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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19683308000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.6
Length
42.2
Width
10.2
Description
NO 9303 STAMPED ON ONE SIDE. A CROWN WITH W.C. STAMPED ON UNDERSIDE. W...N ON BLADE. VERTICAL & HORIZONTAL AXE HEAD ON EITHER END. STAMPED "5 1/2"
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
Catalogue Number
P19683308000
Acquisition Date
1968-02
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19683436000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Height
12.5
Width
12.5
Diameter
30.2
Description
HOMEMADE. SCROLLED TANG WITH ROUND HOLE. UNDERSIDE OF BLADE PITTED.
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
*** DONOR PROVIDED NO NEW INFORMATION WHEN REQUESTED TO DO SO BY GALT IN 2010. ***
Catalogue Number
P19683436000
Acquisition Date
1968-08
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19694154000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.2
Length
27.0
Width
11.7
Description
END IS BEVELLED OVER. FINISH RUSTED. SHARPENED. ONE HORIZONTAL BLADE; OTHER END HAS SMALL HAMMER. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
Catalogue Number
P19694154000
Acquisition Date
1969-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
AMPERE GAUGE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19980009000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
AMPERE GAUGE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
11
Diameter
18
Description
BLACK STEEL GAUGE MARKED BEHIND THE GLASS WINDOW "AMPERES GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. SCHENECTADY, N.Y., U.S.A.", "NO. 839761 TYPE R6 AMP. 100/5 TRANS. 20:1 PATENTED SEP. 28, 1915.". ITEM HAS "GE" EMBOSSED ON FRONT. BACK OF GAUGE HAS THREE BOLTS TO MOUNT THE ITEM, AND HAS THE SERIAL NUMBER MARKED ON THE BACK, "12902810". PAINT ON SURFACE IS WEARING AND CORRODING.
Subjects
ELECTRICAL & MAGNETIC T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
DONOR SALVAGED ITEM FROM THE IN POWER HOUSE THAT EXISTED IN THE RIVER VALLEY, APPROX. THREE YEARS AGO. IT WAS PART OF THE GENERATOR THAT CREATED POWER TO TRANSMIT TO THE COMMUNITY.
Catalogue Number
P19980009000
Acquisition Date
1998-02
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19930009038
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.2
Length
8.8
Width
1.9
Description
STEEL TOOL. SOME SURFACE CORROSION. SQUARED ARM & ROUNDED ARM EXTENDING FROM CENTRAL SQUARE POST. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
WATCHMAKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
UNKNOWN MAKER. USED BY JEWELLER OR WATCHMAKER, FOR A VARIETY OF TASKS REQUIRING PRECISE WORK ON SMALL PIECES. DESIGNED TO BE CLAMPED IN A VISE. FOR INFO. SEE P19930009001-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19930009038
Acquisition Date
1993-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HAND AUGER
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19694526000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HAND AUGER
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
45.7
Description
"1 1/4" STAMPED ON SHANK. HANDLE MISSING (WOODEN T HANDLE). ALSO STAMPED "HENRY BOKER". APPEARS SHANK HAD CRACK; NOW WELDED.
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
Catalogue Number
P19694526000
Acquisition Date
1969-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
HAND AUGER
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, IRON
Catalogue Number
P19694524000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HAND AUGER
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
WOOD, IRON
No. Pieces
1
Length
47.0
Width
35.6
Description
WOODEN HANDLE, CAST IRON BIT. RUSTED BIT.
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
Catalogue Number
P19694524000
Acquisition Date
1969-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ADJUSTABLE TYPE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19694153000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ADJUSTABLE TYPE
Date
1900
Materials
IRON, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
17.0
Width
10.0
Description
PATENT DATE: JUNE 5/1900 STAMPED. TWO GRADUATED SCALES - 1 TO 1/4 AND 1/4 TO 1. ORIGINALLY PAINTED RED & BLACK. TURN KNOB ADJUSTS BLADE DEPTH.
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
Catalogue Number
P19694153000
Acquisition Date
1969-07
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1925
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19694525000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1925
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Length
50.8
Description
"HENRY BOKER" ON TANG. RUSTED. HEAD SPLIT IN SEVERAL PLACES.
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
Catalogue Number
P19694525000
Acquisition Date
1969-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CARPENTER'S AUGER
Date Range From
1911
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738829000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CARPENTER'S AUGER
Date Range From
1911
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
35.5
Width
26.0
Diameter
3.2
Description
WOODEN HANDLE. STEEL SHAFT AND BIT. "1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 3/4 2" STAMPED ON SHAFT. SHAFT IS HOLLOW; TAPERED TOWARD SHORT BIT. SHAFT LINED WITH DRIED GREASE.
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
SEE P19738806000GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED AN ASHTRAY DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY ELINOR GLOVER. AS PART OF THE SURVEY PROCESS, PUNDYK CONTACTED GLOVER’S DAUGHTER DIANE GLOVER. NO ITEM SPECIFIC INFORMATION COULD BE ADDED TO THE ARTIFACT FILES. FURTHER ARCHIVAL RESEARCH WAS CONDUCTED REGARDING THE DONOR’S FAMILY, INCLUDING HER FATHER WILLIAM PALFREY, WHOSE NAME IS MENTIONED IN RELATION TO THE ARTIFACTS IN THE INITIAL RECORDS. PALFREY’S OBITUARY WAS PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON JULY 3, 1973. IT REITERATED MOST OF THE INFORMATION LISTED IN THE INITIAL HISTORY AS RECORDED IN P19738806000, ADDING THAT HE WAS MARRIED TO ANNIE PALFREY. TOGETHER THEY HAD ONE DAUGHTER, ELINOR GLOVER (THE DONOR). HE PASSED AWAY IN EDMONTON AT THE AGE OF 81 YEARS. HIS HEADSTONE IN LETHBRIDGE’S MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY LISTS HIS YEAR OF BIRTH AS 1891. THE DONOR’S OBITUARY WAS FOUND PUBLISHED ONLINE IN THE EDMONTON JOURNAL. IT RECORDS THAT ELINOR KAY GLOVER (NEE PALFREY) WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 7, 1934. SHE MARRIED KENNETH GLOVER IN LETHBRIDGE IN AUGUST 1959, ACCORDING TO A LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON AUGUST 18, 1959. THE COUPLE HAD THREE CHILDREN: BRIAN, DIANE, AND KAREN. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738813000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD CLIPPINGS.
Catalogue Number
P19738829000
Acquisition Date
1973-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LEATHER OR HARNESSMAKER'S
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738818000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LEATHER OR HARNESSMAKER'S
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
14.8
Width
2.7
Description
WOOD HANDLE, WITH 2 PAIRS OF DOUBLE RINGS INSCRIBED. METAL SHAFT TO OFFSET POINTED TIP. METAL FERRULE. SOME CORROSION. "NFA" STAMPED ON AWL BLADE. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
LEATHER, HORN, SHELLWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
LIKELY USED BY A SADDLE & HARNESS MAKER FOR SCRIBING LINES OR PUNCHING LEATHER. ORIGINAL CATALOGING RECORDS MISSING & RECATALOGED WITH SAME NUMBER IN 1991.
Catalogue Number
P19738818000
Acquisition Date
UNKNOWN
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19930009035
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
9.6
Width
3.2
Description
WOOD HANDLE, STEEL SHAFT & FERRULE. SHAFT ENDS IN SHARP POINT. HANDLE IS HARDWOOD.
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
UNKNOWN MAKER. USED TO START HOLES FOR DRILLING OR SETTING SCREW OR NAIL. ALSO USED TO SCRATCH SURFACE, PRIMARILY A CARPENTRY TOOL, USED BY DONOR IN WATCH REPAIR & JEWELLRY BUSINESS.
Catalogue Number
P19930009035
Acquisition Date
1993-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SCRAPER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19930050008
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCRAPER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
20.0
Width
16.3
Description
AWL HAS TWO WOODEN HANDLES WITH LIGHT FINISH CONNECTED TO CURVED STEEL BLADE 11CM ACROSS. EACH HANDLE IS MACHINE LATHED WITH TWO LINES CARVED HORIZONTALLY AROUND FATTEST PORTION OF HANDLE. EACH HANDLE ALSO HAS BRASS COLLAR WHERE BLADE IS INSERTED. ONE HANDLE HAS 4CM CRACK RUNNING VERTICALLY FROM BRASS COLLAR. THE OTHER HANDLE HAS THE WORD "BAILEY" HAND PRINTED IN BLACK INK DOWN ITS LENGTH. BLADE IS CORRODED AND HEAVILY OXIDIZED EXCEPT WHERE NEW EDGE HAS RECENTLY BEEN GROUND. EACH HANDLE HAS TWO NAILS TO FASTEN BLADE. BRASS COLLARS ARE HEAVILY TARNISHED.
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
AWL WAS USED BY DONOR'S FATHER TO STRIP LOGS OF BARK. SEE COLLECTION REPORT FOR P19930050001-GA FOR MORE. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF HORSEHAIR GAUNTLETS DONATED BY JACK AND MARY BAILEY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. GEORGE WILLIAM “JACK” BAILEY WAS BORN ON APRIL 26, 1914 IN LETHBRIDGE, AB TO GEORGE AND ANNIE BAILEY. HE MARRIED MARY LOUISE BAILEY (NEE BUTTREY) IN MEDICINE HAT, AB ON JANUARY 1, 1940. JACK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 82 ON MARCH 5, 1997. MARY LOUISE BAILEY (NEE BUTTREY) WAS BORN IN MEDICINE HAT, AB ON JANUARY 1, 1918, THE DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AND SUSAN (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) BUTTREY. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MAY 16, 2002. GEORGE ARTHUR BAILEY WAS BORN IN BRISTOL, ENGLAND AND CAME TO CANADA IN 1906, WHERE HE HOMESTEADED IN THE IRON SPRINGS DISTRICT IN 1907. IN 1912, GEORGE MARRIED ANNIE ELIZABETH BAILEY (NEE COX). THE COUPLE MOVED TO MONTANA IN 1912 AND REMAINED THERE UNTIL 1920 WHEN THEY RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE. IN 1927, GEORGE AND ANNIE MOVED TO SHAUGHNESSY, AB SO THAT GEORGE COULD TAKE WORK AS STABLE-BOSS. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON SEPTEMBER 14, 1968. ANNIE ELIZABETH BAILEY (NEE COX) WAS THE DAUGHTER OF JOHN WALTER AND JANE ELIZABETH COX (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ANNIE WAS BORN IN SURREY, ENGLAND AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1905. SHE MARRIED GEORGE BAILEY AT DIAMOND CITY IN 1912. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON MARCH 25, 1976. ANNIE HAD TWO BROTHERS: JOHN WALTER COX AND ALBERT WILLIAM “SLIM” COX. ALBERT WILLIAM “SLIM” COX MOVED TO CANADA WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1902 AND BEGAN WORKING FOR THE BREWERY IN 1910. HE ENLISTED WITH THE 39TH BATTERY IN 1915 AND SERVED OVERSEAS UNTIL 1919. HE RETURNED TO HIS POSITION WITH THE BREWERY, FINALLY RETIRING IN 1954. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 78 IN JULY 1966. SLIM WAS MARRIED TWICE: FIRST TO ANNIE TURNER WHO PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 35 ON OCTOBER 8, 1927; AND THE SECOND MARRIAGE WAS TO DOROTHY EMILY SULLIVAN (NEE WYLIE). THEY WERE MARRIED IN SEPTEMBER 1948. DOROTHY PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 96 ON OCTOBER 18, 1989. (SHE HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN MARRIED TO MICHAEL SULLIVAN) JOHN WALTER “WALLY” COX WAS BORN IN GUILDFORD, SURREY, ENGLAND AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1906, WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY FOR 26 YEARS. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 61, A SINGLE MAN, ON JUNE 28, 1947. ANNIE, ALBERT, AND JOHN WERE THE CHILDREN OF JOHN WALTER AND JANE COX (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). JOHN WALTER PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 72 ON NOVEMBER 9, 1937. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, HE “CAME TO LETHBRIDGE FROM SUSSEX, ENGLAND 31 YEARS AGO, AND HAS RESIDED HERE SINCE.” JANE (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON DECEMBER 30, 1946. SHE WAS BORN IN DORSET, ENGLAND AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WITH HER HUSBAND. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930050008
Acquisition Date
1993-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
LEATHER WORKING TOOL
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970014007
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LEATHER WORKING TOOL
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
11.4
Width
2.8
Description
STEEL POINTED TOOL WITH PEAR SHAPED WOODEN HANDLE, AND BARBED END OF POINT. HANDLE HAS AN "X" SCRATCHED INTO END, AND IS WORN AND MARKED UP. STEEL POINT IS BEGINNING TO RUST.
Subjects
LEATHER, HORN, SHELLWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
ITEM BELONGED TO DONOR'S SISTER, PHYLLIS SOADY, FROM PINCHER CREEK, AROUND 1960-65.
Catalogue Number
P19970014007
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970071047
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
7.2
Diameter
2.8
Description
WOODEN KNOB-HANDLE, WITH BRASS FERRULE AND STEEL PUNCH. HANDLE HAS LIGHT WOOD STAIN IN MOST AREAS, WITH DARKER PATCHES THROUGHOUT. MINOR SPLIT NEAR FERRULE.
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, HARRY BOYSE, WHO WORKED AS A PROJECTIONIST FOR THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970071001-GA. *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
P19970071047
Acquisition Date
1997-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970071048
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
12
Diameter
3.5
Description
WOODEN PEAR-SHAPED HANDLE, WITH BRASS FERRULE AND STEEL POINT. LARGE WHITE PAINT STAIN ON ROUNDED PORTION OF HANDLE; WOOD IS SCRATCHED AND MARRED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, HARRY BOYSE, WHO WORKED AS A PROJECTIONIST FOR THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970071001-GA. *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
P19970071048
Acquisition Date
1997-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
UNION CREST
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970071011
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UNION CREST
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PAPER, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
8.2
Width
8.2
Description
BRASS LOGO MOUNTED ON WHITE TEXTURED CARDBOARD BACKING. LOGO IS OUTLINED IN RED, WITH THE LETTERS "I.A.T.S.E" STAMPED ON INDIVIDUAL TRIANGULAR TABS, ARRANGED IN STAR-LIKE PATTERN. IN CENTRE IS CREST WITH "I.A." HOLE IN TOP OF CARDBOARD.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
TRADES
ASSOCIATIONS
History
LOGO OF THE PROJECTIONIST'S UNION (INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE THEATRICAL STAGE EMPLOYEES). BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P19970071001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19970071011
Acquisition Date
1997-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CASSEROLE DISH SET
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
2006
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P20160001000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CASSEROLE DISH SET
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
2006
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
22
Height
22
Length
44
Width
32
Description
BOX OF SUNBURST CASSEROLE DISHES WITH 11 PIECES (5 FULL SETS OF SMALL AND LARGE DISHES AND 1 PARTIAL SET WITH ONE SMALL DISH). THERE ARE 22 PIECES INCLUDING THE STORAGE MATERIALS. A – F: CERAMIC CASSEROLE DISHES. UNGLAZED. “SUNBURST… OVENPROOF” WITH A SUN LOGO STAMPED ON THE BOTTOM. THE DISHES HAVE A RIM AT THE TOP AND A BASE AROUND THE BOTTOM. THERE ARE 2 HANDLES ON OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE TOP OF THE DISHES. A-E HAVE “1.95” WRITTEN ON THE BOTTOMS IN PENCIL. F HAS AN ERASER MARK IN THAT PLACE, AND A WHITE STICKER WITH THE PRICE “$5.00” HANDWRITTEN AND STICKING TO A TOP HANDLE. THE DIAMETERS ARE 19.4 CM, THE LENGTHS INCLUDING THE HANDLES ARE 23.3 CM AND THE DISHES ARE EACH 7.1 CM DEEP. THE CONDITIONS OF DISH A THROUGH D ARE VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT. THERE IS DUST COATING EACH DISH. B HAS 5 SMALL CHIPS ON THE BASE AND A SLIGHT CRACK (LESS THAN 1 CM LONG) ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE RIM. THE CERAMIC ON C IS ROUGH ON THE INNER RIM. IT ALSO HAS A DARK MARK ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE RIM AND SOME SMALL CHIPS ON THE BASE. D HAS A SCRATCH ON THE BASE. THE CONDITION OF E IS VERY GOOD WITH A SMALL CRACK ON THE SIDE OF THE DISH, A DARK STAIN ON THE EDGE OF THE RIM, AND A SLIGHT SCUFF ON THE BOTTOM. CASSEROLE DISH F IS IN GOOD TO VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH SOME MARKS ALONG THE RIM AND BASE. THERE IS A CHIP IN THE HANDLE. G – K: CERAMIC CASSEROLE DISHES. UNGLAZED. “SUNBURST… OVENPROOF” WITH A SUN LOGO STAMPED ON THE BOTTOM. THE DISHES HAVE A RIM AT THE TOP AND A BASE AROUND THE BOTTOM. THERE ARE 2 HANDLES ON OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE TOP OF THE DISHES. H-J HAVE “2.95” WRITTEN ON THE BOTTOMS IN PENCIL. G HAS AN ERASER MARK IN THAT PLACE, AND A WHITE STICKER WITH THE PRICE “$7.00” HANDWRITTEN AND STICKING TO A TOP HANDLE. THE DIAMETERS ARE 22.6 CM, THE LENGTHS INCLUDING THE HANDLES ARE 27.1 CM AND THE DISHES ARE EACH 8.4 CM DEEP. THE CONDITION OF DISH G IS VERY GOOD WITH DARK IMPURITIES IN THE CLAY, A SCUFF ALONG THE BASE AND A SCRATCH IN THE CLAY ON THE SIDE OF THE DISH. THE CONDITION OF H IS FAIR TO GOOD. THIS DISH HAS A LARGE CHIP IN THE RIM WITH A LENGTH OF APPROXIMATELY 6.1 CM. THERE IS A SCUFF IN THE BOTTOM. DISH I IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH SOME IMPURITIES IN THE CLAY, AN AIR BUBBLE ON THE SIDE OF THE DISH, A DARK BROWN STAINING ON THE SIDE, AND CHIPS ON THE BOTTOM RIM. DISHES J AND K ARE IN VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH SMALL CHIPS IN THE RIM. L – M: SQUARE PIECES OF CARDBOARD FOR PACKING. THEY ARE BENT TO FOLD AROUND A DISHES WITH A CIRCULAR CREASE IN THE CENTER WITH TWO PARALLEL SLITS (APPROX. 3.5 CM APART) FROM ONE END TO THE CENTER. THE DIMENSIONS OF EACH ARE 21 CM X 21 CM. GOOD CONDITION WITH TEARING IN SOME AREAS (L IS TORN ON ONE SIDE) AND CLAY DUST OVERALL. N – U: RECTANGULAR CARDBOARD SEPARATORS FOR PACKING (THEY ARE PLACED IN BETWEEN THE SMALL AND LARGE DISH IN A SET. THERE ARE 3 SLITS IN EACH SEPARATOR THAT ARE 4.5 CM LONG FROM ONE SHORT END STOPPING AT THE CENTER AND EACH SLIT IS 7.5 CM APART. EACH PIECE IS BENT TO FIT THE SHAPE OF DISHES. FAIR TO GOOD CONDITION WITH REGULAR WEAR (TEARS AND STAINING) OVERALL. V: CARDBOARD BOX WITH ORANGE LETTERING, “SUNBURST CERAMICS” WITH AN ORANGE LOGO ON THE LONG SIDE OF THE BOX. HANDWRITTEN IN BLACK INK ON THE TOP OF THE BOX CAN BE READ “OPICAL EDMONTON ALTA.” ON ONE SHORT SIDE IT SAYS, “6 CASSEROLES 48 OZ…” IN ORANGE PRINT AND THEN IN BLACK HANDWRITING IT READS “6 + 32 OZ 6 – 48 OZ CASS.” THERE ARE 4 LARGE STAPLES HOLDING THE BOTTOM OF THE BOX TOGETHER. THE INSIDE HAS 4 CARDBOARD DIVIDERS (3 LENGTHWISE AND 1 HORIZONTALLY DOWN THE CENTER) THAT FIT TOGETHER THROUGH SLITS IN THE DIVIDERS. THESE MAKE UP 6 SECTIONS IN THE BOX FOR STORING THE SETS OF DISHES. THE OVERALL DIMENSIONS OF THE BOX ARE 32 X 44 X 22 CM. POOR TO FAIR CONDITION. THERE ARE HOLES, BENDS, AND TEARS OVERALL THE WHOLE SURFACE OF THE BOX. ONE CORNER EDGE IS TAPED TOGETHER WITH A BROWN PAPER TAPE. THERE IS A STAPLE LOOSE ON A TOP FLAP. THE BOX IS DIRTY AND STAINED OVERALL.DIRTY AND STAINED OVERALL.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
TRADES
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR MIKE MYCHAJLUK ACQUIRED THIS SET OF CERAMIC DISHES WHEN TROPICAL GARDENS IN EDMONTON, ALBERTA WAS CLOSING BETWEEN THE YEARS 2004 AND 2006. THE OWNER OF THAT BUSINESS HELD AN AUCTION AT HIS WAREHOUSE AND PART OF THAT LOT WAS THE SUNBURST CERAMIC SET, WHICH MYCHAJLUK BOUGHT FOR THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CERAMIC SET COMES FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH MYCHAJLUK THAT WAS CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON JANUARY 22, 2016: “TROPICAL GARDENS WAS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS AND THEY WERE SELLING OFF IN THEIR STORE. A COUPLE OF BOXES THEY HAD ON DISPLAY THEN A COUPLE OF MONTHS LATER HE HAD THE AUCTION AT HIS WAREHOUSE ON HIS ACREAGE. HE HAD BINS - TONS OF STUFF THERE AND THIS [BOX] HAPPENED TO BE IN [THE SALE] WHEN I BOUGHT IT. I HAD TO BUY THE WHOLE LOT… [FIRST], I’M INTERESTED IN ALBERTA POTTERY STUFF AND NUMBER TWO I KNEW OTHER PEOPLE WERE [TOO]. I WAS GOING TO SELL SOME OF IT OFF BUT THERE WAS SO MUCH OF IT. I’LL NEVER SELL [ALL OF IT] IN MY LIFETIME TO COLLECTORS… NOBODY KNOWS MUCH ABOUT [SUNBURST] AND IF I BRING IT MORE TO THE ATTENTION, MORE PEOPLE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN IT. IT’S ONE OF THE LAST POTTERIES THAT WAS IN ALBERTA… THE STUFF IS ORIGINALLY FROM LETHBRIDGE.” ON THE CERAMICS BEING UNGLAZED, MYCHAJLUK STATES: “I THINK THAT’S WHEN [SUNBURST WAS] GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. THEY JUST PACKAGED WHAT WAS LEFT AND SOLD IT OFF OR EVEN AFTER IT COULD BE A DISPERSAL… I’M ASSUMING [TROPICAL GARDENS] BOUGHT IT TO SELL DRY FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS… THE ONLY THOUGHTS WAS HE COULDN’T USE IT FOR LIVE [FLOWERS] WITH WATER BECAUSE IT WOULD COME APART.” ACCORDING TO MYCHAJLUK, WHO IS INTERESTED IN ALBERTA POTTERY, IT IS NOT USUAL TO FIND A LARGE QUANTITY OF UNGLAZED CERAMICS LIKE WHAT HE FOUND AT TROPICAL GARDENS. WHILE MYCHAJLUK WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE, HE DID NOT SPEND MUCH TIME LIVING HERE. SUNBURST CERAMICS WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1961 BY RALPH THRALL SR. AND JR. WHEN THEY BOUGHT OUT NEW MEDALTA CERAMICS FROM MALCOM MCARTHUR IN MEDICINE HAT. AFTER OPERATING WITH THOSE KILNS FOR THE COMPANY’S FIRST YEARS, A NECESSITY TO UPGRADE INFLUENCED THE COMPANY TO MOVE THEIR OPERATION TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE THEY OPENED A PLANT ON 3RD AVENUE NORTH IN 1965. DURING THEIR EXISTENCE, THE PLANT PRODUCED 200 TYPES OF PRODUCTS. IN THE EARLY 1970S, THEY EXPANDED THEIR OPERATION TO PRODUCE GIFTWARE IN ADDITION TO WHAT THEY WERE PRODUCING IN THE MEDALTA STYLE. THE COMPANY DEVELOPED A REPUTATION AS LEADERS IN THE ALBERTAN CERAMIC INDUSTRY, BRINGING IN THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGIES AND EQUIPMENT FROM GERMANY WITH PROVINCIAL SUPPORT. THIS ALLOWED THEM TO ADD DINNERWARE TO THEIR PRODUCTION LINE. SUNBURST CERAMICS CLOSED ITS DOORS IN 1975. THE THRALL FAMILY BOUGHT THE MCINTYRE RANCH FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF BILLY MCINTYRE IN 1947. THE FAMILY CONTINUES TO OPERATE IT AT THE TIME OF DONATION. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REGARDING SUNBURST CERAMICS. SEE ALSO FILES FOR ARTIFACTS P19960004001, P19980077001, AND P200000056000 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SUNBURST CERAMICS.
Catalogue Number
P20160001000
Acquisition Date
2016-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SPRING ASSORTMENT
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19930009055
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SPRING ASSORTMENT
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER, STEEL
No. Pieces
1 +
Height
1.5
Length
9.57
Width
4.04
Description
BOXED SET OF STEEL SPRING BARS OF DIFFERENT SIZES. BOX IS COMPARTMENTALIZED ACCORDING TO SIZE (7). LABEL INSIDE LID & ON TOP COVER IDENTIFIES DIFFERING SIZES. "NO. 101 7 DZ." SIZES ARE IN METRIC MEASUREMENTS. CORNER OF CARDBOARD BOX IS TORN. "BOB $11.50" HANDWRITTEN IN INK ON BOX. "PREXIM SWISS MADE".
Subjects
WATCHMAKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
USED TO FASTEN STRAPS TO WATCHES. BARS HAVE INTERNAL SPRING WHICH HOLDS THEM TIGHT TO WATCH MOUNTING BRACKET.
Catalogue Number
P19930009055
Acquisition Date
1993-02
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19651623000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1887
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
26.3
Width
3.2
Description
STEEL BLADE, BRASS FITTINGS. BLADE IS ADJUSTABLE FOR DEPTH. SCREWS RUSTED.
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
Catalogue Number
P19651623000
Acquisition Date
1965-02
Collection
Museum
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