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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.
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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
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1925
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, PLASTIC, STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19693765000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1925
Materials
BRASS, PLASTIC, STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
24.5
Length
24.5
Width
15.3
Description
ON FRONT "MARCONIPHONE II L.F. AMPLIFIER". LABELLED TERMINALS BENEATH. PARTIALLY PAINTED BLACK. WHITE ADHESIVE TAPE AROUND CASE. CIRCULAR METAL SCREEN INLAID IN FRONT OF ARTIFACT. DIAL WITH BRASS POINTER WITH "FILAMENT" PRINTED BENEATH. TRAP DOOR ON TOP; NAMEPLATE INSIDE WITH THE MARCONI WIRELESS TELEGRAPH CO OF CANADA LIMITED MONTREAL. "PATENTED 1918-1923". SERIAL # 1924 TYPE #M2.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
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History
REFER TO ATTACHED HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19693765000
Acquisition Date
1969-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FREED-EISEMANN RADIO RECEIVERS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19900022003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FREED-EISEMANN RADIO RECEIVERS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
25.2
Width
17.1
Description
BOOKLET CONTAINING 16 PAGES OF RADIOS, RADIO ACCESSORIES & PRICES OF FREED-EISEMANN RADIO RECEIVERS. BACK COVER HANDWRITTEN IN PENCIL: "MARCONIPHONE VII RADIO LOG" BELOW ARE A LISTING OF 5 RADIO STATIONS. FRONT COVER HANDWRITTEN IN RED INK: "ALSO AGENT FOR WESTINGHOUSE RADIOS" BELOW AGENTS NAME: "G.F. WILLIAMS HARDWARE IMPLEMENTS AND RADIO ST. BOSWELLS. SASK."
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
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History
DONOR ACQUIRED YEARS AGO IN SASKATCHEWAN, HAS BEEN IN FAMILY SINCE NEW.
Catalogue Number
P19900022003
Acquisition Date
1990-05
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
MAHOGANY, STEEL, NICKEL PLATE, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19693760000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
MAHOGANY, STEEL, NICKEL PLATE, FELT
No. Pieces
1
Height
85.0
Length
70.5
Width
51.4
Description
LABEL INSIDE COVER "(VICTORIA CREST) TRADE MARKS REG'D MANUFACTURED BY VICTOR TALKING MACHINE CO. OF CANADA LIMITED MONTREAL". NAMEPLATE INSIDE VV-210 C-6231. STEEL FITTINGS. DECAL LABEL INSIDE "FROM HEITZMAN & CO. LIMITED TORONTO". FOUR DOOR FRONT. CABINET SCRATCHED. STILL FUNCTIONAL.
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*UPDATE* IN 2010, NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. DONOR IS DECEASED. SHE WAS UNABLE TO CONTACT NEXT OF KIN.
Catalogue Number
P19693760000
Acquisition Date
1969-04
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM, STEEL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19980039015
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
ALUMINUM, STEEL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
6
Length
17.2
Width
19.3
Description
STEEL HEADPIECE, PAINTED BLACK. TWO BANDS RUN ACROSS TOP OF HEAD, WITH SINGLE ROD ATTACHING THEM TO EARPIECE ON EACH SIDE. ALUMINUM CASING ON EARPIECES WITH BLACK BAKELITE CAPS OVER SPEAKER SURFACE. CASINGS ENGRAVED "CANNON-BALL DIXIE C.F. CANNON CO. SPRINGWATER, N.Y. U.S.A.". BLACK CLOTH-WRAPPED POWER CORD WITH SINGLE-PRONGED HEAD AT ONE END. ENGRAVED "VAXLEY" AND EMBOSSED "MADE IN U.S.A. I.C.A.". CORD MEASURES 122 CM; SPLIT NEAR HEADPIECE WITH ONE STRAND RUNNING TO EITHER EARPIECE. TWO STRANDS FURTHER SPLIT, WITH METALLIC ENDS CONNECTING CORD TO BOLTS ON EARPIECES. POWER CORD SLIGHLTY SOILED AND DISCOLORED.
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TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
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BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER. FOR HISTORY SEE P19980039001-GA/PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19980039015
Acquisition Date
1999-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
STERLING AUDIOVOX
Date Range From
1923
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINIUM, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19900022002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STERLING AUDIOVOX
Date Range From
1923
Date Range To
1930
Date
1923
Materials
ALUMINIUM, METAL
No. Pieces
2
Diameter
36
Description
REMOTE AMPLIFIER & SPEAKER HORN. "STERLING AUDIOVOX" HORN HIGHLY DECORATIVE DESIGN SPADE MOTIVE IN GOLD & BLACK. AMPLIFIER PORTION HAS TERMINALS FOR WIRE CONNECTION & RECEPTACLE FOR HORN. TOP OF AMPLIFIER IS BROKEN, BUT COMPLETE. HORN MARKED "STERLING AUDIOVOX". SURFACE SCRATCHES & DENTS. AMPLIFIER MARKED "STERLING LOUD SPEAKER R1284 A STERLING TELEPHONE & ELECTRIC CO. LTD. 210 TOTTENHAM COURT RD., LONDON, W.1.". AROUND DIAL ON THE TOP IS "A WAY FROM DIAPHRAM" AND "DIAPHRAGM". BASE IS CRACKED ACROSS ITS TOP.
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TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
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DONOR ACQUIRED NEW IN SASKATCHEWAN, BEEN IN THE FAMILY SINCE NEW.
Catalogue Number
P19900022002
Acquisition Date
1990-05
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, STEEL, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19641298000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Materials
OAK, STEEL, FELT
No. Pieces
5
Height
111.8
Length
50.8
Width
47.6
Description
OAK CABINET "MASON & RISCH TORONTO" INSIDE COVER. NAME PLATE ON INSIDE "FROM MASON & RISCH LTD. HEAD OFFICE TORONTO BRANCHES THROUGHOUT CANADA STYLE NO.1019". TWO TOP DOORS OPEN FOR VOLUME. TWO BOTTOM DOORS OPEN FOR VOLUME. TWO BOTTOM DOORS OPEN FIVE SLIDING SHELVES. STEEL FITTINGS. NEEDLE HEAD BROKEN OFF STEEL ARM; STEEL CHIPPED. PIECE OF NEEDLE HEAD REPAIRED WITH GLUE. METAL PIECE CHIPPED OFF END OF ARM. FELT LIFTING FROM TURNTABLE. MARKINGS ON LID.
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CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2010, NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLETT RACKING. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND CORRECT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ORR'S NEXT OF KIN. ORR IS DECEASED.
Catalogue Number
P19641298000
Acquisition Date
1964-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CAMERAPHONE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, CHROME, WOOD, CELLULOID
Catalogue Number
P19970041912
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CAMERAPHONE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
STEEL, CHROME, WOOD, CELLULOID
No. Pieces
5
Height
16
Length
18
Width
12.4
Description
.1) CAMERAPHONE. RECTANGULAR WOODEN BOX WITH HINGED LID AND TORN LEATHER STRAP ON TOP OF LID. FRONT HAS TWO STEEL KNOBS AND STEEL CLASP OPENING. INSIDE HAS HOLLOWED ROUND GROOVE AND STEEL POST. .2) PLAYING ARM. 16.5CM X 8.5CM X 7.5CM CHROME PLATED TUBE WITH CIRCULAR FACE THAT READS "CAMERAPHONE WILL PLAY ANY RECORD" AND "MADE IN ENGLAND". TUBE HAS RIGHT ANGLE STEEL BRACKET AS WELL. .3) AMPLIFIER. 8CM (DIA) SPHERICAL CELLULOID BALL WITH YELLOW AND BROWN MARBLING AND PETAL SHAPED VENTS. AMPLIFIER IS WRAPPED IN WHITE COTTON TAPE. .4) CRANK. 11.5CM X 7.0CM X 2.0CM STEEL CRANK WITH BLACK WOOD HANDLE. .5) TURN TABLE. 14.1CM X 8.0CM X 0.8CM CIRCULAR STEEL COLLAR WITH THREE STEEL ARMS HINGED TO COLLAR.
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CAMERAPHONE IS AN EARLY PORTABLE FORM OF THE GRAMAPHONE AND IS CALLED A CAMERA-PHONE BECAUSE ITS SMALL, COMPACT RECTANGULAR SHAPE WAS SIMILAR TO A CAMERA. DONOR RELATES THAT HER FATHER PURCHASED THE CAMERAPHONE FROM AN ANTIQUE SHOP BEFORE HER FAMILY WAS MOVED TO SLOCAN CITY. USED BY HER & HER BROTHER, TIM, AS CHILDREN. MENTIONED IN "OBASAN". THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY. THE FOLLOWING MEMORIES WERE PROVIDED BY REVEREND TIM NAKAYAMA IN A LETTER TO THE GALT ON 16 AUGUST, 2007. HE WROTE: “IT COULD PLAY THE 75 RPM BAKELITE RECORDS. A CACTUS NEEDLE WOULD BE ATTACHED TO THE RECEIVER HEAD (A RELATIVELY SOFT TIP WHICH WOULD NOT WEAR OUT THE GROOVES AS QUICKLY AS METAL NEEDLES MIGHT.) THE PORTABLE INSTRUMENT HAD THREE PIECES OF SHINY METAL HINGED TOGETHER AT THE CENTRE MADE A BASE THAT FITTED ON THE SPINDLE ON WHICH THE RECORD WOULD REST. THE THREE PIECES WOULD FOLD TOGETHER AND FIT IN THE BOX WHEN IT WAS CLOSED. THE SPRING WORKS THAT RAN THE TURNTABLE WAS WOUND UP WITH A HANDLE THAT ALSO FIT IN THE BOX WHEN IT WAS CLOSED. IN VANCOUVER WE HAD RECORDS OF JAPANESE KOTO MUSIC, EUROPEAN CLASSICAL MUSIC, SINGING BY TENORS, VIOLIN SOLOS. I REMEMBER SONGS LIKE “SILVER THREADS AMONG THE GOLD”, “HUMORESQUE”, “LONDONDERRY AIR”. THERE MUST HAVE BEEN SEVERAL LABEL BRANDS. I RECALL ONE NAME: “POLYDOR”, FROM JAPAN. THERE WERE RECORDS OF MUSIC OF JAPANESE STRING INSTRUMENTS: KOTO, SHAMISEN. EUROPEAN RECORDS OF VIOLIN SOLOS, AND SINGING OF TENORS.”
Catalogue Number
P19970041912
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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PROJECTOR, MOTION-PICTURE

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Other Name
HOLMES MOVIE PROJ. 16MM
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, GLASS, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19738509000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HOLMES MOVIE PROJ. 16MM
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
STEEL, GLASS, BRASS
No. Pieces
13
Height
82.5
Length
43.2
Width
28.0
Diameter
7.3(LENS)
Description
.1 MOVIE PROJECTOR. STEEL, GLASS. SIZE 16 MM. "HOLMES PROJECTOR MANUFACTURED BY THE HOLMES PROJECTOR CO. 1815 ORCHARD ST CHICAGO, U.S.A. NO. 4498 VOLTS 110 WATTS 1000" NAME PLATE ON SIDE. "UNDEWRITERS LABORATORIES INSPECTED MOTION PICTURE MACHINE FOR USE WITH SLOW BURNING FILM CONSULT WITH LOCAL INSPECTION AUTHORITIES FOR REQUIREMENTS ON INSTALLATION AND USE NO. 10611" NAME PLATE ON SIDE. COMPLETE WITH 2 METAL REEL CASES: GOLD WITH BLACK LINE DESIGN. REPLACEMENT BULB "5 B 87" INKED ON TOP OF BULB "ON COURSE BEACON EDISON MAZDA CGE 500W-120V BASE DOWN" (22.2 CM LTH. X 6.4 CM DIA.) REPLACEMENT LENS "SUN-RAY FRANC" ON LENS (7.6CM DIA. X 1 CM TH). HAS A DETACHABLE LEATHER HANDLE. "BODINE ELECTRIC CO. CHICAGO U.S.A. RD 242120 TYPE C-3 VOLTS 110 AMPS SPEED CYCLES" NAME PLATE ON ELECTRIC MOTOR COMPLETE WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPERATION. SLIDE ATTACHMENT, LENS CRACKED MOVABLE SLIDE CASE (DOUBLE) "H.P. CO. 737" EMBOSSED ON CASE "603" ON LENS UND. LAB. INSP. PERKINS 10A.125V-5A 250V MADE IN U.S.A." STAMPED ON NICKEL PLATED SHIELD OF ON-OFF SWITCH "PERKINS" ON KNOB. .2 PROJECTOR CASE. 45.8 CM HT. X 33 CM WTH. X 62 CM LTH. BRASS, LEATHER, PRESSED PAPER, NICKEL PLATE. BLACK PRESSED PAPER CASE WITH BLACK LEATHER HANDLE, 3 NICKEL PLATE HINGES BLACK METAL REINFORCED CORNERS. CONSTRUCTED WITH BLACK METAL TACKS. FOR USE WITH HOLMES PROJECTOR. STAMPED ON EACH OF THE BRASS CATCHES "EAGLE LOCK CO. TERRYVILLE, CONN. U.S.A.". .3 LUBRICATING OIL. 9.5 CM HT. X 3.5 CM WTH. X 3.5. CM LTH. X 2.2 CM DIA. BLUE GLASS, CARD, PAPER, COPPER. "LUBRICATING OIL ESPECIALLY PREPARED FOR CITOR 16MM CINE PROJECTOR SVICTOR ANIMATOGRAPH CORPORATION A DIVISION OF CURTISS-WRIGHT CORP. DAVEN-PORT, IOWA" LABEL ON FRONT. BLUE GLASS BOTTLE COMPLETE WITH CONTENTS. "M" IN A CIRCLE "4" EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM. BLACK BOX, 2 PIECE, PAPER OVERCARD. 12.7 CM TALL COPPER OIL DISPENSER, 9.5 CM TALL X 0.3 CM DIA. SPOUT. 4.5 CM DIA. BASE.
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Catalogue Number
P19738509000
Acquisition Date
1973/06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738508000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
4
Height
60.3
Length
70.0
Diameter
8.9
Description
SERIAL #1408315 PIECES. "BAUSCH & LOMB OPTICAL CO. ROCHESTER N.Y. U.S.A." NAMEPLATE ON SIDE. "LINE115 VOLTS 5 AMPS CYCLE SERIAL NO. 140831 TYPE 41-23-50" PLATE ON SIDE. WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR CARE OF PROJECTOR, CLEANING OF MIRROR, PROTECTING SURFACE ETC. THE BLACK SLIDE CASE HAS CRACKED WOOD ON ITS TOP EDGE.
Subjects
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Catalogue Number
P19738508000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
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