3. Bruno Gerussi –Nick Adonidas Doll from the Beachcombers Television show
This doll was used in the 1988 Beachcombers episode Ariel. In the episode, Nick meets a gypsy woman named Ariel at a craft fair whose home is located in Cliff Gilker Park. Bruno visits her homesite and locates two dolls; one is of Burno, the other of Ariel. To find out what happens next, adopt this one-of-kind Beachcombers artifact and tune in to CBC next week! Or, clickhere: http://imdb.to/1GHtC8x 2008.009.02
4. Acrobatic Monkey Toy
This high-flying monkey toy was given to the donor as a Christmas gift in 1942. It is made from tin, metal and fibreboard, and features colour lithography of circus scenes. With turn of the key, wind-up motor propels our magic monkey through the air. One of the staple Louis Marx & Company toys from the 1940s, Check out the acrobatic monkey in action: http://on.fb.me/1OwssVg
5. USS Catala Life Ring
The legendary Union Steam Ship Company (USSCo.) operated up and down the BC coast between 1889 and 1959. These boats were a lifeline on the Sunshine Coast at a time when there wasn't a road connecting the communities. One of the best known steamers that plied the Sunshine Coast was the S.S. Catala. We hope that this never had to be used! 1977.005.01
6. Malkin's Best Jam Can
In 1921 local farmers collaborated and created the Howe Sound Co-operative Cannery to locally process berries for jam. Malkin's Best Pur Jam produced by the cannery on Henry Road won the British Empire Trophy its first year of production, and could soon be purchased throughout British Columbia. A 48 ounce can was sure to supply a large family for a while.
Lost at sea? No visible landmarks. It is time to pull out the sextant. Sextants have been used for celestial navigation since 1757. This sextant, certified by the National Physical Laboratory in 1924, was used by Captain Olive Bray of the Australian Navy who sailed in the two World Wars and retired to Gibsons to 1968.
Find out how to use a sextant here. 1989.013.01
9. Bertie Roberts' Bracelet
Very small gold bracelet with tiny pictures/symbols decorating it. Inscribed inside: "Miss Birdie Sisson Oct.10/85". Belonged to Birdie Sisson who married Harry Roberts in 1905. She lived in Roberts Creek until she died. 2000.009.03
11. West Howe Sound Regatta- Walter Curson Trophy
The West Howe Sound Regatta was the summer event in Gibsons from 1923-mid-1950s. Canoe relay races, and all sorts of other playful competitions (nail hammering contest anyone?) took place as residents and visitors gathered at the wharf to celebrate summer. This trophy was awarded in 1947 for the annual relay race, and the recipients were the Sunday school boys under the age of 14. Celebrate the memories of regattas past by adopting this unique and prize-worthy artifact.
13. Bottle of "Mrs. Stewart's Bluing®"
Using 'bluing" to whiten? Yes. In the early and middle 1900s bluing was used by anyone who wanted to have a white wash, and could be found in virtually all laundries. When washing was done by hand or in wringer washers, the second rinse tub was the bluing rinse. Mrs. Stewart’s® Bluing was a simple, concentrated blue liquid that optically whitens white fabric. It does not remove stains, does not “clean”, but adds a microscopic blue particle to white fabric which has been giving fabric that “just bought” whiteness. Still available today!
8. Jolly Jumper
Did you know that the Jolly Jumper baby seat was manufactured in Gibsons? One of the Coasts first cottage industries, at the height of production 100 Jolly Jumpers were produced weekly. Susan Olivia Poole and her son, Joseph Poole, designed the seat to be suspended from the ceiling by a harness, allowing children to bounce and swing without parental help. 2012.116.01t
10. Eastman-Kodak Camera
This camera was used by Mr. Herbert Whitaker - a pioneer who developed much of the Sechelt waterfront. This Eastman Kodak camera, Model No. 4, was made in USA from 1904-1910. Telescopic box style. Intact and in good condition. 1976.022.01
12. Bottle with hook used to hold oil when logging
Looking for a way to keep oil handy when you are cutting down a tree with a hand saw. Look no further. This brown glass beer bottle with an attached metal hook that would hang on the back of a fir tree while it was being cut.It held coal oil which helped the saw work better.The top of the bottle is wrapped in canvas. 1998.075.01
14. Tobacco Cutter
'Erie' Griswold Mfg. Company's tobacco cutter is designed to easily cut all types of tobacco leaves into long thin strands, perfect for rolling your own cigarette or pipe smoking. This one was used by T. Morrow loggers in a cabin at the front of property purchased by George Hopkins in 1907. 1966.024.02
For the logger in your life, this P.M. Wood Boss single cylinder chain saw (1949) weighs in at 36 pounds and has a 20 inch bar and chain. These chainsaws represented the revolutiuon in the forest industry away from the early cross-cut saws that relied on human power to fell trees. The P.M. Woodboss was a 4 horsepower chainsaw that required strength and skill to operate. 2005.004.01a
Handmade Fishing Net
From a time when fisherfolk build their own gear from salvaged pieces of wood, this handmade fishing net was crafted by Gibsons local Bob Burns. It was used to net the plentiful salmon from Howe Sound and the Salish Sea, providing susteneance and past time for many of the early coastal residents. Circa 1930s. 2000.001.01
Adopt a Butterfly!
For the nature lover on your list, pick from one of the many beuatiful butterflies in our popular collection to adopt. Come down to the Museum to pick out that special butterfly, and we will print a colour reproduction of the specimen to attach to the adoption certificate,
Minimum donation $25.00 2000.015.01