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Other Name
UPRIGHT, DESK TYPE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, BAKELITE, CORD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19860065000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UPRIGHT, DESK TYPE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
METAL, BAKELITE, CORD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
27.0
Diameter
13.5
Description
BLACK, SILVER, LIME GREEN. MOUTHPIECE, SILVER METAL WITH BLACK BAKELITE SPEAKER. BLACK METAL LABEL SCREWED ONTO FRONT MOUTHPIECE READS "SPEAK DIRECTLY INTO MOUTHPIECE." NO. "1352100C" ENGRAVED ON FRONT. ENGRAVED ON BACK "MFD. BY STROMBERG-CARLSON TEL. MFG. CO. ROCHESTER, N.Y. U.S.A." METAL ARM HOLDER, BAKELITE EAR RECEIVER RESTS IN THIS ARM. GREEN COVERED TELEPHONE CORD ATTACHED AT BASE AND TO EAR RECEIVER. METAL PIECE AT TOP OF THE BASE HAS "PAT'D. SEPT. 12-1905" ENGRAVED INTO IT.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
UPRIGHT TELEPHONE CO. CA 1910-15 USED IN #1 FIREHALL AS PART OF CITY HALL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM.
Catalogue Number
P19860065000
Acquisition Date
1985-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
POLICE STATION PAY TELEPHONE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960112096
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POLICE STATION PAY TELEPHONE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
60.6
Length
59.5
Width
31.5
Description
BLUE PLASTIC PAY TELEPHONE MOUNTED TO WHITE-PAINTED WOOD STAND. PHONE IS ROTARY DIAL, WITH COIN SLOT AT TOP BESIDE COIN REFUND BUTTON. CHANGE RETURN SLOT AT BOTTOM LEFT. DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING CALLS ON PANELS AT TOP AND BOTTOM, IN RED AND BLACK. METAL-COVERED CORD, WITH BLUE PLASTIC RECEIVER. INSIDE OF RECEIVER HANDLE IS EMBOSSED "NORTHERN ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED G-TYPE MADE IN CANADA". WOOD MOUNT CONSISTS OF TWO BOARDS MOUNTED IN INVERTED "T"; STEEL REINFORCEMENT OPPOSITE TELEPHONE. PAINT CHIPPED AND SCRATCHED.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
THE MUSEUM WAS ORIGINALLY TOLD THAT THE TELEPHONE WAS USED TO TEACH CHILDREN HOW TO USE TELEPHONE FOR EMERGENCY PURPOSES, BUT IT WAS ALSO STATED, AND MORE LIKELY THE CASE, THAT THE PAYPHONE IS THE EXAMPLE THAT WAS INSTALLED AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE POLICE STATION. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112096
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
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