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abacus

  • CA YHS YHS_2010.2.1
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Chinese Abacus, purchased from a Vancouver antique shop during the 1970's. Seller declared this item to have been from the Lee Yuen store in Yale, which closed in 1920.

Abacus

  • CA CHL CHL_1990.028.001
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CM 4185 Abacus Finished two compartment wood rack; smaller, upper section has two rows of wood beads [counters]; lower has five; all beads on parallel bamboo [?] rods fitted into rack lengthwise; rack held together by brass corners nailed on; wood slat fitted lengthwise on rack back; center rod is brass.

Abacus

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-260-001
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This object has a rectangular dark brown wooden frame that is open in the center except for one bar which runs lengthwise across the frame just below the center. Drilled into the inner part of the frame are small holes into which are inserted cream/yellow colored cylindrical sticks except for in two spaces in which are inserted metal rod. On the top half of the frame the sticks hold five circular dark brown wooden beads. On the bottom half of the frame under the lengthwise bar the sticks hold two circular brown wooden per stick. Wrapped around the corners of the frame and on the front of the parallel bar there are flat metal sheets attached to the wood which are silver in color. On the back of the abacus there are also two flat wooden bars that run horizontally down the back of the counter giving the structure support. All the wood of the object has an oily type finish on it.

Abacus

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .264
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Rectangular frame, wooden, wood unknown, stained black outside. Edges bound with thin brass. Abacus is divided horizontally into two areas, the base area being much deeper than the top. Thirteen bamboo rods are evenly spaced at fixed intervals inside the frame. These rods run vertically the height of the frame. Each rod in the lower area holds five black wooden beads and each rod in the top area holds two black wooden beads.

Abacus

  • CA TN TN_2014.009.001
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  • 1919 - ?

Wooden abacus with brass hardware and the words "Chee Kong Tong Society", also known as the Nelson Chinese Masonic Lodge, written in Chinese calligraphy on the back in gold.

Abacus

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1984.0005.0001
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A large wood and metal school abacus. The artifact consists of a triangular metal base from which a large circular lathe turned segment rises vertically up to the undersurface of a wooden square area. Extending horizontally from one side of this square area to the opposing side are a total of ten circular metal rods. Upon each of these rods in turn has been placed a total if ten circular wooden beads which range in colour from green to red to blue to brown. N.B. Originally acquired from Aberdeenshire, England. Ph1 2006 Ph2 2007

Abacus

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1960.0019.0001
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A rectangular shaped wooden abacus. The artifact consists of a box-like frame which in turn has been divided longitudinally through the use of a rectangular shaped piece of wood. A total of eleven circular wooden segments and two circular brass segments rise from the bottom of the abacus to its top. On each of these segments there appear a total of seven circular wooden disks. PH1 2006 Ph2 2007

Abacus

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.181.1
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Black wood abacus. A section of the right edge is missing at the back, allowing the panel to slide. Used by the donor's father at his store.

Abacus

  • CA LYTT LYTT_2000.12
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  • [1900]

Maker's metal label "Lotus Flower Brand. Made in the People's Republic of China"

Abacus

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1992.0016.0001
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A rectangular shaped dark brown coloured all wood abacus. The artifact exhibits four edge segments that in turn have been horizontally connected by a rectangular shaped segment of wood. 'V' shaped joints appear at the points where the connecting segment joins the side portions. Also evident are a total of 11 circular segments which connect the top and base of the artifact and which respectively pass through the horizontal connecting segment. Each of the circular segments passes through the centre of a total of 7 donut shaped wooden components. For each vertical item, two donut-like components appear above the horizontal connector, while 5 donut-like components appear below the connector. PH1 2006

Abacus

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1954.10.1
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Abacus, a calculator used by Chinese immigrants as an aid in counting. This one is made of dark wood.

Abacus, Chinese

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1999.0031.2116
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A rectangular shaped dark brown coloured (outside edges, the interior is unstained) all wood abacus. The artifact exhibits four edge segments that in turn have been horizontally connected by a rectangular shaped segment of wood. Mitre joints appear at the points where the connecting segment joins the side portions. Thin brace braces appear at the four corners and on the cross piece that separates the two segments. Also evident are a total of 11 circular segments which connect the top and base of the artifact and which respectively pass through the horizontal connecting segment. Each of the circular segments passes through the centre of a total of 7 donut shaped wooden components. For each vertical item, two donut-like components appear above the horizontal connector, while 5 donut-like components appear below the connector. Original Reproduction # R 2116 1997/10/27 Black background with gold lettering., Chinese writing appears at the top of a metal plate on one edge of the artifact. Underneath is "Lotus-Flower Brand and more Chinese writing. At the bottom of the plate appears " Made in the Peoples Republic of China". At one side is a picture of a Lotus., inscription Ph2 2007

Abacus, wooden

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_2001.0013.0001
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One wooden abacus, purchased new. The wooden frame is sealed in a dark varnish and protected at the corners by brass fittings. The thirteen bars hold seven beads, divided by the beam. Five beads sit below the beam, and two above. In the curatorial documentation for the abacus is a single sheet of instructions describing how to calculate using the beads, bars and the beam. PH2 2007

Accessory, Hand

  • CA KMS KMS_DE-970-119-001a,b
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This object is a pair of Chinese dancing accessories made of fabric with wooden handles. The handles of the object are long a cylindrical with a ridged pattern near the top and a more circular bottom. Near the bottom a hole has been drilled through the wood presumably for strings to be tied through for the object to be held on the wrists. Attached to the top of the handles are cardboard petals which make up the main body of the object. There are five petals in total attached to a circular base and are tied with strings midway up the object. Around the circular base there are some frilly pieces of colorful fabric attached. These petals are made of a thick cardboard which I blue on the inside and covered in fabric on the outside. The bottoms of these petals are green silk with a brown embroidered swirl pattern on the edges. The tops of the petals are a hot pink color made with a silk fabric and with colorful threaded embroidered designs on the fabric. The tips of the petals also have threaded brown edging. Coming out of the middle of the petals are piece of light pink and yellow silk fabric which are frayed on the edges presumably from the dancing.

Acrobatic routine performed by one of the Hoy daughters; circa 1930.

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1990.0003.1027
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A young Chinese girl standing in a majorette type costume. There is a stuffed armchair behind her and a floral rug on the floor. She is wearing a gymnastic exercise suit, fancy socks, ballet type shoes with laces, criss crossed up her shin. Probably one of the Hoy girls. See also P 1820 to P 1827 inclusive.

Hoy, C. D.

Acrobatic routine performed by one of the Hoy daughters; circa 1930.

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1990.0003.1028
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A young Chinese girl, dressed in a majorette type costume, doing a spread eagle on the floor. There is a stuffed armchair behind her and a floral rug on the floor. To the side is an electric floor lamp. Probably one of the Hoy girls. See also P 1819, P 1821 to P 1827 inclusive.

Hoy, C. D.

Acrobatic routine performed by one of the Hoy daughters; circa 1930.

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1990.0003.1033
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A young Chinese girl, dressed in a majorette type costume, laying on the floor, with her left leg being held over her head with her left hand. There is a floral rug on the floor. Probably one of the Hoy girls. See also P 1818 to P 1824 inclusive, P 1826, P 1827.

Hoy, C. D.

Acrobatic routine performed by one of the Hoy daughters; circa 1930.

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1990.0003.1034
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A young Chinese girl, dressed in a majorette type costume, bent over backwards, with one foot flat on the floor and the other one straight above her. There is a stuffed armchair in behind her and a floral rug on the floor. Probably one of the Hoy girls. See also P 1819 to P 1825 inclusive.

Hoy, C. D.

Acrobatic routine performed by one of the Hoy daughters; circa 1930.

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1990.0003.1029
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A young Chinese girl, dressed in a majorette type costume, doing a headstand. There is a stuffed armchair behind her and a floral rug on the floor. Probably one of the How girls. See also P 1819, P 1820, P 1822 to P 1827 inclusive.

Hoy, C. D.

Acrobatic routine performed by one of the Hoy daughters; circa 1930.

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1990.0003.1030
  • Item

A young Chinese girl, dressed in a majorette type costume, doing a backstand , There is a stuffed armchair behind her and a floral rug on the floor. Probably one of the Hoy girls. See also P 1819 to P 1821 inclusive, P 1823 to P 1827 inclusive.

Hoy, C. D.

Acrobatic routine performed by one of the Hoy daughters; circa 1930.

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1990.0003.1031
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A young Chinese girl, dressed in a majorette type costume, doing the splits. There is a stuffed armchair behind her and a floral rug on the floor. See also P 1819 to P 1822 inclusive, P 1824 to P 1817 inclusive.

Hoy, C. D.

Acrobatic routine performed by one of the Hoy daughters; circa 1930.

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1990.0003.1032
  • Item

A young Chinese girl, dressed in a majorette type costume, doing a backstand. There is a floral rug on the floor and a stuffed armchair behind her. Probably one of the Hoy girls. See also P 1819 to P 1823 inclusive, P 1825 to P 1817 inclusive.

Hoy, C. D.

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