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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, BRASS, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20130012001
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
CARDBOARD, BRASS, METAL
No. Pieces
23
Height
8.3
Length
13.4
Width
3
Description
A. CARDBOARD BOX, BROWN PRINTED WITH YELLOW BACKGROUND, BLUE BORDERS AND IMAGES, AND BLUE TEXT, 13.4CM LONG X 3CM WIDE X 8.3CM TALL. FRONT OF BOX HAS FRONT HAS TEXT “ “SUPER-CLEAN, SMOKELESS, MADE IN CANADA BY, CANADIAN INDUSTRIES LIMITED, “DOMINION” AMMUNITION DIVISION, MONTREAL, CANADA” PRINTED WITH “C-I-L” LOGO. LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES OF BOX HAS WHITE TEXT PRINTED ON BLUE BACKGROUND “TWENTY “DOMINION” .303 BRITISH COPPER POINT” AND BLUE TEXT PRINTED ON YELLOW BACKGROUND “SMOKELESS, HIGH VELOCITY, 180 GRAIN BULLET, “SUPER-CLEAN””. BACK OF BOX HAS IMAGE OF BULLET WITH TEXT “DOMINION .303 BRITISH COPPER POINT” PRINTED ON IMAGE IN BLUE AND WHITE. FRONT OF BOX HAS TEXT “TWENTY .303 BRITISH, COPPER POINT, HIGH VELOCITY” IN WHITE ON BLUE BACKGROUND AROUND BULLET. BACK HAS BLUE TEXT ON YELLOW BACKGROUND “”SUPER-CLEAN”, SMOKELESS, THESE “SUPER-CLEAN” CARTRIDGES ARE GUARANTEED TO BE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY, POWERFUL, ACCURATE TO EXTREME RANGES AND “ALWAYS DEPENDABLE.” ALL “DOMINION” CARTRIDGES HAVE “SUPER-CLEAN” NON-MERCURIC PRIMING AND NON-FOULING BULLETS, WHICH KEEP THE RIFLE BORE IN PERFECT CONDITION. “MADE IN CANADA””. TOP OF BOX HAS BLUE TEXT ON YELLOW BACKGROUND, BESIDE “C-I-L” LOGO, “SUPER-CLEAN, ADAPTED TO, B.S.A., ROSS, LEE-METFORD, GIBBS, GREENER, REMINGTON, LEE-ENFIELD, AND WINCHESTER RIFLES., (WILL NOT INTERCHANGE WITH .303 SAVAGE)”. TOP HAS BLUE TEXT PRINTED ON INSIDE FLAP, “NOTE, BE SURE TO RETURN THIS CARTON WITH SAMPLE CARTRIDGE IF COMMUNICATING WITH US ON THE CONTENTS OF THIS PACKAGE. A SPECIAL TREATMENT OF THE NECK OF THESE CARTRIDGES PROTECTS THEM FROM DETERIORATION, ENSURES UNIFORM CRIMPING, GREATER ACCURACY AND LONGER LIFE.” INSIDE OF TOP FLAP HAS BLACK STAMPED TEXT “A.A.H.H.S., IP 51”. INSIDE OF TOP FLAP HAS BLACK RESIDUE FROM CARTRIDGES IN ROWS OF CIRCLES. INSIDE OF BOX IS BROWN CARDBOARD AND IS STAINED. OUTSIDE OF BOX IS STAINED WITH GREY; EDGES OF BOX ARE WORN AND FRAYED. BASE OF BOX HAS TEARS IN CARDBOARD AND CREASES AT CORNERS. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. B. BULLET, 7.8CM LONG X 1.4CM DIAMETER. BRASS JACKET WITH COPPER POINT; POINT HAS SILVER FINISHING. BASE OF CARTRIDGE HAS COPPER CIRCLE IN CENTER WITH ENGRAVED TEXT AROUND “DA, 1941, VII”. JACKET HAS THREE NARROW LINES ENGRAVED BELOW POINT. OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION. C. BULLET, 7.8CM LONG X 1.4CM DIAMETER. BRASS JACKET WITH COPPER POINT; POINT HAS SILVER FINISHING. BASE OF CARTRIDGE HAS COPPER CIRCLE IN CENTER WITH ENGRAVED TEXT AROUND “DA, 1941, VII”. JACKET HAS THREE NARROW LINES ENGRAVED BELOW POINT. OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION. D. BULLET, 7.8CM LONG X 1.4CM DIAMETER. BRASS JACKET WITH COPPER POINT; POINT HAS SILVER FINISHING. BASE OF CARTRIDGE HAS COPPER CIRCLE IN CENTER WITH ENGRAVED TEXT AROUND “DA, 1941, VII”. JACKET HAS THREE NARROW LINES ENGRAVED BELOW POINT. JACKET HAS MINOR DARK STAINING WITH FINGERPRINT IMPRESSIONS; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. E. BULLET, 7.8CM LONG X 1.4CM DIAMETER. BRASS JACKET WITH COPPER POINT; POINT HAS SILVER FINISHING. BASE OF CARTRIDGE HAS COPPER CIRCLE IN CENTER WITH ENGRAVED TEXT AROUND “DA, 1941, VII”. JACKET HAS THREE NARROW LINES ENGRAVED BELOW POINT. JACKET IS TARNISHED; OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION. F. BULLET, 7.8CM LONG X 1.4CM DIAMETER. BRASS JACKET WITH COPPER POINT; POINT HAS SILVER FINISHING. BASE OF CARTRIDGE HAS COPPER CIRCLE IN CENTER WITH ENGRAVED TEXT AROUND “DA, 1941, VII”. JACKET HAS THREE NARROW LINES ENGRAVED BELOW POINT. OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION. G. BULLET, 8CM LONG X 1.3CM DIAMETER. BRASS JACKET WITH COPPER POINT; POINT HAS COPPER FINISHING. BASE OF CARTRIDGE HAS CIRCLE CUT IN BASE THAT HAS RED AROUND EDGES; BASE HAS TEXT ENGRAVED “DOMINION .303 BRITISH”. POINT HAS LINE CUT AROUND TIP, AND POINT HAS GROOVES AROUND BASE ABOVE JACKET. OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION. H. BULLET, 7.8CM LONG X 1.4CM DIAMETER. BRASS JACKET WITH COPPER POINT; POINT HAS SILVER FINISHING. BASE OF CARTRIDGE HAS COPPER CIRCLE IN CENTER WITH ENGRAVED TEXT AROUND “DA, 1941, VII”. JACKET HAS THREE NARROW LINES ENGRAVED BELOW POINT. OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION. I. BULLET, 7.8CM LONG X 1.4CM DIAMETER. BRASS JACKET WITH COPPER POINT; POINT HAS SILVER FINISHING. BASE OF CARTRIDGE HAS COPPER CIRCLE IN CENTER WITH ENGRAVED TEXT AROUND “DA, 1941, VII”. JACKET HAS THREE NARROW LINES ENGRAVED BELOW POINT. JACKET SHOWS MINOR CORROSION AND TARNISHING; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. J. BULLET, 7.8CM LONG X 1.4CM DIAMETER. BRASS JACKET WITH COPPER POINT; POINT HAS SILVER FINISHING. BASE OF CARTRIDGE HAS COPPER CIRCLE IN CENTER WITH ENGRAVED TEXT AROUND “DA, 1941, VII”. JACKET HAS THREE NARROW LINES ENGRAVED BELOW POINT. JACKET HAS MINOR DARK STAINING WITH FINGERPRINT IMPRESSIONS; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. K. BULLET, 7.8CM LONG X 1.4CM DIAMETER. BRASS JACKET WITH COPPER POINT; POINT HAS SILVER FINISHING. BASE OF CARTRIDGE HAS COPPER CIRCLE IN CENTER WITH ENGRAVED TEXT AROUND “DA, 1941, VII”. JACKET HAS THREE NARROW LINES ENGRAVED BELOW POINT. JACKET SHOWS MINOR TARNISHING; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. L. BULLET, 8CM LONG X 1.3CM DIAMETER. BRASS JACKET WITH COPPER POINT; POINT HAS COPPER FINISHING. BASE OF CARTRIDGE HAS CIRCLE CUT IN BASE THAT HAS RED AROUND EDGES; BASE HAS TEXT ENGRAVED “DOMINION .303 BRITISH”. POINT HAS LINE CUT AROUND TIP, AND POINT HAS GROOVES AROUND BASE ABOVE JACKET. JACKET SHOWS MINOR TARNISHING AND CORROSION; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. M. BULLET, 8CM LONG X 1.3CM DIAMETER. BRASS JACKET WITH COPPER POINT; POINT HAS COPPER FINISHING. BASE OF CARTRIDGE HAS CIRCLE CUT IN BASE THAT HAS RED AROUND EDGES; BASE HAS TEXT ENGRAVED “DOMINION .303 BRITISH”. POINT HAS LINE CUT AROUND TIP, AND POINT HAS GROOVES AROUND BASE ABOVE JACKET. JACKET SHOWS MINOR TARNISHING AND CORROSION; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. N. CARDBOARD INSERT, 4.1CM LONG X 2.5CM WIDE. CARDBOARD PIECE WITH SLIT DOWN THE CENTER TO THE MIDDLE, WITH TWO ROUNDED POINTS ON EITHER SIDE OF SLIT. CARDBOARD IS STAINED BLACK; EDGES ARE WORN; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. O. CARDBOARD INSERT, 4.1CM LONG X 2.5CM WIDE. CARDBOARD PIECE WITH SLIT DOWN THE CENTER TO THE MIDDLE, WITH TWO ROUNDED POINTS ON EITHER SIDE OF SLIT. CARDBOARD IS STAINED BLACK; EDGES ARE WORN; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. P. CARDBOARD INSERT, 4.1CM LONG X 2.5CM WIDE. CARDBOARD PIECE WITH SLIT DOWN THE CENTER TO THE MIDDLE, WITH TWO ROUNDED POINTS ON EITHER SIDE OF SLIT. CARDBOARD IS STAINED BLACK; EDGES ARE WORN; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. Q. CARDBOARD INSERT, 4.1CM LONG X 2.5CM WIDE. CARDBOARD PIECE WITH SLIT DOWN THE CENTER TO THE MIDDLE, WITH TWO ROUNDED POINTS ON EITHER SIDE OF SLIT. CARDBOARD IS STAINED BLACK; EDGES ARE WORN; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. R. CARDBOARD INSERT, 4.1CM LONG X 2.5CM WIDE. CARDBOARD PIECE WITH SLIT DOWN THE CENTER TO THE MIDDLE, WITH TWO ROUNDED POINTS ON EITHER SIDE OF SLIT. CARDBOARD IS STAINED BLACK; EDGES ARE WORN; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. S. CARDBOARD INSERT, 4.1CM LONG X 2.5CM WIDE. CARDBOARD PIECE WITH SLIT DOWN THE CENTER TO THE MIDDLE, WITH TWO ROUNDED POINTS ON EITHER SIDE OF SLIT. CARDBOARD IS STAINED BLACK; EDGES ARE WORN; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. T. CARDBOARD INSERT, 4.1CM LONG X 2.5CM WIDE. CARDBOARD PIECE WITH SLIT DOWN THE CENTER TO THE MIDDLE, WITH TWO ROUNDED POINTS ON EITHER SIDE OF SLIT. CARDBOARD IS STAINED BLACK; EDGES ARE WORN; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. U. CARDBOARD INSERT, 4.1CM LONG X 2.5CM WIDE. CARDBOARD PIECE WITH SLIT DOWN THE CENTER TO THE MIDDLE, WITH TWO ROUNDED POINTS ON EITHER SIDE OF SLIT. CARDBOARD IS STAINED BLACK; EDGES ARE WORN; BASE OF SLIT HAS CREASE THAT RUNS DOWN FRONT OF CARDBOARD. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. V. CARDBOARD INSERT, 4.1CM LONG X 2.5CM WIDE. CARDBOARD PIECE WITH SLIT DOWN THE CENTER TO THE MIDDLE, WITH TWO ROUNDED POINTS ON EITHER SIDE OF SLIT. CARDBOARD IS STAINED BLACK; EDGES ARE WORN; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. W. CARDBOARD INSERT, 14CM LONG X 7.4CM WIDE. TOP OF INSERT HAS 9 SLITS WITH ROUNDED POINTS BETWEEN SLITS. CARDBOARD IS STAINED BLACK AND GREY ALONG POINTS ON FRONT AND BACK. FRONT HAS CREASE RUNNING FROM SLIT TO LOWER EDGE ON LEFT SIDE; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
THE AMMUNITION, COLLECTED DIRECTLY FROM THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE, WAS OWNED AND DONATED BY LEON SALLENBACK OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. SALLENBACK MADE HIS CAREER IN THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY, BUT IN THE EARLY 1950S HAD DREAMS OF BEING “THE GREAT WHITE HUNTER”. SALLENBACK REALIZED, UPON PURCHASE OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION, THAT HE COULD NOT “HIT THE BROAD SIDE OF A BARN”. THE AMMUNITION WAS NOT USED. IN AN EMAIL WITH CATHY FLEXHAUG OF THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL POLICE SERVICES, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN LEARNED THAT SALLENBACK AND HIS WIFE WERE DOWNSIZING AT THE TIME OF DONATION. SALLENBACK HAD THE AMMUNITION FOR 40 YEARS AND HAD NOT TOUCHED IT, AND TODAY COULD NOT USE IT EVEN IF HE WANTED TO. FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING COPIES OF THE EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20130012001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20130012001
Acquisition Date
2013-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, BRASS, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20130012002
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
CARDBOARD, BRASS, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.6
Length
6.9
Width
3
Description
CARDBOARD AMMUNITION BOX WITH 49 CARTRIDGES INSIDE. BOX IS BROWN CARDBOARD ON THE INSIDE, WITH OUTSIDE PRINTED YELLOW WITH BLUE BORDERS AND TEXT. BOX LID HAS TEXT “.22 LONG, SMOKELESS, DRY LUBRICATED BULLETS” BESIDE IMAGE OF A BULLET WITH “.22 LONG” PRINTED ON IMAGE. TEXT BELOW IMAGE, “SUPER-CLEAN” IN WHITE ON BLUE BACKGROUND BESIDE “C-I-L” LOGO, WITH TEXT BELOW “MADE IN CANADA BY, CANADIAN INDUSTRIES LIMITED, “DOMINION” AMMUNITION DIVISION, MONTREAL, CANADA”. LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES HAVE BLUE TEXT ON YELLOW BACKGROUND, “SUPER-CLEAN, .22 LONG, 50 R.F., SMOKELESS” AND “C-I-L” LOGO. FRONT OF BOX HAS BLUE TEXT ON YELLOW BACKGROUND “THESE CARTRIDGES ARE PRIMED WITH “SUPER-CLEAN” NON-RUSTING PRIMING. IF THE RIFLE HAS FIRST BEEN THOROUGHLY CLEANED AS “DOMINION” “SUPER-CLEAN” .22’S ARE USED EXCLUSIVELY, THEY WILL NOT RUST OR CORRODE THE BORE.” BACK HAS HANDWRITTEN TEXT IN BLACK INK “76, 305” AND BLUE TEXT PRINTED ON YELLOW BACKGROUND “MADE IN CANADA BY, CANADIAN INDUSTRIES LIMITED, “DOMINION” AMMUNITION DIVISION, MONTREAL, CANADA”. TOP FLAP HAS BLUE TEXT PRINTED ON INSIDE “DANGEROUS WITHIN ONE MILE”. BOX IS WORN AT EDGES AND FADED; TOP FLAP HAS TEARS ON RIGHT SIDE, AND HEAVY WEAR AT LOWER EDGE.TOP FLAP IS CREASED ALONG LOWER LEFT CORNER; FRONT OF BOX IS STAINED WITH BLACK. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. CARTRIDGES INSIDE BOX ARE COMPRISED OF BRASS JACKET AND GREY POINT. JACKET HAS ENGRAVED “D” ON BASE; POINT OF CARTRIDGES HAVE THREE RINGS ENGRAVED ABOVE JACKET. CARTRIDGES OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
THE AMMUNITION, COLLECTED DIRECTLY FROM THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE, WAS OWNED AND DONATED BY LEON SALLENBACK OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. SALLENBACK MADE HIS CAREER IN THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY, BUT IN THE EARLY 1950S HAD DREAMS OF BEING “THE GREAT WHITE HUNTER”. SALLENBACK REALIZED, UPON PURCHASE OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION, THAT HE COULD NOT “HIT THE BROAD SIDE OF A BARN”. THE AMMUNITION WAS NOT USED. IN AN EMAIL WITH CATHY FLEXHAUG OF THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL POLICE SERVICES, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN LEARNED THAT SALLENBACK AND HIS WIFE WERE DOWNSIZING AT THE TIME OF DONATION. SALLENBACK HAD THE AMMUNITION FOR 40 YEARS AND HAD NOT TOUCHED IT, AND TODAY COULD NOT USE IT EVEN IF HE WANTED TO. FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING COPIES OF THE EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20130012001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20130012002
Acquisition Date
2013-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, BRASS, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20130012003
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
CARDBOARD, BRASS, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
13
Height
11.6
Length
10.8
Width
6.6
Description
A. CARDOARD TOP, 10.3CM LONG X 6.3CM WIDE. TOP FLAP OF CARDBOARD BOX; BROWN INSIDE WITH RED, YELLOW, AND BLACK TEXT AND BACKGROUND PRINTED ON TOP. TOP HAS RED BORDER ALONG UPPER EDGE WITH WHITE TEXT “CANUCK HEAVY LOAD” AND BLACK TEXT BELOW “12 GAUGE, 2 5/8 INCH, 25 SHOT SHELLS”. TOP HAS RED “C-I-L” LOGO PRINTED. TEXT BELOW PRINTED IN BOXES WITH BLACK BORDERS, FIRST BOX HAS RED BACKGROUND AND WHITE TEXT “HEAVY LOAD” AND BLACK TEXT INSIDE NEXT THREE BOXES, “OZ SHOT 1 1/8”, “SIZE OF SHOT, 5 HS”, “CODE DN, IA H6XX”. FRONT FLAP HAS BLACK TEXT PRINTED “NOTE, BE SURE TO RETURN THIS BOX WITH SAMPLE CARTRIDGE IS COMMUNICATING WITH US CONCERNING THE CONTENTS OF THIS PACKAGE. 128 P63”. BACK OF CARDBOARD HAS LOSS IN UPPER RIGHT CORNER; FLAP IS CREASED FRONT AND BACK AND WORN AT EDGES; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. B. CARDBOARD AMMUNITION BOX, 10.8CM LONG X 6.6CM WIDE X 11.6CM TALL. FRONT OF BOX PRINTED WITH RED AND BLACK IMAGE OF A SHOTGUN SHELL, AND RED BORDER ALOG TOP EDGE WITH WHITE TEXT “CANUCK HEAVY LOAD”; FRONT HAS BLACK TEXT BESIDE IMAGE “2 5/8 12 GAUGE, “SUPER-CLEAN”, “DOMINION” AMMUNITION” WITH RED “C-I-L- PRINTED; LOWER EDGE OF FRONT HAS RED BORDER WITH WHITE TEXT “WATERPROOFED, FINISHED IN “DUCO””. LEFT SIDE OF BOX HAS RED BORDERS AT TOP AND LOWER EDGE WITH WHITE TEXT PRINTED ON BORDERS, AND BLACK TEXT PRINTED BETWEEN BORDERS, TEXT “”DOMINION”, BACKED BY MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY OF EXPERIENCE IN MANUFACTURING AMMUNITION FOR CANADIAN SPORTSMEN…” WITH COMPANY STATEMENT ON QUALITY. RIGHT SIDE OF BOX HAS RED BORDERS AT TOP AND LOWER EDGE WITH WHITE TEXT PRINTED ON BORDERS, AND BLACK TEXT PRINTED BETWEEN BORDERS; TEXT “”CANUCK”, 12 GAUGE, 2 5/8 INCH, HEAVY LOAD SHOT SHELLS, CHOICE OF SHOT SIZES 2,4,5,6, 7 1/2, BB…” WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SHOT SIZES AND PURPOSES, AND “CAUTION, DO NOT USE THESE SHELLS EXCEPT IN GUNS DESIGNED FOR USE WITH MODERN HEAVY LOAD SMOKELESS POWDER SHOT SHELLS…” AND STORING INSTRUCTIONS. BACK OF BOX HAS BLACK TEXT PRINTED IN BOX WITH RED BORDERS; TEXT “”CANUCK”, CANADA’S MOST POPULAR SHOT SHELL, IDEAL FOR THE SPORTSMAN WHO DESIRES A MODERATELY-PRICED “ALL-PURPOSE” SHOT SHELL, THE “CANUCK” HAS BEEN CANADA’S FAVOURITE FOR MORE THAN TWENTY-FIVE YEARS…” WITH DETAILS ON FEATURES OF THE SHELLS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE WITH FIREARMS. BASE OF BOX HAS RED BORDER ALONG TOP WITH WHITE TEXT PRINTED “CNUCK HEAVY LOAD”; BASE HAS BLACK TEXT PRINTED “12 GAUGE 2 5/8 INCH, 25 SHELL SHOTS, MADE IN CANADA BY, CANADIAN INDUSTRIES LIMITED, AMMUNITION DIVISION, MONTREAL, CANADA”. TOP FLAPS OVER BOX OPENING PRINTED WITH BLACK TEXT; LEFT FLAP HAS TEXT “WARNING: IT IS DANGEROUS TO PLACE: 16 GAUGE SHELLS IN 10 GAUGE GUNS, 20 GAUGE SHELLS IN 12 GAUGE GUNS, 28 GAUGE SHELLS IN 16 OR 20 GAUGE GUNS.”; RIGHT FLAP HAS TEXT “BECAUSE: THE SMALLER SHELL WILL PASS THROUGH THE CHAMBER AND LODGE IN THE BARREL. IF, WITH THE BARREL THUS OBSTRUCTED, ANOTHER SHELL IS FIRED IN IT, THE BARREL MAY BURST WITH POSSIBLE SERIOUS INJURY TO THE SHOOTER AND BY-STANDERS. BEFORE LOADING YOUR GUN MAKE SURE THE BARREL IS NOT OBSTRUCTED.” INSIDE OF BOX IS STAINED BLACK AND GREY; FRONT OF BOX HAS GREY SQUARE PENCIL DRAWINGS; RIGHT SIDE OF BOX HAS HANDWRITTEN TEXT IN BLUE INK “20347.5, 20230, 117”. BOX IS WORN AT EDGES AND CREASED; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. C. SHOTGUN SHELL, 6CM LONG X 2.2CM DIAMETER. SHELL HAS MARBLED RED CASING WITH BRASS BASE; BASE HAS CIRCLE ENGRAVED IN MIDDLE; BASE HAS ENGRAVED TEXT ALONG EDGES “DOMINION NO 12 CANUCK, MADE IN CANADA”. TOP OF SHELL IS OPEN TO SHOW WOODEN COVER; COVER PRINTED WITH BLACK TEXT “HEAVY LOAD, 5, SMOKELESS”. CASING IS WORN; BASE IS SCRATCHED AND TARNISHED; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. D. SHOTGUN SHELL, 6CM LONG X 2.2CM DIAMETER. SHELL HAS MARBLED RED CASING WITH BRASS BASE; BASE HAS CIRCLE ENGRAVED IN MIDDLE; BASE HAS ENGRAVED TEXT ALONG EDGES “DOMINION NO 12 CANUCK, MADE IN CANADA”. TOP OF SHELL IS OPEN TO SHOW WOODEN COVER; COVER PRINTED WITH BLACK TEXT “HEAVY LOAD, 5, SMOKELESS”. CASING IS WORN; BASE HAS MINOR SCRATCHING; OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION. E. SHOTGUN SHELL, 6CM LONG X 2.2CM DIAMETER. SHELL HAS MARBLED RED CASING WITH BRASS BASE; BASE HAS CIRCLE ENGRAVED IN MIDDLE; BASE HAS ENGRAVED TEXT ALONG EDGES “DOMINION NO 12 CANUCK, MADE IN CANADA”. TOP OF SHELL IS OPEN TO SHOW WOODEN COVER; COVER PRINTED WITH BLACK TEXT “HEAVY LOAD, 5, SMOKELESS”. CASING IS WORN; BASE IS SCRATCHED AND TARNISHED; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. F. SHOTGUN SHELL, 6CM LONG X 2.2CM DIAMETER. SHELL HAS MARBLED RED CASING WITH BRASS BASE; BASE HAS CIRCLE ENGRAVED IN MIDDLE; BASE HAS ENGRAVED TEXT ALONG EDGES “DOMINION NO 12 CANUCK, MADE IN CANADA”. TOP OF SHELL IS OPEN TO SHOW WOODEN COVER; COVER PRINTED WITH BLACK TEXT “HEAVY LOAD, 5, SMOKELESS”. CASING IS WORN; BASE HAS MINOR SCRATCHING; OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION. G. SHOTGUN SHELL, 6CM LONG X 2.2CM DIAMETER. SHELL HAS MARBLED RED CASING WITH BRASS BASE; BASE HAS CIRCLE ENGRAVED IN MIDDLE; BASE HAS ENGRAVED TEXT ALONG EDGES “DOMINION NO 12 CANUCK, MADE IN CANADA”. TOP OF SHELL IS OPEN TO SHOW WOODEN COVER; COVER PRINTED WITH BLACK TEXT “HEAVY LOAD, 5, SMOKELESS”. CASING IS WORN; OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION. H. SHOTGUN SHELL, 6CM LONG X 2.2CM DIAMETER. SHELL HAS MARBLED RED CASING WITH BRASS BASE; BASE HAS CIRCLE ENGRAVED IN MIDDLE; BASE HAS ENGRAVED TEXT ALONG EDGES “DOMINION NO 12 CANUCK, MADE IN CANADA”. TOP OF SHELL IS OPEN TO SHOW WOODEN COVER; COVER PRINTED WITH BLACK TEXT “HEAVY LOAD, 5, SMOKELESS”. CASING IS WORN; BASE IS TARNISHED; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. I. SHOTGUN SHELL, 6CM LONG X 2.2CM DIAMETER. SHELL HAS MARBLED RED CASING WITH BRASS BASE; BASE HAS CIRCLE ENGRAVED IN MIDDLE; BASE HAS ENGRAVED TEXT ALONG EDGES “DOMINION NO 12 CANUCK, MADE IN CANADA”. TOP OF SHELL IS OPEN TO SHOW WOODEN COVER; COVER PRINTED WITH BLACK TEXT “HEAVY LOAD, 5, SMOKELESS”. CASING IS WORN; OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION. J. SHOTGUN SHELL, 6CM LONG X 2.2CM DIAMETER. SHELL HAS MARBLED RED CASING WITH BRASS BASE; BASE HAS CIRCLE ENGRAVED IN MIDDLE; BASE HAS ENGRAVED TEXT ALONG EDGES “DOMINION NO 12 CANUCK, MADE IN CANADA”. TOP OF SHELL IS OPEN TO SHOW WOODEN COVER; COVER PRINTED WITH BLACK TEXT “HEAVY LOAD, 5, SMOKELESS”. CASING IS WORN; BASE HAS MINOR SCRATCHING; OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION. K. SHOTGUN SHELL, 6CM LONG X 2.2CM DIAMETER. SHELL HAS MARBLED RED CASING WITH BRASS BASE; BASE HAS CIRCLE ENGRAVED IN MIDDLE; BASE HAS ENGRAVED TEXT ALONG EDGES “DOMINION NO 12 CANUCK, MADE IN CANADA”. TOP OF SHELL IS OPEN TO SHOW WOODEN COVER; COVER PRINTED WITH BLACK TEXT “HEAVY LOAD, 5, SMOKELESS”. CASING IS WORN; BASE HAS MINOR SCRATCHING; OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION. L. SHOTGUN SHELL, 6CM LONG X 2.2CM DIAMETER. SHELL HAS MARBLED RED CASING WITH BRASS BASE; BASE HAS CIRCLE ENGRAVED IN MIDDLE; BASE HAS ENGRAVED TEXT ALONG EDGES “DOMINION NO 12 CANUCK, MADE IN CANADA”. TOP OF SHELL IS OPEN TO SHOW WOODEN COVER; COVER PRINTED WITH BLACK TEXT “HEAVY LOAD, 5, SMOKELESS”. CASING IS WORN; BASE HAS MINOR SCRATCHING; OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION. M. CARDBOARD FLAP, 3.4CM LONG X 2CM WIDE. FLAP DETACHED FROM BOX; FLAP HAS FLAT EDGE AT BASE AND ROUNDED TOP. EDGES ARE WORN AND FLAP HAS CREASE ACROSS THE MIDDLE; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
THE AMMUNITION, COLLECTED DIRECTLY FROM THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE, WAS OWNED AND DONATED BY LEON SALLENBACK OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. SALLENBACK MADE HIS CAREER IN THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY, BUT IN THE EARLY 1950S HAD DREAMS OF BEING “THE GREAT WHITE HUNTER”. SALLENBACK REALIZED, UPON PURCHASE OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION, THAT HE COULD NOT “HIT THE BROAD SIDE OF A BARN”. THE AMMUNITION WAS NOT USED. IN AN EMAIL WITH CATHY FLEXHAUG OF THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL POLICE SERVICES, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN LEARNED THAT SALLENBACK AND HIS WIFE WERE DOWNSIZING AT THE TIME OF DONATION. SALLENBACK HAD THE AMMUNITION FOR 40 YEARS AND HAD NOT TOUCHED IT, AND TODAY COULD NOT USE IT EVEN IF HE WANTED TO. FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING COPIES OF THE EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20130012001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20130012003
Acquisition Date
2013-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CONTAINER WITH .38 SPECIAL ROUNDS
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, NICKEL, LEAD
Catalogue Number
P20130005002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CONTAINER WITH .38 SPECIAL ROUNDS
Date
1982
Materials
PLASTIC, NICKEL, LEAD
No. Pieces
8
Height
8.5
Diameter
4
Description
.A – CLEAR PLASTIC, CYLINDRICAL CONTAINER. HANDWRITTEN TEXT IN BLACK MARKER ON OUTSIDE OF CONTAINER READS “REMOVED FROM WEAPON FIRED BY CST BRUNEAU SER.#C-808798 82-07-09 4PM” AND A SIGNATURE. CONTAINER IS SCUFFED AND WRITING IS WORN AND FADED IN SOME AREAS. OVERALL GOOD CONDITION. 8.5 X 4 X 4 .B – ROUND WHITE PLASTIC LID WITH TAB ON BOTTOM EDGE. VERY GOOD CONDITION. 1 X 4.1 X 4.1 .C - .F – AMMUNITION ROUNDS, CYLINDRICAL NICKEL CASINGS CAPPED WITH LEAD TIPS. EMBOSSED TEXT ON BOTTOMS READS “W-W SUPER 38 SPL + P”. VERY GOOD CONDITION. 4 X 1.25 X 1.25 .G - .H – CYLINDRICAL METAL CASINGS, HOLLOW. EMBOSSED TEXT ON BOTTOMS READS “W-W SUPER 38 SPL + P”. VERY GOOD CONDITION. 3.25 X 1.25 X 1.25
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
CONTAINER
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
THESE BULLETS ARE FROM THE REVOLVER THAT WAS USED BY THE DONOR, CONSTABLE LEON BRUNEAU, DURING HIS CAREER WITH THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE FORCE (P20130005001). COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED BRUNEAU ABOUT HIS POLICE WORK AND THE WEAPON ON OCTOBER 8, 2009 AND APRIL 4, 2013. BRUNEAU SAID: “THERE WAS SOMETHING IN THE PAPER ABOUT [THE LETHBRIDGE AUXILIARY POLICE]. THIS INTERESTED ME BECAUSE… I HAD BEEN WORKING FOR A PRIVATE INVESTIGATION [BUREAU] AS A SECURITY GUARD UP IN CALGARY … [SO] I THOUGHT I’D TRY THIS AUXILIARY POLICE THING AND SEE WHAT COMES OUT OF IT… I DIDN’T KNOW [THE POLICE FORCE] WERE PLANNING TO TAKE RECRUITS OUT OF THE AUXILIARY… I WAS 29 YEARS OLD [WHEN I WAS] SWORN IN… THE FIRST GUN I WAS ISSUED… WAS AN OLD MILITARY 38 THAT HAD BEEN BORED OUT… TO ACCEPT .38 SPECIAL AMMUNITION, BUT THE .38 CALIBER HOLES ARE A LITTLE BIT BIGGER THAN THE .38 SPECIALS… SO IT RATTLED AROUND IN THERE AND IT WAS AN UNSAFE THING… AS SOON AS JIM TUTTLE QUIT [IN 1965/66] I WAS IN [SERGEANT] ALBERT HACKETT’S OFFICE LIKE A SHOT. [HIS] WAS A NEW GUN AND WAS THE ONLY .38 SPECIAL WITH A ROUND BUTT, AND I WANTED IT… [HACKETT] GOT IT FOR ME AND I CARRIED IT UNTIL I RETIRED… [IT’S] THE GUN I HAD IN ’82 WHEN WE HAD THE SHOOTOUT… [THESE ARE] THE CARTRIDGE CASES AND THE FOUR UNFIRED ONES THAT CAME OUT OF MY GUN THAT DAY.” BRUNEAU CONTINUED: “THE REVOLVER ACTUALLY SAVED MY LIFE AT ONE TIME, BECAUSE IF I HADN’T FIRED IT, I MIGHT NOT BE HERE… IN JULY 1982… I WAS IN THE STATION [AT 5TH S AND 5TH AVE SOUTH] AND WE HEARD A COMMOTION, A SHOT, AND A SECOND SHOT… HOW [THE PRISONER] MIKE FRANK GOT A HOLD OF [OFFICER DARCY MURRAY’S] GUN, I DON’T KNOW. HAD WE HAD ANY WARNING ABOUT HOW VIOLENT THIS YOUNG MAN WAS, THERE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE THAN ONE POLICEMAN DOWN THERE… [MURRAY WAS SHOT] THROUGH HIS ARM… WAYNE JOHNSON WAS ON THE DESK AND HE SAW THE COMMOTION ON THE CLOSED CIRCUIT TV AND WENT RUNNING DOWN THE STAIRS AND TOOK A BULLET RIGHT ABOVE HIS BODY ARMOUR [IN HIS NECK]… FRANK CAME RUNNING UP THE STAIRS… [SERGEANT] BUTCH LEE FIRED AT HIM [AND] HE RAN OUT THE FRONT DOOR… UP 5TH STREET TO 6TH AVENUE, AND WE CHASED HIM… AS HE WAS CROSSING [THE STREET] HE MADE A GRAB FOR A LITTLE OLD LADY… AND THEN HE FIRED A SHOT… BUTCH LEE AND I WERE THE FIRST ONES THERE… I THOUGHT ‘OK, WELL I’LL SHOOT HIS SHOULDER’ BUT I JUST GRAZED HIS SHOULDER, AND BUTCH FIRED FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE AND MIKE FRANK WENT DOWN… [THEN] HE CAME UP SHOOTING… I FIGURED, ‘HE MISSED ME THIS TIME BUT HE MAY NOT MISS ME NEXT TIME, SO I BETTER SHOOT’. SO I DID. I WENT A COUPLE OF BUTTONS DOWN ON HIS SHIRT AND SQUEEZED OFF A SHOT AND HE WENT DOWN, AND THEN I HEARD A LOT OF GUNFIRE… AFTERWARDS WE FOUND OUT THERE WAS ELEVEN BULLET HOLES IN HIM… IN THAT NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPH [PUBLISHED IN THE JULY 10, 1982 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD] I WAS STANDING THERE TALKING ON THE RADIO AFTER IT, AND HE WAS STRETCHED OUT ON THE STREET.” BRUNEAU CONCLUDED: “IT WENT THROUGH MY HEAD, PRIOR TO THIS, ‘IF I WAS CONFRONTED WITH A SITUATION LIKE THIS, COULD I ACTUALLY SHOOT SOMEONE WITH THE INTENTION OF KILLING HIM?’ AND I FOUND OUT I COULD… THAT WAS ONLY THE SECOND TIME THAT I ACTUALLY HAD TO DRAW MY FIREARM… I DON’T THINK [THE INCIDENT] ACTUALLY CHANGED ANYTHING IN TERMS OF MY STATUS AS A POLICEMAN. I JUST KEPT ON DOING MY JOB… I BOUGHT THE GUN FOR $50 WHEN I RETIRED [IN 1990]. THE DEPARTMENT SENT IT AWAY TO VANCOUVER, HAD IT ALL REFURBISHED AND HAD MY ENLISTMENT DATE, MY NAME, EVERYTHING ENGRAVED AND FILLED IN WITH GOLD.” FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS, AND COPIES OF RELATED NEWSPAPER ARTICLES AND BRUNEAU’S DEPARTMENTAL COMMENDATION FOR HIS ACTIONS DURING THE SHOOTOUT, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20130005002
Acquisition Date
2013-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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CARTRIDGE, CENTER-FIRE

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Other Name
LINKED LIVE AMMUNITION 50 CAL. ROUNDS
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, COPPER
Catalogue Number
P20110017002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LINKED LIVE AMMUNITION 50 CAL. ROUNDS
Date
1951
Materials
BRASS, COPPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
13.9
Length
9.1
Width
2.0
Description
THREE .50 CALIBER ROUNDS. BRASS CASINGS WITH COPPER BULLETS HELD TOGETHER WITH STEEL LINKS. STAMPED ON THE SIDES OF THE LINKS ARE, “I5,” “I5,” I1.” ENGRAVED ON THE END OF EACH CASING IS, “TW, 51.” VARIOUS SCRATCHING AND DISCOLOURATION ON CASINGS AND BULLETS.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR LEONARD KENT ISAACSON, “50 CALIBER ROUNDS ARE USED IN HEAVY MACHINE GUNS IN LARGE BOMBERS AND SPITFIRES. THEY HAVE A 2-3 MILE RANGE AND CAUSE MORE DAMAGE THAN THE ROUNDS USED BY LITTLE MACHINE GUNS. THEY ARE STILL USED TODAY AND WERE USED THROUGHOUT WWII IN ENGLAND, U.S.A. AND CANADA.” *UPDATE* COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN SPOKE TO LOCAL AMMUNITION COLLECTOR DUANE KING RELATIVE TO ACCESSION P20110017002, LINKED .50 CAL AMMUNITION; LEARNING ITS, “TW” AND “51” MARKS MEANT TWIN CITIES AMMUNITION PLANT AND THE YEAR 1951 RESPECTIVELY. THE DATE MARK 1951, THEREFORE LEADS MACLEAN TO BELIEVE THAT THE AMMUNITION IS NOT, AS EARLIER BELIEVED, TO BE PART OF HIS SERVICE AS HE WAS DISCHARGED IN 1945. *UPDATE* AT THE TIME OF DONATION, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH MADE CONTACT WITH SERGEANT GOULD AT THE CANADIAN FORCES BASE, ARMORED TRAINING UNIT IN SUFFIELD ALBERTA. SGT. GOULD INFORMED STAFF THAT IN ORDER TO RENDER THE AMMUNITION INERT, IT IS NECESSARY TO FIRE THE ROUNDS, DRILL HOLES IN THEM AND STAMP THEM. HIS RECOMMENDATION WAS TO DISPOSE OF THEM THROUGH JOINT TASK FORCE IN EDMONTON. FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING SERVICE RECORDS AND A TRANSCRIBED INTERVIEW, SEE THIS DONATION'S PERMANENT FILE, ASSOCIATED RECORD P20110017001, THE EARLIER DONATIONS OF: ISAACSON’S RCAF SERVICE DRESS UNIFORM - P20100025001, ISAACSON’S FLIGHT HELMET BY GREEN ACRES’ PEMMICAN LODGE - P20090012000, AND THE LATER DONATION OF HIS MEDAL GROUPING - P20100043001.
Catalogue Number
P20110017002
Acquisition Date
2011-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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MISSILE, SURFACE-TO-AIR

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/artifact12475
Other Name
JAVELIN TRAINER SET
Date Range From
1992
Date Range To
2005
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20060013000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAVELIN TRAINER SET
Date Range From
1992
Date Range To
2005
Materials
METAL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
15
Height
245.0
Length
141.0
Width
128.0
Description
A. TARGET SELECTION UNIT. ARMY GREEN BOX, STENCILED YELLOW TEXT ON SIDE OF BOX READS, “PART OF SET NO. 24 (S15).” HANDLES ON EITHER SIDE OF BOX. BOX OPENS AND LID DETACHES. HEIGHT , LENGTH ,WIDTH . 1. BOX. UPPER FACE OF TARGET SELECTION UNIT HAS NUMEROUS KNOBS AND BUTTONS. LCD SCREEN ON UPPER RIGHT OF FACE WHERE DATA OUTPUTS GIVEN. BLACK METAL PLATE ON UPPER LEFT OF FACE READS, “SHORT, TARGET SELECTION UNIT S/A, N.S.NO. 6920-99-722-2100, SER. NO. 302416, YR 1995, WT 16.3KGS.” 7 METAL CAPPED CONNECTOR BASES ALONG BOTTOM. HEIGHT 33.0, LENGTH 42.7, WIDTH 31.5. 2. LID. TOP INNER SURFACE OF LID IS A FLAP. THREE COLUMNS OF LIVE TERMINALS ON FLAP. TWO WING NUTS ON UPPER SECTION RELEASE LOCKING MECHANISM, AND FLAP OPENS TO REVEAL FIVE STORED CABLE ASSAYS. HEIGHT 15.0, LENGTH 42.7, WIDTH 31.5. 3. CABLE BLACK CABLE WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS ON BOTH ENDS. ONE END CONNECTED TO UNDERSIDE OF AIMING UNIT, WHITE TAG NEAR THIS END READS, “ AIMING UNIT. OTHER END CONNECTED INTO “LAUNCHER” TERMINAL OF TARGET SELECTION UNIT, WHITE TAG NEAR THIS END READS, “TARGET SELECTION UNIT. MIDWAY ALONG CABLE IS ATTACHED CARABINNER AND WHITE TAG READING, “S8-81-948XAA, NSNO 6920-99-742-8839. LENGTH 462, DIAMETER 4.5. 4. CABLE. BLACK SUPPLY CABLE WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS ON EITHER END. PINK TAPE WRAPPED AROUND CABLE NEAR BOTH END. BOTH ENDS HAVE METAL CAP WITH CHAINS THAT ATTACH TO THE CABLE. LENGTH 460.5, DIAMETER 3.7 5. BATTERY CABLE. BLACK CABLE WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AT ONE END AND THREE BLADE CONNECTORS AT OTHER END. ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAS METAL LID ATTACHED TO CABLE VIA CHAIN, AND TWO YELLOWED WHITE TAGS TAPED NEAR END, ONE READS, “6920-99-630-0640,” AND THE OTHER READS, “SHB 891.” THREE BLADE CONNECTORS AT OTHER END WITH COLOURED TAPE WRAPPED AROUND CORDS, COLOURS BLACK, GREEN, AND RED. ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ATTACHES TO BATTERY LINK CABLE. LENGTH 93, DIAMETER 3.7. 6. BATTERY LINK CABLE. BLACK CABLE WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AT EACH END. PINK TAPE WRAPPED AROUND CABLE NEAR BOTH ENDS AND IN MIDDLE. TWO METAL CAPS ON CHAINS ATTACHED TO CABLE VIA RINGS, WHICH ARE ALLOWED TO MOVE FREELY ALONG LENGTH OF CABLE. ONE END OF BATTER LINK CONNECTED TO 24V OUTPUT OF TARGET SELECTION UNIT. OTHER END CONNECTED TO BATTERY CABLE. LENGTH 138.2, DIAMETER 2.7. 7. CABLE. BLACK CABLE WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AT ONE END AND FOUR ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS AT OTHER END. CABLE RUNS FROM TARGET SELECTION UNIT TO SCOPE. WHITE TAG NEAR SINGLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR END READS, “TARGET SELECTION UNIT,” AND TAG FURTHER DOWN CABLE READS, “DSD 0054, 58-81-1110XABXC.” METAL CAP ON CHAIN ATTACHED TO CABLE VIA RING, WHICH IS ALLOWED TO MOVE FREELY ALONG LENGTH OF CABLE. CABLE BRANCHES AT OTHER END INTO TWO ONE-PIN PLUG CONNECTORS, ONE LABELED, “Y INPUT,” AND THE OTHER LABELED, “X INPUT.” TWO PINK WIRES EMERGE FROM BRANCHING POINT, ENDING IN RED AND BLACK ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS LABELED, “BRIGHTNESS,” AND, “GROUND,” RESPECTIVELY. LENGTH 172.5, DIAMETER 2.7. 8. CABLE BLACK, YELLOW AND RED CABLE WITH BLADE CONNECTORS ON EITHER END. UNKNOWN WHERE CABLE WAS USED. WHITE TAG ON MIDDLE OF CABLE READS, “6920-99-630-0641.” LENGTH 37.8, DIAMETER 2.6. 9. ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR CONNECTOR HAS BEEN SEVERED FROM ITS CABLE. BLUE PLASTIC WIRE SHEATH EVIDENT ON ONE END, OTHER END IS FEMALE WITH THREE SLOTS LABELLED A, B, AND C. UNKNOWN HOW THIS ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WAS USED. LENGTH 3.7, DIAMETER 2.4. B. AIMING UNIT. COMPRISED OF TWO MAIN PARTS, THE OPTICAL-HEAD (UPPER COMPONENT) AND CONTROL UNIT (LOWER COMPONENT). BOTH PARTS ARMY GREEN AND ROUGHLY BOX-SHAPED. SEMICIRCULAR CUTAWAY ON CONTROL UNIT WHICH ALLOWS AIMING UNIT TO REST ON MISSILE FIRING TUBE. FRONT SIDE OF AIMING UNIT WITH LENS COVERED WITH RED TAPE. SIDE HAS STENCILED YELLOW AND HANDWRITTEN BLACK TEXT READING, “5, PART OF SET NO. 5.” BACK OF AIMING UNIT HAS MONOCULAR WITH EYE SHIELD, LENS WITH BLACK CAP SET AT 45 DEGREE ANGLE TO UNIT, AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ON UNDERSIDE. BLACK METAL PLATE ADJACENT TO MONOCULAR READS, “N.S.NO 6920-99-775-4291, SERIAL NO. AVL/186, YEAR 1983.WHEN FACING REAR OF CONTROL UNIT, TRIGGER AT BOTTOM RIGHT SIDE. HEIGHT 40.5, LENGTH 31.5, WIDTH 25.5. C. MISSILE FIRING TUBE. TWO ARMY-GREEN TUBES OF DIFFERING DIAMETERS FUSED TOGETHER AT ENDS. ON TUBE WITH SMALLER DIAMETER, END IS CLOSED, WHITE STENCILED TEXT ALONG LENGTH READS, “TRAINER,” AND TWO YELLOW BANDS ALONG CIRCUMFERENCE. ON TUBE WITH LARGER DIAMETER, END HAS FIBERGLASS CAP, BLUE-GREEN STENCIL READS “2,” THREE YELLOW BANDS ALONG CIRCUMFERENCE, AND BLACK METAL PLATE THAT READS, “SHORTS, CANISTER TRAINER (S15), N.S.NO 6920-99-733-2801, SERIAL NO 300109, YR 1991, WEIGHT 2.5 KGS.” ON UNDERSIDE OF TUBE IS PLACE FOR CARABINEER TO ATTACH. LENGTH 140., DIAMETER 19.7. D. WEIGHT DROPPING MECHANISM. ARMY GREEN METAL TUBE WITH YELLOW STENCILED TEXT ALONG LENGTH READING, “WEIGHT DROPPING MECHANISM, NATO STOCKING NO 6920-99-770-9250.” AT BOTTOM OF CANISTER IS SQUARE PLATE BY WHICH IT IS MOUNTED UPRIGHT ON BASE SUB-ASSEMBLY. AT TOP OF CANISTER IS METAL BOX-LIKE APPARATUS WHICH HOUSES PULLEY. ROPE ATTACHED TO PULLEY, EITHER END OF ROPE WITH CARABINEER. ONE CARABINEER ATTACHES TO BASE OF METAL BOX, THE OTHER ATTACHES TO BASE OF MISSILE FIRING TUBE. HOLLOW TUBE ADJACENT TO METAL BOX ALLOWS FOR DAVIT SUB-ASSEMBLY UNIT TO ATTACH. HEIGHT 127.8, LENGTH 22.0, WIDTH 16.8. E. BASE SUB-ASSEMBLY. ARMY-GREEN METAL SUPPORT, SHAPED LIKE LETTER, “A” WITH TWO CROSSBARS. ADJUSTABLE FEET AT THREE CORNERS. YELLOW STENCILED TEXT ON CROSS BAR READS, “BASE SUB-ASSEMBLY, N.S.NO 6920-99-765-8347.” BLACK METAL PLATE ON BOTTOM OF EACH LEG OF “A”. ONE PLATE READS, “SHORTS, LAUNCH EFFECTS UNIT TRAINER N.S.NO 6920-99-661-6058, SER NO 302009, YR 1992, WT 65.5 KGS,” OTHER PLATE READS, “LAUNCH EFFECT UNIT TRAINER JAVELIN S15…DND CANADA MDN.” PAPER ADDRESS LABEL NEAR TOP OF “A.” IN BETWEEN CROSS BARS OF BASE SUB-ASSEMBLY IS PLATE WHERE WEIGHT DROPPING MECHANISM AFFIXES. HEIGHT 30.0, LENGTH 117.0, WIDTH 110.0. F. 1. DAVIT SUB ASSEMBLY. ARMY-GREEN METAL “L” SHAPED ROD. YELLOW STENCILED TEXT ALONG LENGTH OF ROD READS, “DAVIT SUB ASSEMBLY, N.S.NO 6920-9?-765-8346.” LONGER END OF ROD WITH BAND OF RED TAPE, UNPAINTED METAL SECTION INSERTS INTO HOLLOW TUBE OF WEIGHT DROPPING MECHANISM. SHORTER END OF ROD HAS PLACE FOR SPRING TO ATTACH. LENGTH 119.0, WIDTH 64.5. 2. SPRING WITH HOOK AT ONE END, CONNECTED TO ROPE SHEATHED IN PLASTIC AT OTHER END. AT END OF ROPE IS CARABINEER, WHICH ATTACHES TO TOP OF OPTICAL HEAD OF AIMING UNIT TRAINER. LENGTH 84.0, WIDTH 6.5. G. OSCILLOSCOPE. BEIGE BOX, HANDLE AND TORN WHITE LABEL ON TOP, LABEL WITH BLACK TEXT THAT READS, “LET.” MAIN FACE OF BOX WITH NUMEROUS SWITCHES, KNOBS AND BUTTONS. SCREEN IN UPPER LEFT. ABOVE SCREEN TEXT READS, “KIKUSUI 20 MHZ OSCILLOSCOPE COS 5020 TM.” ON LOWER CENTER OF FACE ARE TWO KNOBS WITH YELLOW BUTTONS ON TIPS, BUTTONS READ, “VAR.” SIDE OPPOSITE MAIN FACE WITH SEVERAL ELECTRICAL INPUTS AND THREE LABELS, COLOURS BLUE, WHITE, AND SILVER. SMALL METAL PLATE ON LOWER RIGHT READS, “11017019.” HEIGHT 21.5, LENGTH 42.5, WIDTH 21.5.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
ON 28 NOVEMBER 2008, THE DISPOSAL, SALES, ARTIFACTS AND LOANS BRANCH OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE GALT MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES TO DONATE ONE JAVELIN TRAINER MISSILE SET (PART TASK TRAINER) AND SUPPORTIVE EQUIPMENT. PHYSICAL POSSESSION OF THE TRAINER, PRE-AGREEMENT, WAS GAINED ON 10 AUGUST 2006. THE REQUEST TO OBTAIN THE LETHBRIDGE-SPECIFIC TRAINER BEGAN WITH A LETTER TO THE 18TH AIR DEFENSE (18AD) REGIMENT’S COMMANDING OFFICER MAJOR LESSARD ON 31 MAY 2005. AT THE TIME, KEVIN MACLEAN, THE GALT’S COLLECTIONS TECH AND FORMER MEMBER OF 18AD, KNEW THAT THE LETHBRIDGE-BASED EQUIPMENT WAS DEEMED OBSOLETE AND WAS LISTED FOR GENERAL STORES’ RETURN AND DISPOSITION. HE, THEREFORE, REQUESTED SOME SAMPLE JAVELIN EQUIPMENT FOR DONATION IN ORDER THAT THE LOCALLY-USED WEAPON WOULD BE AVAILABLE IN LETHBRIDGE IN PERPETUITY. IT TOOK THREE AND A HALF YEARS BEFORE THE TRANSFER WAS GRANTED FINAL APPROVAL BY THE ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER MATERIALS (GOVERNMENT OF CANADA). THE JAVELIN MISSILE SYSTEM WAS ORIGINALLY PURCHASED BY THE CANADIAN FORCES IN 1991 AS PART OF AN IMMEDIATE OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENT TO PROTECT CANADIAN NAVY SHIPS IN THE PERSIAN GULF AGAINST ATTACK FROM IRAQI AIRCRAFT. AT THE SAME TIME, WORLD EVENTS LED THE CF TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE ITS REGULAR FORCE MANPOWER. THE ARMY, CONSEQUENTLY, FOUND IT HAD AN OVER ABUNDANCE OF JAVELIN WEAPONS AND A SHORTAGE OF GUNNERS TO USE THEM. ‘TOTAL FORCE’ WAS THE CANADIAN ARMY’S SOLUTION TO THE MANPOWER SHORTAGE. IT PROPOSED THE INTEGRATION OF THE REGULAR FORCE AND RESERVIST SOLDIERS AT RE-ROLLED AIR DEFENCE ARTILLERY UNITS, THUS, PROVIDING ADDITIONAL SOLDIERS (RESERVISTS) TO OPERATE THE JAVELIN. LETHBRIDGE 20TH INDEPENDENT FIELD BATTERY, RCA WAS SELECTED AS ONE OF THREE NATIONAL SITES TO IMPLEMENT THE CONCEPT. CONSEQUENTLY, THE BATTERY’S REGULAR FORCE REPRESENTATION INCREASED FROM 4 TO 42 SOLDIERS AND THE UNIT’S 105 HOWITZERS WERE REPLACED WITH THE JAVELIN ANTI-AIRCRAFT SYSTEM. THE 20TH BATTERY TOOK DELIVERY OF ITS FIRST JAVELIN-RELATED EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING THE TRAINER, IN THE FALL OF 1992 IN ADVANCE OF THE BATTERY’S RE-ROLLING. ON 10 NOVEMBER 1992, THE UNIT WAS RE-NAMED THE 18TH AIR DEFENCE REGIMENT AND TASKED WITH THE JOB OF VERY LOW-LEVEL AIR DEFENSE (VLLAD). ON 15 MAY 1993, THE REGIMENT’S NEW MANDATE WAS OFFICIALLY AND PUBLICLY RECOGNIZED AT A CEREMONY HELD IN THE CITY’S GALT GARDENS. THE LASER-GUIDED S-15 JAVELIN WAS A VERY SHORT-RANGE, AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY MISSILE SYSTEM (VSHORAD) EMPLOYED TO COUNTER HOSTILE AIRCRAFT (HELICOPTERS OR FIXED WING) AT LOW ALTITUDES. IT WAS “MAN-PORTABLE”, FIRED FROM EITHER THE SHOULDER OR FROM A MOUNTED LIGHTWEIGHT MULTIPLE LAUNCHER (LML) WHICH CONTAINED THREE MISSILES, HAD A RANGE OF 5.5KM AND WAS CAPABLE OF SPEEDS OF MACH 1.7 AND AN ALTITUDE OF 1 KM. A JAVELIN DETACHMENT INCLUDED A CREW OF THREE (3) PERSONNEL. THE JAVELIN TRAINER MISSILE SET ALLOWED FOR THE INDIVIDUAL TRAINING OF GUNNERS BEFORE THEY PROCEEDED TO AN ACTUAL LIVE MISSILE FIRING. ANNUAL LIVE FIRINGS (KNOWN AS EXERCISE BLAZING ARCHER) OF THE JAVELIN BY SOLDIERS OF THE 18AD WERE CONDUCTED PRIMARILY AT CANADIAN FORCES BASE SUFFIELD. THE COST OF THE MISSILES WAS EXPENSIVE AND A LIMITED SUPPLY OF MISSILES MEANT THAT THE GUNNERS COULD ONLY FIRE A COUPLE PER YEAR. ACCORDING TO GLEN MILLER, RETIRED WARRANT OFFICER AT THE 18AD, A GUNNER WAS ALLOWED TO FIRE A LIVE MISSILE ONLY AFTER HE/SHE COMPLETED A MINIMUM 1200 SIMULATED ENGAGEMENTS ON THE TRAINER. ADDITIONALLY, THE GUNNERS HAD TO ACHIEVE A MINIMAL SCORE BASED ON 100 SIMULATED DIFFERENT ENGAGEMENTS KNOWN AS THE 10 SET FINAL. FINALLY, AS PART OF THEIR APPROVAL TO FIRE A LIVE MISSILE, GUNNERS WERE REQUIRED TO PASS AN AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION TEST. FOUR TRAINERS WERE IN USE AT THE 18AD AND, ACCORDING TO MILLER, ANY ONE OF THEM COULD BE USED IN A “CLASS SETTING OR IN THE FIELD WITH LIVE AIRCRAFT”. UPON FULFILLMENT OF THE EXERCISE, SOLDIERS RECEIVED THEIR ANNUAL JAVELIN COMPETENCY CERTIFICATION. THE TRAINER, COMMENTED MILLER IN 2008, SAW VERY LITTLE IMPROVEMENT IN TECHNOLOGY OVER ITS LIFE AT 18AD. IT “LACKED THE DYNAMIC INTERFACE OF ANY SENSE OF REALISM. IT ONLY PROVIDED TRAINING TO THE OPERATOR OF THE MISSILE. MOST GUNNERS OF TODAY FOUND MORE COMPLEX GAMES ON THEIR XBOX AT HOME. THIS SYSTEM USED AN OVAL TO REPRESENT A TARGET WITH A SINGLE LINE THROUGH IT TO INDICATE A FIXED WING OR A LINE ON TOP OF THE CIRCLE FOR A HELICOPTER.” FURTHER, HE SAID, “WHENEVER A TRAINER WAS SENT FOR REPAIR, IT WAS SEVERAL MONTHS PLUS, TO GET IT WORKING.” SHORTFALLS IDENTIFIED WITH THE TRAINER LED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CANADIAN-BUILT JAVELIN SIMULATOR. THE SIMULATORS WERE INSTALLED AT FOUR LOCATIONS IN THE LATE 1990S: THE CANADIAN FORCES’ ARTILLERY SCHOOL AT CFB CHATAM, NEW BRUNSWICK; 18AD; QUEBEC CITY; AND PEMBROKE, ONT. THE NEW SIMULATOR ALLOWED FOR THE TESTING OF ALL MEMBERS OF THE DETACHMENT. IT ADDITIONALLY HAD THE CAPACITY TO RECORD DATA AND VIDEO OF THE DETACHMENT FOR PLAY BACK. IN THE EARLY 2000S, A NEW INITIATIVE BEGAN TO MOUNT THE JAVELIN ON RE-ROLLED 6X6 ARMOURED VEHICLES (GRIZZLY) IN ORDER TO PROVIDE CLOSE-IN ANTI-AIRCRAFT SUPPORT WHILE “ON THE FLY”. THIS “WLAV LIFE EXTENSION PROJECT” CALLED FOR 23 JAVELIN-EQUIPPED GRIZZLY CONVERSIONS DUBBED ‘WOLVERINE’. THE PROTOTYPE WAS TRIALED BY 18AD REGIMENT FROM FEBRUARY TO APRIL 2002 AND WAS “HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL”, BUT WAS DERAILED FOR REASONS WHICH MAY HAVE INCLUDED A SHORTAGE OF GRIZZLY VEHICLES. THE CF WITHDREW THE JAVELIN MISSILE FROM ITS INVENTORY IN 2004. NO ALTERNATE MISSILE SYSTEM WAS SECURED TO REPLACE THE S-15 JAVELIN AND THE CF’S VSHORAD ROLE WAS ABANDONED. CONSEQUENTLY, JAVELIN UNITS, SUCH AS 18AD, WERE REASSIGNED TO OTHER TASKS. ON OR AROUND 12 MARCH, 2005 THE 18TH AD REGIMENT ENGAGED IN EXERCISE BLAZING ARCHER AT CFB SUFFIELD FOR THE VERY LAST TIME, FIRING 73 JAVELIN MISSILES. ON 14 APRIL 2005, THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PUBLISHED NEWS OF THE REGIMENT’S CHANGES, RESULTING FROM THE LACK OF A SUCCESSOR TO THE S-15 JAVELIN. CAPTAIN MIKE DUGUAY NOTED IN THE ARTICLE THAT, “(THE REGIMENT) WILL BE LOSING THE AIR DEFENCE ROLE AND MOVING TO SOMETHING MORE RELEVANT.” CONSEQUENTLY, “A LARGE NUMBER OF REGULAR FORCE PEOPLE HERE (NUMBERING 38 ALL RANKS IN LETHBRIDGE) WILL BE DEPARTING ON POSTINGS ALL ACROSS CANADA”. THE MOVE, SAID DUGUAY, WAS DUE TO THERE BEING “NO AIR THREAT ANY LONGER… SO THE NEED FOR AIR DEFENCE IS BEING SEEN AS A LUXURY THAT CAN BE DISCARDED.” THE POST-JAVELIN ERA HERALDED THE REGIMENT’S RETURN TO ITS RESERVIST, FIELD ARTILLERY ORIGINS, FOUNDED BY BRIGADIER GENERAL J.S. STEWART IN 1908. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT FILE AND REFERENCE MATERIAL: PARTS LIST, STARBURST TRAINER SET, GUIDED MISSILE SYSTEM (WHITE BINDER ON BOOKSHELF).
Catalogue Number
P20060013000
Acquisition Date
2007-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TRENCH ART
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20090010003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRENCH ART
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
5.0
Width
1.8
Description
BRASS BULLET HEAD FEATURES HAND-MODIFIED CARTRIDGE END, POUNDED & CUT INTO A MILITARY IRON CROSS-LIKE SHAPE.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
TRENCH ART PRESUMED TO HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED BY FORMER OWNER HELEN NOBLE DURING WWI. NOBLE ACTED AS A NURSE DURING THE WAR. SHAPE OF ARTWORK LEADS TO SPECULATION THAT ARTIST MAY HAVE BEEN GERMAN AND MAY HAVE BEEN TREATED BY NOBLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20090010001 AND PERMANENT RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20090010003
Acquisition Date
2009-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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SHELL, SHOTGUN|BALL, MUSKET

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/artifact11941
Other Name
SPENCER CARTRIDGE CASING
.50 CALIBRE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, LEAD
Catalogue Number
P19990032010
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SPENCER CARTRIDGE CASING
.50 CALIBRE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
BRASS, LEAD
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. SHOTGUN SHELL - 2(L) X 1.2(D). CONTAINED IN PLASTIC BAG WITH INFO. SHEET THAT READS "DK PF-5 #11 PLAT A. F. 17- .5 X .5 SPENCER CARTRIDGE CASING" 2. MUSKET BALL - 1.5(D). CONTAINED IN PLASTIC BAG WITH INFO. SHEET THAT READS "DK PF-5 #10 PLAT A FRAME 9 2 X 2.5 ONE LEAD BALL"
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
ARTIFACT WAS RECOVERED FROM SITE DKPF-5; COORDINATES: 52.25M WEST OF POINT 51. INDIAN BATTLE COLLECTION ORIGINALLY REGISTERED AND CATALOGUED AS PERMANENT LOAN FROM THE LOCAL BRANCH OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY UNDER CAT NO P19780220000. IN 1999, BRANCH DECIDED TO OFFICIALLY DONATE COLLECTION TO CITY AND GALT. THE DONATION, SUBSEQUENTLY, WAS REGISTERED UNDER P19990032001-GA TO P19990032080. FOR DETAILED HISTORY ON COLLECTION AND INDIVIDUAL ARTIFACTS REFER TO BOOK "LAST INDIAN BATTLE" PUBLISHED BY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY.
Catalogue Number
P19990032010
Acquisition Date
1999-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CARDOX SHELL
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, STEEL, TIN
Catalogue Number
P20030051020
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CARDOX SHELL
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
CARDBOARD, STEEL, TIN
No. Pieces
7
Length
32.0
Diameter
3.4
Description
1. OUTER CASING. 3 PIECES. CENTER PIECE IS A PLAIN CARDBOARD TUBE. OTHER 2 PIECES ARE EACH HALF OF A TUBE AND FIT OVER TOP OF CENTER TUBE. 2 OUTER PIECES EACH ARE OPEN AT ONE END AND HAVE A TIN CAP AT THE OTHER END. PRINTED ON ONE OUTER TUBE, IN BLACK INK, IS "DONATED TO JIM BROWN MINERS LIBRARY FROM ED FORD". PRINTED ON OTHER OUTER TUBE, IN BLACK INK, IS "SAMPLE CARDOX SHELL #8 MINE + SHAUNESSY MINE ED. FORD". 2. CARDOX SHELL. 4 PIECES. CYLINDRICAL, STEEL. EACH END OF SHELL SCREWS OFF. ONE END IS FLAT, OTHER END IS ROUNDED. INSIDE ONE END OF SHELL IS A CARDBOARD TUBE WITH GRANULES INSIDE. PRINTED ON SHELL, IN BLACK INK, IS "CARDOX SHELL #8 MINE - SHAUNESSY E.C. FORD".
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
COAL MINING
ASSOCIATIONS
History
RETRIEVED FROM THE MINERS' LIBRARY BUILDING ON 13TH STREET NORTH AFTER ITS CLOSURE. LIBRARY MATERIALS AND MINING MEMORABILIA WERE KEPT IN A DISPLAY CASE LOCATED IN THE SOUTH WEST CORNER OF THE MAIN FLOOR CLUB ROOM. THE ORIGIN OF THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY BEGINS WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY AND READING ROOM BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL CO., IN 1890. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LIBRARY WAS FOLLOWING IN THE TRADITION OF THE MECHANICS' LIBRARIES, ALSO CALLED MECAHNICS' INSTITUTES, THAT SPRANG UP ACROSS EASTERN NORTH AMERICA IN THE MID 1800S. THEY WERE SELF-HELP INSTITUTES SET UP BY WORKING MEN TO PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR WORKING MEN SO THEY COULD BETTER THEMSELVES IN LIFE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO WANTED TO MOVE UP THE ECHELON IN THE COAL MINE. IT WAS ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN A SMALL BUILDING NEXT DOOR TO 108 5TH STREET SOUTH, AND MEMBERSHIP WAS NOT RESTRICTED TO MINERS. A YEAR LATER THE EMPLOYEES RENOVATED THE FORMER #1 BOARDING HOUSE, LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MACLEOD ROAD, FOR RELOCATION OF THE LIBRARY AND WHEN THIS LARGER BUILDING OPENED IT IS SAID TO HAVE HAD 300 BOOKS. WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF THE GALT COMPANIES IN 1904, THE AR&C COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES' READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY BECAME THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY'S EMPLOYEE'S READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY. THE LIBRARY CONTAINED 1500 BOOKS, PLUS MANY MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS. IN 1908 THE SOCIETY WAS REFERRED TO AS THE GALT MINER'S LIBRARY, AND STILL IN THE #1 BOARDING HOUSE BUILDING, IT CONTAINED A BILLIARD ROOM AND GYMNASIUM. THE NEXT KNOWN MOVE OF THE LIBRARY WAS IN 1917 WHEN THE GALT MINES LIBRARY PURCHASED THE BAILEY ST. SCHOOL AND MOVED IT TO 733 13TH ST. NORTH - WHERE IT IS STILL PART OF THE MODERN BUILDING THAT USED TO BE THE MINER'S LIBRARY. AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY IN THE YMCA IN 1919 AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CARNEGIE FUNDED LIBRARY IN GALT GARDENS, THE 'LIBRARY AND READING ROOM' ACTIVITIES BECAME OF LESSER IMPORTANCE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY BECAME MORE OF A SOCIAL CLUB WHICH HAS GIVEN GREAT FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MANY ASPECTS OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY. A BAR AREA IN THE CLUB'S BASEMENT PROVIDED A SPACE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS, OFFICE PARTIES, FUNERALS AND VARIOUS CLUB ACTIVITIES. THE UPSTAIRS BLACK NUGGET LOUNGE OFFERED MEALS, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, DARTS, POOL, CRIB AND VLTS. LONG TIME MEMBERS COULD BUY THEIR CHAIR AND HAVE THEIR NAME ON IT. A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT SOCIETY, THE CLUB MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FORMER ADAMS PARK BALL FIELD AND SPECTATOR STANDS, AND SUPPORTED MANY SPORTS AND SPORTS TEAMS THROUGH THE YEARS. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL PARKS THAT HAVE THEIR ROOTS IN FUNDS FROM THE LIBRARY. THE CLUB WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING PAVAN PARK, AND VARIOUS SPORTS VENUES. AS MEMBERSHIP IN THE CLUB DWINDLED THE CLUB'S SALES COULD NOT COVER THE DAILY COSTS OF RUNNING THE OPERATION. IN 2000 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS WERE UNDERTAKEN, AND ALONG WITH AN AUCTION AND CRAFT AND BAKE SALES, THE CLUB SOLICITED DONATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY. HOWEVER, BY 2003 THE CLUB HAD ONLY 300 MEMBERS (LESS THAN 1/3 OF THAT 3 YEARS PRIOR) AND AFTER 113 YEARS IT WAS FORCED TO CLOSE IT'S DOORS. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB WAS THE LONGEST STANDING MEN-ONLY CLUB, AND THE OLDEST CONTINUALLY RUNNING CLUB IN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20030051020
Acquisition Date
2004-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TEAR GAS SHELL CASING
Date Range From
1944
Date Range To
1952
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM, TAPE
Catalogue Number
P20020021005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEAR GAS SHELL CASING
Date Range From
1944
Date Range To
1952
Materials
ALUMINUM, TAPE
No. Pieces
1
Height
16.6
Diameter
4.1
Description
ALUMINUM CYLINDER; ONE END IS OPEN, OTHER HAS A SLIGHTLY WIDER BASE. ENGRAVED INTO BASE IS "MANVILLE 37MM". A LABEL ON SIDE OF SHELL READS "TEAR GAS EQUIPMENT MANVILLE MANUFACTURING CORPORATION PONTIAC, MICH.". THERE IS ALSO A PIECE OF MASKING TAPE ON SIDE OF SHELL THAT HAS "FOR LETHBRIDGE" WRITTEN ON IT IN PEN.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, EDWARD BUCHANAN. EDWARD WAS A MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA PROVINCIAL POLICE FROM 1919 UNTIL 1932, WHEN HE TRANSFERRED TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. HE WAS A SENIOR STAFF SARGEANT, ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE AT LETHBRIDGE FROM MAY 1944 TO NOV. 1950. HE RETIRED IN 1950, THEN BECAME DIRECTOR OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING RETIREMENT, EDWARD BECAME A MEMBER OF THE RCMP VETERAN'S ASSOCATION IN EDMONTON IN 1950/51, AND REMAINED A MEMBER UNTIL HIS PASSING; HE ALSO SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THIS ASSOCIATION. SEE P20020090001-GA FOR COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY OF EDWARD BUCHANAN. *UPDATE* AN INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED BY GALT’S COLLECTION TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON JUNE 8, 2018 WITH THE DONOR JEAN I. BUCHANAN IN REGARDS TO A NEW ARTIFACT OFFER SHE WAS MAKING TO THE MUSEUM. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P20180014001 FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE CAREER OF SENIOR STAFF SERGEANT EDWARD ETTERSHANK “BUCK” BUCHANAN, INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND THE OBITUARY COPY.
Catalogue Number
P20020021005
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19990032076
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
1.5
Description
1.5 CM (D). IRON; CIRCULAR; MINOR INACTIVE SURFACE CORROSION THROUGHOUT; POSSIBLY .60 CALIBER; WEIGHT 15.95 GMS. ***NOTE*** THIS ARTIFACT MAY BE LABELED AS P19990032009-GA (THERE IS NO ARTIFACT LABELED P19990032076-GA). THIS PROBLEM WAS PREVIOUSLY NOTED IN 2004 AND 2006 INVENTORIES. MOST RECENTLY NOTED IN 2011.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
ARTIFACT WAS RECOVERED FROM SITE DKPF-5; COORDINATES: SITE 3; VERTICAL COORDINATES: 2.0 X 1.0; FIELD NUMBER: FRAME 33, PLAT F. PROBABLY FIRED FROM A .60 CALIBER MUSKET.
Catalogue Number
P19990032076
Acquisition Date
1999-05
Collection
Museum
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CARTRIDGE, CENTER-FIRE

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Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, PAPER, LEAD
Catalogue Number
P19640173000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
BRASS, PAPER, LEAD
No. Pieces
1
Length
6.3
Diameter
1.9
Description
UNFIRED, PAPER & TAPERED BRASS CASE, LEAD BULLET. BASE UNMARKED. .577 CALIBRE
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
BRITAIN. FOR USE WITH A .577 CALIBRE SNYDER ENFIELD CARBINE, POSSIBLE ASSOCIATION WITH NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE & A POST 1873 DATE. ISSUED TO MEMBERS OF THE NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE FROM 1873 TO 1878. USED WITH A .577 CALIBRE SNIDER ENFIELD CARBINE, ISSUED TO MEMBERS OF THE NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE FROM 1873 TO 1878. THE SINGLE-SHOT SNIDER ENFIELD WAS REPLACED IN 1878 WITH THE MODEL 1876 WINCHESTER CARBINE.
Catalogue Number
P19640173000
Acquisition Date
1964-03
Collection
Museum
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CARTRIDGE, CENTER-FIRE

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Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, LEAD
Catalogue Number
P19640174000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
BRASS, LEAD
No. Pieces
1
Length
6.4
Diameter
1.9
Description
UNFIRED. CALIBRE .577 SNYDER ENFIELD BRASS CASE, REPLACES ORIGINAL PAPER CARTRIDGE. TAPERED CASE. "D.C. CO. 57 SNIDER" ON BASE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
CANADA. FOR USE IN .577 CAL. SNYDER ENFIELD CARBINE. POSSIBLY ASSOCIATED WTH EARLY NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE, IN WHICH CASE DATED FROM EARLY 1870'S.
Catalogue Number
P19640174000
Acquisition Date
1964-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1898
Date Range To
1901
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19662279000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1898
Date Range To
1901
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
27.3
Diameter
7.5
Description
HAS BEEN FIRED, RIFLE MARKS PRESENT ON COLLAR. EQUIPPED WITH 0-18 SECOND TIMED FUSE. STAMPED ON BASE "15 PL III F S R L". LARGE HOLE DRILLED IN BASE TO REMOVE CHARGE. UPRIGHT ARROW UNDECIPERABLE DATE MARK STAMPED ON SIDE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONOR CLAIMS "SHELLS KNOWN AS 15 POUNDERS & USED IN BOER WAR 1898-1901. BROUGHT BACK FROM SOUTH AFRICA BY MY FATHER (MICHAEL BRENNEN) WHO WAS A MEMBER OF THE 42ND HIGHLANDERS BLOCK WATCH IMPERIAL ARM V". *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS UNABLE TO RETRIEVE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN TO M.J. BRENNEN.
Catalogue Number
P19662279000
Acquisition Date
1966-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
EXPENDED
Date Range From
1917
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19672579000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EXPENDED
Date Range From
1917
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
29.2
Diameter
10.2
Description
CALIBER: 18 POUNDER (II). MOUTH SLIGHTLY DENTED. HAS BEEN FIRED. "18 PR II15.1.17., "191..." STAMPED ON BASE. OTHER STAMP MARKS PRESENT INCLUDING UPRIGHT ARROW. "DOWNWARD U ENCLOSED IN CAGE SHAPE".
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
FROM THE WORLD WAR I ERA, POSSIBLY A BATTLEFIELD SOUVENIR.
Catalogue Number
P19672579000
Acquisition Date
1967-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TRENCH ART OR BATTLEFIELD SOUVENIR
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19683502000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRENCH ART OR BATTLEFIELD SOUVENIR
Date
1918
Materials
BRASS, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Length
17.8
Diameter
3.6
Description
CALIBER 35MM "VERDUN 1918" AND "RAILWAY SYMBOL" EMBOSSED ON A DECORATIVE BACKGROUND ON SIDE OF CASE. STAMPED ON BULLET: "94", "4498" L.U., "NO. 60 17" STAMPED ON BASE: "37-85", "P.D. PS. 216.9.16" HAS BEEN FIRED AND PRIMER IS MISSING.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
THIS IS REPRESENTATIVE OF TRENCH ART THAT CAME OUT OF THE MONTHS & YEARS SOLDIERS SPENT IN THE TRENCHES DURING W.W. I. ENGRAVING IS HAND WORKED *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. THE DONOR'S FATHER, GEORGE WATSON SR., SERVED IN WWI, AND IT IS POSSIBLE THAT HE WAS THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS CARTRIDGE. FROM WATSON SR.'S OBITUARY IN JUNE 30, 1980 LETHBRIDGE HERALD: "WATSON, GEORGE OF 1409 9 AVE SOUTH PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON JUNE 27 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS... [HE] WAS EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE AND TOOK HIS NORMAL SCHOOL TRAINING IN CALGARY. DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR HE ENLISTED IN THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS, SERVING AS A FLYING CADET. HE RETURNED TO THIS AREA AND TAUGHT SCHOOL IN SLEEPY HOLLOW, MILK RIVER, COALHURST, COALDALE, AT THE LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE FROM 1930 TO 1950, AND FROM 1950-1961 AS VICE PRINCIPAL OF HAMILTON SCHOOL, THE FIRST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN LETHBRIDGE. HE WAS AN HONORARY LIFE MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA TEACHER'S ASSOCIATION. ACTIVE IN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS, HE SERVED ON THE FOLLOWING: THE FIRST TOWN PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY, THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD, THE HEALTH UNIT, AND ONE TERM AS AN ALDERMAN ON CITY COUNCIL. DURING ITS FORMATIVE YEARS HE SERVED AS COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE NO. 1 SQUADRON OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS. HE WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AND THE LETHBRIDGE RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION." ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, THE DONOR, GEORGE WATSON JR., PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRDGE ON MAY 16, 2003, AT THE AGE OF 75 YEARS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WATSON FAMILY, INCLUDING WATSON SR.'S MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19830011000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19683502000
Acquisition Date
1968-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
EXPENDED
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19705427000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EXPENDED
Date
1941
Materials
BRASS, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Length
18.2
Description
20 MM CAL. "20 MM BBC 1941" ON BASE. CARTRIDGE FIRED. BULLET REPLACED. OERLIK ON CANNON STEEL CASE, USA. CED.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
*UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: THE FOLLOWING REFLECTIONS ARE OF CARL NELSON FRASER AS REMEMBERED BY DAUGHTER MURIEL JEAN GOIAN, “ALBERT WESLEY FRASER AND ELIZA PIERCE, PARENTS OF CARL NELSON FRASER, ARRIVED IN CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. CARL WAS BORN ON JULY 2, 1906 IN BARRIE, ONTARIO. WHEN CARL WAS A TODDLER, THE YOUNG FRASER FAMILY MOVED WEST TO ALBERTA TO THE DISTRICT SURROUNDING LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA TO A CATTLE RANCH. ALBERT AND ELIZA RANCHED WITH THEIR YOUNG FAMILY WELL INTO THEIR LATER YEARS. WHILE RANCHING CONTINUES IN SOUTH WESTERN ALBERTA TODAY, IT WAS ONLY FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AT THE END OF THE 19TH CENTURY THAT THE RANCHES DOMINATED SOUTHERN ALBERTA BEFORE HOMESTEADERS AND SETTLEMENT FENCED IN THE GREAT OPEN RANGES. CARL GREW UP DURING THIS TIME RANCHING AND HORSEBACK RIDING AND LEARNING THE TRADE OF A RANCH HAND ALONG WITH HIS SIX YOUNGER BROTHERS, RALPH, BRUCE, LORNE, LEON, DONALD AND ARCHIE. CARL MET THE WOMAN OF HIS DREAMS, FREDA MAY SHORTO, IN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. CARL FELL IN LOVE WITH FREDA (HOW HE LOVINGLY NICKNAMED “QUEENIE”) AND THEY MARRIED. THEY STARTED A NEW LIFE TOGETHER IN LETHBRIDGE. FREDA BORE CARL THREE CHILDREN, DAUGHTER MURIEL JEAN BORN IN 1934, AND TWO SONS, ROBERT BOYD BORN IN 1938 AND NEILSON MCGREGOR BORN IN 1939. IN 1939, WHEN CARL WAS 33 YEARS OLD, HE JOINED THE ARMED FORCES, ARMY DIVISION. FOUR OF CARL’S BROTHERS ALSO JOINED THE SERVICE. BRUCE WENT INTO THE AIR FORCE, RALPH, LORNE AND LEON ALL JOINED THE ARMY ALONG WITH CARL. NONE OF CARL’S BROTHERS HAD ANY CHILDREN, HOWEVER THEY ALL MARRIED EXCEPT FOR ARCHIE. CARL HAD A VERY YOUNG FAMILY AT THE TIME OF HIS ENTRANCE TO THE ARMED FORCES SO CARL’S DUTIES WERE GEARED CLOSER TO THE HOME FRONT BECAUSE OF HIS YOUNG FAMILY. HIS DUTIES DURING HIS FURLOUGH IN ARMY LIFE INCLUDED GUARDING GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR WHO WERE CONTAINED AT THE KANANASKIS-SEEBE IN THE KANANASKIS MOUNTAINS OF ALBERTA. DESPITE THE FACT THAT LETHBRIDGE WAS HOME TO OVER 13,341 GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR AT POW CAMP 133, THE LARGEST IN CANADA AND ANOTHER POW CAMP 132 (MEDICINE HAT), CARL PERFORMED MOST, IF NOT ALL, HIS MILITARY DUTIES AT THE POW CAMP KANANASKIS-SEEBE. THE PRISONERS FELLED THE TIMBER AND BRUSH BELOW THE PRESENT WATER LINE. CARL WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF REGIMENTAL ENGINEERS (REME) AND WAS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR FIXING VEHICLES AND ENSURING ALL RAN PROPERLY. HE ENJOYED THE SERVICE AND BEING IN CHARGE OF THE MEN. HE TOOK GREAT PRIDE IN HIS SERVICE AND HIS COUNTRY. CARL ALWAYS LOOKED SHARP IN HIS UNIFORM. HE MOVED UP IN RANKS QUICKLY AND BECAME A STAFF SERGEANT CLOSER TO THE END OF HIS THREE-YEAR ENLISTMENT. HIS FIRST AND ONLY ENLISTMENT OR TOUR OF DUTY WAS WITHOUT INCIDENT. HOWEVER CARL RECALLS A TIME WHEN HE WAS IN CHARGE OF REME. DURING ONE DAY OF MANEUVERS A LARGE TRUCK HAD TO TRAVERSE OVER A LARGE EMBANKMENT AND COULDN’T MAKE IT ACROSS, CONSEQUENTLY THE TRUCK GOT STUCK RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE EMBANKMENT. CARL WAS THE ONE RESPONSIBLE IN GETTING THE TRUCK OUT OF ITS PREDICAMENT WITH THE HELP OF A TOW TRUCK. THIS INCIDENT BROKE THE MONOTONY OF THIS PARTICULAR DAY. CARL AND HIS TWO YOUNG SONS, ROBERT BOYD (BOB) AND NEILSON MCGREGOR (NEIL) ENJOYED SPENDING TIME TOGETHER. BOB AND NEIL BOTH JOINED THE CADETS, BOB IN SEA CADETS, NEIL IN ARMY CADETS. MURIEL REMEMBERS WHEN HER DAD AND HER TWO YOUNGER BROTHERS WERE HAVING A BRASS POLISHING CONTEST, EVERYTHING HAD TO LOOK SHARP. “WE WENT THROUGH BRASS POLISH LIKE THERE WAS NO TOMORROW,” EXPLAINS MURIEL. CARL WAS ALWAYS PRACTICING WITH HIS SONS, DRILLING, TRAINING, MARCHING, SALUTING AND TEACHING HIS YOUNG SONS ABOUT MILITARY RULES AND ETIQUETTE WHICH WE HE WAS SO VERY PROUD. THEY HAD FUN TOGETHER. WHEN BOB TURNED 17, HE JOINED THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY WHERE HE REMAINED UNTIL HE RETIRED. AFTER HIS TOUR OF DUTY WAS UP IN 1942, CARL BEGAN WORKING FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA IN THE ROAD MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT. CARL QUIT THE ROAD MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA WHEN HIS BELOVED WIFE FREDA MAY WAS TAKEN FROM HIS SIDE SUDDENLY ON OCTOBER 25, 1942 AT 4:30 P.M. BY A CRAZED GUNMAN. HE THEN TOOK A SIMILAR JOB WORKING FOR THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN ORDER TO STAY CLOSER TO HOME TO LOOK AFTER HIS YOUNG FAMILY AS HE WAS BEING THREATENED AT THAT TIME BY SOCIAL SERVICES THAT HIS CHILDREN WOULD BE TAKEN FROM HIM. FREDA’S MOTHER HONORA SHORTO (WHO WAS 55 OR SO AT THE TIME) TOOK OVER THE RUNNING OF THE HOUSEHOLD DUTIES OF COOKING AND CLEANING ALONG WITH THE ELDEST CHILD MURIEL WHO WAS 11 AT THE TIME. AFTER ONE YEAR OF ROAD MAINTENANCE FOR THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE, CARL WAS PROMOTED OR GRADUATED TO HIS NEW POSITION AS GARBAGE MAN. CARL RETAINED HIS SCOTTISH HERITAGE AND LOVED THE BAGPIPES. HE WOULD PRACTICE AND “PLAY” THE PIPES DOWNSTAIRS AT MURIEL’S HOME SO AS TO NOT ANNOY ANYONE WITH HIS PLAYING. BENOUNCED TO HIM, HOWEVER, THE SCREECHING NOISE WOULD MAKE ITS WAY THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. YOU COULDN’T HELP BUT LAUGH AT THE ENTIRE SCENE. RIGHT UP UNTIL CARL’S DEATH, CARL LOVED TO TALK ABOUT HIS SERVICE AND HIS BELOVED COUNTRY, THE ARMY AND ITS PERSONNEL. HE NEVER STOPPED HIS MORNING ROUTINE EITHER, ALWAYS GETTING UP AT 5 A.M. FOR HIS MORNING CONSTITUTIONAL NO MATTER THE WEATHER. HE ALWAYS KEPT HIMSELF TRIM AND HEALTHY AND ALWAYS FIT AND SHARP. CARL DIED AT THE AGE OF 85 IN LETHBRIDGE. HE WAS LAID TO REST WITH A PROPER MILITARY FUNERAL. THE LETHBRIDGE LEGION PREPARED THE MILITARY SERVICE COMPLETE WITH FLAG, 21 GUN SALUTE AND PLAYING TAPS. HE WAS HONORED PROPERLY.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19705427000
Acquisition Date
1970-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
EXPENDED
Date Range From
1943
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19705428000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EXPENDED
Date Range From
1943
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Length
13.3
Description
50 CAL. "S.L. 43" ON BASE. PRIMER MISSING. POWDER REMOVED.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
UNKNOWN. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: THE FOLLOWING REFLECTIONS ARE OF CARL NELSON FRASER AS REMEMBERED BY DAUGHTER MURIEL JEAN GOIAN, “ALBERT WESLEY FRASER AND ELIZA PIERCE, PARENTS OF CARL NELSON FRASER, ARRIVED IN CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. CARL WAS BORN ON JULY 2, 1906 IN BARRIE, ONTARIO. WHEN CARL WAS A TODDLER, THE YOUNG FRASER FAMILY MOVED WEST TO ALBERTA TO THE DISTRICT SURROUNDING LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA TO A CATTLE RANCH. ALBERT AND ELIZA RANCHED WITH THEIR YOUNG FAMILY WELL INTO THEIR LATER YEARS. WHILE RANCHING CONTINUES IN SOUTH WESTERN ALBERTA TODAY, IT WAS ONLY FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AT THE END OF THE 19TH CENTURY THAT THE RANCHES DOMINATED SOUTHERN ALBERTA BEFORE HOMESTEADERS AND SETTLEMENT FENCED IN THE GREAT OPEN RANGES. CARL GREW UP DURING THIS TIME RANCHING AND HORSEBACK RIDING AND LEARNING THE TRADE OF A RANCH HAND ALONG WITH HIS SIX YOUNGER BROTHERS, RALPH, BRUCE, LORNE, LEON, DONALD AND ARCHIE. CARL MET THE WOMAN OF HIS DREAMS, FREDA MAY SHORTO, IN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. CARL FELL IN LOVE WITH FREDA (HOW HE LOVINGLY NICKNAMED “QUEENIE”) AND THEY MARRIED. THEY STARTED A NEW LIFE TOGETHER IN LETHBRIDGE. FREDA BORE CARL THREE CHILDREN, DAUGHTER MURIEL JEAN BORN IN 1934, AND TWO SONS, ROBERT BOYD BORN IN 1938 AND NEILSON MCGREGOR BORN IN 1939. IN 1939, WHEN CARL WAS 33 YEARS OLD, HE JOINED THE ARMED FORCES, ARMY DIVISION. FOUR OF CARL’S BROTHERS ALSO JOINED THE SERVICE. BRUCE WENT INTO THE AIR FORCE, RALPH, LORNE AND LEON ALL JOINED THE ARMY ALONG WITH CARL. NONE OF CARL’S BROTHERS HAD ANY CHILDREN, HOWEVER THEY ALL MARRIED EXCEPT FOR ARCHIE. CARL HAD A VERY YOUNG FAMILY AT THE TIME OF HIS ENTRANCE TO THE ARMED FORCES SO CARL’S DUTIES WERE GEARED CLOSER TO THE HOME FRONT BECAUSE OF HIS YOUNG FAMILY. HIS DUTIES DURING HIS FURLOUGH IN ARMY LIFE INCLUDED GUARDING GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR WHO WERE CONTAINED AT THE KANANASKIS-SEEBE IN THE KANANASKIS MOUNTAINS OF ALBERTA. DESPITE THE FACT THAT LETHBRIDGE WAS HOME TO OVER 13,341 GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR AT POW CAMP 133, THE LARGEST IN CANADA AND ANOTHER POW CAMP 132 (MEDICINE HAT), CARL PERFORMED MOST, IF NOT ALL, HIS MILITARY DUTIES AT THE POW CAMP KANANASKIS-SEEBE. THE PRISONERS FELLED THE TIMBER AND BRUSH BELOW THE PRESENT WATER LINE. CARL WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF REGIMENTAL ENGINEERS (REME) AND WAS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR FIXING VEHICLES AND ENSURING ALL RAN PROPERLY. HE ENJOYED THE SERVICE AND BEING IN CHARGE OF THE MEN. HE TOOK GREAT PRIDE IN HIS SERVICE AND HIS COUNTRY. CARL ALWAYS LOOKED SHARP IN HIS UNIFORM. HE MOVED UP IN RANKS QUICKLY AND BECAME A STAFF SERGEANT CLOSER TO THE END OF HIS THREE-YEAR ENLISTMENT. HIS FIRST AND ONLY ENLISTMENT OR TOUR OF DUTY WAS WITHOUT INCIDENT. HOWEVER CARL RECALLS A TIME WHEN HE WAS IN CHARGE OF REME. DURING ONE DAY OF MANEUVERS A LARGE TRUCK HAD TO TRAVERSE OVER A LARGE EMBANKMENT AND COULDN’T MAKE IT ACROSS, CONSEQUENTLY THE TRUCK GOT STUCK RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE EMBANKMENT. CARL WAS THE ONE RESPONSIBLE IN GETTING THE TRUCK OUT OF ITS PREDICAMENT WITH THE HELP OF A TOW TRUCK. THIS INCIDENT BROKE THE MONOTONY OF THIS PARTICULAR DAY. CARL AND HIS TWO YOUNG SONS, ROBERT BOYD (BOB) AND NEILSON MCGREGOR (NEIL) ENJOYED SPENDING TIME TOGETHER. BOB AND NEIL BOTH JOINED THE CADETS, BOB IN SEA CADETS, NEIL IN ARMY CADETS. MURIEL REMEMBERS WHEN HER DAD AND HER TWO YOUNGER BROTHERS WERE HAVING A BRASS POLISHING CONTEST, EVERYTHING HAD TO LOOK SHARP. “WE WENT THROUGH BRASS POLISH LIKE THERE WAS NO TOMORROW,” EXPLAINS MURIEL. CARL WAS ALWAYS PRACTICING WITH HIS SONS, DRILLING, TRAINING, MARCHING, SALUTING AND TEACHING HIS YOUNG SONS ABOUT MILITARY RULES AND ETIQUETTE WHICH WE HE WAS SO VERY PROUD. THEY HAD FUN TOGETHER. WHEN BOB TURNED 17, HE JOINED THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY WHERE HE REMAINED UNTIL HE RETIRED. AFTER HIS TOUR OF DUTY WAS UP IN 1942, CARL BEGAN WORKING FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA IN THE ROAD MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT. CARL QUIT THE ROAD MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA WHEN HIS BELOVED WIFE FREDA MAY WAS TAKEN FROM HIS SIDE SUDDENLY ON OCTOBER 25, 1942 AT 4:30 P.M. BY A CRAZED GUNMAN. HE THEN TOOK A SIMILAR JOB WORKING FOR THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN ORDER TO STAY CLOSER TO HOME TO LOOK AFTER HIS YOUNG FAMILY AS HE WAS BEING THREATENED AT THAT TIME BY SOCIAL SERVICES THAT HIS CHILDREN WOULD BE TAKEN FROM HIM. FREDA’S MOTHER HONORA SHORTO (WHO WAS 55 OR SO AT THE TIME) TOOK OVER THE RUNNING OF THE HOUSEHOLD DUTIES OF COOKING AND CLEANING ALONG WITH THE ELDEST CHILD MURIEL WHO WAS 11 AT THE TIME. AFTER ONE YEAR OF ROAD MAINTENANCE FOR THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE, CARL WAS PROMOTED OR GRADUATED TO HIS NEW POSITION AS GARBAGE MAN. CARL RETAINED HIS SCOTTISH HERITAGE AND LOVED THE BAGPIPES. HE WOULD PRACTICE AND “PLAY” THE PIPES DOWNSTAIRS AT MURIEL’S HOME SO AS TO NOT ANNOY ANYONE WITH HIS PLAYING. BENOUNCED TO HIM, HOWEVER, THE SCREECHING NOISE WOULD MAKE ITS WAY THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. YOU COULDN’T HELP BUT LAUGH AT THE ENTIRE SCENE. RIGHT UP UNTIL CARL’S DEATH, CARL LOVED TO TALK ABOUT HIS SERVICE AND HIS BELOVED COUNTRY, THE ARMY AND ITS PERSONNEL. HE NEVER STOPPED HIS MORNING ROUTINE EITHER, ALWAYS GETTING UP AT 5 A.M. FOR HIS MORNING CONSTITUTIONAL NO MATTER THE WEATHER. HE ALWAYS KEPT HIMSELF TRIM AND HEALTHY AND ALWAYS FIT AND SHARP. CARL DIED AT THE AGE OF 85 IN LETHBRIDGE. HE WAS LAID TO REST WITH A PROPER MILITARY FUNERAL. THE LETHBRIDGE LEGION PREPARED THE MILITARY SERVICE COMPLETE WITH FLAG, 21 GUN SALUTE AND PLAYING TAPS. HE WAS HONORED PROPERLY.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19705428000
Acquisition Date
1970-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P19705429000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1916
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
1
Length
31.0
Diameter
9.0
Description
15 POUNDER. MOUTH SLIGHTLY DENTED. HAS BEEN FIRED. STAMPED ON BASE- "11-16", BSCG, "LOT 133" UPWARD ARROW BELOW . STAMPED ON PRIMER: "NO. 1 II", LOT7785", "1/17", "B.S.C."
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
*UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: THE FOLLOWING REFLECTIONS ARE OF CARL NELSON FRASER AS REMEMBERED BY DAUGHTER MURIEL JEAN GOIAN, “ALBERT WESLEY FRASER AND ELIZA PIERCE, PARENTS OF CARL NELSON FRASER, ARRIVED IN CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. CARL WAS BORN ON JULY 2, 1906 IN BARRIE, ONTARIO. WHEN CARL WAS A TODDLER, THE YOUNG FRASER FAMILY MOVED WEST TO ALBERTA TO THE DISTRICT SURROUNDING LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA TO A CATTLE RANCH. ALBERT AND ELIZA RANCHED WITH THEIR YOUNG FAMILY WELL INTO THEIR LATER YEARS. WHILE RANCHING CONTINUES IN SOUTH WESTERN ALBERTA TODAY, IT WAS ONLY FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AT THE END OF THE 19TH CENTURY THAT THE RANCHES DOMINATED SOUTHERN ALBERTA BEFORE HOMESTEADERS AND SETTLEMENT FENCED IN THE GREAT OPEN RANGES. CARL GREW UP DURING THIS TIME RANCHING AND HORSEBACK RIDING AND LEARNING THE TRADE OF A RANCH HAND ALONG WITH HIS SIX YOUNGER BROTHERS, RALPH, BRUCE, LORNE, LEON, DONALD AND ARCHIE. CARL MET THE WOMAN OF HIS DREAMS, FREDA MAY SHORTO, IN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. CARL FELL IN LOVE WITH FREDA (HOW HE LOVINGLY NICKNAMED “QUEENIE”) AND THEY MARRIED. THEY STARTED A NEW LIFE TOGETHER IN LETHBRIDGE. FREDA BORE CARL THREE CHILDREN, DAUGHTER MURIEL JEAN BORN IN 1934, AND TWO SONS, ROBERT BOYD BORN IN 1938 AND NEILSON MCGREGOR BORN IN 1939. IN 1939, WHEN CARL WAS 33 YEARS OLD, HE JOINED THE ARMED FORCES, ARMY DIVISION. FOUR OF CARL’S BROTHERS ALSO JOINED THE SERVICE. BRUCE WENT INTO THE AIR FORCE, RALPH, LORNE AND LEON ALL JOINED THE ARMY ALONG WITH CARL. NONE OF CARL’S BROTHERS HAD ANY CHILDREN, HOWEVER THEY ALL MARRIED EXCEPT FOR ARCHIE. CARL HAD A VERY YOUNG FAMILY AT THE TIME OF HIS ENTRANCE TO THE ARMED FORCES SO CARL’S DUTIES WERE GEARED CLOSER TO THE HOME FRONT BECAUSE OF HIS YOUNG FAMILY. HIS DUTIES DURING HIS FURLOUGH IN ARMY LIFE INCLUDED GUARDING GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR WHO WERE CONTAINED AT THE KANANASKIS-SEEBE IN THE KANANASKIS MOUNTAINS OF ALBERTA. DESPITE THE FACT THAT LETHBRIDGE WAS HOME TO OVER 13,341 GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR AT POW CAMP 133, THE LARGEST IN CANADA AND ANOTHER POW CAMP 132 (MEDICINE HAT), CARL PERFORMED MOST, IF NOT ALL, HIS MILITARY DUTIES AT THE POW CAMP KANANASKIS-SEEBE. THE PRISONERS FELLED THE TIMBER AND BRUSH BELOW THE PRESENT WATER LINE. CARL WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF REGIMENTAL ENGINEERS (REME) AND WAS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR FIXING VEHICLES AND ENSURING ALL RAN PROPERLY. HE ENJOYED THE SERVICE AND BEING IN CHARGE OF THE MEN. HE TOOK GREAT PRIDE IN HIS SERVICE AND HIS COUNTRY. CARL ALWAYS LOOKED SHARP IN HIS UNIFORM. HE MOVED UP IN RANKS QUICKLY AND BECAME A STAFF SERGEANT CLOSER TO THE END OF HIS THREE-YEAR ENLISTMENT. HIS FIRST AND ONLY ENLISTMENT OR TOUR OF DUTY WAS WITHOUT INCIDENT. HOWEVER CARL RECALLS A TIME WHEN HE WAS IN CHARGE OF REME. DURING ONE DAY OF MANEUVERS A LARGE TRUCK HAD TO TRAVERSE OVER A LARGE EMBANKMENT AND COULDN’T MAKE IT ACROSS, CONSEQUENTLY THE TRUCK GOT STUCK RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE EMBANKMENT. CARL WAS THE ONE RESPONSIBLE IN GETTING THE TRUCK OUT OF ITS PREDICAMENT WITH THE HELP OF A TOW TRUCK. THIS INCIDENT BROKE THE MONOTONY OF THIS PARTICULAR DAY. CARL AND HIS TWO YOUNG SONS, ROBERT BOYD (BOB) AND NEILSON MCGREGOR (NEIL) ENJOYED SPENDING TIME TOGETHER. BOB AND NEIL BOTH JOINED THE CADETS, BOB IN SEA CADETS, NEIL IN ARMY CADETS. MURIEL REMEMBERS WHEN HER DAD AND HER TWO YOUNGER BROTHERS WERE HAVING A BRASS POLISHING CONTEST, EVERYTHING HAD TO LOOK SHARP. “WE WENT THROUGH BRASS POLISH LIKE THERE WAS NO TOMORROW,” EXPLAINS MURIEL. CARL WAS ALWAYS PRACTICING WITH HIS SONS, DRILLING, TRAINING, MARCHING, SALUTING AND TEACHING HIS YOUNG SONS ABOUT MILITARY RULES AND ETIQUETTE WHICH WE HE WAS SO VERY PROUD. THEY HAD FUN TOGETHER. WHEN BOB TURNED 17, HE JOINED THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY WHERE HE REMAINED UNTIL HE RETIRED. AFTER HIS TOUR OF DUTY WAS UP IN 1942, CARL BEGAN WORKING FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA IN THE ROAD MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT. CARL QUIT THE ROAD MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA WHEN HIS BELOVED WIFE FREDA MAY WAS TAKEN FROM HIS SIDE SUDDENLY ON OCTOBER 25, 1942 AT 4:30 P.M. BY A CRAZED GUNMAN. HE THEN TOOK A SIMILAR JOB WORKING FOR THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN ORDER TO STAY CLOSER TO HOME TO LOOK AFTER HIS YOUNG FAMILY AS HE WAS BEING THREATENED AT THAT TIME BY SOCIAL SERVICES THAT HIS CHILDREN WOULD BE TAKEN FROM HIM. FREDA’S MOTHER HONORA SHORTO (WHO WAS 55 OR SO AT THE TIME) TOOK OVER THE RUNNING OF THE HOUSEHOLD DUTIES OF COOKING AND CLEANING ALONG WITH THE ELDEST CHILD MURIEL WHO WAS 11 AT THE TIME. AFTER ONE YEAR OF ROAD MAINTENANCE FOR THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE, CARL WAS PROMOTED OR GRADUATED TO HIS NEW POSITION AS GARBAGE MAN. CARL RETAINED HIS SCOTTISH HERITAGE AND LOVED THE BAGPIPES. HE WOULD PRACTICE AND “PLAY” THE PIPES DOWNSTAIRS AT MURIEL’S HOME SO AS TO NOT ANNOY ANYONE WITH HIS PLAYING. BENOUNCED TO HIM, HOWEVER, THE SCREECHING NOISE WOULD MAKE ITS WAY THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. YOU COULDN’T HELP BUT LAUGH AT THE ENTIRE SCENE. RIGHT UP UNTIL CARL’S DEATH, CARL LOVED TO TALK ABOUT HIS SERVICE AND HIS BELOVED COUNTRY, THE ARMY AND ITS PERSONNEL. HE NEVER STOPPED HIS MORNING ROUTINE EITHER, ALWAYS GETTING UP AT 5 A.M. FOR HIS MORNING CONSTITUTIONAL NO MATTER THE WEATHER. HE ALWAYS KEPT HIMSELF TRIM AND HEALTHY AND ALWAYS FIT AND SHARP. CARL DIED AT THE AGE OF 85 IN LETHBRIDGE. HE WAS LAID TO REST WITH A PROPER MILITARY FUNERAL. THE LETHBRIDGE LEGION PREPARED THE MILITARY SERVICE COMPLETE WITH FLAG, 21 GUN SALUTE AND PLAYING TAPS. HE WAS HONORED PROPERLY.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19705429000
Acquisition Date
1970-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P19705466000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1942
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
1
Length
29.2
Diameter
10.5
Description
40MM HAS BEEN FIRED. MOUTH ENT. "A G/C 1942 LOT 5/9 40/MM" ON BASE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
UNKNOWN. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: THE FOLLOWING REFLECTIONS ARE OF CARL NELSON FRASER AS REMEMBERED BY DAUGHTER MURIEL JEAN GOIAN, “ALBERT WESLEY FRASER AND ELIZA PIERCE, PARENTS OF CARL NELSON FRASER, ARRIVED IN CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. CARL WAS BORN ON JULY 2, 1906 IN BARRIE, ONTARIO. WHEN CARL WAS A TODDLER, THE YOUNG FRASER FAMILY MOVED WEST TO ALBERTA TO THE DISTRICT SURROUNDING LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA TO A CATTLE RANCH. ALBERT AND ELIZA RANCHED WITH THEIR YOUNG FAMILY WELL INTO THEIR LATER YEARS. WHILE RANCHING CONTINUES IN SOUTH WESTERN ALBERTA TODAY, IT WAS ONLY FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AT THE END OF THE 19TH CENTURY THAT THE RANCHES DOMINATED SOUTHERN ALBERTA BEFORE HOMESTEADERS AND SETTLEMENT FENCED IN THE GREAT OPEN RANGES. CARL GREW UP DURING THIS TIME RANCHING AND HORSEBACK RIDING AND LEARNING THE TRADE OF A RANCH HAND ALONG WITH HIS SIX YOUNGER BROTHERS, RALPH, BRUCE, LORNE, LEON, DONALD AND ARCHIE. CARL MET THE WOMAN OF HIS DREAMS, FREDA MAY SHORTO, IN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. CARL FELL IN LOVE WITH FREDA (HOW HE LOVINGLY NICKNAMED “QUEENIE”) AND THEY MARRIED. THEY STARTED A NEW LIFE TOGETHER IN LETHBRIDGE. FREDA BORE CARL THREE CHILDREN, DAUGHTER MURIEL JEAN BORN IN 1934, AND TWO SONS, ROBERT BOYD BORN IN 1938 AND NEILSON MCGREGOR BORN IN 1939. IN 1939, WHEN CARL WAS 33 YEARS OLD, HE JOINED THE ARMED FORCES, ARMY DIVISION. FOUR OF CARL’S BROTHERS ALSO JOINED THE SERVICE. BRUCE WENT INTO THE AIR FORCE, RALPH, LORNE AND LEON ALL JOINED THE ARMY ALONG WITH CARL. NONE OF CARL’S BROTHERS HAD ANY CHILDREN, HOWEVER THEY ALL MARRIED EXCEPT FOR ARCHIE. CARL HAD A VERY YOUNG FAMILY AT THE TIME OF HIS ENTRANCE TO THE ARMED FORCES SO CARL’S DUTIES WERE GEARED CLOSER TO THE HOME FRONT BECAUSE OF HIS YOUNG FAMILY. HIS DUTIES DURING HIS FURLOUGH IN ARMY LIFE INCLUDED GUARDING GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR WHO WERE CONTAINED AT THE KANANASKIS-SEEBE IN THE KANANASKIS MOUNTAINS OF ALBERTA. DESPITE THE FACT THAT LETHBRIDGE WAS HOME TO OVER 13,341 GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR AT POW CAMP 133, THE LARGEST IN CANADA AND ANOTHER POW CAMP 132 (MEDICINE HAT), CARL PERFORMED MOST, IF NOT ALL, HIS MILITARY DUTIES AT THE POW CAMP KANANASKIS-SEEBE. THE PRISONERS FELLED THE TIMBER AND BRUSH BELOW THE PRESENT WATER LINE. CARL WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF REGIMENTAL ENGINEERS (REME) AND WAS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR FIXING VEHICLES AND ENSURING ALL RAN PROPERLY. HE ENJOYED THE SERVICE AND BEING IN CHARGE OF THE MEN. HE TOOK GREAT PRIDE IN HIS SERVICE AND HIS COUNTRY. CARL ALWAYS LOOKED SHARP IN HIS UNIFORM. HE MOVED UP IN RANKS QUICKLY AND BECAME A STAFF SERGEANT CLOSER TO THE END OF HIS THREE-YEAR ENLISTMENT. HIS FIRST AND ONLY ENLISTMENT OR TOUR OF DUTY WAS WITHOUT INCIDENT. HOWEVER CARL RECALLS A TIME WHEN HE WAS IN CHARGE OF REME. DURING ONE DAY OF MANEUVERS A LARGE TRUCK HAD TO TRAVERSE OVER A LARGE EMBANKMENT AND COULDN’T MAKE IT ACROSS, CONSEQUENTLY THE TRUCK GOT STUCK RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE EMBANKMENT. CARL WAS THE ONE RESPONSIBLE IN GETTING THE TRUCK OUT OF ITS PREDICAMENT WITH THE HELP OF A TOW TRUCK. THIS INCIDENT BROKE THE MONOTONY OF THIS PARTICULAR DAY. CARL AND HIS TWO YOUNG SONS, ROBERT BOYD (BOB) AND NEILSON MCGREGOR (NEIL) ENJOYED SPENDING TIME TOGETHER. BOB AND NEIL BOTH JOINED THE CADETS, BOB IN SEA CADETS, NEIL IN ARMY CADETS. MURIEL REMEMBERS WHEN HER DAD AND HER TWO YOUNGER BROTHERS WERE HAVING A BRASS POLISHING CONTEST, EVERYTHING HAD TO LOOK SHARP. “WE WENT THROUGH BRASS POLISH LIKE THERE WAS NO TOMORROW,” EXPLAINS MURIEL. CARL WAS ALWAYS PRACTICING WITH HIS SONS, DRILLING, TRAINING, MARCHING, SALUTING AND TEACHING HIS YOUNG SONS ABOUT MILITARY RULES AND ETIQUETTE WHICH WE HE WAS SO VERY PROUD. THEY HAD FUN TOGETHER. WHEN BOB TURNED 17, HE JOINED THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY WHERE HE REMAINED UNTIL HE RETIRED. AFTER HIS TOUR OF DUTY WAS UP IN 1942, CARL BEGAN WORKING FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA IN THE ROAD MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT. CARL QUIT THE ROAD MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA WHEN HIS BELOVED WIFE FREDA MAY WAS TAKEN FROM HIS SIDE SUDDENLY ON OCTOBER 25, 1942 AT 4:30 P.M. BY A CRAZED GUNMAN. HE THEN TOOK A SIMILAR JOB WORKING FOR THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN ORDER TO STAY CLOSER TO HOME TO LOOK AFTER HIS YOUNG FAMILY AS HE WAS BEING THREATENED AT THAT TIME BY SOCIAL SERVICES THAT HIS CHILDREN WOULD BE TAKEN FROM HIM. FREDA’S MOTHER HONORA SHORTO (WHO WAS 55 OR SO AT THE TIME) TOOK OVER THE RUNNING OF THE HOUSEHOLD DUTIES OF COOKING AND CLEANING ALONG WITH THE ELDEST CHILD MURIEL WHO WAS 11 AT THE TIME. AFTER ONE YEAR OF ROAD MAINTENANCE FOR THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE, CARL WAS PROMOTED OR GRADUATED TO HIS NEW POSITION AS GARBAGE MAN. CARL RETAINED HIS SCOTTISH HERITAGE AND LOVED THE BAGPIPES. HE WOULD PRACTICE AND “PLAY” THE PIPES DOWNSTAIRS AT MURIEL’S HOME SO AS TO NOT ANNOY ANYONE WITH HIS PLAYING. BENOUNCED TO HIM, HOWEVER, THE SCREECHING NOISE WOULD MAKE ITS WAY THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. YOU COULDN’T HELP BUT LAUGH AT THE ENTIRE SCENE. RIGHT UP UNTIL CARL’S DEATH, CARL LOVED TO TALK ABOUT HIS SERVICE AND HIS BELOVED COUNTRY, THE ARMY AND ITS PERSONNEL. HE NEVER STOPPED HIS MORNING ROUTINE EITHER, ALWAYS GETTING UP AT 5 A.M. FOR HIS MORNING CONSTITUTIONAL NO MATTER THE WEATHER. HE ALWAYS KEPT HIMSELF TRIM AND HEALTHY AND ALWAYS FIT AND SHARP. CARL DIED AT THE AGE OF 85 IN LETHBRIDGE. HE WAS LAID TO REST WITH A PROPER MILITARY FUNERAL. THE LETHBRIDGE LEGION PREPARED THE MILITARY SERVICE COMPLETE WITH FLAG, 21 GUN SALUTE AND PLAYING TAPS. HE WAS HONORED PROPERLY.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19705466000
Acquisition Date
1970-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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