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Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung collection [unknown]
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Egg boiler

Copper egg boiler from the first Empress of Japan (1891). Each boiler may be timed for 1, 2, or 3 minute eggs. This boiler was salvaged from the ship when it was dismantled on the North Shore in 1928



Silver and wood plaque presented to the ship's surgeon, Dr. Ivan McKinnon, by the Chinese crew of the Empress of Canada upon his retirement in 1931


Carrying basket

Woven basket of Chow Kwong Ho, who travelled with it from Hong Kong to Vancouver via a Canadian Pacific trans-Pacific Empress steamship, coming to Canada sometime around 1920



Wool blankets for Canadian Pacific use. One of brown wool with a band of striped red and green midway, a 2 cm border of red cloth sewn all around and canvas loops at the corners, with the letters CPR embroidered in red at one corner. The other is ...



Cut-glass inkwells with hinged silverplated lids, sitting in a matching silverplated tray with two grooves to hold pens and engraved with the entwined initials "C.P.R."


Rail section

Part of the last rail laid at Craigellachie, BC Nov 7, 1885. Souvenir was cut from the end piece of the final sawn rail after the ceremony - part of the newly laid rail that the train full of dignitaries passed over and on through the mountains fo...


Newel post

Wood newel post from the Empress of Japan, launched in 1890 by the Naval Construction and Armaments Company of Barrow, England. Turned, fluted and carved with acanthus leaves and topped with a carved stylized chrysanthemum for a knob. One newel po...


Life jackets

Two canvas life jackets, one reading Empress of Russia, CPS Ltd made of canvas and perhaps sponge rubber, and one reading Princess Louise, with a "certified approved" stamp of the Board of Steamship Inspection of the Government of Britis...


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