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Date Range From
1924
Date Range To
1934
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PEARL, NICKEL PLATE, HEATED CLOTH, WOOD, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19738742000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1924
Date Range To
1934
Materials
PEARL, NICKEL PLATE, HEATED CLOTH, WOOD, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
26.0
Length
31.1
Width
15.0
Description
SINGLE BELLOWS. STRAPS BROKEN OFF. MENDED WITH ADHESIVE TAPE. CORNERS AND CLASP NICKEL PLATE. PEARL BUTTONS. BOTH KEYBOARDS AND BUTTON KEYBOARDS. "AD" STAMPED ON TOP OF KEYBOARD (MELODY). "M. HOHNER MADE IN GERMANY" BRASS NAME PLATE ON BASE. "STEEL REEDS" ON BASE.
Subjects
MUSICAL T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
PURCHASED THROUGH EATON'S CATALOGUE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. NO SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ACCORDION'S HISTORY WAS FOUND, BUT THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR, JOHN FRASER HODGSON, WAS FOUND IN A PROFILE ARTICLE IN THE AUGUST 1, 1970 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, AND HODGSON'S OBITUARY. HODGSON WAS BORN IN FOREST, ONTARIO, AND MOVED TO CENTRAL ALBERTA IN 1909. HE ATTENDED CALGARY TECH WITH THE FIRST CLASS OF MECHANICS IN 1922, AND WORKED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COMPANY. IN 1935 HODGSON AND FAMILY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, SETTLING IN COALDALE BY 1942. HODGSON WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, AND WAS FORCED TO RETIRE IN 1956. UPON RETIREMENT, HE BEGAN WRITING BOOKS OF STORIES ABOUT HIS LIFE, PUBLISHING 'ONCE UPON A LIFETIME' IN 1966 AND 'WANDERINGS OF AN EXPERT' IN 1971. HE WAS ALSO A REGULAR COLUMN CONTRIBUTOR TO THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. HODGSON WAS AWARDED THE M.S. AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT, AND WAS MADE AUTHOR OF THE YEAR FOR ALBERTA MULTIPLE TIMES. J. FRASER HODGSON DIED ON APRIL 8, 1978. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738742000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BUTTON ACCORDION
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, METAL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20180011000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BUTTON ACCORDION
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, METAL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
37
Length
36.4
Width
20
Description
A. BUTTON ACCORDION, 37 CM TALL X 36.4 CM LONG X 20 CM WIDE. ACCORDION IS BROWN POLISHED WOOD WITH BLACK AND LIGHT BROWN TRIM; ACCORDION HAS BLACK PLASTIC BELLOWS AND SILVER PLATE OVER THREE ROWS OF WHITE BUTTONS AT SIDE; OPOPSITE END OF ACCORDION HAS FOUR ROWS OF WHITE AND BLACK PLASTIC BUTTONS SET IN SILVER PLATE ABOVE BLACK LEATHER STRAP. TOP OF ACCORDION HAS TWO SILVER BASS/TREBLE SWITCHES. BORDERS AROUND BELLOWS HAVE PEAL/TORTOISE SHELL INLAID. ACCORDION IS MISSING BUTTON FROM FOURTH ROW OF BUTTONS, AND HAS TWO WOODEN SUBSTITUTE BUTTONS IN SECOND AND FOURTH ROWS. FRONT OF ACCORDION HAS WINDOW ABOVE BELLOWS WITH GLASS PLATE OVER WHITE PAPER AND BLACK TEXT “C. DALLAPE, TRENTO (ITALIA)”. ACCORDION HAS FOUR BRASS FEET ON SIDE WITH FOUR ROWS OF BUTTONS. WOOD IS WORN AT HANDLES AND EDGES; METAL PLATES AND ACCENTS HAVE CORROSION. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. B. BLUE COTTON BAG, 72 CM LONG X 53 CM WIDE. BAG HAS HANDLE ATTACHED TO COVER FLAP; COVER FLAP HAS THREE BUTTON HOLES. BAG HAS TWO BLACK PLASTIC BUTTONS ON FRONT ALONG TOP EDGE. BAG HAS PATCHES STITCHED WITH BLACK THREAD ON FRONT UPPER LEFT CORNER, ON BACK IN THE CENTER OF BAG, AND ON THE BACK BESIDE LEFT CORNER OF HANDLE. BAG IS TORN IN LOWER RIGHT CORNER AND FRAYED; BAG IS TORN ALONG LEFT AND RIGHT EDGES AND ON FRONT AT UPPER RIGHT EDGE; BACK HAS TORN HOLES AT BOTTOM. OVERALL GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
MUSICAL T&E
Historical Association
HOME ENTERTAINMENT
LEISURE
History
ON MAY 22, 2018, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED LESLIE MORTON REGARDING HER DONATION OF A BUTTON ACCORDION. THE ACCORDION WAS OWNED AND PLAYED BY MORTON’S GRANDFATHER, GIUSEPPE (JOSEPH) "FABRO" BRIDAROLLI, AND WAS LATER OWNED BY HER UNCLE, SYLVIO "SYL" BRIDAROLLI, BEFORE BECOMING IN HER POSSESSION. MORTON DISCUSSED HER MEMORIES OF THE ACCORDION IN HER HOME, STATING, “IT’S A BUTTON ACCORDION…THERE’S BUTTON ACCORDIONS AND PIANO ACCORDIONS, AND I PLAY THE PIANO. IF I HAD A PIANO ACCORDION, I COULD AT LEAST PICK OUT THE NOTES BECAUSE I COULD READ THE MUSIC. THIS IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. YOU HAVE TO BE A REAL MUSICIAN TO PLAY A BUTTON ACCORDION BECAUSE IT IS TOTALLY BY EAR. THERE’S THE MELODY SIDE AND THE CHORD SIDE AND YOU JUST DO IT BY EAR. IF YOU LISTEN TO HIS TAPE [IN ARCHIVES]…HE WAS JUST TURNING 81 WHEN HE MADE THIS TAPE AND HE WAS TRYING TO REMEMBER SOME OF THE SONGS HE KNEW. ONE CAME OUT REALLY GOOD AND THEN HE GOT THE MELODY OF SOMETHING. HE WAS PICKING IT OUT AND HE WAS INTO THINGS HE WAS MORE FAMILIAR WITH. HE WAS VERY MUSICAL AND HAD A REAL EAR. IT’S SORT OF LIKE AN IRISH BUTTON ACCORDION BUT NOT QUITE. IT’S BIGGER.” “WHAT I REMEMBER [MY GRANDPARENTS] TELLING ME IS WHEN HE WAS HERE, HE HAD IT MADE FOR HIM IN ITALY AND IT WAS SENT OVER TO CANADA WHEN HE LIVED HERE. I ALSO UNDERSTOOD HE PLAYED IN ITALY BUT THIS ACCORDION WAS MADE FOR HIM THERE AND SENT OVER [IN THE 1920S].” “IT’S A TREASURE. I WOULD SAY OF ALL THE THINGS I FOUND IN MY PARENTS’ HOME AND ALL THE THINGS I’VE HAD TO FIND HOMES FOR, ALL THE THINGS THAT WOULD REMIND ME OF MY CHILDHOOD, THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. EVER. IT EVOKES REALLY STRONG MEMORIES. THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MUSIC IN A FAMILY. IF YOU CAN MEET TOGETHER AND YOU CAN SHARE MUSIC, WHICH OUR FAMILY DID, IT LEAVES AN IMPRESSION THAT YOU DON’T EVER FORGET.” “[THE ACCORDION] REALLY WAS FOR MY GRANDFATHER [GIUESEPPE “JOSEPH” BRIDAROLLI]. IT WAS FROM HIM. THAT’S WHERE THE [LOVE OF] MUSIC CAME FROM FOR ALL [MY FAMILY].” “WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL, WE WOULD GO OVER TO [MY GRANDPARENTS’] HOUSE AT 909 - 8TH STREET NORTH, [MY GRANDFATHER] ALWAYS PLAYED. HE’D JUST SIT IN HIS KITCHEN AND HE’D PLAY SOMETHING FOR US. HE WOULD SIT ON A BENCH BY THE BACK DOOR OUTSIDE AND HE WOULD PLAY SOMETHING FOR US. AT CHRISTMAS, MY GRANDPARENTS WOULD COME OVER [TO OUR HOME] AND HE WOULD PLAY THE ACCORDION. MY MOTHER WOULD PLAY THE VIOLIN, MY SISTER THE PIANO. SHE WAS BETTER THAN ME AND WE WOULD ALL SING CAROLS. FOR MY UNCLE IT WOULD BE THE SAME. HE ALWAYS WAS THERE PLAYING HIS ACCORDION. WHEN MY UNCLE AND AUNT CAME TO VISIT, IT WAS THE SAME THING. HE’D PLAY.” ON HER FAMILY’S HISTORY AND CONNECTION TO THE ACCORDION, MORTON ELABORTED, “[MY GRANDFATHER] STOPPED WORKING IN THE MINES IN THE FIFTIES. HE WAS STILL DOING IT IN THE FIFTIES. WHEN THEY CAME OVER FOR SUNDAY DINNER OR WE WENT OVER THERE [MY GRANDFATHER WOULD PLAY]. [WHEN] MY GRANDMOTHER WAS WELL ENOUGH, WE WOULD ALTERNATE [HOMES FOR DINNERS]. THEN WHEN IT GOT HARDER FOR HER [SUNDAY DINNER] WAS ALWAYS IN OUR HOME. I MADE A TAPE WHEN MY PARENTS WENT TO INDIA IN 1971, AND THAT’S WHEN MY UNCLE GOT MARRIED AS WELL. WE CORRESPONDED BY CASSETTE TAPE. THAT SOUNDS VERY ANTIQUATED NOWADAYS. THERE WAS NO EMAIL. PHONES WERE DIFFICULT WHEN YOU TRIED TO PHONE INDIA AND [WE] HAD TO YELL INTO THE PHONE. SO WE DECIDED TO MAKE CASSETTE TAPES…I WENT DOWN SEPTEMBER THE 5TH, 1971…AND I HAD HIM PLAY THE ACCORDION SO THAT I COULD SEND THIS TAPE TO MY PARENTS. [THIS TAPE HAS] HIS VOICE A LITTLE BIT IN THE BACKGROUND AND MINE A TINY BIT BUT IT’S HIS MUSIC THAT’S IMPORTANT. IT WAS SENT OVER TO INDIA FOR THEM AND WE’VE KEPT IT EVER SINCE. HE DIED IN ’72 AND WE PLAYED THAT ACCORDION TAPE A HUNDRED MILLION TIMES. MY UNCLE ALSO HAD ONE OF COURSE. HE WAS ALWAYS PLAYING. MY MOTHER TELLS A STORY, ALTHOUGH IT’S NOT A FAMILY ONE BUT SHE SAID THAT FRIENDS OF HIS, WHEN IT WAS THEIR BIRTHDAY, HE WOULD GO OVER SIT UNDER THEIR WINDOW AND HE WOULD PLAY THE ACCORDION. HE WOULD PLAY AT GATHERINGS OF THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY. HE PLAYED AT DANCES.” “MY GRANDFATHER WAS BORN SEPTEMBER 7TH 1890 AND MY GRANDMOTHER [MARIA BERTE] WAS JANUARY 9TH, 1893. THEY WERE FROM CAVENDINE, ITALY, WHICH IS IN THE PROVINCE OF TRENTO AND THAT’S WHERE THIS ACCORDION WAS MANUFACTURED…THEY WERE VERY POOR OVER THERE…I FOUND A PAPER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FAMILY DOCUMENTS THAT, I DON’T SPEAK ITALIAN, BUT IT LOOKED LIKE A POVERTY DOCUMENT THAT HAS MY GRANDFATHER—HIS FATHER’S NAME ON IT. THEY WERE VERY POOR AND THEY WOULD HAVE COME HERE TO MAKE A BETTER LIFE FOR HIS FAMILY.” “I UNDERSTAND THAT MY GRANDFATHER CAME OVER BY HIMSELF PRIOR TO 1920. HE WAS IN LETHBRIDGE AND SIZED THINGS UP. HE WENT BACK TO ITALY AND GOT MARRIED TO MY GRANDMOTHER IN 1920. MY MOTHER WAS BORN OVER THERE. IT WAS 1924, IN OCTOBER WHEN HE BROUGHT HIS WIFE AND HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER, ANN, OVER. THEY CAME ON A BOAT AND LANDED IN THE MARITIMES, AND THEY MADE THEIR WAY TO LETHBRIDGE. THEY STARTED IN COALHURST FOR A SHORT WHILE…AND THEN THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. MY UNCLE WAS BORN HERE IN 1926.” “I CAN GUESS [MY GRANDPARENTS MOVED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA] BECAUSE [OF] MILLIE LUCIANI—THERE WERE BERTE FAMILIES HERE AND MY GRANDMOTHER WAS A BERTE. MILLIE LUCICANI’S FATHER[WAS A BERTE AND HE WAS A COUSIN OF MY [GRAND]MOTHER] … THERE WAS COMMUNICATION THERE THAT THIS WAS THE PLACE TO COME BECAUSE THEY WERE ALREADY HERE.” “WHEN MY GRANDFATHER DIED IN 1972, I HAD THIS ACCORDION AND THEN, AT A CERTAIN POINT I GAVE IT TO MY UNCLE, HIS SON, SYL. HE HAD IT IN FERNIE THEN IN MERRITT. HE DIED IN 2011 AND MY AUNT SENT IT TO ME. WE TALKED ABOUT LEAVING IT TO THE MUSEUM BUT I DIDN’T WANT TO LET GO OF IT YET. WHAT HAS SPURRED IT ON IS THAT THERE IS NOBODY ELSE TO PASS IT ON TO.” “I WAS GIVEN THIS BECAUSE, WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL I JUST LOVED IT. HE PLAYED AND I LOVED IT. MY UNCLE LOVED IT TOO, HE DIDN’T LIVE HERE AND BECAUSE IT WAS EASY AND MY PARENTS HAD TO LEAVE FOR INDIA, I GOT IT TEMPORARILY. IT DID BELONG MORE TO MY MOM AND MY UNCLE THAN TO ME, BUT I HAD IT FIRST FOR QUITE A WHILE.” “MY SISTER AND I WERE TALKING AND WE THOUGHT, WELL REALLY IT WAS MORE [OUR UNCLE’S] THAN OURS. THAT’S WHY [I GAVE IT TO HIM]. BY GOING TO ME IT WENT TO MY MOM AND SHE WAS THE ELDEST. BUT WHEN MY MOTHER WAS GETTING REALLY SICK AND HE WAS COMING TO VISIT HER AND SHE WASN’T GOING TO LIVE, THEN IT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT THAT IT GO TO THE NEXT PERSON WHICH REALLY WOULD BE MY UNCLE. WE THOUGHT IT WAS THE RIGHT THING AND HE WAS ENCHANTED. IT WAS REALLY HIS AT THAT POINT.” “I WANTED TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY IT SO I TRIED, BUT I HAD ARTHRITIS IN MY SHOULDERS SO I COULDN’T. I WOULD TAKE [IT] OUT EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE AND TRY TO PLAY “SILENT NIGHT”. I JUST TOOK IT WHEREVER I WENT AND TRIED TO LOOK AFTER IT.” “IT WOULD BE [ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN MY HOME] AND I’M SURE FOR MY UNCLE TOO. PICTURES ARE REALLY IMPORTANT TO OUR FAMILY AND TO ME. I KNOW TO MY UNCLE SYL AS WELL THIS WOULD BE [IMPORTANT] BECAUSE WE ALL REMEMBERED [MY GRANDFATHER] PLAYING ALL THE TIME. HE NEVER SAT DOWN WITHOUT IT ON HIS LAP. TO MY UNCLE IT WOULD BE EVEN STRONGER BECAUSE, OF COURSE, HE GREW UP WITH HIS FATHER PLAYING THE ACCORDION.” “MY GRANDPARENTS HAD TWO CHILDREN, MY MOTHER ANN, AND HER BROTHER SYL. SYL NEVER HAD ANY CHILDREN, THEY ADOPTED A GIRL ONCE BUT THAT WAS LONG AGO [AND] SHE’S OUT OF THE PICTURE. THERE’S MY AUNT, HIS WIFE, AND THERE’S ME. MY PARENTS HAVE PASSED AWAY AND MY SISTER, LAUREL, PASSED AWAY IN 2009 IN GENEVA. IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO WAY THIS BRIDAROLLI FAMILY WILL CARRY ON. THE ANDERSON FAMILY [MY FATHER’S FAMILY] THERE WERE EIGHT OF THEM. THERE’S NOBODY ELSE. THERE’S ME AND I FEEL A LITTLE RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE IT’S POSSIBLE THAT THE JOSEPH BRIDAROLLI FAMILY IS IN SOME WAY REMEMBERED. MY GRANDFATHER WAS A COAL MINER IN LETHBRIDGE AND HE ALSO WAS A PART OF THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY AND THEY WEREN’T RICH; THEY WEREN’T POWERFUL. THEY DIDN’T HOLD POSITIONS BUT I THINK THEIR STORY IS VERY IMPORTANT AS IMMIGRANTS FROM ITALY AND I’D LIKE TO TELL THEIR STORY. THAT’S THE REASON I BROUGHT IT. I THINK IT WOULD BE REALLY IMPORTANT THAT IN SOME WAY IT IS PERPETUATED BOTH FOR MY UNCLE AND MY MOTHER AS WELL AS HER PARENTS.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20180011000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20180011000
Acquisition Date
2018-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
C/W CASE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19980056000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
C/W CASE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC, LEATHER
No. Pieces
4
Height
40.4
Length
39.1
Width
25.5
Description
1. ACCORDION: IMITATION IVORY/MOTHER-OF-PEARL PANELED BODY WITH FRENCH IVORY AND BAKELITE KEYBOARD. PANEL BELOW KEYBOARD HAS CUT-OUT GEOMETRIC PATTERN, WITH FINE BROWN SCREENING BENEATH. "HOHNER" NAMEPLATE AT CENTRE. CENTRAL PORTION OF BODY HAS EXPANDABLE BELLOWS, BELOW WHICH IS A SET OF BLACK CHORD BUTTONS. "VERDI II" NAMEPLATE ABOVE. TWO WORN LEATHER STRAPS ATTACHED ACROSS BACK; EACH HAS SILVER BUCKLE. BOTH ENDS OF TOP STRAP BROKEN. BACK OF ACCORDION HAS GOLD VINYL(?) PANEL RIVETED BELOW KEYBOARD SECTION. BOTTOM OF INSTRUMENT PERFORATED, WITH LEATHER STRAP RUNNING ACROSS LENGTH. ACCORDION FUNCTIONAL. 2. CASE: 22.7CM (H) X 52.5CM (L) X 44.5CM (W). WOODEN BOX WITH HINGED LID, SHAPED WITH PEAK NEAR CENTRE TO FIT OVER INSTRUMENT. PAINTED BLACK THROUGHOUT INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR; PAINT IS BADLY CHIPPING AND WORN IN SEVERAL PLACES. LENGTH OF BUTCHER'S TAPE AND PACKING TAPE ON EACH SIDE OF LID. TWO HINGED AND SPRING-LOADED METAL CLASPS AT FRONT OF CASE; ONE BROKEN AND MISSING. BLACK LEATHER HANDLE FIXED TO METAL RINGS ON FRONT BASE OF CASE. LEATHER WORN INTERIOR OF BASE LINED WITH RED WOOL/FELT FABRIC, TACKED TO WALLS OF CASE. LINING IS WRINKLED, DISCOLORED, AND WORN. CASE APPEARS HANDMADE. *UPDATE* AS OF 2011 INVENTORY THIS ITEM WAS DEEMED TO HAVE 4 PIECES (RATHER THAN 2), AS BOTH LEATHER STRAPS CAN BE DETACHED FROM THE ACCORDION BODY. THE STRAPS ATTACH TO THE ARTIFACT WITH A BELT AND BUCKLE SYSTEM.
Subjects
MUSICAL T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
THE DONOR, HARRY ELDON, WAS NAMED HENDRIK ELZINGA WHEN HE ARRIVED IN CANADA FROM HOLLAND IN JULY OF 1948, AT AGE THIRTEEN. THE ELZINGA FAMILY WENT TO A FARM IN COALDALE FOR ONE YEAR, THEN SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. HENDRIK'S FATHER PURCHASED THE ACCORDION SECOND HAND IN 1943-44 AT THE RECOMMENDATION OF HENDRIK'S MUSIC TEACHER, AS HENDRIK HAD OUTGROWN HIS PREVIOUS INSTRUMENT. AS THIS WAS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR INSTRUMENTS WERE VERY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN SO MUCH TRADING OCCURRED TO OBTAIN THIS ACCORDION. THE PIECE CAME TO CANADA WITH THE FAMILY IN 1948. HENDRIK LEARNED TO PLAY THE ACCORDION IN HOLLAND, AND PLAYED IT IN CANADA AT FAMILY AND CHURCH FUNCTIONS THROUGHOUT HIS TEENS. THE ACCORDION HAS REMAINED IN THE FAMILY SINCE, UNTIL BEING DONATED TO MUSEUM. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN AUDIT OF ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A BOX DONATED BY BERNICE ELDON. ON 2 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED MRS. ELDON’S HUSBAND, HARRY ELDON, ABOUT THE DONATION MADE BY HIS LATE WIFE. IN THAT INTERVIEW, ELDON RECALLED HIS FAMILY’S SETTLEMENT IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA, “[WE WENT] TO COALDALE FIRST [IN 1948]… [FOR] FOUR TO FIVE MONTHS… AND THAT WAS A MISTAKE. AND THEN WE WENT TO LETHBRIDGE. AND THEY STAYED HERE, AND DIDN’T GO BACK TO HOLLAND BECAUSE MOM DIDN’T HAVE… THE PROBLEMS THAT SHE HAD IN HOLLAND...” “IN HOLLAND, MY FATHER NEVER WORKED FOR A MAN,” ELDON EXPLAINED, “HE WAS A SALESMAN… [HE] HAD HIS OWN STORE... BUT IN 1940, WE MOVED BECAUSE THE WAR WAS STARTING, AND HE WOULDN’T STAY IN THE PLACE THAT HE WAS… I DON’T KNOW WHY WE MOVED, BUT [WE] MOVED TO FRIESLAND… [WHICH IS] A PROVINCE IN HOLLAND THAT IS ON THE NORTHERN EDGE, MAYBE 40-50 MILES FROM GERMANY. AND HE MOVED THERE TO BE CLOSER TO HIS PARENTS AND SIBLINGS. SO, THEN WE LIVED THERE FOR SEVEN TO EIGHT YEARS, UNTIL THE WAR WAS FINISHED, AND THEN WE DECIDED TO MOVE TO CANADA. BUT THAT WAS A BIT OF A MISTAKE AS WELL, BECAUSE [SOME OF] THE NEIGHBORS WERE MOVING, AND THEY SAID, ‘TONY’ – THAT’S MY DAD. HE WAS TINUS… IN HOLLAND, BUT THEY CALLED HIM TONY HERE – SO THEY SAID, ‘TINUS, WHY DON’T YOU MOVE AS WELL?’ AND [HE SAID], ‘HUH, I’LL TRY IT.’ AND, HE DID. WELL, IT WAS A DIFFERENT LIFE OUT HERE THAN IT WAS THERE FOR THEM… BECAUSE IT WAS EASY FOR THEM TO MAKE A LIVING [IN HOLLAND], AND IT WAS DIFFICULT FOR [THEM] HERE… BUT THEY ADJUSTED TO IT.” “AND, IN LETHBRIDGE, A JOB WAS PROVIDED FOR [MY DAD] AT THE ADVANCE LUMBER COMPANY… [THEY] LIVED AT 1318 6TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND THAT’S WHERE WE GREW UP. I WENT TO THE HIGH SCHOOL THAT IS NOT FAR [THERE]… WE COULD WALK IN 6-7 MINUTES. AND, THAT WAS IT… I HAVE ONE BROTHER, [AUKE], WHO IS 5 YEARS YOUNGER THAN ME; AND A SISTER, [MARY], WHO IS A YEAR OLDER THAN ME.” ALL OF THE ELZINGA CHILDREN WERE BORN IN HOLLAND BEFORE THE FAMILY’S IMMIGRATION. ELDON SAYS, “I WAS BORN IN ’35… [WHEN WE WERE MOVING] IT SOUNDED EXCITING TO SEE WHAT IT WAS GOING TO BE LIKE... AND [WHEN] WE MOVED… AS FAR AS WE WERE CONCERNED AS KIDS, IT WAS FINE…” “I WAS 12 WHEN I LEFT HOLLAND,” ELDON SAYS, “I HAD MY 13TH BIRTHDAY IN COALDALE. BUT, I’VE BEEN BACK TO HOLLAND QUITE A FEW TIMES BECAUSE OF MY BUSINESS, AND I HAVE GONE BACK AS WELL TO VISIT SOME COUSINS, AND WHAT-HAVE-YOU, THAT I KNOW THERE…” WHEN THE FAMILY FIRST MOVED TO CANADA, ELDON SAID, “WE BROUGHT ALL SORTS OF FURNITURE… A LOT OF STUFF THAT WE DIDN’T NEED BUT, ANYHOW, WE BROUGHT IT, AND USED IT… WE HAD THREE BIG CASES… [WHICH ARRIVED] A COUPLE OF WEEKS LATER, AND THEY WERE DELIVERED TO OUR HOUSE, AND WE HAD TO UNPACK IT, AND SHOVE IT WHERE IT HAD TO GO.” ELDON EXPLAINED, “MY MOTHER’S NAME AND MY FATHER’S NAME WAS ‘ELZINGA’, AND I CHANGED MINE, WHEN I WAS CLOSE TO GETTING MY DEGREE, AS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT, TO ‘ELDON’, BECAUSE I DIDN’T THINK I WOULD GO THROUGH THE – WELL, THEY USED TO CALL US NAMES – AND SO I THOUGHT I WAS STARTING UP MY OWN ACCOUNTANCY, AND I DIDN’T THINK THE NAME ‘ELZINGA’ SOUNDED ALL THAT FAMILIAR. THAT’S A LONG TIME AGO.” A LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE STATES THEUNIS AND DIRJKE GAVE THEIR APPLICATIONS FOR CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP TO THE LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT COURT ON 2 FEBRUARY 1954. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, THEUNIS (TONY) ELZINGA PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE AT THE AGE OF 73 YEARS ON 12 OCTOBER 1983. THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PUBLISHED A THANK YOU FROM THE FAMILY FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF DOROTHY ELZINGA ON 10 OCTOBER 2000. THE DONOR, BERNICE ELDON (NEE LANCASTER), PASSED AWAY ON 6 NOVEMBER 2006. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19980056000
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WASHING TRAY
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GALVANIZED TIN
Catalogue Number
P19641383000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WASHING TRAY
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD, GALVANIZED TIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
85.8
Width
30.6
Diameter
18.5
Description
27 CM NOTCHED CYLINDRICAL BLOCK, TAPERED AT TOP 4 CM TIN SHEET IS NAILED AROUND ITS DIAMETER. INTO TOP IS RECESSED 59 CM OAK DOWEL, ATTACHED TO ITS HEAD IS OAK HANDLE. CRACKED AND WEATHERED.
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
USED IN ROUND WASH TUB, LIKE A PLUNGER OR AGITATOR. USED BY DONOR'S GRANDMOTHER. ____________________________________________________ PARTIAL LABEL COPY BELOW WAS DEVELOPED BY COLLECTIONS INTERN DAVID SMITH IN OCTOBER 2011 FOR AN ISSUE OF LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE’S WHAT’S IT FEATURE. “THIS LAUNDRY AGITATOR PREDATES THOSE INVENTIONS TO A TIME WHEN LAUNDRY WAS DONE BY HAND. HISTORICALLY AGITATORS HAVE BEEN CALLED BY MANY DIFFERENT NAMES, BUT TODAY THEY ARE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS WASHING DOLLIES. LAUNDRY AGITATORS TAKE MANY DIFFERENT SHAPES BUT PERFORM THE SAME FUNCTION. THEY WERE USED TO BOTH POUND THE WET CLOTHES AND TO STIR THE WATER IN LARGE WOODEN OR METAL TUBS. COMMERCIALLY PRODUCED AGITATORS OFTEN HAVE A METAL CONE (WITH HOLES PUNCTURED FOR THE WATER TO CIRCULATE), WHICH IS ATTACHED TO A WOODEN HANDLE. AS THIS AGITATOR IS HAND CRAFTED IT LOOKS DIFFERENT THAN MANY MASS PRODUCED OBJECTS WITH THE SAME FUNCTION.” _________________________________________________________________ IN OCTOBER, COLLECTIONS MADE CONTACT WITH J.D. BRINDLEY’S CALGARY-BASED NIECE, JOAN NYHOFF. SHE INFORMED COLLECTIONS THAT HER MOTHER (DONOR J.D. BRINDLEY’S SISTER), NORAH HUTTON, WAS LIVING (95 YS/O) AND RESIDING IN CALGARY. ON 24 OCTOBER, NYHOFF SENT AN EMAIL TO TECH KEVIN MACLEAN, STATING THAT HER MOTHER RECOGNIZED THE DOLLIE, (SEEN ONLINE DUE TO ITS FEATURE IN THE ONLINE VERSION OF LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE) AND SAID, “IT BELONGED TO HER MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS, JOHN AND MARY TURNER”. ACCORDING TO NYHOFF, HER MOTHER “ONLY REMEMBERS IT BEING USED BY HER (ALICE)” AND THAT IT WAS “BROUGHT TO LETHBRIDGE FROM ENGLAND”. MARY TURNER PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 24 APRIL, 1942 AT AGE 72. HER HUSBAND JOHN PASSED AWAY IN MEDICINE HAT ON 6 DECEMBER 1953 AT AGE 79. PRIOR TO MOVING TO MEDICINE HAT, JOHN WORKED AT THE LETHBRIDGE PROVINCIAL JAIL. ACCORDING TO NYHOFF, JOHN AND MARY TURNER CAME TO LETHBRIDGE FROM ENGLAND IN 1927, FOLLOWING THEIR DAUGHTER ALICE BRINDLEY AND SON-IN-LAW JOHN (JACK) BRINDLEY. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR RELATED OBITUARIES, NYHOFF’S EMAIL AND THE SMITH’S LETHBRIDGE LIVING WHAT’S IT DOLLIE COPY.
Catalogue Number
P19641383000
Acquisition Date
1964-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BAKELITE, METAL, PAPER, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19890043038
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
BAKELITE, METAL, PAPER, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
13
Height
9.2
Length
18.2
Width
11.2
Description
ACOUSTICON MODEL 12 HEARING AID INCLUDES BOX WITH AMPLIFIER MECHANISM, & CORDS TO BATTERY PACK, 2 BATTERIES ("HEARING INSTRUMENT BATTERY NO.109 MADE FOR T. EATON CO."), CORD TO EAR DEVICE, ENVELOPE CONTAINING BANDEAU, & DEVICE WHICH PLUGS INTO BATTERY. BOX IS COMPARTMENTALIZED. "MADE IN U.S.A. DICTOGRAPH PRODUCTS"
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
COLLECTED BY DONOR AS PROPRIETER OF MCCREADY-BAINES DRUG STORE. PURCHASED BUSINESS FROM FATHER IN 1963 WITH PARTNER BAINES. BUSINESS ESTABLISHED IN 1909 AT 614 3 AVE SOUTH IN ACADIA BLOCK. MOVED TO SHERLOCK BLOCK AFTER FIRE IN 1918. MOVED BACK TO ACADIA BLOCK IN 1952. DONOR JOINED BUSINESS AFTER W.W.II OPERATING A SUCCESSFUL CAMERA DEPT. UNTIL 1970 WHEN DONOR SOLD TO BAINES. THE DONOR BEGAN DISPLAYING TRADE-IN CAMERAS FOR WHOOP-UP DAYS IN STORE WINDOW. SOON PEOPLE WERE BRINGING CAMERAS TO ADD TO THE DISPLAY. THIS COLLECTION IS COMPRISED OF THOSE CAMERAS. THE PHARMACY CLOSED IN 1981. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THOMAS HERBERT MCCREADY'S 1993 OBITUARY, A 1990 LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE ON MCCREADY'S CAMERA COLLECTION AND A 2013 INTERVIEW WITH MCREADY'S WIDOW LORENE MCCREADY, PLEASE SEE P19890043001 AND THIS DONATION'S PERMANENT FILE. *NOTE* 12 PIECES COUNTED SUMMER 2004.
Catalogue Number
P19890043038
Acquisition Date
1989-11
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1989
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VINYL, PLASTIC, FABRIC (SATIN, VELVET), METAL
Catalogue Number
P19990024000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1989
Date Range To
1999
Materials
VINYL, PLASTIC, FABRIC (SATIN, VELVET), METAL
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.5
Diameter
8.5
Description
1) CASE: CIRCULAR (28.5 CM) BUT FLAT AT THE HINGED EDGE. THE HARD VINYL CASE IS WHITE WITH GOLD FLECKS. ON THE TOP OF THE CASE IS AN IMPRINTED GOLD CREST. INSIDE OF THE LID IS WHITE SATIN WITH WHITE SMALL RECTANGLES. PRINTED ON THE SATIN IN GOLD IS THE CREST AND A DIAGONAL BLUE LINE (1.1 CM), ON WHICH IS WRITTEN IN SCRIPT "THE ROYALTY OF HEARING". PRINTED BELOW IS THE WORD "ZENITH". THE WHITE SATIN COVERS THE HINGES. ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CASE IS BLUE VELVET ON WHICH THE HEARING AID RESTS. 2) HEARING AID: THE PLASTIC BATTERY COMPARTMENT IS SLIGHTLY CURVED (6.5 X 1.5 CM). NEAR THE ROUNDED BASE ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT IS THE VOLUME CONTROL DIAL. PRINTED ON THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT IS "ZENITH DIPLOMA" AND "1605233". ATTACHED TO THE NARROW END OF THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT IS THE EAR HOOK (3,0 CM IN LENGTH). AT THE END OF THE EAR HOOK IS THE ROUND MICROPHONE/AMPLIFIER (1.5 CM DIAMETER), WHICH FITS INTO THE EAR. IT IS CLEAR PLASTIC OUTSIDE AND GOLD IN COLOR ON THE OTHER SIDE. THERE IS A RED RING AROUND THE RAISED OPENING, WHICH ALLOWS THE SOUND TO ENTER THE EAR. STAMPED INTO THE GOLD AREA IS "610" AND "L - 1".
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
MR. TOM BREWER WAS IN THE HEARING AID BUSINESS IN 1958. IN 1962, HE HAD A HEARING AID BUSINESS IN REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, BEFORE COMING TO ALBERTA .MR. BREWER CAME TO ALBERTA TO OPEN "LETHBRIDGE HEARING AID CENTRE" (1970 - 1985), WHICH WAS LOCATED IN THE OLD CANADA TRUST BUILDING. MR. BREWER HAD A COMPANION HEARING AID BUSINESS IN MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA, IN THE LATE 1970'S. THIS HEARING AID, PURCHASED AS A SALE ITEM FOR HIS BUSINESS IN THE 1950'S, WOULD HAVE BEEN OBSOLETE BY 1960. IN 1960, THIS HEARING AID WOULD HAVE BEEN SOLD FOR APPROXIMATELY $350.00 (THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLAARS). MR. BREWER DID NOT INTENTIONALLY KEEP THIS HEARING AID.
Catalogue Number
P19990024000
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
HOUSE ALARM SYSTEM
Date Range From
1908
Date Range To
1973
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, GLASS, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19760096000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HOUSE ALARM SYSTEM
Date Range From
1908
Date Range To
1973
Materials
STEEL, GLASS, BRASS
No. Pieces
32
Height
31.1
Length
8.3
Width
18.4
Description
.1 HOUSE ALARM BOX. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. STEEL, GLASS, BRASS. PAINTED RED. BOX IN PENTAGONAL SHAPED WITH ROUND CASEMENT IN FRONT FACE. A COG-WHEEL BRASS MECHANISM IS IN THE CASEMENT. CASEMENT FACE IS GLASS EDGED WITH COILED GOLD WIRE MOTIF. A KNOBBED BRASS LEVER IS ON MIDDLE RIGHT SIDE OF BOX. BOX FEATURES A VARIETY OF CIRCUIT WIRE CONNECTORS. BACK SIDE FEATURES 3 HOLES. BOX IS EMBOSSED AT TOP CENTRE WITH A CLENCHED FIST SYMBOL AND "GAMEWELL CO." .2 HOUSE ALARM GONG AND KEY WINDER. 84.4 CM HT. X 12.1 CM TH. X 33.0 CM WTH. X 35.6 CM DIA. BRASS, OAK WOOD. 2 PIECES. NATURAL COLOURS. CIRCULAR BRASS GONG IS MOUNTED ON OAK FRAME AND CASE. TOP OF CASE IS CONVEX WITH 6 CARVED BALLS ALONG TOP EDGE. A BRASS COG-WHEEL MECHANISM IS INSIDE CASE (ABOVE GONG) BEHIND CRACKED GLASS DOOR. KEY WINDER FITS IN KEYHOLE AT BOTTOM LEFT OF GLASS DOOR. BRASS KEY WINDER IS FLANGED. 4 WIRES AND A RING FOR HANGING PROTRUDE FROM TOP OF GONG CASE. A LABEL SCREWED ONTO DOOR STATES: "THE NORTHERN ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY LIMITED. .3 PUNCH REGISTER. 17.3 CM HT. X 12.7 CM WTH. X 22.9 CM LTH. BRASS, WOOD, GLASS. 7 PIECES. BASE PAINTED BLACK. REGISTER IS A KEY-WOUND BRASS COG-WHEEL MECHANISM CONTAINED IN A BRASS AND GLASS CASE. KEY WINDER IS MISSING. REGISTER IS MOUNTED ON A HOLLOW PAINTED WOOD BASE. MECHANISM OPERATES A ROLL OF PAPER TAPE MOUNTED IN A BRASS SPOKED REEL AND FEED THROUGH A PUNCH AND ALONG A GUIDE PLATE. A SMALL (3.6 CM HT. X 3.8 CM DIA.) BRASS CUT SITS BELOW PUNCH HEAD TO CATCH PIECES OF PUNCHED OUT PAPER, AS TAPE IS FED THROUGH AND PUNCHED TO RECORD FIRE CALLS. TAPE REEL DIA 12.7 CM LABEL ENGRAVED ON CASE ABOVE PUNCH HEAD READS: "HARRINGTON-SEABERG MOLINE, ILLINOIS". THE PUNCH REGISTER IS WIRED TO AN ELECTRONIC SYSTEM AND OUTSIDE FIRE ALARM BOXES AT VARIOUS STREET LOCATIONS. .4 TAPE TAKE-UPS. 22.0 CM HT. X 7.2 CM WTH. X 15.0 CM LTH. BRASS, STEEL. 2 UNITS (6 PIECES). BLACK FINISH ON STEEL. SERIAL NO'S. 105662, 105793. 2 IDENTICAL UNITS, EACH CONSISTING OF A KEY-WOUND MECHANISM IN A BLACK STEEL CASE. A TAKE-UP TRIP LEVER IS MOUNTED ON THE KEY WIND POST OF EACH UNIT. A BRASS SPOKED REEL IS GEARED TO THE MECHANISM AND TRIP LEVER ON EACH UNIT, TO TAKE UP THE USED, PUNCHED TAPE COMING FROM THE PUNCH REGISTER. SPOKED REEL DIA. 12.7 CM. ENGRAVED LABELS ON CASES FEATURE CLENCHED FIST AND READ: "GAMEWELL THE GAMEWELL CO., NEWTON, MASS." AND SERIAL NUMBERS. THESE ARE COMPANION UNITS TO THE PUNCH REGISTER. .5 KEY WINDER. 0.5 CM TH. X 1.8 CM WTH. X 8.6 CM LTH. BRASS, STEEL. NATURAL COLOUR. RATCHET-STYLE SQUARE KEY FOR WINDING SPRINGS ON TAPE TAKE-UP UNITS. KEY RATCHET TENSION HAS BEEN REINFORCED WITH STEEL LEAF SPRING MOUNTED WITH BRASS WIRE AND SOLDER. .6 PACKAGE OF PAPER TAPES. 15.5 CM HT. X 11.5 CM DIA.PAPER, WOOD. 6 PIECES. 6 PAPER TAPE ROLLS TO REFILL PUNCH REGISTER ARE WOUND ON WOOD CORES AND WRAPPED IN BROWN PAPER. PACKAGE HAS BEEN OPENED. EACH ROLL IS 2.5 CM WIDE. .7 RELAY. 7.0 CM HT. X 9.4 CM WTH. X 17.7 CM LTH. SOAPSTONE, CORDAGE, BRASS, STEEL, BAKELITE, WAX. NATURAL COLOURS. RELAY IS MOUNTED ON A RECTANGULAR SOAPSTONE BASE. MOUNT HOLES ON UNDERSIDE OF BASE ARE PLUGGED WITH WAX. RELAY FEATURES BAKELITE INSULATED COILS, BRASS WIRE CONNECTORS AND FITTINGS, AND A SPARK GAP ADJUSTABLE FOR WIDTH AND TENSION (BY COIL SPRING & CORD). .8 TEST SWITCH. 4.9 CM TH. X 9.6 CM WTH. X 13.5 CM LTH. BRASS, STEEL, MASONITE, BAKELITE. BLACK FINISH ON STEEL AND MASONITE. TELEGRAPH KEY-STYLE CIRCUIT TEST SWITCH, WIRED IN-LINE AND USED TO TEST HOUSE LARM BOX CIRCUIT. KEY IS BRASS WITH BAKELITE KNOB, MOUNTED ON STEEL BASE, MASONITE BASE PLATE, BRASS MOUNTING BOLTS. .9 VOLTAGE REGULATOR SWITCH. 12.0 CM HT. X 20.5 CM DIA. BRASS, CAST IRON, STEEL, CERAMIC. 3 PIECES. BLACK PAINTED BASE. "SERIAL #172836" UNDERSIDE OF BASE. SWITCH CONSISTS OF BRASS WHEEL-STYLE HANDLE ATTACHED WITH SET SCREW, BRASS FACE PLATE, AND CERAMIC/BRASS/STEEL/IRON BASE. BASE FEATURES 3 SCREW LUGS, 2 WIRE CONNECTORS AT SIDE, TURNING STEEL CENTRE SHAFT, CERAMIC INSULATED BRASS CONTACTS ON UNDERSIDE, SERIAL NO. PLATE ON UNDERSIDE, AND ROTATING CONTACT BETWEEN BRASS CONTACTS & CENTRE SHAFT. BOTH FACE PLATE AND BASE ARE EMBOSSED WITH DIRECTIONAL ARROWS AND: "TO LOWER (AND) RAISE VOLTAGE, WARD LEONARD ELECTRIC CO., BRONXVILLE, N.Y., U.S.A.", AND: "TO RAISE RESISTANCE". .10 D.C. VOLTMETER. 10 CM HT. X 20.2 CM DIA. BRASS, GLASS. BLACK PAINTED CASE/FACE. METER FEATURES BRASS/GLASS FACE, BLACK PAINT TIM ON FACE, AND INCREMENTS FROM 0-150 INSIDE GLASS FACE. METER IS NUMBERED "15522" (INSIDE GLASS FACE). EMBOSSED ON FACE: "WAGNER ELECTRIC MFG. CO., TYPE-D., ST. LOUIS, U.S.A." THIS IS A COMPANION UNIT TO THE VOLTAGE REGULATOR. .11 D.C. AMMETERMETER IS SIMILAR IS ALMOST ALL RESPECTS TO D.C. VOLTMETER DESCRIBED PREVIOUSLY AND IS ALSO A COMPANION UNIT TO THE VOLTAGE REGULATOR. INCREMENTS ARE 0-500 MILLI-AMPS, AND METER IS NUMBERED "15571" INSIDE GLASS FACE. .12 RECTIFIER. 13.5 CM HT. X 12.7 CM WTH. X 27.9 CM LTH. BRASS, STEEL, BAKELITE, WIRE. BLACK COLOUR. "STYLE NO. 947766-A" ON PLATE. ITEM CONSISTS OF TWIN COILS, ANOTHER COIL AND A CIRCUIT PANEL ALL MOUNTED ON STEEL CHANNEL. BASE AND INTERCONNECTED WITH INSULATED WIRES. WIRE CONNECTORS AND OTHER ELECTRICAL FURNISHINGS ARE BRASS. A STEEL SPECIFICATION PLATE IS MOUNTED ON TOP OF THE TWIN COILS AND FEATURES A CLENCHED FIST SYMBOL, AND READS: "RECTOX RECTIFIER". OTHER INFORMATION INCLUDES: "A.C. VOLTS 105-115-125, D.C. VOLTS 30-45-60, .60 CYC., STYLE NO., .115 AMPS, LICENSED UNDER PATENT 1.640.335, ETC., WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC & MFG. CO.", ETC. .13. 15 CM TH. X 31 CM WTH. X 56 CM LTH. BRASS, STEEL, BAKELITE, RUBBER, WOOD, GLASS, WIRE WITH BRAID COVER. BLACK.UNIT CONSISTS OF SMALL VOLTAGE REGULATOR WITH WHEEL CONTROL AND 0-500 MILLI-AMP D.C. AMMETER MARKED: "TRIPLETT, MODEL 521" MOUNTED ON BOARD WITH EMBOSSED BRASS PLATE "GONGS". 4 MOUNTING BOLTS, 1 AT EACH CORNER. GONG AND ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT ON REVERSE SIDE.
Subjects
REGULATIVE & PROTECTIVE T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
SYSTEM WAS LOCATED IN OPERATOR'S OFFICE IN FIRE HALL NO. 1, BUILT 1908-09 BY SMITH BROS. & WILSON, ARCHITECT: J.A. MCDONALD. WHEN A PASSERBY PULLED THE STREET ALARM, THE BOX NO. WOULD REGISTER AS PUNCHED HOLES ON PAPER TAPE. FIRE OPERATOR CHECKED NUMBER AGAINST A BOX REGISTER & WROTE OUT NUMBER FOR FIREMEN. OPERATOR THEN PRESSED HOUSE ALARM BOX LEVER TO TRIGGER HOUSE ALARM GONG AND ALERT DUTY SHIFT FIREFIGHTER CREW TO RESPOND TO FIRE. SYSTEM OPERATED ON 100 M.A. AT 48 VOLTS. *** UPDATE JUNE 2012 *** IN JUNE 2012, THE GALT DEVELOPED A SMALL EXHIBIT TO COMMEMORATE AN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPT. MUCH OF THE EXHIBIT’S CONTENT CENTRED ON THE GALT’S COLLECTION OF FIRE ALARM BOX/SYSTEM OBJECTS. TECHNICAL DATA WAS SOURCED DIRECTLY FROM PERSONS INVOLVED WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA FIRE MUSEUM. NEW INFORMATION ON THE USE OF THE HOUSE FIRE ALARM BOX WAS PROVIDED IN JUNE 2012 BY RETIRED FIRE CHIEF LAWRENCE DZUREN. DZUREN STATED IN 2012 THAT THE BOX’S LEVER WAS PULLED EVERY TIME A FIRE CALL CAME INTO THE HALL BY PHONE. THE LEVER’S FREQUENT/DAILY USE MAY EXPLAIN WHY OPERATORS CHOSE TO REMOVE THE BOX’S HINGED DOOR - DOCUMENTED HISTORICALLY IN GALT ARCHIVAL IMAGE P19760218007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON BOX AND SYSTEM’S RECEIVER/REGISTER, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19760096000
Acquisition Date
1976-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HOME AGAIN
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, PAPER, VINYL
Catalogue Number
P20000023001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HOME AGAIN
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CARDBOARD, PAPER, VINYL
No. Pieces
4
Height
0.3
Length
31.3
Width
31.3
Description
1. DUST COVER - CARDBOARD; WRAPPED IN CLEAR CELLOPHANE. ON FRONT IS A SCENE INCLUDING MOUNTAINS, A LAKE, AND YELLOW TREES AND BUSHES IN THE FOREGROUND. AT TOP READS "HOME AGAIN BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY YOUNG AMBASSADORS". ON THE BACK IS A BLACK AND WHITE PICTURE OF A GROUP OF PEOPLE ON STAGE AND AN AUDIENCE. BACK ALSO LISTS SONGS AND CONTRIBUTORS TO THE RECORD. 2. RECORD - BLACK VINYL, WITH A BLUE LABEL ON BOTH SIDES. TOP OF LABEL READS "HOME AGAIN BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY YOUNG AMBASSADORS". EACH SIDE OF LABEL LISTS SONGS. SIDE TWO OF RECORD HAS 3 LARGE SCRATCHES ON IT. 3. SLEEVE - PLAIN, OFF-WHITE, PAPER SLEEVE. HAS A CIRCULAR HOLE THROUGH CENTER. 4. INSERT - A PAPER RECORD SLEEVE. ONE SIDE READS "MODEL-T'S T-SHIRTS", AND GIVES INFO. AND PICTURES ON ORDERING T-SHIRTS (PINK, BLACK AND WHITE). REVERSE READS "TEEVEE RECORDS INC." AND GIVE INFO. & PHOTOS FOR ORDERING RECORDS.
Subjects
SOUND COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
HOME ENTERTAINMENT
History
RECORDS AND 8-TRACKS IN COLLECTION WERE DONATED ALONG WITH A CABINET RECORD/8-TRACK PLAYER THAT WAS ACCEPTED BY MUSEUM AS AN EQUIPMENT ACQUISITION. COLLECTION BELONGED TO VERNA BROWN, WHO BOUGHT THE PLAYER IN 1971 IN TABER, SURROUNDING AREA. THE PLAYER WAS USED UNTIL VERNA MOVED TO A SENIORS LODGE JANUARY 2000. THE PLAYER WAS PURCHASED WITH FUNDS FROM VERNA'S MOTHERS ESTATE AFTER HER PASSING IN JANUARY 1971. MOTHER ARRIVED IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA IN 1915.
Catalogue Number
P20000023001
Acquisition Date
2000-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
RECORD SET; "HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS"
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, PAPER, VINYL
Catalogue Number
P20000023002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RECORD SET; "HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS"
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CARDBOARD, PAPER, VINYL
No. Pieces
11
Height
2.5
Length
31.8
Width
31.8
Description
1. BOX - CARDBOARD BOX. LID IS 'HINGED' ON LEFT SIDE. ON FRONT OF BOX IS THE PICTURE OF TWO HANDS CUPPED TOGETHER. WITHIN THE HANDS IS A SPHERE SHAPE WITH THE PICTURES OF VARIOUS PEOPLE ON IT. ABOVE THIS READS "HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS", IN GOLD. ON BOTTOM RIGHT READS "READER'S DIGEST PLEASURE PROGRAMMED COLUMBIA SPECIAL PRODUCTS A SERVICE OF COLUMBIA RECORDS". ON BACK OF BOX READS "60 BELOVED GOSPEL SONGS PERFORMED BY A HOST OF MUSICAL IMMORTALS...". INSIDE FRONT OF LID IS A LIST OF THE RECORDS AND SONGS. 2. RECORD - IN GOLD, PAPER SLEEVE. ON FRONT OF SLEEVE READS "HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS 1 BELOVED FAVORITES" . . .. RECORD IS BLACK VINYL, WITH A RED AND BLACK LABEL THAT READS "BELOVED FAVORITES". 3. RECORD - IN GOLD, PAPER SLEEVE. ON FRONT OF SLEEVE READS "HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS 2 GOSPEL SOUL". . .. RECORD IS BLACK VINYL, WITH A RED AND BLACK LABEL THAT READS "GOSPEL SOUL". 4. RECORD - IN GOLD, PAPER SLEEVE. ON FRONT OF SLEEVE READS "HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS 3 OLD TIME RELIGION". RECORD IS BLACK VINYL WITH A RED AND BLACK LABEL THAT READS "OLD TIME RELIGION". 5. RECORD - IN GOLD, PAPER SLEEVE. ON FRONT OF SLEEVE READS "HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS 4 COUNTRY CHAPEL". RECORD IS BLACK VINYL WITH A RED AND BLACK LABEL THAT READS "COUNTRY CHAPEL". 6. RECORD - IN GOLD, PAPER SLEEVE. ON FRONT OF SLEEVE READS "HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS 5 JOYFUL HARMONY". RECORD IS BLACK VINYL WITH A RED AND BLACK LABEL THAT READS "JOYFUL HARMONY".
Subjects
SOUND COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
HOME ENTERTAINMENT
History
RECORDS AND 8-TRACKS IN COLLECTION WERE DONATED ALONG WITH A CABINET RECORD/8-TRACK PLAYER THAT WAS ACCEPTED BY MUSEUM AS AN EQUIPMENT ACQUISITION. COLLECTION BELONGED TO VERNA BROWN, WHO BOUGHT THE PLAYER IN 1971 IN TABER, SURROUNDING AREA. THE PLAYER WAS USED UNTIL VERNA MOVED TO A SENIORS LODGE JANUARY 2000. THE PLAYER WAS PURCHASED WITH FUNDS FROM VERNA'S MOTHERS ESTATE AFTER HER PASSING IN JANUARY 1971. MOTHER ARRIVED IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA IN 1915.
Catalogue Number
P20000023002
Acquisition Date
2000-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
DONNY & MARIE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, PAPER, VINYL
Catalogue Number
P20000023003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DONNY & MARIE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CARDBOARD, PAPER, VINYL
No. Pieces
3
Height
0.2
Length
31.3
Width
31.1
Description
1. DUST COVER - CARDBOARD. ON FRONT, CENTER IS A PHOTO OF DONNY AND MARIE OSMOND. SURROUNDING THEM ARE MULTIPLE, SMALL PICTURES OF THEM AS DIFFERENT CHARACTERS. AT TOP READS "DONNY & MARIE NEW SEASON". BACK OF COVER HAS A PINK BACKGROUND, ANOTHER PHOTO OF DONNY AND MARIE, A LIST OF SONGS ON THE RECORD, ETCETERA. 2. SLEEVE - PLAIN, OFF-WHITE, PAPER SLEEVE. HAS NO HOLE IN CENTER. 3. RECORD - BLACK VINYL, WITH ORANGE LABEL ON EACH SIDE. LABELS READ "POLYDOR NEW SEASON DONNY & MARIE".
Subjects
SOUND COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
HOME ENTERTAINMENT
History
RECORDS AND 8-TRACKS IN COLLECTION WERE DONATED ALONG WITH A CABINET RECORD/8-TRACK PLAYER THAT WAS ACCEPTED BY MUSEUM AS AN EQUIPMENT ACQUISITION. COLLECTION BELONGED TO VERNA BROWN, WHO BOUGHT THE PLAYER IN 1971 IN TABER, SURROUNDING AREA. THE PLAYER WAS USED UNTIL VERNA MOVED TO A SENIORS LODGE JANUARY 2000. THE PLAYER WAS PURCHASED WITH FUNDS FROM VERNA'S MOTHERS ESTATE AFTER HER PASSING IN JANUARY 1971. MOTHER ARRIVED IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA IN 1915.
Catalogue Number
P20000023003
Acquisition Date
2000-11
Collection
Museum
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