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Other Name
LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT DIAMOND FARE BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
2012
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20140018000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT DIAMOND FARE BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
2012
Materials
STEEL, BRASS, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
58.5
Length
16
Width
15
Description
CYLINDER WITH STEEL BASE BOLTED TO CLEAR PLASTIC CANISTER, TOPPED WITH ROUNDED ALUMINIUM CAP WITH BEVELED SLOT THAT OPENS INTO PLASTIC CANISTER WITH TWO TOOTHED, METAL, ANGLED FLAPS. BASE HAS TWO IRREGULAR METAL SHAPES EMERGING FROM ONE SIDE, AND A RED, WHITE, AND YELLOW LABEL STUCK TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE THAT READS “CASH FARES – PLEASE OBTAIN A TRANSFER WHEN PAYING FARE… L.A. TRANSIT…”. BASE BOTTOM IS STOPPED WITH BRASS PLUG, STAMPED WITH TEXT READING “DIAMOND MFG. CO. – KANSAS CITY, MO.” AND “47” HANDWRITTEN IN BLACK MARKER. GENERAL WEAR, NICKS IN METAL, CLOUDING OF PLASTIC, SCUFFS AND TEARS ON LABEL, TAPE RESIDUE ALONG BOTTOM EDGE. OVERALL GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
RETAIL TRADE
History
THIS FARE BOX WAS PRODUCED BY DIAMOND MANUFACTURING IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, AND USED IN LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT BUSES BETWEEN 1970 AND 2012. ON APRIL 23, 2015, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN INTERVIEWED DIANE BOULTON, AN EMPLOYEE WITH LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT FROM 1975 TO 2014. BOULTON SAID: “I WAS A BUS DRIVER AND THEN WENT ON TO BECOME PART OF MANAGEMENT… [THIS TYPE OF FARE BOX] WAS IN SERVICE WHEN I STARTED WITH THE DEPARTMENT IN 1975 AND HAD PROBABLY BEEN IN SERVICE FOR MAYBE FIVE TO 10 YEARS [ALREADY]. IT IS CALLED A DIAMOND FARE BOX… IT WOULD BE MOUNTED ON A STANCHION NEXT TO THE DRIVER’S COMPARTMENT… IT’S A STAINLESS STEEL CYLINDER THAT IS OPEN… AND WE WOULD SLIDE A SOLID BRASS CYLINTER UP INSIDE OF IT THAT WAS A LOCKING MECHANISM FOR THE FARE BOX… THERE WAS A LOCKING MECHANISM ON [THE] FLANGE THAT WOULD LOCK IT IN PLACE AND [IT] REQUIRED A TWO-KEY SYSTEM TO GET IN AND OUT OF… AT THE TOP, IT’S AN OPEN CYLINDER, SO SOMEBODY COULD COME IN WITH A HANDFUL OF CASH AND… YOU ARE GOING TO GET MULTIPLE TYPES OF COINS… IT’S REALLY HARD TO COUNT THE PHYSICAL FARE… SO YOU’RE TAKING THE CUSTOMER ON THEIR HONESTY… THE DRIVERS [ALSO] HAD TO PHYSICALLY COUNT WHEN WE WERE DOING PASSENGER COUNTS TO TRY AND GET SOME SORT OF STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE RIDING, WHAT FARE CATEGORIES WERE RIDING… WITH THE ELECTRONIC FARE BOX [ADOPTED BY LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT IN 2012], IT TELLS EXACTLY WHEN IT’S GOT THE ALLOTTED FARE [AND] AT THE SAME TIME IT’S TAKING YOUR FARE, IT’S COUNTING YOU AS A PASSENGER… THE ELECTRONIC FARE BOX GIVES US A HUGE AMOUNT OF DATA, THAT VERY EASILY IT OBTAINED, WHILE THIS ONE WAS MORE ONEROUS… [ANOTHER REASON] THAT WE STARTED TO SWITCH OUT WAS THAT WE STARTED TO GET DIFFICULTY IN GETTING PARTS BECAUSE THE [DIAMOND] FARE BOX ITSELF WAS FAIRLY OLD.” BOULTON CONTINUED: “BECAUSE IT’S WHAT I USED ALL THE TIME [AS A BUS DRIVER] THERE’S SOME NOSTALGIA THERE… THE SIMPLICITY OF IT… AS THINGS CHANGE AND MOVE FORWARD… IT’S KINDA NEAT… I THINK WHEN I FIRST STARTED IT WAS… $0.65 FOR AN ADULT FARE, AND $0.25 OR $0.35 FOR 17 OR UNDER CHILD FARE, AND SENIORS HAD A PASS THAT THEY RODE FREE… THERE WAS THE ODD TIME WHERE PEOPLE WOULD TRY AND FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GET THE CYLINDER OUT OF A BOTTOM OF IT… AND OCCASIONALLY THE CYLINDERS WOULD FALL OUT IF [YOU] WERE IN A HURRY WHEN YOU WERE PUTTING THEM IN AND YOU DIDN’T QUITE GET THE LOCKING MECHANISM SHUT… YOU’D BE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, BOOM! THE CYLINDER WOULD DROP OUT OF THE BOTTOM… WE HAD 50-60 OF THE DIAMOND FARE BOXES [AND] THE ACTUAL COIN CYLINDERS THAT WENT UP INSIDE, WE PROBABLY HAD 120-150 OF THOSE BECAUSE, FOR EVERY [FULL] ONE YOU DROPPED OUT, YOU HAD TO PUT ANOTHER UP AND THEY WOULD GET DROPPED OUT AT NIGHT, SO THEY WOULDN’T GET OPENED UNTIL THE NEXT MORNING [FOR FARES TO BE COUNTED].” ACCORDING TO THE ARTICLE “DIAMOND FAREBOXES ARE FOREVER”, PUBLISHED IN FEBRUARY 2013 ON BUSRIDE.COM, DIAMOND MANUFACTURING HAS PRODUCED ROUND FAREBOXES FOR COIN FARES SINCE 1947. DIAMOND-BRAND FAREBOXES ARE USED BY TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN EVERY AMERICAN STATE, THROUGHOUT CANADA, AND IN MEXICO, VENEZUELA, BERMUDA AND GUAM. THE AVERAGE LIFESPAN OF A DIAMOND FAREBOX IS 30 YEARS, WITH LITTLE MAINTENANCE REQUIRED DUE TO THE SIMPLICITY OF THE DESIGN. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND ONLINE SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P20140018000
Acquisition Date
2014-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
INFANT CAR SEAT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC,
Catalogue Number
P20110033000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
INFANT CAR SEAT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1998
Materials
PLASTIC,
No. Pieces
1
Height
46.8
Length
59.6
Width
38.5
Description
RIGID PLASTIC FORM IS CREAM COLOURED WITH PLASTIC COVERED PADDING ON SEAT. PADDING IS PATTERNED WITH RED HEARTS AND GREEN SLASHES. BOTTOM PORTION OF PADDING CAN BE FOLDED AWAY FROM FORM. BROWN NYLON SEATBELT WITH TWO BROWN PLASTIC FASTENERS, AND TWO METAL SLIDERS. SEATBELT IS ATTACHED TO FORM THROUGH TWO PARALLEL OPENINGS IN PLASTIC PADDING AND THREADED THROUGH LOOP ON THE FRONT LIP OF THE FORM. TOP EDGE IS STAMPED, “032186” AND BOTTOM IS STAMPED, “A86810.” TAG FOLDED UNDER PADDING READS, “MATÉRIAU NEUF SEULEMENT NEW MATERIAL ONLY, CONFORMÉMENT À LA LOI SUR LES MATÉRIAUX DE REMBOURRAGE ET LES ARTICLES REMBOURRÉS, QUEBEC 69, IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE STUFFING AND UPHOLSTERED AND STUFFED ARTICLES ART, PERMIS – PERMIT QUÉ NO: 0180-114, CONTENU – CONTENT, MOUSSE DE POLYURETHANE POLYURETHANE FOAM, LES INDUSTRIES DOREL INC.”
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
TRANSPORTATION
History
AT THE TIME OF DONATION PATRICIA SASSA (DONOR) WROTE TO THE COLLECTIONS STAFF AND SAID, “SINCE MY RETIREMENT FROM PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING IN JUNE, 1998; I ACQUIRED THIS INFANT SAFETY CAR SEAT WITH THE HOPE OF BECOMING A GRANNY SOMEDAY IN THE FUTURE AS MY SON HAD BEEN MARRIED AT LEAST 5 YEARS AT THE TIME. THE HEALTH UNIT RENTED THESE “CHRYSLER LOVE SEATS” TO MAKE IT AFFORDABLE TO FAMILIES THAT CHOSE NOT TO PURCHASE THEM AT HIGHER PRICES SINCE THEY WERE USED ONLY TO 20 LBS. HOWEVER THE LIFE OF THE SEAT WAS ONLY 10 YEAR AFTER USE; ESPECIALLY THOSE LEFT IN THE VEHICLES AND EXPOSED TO SUN AND VARYING TEMPERATURES. THEY WERE THEN DESTROYED UNDER THE RULES OF TRANSPORT CANADA OR THE MANUFACTURER. SOME MANUFACTURERS HAVE SINCE CHANGED THE EXPIRY DATES TO AS EARLY AS 5 YEARS. ALTHOUGH THE EXACT YEAR THE H.U. BEGAN RENTING IS UNKNOWN, THEY DISCONTINUED THEIR RENTAL SYSTEM IN 1994, THEREFORE THE NEWER ONES WERE BEING SOLD TO FAMILIES. THAT IS WHEN I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ONE THAT INCLUDED NEW STRAPPING. MY INTEREST IN DONATING THIS MODEL IS THAT IT APPEARS TO ME AS ONE OF THE FIRST. MY RECOLLECTION OF TRANSPORTING OUR TWO BOYS, AS WITH ALL PARENTS OF OUR ERA, WAS THAT WE CARRIED THEM IN OUR LAPS, OR ON THE BACK SEAT THAT WERE PLANKED WITH A BOARD AND SUPPORTED WITH LEGS SO THE ENTIRE BACK SEAT WAS LIKE A BED, COVERED WITH A ‘FUTON’ OR IF WE OWNED A STATION WAGON, THEY WERE JUST PLACED IN THE VERY BACK. I ALSO REMEMBER ACQUIRING A LITTLE SEAT THAT HOOKED OVER THE FRONT BENCH SO THE CHILD COULD VIES THE SCENERY AROUND HIM. TODAY AS WE CONTINUE TO OBSERVE THE NEWEST OF RULES, VARIATIONS OF SAFETY SEATS AND PRICE TAGS; IT SEEMS A MIRACLE THAT OUR CHILDREN SURVIVED. MIND YOU, THE SPEED AND DESIGNS OF CARS WERE NOT AS SOPHISTICATED, HOWEVER THERE WAS ALWAYS THAT ELEMENT OF DANGER FOR ACCIDENTS TO OCCUR AND MANY LIVES WERE LOST DUE TO CARELESSNESS.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20110033000
Acquisition Date
2011-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1981
Date Range To
1988
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, VELCRO, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20080008009
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1981
Date Range To
1988
Materials
LEATHER, VELCRO, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.6
Length
26.0
Width
37.0
Description
HARNESS, DOG. LEATHER BANDS CONNECTED BY STEEL GROMETS. ONE LEATHER LOOP IS FASTENED BY VELCRO, ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE LOOP IS A STEEL RING ATTACHED BY A LEATHER STRAP FASTENED BY GROMETS. THAT SAME LEATHER STRAP ATTACHES TO A SECOND, PERPENDICULAR, LEATHER STRAP. THE PERPENDICULAR STRAP'S ENDS ARE CONNECTED TO A FOURTH LEATHER STRAP, WHICH IS FASTENED ONCE AGAIN ON EITHER SIDE OF THE VELCRO.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
ACCORDING TO INSPECTOR BILL KAYE, WHO USED THE HARNESS IN CONJUNCTION WITH HIS POLICE SERVICE DOG, ZORKO, THE ITEM WAS USED FOR TRACKING. HE SAID, "THIS WAS BASICALLY MY WORKING HARNESS. IT'S QUICK TO PUT ON; IT'S VELCRO..." THE HARNESS WAS BETTER THAN A COLLAR BECAUSE IT ALLOWED THE HEAD AND NECK TO REMAIN FREE, "THERE WAS NO OBSTRUCTION TO BREATHING. THIS STRAP ON THE FRONT HERE GOES ACROSS THE CHEST, JUST ABOVE THE SHOULDERS AND YOU PULL FROM THIS [RING] ON THE BACK OF THE [HARNESS]... SO YOU'RE NOT PULLING THE HEAD UP BECAUSE IT'S MPORTANT THAT THE DOG'S HEAD STAYS DOWN." THE HARNESS WAS MOST COMMONLY USED WITH THE TRACKING LEASH (P20080008005). FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE HISTORY OF ZORKO AND THE CANINE UNIT SEE P20080008001. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20080008009
Acquisition Date
2007-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
EMERGENCY VEHICLE LIGHT
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20080008011
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EMERGENCY VEHICLE LIGHT
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1985
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
25.3
Diameter
21.7
Description
EMERGENCY VEHICLE LIGHT, RED CLEAR PLASTIC DOME COVERS ROTATING LIGHT AND REFLECTORS. BASE OF LIGHT IS SILVER COLORED METAL WITH WIRING DEVICE UNDERNEATH. ONE SIDE OF BASE IS SMALL PLAQUE MARKED "DOMINION AUTO". MODEL NUMBER IS "357", VOLT IS "12" AND "D-009068". PLASTIC COVER MARKED "SAE-W3-72... DOMINION AUTO".
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
LIGHT WAS USED AS AN EMERGENCY SIGNAL LIGHT ON POLICE CARS IN THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20080008011
Acquisition Date
2007-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
U OF L LICENSE PLATE
Date Range From
1985
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19980048057
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
U OF L LICENSE PLATE
Date Range From
1985
Date Range To
1998
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Length
15.2
Width
30.3
Description
PLATE IS PRIMARILY WHITE, WITH BLUE LETTERING WHICH HAS AT THE TOP, "ALBERTA", THEN "U OF L", AND FINALLY AT THE BOTTOM, "WILD ROSE COUNTRY". THERE IS A SMALL RED WILD ROSE AT THE TOP RIGHT, BESIDE "ALBERTA".
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
EDUCATION
TRANSPORTATION
Catalogue Number
P19980048057
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
WHEEL WRENCH
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19780014000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WHEEL WRENCH
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
28.0
Description
SHAPED STATIONARY HEAD AT EACH END. BLACK. OCTAGONAL HEAD IS RAISED FROM MAIN BAR. BLACK.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
METALWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
USED TO TIGHTEN OR REMOVE BUGGY WHEEL NUT.
Catalogue Number
P19780014000
Acquisition Date
1969-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19672911000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
111.0
Description
POLAR BELL RIVETED TO LEATHER STRAP. "FLEUR-DE-LIS" AND SECOND FLORAL INSIGNIA ON BACK OF EACH RIVET. 2 BELLS APPEAR MISSING. BUCKLE AT ONE END.16 BELLS CONNECTED TO BELT.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG, 1894. SEE ATTACHED HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19672911000
Acquisition Date
1967-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19739367000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BRASS, LEATHER
No. Pieces
3
Length
216.0
Description
POLAR BELLS, BUCKLE TO FORM CIRCLE. BELT HAS BROKEN INTO 2 PIECES. 10 HOLES IN LEATHER INDICATE MISSING BELLS. LEATHER IS CRACKED. 2 BELLS EXIST SEPARATE FROM BELT. 21 BELLS CONNECTED TO BELT. LEATHER BELT HAS BUCKLE STRAP DOUBLE RIVETED AT OTHER END.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894.
Catalogue Number
P19739367000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19990035146
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL, GLASS
No. Pieces
2
Height
14.2
Length
30.5
Width
13.1
Description
TWO LAMPS ARE ALMOST IDENTICAL. RECTANGULAR. TWO OF THE FACES ARE BEVELED GLASS. "122" IS WRITTEN ON THE GLASS OF ONE OF THE LAMPS, "123" IS WRITTEN ON THE GLASS OF THE OTHER. A SMALL, ROUND, RED, GLASS REFLECTOR IS ON ANOTHER FACE, THAT OPENS TO ALLOW ACCESS TO AN ADJUSTABLE WICK. EMBOSSED ON THE KNOB THAT ADJUSTS THE WICK IS "M.B.CO. N.Y.". THE REMAINING FACE HAS A CYLINDER WITH AN ADJUSTABLE SCREW THROUGH IT. THE TOP OF EACH LAMP HAS RECTANGULAR HOLES FOR VENTILATION. THERE IS A SILVER METAL KNOB ON THE TOP OF EACH. EACH LAMP HAS A CYLINDRICAL STEM. THE LAMPS ARE PAINTED BLACK PAINT IS CHIPPING OFF.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
PEMMICAN CLUB INVENTORY IDENTIFIES THEM AS LAMPS FROM THE SIDES OF A COACH. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035146
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
FINGER HOOK
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1905
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19640015000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FINGER HOOK
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1905
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Length
66.4
Width
6.2
Description
HANDMADE SWIVEL HOOK SHACKLED, WITH A RING FOR HOLDING HOOK IN PLACE. ATTACHED TO ROD (BROKEN) MADE FROM 5.1 CM ROUND BAR. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
USED TO HOOK THE FRONT TEAM INTO A WAGON WITH 2 TEAMS. THE FRONT TEAM IS HOOKED ON WITH THE FINGER HOOK TO A DOUBLETREE. THE LARGE RING ON THE HOOK IS FASTENED TO THE FRONT OF THE WAGON TONGUE, & THE LONGER ROD (BROKEN) IS FASTENED TO THE REAR OF THE WAGON TONGUE.
Catalogue Number
P19640015000
Acquisition Date
1964-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19640101000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
OAK, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
68.6
Length
127.7
Width
21.6
Description
DOUBLE NECK YOKE. COLLARS HELD IN PLACE BY WOOD RETAINING PIN (ORIGINAL RETAINING PINS MISSING). CENTRE RING LOCKED IN PLACE WITH FIGURE 8 WASHER AND FLAT COTTER PIN.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
CANADA. *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. DONOR IS DECEASED, SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN.
Catalogue Number
P19640101000
Acquisition Date
1964-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TEAM WHIP
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, LEAD SHOT
Catalogue Number
P19640296000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEAM WHIP
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LEATHER, LEAD SHOT
No. Pieces
1
Length
14.0
Diameter
1.1
Description
COLORADO TYPE TEAM WHIP. SHOT LOADED HANDLE, STITCHED BUCKSKIN & OILED LEATHER. 8 BRAID LASH.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
TRANSPORTATION
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG, 1894-95.
Catalogue Number
P19640296000
Acquisition Date
1964-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CONCORD BLIND BRIDLE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19651446000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CONCORD BLIND BRIDLE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Description
SIZE: 2 CM 15.9 CM WIDE OVERCHECK BIT. TWO "BLINKERS". LEATHER, 10.5 CM (W) X 11.5 CM (L)
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
TRANSPORTATION
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894. COMMONLY USED ON FARM TEAMS.
Catalogue Number
P19651446000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, CELLULOID, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19651533000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LEATHER, CELLULOID, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
54.0
Width
5.7
Diameter
5.7-4.4
Description
FIVE CELULOID RINGS IN LEATHER CASING. STEEL BUCKLE AND HOOKS ON ENDS.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894.
Catalogue Number
P19651533000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN, STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19651534000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
TIN, STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
16.5
Diameter
4.1
Description
BLACK LACQUERED WOOD SOCKET.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
TRANSPORTATION
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894. USED USUALLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH BUGGIES & OTHER WHEELED TRANSPORT TO HOLD A TEAM WHIP WHEN NOT IN USE.
Catalogue Number
P19651534000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SHELAND PONY HAMES (PR)
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19694281000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHELAND PONY HAMES (PR)
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Length
51.0
Width
26.0
Description
PAINTED BLACK. .1 LOOSE RING ATTACHED TO SIDE OF NAME WITH A RIVETED HARD LEATHER LOOP. STEEL BAND ATTACHED AT MID SECTION. APPEARS TO HAVE HELD A LEATHER STRAP. .2 STEEL BAND ATTACHED A MIDDLE.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
COAL MINING
Catalogue Number
P19694281000
Acquisition Date
1969-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SHETLAND PONY HAMES (PR)
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19694282000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHETLAND PONY HAMES (PR)
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL, LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Length
49.0
Width
40.0
Description
BOTH PIECES HAVE 4 RINGS MOUNTED ON THEM. .1- LONG LEATHER STRAP WITH BUCKLE ATTACHED AT MID REGION. .2- LONG, BUCKLED LEATHER STRAP AFFIXED AT ONE END. MID REGION HAS A METAL BAR WITH LEATHER INSERT AFFIXED TO IT.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
COAL MINING
History
USED BY PONIES IN GALT MINES HAULING COAL CARTS.
Catalogue Number
P19694282000
Acquisition Date
1969-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SPREADER PR.
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, COPPER, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19705551000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SPREADER PR.
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BRASS, COPPER, LEATHER
No. Pieces
4
Description
.1 6.6 TO 4.4 (D) CM. RINGS. . 2 PCES. 4 BRASS RINGS & STAYS BETWEEN RINGS. 2 HAVE BEEN REPLACED WITH COPPER. 1 END MENDED WITH WHITE ADHESIVE TAPE LABELLED: "CENTS F.A.F" SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. .2 SAME AS .1. ALL STAYS HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY COPPER BUT ONE. DARKER LEATHER.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894 *UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING A RAZOR DONATED BY C. N. FRASER. RESEARCH USING THE GALT ARCHIVES AND THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVAL DATABASE FOUND THAT THE DONOR WAS CARL N. FRASER. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON MAY 3, 1991, FRASER WAS BORN IN BARRIE, ONTARIO IN 1906. HE ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1909 WHERE HE RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION. THE OBITUARY STATES, "CARL WAS EMPLOYED WITH THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE UNTIL RETIREMENT IN 1971." HE LOST HIS FIRST WIFE, FREDA MAY "QUEENIE" FRASER (NEE SHORTO), IN 1943. A LETHBRIDGE HERALD NEWS ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 26, 1943 DESCRIBES THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HER DEATH. THE COUPLE HAS THREE CHILDREN, ROBERT "BOB" BOYD, NEILSON "NEIL" MCGREGOR, AND MURIEL JEAN GOIAN. FRASER'S SECOND WIFE WAS NAMED SARAH "SADIE" FRASER. CARL N. FRASER PASSED AWAY IN ON MAY 1, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS. INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY WAS LEARNED FROM THE DONOR'S DAUGHTER, MURIEL GOIAN, DURING THE 2012 COLLECTIONS SURVEY OF MILITARY ARTIFACTS. FOR THAT INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672486000. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672476000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REFERENCED ABOVE AND CLIPPINGS FROM THE ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19705551000
Acquisition Date
1970-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PIGEON WING BLIND BRIDLE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738231000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIGEON WING BLIND BRIDLE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
5
Description
SIZE: 1. 15.9 SNAFFLE ON JOINED BIT. STEEL STUDMISSING FROM HEAD STALL. LEATHER HAS BEEN DYED BLACK. BRASS CAPS/STUDS MOUNTED ON LEATHER. TARNISHED. SOME ARE MISSING. 3 ADJUSTABLE BUCKLES ON BRIDLE. WHITE RESIDUE FOUND ON ITEM IN 2004.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894
Catalogue Number
P19738231000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STRAW, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19738621000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LEATHER, STRAW, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
12.8
Length
64.7
Width
52.1
Description
LEATHER IS ESPECIALLY DARK. PATTERN AT BOTTOM IS DETACHED ON ONE SIDE. BLACK LEATHER WITH BRASS DECORATION AT TOP. METAL BUCKLES. STRAW STUFFING. LEATHER SEWN. SEAM ALONG WIDTH PARTIALLY OPEN.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
Catalogue Number
P19738621000
Acquisition Date
1973-04
Collection
Museum
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