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Item : MI-98 - [Home gas stations on Vancouver Island]

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[Home gas stations on Vancouver Island]

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AM1487-: MI-98

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  • [193-?] (Creation)
    Stock date on films is 1931. Labelled on the film reel was the date 1930s.

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1 film reel (12 min., 7 sec.; 99.7 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, occasional glimpses of a vehicle, person and landscape can be seen as well. Specifically, this film documents Douglas Service (Hillside and Government), Piggott Auto Camp (595 Gorge Road), Atkinson s Garage (617 Vancouver St.), Monzer s Service (1835 Pandora St.), Gettles Service (Sooke, B.C.), Island Highway Garage (Island Highway), W.A. Kippen (Scenic View Malahat), Island Gateway Service (Island Hill), Duncan Garage Ltd. (Duncan, B.C.), Chas. Fielden (Duncan, B.C.), Roger De C. Veale (Westholme, B.C.), J. Hutchison (Ladysmith, B.C.), Mrs. E. Galloway (Cassidy, B.C.), Jos. Taylor (South Wellington, B.C.), Wm. Newrick (Wellington, B.C.), Parksville Beach Garage (Parksville, B.C.), Ernest Baker (Coombs, B.C.), G. McGariggle (Port Alberni, B.C.), Hamilton electric (Port Alberni, B.C.), Bartlett s Store (Qualicum Bay, B.C.), J. Nakano (Cumberland, B.C.), A. Hogg (Sandwick, B.C.), Vancouver Island Coach Lines (Campbell River, B.C.), Tom Baker (Grantham, B.C.), Comox auto Camp (Comox, B.C.), Wm. Ardley (Courtnay, B.C.), Macdonald Electric (Courtnay, B.C.), Corfield Motors (Courtnay, B.C.), and Distributing Plant (Courtnay, B.C.).

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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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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-03
  • Box: 708-B-02
  • Box: 726-B-02