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1912 Parker Carousel Restoration 1991 to 1994

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1991 and 1994]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (1 hr., 9 min., 44 sec.) : digital, 29 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Item consists of unedited film footage titled “1912 Parker Carousel / Restoration / 1991 to 1994". Film footage documents various stages of restoration of the carousel including, the carousel horses, the "Dog House" and Wurlitzer. There is some narration by the camera person but sound quality is po…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1991 and 1994]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV020.12.1
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (1 hr., 9 min., 44 sec.) : digital, 29 fps, col., sd., stereo
Material Details
Segments are marked by date
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item consists of unedited film footage titled “1912 Parker Carousel / Restoration / 1991 to 1994". Film footage documents various stages of restoration of the carousel including, the carousel horses, the "Dog House" and Wurlitzer. There is some narration by the camera person but sound quality is poor and segments contain ambient noise. The footage is divided into segments marked by dates, visible in the bottom right corner. Dates range between April 1991 and March 1993. Some of this unedited footage could have been used for the Burnaby Village Museum film "Labour of Love - The Saving of Number 119" (see BV020.4.28). 00:00 - 03:23: Apr. 20, 1991 : Volunteers and staff working on the restoration of carousel horses in the Texaco warehouse. They are busy scraping away old paint. Various horses are suspended on frames while some are laid on their sides on work benches. 03:24 - 06:15: Nov. 2 1991 : Volunteers and staff working on scraping and sanding away old layers of paint on carousel horses in the Texaco warehouse. Some horses are getting repairs. A little narrative coming from camera operator but mostly ambient sound. Pieces of the "Dog House" are also visible. 06:16 - 08:20 : Dec. 28 1991 : Horses are in various stages of restoration and repair inside the Texaco warehouse. 08:21 - 09:40 : Dec. 28, 1991 : Volunteers are gathered in a lunch room taking a break. Views of carousel horses in another room of the warehouse which have been applied with a sealer. The Worlitzer is also visible during a stage of restoration. Camera pans outside the Texaco warehouse located at the base of Burnaby Mountain on Burrard Inlet. 09:42 - 11:03 : Mar. 31 1992 : Some horses have been sealed with a clear coating and others have been applied with a white undercoat primer. 11:04 - 17:36 : Apr. 11 1992 : Horses with primer undercoat, views of the Wurlitzer under restoration as well as panels of the "Dog House" 17:37 - 18:18 : May 30, 1992 : Wurlitzer and painted horses 18:19 - 21:53 : Jul. 25 1992 : Volunteers are working on painting carousel horses, various parts of carousel including the floor decks are also visible. 21:54 - 25:39 : Sept. 19 1992 : Volunteers are working on painting carousel horses and pieces of the "Dog House", mirrors are being inserted, decking is varnished. 25:40 - 30:39 : Oct. 10 1992 : Views of carousel horses with coats of primer, freshly painted horses, segments of the varnished deck, volunteers painting segments of the "Dog House" and finished horses. 30:41 - 41:30 : Nov. 14 1992 : Loading finished horses from warehouse into van to transport to museum. Photography shoot in warehouse of completed horses, mounting horses on poles at museum. Don Wrigley assisting. A view of the Carousel building at Burnaby Village Museum under construction. 41:32 - 47:27 : Nov. 20 1992 : Painted horses - details; parts of the carousel gears, poles etc 47:28 - 50:00 : Footage recorded from an exerpt from Red Robinson's Classic theatre where he narrates about the History and Saving of the Carousel. 50:02 - 1:03 : Mar. 15 1993 : Completed carousel inside the carousel building at Burnaby Village Museum, volunteers and staff are putting together the finishing touches for the opening day. Volunteers are gathering inside and seating themselves on horses around the carousel for the Volunteers Grand Opening. The carousel begins to move with some volunteers riding various horses while the Wurlitzer plays in the background. 1:04:10 - 1:09:44 : March 27 1993 - Carousel is officially opened. Includes interviews by curator Colin Stevens with Friends of Carousel president, Don Wrigley and Dave Zieffert, Restorator of the Wurlitzer and Gordie Ironside who helped work with the restoration. Gordie demonstrates how each carousel horse was built using a prototype that was built for educational purposes.
Notes
Transcribed title taken from film footage
Creator
Alex Matches
Subjects
Carousels
Names
Friends of the Carousel
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