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Other Name
WEBLEY MK 1, SN '27'
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRONZE
Catalogue Number
P20070016000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WEBLEY MK 1, SN '27'
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Materials
STEEL, BRONZE
No. Pieces
1
Height
17.0
Length
26.3
Width
4.5
Description
REVOLVER, 6 SHOT, .455 CALIBRE, SILVER FINISH ON STEEL (?), BRONZE GRIPS CAST IN A LEAF PATTERN, MARKED, “…1972” CYLINDER MARKED, “27” RIGHT SIDE OF GUN MARKED WITH A CROWN OVER “R, O” IN FRONT OF CYLINDER, METAL LANYARD LOOP AT BOTTOM OF GRIP. GRIPS NOT ORIGINAL TO REVOLVER.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
LEISURE
History
BARBARA MARTENS CONSULTED WITH HER HUSBAND, DONOR CORNIE MARTENS (WHO WAS THEN IN THE HOSPITAL) AT TIME OF DONATION. THE DONOR PURCHASED THE REVOLVER TO USE AS AN EXAMPLE FOR WESTERN SCULPTURES. HE PURCHASED IT FROM A GUN SHOP IN VANCOUVER IN THE EARLY 1970S. CORNIE MARTENS, A BRONZE SCULPTOR, COLLECTED ABOUT FIVE OR SIX GUNS IN ORDER TO USE THEM AS MODELS FOR HIS WESTERN SCULPTURES. WHILE HE HAD A SMALL COLLECTION OF FIREARMS, THIS WEBLEY MK1 REVOLVER WAS THE ONLY ONE HE EVER ALTERED. HE REPLACED THE GRIPS WITH ONES HE HAD SCULPTED SOME TIME IN THE LATE 1970S. ACCORDING TO HIS WIFE, HE SCULPTED THE GRIPS "JUST FOR INTEREST." THE DONOR WAS BORN IN THE UKRAINE AND MOVED TO SASKATCHEWAN AT A YOUNG AGE. NOT LONG AFTER THAT, HIS FAMILY RELOCATED TO COALDALE, WHERE MARTENS RESIDED FOR THE REMAINDER OF HIS LIFE. THE DONOR BECAME INTERESTED IN ART WHEN HE WAS A BOY. ALTHOUGH HE HAD NO FORMAL TRAINING, MUCH OF HIS ARTWORK WAS SCULPTURAL. HE WORKED IN BRONZE, WAX, PLASTICINE, ALUMINUM, TIN, CLAY, FIBREGLASS AND MORE. WESTERN MOTIFS AND THE RODEO WERE THEMES FOUND THROUGHOUT HIS ARTWORK. SOME OF HIS WORKS INCLUDE, A BRONZE MINER STATUE FOR THE "MINER'S LIBRARY", A STATUE OF JERRY POTTS (AWARDED TO OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTORS TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA TOURISM) AND MORE. CORNIE MARTENS PASSED AWAY ON JULY 29, 2009. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20070016000
Acquisition Date
2009-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
COIN BANK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, CARDBOARD, CELLOPHANE
Catalogue Number
P19990061008
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COIN BANK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PLASTIC, CARDBOARD, CELLOPHANE
No. Pieces
3
Height
27.6
Length
17.2
Width
12.0
Description
GREEN CARDBOARD BOX, W/ FRONT CELLOPHANE WINDOW. ABOVE WINDOW READS "TIRELIRE TIMOTHY EATON COIN BANK", BELOW WINDOW READS "EATON RECOLLECTIONS". EACH SIDE OF BOX HAS A PICTURE OF A BRONZE STATUE AND AN EXPLANATION OF THE STATUE; ONE SIDE IN FRENCH, THE OTHER IN ENGLISH. INSIDE BOX IS A BRONZE COLOURED, PLASTIC STATUE. STATUE IS OF A MAN SITTING IN A CHAIR ON A PEDESTAL. THE MAN'S LEFT TOE IS GOLD COLOURED. ON BACK OF CHAIR IS A SLOT. ON FRONT OF PEDESTAL IS A CLEAR PLASTIC STICKER WITH BLACK PRINT THAT READS "TIMOTHY EATON BORN 1834 DIED 1907 FOUNDER OF THE T. EATON CO LIMITED", ETCETERA. ON BOTTOM OF STATUE IS A ROUND, GREEN, PLASTIC PLUG. ALSO IN BOX IS A FOLDED PIECE OF HEAVY PAPER THAT IS GREEN AND WHITE. THERE IS A HOLE IN ONE CORNER WITH A PIECE OF GOLD ELASTIC THROUGH IT. FRONT OF CARD READS "EATON RECOLLECTIONS"; INSIDE OF CARD GIVES EXPLANATION OF STATUE IN ENGLISH & FRENCH.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
BANK IS COMMEMORATIVE OF TWO STATUES THAT WERE ERECTED IN HONOR OF THE FOUNDER OF THE EATON COMPANY, TIMOTHY EATON, BY ITS EMPLOYEES ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMPANY IN 1919. MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061008
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail