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Other Name
HOOK BOW SPECTACLES
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, WIRE, GOLD
Catalogue Number
P19641336000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HOOK BOW SPECTACLES
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS, WIRE, GOLD
No. Pieces
2
Length
11.4
Width
11.4
Description
.1 GLASSES. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. GLASS, WIRE, GOLD. DIAMOND SHAPE WITH "KO" IN THE MIDDLE, STAMPED ON NOSE PIECE. WIRE RIMS ANDARMS. ALSO CALLED HOOK BOW SPECTACLES. FRAME IS SLIGHTLY CORRODED BY LENSES. .2 SPECTACLES CASE (SET). VELVET, LEATHERETTE, TIN. DIAMOND WITH "E" IN THE MIDDLE PRINTED ON FRONT CLOSING. BLUE LEATHERETTE COVERING TORN IN BACK OVER HINGE.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG, 1894 *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF GLASSES DONATED BY LOU WYLIE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THE DONOR, LOUIS ARCHIBALD WYLIE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN MARKHAM, ON. IN 1904, LOUIS MOVED TO THEODORE, SK AND IN 1911 STARTED WORKING FOR INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER AS CREDIT MANAGER IN SEVERAL SASKATCHEWAN TOWNS. HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1942 AND RETIRED AFTER 37 AND A HALF YEARS WORKING FOR INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER. HE WAS A 30 YEAR MEMBER OF THE DOWNTOWN KIWANIS CLUB, 63 YEAR MEMBER OF THE MASONIC GRAND LODGE SASK, AND SERVED ON THE BOARD OF HIS CHURCH FOR 25 YEARS. LOUIS AND HIS FIRST WIFE, ETHEL WYLIE (NEE IRWIN), HAD SIX CHILDREN: RONALD, MARION, LILLIAN, RUTH, JEAN, AND ERNIE. LOUIS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON DECEMBER 20, 1973. FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE, LOUIS REMARRIED. HIS SECOND WIFE’S NAME WAS ANNA “MARIE” WYLIE (NEE LANGE). MARIE WAS BORN ON JUNE 2, 1905 IN CALAWAY, NE. SHE WAS A LONG TIME TEACHER IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY SINCE 1949. MARIE RECEIVED THE QUEEN JUBILEE MEDAL IN 1977 AND THE ORDER OF CANADA IN 1993 (AS WELL AS ON TWO OTHER OCCASIONS). MARIE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 89 ON MARCH 1, 1995. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19641336000
Acquisition Date
1964-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
STRAIGHT TEMPLE TYPE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, WIRE
Catalogue Number
P19651825000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STRAIGHT TEMPLE TYPE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS, WIRE
No. Pieces
1
Length
13.3
Width
11.4
Description
GOLD FILLED WIRE. OVAL LENSES. STRAIGHT TEMPLE SPECTACLES OR GLASSES.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894. FROM ESTATE OF A.L. MCKELVIE *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF EYEGLASSES DONATED BY A.L. MCKELVIE’S ESTATE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ALEXANDER LORNE MCKELVIE WAS BORN IN 1875 IN STE. JULIE, QC AND MOVED WEST GRADUALLY WITH HIS FAMILY. THE MCKELVIE FAMILY INITIALLY MOVED TO ONTARIO, THEN BRANDON, MB IN 1882. BY 1900, ALEXANDER WAS IN EDMONTON, WHERE HE REMAINED FOR ABOUT 18 MONTHS, WORKING AT A WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE. HE THEN SPENT ABOUT A YEAR IN CALGARY, FINALLY ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE IN APRIL 1902 TO WORK FOR THE BENTLEY COMPANY, A DEPARTMENT STORE IN THE CITY. IN 1905, ALEXANDER WENT INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH A.R. MCGUIRE AND THE TWO OPERATED A MENSWEAR STORE UNTIL 1918 WHEN THE PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED. BOTH MEN CONTINUED IN THE MENSWEAR BUSINESS, WITH ALEXANDER ESTABLISHING HIS SUCCESSFUL “MCKELVIE’S” BUSINESS IN THE ALBERTA BLOCK ON 5TH STREET SOUTH, FOUR DOORS NORTH OF THE ALEXANDRA HOTEL. HE REMAINED IN BUSINESS AT THIS LOCATION FOR 28 YEARS, RETIRING IN 1947, HAVING SOLD THE BUSINESS TO TWO WELL-KNOWN CLERKS OF THE SHOP, JOHN BLACK AND FRANK WALKER. IN TOTAL, ALEXANDER SPENT 42 YEARS AS A CITY MERCHANT. ALEXANDER WAS THE SON OF JOHN D. MCKELVIE, WHO PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 IN AUGUST 1910. HE HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF BRANDON, MB FROM 1882 UNTIL ONLY A FEW MONTHS PRIOR TO HIS DEATH. HE WAS INTERRED IN BRANDON. ALEXANDER DIED AT THE AGE OF 90 IN AUGUST 1965 AND LEFT A $3,000 BEQUEST TO THE LETHBRIDGE MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL, TO BE USED TO PURCHASE FURNISHINGS FOR THE PATIENT ROOMS. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN A 2018 AUDIT OF THE COLLECTION, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK RESEARCHED INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR'S NEXT-OF-KIN. NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME.
Catalogue Number
P19651825000
Acquisition Date
1965-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PINCE NEZ TYPE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GOLD, PLASTIC, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19739387000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PINCE NEZ TYPE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GOLD, PLASTIC, GLASS
No. Pieces
2
Length
10.8
Diameter
4.1
Description
DARK BROWN FRAMES. CONSOL ON NOSE GUARD. "PINCE NEZ" STYLE. EYEGLASS CHAIN FOUND ON SHELF BESIDE IT.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894
Catalogue Number
P19739387000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
32 CAL PISTOL C/W HOLSTER
Date Range From
1896
Date Range To
1906
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, NICKEL, BAKELITE, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19710210000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
32 CAL PISTOL C/W HOLSTER
Date Range From
1896
Date Range To
1906
Materials
STEEL, NICKEL, BAKELITE, LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Length
16.5
Description
.1 REVOLVER. STEEL, NICKEL, BAKELITE. S/N 88386CAL - .32 3 & W.5 SHOT HAMMERLESS DOUBLE ACTION. BREAK TOP REVOLVER. SPRING ON TOP LATCH MISSING. MAN: HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON. "HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON ARMS COMPANY WORCHESTER, MASS. U.S.A. PAT. MAY 14, 89, APR. 2, 95, APRIL 7,96" ON SIGHTING RIB. "386" ON CYLINDER. .2 HOLSTER. 9.5 (W) X 17.0 (L) CM LEATHER. BROWN LEATHER OPEN HOLSTER.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
LEISURE
SPORTS
History
A COMMON HANDGUN FOR NON MILITARY USE
Catalogue Number
P19710210000
Acquisition Date
1971-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ENGLISH TYPE GUN FLINT
Date Range From
1750
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHALCEDONY
Catalogue Number
P19738044000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ENGLISH TYPE GUN FLINT
Date Range From
1750
Date Range To
1870
Materials
CHALCEDONY
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.9
Length
3.3
Width
3.0
Description
LARGE SPALL OFF STRIKING EDGE. BUFF COLOURED.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
Catalogue Number
P19738044000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1898
Date Range To
1901
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19662279000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1898
Date Range To
1901
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
27.3
Diameter
7.5
Description
HAS BEEN FIRED, RIFLE MARKS PRESENT ON COLLAR. EQUIPPED WITH 0-18 SECOND TIMED FUSE. STAMPED ON BASE "15 PL III F S R L". LARGE HOLE DRILLED IN BASE TO REMOVE CHARGE. UPRIGHT ARROW UNDECIPERABLE DATE MARK STAMPED ON SIDE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONOR CLAIMS "SHELLS KNOWN AS 15 POUNDERS & USED IN BOER WAR 1898-1901. BROUGHT BACK FROM SOUTH AFRICA BY MY FATHER (MICHAEL BRENNEN) WHO WAS A MEMBER OF THE 42ND HIGHLANDERS BLOCK WATCH IMPERIAL ARM V". *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS UNABLE TO RETRIEVE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN TO M.J. BRENNEN.
Catalogue Number
P19662279000
Acquisition Date
1966-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
P19662279000-GA
Date Range From
1898
Date Range To
1901
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19662280000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19662279000-GA
Date Range From
1898
Date Range To
1901
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
27.3
Diameter
7.5
Description
HAS BEEN FIRED, RIFLE MARKS PRESENT ON COLLAR. EQUIPPED WITH 0-18 SECOND TIMED FUSE. STAMPED ON BASE "15 PR.III" "F S" "R.L.". LARGE HOLE DRILLED IN BASE TO REMOVE CHARGE. "UPWARD ARROW" AND UNDECIPHERABLE DATE MARK STAMPED ON SIDE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONOR CLAIMS "SHELLS KNOWN AS 15 POUNDERS & USED IN BOER WAR 1898-1901. BROUGHT BACK FROM SOUTH AFRICA BY MY FATHER (MICHAEL BRENNEN) WHO WAS A MEMBER OF THE 42ND HIGHLANDERS BLOCK WATCH IMPERIAL ARM V". *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS UNABLE TO RETRIEVE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN TO M.J. BRENNEN.
Catalogue Number
P19662280000
Acquisition Date
1966-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
NOZZLE TIPS (4)
Date Range From
1898
Date Range To
1908
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19760097000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NOZZLE TIPS (4)
Date Range From
1898
Date Range To
1908
Materials
BRASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
5
Height
8.3
Length
38.7
Width
3.8
Description
SET OF 4 NOZZLE TIPS, MADE OF BRASS, ARE SCREWED ONTO A 2 X 4 PIECE OF BLACKWOOD (ABOVE DIMESIONS). PAINTED BLACK. NOZZLE TIPS, 10.2 CM LTH. 2 NOZZLE ON THE LEFT OR RIGHT SIDE ARE BOTH 2.8 CM HOLE SIZE; THE ONE NEXT IS OF 1.9 HOLE SIZE AND THE LAST IS A CONVERSION NOZZLE OF 2.2 CM HOLE SIZE. THE CONVERSION NOZZLE MAY CONVERT FOR USE OF OTHER SIZES OF NOZZLES. EACH NOZZLE HAS ENGRAVED ON THE BOTTOM: "J. MORRIS & SONS LTD. FIRE ENGINEERS MANCHESTER". EACH NOZZLE HAS A 6.3 CM HOLE TO SCREW ONTO THE SCREW RECEPTACLE WHICH IS BOLTED ONTO THE BOARD. 6.3 CM THREAD. THERE ARE TWO SCREWS ON EACH SIDE OF THE MIDDLE TWO NOZZLES, WHICH ARE SCREWED ONTO SOMETHING FOR THE PURPOSE OF HOLDING THE BOARD IN PLACE. N.B. ONE 2.8 CM NOZZLE TIP, ON MOBILE DISPLAY.
Subjects
REGULATIVE & PROTECTIVE T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
NOZZLES WERE ONCE MOUNTED ONTO SIDE OF OLD AJAX LADDER FIRE TRUCK, WHICH OPERATED FROM #1 FIRE HALL BUILT IN 1908-09 BY ARCHITECT J.A. MCDONALD & CONTRACTOR SMITH BROS. & WILSON.
Catalogue Number
P19760097000
Acquisition Date
1975-04
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19800297000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.0
Diameter
5.7
Description
CLEAR GLASS BOTTLE WITH GREEN TINT MORE PREDOMINANT AT BOTTOM. EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM: "639" "A". MOLDED GLASS BOTTLE WITH FLAWS AND MOLD MARKS IN GLASS. PRESERVES BOTTLE.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
PURCHASED BY BOB CAMPBELL FOR USE IN A MUSEUM DISPLAY AS PART OF PROVINCIAL 75 ANNIVERSARY GRANT. (WINNIPEG).
Catalogue Number
P19800297000
Acquisition Date
1980-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SELTZER
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, NICKEL PLATED STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19705343000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SELTZER
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS, NICKEL PLATED STEEL
No. Pieces
3
Height
29.8
Diameter
8.5
Description
"AERATORS LTD. MAKERS LONDON" ON TOP OF TAP. "IMPORTANT - DO NOT FILL THE BOTTLE ABOVE THE RED LINE" AND "FOR DIRECT EXPORT BY MAKERS ONLY" AND "ADMIT GAS SLOWLY AND SHAKE VIGOROUSLY" ON NECK. BOTTLE COVERED IN LATTICE WORK OF FINE METAL WIRE. TAP & NICKEL PLATED. PLATING ON METAL IS CRACKING AND PEELING. RED PAPER LINE AROUND BOTTLE, WITH YELLOW LIQUID STILL INSIDE.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR, MRS. J.H. VALLANCE IS UNABLE TO PROVIDE FURTHER INFORMATION. ALSO CALLED SYPHON BOTTLES, THESE CONTAINERS WERE USED IN HOMES, HOTELS, BARS, AND CORNER SODA FOUNTAINS TO SPRITZ CARBONATED WATER. THE UNIQUE SYPHON TOP ALLOWED A PORTION OF THE BOTTLE’S CONTENTS TO BE DISPENSED WHILE PRESERVING THE REST FOR ANOTHER TIME. IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY THIS TYPE OF BOTTLE WAS ALSO PROMOTED AS BEING A SUITABLE SUBSTITUTE FOR A FIRE EXTINGUISHER, AND SOME USED THE SELTZER AS A CURE FOR HEARTBURN (ULTIMATELY THE ORIGIN OF ALKA-SELTZER). SELTZER WAS EXTREMELY POPULAR IN THE 1920S AND 30S, BUT HAD ALMOST DISAPPEARED BY THE 1940S.
Catalogue Number
P19705343000
Acquisition Date
1970-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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