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Item : MI-100 - [Home gas stations in Vancouver and Lower Mainland]

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[Home gas stations in Vancouver and Lower Mainland]

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AM1487-: MI-100

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  • [193-?] (Creation)
    Stock dates on the films that have been spliced together to create this item are 1931 and 1932. Labelled on the film reel was the date 1930s.

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1 film reel (11 min., 49 sec.; 97.2 m) : acetate, original, reversal and positive, b&w, silent ; 16 mm

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Item is a documentary film documenting home gas stations in the Lower Mainland in the 1930s. The film contains footage primarily of the building structures, however, the occasional glimpses of a vehicle or a person can be seen as well. Specifically, this film documents Brett s Service Station (Chilliwack, B.C.), Mrs. Leach Home Corner (RR. L, Yale Road East, Chilliwack), Rosedale Garage (Rosedale, B.C.), Harrison Lake Transportation Co. Service Station (Harrison Lake, B.C.), Ed. Eklund (Matsqui, B.C.), Routledge Motors Ltd. (Matsqui, B.C.), Distributing Plant (Mission, B.C.), Central Service Station (Mission, B.C.), Routledge Motors Ltd. (Mission, B.C.), Boothbys Service Station (Mission, B.C.), Ed. Jones (Silverdale, B.C.), P.J. Wilson (Ruskin Dam, B.C.), Maple Ridge Motors (Haney, B.C.), Thompson s Service Station (Pitt Meadows, B.C.), Quadling s Service Station (901 Brunette St., New Westminster, B.C.), Reliable Service Station (914 Kingsway, city), Fraserview Service Station (1706 E. Marine, City), Shields Service Station (49th and Victoria), Excelsior Garage (5704 Victoria Drive), Grant Motors (49th and Fraser Ave.), Rapid Service Station (4102 Fraser Ave.), Keystone Service Station (19th and Main St.), Nagle Bros. (18 Water St.), Favorite Garage (596 E. Hastings St.), Limares Service Station (12th and Commercial Drive), Grandview Super Service (2098 Commercial Drive), Vernon Service Station (Vernon and Venables), Moosomin Service Station (Grandview highway, Ardley, B.C.), Grandview Auto Camp (Grandview Highway), and Burnaby Lake Service Station (Douglas and Spearling, Burnaby).

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Running time calculated at 18 frames per second (standard for silent film).

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Films donated by Andrew Humele on January 19th, 2006.


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Available as a digital file

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Weak splices have been replaced. New head and tail leader have been added. Film has been wound onto a core and stored in a polypropylene container.

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  • Freezer: F14-B-05
  • Box: 708-B-02
  • Box: 726-B-02