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Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19672573000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
IRON, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
23.8
Length
54.6
Description
WEIGHT 80 PLUS POUNDS. "MADE IN ENGLAND" STAMPED ON ONE SIDE. PETER WRI...T (POSSIBLY PETER WRIGHT)"PATENT" "OH...TO..." "0" "3" "15" STAMPED ON OTHER SIDE. "N" ON BASE. "H" "H" ON FRONT OF BASE. PAINTED BLACK.
Subjects
METALWORKING T&E
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
FOUND IN OLDMAN RIVER. PROBABLY ASSOCIATED WITH EARLY COAL MINING
Catalogue Number
P19672573000
Acquisition Date
1967-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PERMISSIBLE RESPIRATOR
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P20030051022
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PERMISSIBLE RESPIRATOR
Date
1984
Materials
STEEL, RUBBER
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.6
Length
10.2
Width
8.2
Description
METAL CANISTER WITH BLACK RUBBER SLEEVE OVER TOP HALF. SLEEVE HAS A HOLE ON ONE SIDE FOR A RECTANGULAR METAL CATCH (FOR ATTACHING RESPIRATOR). EMBOSSED ON OPPOSITE SIDE OF SLEEVE IS "MSA 81". ON ONE SIDE OF CANISTER IS A WORN LABEL THAT READS "PERMISSIBLE RESPIRATOR SELF RESCUE FROM CARBON MONOXIDE MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH". OPPOSITE SIDE OF CANISTER ALSO HAS A WORN LABEL THAT READS "PERMISSIBLE RESPIRATOR". BOTTOM OF CANISTER HAS VARIOUS MACHINE MADE AND HAND MADE ETCHINGS. IT READS "9629 W65 SELF-RESCUER C18687 1031 DATE PUT IN SERVICE 03-84 MADE IN WEST GERMANY".
Subjects
MINING & MINERAL HARVESTING T&E
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
P20030051022
Acquisition Date
2004-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
HANDLES & BIT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19880047000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HANDLES & BIT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
3
Description
204.0 CM - HANDLE, 115.5 CM-HANDLE (MISSING), 152.0 CM - BIT. MANUAL TYPE. TWIST BIT, WELDED TO SHANK. 4 FACET END, DRILLED TO JOIN HANDLE. SPIKE BENT THROUGH. HANDLES HAVE SLEEVE TO FACILITATE TURNING.
Subjects
MINING & MINERAL HARVESTING T&E
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
POSSIBLY LOCALLY MADE BY COMPANY BLACKSMITH OR LOCAL IRON WORKS INDUSTRY. USED IN AREA COAL MINES BY DONOR'S FATHER. HEATON'S IN LETHBRIDGEFOR 4 GENERATIONS.
Catalogue Number
P19880047000
Acquisition Date
1988-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
HAND AUGER
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, IRON
Catalogue Number
P19739075000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HAND AUGER
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
STEEL, IRON
No. Pieces
2
Length
51.7
Width
18.1
Description
"T" SHAPE WITH WOOD HANDLE. HANDLE IS REPLACEMENT PCE (SHORT TREE BRANCH). SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
MAY HAVE BEEN USED IN LETHBRIDGE COAL MINES. PROVENANCE UNKNOWN
Catalogue Number
P19739075000
Acquisition Date
1973-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19651646000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
OAK, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Length
71.1
Width
20.3
Description
OAK HANDLE, STEEL HEAD. "C 490" STAMPED ON AXE. STEEL HEAD AND HANDLE ARE DETACHED. STEEL HEAD PUNCTURED IN SEVERAL PLACES. CORROSION EVIDENT. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
COAL MINING
Catalogue Number
P19651646000
Acquisition Date
1965-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MINER'S SAFETY LAMP BELT
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19651630000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINER'S SAFETY LAMP BELT
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1930
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
96.5
Width
4.8 (BELT)
Description
7.3 CM WTH (BUCKLE). 14" LONG BUCKLED STRAP IS RIVETTED ALONG THE MIDDLE OF THE BELT. THERE IS A TONGUE KEEPER (LEATHER) RIVETTED IN BEHIND THE BUCKLE. BUCKLES HAVE ROLLERS AND SINGLE TONGUES 6 EYEHOLES IN THE BELT, AND 10 EYEHOLES IN THE STRAP ATTACHED. LEATHER IS DRY AND CRACKED. BLACK EXTERIOR FINISH IS HEAVILY WORN. SECOND LEATHER STRAP AND BUCKLE AFFIXED TO BODY.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
COAL MINING
Catalogue Number
P19651630000
Acquisition Date
1965-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MINER'S SAFETY LAMP BELT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL, COPPER
Catalogue Number
P19651639000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINER'S SAFETY LAMP BELT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL, COPPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
104.0
Width
3.8
Description
SIZE: 38. APPARENTLY HOME MADE. HAND RIVETED WITH COPPER RIVETS. STEEL ROLLER BUCKLE. SECOND LEATHER STRAP AND BUCKLE AFFIXED TO OUTER BODY WITH RIVETS. BODY DISPLAYS BLACK FINISH REMAINS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
COAL MINING
Catalogue Number
P19651639000
Acquisition Date
1965-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MINER'S BATTERY BELT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH, METAL, SLATE
Catalogue Number
P19890038001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINER'S BATTERY BELT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
CLOTH, METAL, SLATE
No. Pieces
1
Length
76.5
Width
13.5
Description
CLOTH BELT WITH SNAP FASTENED POCKET CONTAINS 8 BATTERY UNITS. EACH UNIT IS COMPRISED OF 3 CELLS, WRAPPED IN PAPER & COATED CLOTH WITH METAL END CAPS & TERMINALS. UNITS ARE WIRED IN SERIES AND CONNECTED TO A GROUND ON BELT & TO AN ELASTICIZED CLOTH STRAP. REVERSE: BELT IS QUILTED WITH 2 LARGE SLATE DISCS CONNECTED TO BELT BY CANVAS STRAP WITH INSULATED WIRE ATTACHED TO DISCS. IMPRINTED ON BELT "R.BELL'S ELECTRO? APPLIANCE" OTHER LETTERS ILLEGIBLE. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
MINING & MINERAL HARVESTING T&E
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
DONOR ACQUIRED FROM COAL MINES IN THE CUMBERLAND-NANIAMO AREA OF B.C. BELIEVED APPARATUS PROVIDED POWER FOR MINER'S ELECTRIC HAT LAMPS. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES. LEONARD TIMOTHY DECOSSE WAS BORN 18 NOVEMBER 1923. HE MARRIED MOLLY MARIKAO DECOSSE (NEE NISHIMAZURU), WHO WAS BORN IN BROXBURN, ALBERTA IN MAY 1931. SHE GRADUATED FROM THE GALT BUSINESS COLLEGE. LEONARD DECOSSE PASSED AWAY ON 23 FEBRUARY 2015. MOLLY DECOSSE PASSED AWAY IN COMOX, B.C. ON 25 SEPTEMBER 2006. HER OBITUARY STATES SHE LIVED IN THE COMOX VALLY FOR 25 YEARS. RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE FURTHER INFORMATION OR THE NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING OBITUARIES.
Catalogue Number
P19890038001
Acquisition Date
1989-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL, COPPER, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19890038006
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL, COPPER, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
104
Width
5.4
Description
LEATHER & STEEL BELT, COPPER RIVETS. SMALLER STRAP & BUCKLES FOR MINER'S LAMP BATTERY PACK. WORN & FRAYED HOLE FOR BUCKLE PIN. 1 LARGE, 2 SMALL ROLLER BUCKLES. 1 BRASS BUCKLE ON BELT BODY REPAIRED WITH WIRE AND THREAD. LEATHER DRY WITH WHITE BLOOM NEAR BUCKLE. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
MINING & MINERAL HARVESTING T&E
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
DONOR ACQUIRED FROM ABANDONED COAL MINING OPERATION NANAIMO-CUMBERLAND AREA B.C. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES. LEONARD TIMOTHY DECOSSE WAS BORN 18 NOVEMBER 1923. HE MARRIED MOLLY MARIKAO DECOSSE (NEE NISHIMAZURU), WHO WAS BORN IN BROXBURN, ALBERTA IN MAY 1931. SHE GRADUATED FROM THE GALT BUSINESS COLLEGE. LEONARD DECOSSE PASSED AWAY ON 23 FEBRUARY 2015. MOLLY DECOSSE PASSED AWAY IN COMOX, B.C. ON 25 SEPTEMBER 2006. HER OBITUARY STATES SHE LIVED IN THE COMOX VALLY FOR 25 YEARS. RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE FURTHER INFORMATION OR THE NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING OBITUARIES.
Catalogue Number
P19890038006
Acquisition Date
1989-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COAL DRILL BIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738001000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COAL DRILL BIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
59.8
Width
5.1
Diameter
3.8
Description
EMBOSSED ON SHANK - "W". STAMPED ON SHANK - "200".
Subjects
MINING & MINERAL HARVESTING T&E
Historical Association
COAL MINING
Catalogue Number
P19738001000
Acquisition Date
1973-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COAL DRILL BIT EXTENSION
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738490000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COAL DRILL BIT EXTENSION
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
66.1
Width
4.4
Description
PAINTED BLACK. APPEARS TO BE AN EXTENSION LENGTH USED TO EXTEND COAL DRILL BITS. SLOTTED TIP WITH NORMAL COAL DRILL BIT TWIST. "JW" EMBOSSED ON SHANK. "237" ENGRAVED ON SHANK, WITH WHITE PAINT ON TOP.
Subjects
MINING & MINERAL HARVESTING T&E
Historical Association
COAL MINING
Catalogue Number
P19738490000
Acquisition Date
1973-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COAL DRILL BIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19739112000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COAL DRILL BIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Length
154.3
Description
SIZE 2.7CM TWIST. MANUAL OPERATED. WHITE MARKS ON HANDLE. "G.R" ON FLAT PART OF STEEL ON ONE SIDE BEFORE TWIST.
Subjects
MINING & MINERAL HARVESTING T&E
Historical Association
COAL MINING
Catalogue Number
P19739112000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COAL DRILL BIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19750049000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COAL DRILL BIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
48.9
Width
3.8
Description
EMBOSSED ON SHANK "JWC". STAMPED ON SHANK "100". RUSTED.
Subjects
MINING & MINERAL HARVESTING T&E
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
FROM THE LOCATELLI FARM AT COALHURST.
Catalogue Number
P19750049000
Acquisition Date
1975-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COAL DRILL BIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19750050000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COAL DRILL BIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
98.6
Diameter
4.4
Description
EMBOSSED ON SHANK "IWO". STAMPED ON SHANK "100". RUSTED.
Subjects
MINING & MINERAL HARVESTING T&E
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
FROM THE LOCATELLI FARM AT COALHURST
Catalogue Number
P19750050000
Acquisition Date
1975-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COAL DRILL BIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19750051000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COAL DRILL BIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
111.8
Diameter
4.3
Description
EMBOSSED ON SHANK "JWC". STAMPED ON SHANK "100". CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
MINING & MINERAL HARVESTING T&E
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
FROM THE LOCATELLI FARM AT COALHURST
Catalogue Number
P19750051000
Acquisition Date
1975-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20030050000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1984/85
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
5
Description
1. RIGHT BOOKEND. 30.5 x 20.0 x 8.6. 3 PIECES. CARVED FROM WOOD. BASE OF BOOKEND IS AN L-SHAPE. FEATURES A COAL-MINER STANDING ON BASE. MINER IS CARVED FROM ONE PIECE OF WOOD (EXCEPT LAMP AND PICK). MINER'S HEAD IS TURNED UP SLIGHTLY, AND IS WEARING HELMET WITH LAMP AND A BELT WITH BATTERY PACK IN THE BACK. IN LEFT HAND IS HOLDING A LAMP, ALSO CARVED FROM WOOD, WITH A STEEL EYE IN THE TOP THROUGH WHICH IS A BRASS WIRE WHICH FITS IN MINER'S HAND. RIGHT HAND HOLDS A CARVED PICK. BOTH LAMP AND PICK ARE REMOVABLE. BACK SIDE OF BASE HAS A TREE CARVED INTO IT WITH "1984" BELOW. BOTTOM OF BOOKEND HAS BROWN FELT ON IT. MAJORITY OF SURFACES HAVE VISIBLE CUT MARKS AND PURPOSELY HAVE A ROUGH TEXTURE. SURFACES HAVE BURNED EFFECT. 2. LEFT BOOKEND. 23.2 X 20.0 X 8.6. 2 PIECES. CARVED FROM WOOD. BASE OF BOOKEND FORMS A REVERSE L-SHAPE. MOUNTED ON BASE IS THE FIGURE OF A MINER, DOWN ON ONE KNEE AND HOLDING A PICK AXE OVER ONE SHOULDER. MINER IS CARVED FROM ONE PIECE OF WOOD (EXCEPT AXE). PICK AXE IS ALSO CARVED FROM WOOD AND IS REMOVABLE. FIGURE IS WEARING A MINER'S HELMET WITH LAMP. BOTTOM OF BOOKEND IS COVERED WITH BROWN FELT. CARVED INTO BACK OF BOOKEND IS A TREE WITH "RG" IN THE LEAVES AND "1985" TO THE RIGHT. THERE IS ALSO A GOLD LABEL TAPED TO BACK OF BOOKEND THAT READS "AN ORIGINAL WORK BY ROSEMARIE GASCOYNE BOX 159, COLEMAN, CROWSNEST PASS ALBERTA, CANADA T0K 0M0".
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
COAL MINING
FINE ARTS
History
BOOKENDS CREATED BY ARTIST ROSEMARIE GASCOYNE OF THE CROWSNEST PASS (COLEMAN). DONOR WAS ACQUAINTED WITH ARTIST THROUGH A COMMON FRIEND AND WAS ATTRACTED TO HER COAL MINING RELATED WORK AS HE LIVED IN AN AREA OF ENGLAND SOUTH OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER THAT WAS AFFILIATED WITH COAL. DONOR COMMISSIONED ARTIST TO MAKE THE BOOKENDS IN 1984/85. THROUGH THE DONOR'S WORK AS A PHYSIO THERAPIST HE HAD HAD CONTACT WITH COAL MINERS IN THE PAST. DONOR USED BOOKENDS UNTIL AROUND THE TIME THEY WERE DONATED TO MUSEUM. DONOR EMMIGRATED TO CANADA FROM ENGLAND IN 1957. DONOR FIRST WENT TO ESTEVAN/REGINA AREA. BEGAN WORKING IN ESTEVAN HOSPITAL AT THAT TIME. MOVED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA IN 1973 AND WORKED IN THE TABER HOSPITAL. HE RETIRED FROM PRACTICE IN 1988 AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. NOW RESIDES IN PEMMICAN LODGE.
Catalogue Number
P20030050000
Acquisition Date
2004-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CRATE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19940057001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CRATE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
30.6
Length
56.2
Width
25
Description
WOOD CRATE HAS NO LID. SIDES ARE CONSTRUCTED WITH TWO PIECES OF WOOD, AND BOTTOM HAS THREE. ON ONE LONG SIDE STAMPED IN BLUE IT READS "MADE IN CANADA BY CANADIAN INDUSTRIES LIMITED FACTORIES AT CALGARY, ALTA. BELOEIL, P.Q. BRAINERD, MAN. NOBEL, ONTARIO. JAMES ISLAND.B.C." THIS SIDE ALSO HAS SOME BROWN PENCIL CRAYON SCRIBBLES ON IT. THE OPPOSITE SIDE READS "HIGH EXPLOSIVES--DANGEROUS CLASS III - DIVISION I" AND IN A BLUE BOX, "C.R.C. 14". ONE END READS IN BLUE "50 LBS MONOBEL NO.4" AND IN RED BELOW "5 OUNCES 1 1/4 DIA". AND IN TWO CIRCLES "C-I-L". SIDEWAYS STAMPED IN BLACK IS "10=5=54". THE OPPOSITE SIDE IS THE SAME. CORNERS ARE INTERLOCKED. WATER SPOTS, STAMP REMNANTS AND A NAIL COMING THROUGH ON INSIDE. BOTTOM IS DIRTY AND HAS A CRACK IN THE WOOD.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
UNKNOWN
Catalogue Number
P19940057001
Acquisition Date
1994-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CRATE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19940057002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CRATE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
27.4
Length
36.5
Width
23.5
Description
WOODEN CRATE HAS TWO LONG SIDES WHICH HAVE BEEN NAILED ONTO THE SHORTER ENDS BY SIX STEEL NAILS PER CORNER. ONE READS IN RED "1ACJ - MADE IN CANADA BY CANADIAN INDUSTRIES LIMITED MONTREAL - CANADA". THE OPPOSITE LONG SIDE READS IN A RED BOX "CRC-15A45" THEN "CLASS 6. DIV.3 - ELECTRIC BLASTING CAPS - "EXPLOSIVE" - HANDLE CAREFULLY - KEEP IN A COOL DRY PLACE - DO NOT STORE OR LOAD WITH ANY HIGH EXPLOSIVE". THE SHORTER SIDE READS IN TWO RED CIRCLES "C-I-L", THEN "ELECTRIC BLASTING CAPS 500 - 8FT.-NO. 6 RED IJ". THE OPPOSITE SIDE IS IDENTICAL EXCEPT HAS NUMBERS WRITTEN IN PENCIL ON IT. TOP EDGES HAVE NAILS POUNDED IN TO THEM. SIDES AND BOTTOM ARE DIRTY. HAS A LARGE SPLINTER INSIDE, AND AROUND SOME OF THE NAILS INSIDE.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
UNKNOWN
Catalogue Number
P19940057002
Acquisition Date
1994-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PELLET GUN POWDER BOX
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19900017006
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PELLET GUN POWDER BOX
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Height
20.8
Length
44.4
Width
32.1
Description
WOOD BOXES WITH SQUARED BOX JOINT CORNERS. NO LIDS. STENCILLED ON ENDS "C-I-L BLACK PELLET POWDER 50 LBS. 2=3=37. ON SIDE "EXPLOSIVE--DANGEROUS CLASS 11 C.R.C. 14". OPPOSITE SIDE "MADE IN CANADA BY CANADIAN INDUSTRIES LIMITED" & LISTS 4 FACTORY LOCATIONS. OTHER BOX HAS "20=11=34" STENCILLED ON END.
Subjects
MINING & MINERAL HARVESTING T&E
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
ARTIFACTS FROM ESTATE OF LAURIE DAVIS. SEE P19900017001-GA FOR HISTORY & PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP 1885-1985 FOR ADDITIONAL FAMILY HISTORY. GRANDFATHER ALFRED DAVIS SR. MAY HAVE COLLECTED BOXES AS MINE MANAGER OF CITY MINE WHICH CLOSED IN 1941. CODE ON ENDS "2=3=37" & "20=11=34" ARE PROBABLY DATE INDICATORS WHICH ARE NECESSARY TO JUDGE STABILITY OF POWDER.
Catalogue Number
P19900017006
Acquisition Date
1990-04
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960010015
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.8
Length
23.2
Width
7.5
Description
RECTANGULAR WOODEN BOX WITH DOVETAIL JOINTS. OPEN ON TOP. ALL SIDES HAVE TEXT WHICH IS PRINTED UPSIDE DOWN. ENDS READ IN BLUE "K PASTEURIZED CANADIAN CHEESE". BOTH SIDES READ "KRAFT KRAFT-PHENIX CHEESE CO. LTD. OUTREMONT, QUE. PASTEURIZED CANADIAN CHEESE 2 POUNDS NET.". WOOD IS WORN, STAINED, AND SCRATCHED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
COAL MINING
History
FOUND BY DONOR IN MINE ON HIS SUMMER PROPERTY IN THE BEAVER MINES AREA. MINE ABANDONED AFTER WWII DUE TO LOW GRADE OF COAL. DONOR SALVAGED ITEM FROM MINE PRIOR TO HIS RETIREMENT FROM U OF L (PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR) TO THE WEST COAST IN 1996.
Catalogue Number
P19960010015
Acquisition Date
1996-03
Collection
Museum
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