A foot-powered, hand-feed platen letter press. It was brought to Yellowknife by News of the North publishers for printing posters and small stationary jobs. In 1967 it was acquired by Robert Jenkins, industrial arts teacher at the Yellowknife Public School, so students could learn the basics of graphic arts. Jenkins formed Canarctic Publishing in 1972.
A saw with a large toothed metal blade and adjustable handles on both ends. This Maple Leaf 170 crosscut saw was taken on hunting trips to the barrenlands by placing it in the bottom of a toboggan to avoid damaging the blade. The two-man saw was used for bucking or cutting logs into sections for building structures and tent platforms.
Simonds Saw & Steel Company, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA