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  • Hand Carved Reproduction of a Crazy Wheel (Barienger Brake)(Created by Joe Briere)
    Hand Carved Reproduction of a Crazy Wheel (Barienger Brake)(Created by Joe Briere)
    Objectcomment       One of many devices to help ease descent on snow covered hills. Called a Barienger brake after its inventor, also called a crazy wheel due to its complexity. It consisted of an endless half mile loop of cable that intertwined in the six wheels of the machine itself. Apparently it …
    Objectcomment     One of many devices to help ease descent on snow covered hills. Called a Barienger brake after its inventor, also called a crazy wheel due to its complexity. It consisted …
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  • Hand Carved Reproduction of 1890's Ox Driver Beer Cart (Created by Joe Briere)
    Hand Carved Reproduction of 1890's Ox Driver Beer Cart (Created by Joe Briere)
    Object       See a short letter written by Joseph's grandson Michael Joseph Briere, in fond remembrance of his grandfather. My grandfather was a very determined man. If he said he would do something, he always did. He loved children and always brightened their day by sending them to the store for ice …
    Object     See a short letter written by Joseph's grandson Michael Joseph Briere, in fond remembrance of his grandfather. My grandfather was a very determined man. If he said he would do …
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  • Hand Carved Reproduction of Road Icing Machine (Created by Joe Briere)
    Hand Carved Reproduction of Road Icing Machine (Created by Joe Briere)
    Object       Water Tanks: During logging days, roads were iced to enable the horses to pull loads of logs with greater efficiency. Icing of roads usually occured at night when it was the coldest so freezing would occur. The roads ended up with a glassy surface and also two deep ruts for …
    Object     Water Tanks: During logging days, roads were iced to enable the horses to pull loads of logs with greater efficiency. Icing of roads usually occured at night when it was …
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  • Hand Crafted Replica of Logging Camp Horse Stable (Created by Joe Briere)
    Hand Crafted Replica of Logging Camp Horse Stable (Created by Joe Briere)
    Objectcomment       This is a hand made wooden recreation of an early horse stable that would have been typical of the livestock barns in the logging camps.
    Objectcomment     This is a hand made wooden recreation of an early horse stable that would have been typical of the livestock barns in the logging camps.
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  • Hand Crafted Replica of Horse Drawn V Plough (Created by Joe Briere)
    Hand Crafted Replica of Horse Drawn V Plough (Created by Joe Briere)
    Object       This is a hand crafted reproduction of what was a horse drawn V Plough that was used to clear the roads.
    Object     This is a hand crafted reproduction of what was a horse drawn V Plough that was used to clear the roads.
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  • Horse Drawn Log Skidder, Model (Created by Joe Briere)
    Horse Drawn Log Skidder, Model (Created by Joe Briere)
    Object       Skidding is described as the act of pulling felled logs out of the bush either with oxen or later horses which proved to be a better choice for handling abilities. Some horses proved very adept at their jobs and knew what was expected with little to no direction from their …
    Object     Skidding is described as the act of pulling felled logs out of the bush either with oxen or later horses which proved to be a better choice for handling abilities. …
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  • Hand Made Replica of Logging Camp Camboose (Created by Joe Briere)
    Hand Made Replica of Logging Camp Camboose (Created by Joe Briere)
    Object       "Camboose: from Canadian French, from French cambuse hut, store, from Dutch kambuis. The early days of logging saw a camboose which was used for both heating and cooking inside the log cabins or ""shanties"" that the loggers lived in. The ""camboose"" was constructed of four hardwood logs and a few …
    Object     "Camboose: from Canadian French, from French cambuse hut, store, from Dutch kambuis. The early days of logging saw a camboose which was used for both heating and cooking inside the …
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  • Logging Camp Sauna Replica (Created by Joe Briere)
    Logging Camp Sauna Replica (Created by Joe Briere)
    Object       Saunas were popular in Finland long before Finland had a name. A sauna is a small room or hut heated to around 80 degrees Celsius. It is used for bathing as well as for mental and physical relaxation.
    Object     Saunas were popular in Finland long before Finland had a name. A sauna is a small room or hut heated to around 80 degrees Celsius. It is used for bathing …
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  • Hand Carved Replica of Wooden Logging End Jammer (Created by Joe Briere)
    Hand Carved Replica of Wooden Logging End Jammer (Created by Joe Briere)
    Object       A jammer was a primitive horse powered crane used for lifting logs up onto a pile or onto a sleigh. Two tall poles were stood on end, with a pulley at the top, which hoisted logs up onto the pile. Two loggers, called "bull-ropers", using "canthooks", helped to keep the …
    Object     A jammer was a primitive horse powered crane used for lifting logs up onto a pile or onto a sleigh. Two tall poles were stood on end, with a pulley …
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  • Hand Carved Reproduction of a Horse Cart (Created by Joe Briere)
    Hand Carved Reproduction of a Horse Cart (Created by Joe Briere)
    Objectcomment       This hand made recreation of a horse drawn wagon and driver was created by Joseph Briere and shows great details such as the whiffletree, the collars, harnessing, the brake on the wagon.
    Objectcomment     This hand made recreation of a horse drawn wagon and driver was created by Joseph Briere and shows great details such as the whiffletree, the collars, harnessing, the brake on …
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