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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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Other Name
REMOTE DISPATCH RADIO
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1975
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19960112070
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
REMOTE DISPATCH RADIO
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1975
Materials
PLASTIC, RUBBER
No. Pieces
1
Height
11.7
Length
23
Width
22.5
Description
BLACK PLASTIC TABLE TELEPHONE WITH RECEIVER CONNECTED BY COILED CORD. SPEAKER PLATE COVERS USUAL DIAL SECTION; SILVER "MOTOROLA" PLATE ACROSS CENTRE. KNOB AT UPPER LEFT WITH "DISABLE/NORM" STAMPED BESIDE. KNOB AT BOTH SIDES OF BOTTOM TO CONTROL "P.L." AND "VOL.". RED LIGHT AT TOP RIGHT CORNER OF FRONT PLATE. "STROMBERG-CARLSON" EMBOSSED AT BACK OF TELEPHONE. BOTTOM PLATE HAS MAKER/MODEL PLATE, "209778 SPECIAL" STAMP, AND WARNING LABEL. BLACK RUBBER-COATED POWER CORD EXTENDS FROM BACK. COILED CORD REPAIRED WITH ELECTRICAL TAPE.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
PHONE USED IN CONJUCTION WITH REMOTE DISPATCH RADIO, P19960112068 AND MICROPHONE, P19960112069. FOR MORE INFO ON THE RADIO, PLEASE SEE P19960112068 AND THE PERMANENT FILE. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE DISPATCH EQUIPMENT’S OPERATION, SEE ASSOCIATED MOTOROLA REPEATER EQUIPMENT P19960112070. THE PHONE WAS LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE 5TH AVENUE STATION IN THE DETECTIVES’ OFFICE. IT PROVIDED DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE MAIN DISPATCH RADIO AND COORDINATORS OF THE PATROL DIVISION IN THE CASE THAT INFORMATION HAD TO BE IMMEDIATELY AND CONVENIENTLY RELAYED TO POLICEMEN OUT ON PATROL. *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
P19960112070
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail