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Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19672911000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
111.0
Description
POLAR BELL RIVETED TO LEATHER STRAP. "FLEUR-DE-LIS" AND SECOND FLORAL INSIGNIA ON BACK OF EACH RIVET. 2 BELLS APPEAR MISSING. BUCKLE AT ONE END.16 BELLS CONNECTED TO BELT.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG, 1894. SEE ATTACHED HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19672911000
Acquisition Date
1967-11
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19739367000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BRASS, LEATHER
No. Pieces
3
Length
216.0
Description
POLAR BELLS, BUCKLE TO FORM CIRCLE. BELT HAS BROKEN INTO 2 PIECES. 10 HOLES IN LEATHER INDICATE MISSING BELLS. LEATHER IS CRACKED. 2 BELLS EXIST SEPARATE FROM BELT. 21 BELLS CONNECTED TO BELT. LEATHER BELT HAS BUCKLE STRAP DOUBLE RIVETED AT OTHER END.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894.
Catalogue Number
P19739367000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
P19651393000-GA
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1922
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19651393000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19651393000-GA
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1922
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
78.1
Length
17.1
Width
14.6
Description
NAME PLATE ON FRONT: "CANADIAN CLEVELAND FARE BOX MFG'D BY S.F. BOWSER COMPANY LT. TORONTO, ONTARIO. SERIAL NO. 2040". BRASS LOCK & ON IT STAMPED: "THE FOUR WAY LOCK CO. CHICAGO PATS. PENDING CLEVELND FAREBOX CO." BOX HAS GLASS WALLS, STEEL FRAME, BRASS HANDLE. GLASS IS CRACKED ON 1392. SOME CORROSION AND CHEMICAL RESIDUE PRESENT.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
USED IN CITY'S EARLY STREETCARS.
Catalogue Number
P19651393000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT DIAMOND FARE BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
2012
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20140018000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT DIAMOND FARE BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
2012
Materials
STEEL, BRASS, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
58.5
Length
16
Width
15
Description
CYLINDER WITH STEEL BASE BOLTED TO CLEAR PLASTIC CANISTER, TOPPED WITH ROUNDED ALUMINIUM CAP WITH BEVELED SLOT THAT OPENS INTO PLASTIC CANISTER WITH TWO TOOTHED, METAL, ANGLED FLAPS. BASE HAS TWO IRREGULAR METAL SHAPES EMERGING FROM ONE SIDE, AND A RED, WHITE, AND YELLOW LABEL STUCK TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE THAT READS “CASH FARES – PLEASE OBTAIN A TRANSFER WHEN PAYING FARE… L.A. TRANSIT…”. BASE BOTTOM IS STOPPED WITH BRASS PLUG, STAMPED WITH TEXT READING “DIAMOND MFG. CO. – KANSAS CITY, MO.” AND “47” HANDWRITTEN IN BLACK MARKER. GENERAL WEAR, NICKS IN METAL, CLOUDING OF PLASTIC, SCUFFS AND TEARS ON LABEL, TAPE RESIDUE ALONG BOTTOM EDGE. OVERALL GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
RETAIL TRADE
History
THIS FARE BOX WAS PRODUCED BY DIAMOND MANUFACTURING IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, AND USED IN LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT BUSES BETWEEN 1970 AND 2012. ON APRIL 23, 2015, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN INTERVIEWED DIANE BOULTON, AN EMPLOYEE WITH LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT FROM 1975 TO 2014. BOULTON SAID: “I WAS A BUS DRIVER AND THEN WENT ON TO BECOME PART OF MANAGEMENT… [THIS TYPE OF FARE BOX] WAS IN SERVICE WHEN I STARTED WITH THE DEPARTMENT IN 1975 AND HAD PROBABLY BEEN IN SERVICE FOR MAYBE FIVE TO 10 YEARS [ALREADY]. IT IS CALLED A DIAMOND FARE BOX… IT WOULD BE MOUNTED ON A STANCHION NEXT TO THE DRIVER’S COMPARTMENT… IT’S A STAINLESS STEEL CYLINDER THAT IS OPEN… AND WE WOULD SLIDE A SOLID BRASS CYLINTER UP INSIDE OF IT THAT WAS A LOCKING MECHANISM FOR THE FARE BOX… THERE WAS A LOCKING MECHANISM ON [THE] FLANGE THAT WOULD LOCK IT IN PLACE AND [IT] REQUIRED A TWO-KEY SYSTEM TO GET IN AND OUT OF… AT THE TOP, IT’S AN OPEN CYLINDER, SO SOMEBODY COULD COME IN WITH A HANDFUL OF CASH AND… YOU ARE GOING TO GET MULTIPLE TYPES OF COINS… IT’S REALLY HARD TO COUNT THE PHYSICAL FARE… SO YOU’RE TAKING THE CUSTOMER ON THEIR HONESTY… THE DRIVERS [ALSO] HAD TO PHYSICALLY COUNT WHEN WE WERE DOING PASSENGER COUNTS TO TRY AND GET SOME SORT OF STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE RIDING, WHAT FARE CATEGORIES WERE RIDING… WITH THE ELECTRONIC FARE BOX [ADOPTED BY LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT IN 2012], IT TELLS EXACTLY WHEN IT’S GOT THE ALLOTTED FARE [AND] AT THE SAME TIME IT’S TAKING YOUR FARE, IT’S COUNTING YOU AS A PASSENGER… THE ELECTRONIC FARE BOX GIVES US A HUGE AMOUNT OF DATA, THAT VERY EASILY IT OBTAINED, WHILE THIS ONE WAS MORE ONEROUS… [ANOTHER REASON] THAT WE STARTED TO SWITCH OUT WAS THAT WE STARTED TO GET DIFFICULTY IN GETTING PARTS BECAUSE THE [DIAMOND] FARE BOX ITSELF WAS FAIRLY OLD.” BOULTON CONTINUED: “BECAUSE IT’S WHAT I USED ALL THE TIME [AS A BUS DRIVER] THERE’S SOME NOSTALGIA THERE… THE SIMPLICITY OF IT… AS THINGS CHANGE AND MOVE FORWARD… IT’S KINDA NEAT… I THINK WHEN I FIRST STARTED IT WAS… $0.65 FOR AN ADULT FARE, AND $0.25 OR $0.35 FOR 17 OR UNDER CHILD FARE, AND SENIORS HAD A PASS THAT THEY RODE FREE… THERE WAS THE ODD TIME WHERE PEOPLE WOULD TRY AND FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GET THE CYLINDER OUT OF A BOTTOM OF IT… AND OCCASIONALLY THE CYLINDERS WOULD FALL OUT IF [YOU] WERE IN A HURRY WHEN YOU WERE PUTTING THEM IN AND YOU DIDN’T QUITE GET THE LOCKING MECHANISM SHUT… YOU’D BE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, BOOM! THE CYLINDER WOULD DROP OUT OF THE BOTTOM… WE HAD 50-60 OF THE DIAMOND FARE BOXES [AND] THE ACTUAL COIN CYLINDERS THAT WENT UP INSIDE, WE PROBABLY HAD 120-150 OF THOSE BECAUSE, FOR EVERY [FULL] ONE YOU DROPPED OUT, YOU HAD TO PUT ANOTHER UP AND THEY WOULD GET DROPPED OUT AT NIGHT, SO THEY WOULDN’T GET OPENED UNTIL THE NEXT MORNING [FOR FARES TO BE COUNTED].” ACCORDING TO THE ARTICLE “DIAMOND FAREBOXES ARE FOREVER”, PUBLISHED IN FEBRUARY 2013 ON BUSRIDE.COM, DIAMOND MANUFACTURING HAS PRODUCED ROUND FAREBOXES FOR COIN FARES SINCE 1947. DIAMOND-BRAND FAREBOXES ARE USED BY TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN EVERY AMERICAN STATE, THROUGHOUT CANADA, AND IN MEXICO, VENEZUELA, BERMUDA AND GUAM. THE AVERAGE LIFESPAN OF A DIAMOND FAREBOX IS 30 YEARS, WITH LITTLE MAINTENANCE REQUIRED DUE TO THE SIMPLICITY OF THE DESIGN. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND ONLINE SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P20140018000
Acquisition Date
2014-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
P19651393000-GA
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1922
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, GLASS, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19651392000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19651393000-GA
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1922
Materials
STEEL, GLASS, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
78.1
Length
17.1
Width
14.6
Description
NAME PLATE ON FRONT: "CANADIAN CLEVELAND FARE BOX MFG'D BY S.F. BOWSER COMPANY LT. TORONTO, ONTARIO. SERIAL NO. 2040". BRASS LOCK & ON IT STAMPED: "THE FOUR WAY LOCK CO. CHICAGO PATS. PENDING CLEVELND FAREBOX CO." BOX HAS GLASS WALLS, STEEL FRAME, BRASS HANDLE. GLASS IS CRACKED ON 1392. SOME CORROSION AND CHEMICAL RESIDUE PRESENT.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
USED IN EARLY STREET CARS.
Catalogue Number
P19651392000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HARDWOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738497000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
HARDWOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
35.0
Width
4.8
Diameter
3.3
Description
HARDWOOD HANDLE, STEEL HEAD. SOME SURFACE CORROSION.
Subjects
MASONRY & STONEWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
USED IN HOLLAND TO SHAPE BRICKS AND LAY THEM WHEN PAVING THE STREETS WITH BRICK.
Catalogue Number
P19738497000
Acquisition Date
1966-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1922
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19860120000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1922
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
279.0
Width
15.8
Description
BROWN. BRASS THROAT LATCH. SNAKESKIN PATTERN ON CHEEK PIECES. BIT DECORATED WITH EMBOSSED FEATHER PATTERN. ALUMINUM BAND OVER LEATHER CROSS-HEAD STRAP.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
BRIDLE FROM EWING FAMILY. FOR HISTORY PROVIDED BY DONOR SEE P19860118000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19860120000
Acquisition Date
1986-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20010088010
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
205
Description
BROWN LEATHER BRIDLE. HAS A STEEL BIT WITH ANGLED GROOVES ON ONE SIDE. IMPRESSED INTO BIT IS A SMALL HAND AND "MADE IN ENGLAND". THERE IS A STEEL BAR ON EITHER SIDE OF THE BIT (WHICH IT IS ATTACHED TO) THAT EACH HAVE BLACK TAPE WRAPPED AROUND THEM JUST ABOVE BIT. THERE IS A SHORT CHAIN HANGING FROM ONE SIDE OF BIT THAT IS RUSTED.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
DONOR GOT BRIDLE FROM LOCAL CA RITCHIE PATTERSON. GOODRICH'S SHOWED HIS AMERICAN SADDLE BRED HORSES. DONOR RECEIVED BRIDLE AROUND 1946-47, ALONG WITH SADDLE P20010088011 AND CINCH P20010088009. DONOR IS AN ACCOMPLISHED HORSEMAN. OVER THE YEARS SHE HAS COMPETED IN ALL TYPES OF HORSE SHOWS, INCLUDING PERFORMANCE AND BREED SHOWS. VIVIEN DID ALL THE TRAINING OF HER HORSES AND HAS ACCUMULATED COUNTLESS RIBBONS TO ATTEST TO HER EFFORTS AND SUCCESS. VIVIEN WAS A MEMBER OF THE WHOOP-UP SADDLE CLUB FOR OVER 45 YEARS. SHE ORGANIZED THE FIRST MUSICAL RIDE THAT THE CLUB PERFORMED AND WAS ALSO INSTRUMENTAL IN ORGANIZING THE FIRST HORSE SHOW THAT THE CLUB HOSTED. VIVIEN HAS ASSISTED MANY EQUESTRIAN CLUBS WITH LOANS AND GRANTS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA EQUESTRIAN COUNCIL. AMONG HER MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE: 1963, FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE CHINOOK ARABIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION; 1965, BEGAN A RIDING SCHOOL AND TRAINING CENTER ON 13TH STREET NORTH IN LETHBRIDGE; 1973, FOUNDED THE ALBERTA HORSEMEN'S COUNCIL; 1974, WAS THE MAIN FORCE IN THE ORGANIZATION OF THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA EQUESTRIAN COUNCIL; 1975, FOUNDED AND SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THE OLD MAN PINTO CLUB; 1984, FOUNDED THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION; 1988, PRESIDENT OF THE GOLDEN AGE EQUESTRIAN CLUB. IN THE 1990S A STROKE RESTRICTED VIVIEN'S PHYSICAL INVOLVEMENT WITH THE CLUBS, BUT SHE CONTINUES TO OFFER SUPPORT AND INCENTIVE IN OTHER WAYS. IN 1997 & 1998 VIVIEN DEVELOPED "THE VIVIEN GOODRICH AWARD" TO ENCOURAGE AND REWARD PARTICIPATION IN A S.A.E.C. EQUINE FAIR. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20010088010
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
STOCKMAN'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19705619000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STOCKMAN'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
10
Length
215.6
Width
21.9
Description
DECORATIVE LEATHER DISC ON EACH SIDE OF 12.CM WIDE PART MOUTH BIT WITHOUT ROLLER IN PART. LEATHER IS BROWN, EXCEPT FOR ONE REIGN. THIS BLACK REIGN IS LONGER THAN THE OTHER. IT WAS MOST LIKELY A REPLACEMENT PART. DECORATIVE METAL BUTTONS / STUDS ON VARIOUS PARTS OF THE LEATHER. SEVEN ADJUSTABLE BUCKLES ON THE REIGNS.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING A RAZOR DONATED BY C. N. FRASER. RESEARCH USING THE GALT ARCHIVES AND THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVAL DATABASE FOUND THAT THE DONOR WAS CARL N. FRASER. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON MAY 3, 1991, FRASER WAS BORN IN BARRIE, ONTARIO IN 1906. HE ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1909 WHERE HE RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION. THE OBITUARY STATES, "CARL WAS EMPLOYED WITH THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE UNTIL RETIREMENT IN 1971." HE LOST HIS FIRST WIFE, FREDA MAY "QUEENIE" FRASER (NEE SHORTO), IN 1943. A LETHBRIDGE HERALD NEWS ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 26, 1943 DESCRIBES THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HER DEATH. THE COUPLE HAS THREE CHILDREN, ROBERT "BOB" BOYD, NEILSON "NEIL" MCGREGOR, AND MURIEL JEAN GOIAN. FRASER'S SECOND WIFE WAS NAMED SARAH "SADIE" FRASER. CARL N. FRASER PASSED AWAY IN ON MAY 1, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS. INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY WAS LEARNED FROM THE DONOR'S DAUGHTER, MURIEL GOIAN, DURING THE 2012 COLLECTIONS SURVEY OF MILITARY ARTIFACTS. FOR THAT INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672486000. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672476000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REFERENCED ABOVE AND CLIPPINGS FROM THE ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19705619000
Acquisition Date
1970-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
STOCKMAN'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738790000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STOCKMAN'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS, STEEL
No. Pieces
9
Length
209.5
Description
1.9 CM - 5.1 CM. 12.7 WIDE PORT MOUTH BIT WITHOUT ROLLER IN PORT. BIT DECORATED WITH EMBOSSED BUFFALO HEADS & HORNS & ATTACHED DECORATED REIN BAR. BRIDLE IS USED ON A WESTERN SADDLE HORSE. CONCH MISSING FROM LEFT CHEEK PIECE. NO THROAT LATCH. THATCH WEAVE PATTERN ON CHEEK PIECES. FOUR ADJUSTABLE BUCKETS ON BRIDLE. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE. WHITE RESIDUE FOUND ON ITEM IN 2004. SMALL LEATHER LOOP BROKEN OFF OF ARTIFACT (OCT. 15, 2006)
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING A RAZOR DONATED BY C. N. FRASER. RESEARCH USING THE GALT ARCHIVES AND THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVAL DATABASE FOUND THAT THE DONOR WAS CARL N. FRASER. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON MAY 3, 1991, FRASER WAS BORN IN BARRIE, ONTARIO IN 1906. HE ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1909 WHERE HE RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION. THE OBITUARY STATES, "CARL WAS EMPLOYED WITH THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE UNTIL RETIREMENT IN 1971." HE LOST HIS FIRST WIFE, FREDA MAY "QUEENIE" FRASER (NEE SHORTO), IN 1943. A LETHBRIDGE HERALD NEWS ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 26, 1943 DESCRIBES THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HER DEATH. THE COUPLE HAS THREE CHILDREN, ROBERT "BOB" BOYD, NEILSON "NEIL" MCGREGOR, AND MURIEL JEAN GOIAN. FRASER'S SECOND WIFE WAS NAMED SARAH "SADIE" FRASER. CARL N. FRASER PASSED AWAY IN ON MAY 1, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS. INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY WAS LEARNED FROM THE DONOR'S DAUGHTER, MURIEL GOIAN, DURING THE 2012 COLLECTIONS SURVEY OF MILITARY ARTIFACTS. FOR THAT INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672486000. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672476000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REFERENCED ABOVE AND CLIPPINGS FROM THE ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19738790000
Acquisition Date
1971-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PIGEON WING BLIND BRIDLE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738231000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIGEON WING BLIND BRIDLE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
5
Description
SIZE: 1. 15.9 SNAFFLE ON JOINED BIT. STEEL STUDMISSING FROM HEAD STALL. LEATHER HAS BEEN DYED BLACK. BRASS CAPS/STUDS MOUNTED ON LEATHER. TARNISHED. SOME ARE MISSING. 3 ADJUSTABLE BUCKLES ON BRIDLE. WHITE RESIDUE FOUND ON ITEM IN 2004.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894
Catalogue Number
P19738231000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PIGEON WING BLIND BRIDLE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19739371000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIGEON WING BLIND BRIDLE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
5
Description
SIZE: 2.5 CM. DESIGNED TO FIT OVER THE HEAD OF A HORSE. CONTAINS FIVE ADJUSTMENT BUCKLES. LEATHER HAS BEEN DYED BLACK, BUT IS FADED IN SOME AREAS. BRASS KNOBS ARE MOUNTED IN VARIOUS AREAS FOR DESIGN. DOUBLE TWISTED WIRE BIT WITH JOINTED MOUTH. WHITE RESIDUE FOUND ON ITEM IN 2004.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894.
Catalogue Number
P19739371000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CONCORD BLIND BRIDLE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19651446000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CONCORD BLIND BRIDLE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Description
SIZE: 2 CM 15.9 CM WIDE OVERCHECK BIT. TWO "BLINKERS". LEATHER, 10.5 CM (W) X 11.5 CM (L)
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
TRANSPORTATION
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894. COMMONLY USED ON FARM TEAMS.
Catalogue Number
P19651446000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1948
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19880035050
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1948
Date Range To
1955
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
15.3
Description
MILEAGE WHEEL OR DISC CALCULATOR. MILEAGE CALCULATIONS ARE FROM LETHBRIDGE. LABEL "MARQUIS MOTORS LTD. 7TH STREET & 1ST AVENUE S."
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
RETAIL TRADE
History
MARQUIS MOTORS BEGAN IN 1938 AS THE MARQUIS CAR EXCHANGE AT 430 7TH ST. S. BECAME MARQUIS MOTORS AT 313 7TH ST. S AND MOVED IN 1948 TO 101-107 7 ST. S. TAKEN OVER AS FRED KING MOTORS AFTER 1955. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED A BIOGRAPHY OF AB CHERVINSKI, THE DONOR OF THIS OBJECT, WITH INFORMATION FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1982, 1989, AND 2011. ADAM ABRAHAM 'AB" CHERVINSKI WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 24, 1920 IN LETHBRIDGE. AS A TEENAGER HE WORKED AS A MESSENGER BOY FOR THE CPR TELEGRAPH OFFICE. CHERVINSKI BRIEFLY LIVED IN ONTARIO DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE AIR FORCE, BUT RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED FOR ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES FOR 37 YEARS. HE WAS A LIFELONG COLLECTOR OF ANTIQUES, AVID LOCAL HISTORIAN, AND HEAVILY INVOLVED IN MUSICAL THEATRE. AB CHERVINSKI DIED ON JUNE 2, 2011. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970107001-GA FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ABOUT CHERVINSKI. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ADAM ABRAHAM CHERVINSKI. EXTENSIVE RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR'S LIVING NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19880035050
Acquisition Date
1988-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041886
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON, NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
275
Width
203.7
Description
RECTANGULAR NYLON AND COTTON WEAVE CARPET, BLUE AND BEIGE ARE THE DOMINANT COLOURS. CARPET HAS DOUBLE BORDER. OUTER BORDER IS REPEATING SWASTIKA PATTERN. INNER BORDER IS BEIGE BASE WITH BLUE STARS, HEARTS AND OTHER GEOMETRIC DESIGNS ON IT. CENTER OF CARPET IS RECTANGULAR AREA WHICH IS BLUE IN BASE COLOUR WITH BEIGE AND RED DESIGNS OF STARS, LEAFS, BIRDS, HEARTS AND OTHER GEOMETRIC DESIGNS.
Subjects
FLOOR COVERING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR RELATES THAT THE CARPET WAS BROUGHT FROM JAPAN BY ONE OF HER PARENTS AND WAS IN THEIR HOME IN VANCOUVER. CARPET TRAVELLED FROM VANCOUVER TO COALDALE VIA SLOCAN CITY. RUG IS MENTIONED IN DONOR'S NOVEL "OBASAN". THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF THIS ARTIFACT, KOGAWA SAID: “THIS LOVELY CARPET, IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL THING, IT WAS IN OUR HOUSE IN MARPOLE, AND I REMEMBER IT AS A CHILD… IT WAS IN THE LIVING ROOM… IT WAS BORDERED BY THIS VERY LUSH COUCH AND THE GRAMOPHONE RECORD… I BELIEVE THAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BOUGHT IN VANCOUVER WHEN [MY PARENTS MOVED INTO THEIR HOUSE IN 1937… [THEN] IN SLOCAN, IT WAS IN THE LIVING ROOM, AND OF COURSE WE DIDN’T HAVE ANY VACUUM CLEANER, SO WE COULDN’T KEEP THE THING CLEAN, SO IT WAS ONLY SWEPT… AND IN COALDALE, IN THIS ONE ROOM SHACK THAT WE HAD, IT WAS THERE, IN THE ONE ROOM… IT WAS THERE WITH US ALL OUR LIVES… I’M SURE WAS A BRIGHT, VIBRANT BLUE AT ONE POINT, ITS DARK [NOW]… BLUE WAS MY MOTHER’S FAVOURITE COLOUR… HENCE THE BLUE DRESS AND HER BLUE CLOTHES. SHE WAS A FASHION PLATE, AND SHE LOVED BEAUTIFUL THINGS.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041886
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PARAMOUNT THEATRE SALVAGE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2007
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P20070023001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PARAMOUNT THEATRE SALVAGE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2007
Materials
CLOTH
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Length
146.5
Width
91.2
Description
SWATCH OF CARPET, RED BACKGROUND WITH FILIGREE PATTERN IN BLACK, GREEN, OCHRE, AND TAN COLOURS. SEAM ALONG LENGTH OF CARPET. CARPET HEAVILY WORN IN TWO PLACES. LOOSE THREADS AROUND EDGES AND STAINED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
FLOOR COVERING
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
SWATCH OF CARPET REMOVED FROM STAIRWELL OF PARAMOUNT THEATRE AFTER ITS CLOSURE IN 2007. CARPET APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN ORIGINAL TO THE BUILDING (SEE 19752201444 AND 19752201445 IN ARCHIVES FOR EARLY IMAGES OF THEATRE. PHOTOS TAKEN AT GRAND OPENING OF THEATRE). THE SAME PATTERN REMAINED IN USE IN THE THEATRE'S LOBBY UNTIL AT LEAST 1968 (SEE199110764140 IN ARCHIVES). NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH JOEY SHACKLEFORD (GRANDSON OF A.W. SHACKLEFORD) IN 2010 AND HE SAID THE RUG SAW A LOT OF TRAFFIC. THE SEAMS WOULD FALL APART AND GET FIXED UNTIL THEY COULDN'T BE FIXED ANYMORE. WHEN NEW CARPETS WERE PURCHASED THEY TRIED TO PICK OUT DARK PATTERNS THAT WERE SIMILAR TO THE OLD ONES. THEY WANTED THE RUGS TO WEAR WELL. ACCORDING TO SHACKLEFORD, THE LOBBY, BACK OF THE THEATRES AND AISLES WOULD HAVE BEEN CARPETED. IN JANUARY OF 1946, MAJESTIC THEATRES, OWNED BY A. W. SHACKLEFORD AND FAMOUS PLAYERS, PURCHASED A SITE AT THE CORNER OF EIGHTH STREET AND FOURTH AVENUE FOR THE FUTURE PARAMOUNT THEATRE. THE 950-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE COST $250,000 TO CONSTRUCT AND OPENED ITS DOORS ON OCTOBER 9, 1950. DURING IT’S 61 YEAR HISTORY (IT CLOSED IN 2007), SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT AND THE SOUND OF MUSIC WERE THE TWO OF THE TOP SHOWS, GRACING SCREENS FOR 13 AND 11 WEEKS, RESPECTIVELY. EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVELY, IN 1997 AND 1998 "THE TITANIC" RAN FOP 24 WEEKS. ROBERT SHACKLEFORD, CAPITOL’S HOUSE MANAGER AND A. W. SHACKLEFORD’S YOUNGEST SON, SAID, “THE PARAMOUNT BECAME A LANDMARK IN THIS CITY… IT WAS CONSIDERED THE FINEST THEATRE OF ITS TIME, NOT JUST IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT ANYWHERE.” IN ADDITION TO THE THEATRE, THREE OTHER BUSINESSES WERE HOUSED IN THE PARAMOUNT’S BUILDING, ALL OPENING OCTOBER 4TH, 1950: DON’S FLOWER AND GIFT SHOP, MARGOT’S LADIES WEAR, AND BROWN’S MUSIC SUPPLIES. THE PARAMOUNT DINER OPENED ITS DOORS ON OCTOBER 9, 1950, AND CLOSED IN 2005. DOUGLAS SHACKLEFORD, A. W. SHACKLEFORD’S ELDEST SON, MANAGED PARAMOUNT THEATRE FOR ITS FIRST YEAR, WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE NEW PARAMOUNT THEATRE, DOUGLAS SHACKLEFORD RESPONDED, “[IT’S] THE BEST IN THE WEST.” IN 1951, THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE RECEIVED THE LARGE MERIT AWARD, THE HIGHEST HONOUR AWARDED BY THE MOTION PICTURE THEATRE INDUSTRY. AN ACCOMPANYING PLAQUE STATED, “SELECTED BY THE SKILLED TECHNICAL EDITORS OF EXHIBITOR AND THEATRE CATALOG TO RECEIVE THE “LARGE MERIT AWARD” INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION AS ONE OF THE MOST MODERN AND WELL APPOINTED OF ALL CURRENT THEATRES IN 1951.” THE THEATRE BOASTED STATE-OF-THE-ART SOUND AND PROJECTOR EQUIPMENT. THE PROJECTORS WERE THE FIRST OF THEIR KIND TO BE INSTALLED IN WESTERN CANADA. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH LETHBRIDGE HERALD IN OCT 1950, HARRY BOYSE, HEAD PROJECTIONIST, SAID, “THE PARAMOUNT’S PROJECTION SUITE IS ULTRA MODERN. IT IS EQUIPPED WITH THE LATEST PROJECTORS AND HAS SOUND EQUIPMENT THAT LEAVES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO BE DESIRED.” ANOTHER MODERN FEATURE OF THE THEATRE WAS THE ONE-WAY GLASS LOCATED BETWEEN THE MANAGER’S OFFICE AND THE AUDITORIUM AND FOYER. MANY DESIGN FEATURES OF THE PARAMOUNT STRESSED COMFORT. KROEHLER SLIDE-BACK CUSHIONED SEATS ALLOWED FOR CUSTOMERS TO REMAIN SEATED WHILE ALLOWING OTHERS TO PASS. LIGHTING SYSTEMS WERE DESIGNED TO GRADUALLY DECREASE AND INCREASE IN BRIGHTNESS SO THAT CUSTOMERS COULD ACCLIMATIZE. ADDITIONAL COMFORTS INCLUDE A WAITING LOUNGE, A WATER FOUNTAIN GUARANTEEING COLD WATER, A PRIVATE VIEWING ROOM FOR THOSE ON CALL, PRIVATE PARTIES, OR SMALL CHILDREN, AND A HEATING SYSTEM THAT EVENLY DISTRIBUTED HEAT. THROUGHOUT ITS OPERATIONS THE PARAMOUNT CINEMA UNDERWENT MANY RENOVATIONS AND FREQUENTLY UPDATED ITS TECHNOLOGY TO MEET MODERN STANDARDS. IN 1968, PARAMOUNT THEATRES ADDED A SECOND THEATRE, WHICH HELD 580 SEATS, MAKING IT THE FIRST MULTI-SCREEN THEATRE COMPLEX IN LETHBRIDGE. HENCEFORTH, IT WAS KNOWN AS PARAMOUNT CINEMA. IN 1985, SEAT WIDTH AND LEG ROOM WAS INCREASED, AND THE “CADILLAC” OF THEATRE SEATS WERE INSTALLED. IN 1988, 18 SURROUND SPEAKERS AND A DOLBY STEREO AMPLIFIER SYSTEM WERE INSTALLED. AT SOME POINT, THE PARAMOUNT RECEIVED A NEW CINEMASCOPE SCREEN. ACCORDING TO ROBERT SHACKLEFORD, THE GENERAL MANAGER OF LETHBRIDGE THEATRES LTD., “YOU RENOVATE OR STAGNATE… THAT’S BEEN MY POLICY ALL MY LIFE.” IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING ENTERTAINMENT, PARAMOUNT THEATRE SERVED THE COMMUNITY BY ALLOWING VARIOUS EVENTS TO TAKE PLACE INSIDE. IN JANUARY OF 1953, THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH BURNED DOWN, AND SUNDAY SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE UNTIL A NEW CHURCH WAS BUILT. THE ST. MICHAEL’S SCHOOL OF NURSING HELD ITS GRADUATION CEREMONIES AT THE THEATRE DURING THE 1960S. THE PARAMOUNT HOSTED MANY CONCERTS, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND THE KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL. AFTER UPDATING SCREEN TECHNOLOGY TO CINEMASCOPE, THE FRONT THREE ROWS WERE REMOVED. SHACKLEFORD SAID, “THAT’S WHEN WE DECIDED THE FRONT ROWS WERE TOO CLOSE FOR THE GIANT SCREEN AND WE EXPANDED THE STAGE TO ACCOMMODATE THE SYMPHONY…” IN 1978, THE SHACKLEFORD FAMILY ALONG WITH PARAMOUNT CINEMA HOSTED A WEEKEND-LONG EVENT TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF FILM. THEY SCREENED OLD CLASSIC FILMS, AND OFFERED TICKETS, POPCORN, ICE CREAM AND DRINKS FOR $0.50 AND $0.10, RESPECTIVELY, REFLECTIVE OF 1928 PRICES. FAMOUS PLAYERS BOUGHT OUT THE SHACKLEFORD FAMILY AROUND 1990. IN THE FOLLOWING YEARS, THE PUBLIC COMPLAINED ABOUT DETERIORATING CONDITIONS OF THE THEATRE. SUCH COMPLAINTS WERE IGNORED BY FAMOUS PLAYERS. A LETTER IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IN OCT 2004 ENCOURAGED THE PUBLIC TO WRITE TO THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS TO VOICE THEIR DISAPPROVAL FOR THE STATE OF THE PARAMOUNT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT RECORD, DVD WALKTHROUGH AFTER CLOSURE AND ARCHIVES 19752201444, 19752201445, 199110764140. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF ALFRED WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD (P20060025001-GA), OWNER OF THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR SHACKLEFORD WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE AND A LETHBRIDGE HERALD TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM MAY 31, 1992. A.W. SHACKLEFORD WAS BORN IN ESSEX, ENGLAND IN 1899 AND CAME TO CALGARY WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1909. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRAINED AS A DRAFTSMAN BUT WAS EMPLOYED BY THE FILM EXCHANGE AND FOX FILMS. IN 1921 HE WAS HIRED TO MANAGED THE KING'S THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARK ROGERS, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN WHO OWNED THREE LOCAL MOVIE THEATRES. SHACKLEFORD ALSO BECAME PARTNER IN THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY THAT OPENED THE HENDERSON LAKE PAVILLION IN 1924. BY 1925 HE WAS PART-OWNER OF THE FORMER EMPRESS THEATRE ON 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, RENAMING IT THE ROXY. HE THEN TEAMED UP WITH THE FAMOUS PLAYERS COMPANY TO REMODEL THE FORMER PALACE THEATRE AND RENAME IT THE CAPITOL. SHACKLEFORD ALSO OPENED THE THEATRE IN THE FORMER COLLEGE MALL, BUILT THE 960-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE ON 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND TOOK OVER OPERATION OF THE DIRVE-IN THEATRE AT THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS. SHACKLEFORD WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CIVIC LIFE, ACTIVE IN GROUPS INCLUDING THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, THE GYRO CLUB, UNITED WAY, LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD, BOARD OF TRADE, ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, AND THE ALBERTA THEATRE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION. HE AND HIS WIFE ADA HAD TWO SONS, ROBERT AND DOUGLAS. AFTER SEVERAL TERMS AS ALDERMAN STARTING IN 1939, SHACKLEFORD FIRST SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 1944 - 1947, AND FOR TWO MORE TERMS FROM 1952 - 1955 AND 1957 - 1961. HE WORKED FOR 68 YEARS IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, RETIRING AT AGE 90. W.A. SHACKLEFORD DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 30, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060025001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P20070023001
Acquisition Date
2008-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
INFANT CAR SEAT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC,
Catalogue Number
P20110033000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
INFANT CAR SEAT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1998
Materials
PLASTIC,
No. Pieces
1
Height
46.8
Length
59.6
Width
38.5
Description
RIGID PLASTIC FORM IS CREAM COLOURED WITH PLASTIC COVERED PADDING ON SEAT. PADDING IS PATTERNED WITH RED HEARTS AND GREEN SLASHES. BOTTOM PORTION OF PADDING CAN BE FOLDED AWAY FROM FORM. BROWN NYLON SEATBELT WITH TWO BROWN PLASTIC FASTENERS, AND TWO METAL SLIDERS. SEATBELT IS ATTACHED TO FORM THROUGH TWO PARALLEL OPENINGS IN PLASTIC PADDING AND THREADED THROUGH LOOP ON THE FRONT LIP OF THE FORM. TOP EDGE IS STAMPED, “032186” AND BOTTOM IS STAMPED, “A86810.” TAG FOLDED UNDER PADDING READS, “MATÉRIAU NEUF SEULEMENT NEW MATERIAL ONLY, CONFORMÉMENT À LA LOI SUR LES MATÉRIAUX DE REMBOURRAGE ET LES ARTICLES REMBOURRÉS, QUEBEC 69, IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE STUFFING AND UPHOLSTERED AND STUFFED ARTICLES ART, PERMIS – PERMIT QUÉ NO: 0180-114, CONTENU – CONTENT, MOUSSE DE POLYURETHANE POLYURETHANE FOAM, LES INDUSTRIES DOREL INC.”
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
TRANSPORTATION
History
AT THE TIME OF DONATION PATRICIA SASSA (DONOR) WROTE TO THE COLLECTIONS STAFF AND SAID, “SINCE MY RETIREMENT FROM PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING IN JUNE, 1998; I ACQUIRED THIS INFANT SAFETY CAR SEAT WITH THE HOPE OF BECOMING A GRANNY SOMEDAY IN THE FUTURE AS MY SON HAD BEEN MARRIED AT LEAST 5 YEARS AT THE TIME. THE HEALTH UNIT RENTED THESE “CHRYSLER LOVE SEATS” TO MAKE IT AFFORDABLE TO FAMILIES THAT CHOSE NOT TO PURCHASE THEM AT HIGHER PRICES SINCE THEY WERE USED ONLY TO 20 LBS. HOWEVER THE LIFE OF THE SEAT WAS ONLY 10 YEAR AFTER USE; ESPECIALLY THOSE LEFT IN THE VEHICLES AND EXPOSED TO SUN AND VARYING TEMPERATURES. THEY WERE THEN DESTROYED UNDER THE RULES OF TRANSPORT CANADA OR THE MANUFACTURER. SOME MANUFACTURERS HAVE SINCE CHANGED THE EXPIRY DATES TO AS EARLY AS 5 YEARS. ALTHOUGH THE EXACT YEAR THE H.U. BEGAN RENTING IS UNKNOWN, THEY DISCONTINUED THEIR RENTAL SYSTEM IN 1994, THEREFORE THE NEWER ONES WERE BEING SOLD TO FAMILIES. THAT IS WHEN I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ONE THAT INCLUDED NEW STRAPPING. MY INTEREST IN DONATING THIS MODEL IS THAT IT APPEARS TO ME AS ONE OF THE FIRST. MY RECOLLECTION OF TRANSPORTING OUR TWO BOYS, AS WITH ALL PARENTS OF OUR ERA, WAS THAT WE CARRIED THEM IN OUR LAPS, OR ON THE BACK SEAT THAT WERE PLANKED WITH A BOARD AND SUPPORTED WITH LEGS SO THE ENTIRE BACK SEAT WAS LIKE A BED, COVERED WITH A ‘FUTON’ OR IF WE OWNED A STATION WAGON, THEY WERE JUST PLACED IN THE VERY BACK. I ALSO REMEMBER ACQUIRING A LITTLE SEAT THAT HOOKED OVER THE FRONT BENCH SO THE CHILD COULD VIES THE SCENERY AROUND HIM. TODAY AS WE CONTINUE TO OBSERVE THE NEWEST OF RULES, VARIATIONS OF SAFETY SEATS AND PRICE TAGS; IT SEEMS A MIRACLE THAT OUR CHILDREN SURVIVED. MIND YOU, THE SPEED AND DESIGNS OF CARS WERE NOT AS SOPHISTICATED, HOWEVER THERE WAS ALWAYS THAT ELEMENT OF DANGER FOR ACCIDENTS TO OCCUR AND MANY LIVES WERE LOST DUE TO CARELESSNESS.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20110033000
Acquisition Date
2011-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1928
Date Range To
1931
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, WIRE
Catalogue Number
P19770288000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1928
Date Range To
1931
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, WIRE
No. Pieces
2
Height
15.2
Length
8.3
Width
5.1
Description
INDUCTION COIL BELONGS TO A MODEL T FORD. .1 A WOODEN BOX WITH BRASS CONTACT POINTS ON THE TOP. ON ONE SIDE OF BOX ARE TWO BRASS BUTTONS COVERED WITH SOLDER. ATTACHED TO THE TOP BUTTON IS A PIECE OF WIRE. ON THE BOTTOM OF THE BOX THERE IS ALSO A BRASS BUTTON. .2 ONE SIDE OF THE BOX SLIDES OUT. A SMALL NAIL IS DRIVEN THROUGH THE PIECE OF WOOD THAT SLIDES OUT. "PATENT APRIL 07, 1914 TRADEMARK K-W MADE IN USA" ON BRASS POST ON TOP.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
ENERGY PRODUCTION T&E
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
SEE P19770286000-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19770288000
Acquisition Date
1977-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SWEAT COLLAR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HEAVY COTTON DRILL, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19738483000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SWEAT COLLAR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
HEAVY COTTON DRILL, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Length
105.4
Width
25.4
Description
STUFFED WITH COTTON BAT & HAIR. 4 METAL HOOKS ATTACHED (1 MISSING). QUILTED. 11 HOLES AT END. FOUR SEAMS DOWN LENGTH OF MIDDLE.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
Catalogue Number
P19738483000
Acquisition Date
1973-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SWEAT COLLAR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HEAVY COTTON DRILL, METAL, DEER HAIR
Catalogue Number
P19738484000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SWEAT COLLAR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
HEAVY COTTON DRILL, METAL, DEER HAIR
No. Pieces
1
Length
101.6
Width
26.0
Description
STUFFED WITH DEER HAIR. 4 METAL HOOKS ATTACHED. ONE HOLE IN UPPER SIDE. QUILTED. FIVE SEAMS.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
Catalogue Number
P19738484000
Acquisition Date
1973-01
Collection
Museum
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