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Tin

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.21a,b
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An Almond Cake Tin (a) and separate lid (b) from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). One end and side of tin are Chinese characters. On the other side and end are the words ALMOND CAKE. The sides of the tin also list the ingredients an...

Tin

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.24
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A Coconut Wafers Tin (a) and separate lid (b) from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). On both ends of the tin are Chinese characters and the list of ingredients in English. On one side of the tin are the words COCONUT WAFERS PRODUCT ...

Tin

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.26
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A square, cake tin (a) and separate lid (b) from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). The inside and bottom of the tin and bottom of the lid are unpainted. There are many small painted Chinese characters on both parts. The only English ...

Calendar

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.28
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A 12-page, 12-month 1975 calendar from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. It consists of a single, rectangular sheet with the smaller, individual calendar pages, attached near the bottom of the sheet. Occupying most of the sheet is a copy o...

Calendar

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.30
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A six-page, 12 month calendar from the Bank of Montreal. It consists of a back sheet, to which the pages (2 months each) are attached, on the lower half. On the upper half is a black and white sketch titled; Pender Street at Main Vancouver China...

Whisk

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.4
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A large, metal whip or whisk for mixing batters from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). It has a hollow metal cylinder for a handle, which is tightly wrapped in thin wire. Extending out from the top of this handle are twelve long, f...

Spoon

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.6
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A large, one-piece, metal spoon from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). Near the end of the rounded handle, is a large, oval hole. The scoop is egg-shaped. On the underside of handle, near the scoop, is a long, narrow, rectangular, i...

Basket

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.9
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A large, circular, vegetable drying basket from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). It is of woven construction. The sides and base are one piece. It appears to be made out of thin strips of bamboo and the horizontal bands on the sid...

Box

  • CA CVM CVM_988.26.1-.17
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A black, papier-mâché, lacquered box with handles on both ends and feet. There is an oval mirror inside the lid. The top tray (.002) lifts out and has fifteen sections. Partition holders (.005, .009, .010, .011) are for the top tray Two decorate...

Scale

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.1-.2
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Scales in a wooden case. The case has two halves in a rough guitar shape that fit together to enclose the scales. The scales consist of one small brass plate hung from a polished bone or ivory stick that has markings and measurements on it. Ther...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.11,.13,.14
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This three-stringed instrument has a long, thin, wooden neck curved like a cello, the head being scroll-like. Three hexagonal pegs fit into the head to hold the strings made of gut. On the neck, near to the head, a bridge made of bone is held by m...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.15,.19-.21
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This three-stringed instrument has a long, thin, wooden neck curved like a cello, the head being scroll like. Three hexagonal pegs fit into the head to hold the strings made of gut. On the neck, near to the head, a bridge made of bone is held by m...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.22-.24
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Two-stringed Chinese fiddle like an "ehr-hu” but different in several respects. It is a bulkier instrument and is completely made of wood. The strings are gut, as is the "gold horse”; loops that hold the strings in towards the body alon...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.25, .27
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Two-stringed Chinese fiddle like an "ehr-hu” but different in several respects. It is a bulkier instrument and is completely made of wood. The strings are gut, as is the "gold horse”; loops that hold the strings in towards the body alon...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.28-.30
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Two-stringed Chinese fiddle like an "ehr-hu” but different in several respects. It is a bulkier instrument and is completely made of wood. The strings are gut, as is the "gold horse”; loops that hold the strings in towards the body alon...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.3 a,c,d
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An "Ehr-hu" or Chinese fiddle with two strings that are tuned a fifth apart. The stem is wood and connects two pegs with a short section of bamboo open on one end and closed at the other with tightly-stretched snake skin. Two strings of ...

Lute

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.31,.39-.42
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Chinese four-stringed instrument that can be described as "mandolin-like". It is made of wood with a short neck attached to a large flat round body. The pegs are large and hexagonal and are set in a curving decorative head. It has a se...

Lute

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.32
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Chinese four-stringed instrument that can be described as "mandolin-like". It is made of wood with a short neck attached to a large flat round body. It has a series of frets with a wooden bridge.

Lute

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.33,.47-.49
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Chinese four-stringed instrument that can be described as "mandolin-like". It is made of wood with a short neck attached to a large flat round body. The pegs are large and hexagonal and are set in a curving decorative head. It has a se...

Lute

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.34,.36,.37
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Chinese four-stringed instrument that can be described as "mandolin-like". It is made of wood with a short neck attached to a large flat round body. The pegs are large and hexagonal and are set in a curving decorative head. It has a se...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.4 a,b,c,d
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An "Ehr-hu" or Chinese fiddle with two strings that are tuned a fifth apart. The stem is wood and connects two pegs with a short section of bamboo open on one end and closed at the other with tightly-stretched snake skin. Two strings of ...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.5 a,b,c,g
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An "Ehr-hu" or Chinese fiddle with two strings that are tuned a fifth apart. The stem is wood and connects two pegs with a short section of bamboo open on one end and closed at the other with tightly-stretched snake skin. Two strings of ...

Whip

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.50
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A whip or whip-like object of horsehair. The handle is made of wood and carved decoratively with a metal ring at the end. At the top of the handle, long horsehair is woven or worked into a short 8cm section of some kind of hair or gut bound or wo...

Peg

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.5d,.12,.16,-.18,.26,.35,.38,.43-.46
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Various wooden instrument pegs that fit into the head of a fiddle or lute.

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.6a,b,c
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An "Ehr-hu" or Chinese fiddle with two strings that are tuned a fifth apart. The stem is wood and connects two pegs with a short section of bamboo open on one end and closed at the other with tightly-stretched snake skin. Two strings of ...

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