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Date Range From
1906
Date Range To
1949
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20160040000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1906
Date Range To
1949
Materials
WOOD, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
7
Length
60.5
Width
30.2
Description
WASHBOARD WITH WOODEN FRAME AND A GREEN-TINTED GLASS GRATE. THE FRONT OF THE WASHBOARD HAS A RIDGE AT THE TOP – LIKELY USED FOR SUPPORT – WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY 6.7 CM DEEP. THE UPPER SECTION OF THE WASHBOARD IS WOODEN WITH SEVERELY FADED BLACK LETTERING THAT READS “MANUFACTURED BY…” THERE IS A CURVED STRIP OF WOOD ACROSS THE BOTTOM OF THE UPPER SECTION AND ANOTHER WOODEN PIECE BELOW THAT WITH THREE RIDGES. THE GLASS HAS A HORIZONTAL GRATE AND IS TEXTURED. THERE IS A HORIZONTAL WOODEN PIECE OF WOOD SUPPORTING THE GLASS AT ITS BASE. THE SIDES OF THE WOODEN FRAME EXTEND ABOUT 13.5 CM BEYOND THE GLASS TO ACT AS THE WASHBOARD’S LEGS. ON THE BACK THERE IS A FLAT PIECE OF WOOD NAILED TO THE FRAME ON THE UPPER SECTION. THE BRAND’S STAMP ON THIS BOARD IS FADED. THERE ARE SEVERELY FADED RED LETTERS AT THE UPPER SECTION OF THIS BOARD WITH A WORD SPECULATED TO BEGIN WITH THE LETTER “E”. UNDERNEATH THE RED INK LETTERS IS “MANUFACTURED BY THE CANADIAN WOODENWARE CO. WINNIPEG ST. THOMAS MONTREAL” STAMPED IN BLACK INK. THE NAILS AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THIS UPPER BOARD VARY IN SIZES. THE BACK SIDE OF THE GLASS GRATE IS SMOOTH. GOOD CONDITION. THERE IS REMNANTS OF SOAP ACCUMULATING AT THE SIDES OF THE GLASS OF THE WASHBOARD. THERE IS SOAP SCUM RUNNING ALONG THE GLASS OF THE BACK OF THE GRATE. THE WOOD FRAME IS WORN AND ROUGH OVER THE GENERAL SURFACE, ESPECIALLY ON THE FRONT, UPPER SECTION. THERE IS A PART OF THE WOOD MISSING FROM THE TOP LEFT OF THE RIDGE. THERE IS AN ACCRETION OF BEIGE PAINT ON THE BACK OF THE GLASS GRATE.
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THIS WASHBOARD CAME TO THE MUSEUM FROM DONOR, LOUISE VERES, WHO RECALLED ITS USE BY HER MOTHER, HELEN LUCILLE BORGGARD (NEE SORGARD). IN AN EMAIL SENT IN NOVEMBER 2016 TO COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN, LOUISE WROTE OF THE ARTIFACT’S HISTORY AND THE PROCESS OF WASHING CLOTHING BEFORE THE EXISTENCE OF AUTOMATED WASHING MACHINES: “DURING THE FIRST PART OF THE 1900[S], MONDAY WAS ALWAYS CONSIDERED WASH DAY IN OUR FAMILY. WHEN MY GRANDMOTHER CAME TO CANADA IN 1906 AND WHEN MY MOM WAS FIRST MARRIED IN 1934 CLOTHES HAD TO BE WASHED BY HAND. FOR THIS CHORE THEY HAD TWO BIG GALVANIZED TUBS. ONE TUB HAD HOME MADE LYE SOAP ADDED FOR WASHING THE DIRTY CLOTHES AND ONE WITHOUT SOAP FOR RINSING TO GET THE SOAP OUT. THE TUBS WERE SET ON A BENCH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE KITCHEN CLOSE TO THE STOVE WHERE THE WATER WAS HEATED IN BUCKETS. IF THERE WERE DIRTY COLLARS OR SOILED KNEES THEY WERE SCRUBBED ON THIS WASHBOARD AND IF THERE WAS GREASE ON CLOTHES, LARD WAS APPLIED TO THE GREASE AND THEN THAT SOILED AREA WAS VIGOROUSLY RUBBED OVER THE WASHBOARD. THE ARTICLE WAS SWISHED AROUND IN THE SOAPY WATER AND PUT THROUGH THE WRINGER THAT SAT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STAND. IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE A WRINGER YOU WRUNG AS MUCH WATER AS YOU COULD BY HAND. THE CLOTHES DROPPED INTO THE OTHER TUB THAT HAD CLEAR, COLD RINSE WATER IN IT. THEN YOU PUT THE RINSED CLOTHES THROUGH THE WRINGER, CAUGHT THEM, GAVE THEM A GOOD SHAKE, PUT THEM IN A WICKER BASKET AND CARRIED THE WASHED CLOTHES OUTSIDE AND HUNG THEM ON THE CLOTHES LINES. THE CLOTHES WERE CLIPPED ON THE LINE WITH WOODEN CLOTHES PEGS. SOMETIMES MOM USED A PRODUCT CALLED BLUING THAT WAS PUT INTO THE RINSE WATER, THE BLUING WAS TO MAKE THE WHITES SEEM EXTRA WHITE ALTHOUGH WHEN YOU HUNG THEM OUTSIDE TO DRY BY SUN THEY WOULD GET BLEACHED AND WERE WHITER THAN WHITE. I SUSPECT THEY WERE WHITER THAN MOST WHITE CLOTHES TODAY. IN THE WINTER, OR IF THERE WAS BAD WEATHER, SHE WOULD HANG THE WET CLOTHES AROUND THE HOUSE ON ANYTHING THAT WOULD GIVE THEM AIR AND A CHANCE TO DRY. IF SHE HUNG THEM OUT AND THE WIND CAME UP THEY WOULD SOMETIMES LOOSEN THEMSELVES FROM THE CLOTHES PINS AND FALL INTO THE DIRT OR GRASS THAT LAY UNDERNEATH. THEN THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE REWASHED. YOU HAD TO BE EXTRA CAREFUL IN THE WINTER WHEN HANGING CLOTHES OUTSIDE. SOMETIMES A COLD WIND WOULD BLOW IN AND YOUR FROZEN CLOTHES ON THE LINE WOULD CRACK OR BE SHREDDED, PERHAPS DOWN THE MIDDLE OF SHIRTS OR SHEETS. IF YOU WERE GOING AWAY FOR THE AFTERNOON YOU USUALLY TOOK THE CLOTHES OFF THE LINE FIRST, EVEN IF THEY WEREN’T DRY. THIS WAS ALL VERY TIME CONSUMING, BUT IT WORKED. THE CLOTHES SMELLED INTOXICATINGLY WONDERFUL WHEN THEY CAME IN OFF THE LINE AND IF THEY STILL WEREN’T DRY YOU HUNG THEM ON LINES IN THE HOUSE. THEN MOM GOT HER FIRST WASHING MACHINE. IT HAD AN ELECTRIC MOTOR ATTACHED AND IT WOULD AGITATE THE CLOTHES IN THE WATER, THEN YOU COULD WRING THE CLOTHES OUT WITH WRINGER AND THEY WOULD FALL INTO A TUB OF COLD RISE WATER. YOU WOULD AGITATE THEM AROUND BY HAND TO RINSE THEM AND PUT THEM THROUGH THE WRINGER AGAIN. THAT PROCESS SEEMED LIKE A PIECE OF CAKE AS IT GOT MUCH MORE OF THE WATER OUT. THAT PROGRESSED TO AN AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINE YOU PLUGGED INTO AN ELECTRIC CIRCUIT AND YOU SIMPLY DID IT THE WAY WE ARE USED TO TODAY. YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED AT THE TIME IT TOOK TO WASH AND DRY THE CLOTHES BEFORE THE NEW AUTOMATIC WASHERS WE USE TODAY CAME INTO EXISTENCE.” IN ADDITION TO THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY VERES IN THE EMAIL REFERRED TO ABOVE, SHE WAS INTERVIEWED BY MACLEAN AT THE TIME OF DONATION (NOVEMBER 2016). THE FOLLOWING EXCERPT HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW: “MY FIRST NAME IS MARJORIE… BUT I GO BY MY SECOND NAME, WHICH IS LOUISE… I WAS BORN IN 1938.” “MY MOM’S NAME IS HELEN LUCILLE BORGGARD, AND HER MARRIED NAME WAS SORGARD… SORGARD IS NORWEGIAN, AND BORGGARD IS DANISH… MY MOTHER TOOK [THE WASHBOARD] OVER FROM MY GRANDMOTHER. MY GRANDMOTHER AND MY GRANDFATHER CAME IN 1906. THEY USED THE WASHBOARD AND THEN THEY GAVE IT TO HER. THEY HAD 10 CHILDREN. I’M SURE IT WAS WELL-USED. MY MOTHER MARRIED IN 1935 AND SHE TOOK THE WASHBOARD AND USED IT UNTIL 1949 WHEN WE MOVED FROM THE FARM TO GRASSY LAKE IN TURIN AND IRON SPRINGS. SHE FINALLY HAD ELECTRICITY AND RUNNING WATER, AND UP TO THAT POINT IT WAS 'PACK YOUR OWN WATER IN A BUCKET AND HEAT IT ON THE STOVE.' AND, SOMETIMES, WRING THE CLOTHES OUT. THEY DIDN’T HAVE ANY MODERN CONVENIENCE AT ALL. [FOLLOWING THESE MODERN CONVENIENCES,] THE WASHBOARD WAS PUT IN A BACK ROOM, BUT IT WAS KEPT. THEN THEY MOVED TO RIONDEL, B.C., AND THEY GAVE ME THE WASHBOARD…” “[T]HE WASHBOARD HAS A LOT OF MEMORIES FOR ME, I GUESS MAINLY BECAUSE WE USED IT EVERY MONDAY. WE WASHED OUR CLOTHES, AND WHEN THEY WERE DIRTY, WE SCRUBBED THEM ON THIS WASHBOARD… IT REALLY WORKED WELL. I GUESS IT’S BECAUSE MY MOM WORKED REALLY HARD.” “I’VE PROBABLY HAD IT FOR 35 YEARS. MY MOTHER DIED 4 YEARS AGO AT 98 [YEARS]. I’M IN A FAMILY OF 4 CHILDREN, AND 3 OF THEM WERE BOYS, AND THEY WEREN’T TOO INTERESTED IN THE WASHBOARD, BUT IT JUST SEEMED LIKE IT WAS PART OF THE FAMILY AND IT DESERVED A HOME… I KNOW I DON’T WASH CLOTHES LIKE THAT ANYMORE. WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT [YOU CAN] SEE THE MARKS FROM THE LYE SOAP THAT WAS USED WHEN THEY SCRUBBED ON THE BOARD, AND THE USE THAT IT’S GONE THROUGH. YOU CAN TELL THAT IT HAS BEEN MENDED, BUT IT’S STILL IN REALLY GOOD SHAPE. I JUST THOUGHT THAT I WANTED IT QUITE BADLY [AND] I GOT IT.” SHE CONTINUED TO RECOUNT HER MEMORIES OF THE WASHBOARD, “I GUESS MOST WHAT I REMEMBER IS THE STOVE - HAVING THESE BUCKETS OF WATER ON THEM BEING HEATED FOR WASHING THE CLOTHES. THIS WATER HAD TO BE PACKED BY BUCKET FROM THE CISTERN. THEN THERE WERE TWO BIG GALVANIZED TUBS [THAT] SAT ON A BENCH. ON ONE SIDE SHE PUT LYE SOAP IN IT AND SHE SWISHED IT AROUND. WHEN SHE SAW SOME SOILS, SHE WOULD RUN THE CLOTHES OVER THE WASHBOARD AND THEY WOULD COME OUT REALLY CLEAN. THEN SHE WOULD PUT THE CLOTHES INTO THE RINSE WATER AND IT HAD BLUING IN IT. THAT WAS FOR THE WHITE CLOTHES, AT LEAST. THAT WAS COLD WATER, THOUGH. THEN THEY HAD TO PACK ALL THIS WATER OUT ... TO FEED THE PIGS BECAUSE WE DIDN’T HAVE VERY MUCH WATER. NO ONE HAD VERY MUCH WATER. WATER WAS A REALLY VALUABLE COMMODITY. THE WASHBOARD WAS HOW WE KEPT UP WITH CLEAN CLOTHES.” WHEN ASKED IF SHE HAD A ROLE IN THE LAUNDRY PROCESS AS A CHILD, VERES EXPLAINED, “NO. IF [MOM] HAD WATER ON THE STOVE, I WASN’T ALLOWED CLOSE. AT 10, I WAS TOO SMALL TO BE HELPING VERY MUCH, BUT I DO REMEMBER HER DOING THIS. THEN YOU TOOK THE CLOTHES OUT TO THE CLOTHES LINE; HUNG IT ON THE CLOTHES LINE WITH CLIPS OR PINS. SOMETIMES THE WIND WOULD COME UP IN THE SUMMER AND THE CLOTHES WOULD BLOW, AND THEY WOULD FALL ONTO THE GROUND, INTO THE DIRT, OR THE GRASS, AND SHE’D HAVE TO PICK THEM UP, BRING THEM BACK INTO THE HOUSE; SHAKE ALL THE DIRT OFF AND WASH THEM ALL OVER AGAIN. IN THE WINTER, WHEN SHE HUNG THEM ON THE LINE PERHAPS IT WAS A CHINOOK AND A NICE DAY. BUT, IF IT TURNED COLD, THE CLOTHES FROZE BEFORE THEY DRIED ON THE LINE. THEY WOULD BE FLAPPING AWAY, BUT THEY WOULD CRACK AND BREAK. THE SHIRTS WOULD CRACK DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE BACK AND BE SHREDDED, AND THE SHEETS WOULD BE SHREDDED, AND THERE WASN’T MONEY TO BUY ANYMORE. YOU HAD TO BE VERY CAREFUL. BEFORE YOU WENT TO TOWN. YOU’D TAKE THEM OFF, EVEN IF THEY WERE STILL WET, AND MAYBE DRY THEM IN THE HOUSE ON ANOTHER LINE. IT WASN’T AN EASY CHORE AND THIS HAPPENED EVERY MONDAY. THEN YOU IRONED THEM WITH THESE BIG FLAT IRONS…” VERES THEN BEGAN TO TALK ABOUT HER FAMILY’S EARLIER HISTORY: “MY GRANDMOTHER, AGNES NANCY SORGARD, WAS A MATTHEWS… BORN IN INDIANA. HER MOM AND DAD HAD COME FROM IRELAND [AND] HAD A HOMESTEAD IN NORTH DAKOTA, AND [IT] WAS NEXT TO WHERE MY GRANDFATHER WAS [WHERE] THEY MET. HE WAS FROM NORWAY... THEY MARRIED, HAD 3 CHILDREN THERE, [THEN] CAME TO ALBERTA.” VERES WAS TOLD THAT THE WASHBOARD FIRST BELONGED TO HER GRANDMOTHER. “MY GRANDMOTHER, AFTER MY MOM MARRIED, PROBABLY HAD A WASHING MACHINE THAT WAS RUN BY KEROSENE. SO SHE PROBABLY DIDN’T NEED [THE WASHBOARD] ANYMORE. IF YOU HAD A FAIRLY DECENT WRINGER, YOU COULD WRING THE WATER OUT OF THE CLOTHES AND A LOT OF THE SOILED PART WOULD COME OUT. MY GRANDPA PROBABLY WASN’T FARMING AS MUCH THEN, AND WE ENDED UP WITH [THE WASHBOARD], SO THAT WAS GOOD.” THE DONOR’S MOTHER, LUCILLE (SORGARD) BORGGARD, CONTRIBUTED TO THE FAMILY HISTORY BOOK TITLED, “IT’S A LONG WAY FROM KILLYCOLPY: A HISTORY OF THE MATTHEWS FAMILY”. THIS WRITTEN ACCOUNT OF BORGGARD’S HISTORY ILLUSTRATES HER OWN HARD WORK THAT HER DAUGHTER RECALLED. IN THE HISTORY BORGGARD WROTE, “I WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 4, 1914 TO GEORGE AND AGNES SORGARD, THE SEVENTH CHILD IN A FAMILY OF TEN. MY FAMILY HAD COME FROM MINOT, NORTH DAKOTA IN 1907 TO HOMESTEAD IN THE TURIN DISTRICT. AFTER FARMING IN TURIN FOR SEVERAL YEARS MY DAD SOLD HIS HOMESTEAD TO THE JOHN KOENEN FAMILY AND MOVED TO A SMALL RANCH ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE LITTLE BOW RIVER WHERE THEY LIVED UNTIL 1916. IN THE SPRING THE RIVER WOULD OVER-RUN ITS BANKS MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE CHILDREN TO GO TO SCHOOL SO MY DAD BUILT A HOUSE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE RIVER WHERE WE LIVED UNTIL 1927... IN 1928, WE MOVED FROM THE HOME BY OUR BELOVED RIVER TO A FARM TWO MILES NORTH OF IRON SPRINGS.” “I WORKED AT HOME AND MY SISTER CARRIE AND I COOKED ON MY DAD’S COOK-CAR DURING THE HARVEST. THEY WERE LONG DAYS, RISING AT FOUR THIRTY FOR AN EARLY BREAKFAST AND WE DID NOT GET TO BED TILL TEN O’CLOCK. WE HAD TO MAKE BREAD AND DO ALL THE BAKING. WE MOVED FROM FARM TO FARM DOING ALL THE THRESHING IN THE DISTRICT FOR THE FARMERS…” ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, HELEN LUCILLE BORGGARD PASSED AWAY ON JUNE 13, 2012. HER OBITUARY STATES HER HUSBAND CLARENCE PASSED AWAY IN 1994. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, FAMILY HISTORY, AND OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P20160040000
Acquisition Date
2016-11
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL WIRE
Catalogue Number
P19738565000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, STEEL WIRE
No. Pieces
1
Length
72.0
Width
23.2
Description
"THE BATWING BEATER PAT NO. 1S44020 JOHNSON NOVELTY CO. DANVILLE, PA." PAINTED GREEN HANDLE. STEEL WIRE BEATER.
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MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
Catalogue Number
P19738565000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19640773000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
61.3
Length
31.7
Description
EDDY'S TWIN BEAVER (PICTURE DEPICTS TREE TRUNK WITH A BEAVER ON EACH SIDE) OR TOP OF EACH SIDE. DOUBLE FACE, CONSTRUCTED OF WOOD.
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MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
Catalogue Number
P19640773000
Acquisition Date
1964-11
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19641259000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
GLASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
61.0
Width
30.5
Description
SINGLE FACED. 21.3 CM. NOTCHES CUT FROM WOOD PCE. ABOVE GLASS. BOARD IS WORN, USED. LARGE CRACK ACROSS WOOD PANNEL ABOVE GLASS. WOOD IS UNFINISHED; STAINS. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
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History
"THE JASPER MOUNTAIN MANUFACTURED BY WESTERN BROOM AND WOODEN WARE LTD. VANCOUVER, B.C. BRAND"
Catalogue Number
P19641259000
Acquisition Date
1964-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WASHING TRAY
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GALVANIZED TIN
Catalogue Number
P19641383000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WASHING TRAY
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD, GALVANIZED TIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
85.8
Width
30.6
Diameter
18.5
Description
27 CM NOTCHED CYLINDRICAL BLOCK, TAPERED AT TOP 4 CM TIN SHEET IS NAILED AROUND ITS DIAMETER. INTO TOP IS RECESSED 59 CM OAK DOWEL, ATTACHED TO ITS HEAD IS OAK HANDLE. CRACKED AND WEATHERED.
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MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
USED IN ROUND WASH TUB, LIKE A PLUNGER OR AGITATOR. USED BY DONOR'S GRANDMOTHER. ____________________________________________________ PARTIAL LABEL COPY BELOW WAS DEVELOPED BY COLLECTIONS INTERN DAVID SMITH IN OCTOBER 2011 FOR AN ISSUE OF LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE’S WHAT’S IT FEATURE. “THIS LAUNDRY AGITATOR PREDATES THOSE INVENTIONS TO A TIME WHEN LAUNDRY WAS DONE BY HAND. HISTORICALLY AGITATORS HAVE BEEN CALLED BY MANY DIFFERENT NAMES, BUT TODAY THEY ARE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS WASHING DOLLIES. LAUNDRY AGITATORS TAKE MANY DIFFERENT SHAPES BUT PERFORM THE SAME FUNCTION. THEY WERE USED TO BOTH POUND THE WET CLOTHES AND TO STIR THE WATER IN LARGE WOODEN OR METAL TUBS. COMMERCIALLY PRODUCED AGITATORS OFTEN HAVE A METAL CONE (WITH HOLES PUNCTURED FOR THE WATER TO CIRCULATE), WHICH IS ATTACHED TO A WOODEN HANDLE. AS THIS AGITATOR IS HAND CRAFTED IT LOOKS DIFFERENT THAN MANY MASS PRODUCED OBJECTS WITH THE SAME FUNCTION.” _________________________________________________________________ IN OCTOBER, COLLECTIONS MADE CONTACT WITH J.D. BRINDLEY’S CALGARY-BASED NIECE, JOAN NYHOFF. SHE INFORMED COLLECTIONS THAT HER MOTHER (DONOR J.D. BRINDLEY’S SISTER), NORAH HUTTON, WAS LIVING (95 YS/O) AND RESIDING IN CALGARY. ON 24 OCTOBER, NYHOFF SENT AN EMAIL TO TECH KEVIN MACLEAN, STATING THAT HER MOTHER RECOGNIZED THE DOLLIE, (SEEN ONLINE DUE TO ITS FEATURE IN THE ONLINE VERSION OF LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE) AND SAID, “IT BELONGED TO HER MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS, JOHN AND MARY TURNER”. ACCORDING TO NYHOFF, HER MOTHER “ONLY REMEMBERS IT BEING USED BY HER (ALICE)” AND THAT IT WAS “BROUGHT TO LETHBRIDGE FROM ENGLAND”. MARY TURNER PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 24 APRIL, 1942 AT AGE 72. HER HUSBAND JOHN PASSED AWAY IN MEDICINE HAT ON 6 DECEMBER 1953 AT AGE 79. PRIOR TO MOVING TO MEDICINE HAT, JOHN WORKED AT THE LETHBRIDGE PROVINCIAL JAIL. ACCORDING TO NYHOFF, JOHN AND MARY TURNER CAME TO LETHBRIDGE FROM ENGLAND IN 1927, FOLLOWING THEIR DAUGHTER ALICE BRINDLEY AND SON-IN-LAW JOHN (JACK) BRINDLEY. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR RELATED OBITUARIES, NYHOFF’S EMAIL AND THE SMITH’S LETHBRIDGE LIVING WHAT’S IT DOLLIE COPY.
Catalogue Number
P19641383000
Acquisition Date
1964-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CHARCOAL TYPE
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, IRON
Catalogue Number
P19641386000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHARCOAL TYPE
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
WOOD, IRON
No. Pieces
1
Height
21.6
Length
21.0
Width
9.5
Description
QUITE BADLY RUSTED. GREEK WARRIOR HEAD CLAMP OR LID. PAINTED RED HANDLE. "G" ON STYLIZED HANDLE. PAINT IS CHIPPING. TOP HAS VENTS CUT INTO EDGE 4 MORE VENTS ON BASE OF IRON. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
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Historical Association
DOMESTIC
Catalogue Number
P19641386000
Acquisition Date
1964-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
COLEMAN
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NICKEL PLATE, STEEL, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19662154000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COLEMAN
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
NICKEL PLATE, STEEL, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
2
Height
17.8
Length
26.7
Width
9.8
Description
SUN COLEMAN INSTANT-LITE. MODEL NO. 609A. MADE IN CANADA (ON TOP OF IRON) BAKELITE HANDLE.
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A SET OF CURLING TONGS DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY IVAN MONTGOMERY. INITIAL DOCUMENTATION RECORDED AT THE TIME OF DONATION IN 1966 CONNECTED MONTGOMERY TO SASKATACHEWAN. A SURVEY OF ARCHIVAL RESOURCES UTILIZED THROUGHOUT THE AUDIT PROCESS WAS UNSUCCESSFUL IN LOCATING FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR.
Catalogue Number
P19662154000
Acquisition Date
1966-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TROUSERS PRESS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WALNUT
Catalogue Number
P19672933000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TROUSERS PRESS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
STEEL, WALNUT
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.1
Length
59.7
Width
33.6
Description
"THE WATTS CAM TOURIST TROUSERS PRESS BRITISH PATENT NO. 17792924809. 245296 FRENCH PATENT NO. 546812. U.S.A. PATENT NO. 1552593. GERMAN R.P.N. NO. 38589 GERMAN D.R.G.M. NO. 858767" SEAL ON TOP OF PRESS. EXTREME DISCOLORING OF WOOD VISIBLE ON ALL EXPOSED SURFACES. SOME MINOR CORROSION ON STEEL. TWO RUBBER FEET REMAIN ON BOTTOM; TWO ARE MISSING. ONE SCREW AND NUT ON BOTTOM ARE RECENT REPAIRS.
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Historical Association
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History
BELONGED TO BOB ALLEN, FATHER OF YVONNE ROBISON. BROUGHT FROM SCOTLAND AND USED BY MR. ALLEN.
Catalogue Number
P19672933000
Acquisition Date
1967-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
C/W WRINGER (EATONIA)
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19683120000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
C/W WRINGER (EATONIA)
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
4
Description
.1 104 CM X 55.9 CM DIA. (TUB BASE). STEEL, WOOD. "CHALLENGE PATENTED 1910" PAINTED ON TUB. "THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED, TORONTO, WINNIPEG" PAINTED ON TUB. WOODEN HANDLE ON FLY WHEEL. WOODEN AGITATOR OPERATES BY MEANS OF A GEAR SYSTEM ATTACHED TO FLY WHEEL. STEEL BANDS AROUND TUB. COMPLETE WITH SIDE ATTACHMENT TO WHICH WRINGER MAY BE MOUNTED. PAINTED TEXT WORN. LID IS COMING APART. SHELF WITH RINGER DAMAGED. .2 WRINGER. 43 CM HT. X 24 CM WTH. X 77.2 M LTH. WOOD, STEEL. 3 PIECES. NO. 11 ON ONE SIDE, "EATONIA THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED CANADA" "NO. 11 EATONIA" ON OTHER SIDE. ON ONE SIDE OF WATER GUIDE "WRINGERS LAST LONGER AND WORK BETTER IF CLOTHES ARE EVENLY SPREAD AND NOT BUNCHED OR TWISTED WHEN PASSING THROUGH THE ROLLERS. ALWAYS REMOVE PRESSURE FROM ROLLS BY RELEASING TOP SCREWS WHEN NOT IN USE. KEEP BEARINGS WELL LUBRICATED. OIL INJURES THE RUBBER". (OPERATES BY HANDLE ON SIDE). ON OTHER SIDE "IMPROVED SURE-GRIP CLAMPS WILL FIT. GALVANIZED IRON, FIBRE OR WOODEN TUBS". "N1" EMBOSSED ON CLAMPS. "815" WRITTEN IN BLACK CRAYON ON FRONT.
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MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
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History
*UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS A RESULT OF AN INTERVIEW RELATED TO THAT SURVEY. ACCORDING TO HANNAH VAN DER LEE (DAUGHTER OF ELLA BUSCH) IN 2010, THE WASHING MACHINE CAME FROM THE FAMILY FARM OUT BY CHAMPION TOWARD VULCAN. THE FAMILY PURCHASED A TWO STORY HOME FILLED WITH ANTIQUES. MANY OF THE ANTIQUES, INCLUDING THE WASHING MACHINE, WERE IMMEDIATELY DONATED TO THE GALT.
Catalogue Number
P19683120000
Acquisition Date
1968-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WASH BOILER
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COPPER
Catalogue Number
P19738573000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WASH BOILER
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
COPPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
33.6
Length
55.8
Width
33.0
Description
BOTTOM BADLY DENTED. COVER MISSING. SEAM OF WALLS AND BASE HAVE BEEN MENDED OVAL SHAPED BASE.
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
Catalogue Number
P19738573000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SAD IRON STAND
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1925
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NICKEL PLATE, PORCELAIN
Catalogue Number
P19739092000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SAD IRON STAND
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1925
Materials
NICKEL PLATE, PORCELAIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
15.2
Width
12.4
Description
TOP SURFACE FINISH MARRED. FOUR PORCELAIN LEGS. RECTANGULAR SHAPE. HAS CORRODED AND TURNED BLACK.
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
Catalogue Number
P19739092000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19739106000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
4
Height
5.1
Length
10.8
Width
7.6
Description
"L DEMCO MADE IN CANADA". HEAVY BRASS MOULD WITH BOTTOM, BODY AND COVER PCS. GROOVE AT TOP SIDE CORNERS OF MOULD HAVE BRASS ALIGNMENT DEVICE SECURED. BRASS WIRE AT TOP CORNERS SECURES COVER PLATE. WHITE RESIDUE COVERS INTERIOR. OUTER BRASS BODY DENTED. BOTTOM PLATE GROOVED ON BOTTOM. BRASS SCREW INSIDE. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
Catalogue Number
P19739106000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ELECTRIC VACUUM TYPE
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1925
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, COPPER
Catalogue Number
P19770301000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ELECTRIC VACUUM TYPE
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1925
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, COPPER
No. Pieces
12
Height
132.5
Diameter
62.2
Description
SN #8733. COPPER PLATED TUB ON 4 LEGS. MACHINE IS ELECTRIC, WITH MANUAL WRINGER. WRINGER IS DETACHABLE; LID IS ALUMINUM. AGITATOR SYSTEM IS VACUUM, AND SPINS. GEAR DRIVEN OFF AN ELECTRIC MOTOR: "AC MOTOR", "MODEL NO. 20001", "110 VOLTS 4.2 AMPS", "GENERAL ELECTRIC", "SER. NO. 2837722". WASHING MACHINE HAS STAMP PLATE ON SIDE OF TUB: "EASY VACUUM ELECTRIC WASHER - MODEL H NO. 8733, EASY WASHING MACHINE CO. LTD., TORONTO, CANADA". WRINGER IS "ANCHOR BRAND" "NO. EASY Z51S", "PAT. MAY 15, 1915". LID IS SCRATCHED & DENTED. TUB DENTED SLIGHTLY ON SIDES. ONE LEG MISSING CASTOR. PLUG-IN CORD APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN FIXED WITH ELECTRICAL TAPE. TWO PIECES OF PLYWOOD HAVE BEEN INSERTED UNDER TUB.
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONATED BY MRS. W.E. BRYANS. COULD SUPPLY NO INFORMATION, EXCEPT ARTIFACT IS "OLD". PATENT DATES INDICATE AGE OF ABOUT 1915. *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR DONOR OR NEXT OF KIN.
Catalogue Number
P19770301000
Acquisition Date
1968-05
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, NAILS, BOLTS
Catalogue Number
P19780003000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
WOOD, NAILS, BOLTS
No. Pieces
11
Length
177.8
Width
4.4
Description
.1 2 PIECES HELD TOGETHER AT TOP WITH MOVEABLE STEEL BRACE AND BUTTERFLY NUT (RUSTED). .2 SAME AS .1 BUT HAS A SMALL TORN STICKER ON ONE END ON BACK. "PLE STRETCH SEPT. 6, 1898". HAS ONE BOLT IN CENTRE. .3-.6 ARE SINGLE PIECES WITH BOLTS AT TOP (OR ONE END). .7-.8 ARE SINGLE PIECES WITH NO BOLTS. .9 IS A SINGLE PIECE WITH NO BOLTS OR NAILS. ALL PIECES .1-.8 HAVE NAILS PROTRUDING ALONG ONE SIDE SPACED 2.5 CM APART. .1-.9 HAVE BEEN RULED IN INCHES. ALL PIECES HAVE 2 SLOTTED HOLES FROM MIDDLE TO ONE END.
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR'S GRANDMOTHER, ALICE WHITE, USED CURTAIN STRETCHERS ON THEIR HOMESTEAD AT CARMANGAY, AB. AND ACQUIRED THEM ABOUT 1910.
Catalogue Number
P19780003000
Acquisition Date
1977-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BON AMI
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SOAP, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19800310000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BON AMI
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1940
Materials
SOAP, PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Length
8.9
Width
6.1
Description
BAR OF UNOPENED SOAP IN YELLOW PAPER WRAPPER WITH PURPLE STRIP. PICTURE OF CHICK BREAKING OUT OF EGG IN LEFT HAND CORNER. FRONT READS "POLISHES AS IT CLEANS BON AMI/MIRRORS WINDOWS WINDSHIELDS". SIDES READ "BON AMI - FOR ALL HOUSEHOLD CLEANING". BACK GIVES DIRECTIONS IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH.
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History
PURCHASED BY CLUB AT BELLEVUE AB. AS PART OF A 75 ANNIVERSARY GRANT FOR A MUSEUM DISPLAY TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE 75 ANNIVERSARY OF THE FORMATION OFTHE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P19800310000
Acquisition Date
1980-10
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BONE
Catalogue Number
P19760010000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
BONE
No. Pieces
1
Description
17.5 CM HT. (SKULL BONE) 40.0 CM HT. (INCL. HORNS) X 22.0 CM WTH. (SKULL BASE 54.0 CM WTH. (HORN SPAN) X 37.0 CM (SKULL). SPECIMEN IS INTACT INCLUDING HORN SHEATHS. NASAL SEPTA AND BONES ARE MISSING. A MATURE COW, BUT YOUNG, AS CRANIAL SUTURES ARE UNFUSED. MOLARS AND PREMOLARS ARE MISSING. SPECIMEN IS WEATHERED A WHITE COLOUR.
Subjects
NATURAL HISTORY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
MR ROWLAND BOUGHT A SECTION OF HUDSON'S BAY LAND IN 1939 AND BROKE AND SEEDED IT IN 1940. THE SKULL WAS RECOVERED FROM BESIDE A SMALL SLOUGH DURING THE CULTIVATION. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF SITE IS SW 1/4 OF SW 1/4 OF SEC. 8, TWP.3, RGE. 18, W OF 4TH. MR. ROWLAND RANCHED FOR MANY YEARS 6 MILES WEST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA AND RESIDES IN RAYMOND.
Catalogue Number
P19760010000
Acquisition Date
1976-04
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19820051000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
32.0 (FOLDED)
Width
12.2 (BLADE)
Description
BLACK PAINT ON STEEL. TOOL IS COMPRISED OF FORKED & CURVED SHAFT WITH CURVED SPIKE & RIVETTED BLADE HAVING CURVED TEETH. WORN EMBOSSED LETTERING ON SHAFT. DOUBLE-JOINTED, POINTED & CURVED LEVER WITH WOOD HANDLE IS ATTACHED AT BLADE END WITH RIVETS. TOOL IS DESIGNED TO GRIP CARPET AND STRETCH IT WITH LEVERAGE FOR INSTALLATION. BLACK PAINT IS CHIPPED; STEEL HAS MINOR CORROSION.
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
THIS DEVICE IS A COMBINED CARPET ADJUSTOR AND STRETCHER. IT WAS PATENTED IN THE US IN 1876 AT A TIME WHEN WALL-TO-WALL CARPET WAS KNOWN ONLY TO UPPER CLASS HOUSEHOLDS. NOT UNTIL THE CARPET INDUSTRY INTRODUCED TECHNOLOGIES INCLUDING “TUFTED”, NON-WOVEN CARPETS AND MAN-MADE FIBRES IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WAS THE COMFORT OF WALL-TO-WALL CARPETING ENJOYED BY THE MASS MARKET. AT POINT OF DONATION, DONOR SAID IT ORIGINALLY BELONGED TO DONOR'S GREAT AUNT & UNCLE, MR/MRS. JIM CRAIG. JIM CRAIG CAME TO CALGARY AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY AS AN IMMIGRATION OFFICER AND HOMESTEADED UP SIMONS VALLEY ROAD IN 1910, NOW PART OF CITY OF CALGARY. FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE DONOR’S OBITUARY AND PATENT-RELATED DOCUMENTS, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19820051000
Acquisition Date
1982-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19810020000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1930
Materials
CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.2
Diameter
5.5
Description
BLACK, WHITE. SIZE: 113.4 G. FRONT READS "WHITE WONDER WATERPROOF SHOE CLEANER". BACK GIVES DIRECTIONS. CONTAINER UNOPENED. "MANUFACTURED BY WALTER CARDWELL-OPAL ST., LOS ANGELES".
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
PURCHASED FROM MCCAFFREY'S DRUGS BY CLUB AS PART OF 75 ANNIVERSARY GRANT FOR MUSEUM DISPLAY.
Catalogue Number
P19810020000
Acquisition Date
1981-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PANTS PRESS
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19930065000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PANTS PRESS
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
73
Width
29.5
Description
REDDISH STAINED WOOD WITH STEEL SCREW PRESS. BASE IS SINGLE PIECE OF WOOD WITH TWO 32.5CM STEEL BRACKETS BOLTED TO BACK OF WOOD. ON EACH SIDE SUPPORTED BY EACH END OF BRACKETS ARE PRESS BARS THREADED AT EACH END WITH EACH HAVING A WING-NUT FOR TIGHTENING. AT ONE END OF BASE IS RECTANGULAR STEEL HOLDER ALSO FASTENED TO WOOD BY STEEL BRACKETS. THE BRACKETS ARE FASTENED WITH TWO SCREWS EACH. HOLDER FRAME HAS STEEL CROSS-PIECE FOR HOLDING PANTS IN PLACE. IN MIDDLE OF BOARD IS WHITE PAPER LABEL WITH RED PRINTING. IT READS " "WATTS" TROUSER PRESS" AND "REVERSE THIS BOARD AND PLACE TROUSERS ON OTHER SIDE" ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAINTENANCE AND USE. THE TOP PRESS IS MADE UP OF TWO 64CM X 10CM WOODEN PIECES FINISHED LIKE THE BASE IS HELD TOGETHER BY TWO 35CM X 3.2CM STEEL CROSS PIECES. EACH CROSS PIECE HAS U-SHAPED OPENING AT EACH END WHERE PRESS BARS FROM BASE JOIN TO FORM PRESS. CROSS PIECES ARE BOLTED IN EACH. ENGRAVED INTO ONE CROSS PIECE IS "THE UNIVERSAL AUTOMATIC PRESSER & STRETCHER (WATT'S PATENT)". AT CENTER OF ONE OF THE WOOD PIECES IS WHITE PLASTIC LABEL WHICH READS "PERPETUAL CREASING THE "ELLANBY" REGD. TROUSERS PRESS (WATT'S PATENT)". SOME PITTING AND CORROSION ON STEEL PIECES AND SLIGHT SPLITTING ON ENDS OF WOOD PIECES. WOOD IN GENRAL IS SLIGHTLY DIRTY.
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MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
WILLIAM GEORGE ALDOUS BROUGHT PANTS PRESS FROM ENGLAND IN APPROX. 1913.
Catalogue Number
P19930065000
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SAD IRON STAND
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990035120
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SAD IRON STAND
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.5
Length
17.4
Width
10.2
Description
DIAMOND SHAPED. THE LETTER "T" IS SUSPENDED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DIAMOND. THERE ARE FOUR SHORT LEGS AT EACH POINT OF THE DIAMOND ON THE BACK SIDE. "MCKENZIE" IS WRITTEN ON THE BACK OF THE "T" IN BLACK FELT MARKER - FADING.
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
PRESUMABLY BELONGED TO, OR WAS DONATED TO THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB BY ONE OF THE MCKENZIE FAMILY. ALVIN HUGH, EDWARD & ELIZABETH, LEONARD JOHN JR., LILA, NORMA, AND WILBUR AND ANNIE MCKENZIE WERE ALL MEMBERS OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035120
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
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