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Bottle with Embedded Nail

  • CA CUMB CUMB_986.010.256
  • Item

This bottle has Chinese symbols as well as English writing on the side; Made in China. This item has a nail embedded in the glass.

Tally Tag from 1949

  • CA CUMB CUMB_986.010.231
  • Item
  • 1949

Tally tag with writing as well as “1949 no.04748.”

Opium Tin From Lo Fooklee Store

  • CA CUMB CUMB_986.010.219
  • Item

This tin is from “Lo Fooklee” store. There is some writing on the side and a green label.

Lo FookLee

Opium Pipe Head

  • CA CUMB CUMB_986.010.093
  • Item

The pipe is flared and unique from the rest of the collection. There is some writing on the side where the item has been damaged.

Herb Sieve from Victoria B.C

  • CA CUMB CUMB_986.010.045
  • Item

The sieve was originally used in Victoria B.C. It was used for sifting ground herbs.

Chinese Abacus from Naniamo B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_986.010.039
  • Item

This abacus was made in Cawton Province, and originally came from Naniamo, B.C. There is a red label on the back of this item with writing.

Zinc Opium Tin

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.140.001
  • Item

This tin once contained opium and was likely used by some of the Chinese Community.

Dark Blue Bottle

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.092.088
  • Item

This bottle has a poison indent on the side and reads: “avoid eating – external use only.”

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