carved light coloured wooden handle, collar of pink stones between it and blade, and wooden scabbard of light colour with dark splotches and large organic cover for sword guard. (a) kris, long, narrow, pointed, double edged blade flaring out at shoulders which have ornate, lacy edges and deep double groove incised on either side of blade. Handle is an angular, carved block of wood with a wide band of ebony girding its middle. Small brass ring set in with round pink stones jade? at junction between blade and handle. (b) scabbard, carved of light coloured wood with dark patches. Straight, wide, and rounded at tip with large, flat, rounded crosspiece at mouth. Opening elongated at one end to accept wide shoulder of blade, and crosspiece slightly carved to accentuate shape. Dark splotches of heartwood form organic patterns on the lighter wood of the scabbard.
Subject
warfare
fighting
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.05.0059 a,b
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Date
1850 – 1909
Material
metal; wood; skin
Catalogue Number
104.05.0050 a,b
Description
A small narrow sword with wooden scabbard and handle shaped like angular dragon's head. (a) sword, small with thin, narrow, sharply pointed blade, of one piece with handle which is shaped like angular dragon head on long neck. Blade is inlaid with strips of bronze on each side and along spine with …
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Title
And Scabbard Sword
Date
1850 – 1909
Material
metal; wood; skin
Dimensions
3.6 x 3.5 x 53.5 cm
Description
A small narrow sword with wooden scabbard and handle shaped like angular dragon's head. (a) sword, small with thin, narrow, sharply pointed blade, of one piece with handle which is shaped like angular dragon head on long neck. Blade is inlaid with strips of bronze on each side and along spine with incised geometric designs, and a double notch cut into spine on each side near the middle. Handle is overlaid with bronze strips into which designs and features of dragon have been cut. (b) scabbard, made of two pieces of wood shaped to fit the blade and held together with five metal strips around the outside, evenly spaced along length, one strap missing. Front side completely carved with intricate geometric design and small slit carved out near top through which is tied a leather thong.
Subject
warfare
fighting
Sam Ward
Justice Doughty
Ennesmore Gardens
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.05.0050 a,b
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Date
1750 – 1800
Material
metal
Catalogue Number
104.08.0005
Description
Small, heavily rusted iron ball.
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Title
Cannonball
Date
1750 – 1800
Material
metal
Dimensions
3.7 x 3.7 cm
Description
Small, heavily rusted iron ball.
Subject
warfare
fighting
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.08.0005
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Date
1800 – 1880
Material
metal; wood; leather; skin; fibre; horn
Catalogue Number
104.05.0051 a-c
Description
A Japanese samurai sword with black cord handle and black scabbard. (a) sword, long curved steel blade connected at hilt with brass to wooden handle covered with white pebbly sharkskin which shows through diamond shapes left open under silk cord which wraps handle. Metal band at base of hilt and me…
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Title
Dirk; Scabbard Sword
Date
1800 – 1880
Material
metal; wood; leather; skin; fibre; horn
Dimensions
7.4 x 66.6 cm
Description
A Japanese samurai sword with black cord handle and black scabbard. (a) sword, long curved steel blade connected at hilt with brass to wooden handle covered with white pebbly sharkskin which shows through diamond shapes left open under silk cord which wraps handle. Metal band at base of hilt and metal cap at its end have relief casting of leaves and blossoms, and a bronze casting of blossoms is caught under black cord wrapping handle, oval sword guard has cut out relief of branches and blossoms, with holes on either side large enough to allow dirk to pass through. (b) dirk, long thin blade set into brass handle with cast relief of heron standing in stream with incised bushes around. Japanese calligraphy on other side of handle. (c) scabbard, slightly curved to fit blade. Wood covered with fine grained leather with narrow black band, horn? at mouth and another at top of slit pocket where dirk slides in. Pocket groove on one side near top to accommodate dirk, and semi-circular black piece of carved horn on opposite side, threaded through with flat braided black silk cord to tie scabbard to belt
Subject
Whyte home
Samurai
warfare
fighting
Japanese
Edith Morse Robb
Edward S. Morse
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.05.0051 a-c
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Date
1800 – 1880
Material
metal; wood; fibre; enamel; skin
Catalogue Number
104.05.0061 a-c
Description
Japanese samurai sword with blue silk cord wrapped handle and black enamelled scabbard: (a) sword, long, slightly curved, steel blade joined to hilt with wide copper band. Wooden handle wrapped with blue silk cord with pebbly white sharkskin showing through diamond-shaped openings in wrapping. Meta…
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Title
Dirk; Scabbard Sword
Date
1800 – 1880
Material
metal; wood; fibre; enamel; skin
Dimensions
6.7 x 6.0 x 54.5 cm
Description
Japanese samurai sword with blue silk cord wrapped handle and black enamelled scabbard: (a) sword, long, slightly curved, steel blade joined to hilt with wide copper band. Wooden handle wrapped with blue silk cord with pebbly white sharkskin showing through diamond-shaped openings in wrapping. Metal cap at end of handle with relief of squatting figure reading scroll. Small cast figures of two deer caught beneath cord on either side of handle. Metal band at base of handle with relief of gilded figure in reed boat. Rectangular sword guard with cast relief of chrysanthemums and butterfly with holes cut through each side to accommodate small dirk handle. (b) dirk, steel bladed with copper handle with relief casting of brass dragon on one side. (c) scabbard, slightly curved wood covered with black enamel containing green flecks, blunt end, top of scabbard has slot on one side leading to pocket in scabbard to accommodate small dirk. Opposite side from slot has semi-circular horn ? lug threaded with a length of black silk cord. Note: small band at top of dirk pocket missing, enamel cracked and peeling in many places, especially near top, semi-circular lug loose.
Subject
Samurai
warfare
fighting
Japanese
Edward S. Morse
Edith Morse Robb
animal
deer
dragon
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.05.0061 a-c
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Dominion Parks Branch Department of the Interior Portable Gasoline Pump Unit

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Part Of
Parks Canada fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of an album of photographs pertaining to forest protection and fire fighting methods and equipment employed in Banff National Park. Focusses on the development and implemtation of pumps and generators for use in fire fighting ; most photos have typed text captions below them.
Date Range
1915-1921
Reference Code
V488 / I / A / PD - 2
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Album
Photograph
Photograph print
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Part Of
Parks Canada fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M317 / S23 / V488
Series
I.A. Banff National Park photograph collection
Sous-Fonds
V488
Accession Number
8134
Reference Code
V488 / I / A / PD - 2
GMD
Album
Photograph
Photograph print
Date Range
1915-1921
Physical Description
1 album (53 photographs : b&w ; 16.5 x 12 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of an album of photographs pertaining to forest protection and fire fighting methods and equipment employed in Banff National Park. Focusses on the development and implemtation of pumps and generators for use in fire fighting ; most photos have typed text captions below them.
Notes
Metal hinging mechanism removed, wrapped in paper and stored alongside album.
Subject Access
Automobiles
Fire
Fire fighters
Fire fighting equipment
Fire wardens
Forestry
Government
Horses
National parks and reserves
Parks
Parks Canada
Photography
Geographic Access
Banff National Park
Alberta
Canada
Language
English
Conservation
Many photographs loose from page mounts, replaced where possible.
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Electronic Resources
Images
thumbnail
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Fire pump Exercise Cuthead. -- 1955

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Part Of
Bruno Engler fonds
Scope & Content
Wardens training to use a fire pump at Cuthead camp in Flints Park.
Reference Code
V190 / IV.A.i. - 2
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bruno Engler fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
IV.A. Warden collection: Warden schools and training
Reference Code
V190 / IV.A.i. - 2
Physical Description
1 negatives: 9.5 x 12 cm.
Scope & Content
Wardens training to use a fire pump at Cuthead camp in Flints Park.
Subject Access
Fire fighting - Equipment
Flints Park
National parks and reserves - Wardens
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
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