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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BAKELITE, METAL, PAPER, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19890043038
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
BAKELITE, METAL, PAPER, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
13
Height
9.2
Length
18.2
Width
11.2
Description
ACOUSTICON MODEL 12 HEARING AID INCLUDES BOX WITH AMPLIFIER MECHANISM, & CORDS TO BATTERY PACK, 2 BATTERIES ("HEARING INSTRUMENT BATTERY NO.109 MADE FOR T. EATON CO."), CORD TO EAR DEVICE, ENVELOPE CONTAINING BANDEAU, & DEVICE WHICH PLUGS INTO BATTERY. BOX IS COMPARTMENTALIZED. "MADE IN U.S.A. DICTOGRAPH PRODUCTS"
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
COLLECTED BY DONOR AS PROPRIETER OF MCCREADY-BAINES DRUG STORE. PURCHASED BUSINESS FROM FATHER IN 1963 WITH PARTNER BAINES. BUSINESS ESTABLISHED IN 1909 AT 614 3 AVE SOUTH IN ACADIA BLOCK. MOVED TO SHERLOCK BLOCK AFTER FIRE IN 1918. MOVED BACK TO ACADIA BLOCK IN 1952. DONOR JOINED BUSINESS AFTER W.W.II OPERATING A SUCCESSFUL CAMERA DEPT. UNTIL 1970 WHEN DONOR SOLD TO BAINES. THE DONOR BEGAN DISPLAYING TRADE-IN CAMERAS FOR WHOOP-UP DAYS IN STORE WINDOW. SOON PEOPLE WERE BRINGING CAMERAS TO ADD TO THE DISPLAY. THIS COLLECTION IS COMPRISED OF THOSE CAMERAS. THE PHARMACY CLOSED IN 1981. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THOMAS HERBERT MCCREADY'S 1993 OBITUARY, A 1990 LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE ON MCCREADY'S CAMERA COLLECTION AND A 2013 INTERVIEW WITH MCREADY'S WIDOW LORENE MCCREADY, PLEASE SEE P19890043001 AND THIS DONATION'S PERMANENT FILE. *NOTE* 12 PIECES COUNTED SUMMER 2004.
Catalogue Number
P19890043038
Acquisition Date
1989-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
P.O.W. HANDMADE ALBUM
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20000044000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P.O.W. HANDMADE ALBUM
Date
1940
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
2
Length
25.2
Width
18.7
Description
HANDMADE ALBUM CONSISTS OF BACK AND FRONT COVERS MADE OF INTERWOVEN PLANT STALKS OR FIBRES. COVERS DISPLAY A DARK COLOURED GEOMETRIC DESIGN. FRONT COVER EMBOSSED "MB" AND "CANADA 1940-41". INSIDE COVERS FEATURE CARDBOARD SURFACE.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
MILITARY
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ALBUM BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, JACK EKLUND. DONOR REQUESTS JACK BE NAMED ON ANY FUTURE LABELLING AS DONOR. ALBUM WAS GIVEN TO FATHER BY HIENRICH BIER, AN INMATE OF LETHBRIDGE'S P.O.W. CAMP. DONOR'S FATHER MANAGED THE BENNETT FARM IN COALDALE WHERE P.O.W.'S WORKED. DONOR AND HIS FAMILY TREATED P.O.W.'S WELL AND GAVE THEM GOODS LIKE COFFEE. IN RETURN PRISONERS GAVE ALBUM TO JACK. IN ADDITION TO BIER, LUTHER ZIEMAHAGEL, ANOTHER P.O.W. WAS A CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND. JACK EKLUND'S PARENTS WERE ORIGINALLY FROM UTAH PRIOR TO SETTLEMENT IN RAYMOND/ STIRLING. JACK WAS BORN IN STIRLING. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE.
Catalogue Number
P20000044000
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1996
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960116170
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1996
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
100
Length
213.8
Width
76.4
Description
ALTAR IS MEDIUM FINISH WOOD TABLE WITH TAPERED FRIEZE AT MID-SECTION. BOTTOM IS TWO WIDE LEGS WITH BRASS FRAME SCREWED TO LEGS. INSIDE BRASS FRAME IS CERAMIC TILE MOSAIC WITH BLUE AND GREY BACKGROUND. HAS WHITE ANGEL FIGURE WHOSE BODY AND WINGS FORM AN "M". TOP OF TABLE HAS 25.7CM SQUARE CUT IN IT FOR ALTAR STONE. ON FRONT CORNER IS BLUE PLASTIC LABEL WHICH READS "PROPERTY OF ST. MICHAEL'S HEALTH CENTRE 04947".
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
FURNISHINGS
HEALTH SERVICES
History
THIS ALTAR WAS DONATED TO THE HOSPITAL BY MR. AND MRS. R.D. GRUENWALD IN 1965 TO REFURNISH THE NEW 2ND FLOOR CHAPEL. IT WAS DONATED IN MEMORY OF MR. GRUENWALD'S PARENTS. THE ALTAR WAS REMOVED FROM THE CHAPEL AT ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA. ALTAR WAS CONSTRUCTED BY LOCAL CARPENTER JAKOB MARTENS. IN A STATEMENT MADE ON 16 FEBRUARY 2007, RICHARD (DICK) GRUENWALD, THE CHAPEL’S FINANCIAL SPONSOR, DOCUMENTED THE FOLLOWING: “IT MUST BE REMEMBERED THAT THIS WAS A CATHOLIC HOSPITAL, PRIVATELY OWNED BY THE SISTERS OF ST. MARTHA. THEREFORE, IT WAS EXPECTED THE CHAPEL WOULD BE INCORPORATED IN THE ORIGINAL BUILDING. IT (THE CHAPEL) WAS DECORATED AND UPDATED FOR GREATER USE BY THE STAFF AND PATIENTS … IN THE EARLY 1970’S. THIS (RENOVATION) WAS PAID FOR AND SPONSORED BY AN ESTATE LEFT TO BE USED FOR CHARITY. THE EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE (DICK) CHOSE TO USE THE MONEY TO REFURBISH THE CHAPEL. (MY) MOTHER (LUCY) LEFT MONEY FOR CHARITY (DECEASED 1 MAY 1970) AND ST. MICHAEL’S HAD NO MONEY FOR THESE TYPES OF THINGS.” DICK GRUENWALD CLAIMED HIS MOTHER’S ESTATE PAID OUT $5,500 FOR THE CHAPEL. LUCY, HE SAID, “WAS A GREAT FRIEND OF THE SISTERS OF ST MARTHA AND ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL”. DICK SERVED ON THE HOSPITAL’S BOARD IN THE EARLY 70S. *UPDATE* IN 2010, NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. SHE MET WITH JAKOB MARTENS (WHO HAD PURPORTEDLY MADE THE ALTAR) TO DISCUSS THE ALTAR. HE SAID THAT THE ALTAR WAS NOT HIS WORK.
Catalogue Number
P19960116170
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ALTAR CARD
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960116136
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ALTAR CARD
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
BRASS, WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.2
Length
35
Width
24.4
Description
SOLID BRASS PLAQUE IN SEMI-CIRCULAR SHAPE WITH CLEAR GLASS PANE AND RELIGIOUS SCENE. BRASS IS ORNATE WITH CLOVER AND DIAMOND PATTERN ALONG SIDES AND BOTTOM FLEUR-DE-LIS RAISED IN BOTTOM CORNERS. INNER EDGE OF SEMI-CIRCLE TOP IS FLUTED WITH CROWN SPIRE OUTER EDGE. EACH SPIRE IS SCROLL AND LEAF PATTERN IN ORNATE FLEUR-DE-LIS STYLE. SCENE ON FRONT HAS COLORFUL FLOWER AND SCROLL WORK BORDER. TOP HAS SCENE OF JESUS IN GESTHEMANE WITH AN ANGEL HANDING HIM A CHALICE. BOTTOM HALF HAS LATIN LITURGY IN BLACK AND RED PRINT. BACK OF PLAQUE IS COTTON COVERED WOOD NAILED INTO FRAME.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
HEALTH SERVICES
History
PLAQUE HAS LITURGY FOR RITUAL CLEANSING OF PRIEST BEFORE ADMINISTRATION OF COMMUNION. PLAQUE WAS REMOVED FROM ST. MICHAEL'S HSOPITAL CHAPEL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITALS SEE P19960116001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19960116136
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TRIPTYCH ALTAR CARD
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, GLASS, PAPER, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960116137
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRIPTYCH ALTAR CARD
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
BRASS, GLASS, PAPER, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.4
Length
56
Width
44
Description
BRASS PLAQUE IS THREE PANEL PLAQUE WITH ORNATE BRASS CROSS AT TOP CENTER. EACH PANEL IS SEMI-CIRCLE ARCH SHAPE WITH CLEAR GLASS PANE AND ORNATE PRINTS. PRINTS ARE OF COMMUNION LITURGY IN LATIN WITH CENTER PANEL HAVING CRUCIFIXION SCENE. FRAME HAS RAISED CLOVER AND DIAMOND PATTERN ALONG BOTTOM AND SIDES. RAISED FLEUR-DE-LIS IS IN BOTTOM CORNERS. UPPER JOINT OF PANELS ALSO HAS ORNATE SCROLL WORK. SEMI-CIRCLE TOPS HAVE CROW SPIRE EDGING, EACH SCROLL AND LEAF WORK. CROSS ON TOP HAS CLOVER ENDS AND RAISED SCROLL WORK WITH FLOWER AT CENTER OF CROSS. BACKS OF EACH PANEL ARE COTTON COVERED WOOD. BACKS ARE HELD IN FRAME BY STEEL CROSS BAR AT BACK WHICH IS SCREWED TO SIDES OF PLAQUE. PRINTS HAVE COLORFUL FLOWER AND SCROLL WORK BORDERS AND LATIN LITURGY IN RED AND BLACK PRINT. SOME CAPITAL LETTERS ARE LARGE AND ORNATE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
HEALTH SERVICES
History
PLAQUE WAS USED IN THE CHAPEL AT ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL AND WAS REMOVED IN 1996 BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19960116137
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
ALTAR STONE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
MARBLE
Catalogue Number
P19960116169
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ALTAR STONE
Materials
MARBLE
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.8
Length
25.6
Width
25.2
Description
SQUARE PIECE OF WHITE MARBLE STONE HAS STRAIGHT CUT LINES AND CARVED DECORATIONS ON FACE. HAS CROSS IN EACH CORNER AND ONE IN CENTER. BETWEEN BOTTOM TWO CROSSES IN MIDDLE IS CIRCULAR PLUG SEALED SHUT. STONE HAS BLACK AND BROWN STREAKS THROUGH IT.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
HEALTH SERVICES
History
ALTAR STONE WAS REMOVED FROM THE CHAPEL AT ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA. ALTARPIECE IS SET INTO ALTAR. *UPDATE* IN 2010, NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. SHE MET WITH JAKOB MARTENS WHO SET THE ALTARPIECE INTO THE ALTAR. SEE BELOW. MARTENS WAS ASKED TO INSTALL THE ALTARPIECE BECAUSE HE HAD MADE A VANITY FOR A WOMAN (HE COULDN'T RECALL HER NAME). SHE LIKED HIS WORK AND RECOMMENDED HIM FOR THE JOB. ACCORDING TO MARTENS, HE WAS NOT PAID FOR HIS WORK. HE DID IT TO HELP OUT THE HOSPITAL, WHICH WAS LOVED BY BOTH HIM AND THE PUBLIC. MARTENS CLAIMS THE CIRCLE IN THE ALTAR STONE WOULD LIKELY HOLD THE ASHES OF A SAINT OR RELIC. DURING MASS THE ALTARPIECE WOULD HAVE HELD THE SACRED HOST AND THE CHALICE.
Catalogue Number
P19960116169
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
WINCHESTER I.V. BOTTLE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19960116262
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WINCHESTER I.V. BOTTLE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
38.1
Diameter
18.2
Description
LARGE THICK GLASS CONE SHAPED VIAL WITH OPEN END. OPPOSITE END HAS NARROW TIP WITH FLAT CUT TOP AND HOLE DRILLED THROUGH IT. OPEN END HAS ROUNDED EDGE AND MANY CHIPS.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
WINCHESTER BOTTLE WAS REMOVED FROM ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19960116262
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
OXYDONOR C/W BOX
Date Range From
1898
Date Range To
1908
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, COPPER, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19860095000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OXYDONOR C/W BOX
Date Range From
1898
Date Range To
1908
Materials
STEEL, COPPER, CLOTH
No. Pieces
4
Description
.1 CYLINDER 11.5 CM X 4.9 CM. NICKEL PLATED STEEL, COPPER WIRE, CLOTH INSULATION. PINK, BLACK, SILVER. ENGRAVED ON CYLINDER "OXYDONOR NO. 2 MANUFACTURED BY DR. H. SANCHE & CO. MONTREAL CANADA" "DR. HERCULES SANCHE". VICTORY OVER A SPREAD EAGLE SYMBOL "DIADUCTION RULES LIFE" "TRADE MARK REGISTERED" CYLINDER HAS KNURLED RING AT TOP. ABOVE RING "T" POST WITH TWO THREADED COUPLINGS OR TERMINALS. PINK INSULATED COPPER WIRE RUNS FROM CYLINDER TO TWO METAL DISCS. METAL DISCS HAVE ELASTICIZED STRAPS. EACH DISC MARKED "DR. S DR. H. SANCHE & CO. MONTREAL CAN. PAT. DEC. 27, 1898. TOP OF CYLINDER STAMPED. "M-6038." WIRE & DISCS STORED WRAPPED AROUND PIECES OF CARDBOARD. .2 BOX 15.5 CM X 7.4 CM X 5.3 CM (HT) PAPER, CARDBOARD. RED, WHITE CARDBOARD BOX, PAPER COVERED, HINGED AND FOLDED LID, WITH STRING TO CONTROL OPENING DISTANCE. TOP OF LID IN GOLD LETTERING INSIDE GOLD BORDER "OXYDONOR DR. H. SANCHE & CO. LIMITED MONTREAL CANADA." INSIDE LID GLUED PAPER GIVING BRIEF DIRECTIONS. BOX LID TORN ONE CORNER.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
DONOR FOUND OBJECT AMONGST HIS MOTHER'S BELONGINGS FOLLOWING HER DEATH & HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF OBJECT HISTORY OR USE. DEVICE MAY HAVE BEEN OBTAINED THROUGH MAIL ORDER. AN ADVERTISEMENT IN A 1908 LETHBRIDGE HERALD HAS A MAIL ORDER ADDRESS & TESTIMONIALS OF TREATMENT FOR AILMENTS SUCH AS LUMBAGO. "WHEN THE DOCTORS GIVE YOU UP TRY OUR OXYDONOR. IT IS BETTER AND CHEAPER THAN GOING TO CALIFORNIA, AS IT FURNISHES THE PUREST OXYGEN TO THE SYSTEM." LETHBRIDGE HERALD FEBRUARY 1908.
Catalogue Number
P19860095000
Acquisition Date
1986-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SWAB
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, WOOD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19960116061
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SWAB
Date
1986
Materials
PAPER, WOOD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
9
Height
0.3
Length
18.5
Width
5.8
Description
.1.WHITE RECTANGULAR PAPER PACKAGES WITH BLUE PRINTING ON FRONT. PACKAGE CONTAINS WOOD SHAFT WITH COTTON SWAB ON END. PACKAGE READS "CALGISWAB TYPE 2 CONTAINS ONE CALCIUM ALGINATE SWAB ON WOOD SHAFT". HAS MULTI PETALED FLOWER LOGO WITH "SPECTRUM" AND TRADEMARK "R". ALSO READS "SPECTRUM DIAGNOSTICS, INC. 3 SCIENCE ROAD GLENWOOD, IL 60425 312 755-2933" AND "CODE 60-150-10 (CTN/100) 60-150-12 (CS/100)". PAPER IS YELLOWED. .2.THESE PACKAGES HAVE WHITE PAPER COVER WITH CLEAR PLASTIC BODY AND PINK PRINTING. PINK BORDER HAS "STARSWAB" IN TOP CENTER AND "SPECIMEN COLLECTION AND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM" IN TOP LEFT. LEFT SIDE HAS INSTRUCTIONS IN ENGLISH AND RIGHT HAS THEM IN FRENCH. BOTTOM LEFT CORNER HAS "STARPLEX" LOGO AND "MADE IN CANADA". PACKAGE CONTAINS PLASTIC TUBE AND WOOD SHAFT WITH COTTON SWAB ON END. TUBE HAS PAPER LOGO WITH MANUFACTURING INFO REPEATED. LABEL ALSO HAS "S130 MOD. AMIES CLEAR LOT 5K02 EXP. OCT. 86".
Subjects
BIOLOGICAL T&E
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
SWABS WERE REMOVED FROM ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA. *NOTE* ONLY 2 PCES FOUND (1 OF EACH KIND OF PACKAGE AND CONTENTS) SUMMER 2004.
Catalogue Number
P19960116061
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ANAESTHETIC ABSORBER- INFANT
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, CHROME, ALUMINUM, PLASTIC, RUBBER, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19960116267
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ANAESTHETIC ABSORBER- INFANT
Date
1960
Materials
STEEL, CHROME, ALUMINUM, PLASTIC, RUBBER, GLASS
No. Pieces
3
Height
25
Length
20
Width
12.7
Description
1. ABSORBER: UNIT HAS SQUARE ALUMINUM BASE WITH GLASS CANISTER AND RUBBER HOSE MOUNTED VERTICALLY TO BASE. CANISTER HAS CONICAL CHROME PLATES TOP AND BOTTOM AND IS FILLED WITH NUMEROUS SMALL PINK STONES. TOP OF CANISTER HAS CRISS-CROSS GRIP AND "FOREGGER" STAMPED NEAR ELBOW TUBE. YELLOW/BROWN RUBBER HOSE WITH COIL AROUND IT IS ATTACHED TO ELBOW TUBE AT TOP OF CANISTER AND AT BASE. BASE HAS BEVELED EDGES AND "FOREGGER" STAMPED INTO IT. FRONT OF BASE HAS TWO CYLINDRICAL HOSE COLLARS AND BACK HAS ONE WITH SIDE MOUNTED VALVE TUBE. ALSO AT BACK IS BLACK PLASTIC KNOB WITH BEADED CHAIN ATTACHED TO BASE. 2. BREATHING TUBES: 50 X 8.5 X 5.5CM BLACK RUBBER BREATHING TUBES WITH CHROME PLATED "Y" JOINT AND CIRCULAR PLASTIC MOUTH PIECE. RUBBER TUBES ARE RIBBED WITH SMOOTH ENDS. ONE HOSE IS NEARLY TORN OFF (*NOTE* FOUND COMPLETELY TORN OFF AUG/04). "Y" JOINT HAS CYLINDRICAL MIDDLE WITH TWO ARMS AT BOTTOM AND ELBOW JOINT AT TOP. JOINT HAS CIRCULAR COLLAR WITH "FOREGGER" STAMPED INTO IT. YELLOWED PLASTIC MOUTH PIECE ALSO HAS "FOREGGER 18-D" STAMPED INTO IT. VALVE KNOB ON Y JOINT HAS "MODEL NO. 188 PAT NO. 2839054" AND "SIERRA ENG. CO., SIERRA MADRE, CALIF.". MOUTH PIECE HAS DRIED RUBBER RING AROUND IT. 3. MOUTH PIECE: CIRCULAR RUBBER MOUTH PIECE IS EXTREMELY DRIED AND CRACKED AND ONE SIDE HAS BROKEN OFF. RUBBER FINISH ON BOTTOM IS ALSO EXTREMELY DRIED AND MUCH OF IT HAS BROKEN OFF.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
ABSORBER WAS REMOVED FROM ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19960116267
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PROTRACTOR & METABOLISM MEASURE C/W CASE
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, DENIM
Catalogue Number
P19990035178
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PROTRACTOR & METABOLISM MEASURE C/W CASE
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1940
Materials
STEEL, DENIM
No. Pieces
3
Height
0.3
Length
30.0
Width
7.8
Description
1. CASE - 0.3CM(H) X 30.0CM(L) X 7.8CM(W). GREEN, DENIM. STITCHED AROUND OUTSIDE EDGE. HAS TWO COMPARTMENTS. A PIECE OF WHITE DENIM SEPARATES THE TWO COMPARTMENTS. 2. PROTRACTOR - 1.0CM(H) X 22.5CM(L) X 2.6CM(W). SILVER, METAL. TWO STRAIGHT RULERS ATTACHED BY A VERTICAL PIECE AT EACH END. THERE IS A LARGE HEADED RIVET THROUGH A SLOT AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH VERTICAL PIECE. THERE IS ALSO A SMALLER RIVET AT THE TOP OF EACH VERTICAL PIECE. THE UPPER RULER MEASURES UP TO SEVEN INCHES. PRINTED ON THE LOWER RULER IN BLACK IS "SET PROTRACTOR ACCORDING TO LITER THRUST - SEE INSTRUCTION JONES METABOLISM EQUIPMENT CO., CHICAGO". 3. METABOLISM MEASURE - 0.3CM(H) X 28.6CM(L) X 5.0CM(W). METAL RULER. ONE SIDE HAS TWO LIPS WHICH ACT AS SLIDES FOR TWO RULERS BETWEEN THEM. THERE ARE VARIOUS MEASUREMENTS PRINTED ON THIS SIDE. THE REVERSE HAS "DIRECTIONS" PRINTED ON IT IN BLACK, FOLLOWED BY THE DIRECTIONS FOR USING THE RULER. AT THE BOTTOM IT READS "JONES METABOLISM EQUIPMENT CO. 315 HONORE ST. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS". THE REVERSE HAS SOME DISCOLORATION.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
USED TO DETERMINE AMOUNT OF OXYGEN USED BY PATIENT IN A RESTING METABOLIC STATE. CAME IN AUTOCLAVE P19990035176-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035178
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RUBBER, STEEL, CHROME
Catalogue Number
P19738684000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
RUBBER, STEEL, CHROME
No. Pieces
2
Length
36.9
Diameter
0.6 (HOSE)
Description
"PENBERTHY MADE IN U.S.A." "ASPIRATOR PAT. 1661002" ON CHROME APPARATUS. "PAT NOS. 2386629 2395273 AERO SEAL BREEZE CORPS. INC. NEWARK, N.J. U.S.A." ON SEAL. "BREEZE CORPS. INC. NEWARK N.J. U.S.A." ON SEAL TURN SCREW. "WET BEFORE APPLYING" ON RUBBER NOZZLE TYPE END. SECOND PIECE IS A BRASS AND NICKEL PLATED INSTRUMENT WITH A RIDGED HANDLE STAMPED WITH A "S", AND HAS A LEATHER CAP. CURVED SHANK.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
REFER TO P19738650000-GA FOR GIFT CERTIFICATE.
Catalogue Number
P19738684000
Acquisition Date
1969-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
NURSES UNIFORM
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970075006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NURSES UNIFORM
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
104
Width
37.5
Description
WHITE HEAVILY STARCHED BIB-STYLE APRON, MARKED ON THE BOTTOM OF THE BODY "UNIFORMS THE EMERY CO. LTD. EDMONTON, ALBERTA", SMALL TAG MARKED "MARION FLETT", AND MARKED IN INK "29", AND "SMH-63". ITEM IS WORN WITH PANEL OF APRON ACROSS THE CHEST, WITH TWO FLAP COVERING SHOULDER AND ATTACHING TO THE BACK OF THE WAISTBAND OF THE SKIRT. ITEM IS WEARING BUT ITEM IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
FROM DONORS UNIFORM FROM THE ST. MICHAEL'S SCHOOL OF NURSING. DONORS MAIDEN NAME WAS FLETT. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P19970075001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A NURSE’S UNIFORM DONATED BY MARION WRIGHT. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM AN INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY RUTHANN LABLANCE WITH THE DONOR, MARION WRIGHT (NEE FLETT), AND HER CLASSMATES MARLENE SIMPSON (NEE BACHMEIER) AND MARY ANN PRASKACH (NEE SERA). THE THREE WOMEN STUDIED TOGETHER AT ST. MICHAEL’S NURSING SCHOOL AND GRADUATED IN 1966. NONE OF THE THREE WOMEN HAD ANYTHING SPECIFICALLY TO SAY ABOUT THE APRON. THEY DID RECALL THAT THEY RELIED ON SAFETY PINS TO HOLD THEIR UNIFORMS TOGETHER. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “OUT OF THE BLUE: SCIENCE, SERVICE, SANCTITY: ST. MICHAEL’S SCHOOL OF NURSING YEARBOOK 1966”. MARION WRIGHT (NEE FLETT) GRADUATED FROM THE ST. MICHAEL’S SCHOOL OF NURSING IN 1966. SHE MARRIED DR. GERALD A. WRIGHT AND AT THE TIME OF HIS PASSING IN 2007, THEY HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR 25 YEARS. GERALD WAS BORN ON MAY 7, 1917 IN SOUTH WALES. HE IMMIGRATED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1951. HE WAS PREDECEASED BY HIS FIRST WIFE, ISOBEL WRIGHT. GERALD PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 31, 2007. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW AND FOR HARD COPIES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “OUT OF THE BLUE:SCIENCE, SERVICE, SANCTITY: ST. MICHAEL’S SCHOOL OF NURSING YEARBOOK 1966”.
Catalogue Number
P19970075006
Acquisition Date
1997-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
“CANADA CD HEALTH”
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20150012003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
“CANADA CD HEALTH”
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Materials
CANVAS, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
7.75
Length
16
Width
9.5
Description
KHAKI-COLOURED CANVAS ARMBAND WITH BUCKLED STRAP. PRINTED DESIGN ON FRONT IS YELLOW CIRCLE WITH BLUE LOGO READING “CANADA CD HEALTH”. TEXT STAMPED ON BACK READS “FINNIGANS LTD. Y.A. 5.000”. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
MILITARY
HEALTH SERVICES
History
THIS ARMBAND WAS RECOVERED IN SPRING 2015 FROM A STORAGE AREA IN THE BASEMENT OF THE ENMAX CENTRE SPORTS ARENA, WHERE SUPPLIES RELATING TO LETHBRIDGE’S CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE AND DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS/RISK MANAGEMENT HAD BEEN STORED FOR AT LEAST 30 YEARS PRIOR. DURING MARCH AND APRIL 2015, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED CURRENT AND RETIRED CITY STAFF THAT WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SUPPLIES AND DISASTER RESPONSE SERVICES, INCLUDING DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT JESSE KURTZ, RETIRED DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF MIKE ROSS, FORMER CITY DIRECTOR OF DISASTER SERVICES JOE KARL, FORMER CITY EMERGENCY SERVICES CO-ORDINATOR DENNIS JOBE, AND FORMER ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER/RISK MANAGEMENT & INSURANCE OFFICER LEO VANDENHEUVAL. PREVIOUS RESEARCH INTO THE LETHBRIDGE CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE WAS CONDUCTED IN 2009, WHEN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED ROBERT GARDNER, A FORMER C.D. POLICE MEMBER (SEE RECORD P19870044001 FOR MORE INFORMATION). THE AUXILIARY CIVIL DEFENCE POLICE WAS ORGANIZED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1951 AFTER THE PROVINCE APPEALED TO ALBERTA MUNICIPALITIES TO PREPARE DEFENCES IN CASE OF AN ENEMY ATTACK, INCLUDING A NUCLEAR STRIKE. THE C.D. POLICE WERE NOT OFFICIALLY PART OF THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE. THE AUXILIARY VOLUNTEERS DID, HOWEVER, RECEIVE TRAINING FROM THE CITY POLICE AND WHEN CALLED OUT BY THE C.D. DIRECTOR, CAME UNDER THE CONTROL OF CHIEF CONSTABLE JAMES H. CARPENTER.THE C.D. POLICE DISBANDED FOR UNKNOWN REASONS IN 1963. GARDNER WAS 33 WHEN HE JOINED THE C.D. POLICE IN 1960, AND EXPLAINS HIS MOTIVATION TO VOLUNTEER WAS BASED ON HIS PERCEPTION THAT A FUTURE WAR WAS LIKELY TO OCCUR – ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE PERIOD’S EVENTS, WHICH INCLUDED THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS. GARDNER REMEMBERED TRAINING UNDER THE POLICE CHIEF AND SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE POLICE FORCE, BUT MAINTAINED THAT OUTSIDE OF INITIAL TRAINING, C.D. POLICE OPERATIONS WERE NOT DIRECTED BY THE CITY POLICE. GARDNER SAID THAT MOST C.D. POLICE VOLUNTEERS WERE “MIDDLE AGED AND STAYED ON DUE TO THE THREAT OF WAR”. JOE KARL SAID: “[IN] LATE 1972 THE CITY MANAGER… [ASSIGNED ME TO] LOOK AFTER DISASTER SERVICES/CIVIL DEFENCE… IT’S HAD DIFFERENT NAMES AS TIME WENT ON… THIS EQUIPMENT… IS A CASUALTY COLLECTING UNIT, WITH WATER BOTTLES, BOOTS, RAIN GEAR, COVERALLS. THERE WERE STRETCHERS [AND] BLANKETS. THESE WERE ALL STORED AT THE OLD MUSEUM [ORIGINAL GALT MUSEUM BUILDING, BEFORE THE 1985 EXPANSION] NEAR THE BOILER ROOM… THAT’S WHERE I FIRST INHERITED THE STUFF. THERE WAS REALLY NO RECORD KEPT OF ANYTHING… [WHEN] WE FOUND OUT WE COULDN’T PUT [THE SUPPLIES] BACK INTO STORAGE [AT THE MUSEUM], BEING SAFETY OFFICER I KNEW AND SCOUTED ALL THE OTHER BUILDINGS IN THE CITY. THE SPORTSPLEX, DOWN IN THE DEEP BASEMENT, HAD A ROOM THAT WAS DRY AND UNOCCUPIED… SO I PUT THE STUFF DOWN THERE AND THAT’S BASICALLY WHERE IT WOUND UP… AT THAT TIME EACH MUNICIPALITY RECEIVED A MERE PITTANCE OF DOLLARS TOWARDS DISASTER SERVICES… 12-1500 EMPLOYEES AND THE ONLY SAFETY PERSON WAS ME… THEN AS THE MUNICIPAL ACT CHANGED, THE EMPHASIS WAS PUT ON POLITICALLY BY THE PROVINCE TO ESTABLISH A PEACETIME SCENARIO … IN THE BASEMENT OF THE OLD COURTHOUSE, THERE [WAS] A ROOM WHERE AN EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE WITH ALL THE COMMUNICATIONS HAD BEEN SET UP… FOR GAS, WATER, SEWER, MAYOR, DEPARTMENT HEADS… [THE STRETCHERS AND BLANKETS] WERE USED IN HOSPITAL EXERCISES… TO SEE HOW PREPARED [STAFF WERE], HOW THEY COULD HANDLE MASS CASUALTIES… WE WOULD DO UP 30/40 KIDS IN BROKEN ARMS, AMNESIA, BURNS, FRACTURES, LOSS OF LIMB… THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS VERY GOOD, [DOING] TRAINING AND MOCK SCENARIOS.” ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RANGING FROM 1957 TO 2006 DESCRIBE MOCK DISASTER EXERCISES TAKING PLACE ON A SEMI-REGULAR BASIS, TO TEST THE PREPAREDNESS OF FIRE, AMBULANCE, HOSPITAL, AND CITY ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF. DENNIS JOBE SAID: “SHORTLY AFTER THE EDMONTON TORNADO [IN 1987] THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT DECREED THAT EVERYONE, COUNTIES, CITIES, SHOULD HAVE AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN… SO THE CITY WAS INSTRUCTED THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO PUT ONE TOGETHER… I WORKED FOR THE CITY MANAGER… WE WERE AWARE… THAT WE HAD TO HAVE SOME KIND OF PREPARATION… SO WE KNEW WHERE [THE SUPPLIES] WERE [AND] COUNTED THINGS… AND WE DID USE IT A COUPLE OF TIMES [WHEN] WE HAD AN EXERCISE.” LEO VANDENHEUVAL SAID: “WE USED TO HAVE THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE IN THE BASEMENT OF THE COURT HOUSE… THE REASON IT WAS THERE IS THAT THEY HAD ROOM [AND] IT WAS QUITE A STRONG, FULL CONCRETE FACILITY THAT COULD PERHAPS WITHSTAND A LOT OF DAMAGE… I WOULD HAVE BEEN INVOLVED BACK IN THOSE DAYS AS WELL FROM THE RISK MANAGEMENT STANDPOINT AND BECAUSE I WAS THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE CITY WHENEVER THINGS WENT SIDEWAYS. THE CITY MANAGER WOULD HAVE BEEN ON THAT TEAM [AS WELL AS] THE FIRE CHIEF, POLICE CHIEF, ALL THE DIRECTORS… COMMUNITY SERVICES… ENGINEERING… THE MAYOR… THAT WHOLE TEAM WOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED TOGETHER TO WORK TOGETHER IN A DISASTER SITUATION… NOTHING OF [HIGHLY EMERGENT] SIGNIFICANCE HAS EVER HAPPENED IN LETHBRIDGE. WE’VE NEVER HAD TO OPEN UP HOUSING CENTRES LIKE THE CIVIC CENTRE OR THE AREAS TO ACCOMMODATE THAT KIND OF THING BECAUSE WE’VE NEVER HAD A DISASTER THAT BIG… THE BIGGEST ONE THAT COMES TO MIND IS THE 1995 FLOOD… AT THAT TIME THERE WAS SOME TALK THAT WE WOULD GET THE MILITARY INVOLVED… BUT BACK THEN IT REQUIRED APPROVAL FROM OTTAWA, SO IT WAS AWFULLY DIFFICULT TO BRING THE MILITARY IN… TO SOME EXTENT WE KNEW THAT [THE CIVIL DEFENSE] EQUIPMENT EXISTED… [SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT] MIGHT HAVE COME INTO THE SYSTEM IN THE LATE ‘80S WHEN DENNIS JOBE WAS AROUND… BECAUSE HE HAD CERTAIN CONTACTS WITH THE MILITARY, BECAUSE HE WAS A RETIRED ARMY OFFICER… [IT IS IMPORTANT THAT] SOMEBODY WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION [IS] AWARE [AND] THAT IT’S INVENTORIED AND KEPT UP TO DATE.” MIKE ROSS SAID: “WHEN I BECAME DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF IN 1998 [THAT POSITION] WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS… WE WERE GOING THROUGH THE BUDGET AND [ASKED] ‘WHAT’S THIS $1000 WE PAID TO THE ENMAX CENTRE?’ BECAUSE THERE WAS A RENTAL [FEE] THAT NO ONE SEEMED TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT… WE DID SOME INVESTIGATION AND THEN WE FOUND OUT THAT THERE WAS ALL THIS MATERIAL THAT WAS STORED IN THE DEEP BASEMENT… WE STARTED TO DO SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND OUT THAT IT WAS PART OF A MOBILE HOSPITAL UNIT DATING BACK TO THE COLD WAR… IT [HAD BEEN] BASICALLY FORGOTTEN ABOUT… [IN 2006/2007, HEALTH CANADA] CONTACTED THE CITY AND SAID ‘ON OUR BOOKS THERE IS A [MOBILE] HOSPITAL IN LETHBRIDGE. DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHERE IT IS?’ AND THIS MESSAGE CAME TO ME AS THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CO-ORDINATOR … SUGGESTED THAT [THE SUPPLIES] HAD COME TO THE CITY IN THE ‘50S OR EARLY ‘60S… THE MATERIAL THAT’S THERE NOW IS PROBABLY A THIRD OF WHAT WAS THERE WHEN WE DID THE AUDIT… WE FOUND THINGS LIKE RADIATION BURN DRESSING THAT HAD A ‘BEST BY’ DATE… IV BOTTLES AND IV SOLUTION [THAT] INSTEAD OF BEING CLEAR, WAS CLOUDY… WE KEPT THE STRETCHERS [AND] A BUNCH OF BLANKETS BECAUSE WE FELT THAT… THEY WERE STILL GOOD AND WE COULD USE THEM IN A CURRENT DAY EMERGENCY… SO I REMOVED SOME OF THAT STUFF AND PUT IT OVER [IN] THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE [AT] THE OLD COURTHOUSE.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS, NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, COPIES OF ORIGINAL EMERGENCY SERVICES SUPPLY INVENTORIES, AND RESEARCH MATERIAL ON LETHBRIDGE’S CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE. FOR OTHER ARTIFACTS RELATING TO CIVIL DEFENSE IN LETHBRIDGE, SEE RECORDS P19870044001, P19870044002, P19960112110, P19960112111, P19970094001, AND P20090038000.
Catalogue Number
P20150012003
Acquisition Date
2015-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
C/W SHEATH & OBTURATORS (2)
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STAINLESS STEEL, BRASS, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19920011002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
C/W SHEATH & OBTURATORS (2)
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
STAINLESS STEEL, BRASS, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
5
Length
23.2
Width
6.0
Diameter
3.2
Description
STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC EYE PIECE SECTION. SHEATH, STEEL WITH BRASS VALVE PIECE. VALVE WITH LEVER CONTROL. SET INCLUDES 2 OBTURATORS, 1 WITH BLUNT END, #3953-32 & TROCAR (POINTED) END #3953-31. OBTURATORS, STAINLESS STEEL. "Z" ON HEAD OF EACH. "ZIMMER" ON EYEPIECE SECTION. "MADE IN GERMANY"
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
USED TO LOOK INSIDE BODY OR ORGAN. AIR IS INTRODUCED THROUGH SHEATH VALVE TO INFLATE ORGAN TO PERMIT VIEWING. FROM LETHBRIDGE MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL, 1955.
Catalogue Number
P19920011002
Acquisition Date
1992-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, COPPER
Catalogue Number
P19960116051
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL, COPPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.8
Diameter
13.5
Description
CIRCULAR COPPER PLATED STEEL ASHTRAY. TRAY HAS CONCAVE INDENTATION IN MIDDLE WITH FOUR RAISED DOUBLE RIBS AROUND EDGE FOR CIGARETTE HOLDERS. ON BOTTOM HAND PAINTED IN WHITE IS "CORRIDOR I.N.W.". PLATING IS BADLY WORN AND STEEL BENEATH IS CORRODED.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
ASHTRAY WAS REMOVED FROM THE MORGUE OF ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON THE HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19960116051
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ALBERTA CERTIFIED NURSING AIDE ASSOCIATION
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P20020026003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ALBERTA CERTIFIED NURSING AIDE ASSOCIATION
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.2
Diameter
15.0
Description
ROUND, OFF-WHITE, CERAMIC ASHTRAY. RIM OF ASHTRAY IS FLUTED. EDGE OF RIM HAS A BAND OF GOLD AROUND IT. IN CENTER OF ASHTRAY IS A BLUE AND GOLD DIAMOND WITH THE ALBERTA COAT OF ARMS IN THE CENTER. AT TOP OF DIAMOND ARE THE LETTERS "A C N A A". BELOW DIAMOND READS "ALBERTA CERTIFIED NURSING AIDE ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED MAY 1961". ON BOTTOM OF ASHTRAY IS THE OUTLINE OF A GOLD MAPLE LEAF WITH A BANNER IN THE CENTER THAT READS "DECORATED IN CANADA". BELOW MAPLE LEAF READS "22 K GOLD CAN. ART CHINA COLLINGWOOD ONT.".
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
HEALTH SERVICES
History
EMILY MORRISON TOOK HER NURSE'S AID TRAINING IN 1956 IN CALGARY. THE ALBERTA CERTIFIED NURSING AIDE ASSOCIATION WAS INCORPORATED IN 1961, THE SAME YEAR THAT EMILY BECAME A MEMBER. EMILY WAS ALSO SECRETARY-TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR SOME YEARS. THE ASSOCIATION ACTED LIKE A UNION FOR NURSING AIDES. NURSING AIDES BATHED PATIENTS, TOOK TEMPERATURES, BUT GAVE NO MEDICATIONS. EMILY WAS ON PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVE AT TABER; GODRICH, ONT; AND LETHBRIDGE MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL FROM 1956 - 1965. EMILY RETIRED IN 1965. GRAHAM MORRISON CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1919, AT 6 YEARS OLD; HIS FATHER WAS A DRUGGIST IN VANCOUVER, MOVED TO HIGH RIVER, THEN LETHBRIDGE, AND GRAHAM HAS BEEN HERE EVER SINCE. IN 1942 EMILY MORRISON MOVED TO PICTURE BUTTE, FROM RED JACK SASKATCHEWAN, TO GO TO HIGH SCHOOL. EMILY HAD TO WORK TO PUT HERSELF THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL. IN 1960 EMILY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE SHE WORKED AS A NURSING AIDE FROM 1960-1965. DONORS MET AND MARRIED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1965 AND HAVE SINCE RETIRED. THEY ARE CAMP HOSTS AT LAKE PAYNE, AND ENJOY CAMPING.
Catalogue Number
P20020026003
Acquisition Date
2002-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
P19860078001-004-GA
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, METAL, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19860078000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19860078001-004-GA
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Materials
GLASS, METAL, RUBBER
No. Pieces
7
Height
6.5
Length
14.1
Width
5.2
Description
.1 ATOMIZER. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. GLASS, METAL, RUBBER. 2 PIECES. BOTTLE CONTAINS SOME RESIDUE. METAL TOP, THREADED, CORRODED. STAMPED LETTERS ILLEGIBLE "PAT. EC?...U.S.A." SPRAY WAND THREADED, CORRODED. TIP CORRODED, NOT REMOVABLE. GLASS TUBE INSERTED IN BOTTLE. .2 TUBES 18.0 CM LGTH. X 4.5 CM WDTH. RUBBER, METAL. 2 PIECES. GREY RUBBER TUBE METAL ENDS FOR INSERTION IN BULB & SPRAY WAND. RUBBER BULB WITH LETTERING "OBLO NO.1 DEVILBISS MFG. COL. TOLEDO, OHIO U.S.A." HOLLOW. METAL REINFORCED OPENING OPPOSITE TUBE END. .3 BULB 17.8 CM LGTH X 4.4 CM WDTH. RUBBER. RED. RUBBER BULB WITH SHORT RUBBER TUBE WITH SMALL OPENING. BADLY PERISHED, HARD NO LONGER MALEABLE. DISTORTED OUT OF SHAPE. .4 BOX 18.7 CM LGTH X 6.5 CM X 6.5 CM. CARDBOARD, PAPER. 2 PIECES. RED. BOX C/W BOTTOM & LID. LABEL ONE END STATES: "ATOMIZER NO. 28" " FOR SPRAYING THE NOSE AND THROAT WITH OILS OR AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS." "THE DEVILBISS MFG. CO. LTD. WINDSOR, ONTARIO MADE IN CANADA." SYMBOL ON BOTTOM IN PEN. LABEL ON BOTTOM MARKED "J.H. CARPENTER 2117-14 AVENUE SOUTH LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA CANADA" AND ON THE BOTTOM "27/175".
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
Catalogue Number
P19860078000
Acquisition Date
1986-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
OIL OR WATER TYPE
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1925
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, STEEL, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19750030000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OIL OR WATER TYPE
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1925
Materials
GLASS, STEEL, RUBBER
No. Pieces
6
Length
14.0
Description
RUBBER BULB FOR SPRAY IS DETERIORATED SOMEWHAT. ON SIDE OF BOTTLE "FILL TO THIS LINE". SPRAY TIP UNSCREWS & COMES OFF. ATOMIZER IS IN GREY BOX. LABEL ON END "ATLAS SPRAY NO 29 (CONTUNOUS) PAT MARCH 2, 1909. DEC. 7, 1909. FOR OIL OR WATER MADE IN CANADA". DETACHABLE TIP. OIL OR WATER MADE IN CANADA". SPRAY TIP WITH 5 DEEP RIDGES. ON BOTTOM OF GLASS MARKED "4". GRAY RIBBED TUBING HAS CRACKED AND SEPARATED BULB AND BOTTLE.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR SAYS THAT ORIGINAL OWNER WAS AN ASTHMATIC & USED ATOMIZER TO HELP BREATHING. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ITEM DONATED BY JOAN MIEKE. RESEARCH DONE TO LOCATE FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE DONOR WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19750030000
Acquisition Date
1975-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
POCKET NASAL SPRAY
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, CORK, STRING
Catalogue Number
P19750031000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POCKET NASAL SPRAY
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS, CORK, STRING
No. Pieces
2
Length
18.4
Width
12.7
Description
THIS ITEM IS BELIEVED TO BE A PORTABLE POCKET ATOMIZER OR NASAL SPRAY. MEDICINE WOULD BE SPAYED INTO NASAL PASSAGES BY PULLING PLUNGER BACK THEN FILLING IT & PUSHING PLUNGER IN. PLUNGER HAS GREEN GLASS SHANK. CORK SEAL WITH A WOOD CAP.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
PERSONAL CARE
History
ORIGINAL OWNER WAS AN ASTHMATIC. REFER TO P19750025000-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ITEM DONATED BY JOAN MIEKE. RESEARCH DONE TO LOCATE FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE DONOR WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19750031000
Acquisition Date
1975-02
Collection
Museum
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