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Box

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact89918
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV019.6.1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV019.6.1
Description
box; to ship and sell mandarin oranges; rectangular, corrugated cardboard box; single piece of cardboard, folded to form box; locking tab lid; oval cut outs in sides and lid for air circulation and for carrying; interior is plain brown cardboard; exterior has white, orange, and green text and illustrations beneath a wax coating. Colourful illustrations of mandarin oranges on sides and lid of box; text on front, back, and lid reads: "CHINESE / MANDARIN / ORANGES"; text on one side in French and other side in English reads: "THE ORIGINAL CHINESE / MANDARIN / CHINA NATIONAL CEREALS, OILS & FOODSTUFFS IMPORT & EXPORT CORPORATION / PRODUCT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA / [text in Chinese] / MINIMUM 31 PCS. PER BOX"."
Object History
As a produce buyer for Kelly Douglas, Cecil Lee worked closely with local farmers along Marine Drive and in the Fraser Valley. The Burnaby company was one of the largest food distributors in Canada. In the mid-1970s, Lee was asked to oversee the import of Chinese mandarin oranges into Canada. Until that time, mandarin oranges had come from Japan and were sold in the winter, especially at Christmas. When the Japanese market could no longer keep up with demand, Kelly Douglas looked to China. The company relied on Lee’s cultural knowledge to build this very profitable part of their business. Lee designed the cardboard Chinese mandarin orange box to replace wooden containers. The iconic design required no glue or staples, making it possible for farmers to assemble and pack the boxes as they picked the oranges.
Reference
For other records in this collection see: Business records series of Julie Lee and Cecil Lee family fonds
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Processing & Preparation T&E - - Food Storage Equipment
Object Term
Box, Food Storage
Subjects
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Container - Box
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Occupations - Grocers
Names
Lee, Julie Cho Chan
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Record Type
Artifact
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evaporative cooler

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact21977
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV976.61.56
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV976.61.56
Description
Cheese cooler, ceramic; shaped like a cover, open at bottom; unglazed; large knob shape at top is closed to bottom but has hole at top
Object History
Evaporative coolers take advantage of the fact that when water evaporates, it cools the surrounding air. First, the cooler is soaked in water. The water permeates the unglazed clay. Water is also poured into a holding area at the top of the container, so that as the water evaporates and the clay dries, the water in the holding area can be absorbed into the clay to keep it wet. The wet cooler is placed over a perishable food (such as cheese or butter). As the water evaporates, the air trapped inside the container is cooled.
Classification
Food Processing & Preparation T&E - - Food Storage Equipment
Record Type
Artifact
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evaporative cooler

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact25947
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.108.1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.108.1
Description
Cooler, for milk, ceramic; shaped like a large milk bottle, with the 'bottom' open; unglazed; 'neck' is closed to underside but has hole at top Object is at the back of the photograph.
Object History
Evaporative coolers take advantage of the fact that when water evaporates, it cools the surrounding air. First, the cooler is soaked in water. The water permeates the unglazed clay. Water is also poured into a holding area at the top of the container, so that as the water evaporates and the clay dries, the water in the holding area can be absorbed into the clay to keep it wet. The wet cooler is placed over a perishable bottle of liquid (usually milk). As the water evaporates, the air trapped inside the container is cooled. This object came from the Wilbert Deacon Farm on Mayne Island, B.C.
Classification
Food Processing & Preparation T&E - - Food Storage Equipment
Record Type
Artifact
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flour bin

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact34690
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV992.25.1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV992.25.1
Description
Flour bin; light green, metal .....[re-enter description, was deleted in error - CMS]
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Processing & Preparation T&E - - Food Storage Equipment
Object Term
Bin, Food Storage
Subjects
Food Processing Tools and Equipment
Record Type
Artifact
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pail

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact89578
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV018.31.9
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV018.31.9
Description
pail; large, steel "glucose" pail used at Valley Bakery; grey painted exterior, no lid, bail handle with opaque plastic grip; ca. 1950s; text stamped on bottom reads: "VULCAN / CTC-37C-80 / 28/26 79 / MADE IN CANADA / STC".
Object History
Object was used by donor at Valley Bakery, currently located at 4058 East Hastings Street, Valley Bakery opened in Burnaby in 1957 and is still owned and operated by the same family as of 2019.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Processing & Preparation T&E - - Food Storage Equipment
Object Term
Container, Food Preparation
Measurements
H: 35.3 cm Dia.: 27.3 cm
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Bakeries
Businesses
Foods
Occupations - Bakers
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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pail with lid

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact89579
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV018.31.10
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV018.31.10
Description
pail; large, steel "shortening" pail used at Valley Bakery; silver painted exterior with blue graphics, circular steel lid, two loop handles on sides; ca. 1950s; text on sides reads: "for / frying / and / shortening / PRIMEX / "ALL-VEGETABLE" / SHORTENING / SPECIALLY / PREPARED / for HOTELS / BAKERIES / RESTAURANTS / MANUFACTURED / BY / THE PROCTER & GAMBLE / COMPANY OF CANADA LTD. / HAMILTON, ONTARIO MADE IN CANADA / NET WEIGHT FIFTY POUNDS".
Object History
Object was used by donor at Valley Bakery. Currently located at 4058 East Hastings Street, Valley Bakery opened in Burnaby in 1957 and is still owned and operated by the same family as of 2019.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Processing & Preparation T&E - - Food Storage Equipment
Object Term
Container, Food Preparation
Measurements
L: 39.2 cm Dia.: 31.5 cm
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Bakeries
Businesses
Foods
Occupations - Bakers
Names
Valley Bakery
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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