Collecting and Connecting

Curatorial blog from the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

Illustration 7 – Photo of the first prototype of the SR.A/1 taken around 1948. (Aeronautics, 1949 special issue, p. 55)

Tracking down the story behind our Beryl Jet Engine

When collecting artefacts, museums strive to document them as much a possible. The information thus gathered will allow future researchers to better understand the history of each object and the context surrounding its use. This kind of research connects us to many people and institutions across the country.

Henry Hughes & Son Deviascope ca 1912

Knowing that Harrison’s was closing, he paid them a visit and asked if they had any objects that they might be willing to part with for a reasonable price. They took him into the basement and showed him the deviascope. It was wrapped in newspapers from 1912 suggesting it had languished there for some time.
Photo 2. Land Cruiser dans la mine de potasse K1\K2 de la société Mosaic

Collecting a Land Cruiser

Toyota Land Cruisers are the mining industries’ vehicle of choice. In fact, the mining sector is one of Toyota’s largest clients in Canada. The customized vehicles are made on order in Japan.

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