Picture 1: British Columbia Telephone Co. cup & saucer. I believe this is from the 40's or 50's and was from the staff room. I found the batteries in an attic.
Picture 2: Closeup of logo on cup.
Pictures 3 & 4: Wooden doorbell from the 1920's, removed from a home in Rossland, BC. It still works!
Pictures 5 & 6: This is from the late 1890's to early 1900's. It was removed from an attic of an old home in Rossland and was part of the service entrance. I'm not sure if this is main fuses or what, but the cover over it is made of mica.
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Wow, open wire fuses! Were these common in Canada, as they were in the UK? I have read that they were used in the USA before 1900, but I certainly have never seen any. Is that real fuse wire, or did someone improvise with a piece of #14 Cu? For that matter, the wires leading in: are they #10 or #8? I guess this would have been a 120/240 single-phase service with a fused neutral, which would make it quite old indeed.
I've never seen 30A receptacles like that, but I do see them listed on page 194 of the 1936 GE Supply catalog.