993.1006.1: Instrument Box, 1930-1945

Additional Images

993.1006.1: Instrument Box.
Image No. 1703 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Instrument box with lift-out tray depicting instruments held within with their shapes engraved into the surface. Plaque attached to front of box reads 'Instrumentenbesteck 6' [set of instruments 6]. Box contains a screw-cap tube containing a glass tube with a rubber stopper which holds a spool of silk suture thread, the sterilising solution has evaporated. Both containers have ' Seide No. 2 geflochten Sterilisiert' printed along the side. German made, Nazi stamp on bottom. All instruments are missing.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.1006.1
Collection: Military
Date: 1930-1945

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 21 cm
  • Height: 6.3 cm
  • Width: 12.8 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Hinged lidded box
  • b) Lift-out tray
  • c) Tube with suture thread
  • d) Screw-cap tube

Object Materials

  • blued steel,
  • glass,
  • metal,
  • plating,
  • rubber,
  • silk,
  • steel,
  • tin,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Mr. George Dalziel
  • History of Use: Belonged to George Dalziel, born in 1908 son of a Vancouver mining engineer, who started trapping when he was 17. In 1934 he got his flying license and bought a plane becoming known as the "Flying Trapper". In 1938 he started up a commercial flying business called ‘Peace River Air Service’. In 1941 he became a civilian flying instructor for the RCAF at Portage la Prairie, Man., and later did aerial reconnaissance work for the United States Air Force during the building of the Alaska Highway. After the war George Dalziel returned to commercial flying and moved his family to Watson Lake, Yukon and started 'B.C.- Yukon Air Service'. He retired in 1980 and died in 1982.