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Other Name
LIBRARY CARD CATALOGUE
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
2010
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20140025001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LIBRARY CARD CATALOGUE
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
2010
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, METAL
No. Pieces
31
Height
100.75
Length
103.25
Width
46
Description
.1 – WOOD CABINET CONTAINING 30 DRAWERS IN SIX ROWS (.2 - .31). CABINET’S FOUR LEGS AND EDGES ARE SQUARED, WITH THREE METAL ANGLED BRACKETS AND TWO WOODEN CORNER BRACES ATTACHING THE CABINET BODY TO THE LEGS. WOOD IS STAINED BLONDE. STAMPED TEXT IN BLUE INK ON UNDERSIDE OF CABINET READS "MADE IN CANADA". GENERAL WEAR AND SCUFFS OVERALL, ESPECIALLY ALONG TOP FRONT EDGE AND BOTTOM FRONT SKIRTING PANEL. DRIPS OF WHITE PAINT ON EDGES OF BOTH FRONT LEGS AND CABINET BACK EDGES. OVERALL GOOD CONDITION. 100.75 X 46 X 103.25 ALL DRAWERS (.2 - .31) ARE WOOD WITH BRASS LABELPLATES AND MEASURE 9.75 X 14.5 X 41. .2 – FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “LYRICS INDEX”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .3 – FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “LYRICS INDEX”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .4 – EMPTY EXCEPT FOR METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. NO LABEL OR DRAWER ROD. .5 – HALF FULL OF LOOSE CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. NO LABEL OR DRAWER ROD; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .6 - EMPTY EXCEPT FOR METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. NO LABEL OR DRAWER ROD. .7 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “LYRICS INDEX”. NO DRAWER ROD; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .8 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “LYRICS INDEX”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. DRAWER ROD BRACKET IS MISSING ONE SCREW AND HANGS LOOSE. .9 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “LYRICS INDEX”. NO DRAWER ROD; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .10 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “LYRICS INDEX”. NO DRAWER ROD; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .11 - EMPTY EXCEPT FOR METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. NO LABEL; DRAWER ROD IN PLACE. .12 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL IS FADED AND ILLEGIBLE. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .13 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. NEWS 1989”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .14 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. NEWS 1989”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .15 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. NEWS 1989”. NO DRAWER ROD; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .16 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. NEWS 1989”. NO DRAWER ROD; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .17 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. NEWS 1990”. NO DRAWER ROD; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .18 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. NEWS 1989”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .19 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. BIOGRAPHY 1989 A-J”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .20 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. BIOGRAPHY 1989 J-S”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .21 – HALF FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. BIOGRAPHY 1989 S-Z”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .22 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. BIOGRAPHY 1990 A-K DONE”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .23 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. NO LABEL. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .24 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. AUTHORITY”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .25 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. AUTHORITY”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .26 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL IS FADED AND ILLEGIBLE. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .27 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL IS FADED AND ILLEGIBLE. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .28 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL IS FADED AND ILLEGIBLE. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .29 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “CDN… PLAY ANALYTICS”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .30 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “PLAY ANALYTICS”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .31 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “PLAY ANALYTICS”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK.
Subjects
FURNITURE
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
EDUCATION
FURNISHINGS
History
THIS CARD CATALOGUE WAS PRODUCED AND USED BY STAFF AT THE LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY. ON MAY 1, 2015 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED LINDA MCELRAVY, WHO WORKED AT THE LIBRARY’S MAIN BRANCH STARTING IN 1978, RETIRING FROM HER POSITION AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICES IN 2008. MCELRAVY EXPLAINED THE CATALOGUING PROCESS AND SUGGESTED THAT IT MAY HAVE BEEN HOUSED IN THE LIBRARY’S SENATOR BUCHANAN ROOM (A REFERENCE RESOURCE OF LOCAL HISTORIES AND GENEALOGIES) AT ONE TIME. MCELRAVY SAID: “WE USED [CARD CATALOGUES] PRIOR TO AUTOMATING OUR CATALOGUE WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE EARLY ‘80S… THERE ARE AT LEAST THREE INDEXES [INSIDE THIS SPECIFIC CATALOGUE]… WE USED TO CREATE CARD INDEXES FOR COLLECTIONS AND THINGS THAT YOU COULDN’T FIND… THROUGH NORMAL CATALOGUING PROCESSES. SO, THE FIRST ONE IS… THE SONG INDEX AND THAT WAS MADE UP OF ANALYTICS OF SHEET MUSIC MAGAZINE AND COLLECTIONS AND SONGS – ALL MUSIC AS OPPOSED TO JUST THE LYRICS. SO WE WOULD TAKE COLLECTIONS OF SONGS IN OUR LIBRARY COLLECTION, WE DIDN’T USE ANYTHING THAT WAS NOT AVAILABLE AT THE LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY – SO IT WASN’T A GENERAL THING IT WAS SPECIFIC, A SPECIFIC TOOL TO OUR COLLECTION… IF SOMEONE WANTED A PARTICULAR PIECE OF MUSIC… WE WOULD BE ABLE TO FIND THAT HERE RATHER THAN PEOPLE STANDING AT THE SHELF, LEAFING THROUGH ALL OF THAT… [AT] THE OTHER END OF THE BANK OF CARDS IS THE PLAY INDEX AND THAT’S THE SAME IDEA – THERE WOULD BE ‘AUTHOR’, ‘PLAYWRIGHT’ AND ‘TITLE’ CARDS PUT IN FOR EACH OF THE PLAYS IN COLLECTIONS THAT WE HAD AT LPL. AND THE MIDDLE ONE WAS THE INDEX TO THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD – I THINK SOME OF IT GOES BACK TO ’99 AND BEFORE AND FOR THAT ONE THE STAFF WOULD CUT OUT ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THEN THEY WOULD PUT SUBJECT HEADINGS ON THEM AND MAKE A CORRESPONDING CARD FOR THE CATALOGUE SO THAT THAT WOULD GIVE PEOPLE ACCESS TO THAT [FILE]...” MCELRAVY CONTINUED: “I THINK [THE AUTOMATION OF THE LIBRARY CATALOGUE] WAS IN THE MID ‘80S… [AFTER THAT PROCESS] I’M NOT SURE HOW OFTEN THEY USED [THE CARD CATALOGUES] ANYMORE… PERHAPS IT WAS JUST A QUESTION OF HANGING ON TO IT FOR THE SAKE OF HANGING ON TO IT.. I DON’T SUPPOSE REALLY FOR TOO LONG AFTER THAT IT WOULD [HAVE BEEN] USEFUL… [THE CARD CATALOGUE] REPRESENTS A LOT OF WORK… IT WAS EXPENSIVE TIME-WISE, IT WAS EXPENSIVE MATERIALS-WISE AND IT WAS EXPENSIVE SPACE-WISE… EVEN WITH THE DIGITIZED, AUTOMATED CATALOGUE, THOSE GENERIC ENTRIES DIDN’T NECESSARILY HAVE ANALYTICS… SO THAT’S WHY WE CONTINUED WITH THIS FOR A WHILE AND THEN EVENTUALLY IT JUST SEEMED TO BE NOT WORTH THE EFFORT TO DO IT… IT JUST SEEMED SAD TO ME THAT IT WAS ALMOST LIKE IT WASN’T RECOGNIZED BECAUSE IT WAS TOO OLD – IT HAD HAD ITS DAY BUT THERE’S NO PURPOSE FOR IT ANYMORE… I THINK THAT THIS CERTAINLY SERVED ITS PURPOSE FOR ITS TIME AND IT’S PART OF THE CONTEXT OF THE PERIOD… I OFTEN THINK TODAY WITH INTERNET AND WITH ALL THE ONLINE ACCESS THAT PEOPLE HAVE TO INFORMATION… WHEN YOU HAVE A QUESTION WHAT DO PEOPLE DO NOW? THEY PULL OUT THEIR PHONE, AND THEY GOOGLE, AND THEY GET THE ANSWER. WHEREAS, BEFORE ANY OF THIS HAPPENED THAT WAS WHAT THE LIBRARY DID, THAT WAS THE ROLE OF THE REFERENCE DEPARTMENT. THE LIBRARY IS THERE NOT JUST TO PROVIDE RECREATIONAL READING BUT TO PROVIDE INFORMATION. I’M NOT SAYING THEY’RE NOT DOING THAT ANYMORE, THEY ARE, IN A VERY MUCH MORE SOPHISTICATED WAY BUT THIS WAS ONE OF THE WAYS THAT WE HANDLED THE NEED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO PEOPLE.” THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE LIBRARY’S WEBSITE. IN 1911 A CITY BYLAW WAS PASSED FOR THE PROVISION OF A LOCAL LIBRARY TO BE ESTABLISHED, AND EIGHT YEARS LATER LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST LIBRARY SERVICE WAS OPERATED OUT OF TWO ROOMS IN THE YMCA BUILDING. IN 1922, THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY BUILDING IN GALT GARDENS OPENED, WITH AN EXTENSION ADDED IN 1951. IN 1956 A NORTH BRANCH WAS OPENED, AND A SOUTH BRANCH FOLLOWED IN 1974. THE LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY MAIN BRANCH ON STAFFORD DRIVE SOUTH WAS COMPLETED IN 1974, WITH AN EXTENSION AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CHINOOK ARCH REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM IN 1992. IN 1989 THE LIBRARY ADOPTED THE DYNIX AUTOMATED CATALOGUE SYSTEM, AND IN 1997 INTRODUCED PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS COMPUTERS. IN 2010, THE CROSSINGS BRANCH OPENED IN WEST LETHBRIDGE. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND ONLINE SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P20140025001
Acquisition Date
2014-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990100007
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1980
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Height
0.9
Length
28.9
Width
3.8
Description
1. BOX. 2 PIECES. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. BLACK. COMES APART AT 1/3 OF LENGTH. ENDS OF BOX ARE REINFORCED WITH TAPE. PRINTED ON BOX IN GOLD IS "THE HUGHES-OWENS CO., LTD. 1768C". 2. SLIDE RULE. RULE IS WHITE WITH MAINLY BLUE PRINT, AND SOME RED PRINT. HAS A CLEAR GLASS SLIDING PIECE WITH A RED LINE DOWN THE CENTRE. CENTER PORTION OF RULER ALSO SLIDES. PRINTED ALONG TOP EDGE OF RULE IS "THE HUGHES-OWENS CO. LIMITED NO. 1768C".
Subjects
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
MOST ITEMS IN COLLECTION WERE PURCHASED WHEN GEORGE HIGA WAS IN CHARGE OF WHAT USED TO BE THE CITY'S DRAFTING DEPARTMENT. THEY ARE NO LONGER USED, HAVING BEEN REPLACED BY COMPUTERS. ITEMS WERE TRANSFERRED FROM ARCHIVES.
Catalogue Number
P19990100007
Acquisition Date
1999-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PORTABLE ADDING MACHINE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM, STEEL, PAPER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19940013000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PORTABLE ADDING MACHINE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
ALUMINUM, STEEL, PAPER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
8
Description
1. BOX: BRIGHT YELLOW TOP WITH RED PRINTING. BOX IS 36.8CM (L) X 11.5CM (W) X 4.5CM (H) WITH ONE END OF COVER TORN. YELLOW COVER HAS "LIGHTNING PORTABLE ADDING MACHINE", "AMERICA'S GREAT DESK MODEL" WITH LIGHTNING BOLT STEMMING FROM THE "G" AT THE END OF THE WORD "LIGHTNING". IN TOP LEFT CORNER IS WHITE SQUARE WITH TWO STARS AND "TAX TIME EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME". IN BOTTOM RIGHT HAND CORNER IS ANOTHER SQUARE WITH "NEWEST SUB(???)NG MODEL" AND "ONE STROKE CLEARANCE DIRECT SUBTRACTION". ACROSS BOTTOM IN SMALL LETTERING IS "MANUFACTURED BY LIGHTNING ADDING MACHINE SALES CO., LOS ANGELES 7, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.". HAND WRITTEN IN BLUE IN THREE PLACES IS "J. ROGALSKY". BOTTOM OF BOX IS PLAIN CARDBOARD. YELLOW PAPER COVERING IS DIRTY AND WORN ALONG EDGES. 2. ADDING MACHINE: 30.5 CM (L) X 6.4CM (W) X 1.1CM (H) ALUMINUM CASING WITH 7 NUMBERED DIALS. FRONT COVER OF MACHINE IS GREY WITH WHITE PRINTING. HAS 7 CIRCULAR OPENINGS WITH STOP TAB AT BOTTOM RIGHT OF EACH. AROUND EACH ARE WHITE NUMBERS GOING FROM 0 TO 9 COUNTER-CLOCKWISE AND IN YELLOW 0 TO 9 GOING CLOCKWISE. ABOVE DIALS ARE NUMBER GROUPINGS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT "TEN THOUSANDS", "THOUSANDS", "HUNDREDS", "TENS", "DOLLARS", "CENTS", "CENTS". ABOVE THESE ARE 7 SQUARE OPENINGS WITH NUMBERS WHICH CHANGE AS DIALS ARE TURNED. EACH DIAL HAS 10 HOLES WITH WHICH TO BE TURNED WITH PENCIL. THE TWO DIALS ON EITHER END ARE MADE OF COPPER. ACROSS TOP IS "TO SUBTRACT DIAL SMALL FIGURES" WITH ARROW POINTING TO THE RIGHT AND "TO ADD DIAL LARGE FIGURES" WITH ARROW POINTING TO THE LEFT. IN TOP LEFT CORNER IS "PULL LEVER TO CLEAR" WITH ARROW POINTING TO LEVER AT END OF MACHINE, WHICH WHEN PULLED CLEARS ALL NUMBERS BACK TO ZERO. IN BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER IS "MFGD. BY LIGHTNING ADDING MACHINE SALES CO. LOS ANGELES 7, CALIF. U.S.A.". BACK OF MACHINE IS COVERED WITH BEIGE FELT WHICH IS WORN AND LOOSE ALONG EDGES. 3. MACHINE BASE: BROWN AND BLACK MARBLED BAKELITE BASE WHICH MACHINE SITS IN. RECTANGULAR TRAY 35.5CM (L) X 11CM (W) HAS RAISED BACK SIDE SO FRONT IS SLOPED AT ABOUT 30 DEGREES. FRONT HAS TROUGH MOLD TO SET MACHINE INTO. BOTTOM HAS FOUR ROUND CORK FEET. BOTTOM OF FRONT HAS LEDGE RAISED FROM IT. 4. STYLUS: ALUMINUM STYLUS 13CM LONG WITH NARROWED TIP LIKE A PUNCH. STYLUS IS USED TO TURN DIALS ON MACHINE. 5. GUARANTEE CERTIFICATE: ORANGE COLORED PAPER CERTIFICATE 21.5CM X 8.5CM. FRONT HAS "GUARANTEE CERTIFICATE" IN STYLIZED WRITING WITH "020455" TO ITS LEFT. BENEATH IS WRITTEN GUARANTEE AND INSTRUCTIONS. IN BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER IS SIGNATURE OF "SALES MANAGER" AND "LIGHTNING ADDING MACHINE SALES CO. 234 WEST 37TH PLACE, LOS ANGELES 7". IN BOTTOM LEFT CORNER IS "PRINTED IN U.S.A." REVERSE IS BLANK. 6. MAIL ORDER FORM: FOLDED PAPER FORM WITH FADED ORANGE COLORING. READS "SPECIAL MAILING SERVICE" AND "GIVE A LIGHTNING! $19.95" WITH "SERVICE GUARANTEE". BENEATH IS ORDER FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS "MAIL THIS COUPON TO CROWN EQUIPMENT CO., LTD., 1011 BLEURY STREET, MONTREAL 1, CANADA". IN BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER IS "PRINTED IN U.S.A.". REVERSE IS BLANK. 7. INSTRUCTION BOOKLET: 15.2CM X 8.1XM PAPER BOOKLET. COVER HAS PICTURE OF MACHINE AND A PAIR OF HANDS USING IT. COVER READS "HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR NEW LIGHTNING ADDING MACHINE". BOOK CONTAINS INSTRUCTIONS AND TIPS FOR USE OF ADDING MACHINE. AT BOTTOM OF BACK COVER IS "LIGHTNING ADDING MACHINE SALES COMPANY 234 WEST 37TH PLACE LOS ANGELES, CALIF." AND "DEPT. N-5" AND "PRINTED IN U.S.A.". 8. LOG SHEET: LINED WHITE PAPER WITH HAND DRAWN COLUMNS 27.6CM X 21.2CM. TOP LEFT CORNER READS "FLOCK 1958-59". COLUMNS HAVE RECORDED NUMBERS BY DAY AND MONTH. MONTH AND DAY ARE IN INK AND RECORDED VALUES ARE IN PENCIL. BOTH SIDES ARE COVERED. PAPER IS FOLDED AND YELLOWING WITH A NUMBER OF SMALL OIL STAINS.
Subjects
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
ADDING MACHINE WAS USED TO CALCULATE EGG SALES. MACHINE WAS PURCHASED IN 1958 AND USED BY DONOR WHO WAS A MECHANIC WHO RAISED CHICKENS ON THE SIDE.
Catalogue Number
P19940013000
Acquisition Date
1994-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TELETYPE MACHINE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINIUM, STEEL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19860170000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TELETYPE MACHINE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
ALUMINIUM, STEEL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
98.0
Length
95.5
Width
59.2
Description
"TELETYPE CORPORATION MODEL 28". UNIT HAS BOTH RIBBON (TICKER TAPE) PAPER & PAPER ROLLS PRODUCING A PUNCHED OR TYPEWRITTEN MESSAGE. KEYBOARD IS STANDARD CONFIGURATION. OFF/ON POWER SWITCH LOCATED NEAR PAPER DRUM. UNIT IS COMPLETE & OPERABLE. FOAM LINING UNDER LID IS DETERIORATING. NAMEPLATE ON FRONT READS "TELETYPE REG. U.S. PAT. OFF MANUFACTURED BY TELETYPE CORPORATION SKOKIE, ILL. U.S.A."; SECOND WITH "MFD. UNDER ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING U.S. PATENTS D160497, D160498, D182758".
Subjects
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
LEASED BY VARIOUS BUSINESS FROM AGT. IN USE UNTIL 1970. PURCHASED BY DONOR IN 1971. DONOR STATED VALUE AROUND $25. - $50. *UPDATE* IN 2010, NICOLE HEMBROFF CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. SHE INTERVIEWED JOE PARSONS WITH REGARD TO THE TELETYPE MACHINE. SEE BELOW. JOE PARSONS GOT THE PRINTER IN 1971. AT THE TIME MOST TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUPS WERE STILL USING TWX (THE TELETYPEWRITER EXCHANGE), THE ORGANIZATION THAT PASSED COMMUNICATIONS TO OTHER COMPANIES. CNCP TELECOMMUNICATIONS “GROUPED STUFF TOGETHER AND SENT IT OUT TO OTHER OFFICES.” WHEN THEY WERE ABOUT TEN YEARS OLD, THE TELETYPE MACHINES HAD BEEN TURNED OVER TO THE AMATEUR RADIO GROUP (HAM RADIO). THE COMPANIES (SPECIFIC NAMES ARE UNKNOWN,) THAT TURNED THEM OVER DIDN’T WANT THE MACHINES TO BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES. THE AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS HAD TO SIGN A LEASE, AGREEING NOT TO USE THE MACHINES FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES, IN ORDER TO GET THE TELETYPE MACHINES. THE DONOR WAS A HAM RADIO OPERATOR. HE PAID A MINIMAL AMOUNT, $25 TO GET THE MACHINE. THEN “THE FUN BEGAN,” SAID PARSONS. PARSONS OPERATED HIS TELETYPE MACHINE IN HIS HOME IN LETHBRIDGE, AB AFTER HE GOT IT FROM THE “POOL.” THE POOL WAS THE COLLECTION OF TELEPRINTERS THAT WERE NO LONGER USED AND WERE THEN LEASED TO THE HAM RADIO OPERATORS. PARSONS SAID, “WE KNEW TELETYPES WERE OUT THERE, AND WE KNEW THEY WEREN’T BEING USED.” A SMALL GROUP OF LOCAL HAM RADIO OPERATORS DUG INTO WHERE THEY WERE. WHEN THEY DISCOVERED THE MACHINES WERE IN EDMONTON, THEY APPROACHED THE POOL. THE COMPANIES GOT RID OF THE TELETYPE MACHINES BECAUSE OF THE INVENTION OF COMPUTERS AND DOT MATRIX PRINTERS, WHICH CAUSED TELETYPE TECHNOLOGY TO BECOME OUTDATED. THE DOT MATRIX PRINTERS OPERATED SIMILARLY TO THE INK JET PRINTERS OF TODAY. THE MACHINE WOULD HAVE BEEN USED WITHIN THE PROVINCE BEFORE JOE GOT IT. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN EXPENSIVE ORIGINALLY. PARSONS THINKS IT WAS USED FROM 1961-1970/71 BEFORE IT CAME INTO HIS POSSESSION. PARSONS MENTIONED AGT MIGHT HAVE USED THEM AT ONE TIME – “EVERYBODY HAD A FINGER IN TELETYPES.” ACCORDING TO PARSONS, THERE WERE MANY THOUSANDS OF HAM RADIO OPERATORS. THEY USED THE RADIO RATHER THAN A LANDLINE (FOR EXAMPLE A TELEPHONE) TO COMMUNICATE WITH ONE ANOTHER. SOME OF THEM ORGANIZED CIVIL DEFENSE GROUPS. DURING AN EMERGENCY FOR EXAMPLE, THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE COULD COMMUNICATE WITH THE MAYOR OF EDMONTON IF NECESSARY. ONE ADVANTAGE OF THE TELETYPE MACHINE WAS THAT ONCE ALL OF THE EQUIPMENT HAD BEEN ACQUIRED IT WAS FREE TO USE. IN THE DONOR’S CASE, AMATEUR RADIO WAS HIS HOBBY. HE SAID HAM OPERATORS USED TO SAY TO EACH OTHER “I’LL MEET YOU ON THE GREEN KEYS.” THE “GREEN KEYS” REFERRED TO THE COLOR OF THE KEYS ON THE TELETYPE MACHINE. IN MOST CASES GREETING MESSAGES AND PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS WERE SENT BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN HAM OPERATORS. THE LEASE AGREEMENT ALSO PERMITTED USE OF THE TELETYPE MACHINES IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. THE DONOR’S MACHINE WAS USED FOR PRACTICE SESSIONS BUT NEVER FOR A REAL EMERGENCY. IT WAS ALSO USED DURING THE WINTER GAMES IN ’75, WHICH WERE HOSTED IN LETHBRIDGE, AB. EVENT RESULTS WERE PASSED TO THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNICATION CENTER FROM VARIOUS VENUES. WHEN ASKED ABOUT USING THE MACHINE, PARSONS SAID “WE JUST MADE IT DO WHAT WE WANTED IT TO DO. SOMETIMES IT WAS A CHALLENGE.” THE TELETYPE HAD LOTS OF QUIRKS AND QUARKS. “IT TOOK YOU TO YOUR END TO GET ‘EM GOING.” ACCORDING TO PARSONS, THEY “HAD TO BUILD EQUIPMENT THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO CONNECT TO OUR TRANSMITTERS AND RECEIVERS.” THEY USED FREQUENCY SHIFT KEYING (FSK). FSK TOOK THE TONES FROM THE TRANSMITTER AND SET UP THE SELECTOR MAGNET, WHICH WOULD BE TRIPPED. THIS WOULD ALLOW THE RELAY IN THE MACHINE TO DROP OUT AND THAT WOULD CREATE THE SELECTED CHARACTER “A, B, C, D…” A TICKER TAPE USED BAUDOT CODE, WHICH WAS READ BY THE MACHINE ALLOWING IT TO CORRESPOND WITH DIFFERENT LETTERS AND NUMBERS. NUMBERS AND PUNCTUATION WERE ON FIGS (FIGURES SHIFT). IN OTHER WORDS, ONE HAD TO USE A SORT OF SHIFT KEY TO ALLOW THE KEYS TO CORRESPOND TO NUMBERS AND PUNCTUATION. IN ORDER TO SEND MESSAGES, OPERATORS MADE THE TICKER TAPE. THE TICKER TAPE FOR THE TELETYPE MACHINE WAS ‘CHAD,’ MEANING THE HOLES IN THE TAPE WERE COMPLETELY PUNCHED OUT (VS. STYLES WHERE THE HOLE WAS ONLY PUNCHED PARTIALLY IN A “TOILET SEAT” OR U-SHAPE). A PERSON TYPED A MESSAGE THAT WAS PUNCHED IN THE TICKER TAPE. THE TICKER TAPE WAS READ BY THE MACHINE AND WOULD THEN BE TRANSMITTED AS LETTERS TO THE RECEIVER’S MACHINE. THE KEYS WERE NOT LIKE TYPEWRITER KEYS. THEY WERE MECHANICAL. THEY HAD A SPEED SET TO 60 WORDS/MINUTE. “YOU HAD TO GET A RHYTHM.” JUST LIKE IN THE SONG “THE TYPEWRITER” BY LEROY ANDERSON. “BUT ONCE YOU GOT IT [RHYTHM] YOU COULD GO ALONG REALLY WELL.” JOE BUILT AN AUTOMATIC CHARACTER GENERATOR TRANSMISSION SYSTEM TO KEEP THE RHYTHM GOING ON THE TELETYPE. “IF YOU LOST THE RHYTHM IT GOT ALL TANGLED UP.” THE CHARACTER GENERATOR TRANSMISSION SYSTEM WAS DESIGNED BY A FRIEND OF THE DONOR’S, IRV HOFF (CALL SIGN W6FFC). HE WAS FROM SAN FRANCISCO AND HE WAS A CAPTAIN FOR UNITED AIRLINES. THE SYSTEM WAS CALLED A UT4. ACCORDING TO PARSONS, THE TELETYPE MACHINE HAD A BELL IN IT. LORI (LAST NAME UNKNOWN) A COMMERCIAL TELETYPE OPERATOR FROM EDMONTON, AB WOULD PLAY CHRISTMAS CAROLS ON THE TELETYPE BELL KEY. WHEN SPACED CORRECTLY IT PRODUCED THE NOTES FOR THE SONGS. THIS WAS ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH A COMBINATION OF THE FIGS KEY AND THE LETTERS KEY. SHE WOULD CREATE THE TAPE ON HER EMPLOYER’S (UNKNOWN) MACHINE AND THEN THE CAROLS WOULD COME THROUGH AS TRANSMISSIONS TO OTHER OPERATORS AROUND THE COUNTRY OR MAYBE EVEN WORLD WIDE. PARSONS WOULD LEAVE THE GARAGE DOOR OPEN BECAUSE IT GOT HOT IN THE TELETYPE ROOM. THE NEIGHBOR SLAMMED THE DOOR SHUT TO STOP THE NOISE. PARSONS STOPPED USING THE TELETYPE AROUND 1986 WHEN HE BUILT HIS COMPUTER. THE TELETYPE WAS GIVEN TO THE GALT RIGHT AWAY. HE GOT INTO AMTOR (AMATEUR TELEPRINTING OVER RADIO). HE USED A COMPUTER AND BECAME A SYSTEMS OPERATOR WITHIN A MASSIVE GROUP ALL OVER THE WORLD – THEY USED APLINK (AMTOR PACKET LINK) WHICH ALLOWED THEM TO CONNECT FROM HIGH FREQUENCY TO VERY HIGH FREQUENCY RADIO. HE DONATED THE TELETYPE MACHINE TO THE MUSEUM BECAUSE HE THOUGHT IT WAS AN IMPORTANT HISTORICAL PART OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS. THE TELETYPE WAS USED BY SO MANY COMPANIES. FOR EXAMPLE, IT WAS USED FOR TELEGRAMS ETC. “IT WAS A BENEFICIAL PART OF SOCIETY THAT NEEDED A NEW HOME. IT WAS THE LAST OF THE BAUDOT MACHINES.” HE THOUGHT THE GALT WOULD PROVIDE A GOOD HOME FOR THIS LANDMARK OF COMMUNICATION. IN TERMS OF THE DONOR’S HISTORY AS HAM RADIO OPERATOR, HE GOT INTO IT FROM “KNEE HIGH TO A GRASSHOPPER.” HIS NEIGHBOR WAS A HAM OPERATOR IN MELLVILLE, SASKATCHEWAN. PARSONS COULD HEAR HIM TALKING TO PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD. HE WANTED TO DO THAT TOO. PARSONS ENROLLED IN A RADIO COLLEGE, SPECIFICALLY THE MOOSE JAW TECHNICAL INSTITUTE IN 1959/1960 IN MOOSE JAW, SASKATCHEWAN. HE SUCCESSFULLY WROTE HIS HAM OPERATOR LICENSE EXAM IN 1960. LATER THAT YEAR HE GOT HIS COMMERCIAL LAND STATION AND MARINE LICENSE. THE DONOR'S HAM OPERATOR CALL SIGN IS VE6PD. HE WORKED FOR TRANSPORT CANADA AS A COMMERCIAL OPERATOR AT CAMBRIDGE BAY, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES FROM 1960-1963. FROM 1963-1964 HE WORKED IN FORT SMITH, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES. FROM 1964 – 1966 HE WORKED IN YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES. THROUGHOUT HIS TIME IN THE ARCTIC, HE LOOKED AFTER ANY INFORMATION THAT WAS TRANSFERRED FROM THE ARCTIC TO EDMONTON. AT THE TIME, HE USED A MODEL 19 TELETYPE OR MORSE CODE TO COMPLETE HIS DUTIES. PARSONS SAID, “(THE) WEATHER HAD TO GO OUT, IT WAS KIND OF LIKE THE MAIL.” HE ALSO HAD TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZING SEARCH AND RESCUE COMMUNICATIONS TO BOTH THE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS AND THE DOWNED AIRCRAFT. ON JULY 1, 1966 HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE OLD AIRPORT IN LETHBRIDGE. WHILE THERE, JOE LOOKED AFTER FLIGHT PLANNING OF AIRCRAFT. IN 1979 PARSONS RESIGNED FROM THE AIRPORT. HE BEGAN TO WORK FOR GTE AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC’S TELEPHONE MANUFACTURING PLANT IN 1980. IN THE MID 80S THE LETHBRIDGE PLANT WAS SHUT DOWN AND NOVATEL TOOK POSSESSION OF THE BUILDING. AT NOVATEL JOE PROGRAMMED ROBOTICS. HE WAS PART OF A TEAM THAT WENT TO SEIMEN’S MUNICH, GERMANY TO BUILD A PICK AND PLACE ROBOT THAT WOULD PLACE COMPONENTS ON CIRCUIT BOARDS FOR MAKING CELLULAR TELEPHONES. THE ROBOT WAS CONTROLLED BY A HEWLETT PACKARD COMPUTER USING HEWLETT PACKARD LANGUAGE (HPL). HE RETIRED IN 1992. PARSONS MENTIONED HE HAS SOME OLD PHOTOS AND POSSIBLY AN OLD TRANSMISSION HE COULD DIG UP.
Catalogue Number
P19860170000
Acquisition Date
1986-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
STERLING SLIDE RULE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19910020000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STERLING SLIDE RULE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1965
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
28
Width
3.3
Description
CONSISTS OF 6 SCALES ON FACE, SLIDING CENTRAL PORTION & CLEAR PLASTIC CURSOR WHICH SLIDES ALONG LENGTH OF RULE. REVERSE OF CENTRAL SLIDING PORTION HAS ADDITIONAL SCALES.
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EDUCATION
History
PRECISION STERLING SLIDE RULE MADE IN U.S.A. PURCHASED FOR DONOR BY PARENTS FOR USE IN HIGH SCHOOL MATH. OWNING A SLIDE RULE WAS CONSIDERED VERY SPECIAL AT THE TIME & PREFORMED THE SAME FUNCTIONS AS ELECTRIC CALCULATORS TODAY.
Catalogue Number
P19910020000
Acquisition Date
1991-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PAPER ROLL
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950047002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAPER ROLL
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
6
Width
5.7
Diameter
8.9
Description
6 PAPER ROLLS WITH YELLOW FASTENING BAND AROUND THEM. EACH ROLL HAS BROWN CARDBOARD SHAFT WITH MANY LAYERS OF PAPER. HOLDING ROLL TOGETHER IS YELLOW BAND OF PAER GLUED TOGETHER, 2.8CM WIDE. PRINTED IN BLACK ON YELLOW BAND IS "FAST-O-BAND" AND "SAVES TIME SAVES PAPER" WITH "TO OPEN BREAK BAND". STAMPED IN INK ON BOTTOM IS CIRCULAR SEAL WITH "COMMERCIAL PRINTERS AND OFFICE OUTFITTERS LIMITED" AROUND OUTSIDE WITH "PA-64431" IN MIDDLE.
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DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
SEE P19950047001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19950047002
Acquisition Date
1995-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ARTILLERY SITE TABLE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, TIN
Catalogue Number
P19960033056
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ARTILLERY SITE TABLE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, TIN
No. Pieces
3
Description
1. PLOT WHEEL: 30CM (D) X 0.6CM (H) SET OF WHEELS SCREWED TOGETHER AT CENTER. EACH WHEEL IS A TIN CIRCLE WITH LAMINATED PAPER COVERING IT. EACH WHEEL HAS NUMBERS AND GRAPHS FOR CALCULATING ARTILLERY CHARGES AND BEARINGS. THE TWO OUTER WHEELS HAVE CLEAR PLASTIC TABS AND FRONT INNER WHEEL HAS A TIN TAB WITH ROUNDED END. ON BOTTOM IS PLASTIC RULE WHICH PIVOTS AROUND THE MIDDLE. AT MIDDLE OF BACK IS "FT 105-H-6". FRONT WHEEL HAS VERTICAL NOTCH FOR READING NUMBERS ON THE WHEEL BELOW. ON FRONT WHEEL IS BLUE PLASTIC TAPE WITH "20 INDEP FD BTY LETHBRIDGE ALTA" RAISED ON IT. WHEEL HAS A FEW SCUFF MARKS. 2. PLOTTING RULE: 36.8CM X 7.1CM X 1.7CM WOOD RULER WITH CLEAR PLASTIC SLIDE BUILT AROUND IT. RULE IS RECTANGULAR IN SHAPE WITH MIDDLE PORTION CUT OUT TO FIT A SLIDING RULER INSIDE. BOTH THE BASE AND SLIDING RULER HAVE WHITE LAMINATED COVERINGS. BOTH SIDES OF RULER AND TOP OF BASE HAVE VARIOUS NUMBERS AND SCALES. SLIDE BUILT AROUND BASE IS TWO PIECES OF CLEAR PLASTIC RIVETED TO WOOD ENDS WHICH SLIDE ALONG LENGTH OF RULE. AT RIGHT END OF SLIDE RULE IS "HOW 105MM FT 105-H-6 PROJ, HE, M1 (METERS)". AT BOTTOM RIGHT IS OF BASE RULE IS "OCT 61 M83" AND AT LEFT CORNER IS "D SITE AND VERTICAL INTERVAL". ON BACK OF RULE BASE IS INFORMATION FOR PLOTTING AND ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES FOR USE. AT BACK NEAR END IS "20 BTY" HAND PRINTED IN BLACK INK. "20 BTY" IS ALSO PRINTED ON PLASTIC SLIDE.
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DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
PLOTTERS WERE FOUND IN STORAGE AT THE ARMOURIES AND DONATED BY 18TH AIR DEFENSE REGIMENT. IN 2009, COMMANDING OFFICER MAJOR MIKE DUGUAY CALLED IT A MANUAL METEROLOGICAL ARTILLERY COMPUTER DEVICE OTHERWISE KNOWN AS A REED GRAPH. NARRATIVE BELOW SOLICITED FROM 18AD MAJOR MIKE DUGAY IN EARLY 2010 WHEN THIS ARTIFACT WAS EXHIBITED AS PART OF THE GALT’S TREASURES & CURIOSITIES DISPLAY. THE NARRATIVE BECAME THE BASIS FOR THE ARTIFACT’S LABEL COPY IN THE EXHIBIT. *** THIS ARTIFACT BROUGHT BACK A FLOOD OF MEMORIES AS IT WAS VERY SIMILAR TO THE SAME DEVICES I TRAINED ON BACK IN THE 1970S. I WILL ALWAYS EMOTIONALLY ATTACH THIS DEVICE TO MY BASIC OFFICER ARTILLERY TRAINING WHICH WAS EXTREMELY DEMANDING AND NOT ALWAYS PLEASANT. OF HISTORICAL INTEREST IS THAT THESE DEVICES WERE ON THE CUSP OF THE COMPUTER REVOLUTION WHICH REPLACED THEM. INTERESTINGLY, MANUAL DEVICES SUCH AS THESE, PROPERLY USED, WERE QUICKER IN THE COMPUTATION OF SIMPLE ARTILLERY FIRING DATA THAN WERE COMPUTERS. IN MANY CASES THIS IS STILL TRUE TODAY. COMPUTERS HOWEVER PROVE THEIR VALUE IN THE SPEEDY COMPUTATION OF MORE COMPLICATED AND MORE ACCURATE FIRING DATA. AS A CONSEQUENCE THESE DEVICES HAVE BEEN REPLACED ENTIRELY BY COMPUTERS IN ALL WESTERN ARMIES. THIS DEVICE WAS USED BY THE LETHBRIDGE ARTILLERY. ***
Catalogue Number
P19960033056
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FILE STRAPPING DEVICE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19970104004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FILE STRAPPING DEVICE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
2
Height
35.5
Length
29
Width
13
Description
STEEL PLATE WITH CLAMP FOR ATTACHING DEVICE TO TABLE EDGE. BELOW PLATE ARE 2 ALUMINUM REELS; THIRD EXTENDS ABOVE. TOP AND ONE OF LOWER REELS CONTAIN ROLL OF ADHESIVE TAPE; THIRD LARGER REEL CONTAINS ROLL OF CLEAR MYLAR. CUTTING LEVER AT ONE END; HAS SPRING. MAIN STEEL PLATE HAS LIP ALONG ONE EDGE FOR FEEDING DOCUMENT INTO ROLLERS TO CREATE HOLDING STRAP. NAMEPLATE BELOW READS "GABS WALLISELLEN". 2. EXTENSION TOOL. CHROME SHAFT WITH SMALL BULB ON ONE END; LARGE ONE AT OTHER END. LARGER BULB IS HOLLOW; TIP THREADED.
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DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
ITEMS USED BY DONOR WITH CITY'S TECHNICAL SERVICES, FROM 1955-1985. OBJECTS HAVE BEEN IN STORAGE SINCE THAT TIME. DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED CITY ENGINEERING DURING THIS TIME. ITEM USED FOR DRAWING CABINETS.
Catalogue Number
P19970104004
Acquisition Date
1997-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041325
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.3
Length
38.5
Width
6.7
Description
RECTANGULAR WOOD FRAME WITH 28 ROWS OF 6 WOOD BEADS, FIVE ON ONE SIDE OF WHITE DIVIDER THAT RUNS DOWN LENGTH AND HAS BLACK DOTS AT REGULAR INTERVALS. SHAFTS WHICH HOLD BEADS ARE WOOD. WOOD HAS DARK FINISH.
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DATA PROCESSING T&E
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BUSINESS
History
ABACUS WAS USED OCCASIONALLY BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA WHO WAS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST SERVING IN COALDALE. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WERE ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE RELOCATED TO SLOCAN CITY(1942) BY THE CANADIAN GOV'T. DONOR'S FATHER, REV. 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.
Catalogue Number
P19970041325
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PENLIGHT
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STAINLESS STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970041474
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PENLIGHT
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
STAINLESS STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
14
Diameter
1.6
Description
CYLINDRICAL STAINLESS STEEL PEN LIGHT WITH POCKET CLIP MOUNTED VERTICALLY ALONG SIDE. "EVEREADY" IS STAMPED INTO CLIP. SLIGHT CORROSION ON SIDE.
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DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
PEN LIGHT BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. 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.
Catalogue Number
P19970041474
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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