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Other Name
LOUD SPEAKER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19960112052
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LOUD SPEAKER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
ALUMINUM, NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Length
32.2
Diameter
22.5
Description
GREY ALUMINUM MEGAPHONE WITH A NAMEPLATE ON THE SPEAKER MARKED "ARMACO", WITH A GREY PLASTIC WRIST BAND THAT HAS A BLUE & WHITE CORD ATTACHED TO IT AND IS ALSO CLIPPED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE HANDLE. BLACK TRIGGER ON HANDLE TO ACTIVATE SPEAKER. RED STICKER ON BASE OF SPEAKER MARK "LETHBRIDGE POLICE FORCE" STAMPED "LETH" ON BASE. SURFACE WORN AND SCRATCHED.
Subjects
SOUND COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
*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
P19960112052
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
STEEL, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19960112069
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
REMOTE DISPATCH RADIO
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1975
Materials
STEEL, RUBBER
No. Pieces
1
Height
25
Length
13.5
Width
11.2
Description
TABLE MICROPHONE. LIGHT GREY STAND AND HEAD, WITH DARK GREY SHAFT, MOUTHPIECE REVERSE OF HEAD, AND PLASTIC PUSH BUTTON ON STAND. "MOTOROLA" BENEATH MOUTHPIECE. BLACK ELECTRICAL CORD EXTENDS FROM BACK; RUBBER CRACKING. DEVICE ON END FOR CONNECTING TO RECEIVER.
Subjects
SOUND COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
MICROPHONE USED IN CONJUCTION WITH REMOTE DISPATCH RADIO, P19960112068 AND PHONE, P19960112070. FOR HISTORY ON THE MICROPHONE, PLEASE SEE P19960112068 OR FOR A IN DEPTH HISTORY ON IT AND THE RADIO REFERENCE THE PERMANENT FILE. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE DISPATCH EQUIPMENT’S OPERATION, SEE ASSOCIATED MOTOROLA REPEATER EQUIPMENT P19960112070. *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
P19960112069
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, NICKEL
Catalogue Number
P19960112002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
PLASTIC, NICKEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.3
Length
42.2
Width
2.1
Description
BLACK PLASTIC WHISTLE ATTACHED TO A NICKEL CHAIN LANYARD WITH A HOOK ON THE END. WHISTLE IS VERY WORN, WITH GREEN BUILDUP ON THE SURFACE.
Subjects
SOUND COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
USED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES DURING THE 1960'S APPROX. BETWEEN 2008 AND 2009, RET. LETHBRIDGE POLICE CHIEF TERRY WAUTERS CLAIMED THAT THE POLICE WHISTLE WAS “USED BY FOOT PATROL OFFICERS TO DRAW ATTENTION TO OFFENDERS SUCH AS JAY WALKERS, PEDESTRIANS WALKING AGAINST TRAFFIC LIGHTS, ETC..” *NOTE* AS OF 9 NOVEMBER 2007, COLLECTIONS STAFF BELIEVE THIS OBJECT HAS BEEN CATALOGUED TWICE UNDER NUMBERS P19960112034 AND P19960112002. TECHNICALLY, THEREFORE, THIS OBJECT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RECORD NEVER EXISTED. ADDITIONALLY, THE ARTIFACT IS LABELLED WITH THE TWO DIFFERENT NUMBERS - ONE ON THE LANYARD HOOK AND THE OTHER ON THE WHISTLE BODY. *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
P19960112002
Acquisition Date
1996
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1975
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P19930061000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1975
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
3
Height
173
Length
57
Width
38
Description
RADIO REPEATER EQUIPMENT CONSISTS OF TWO RELATED GRAY "MOTOROLA CABINETS, AN UPRIGHT CABINET AND A SMALLER, BOX-LIKE CABINET. THE UPRIGHT CABINET HAS A GRAY FINISHED BODY WITH CHROME ACCENTS. THE TOP OF CABINET DISPLAYS A STYLIZED MANUFACTURER MARK THAT READS “MOTOROLA”. BELOW THAT A WHT PANEL DISPLAYS THREE SQUARES THAT READ THE MICRO-AMPS AND THE VOLTAGE. THE PANEL'S GLASS FACE IS BROKEN WITH A REMNANT OF INTACT GLASS REMAINING ON THE LEFT PANEL SIDE. MAJORITY OF BODY IS MADE UP OF A DOOR WITH A DETACHED HANDLE AND KEY IN KEY HOLE. TOP CENTER OF DOOR IS OUTFITTED WITH A CIRCULAR YLLW VENT THAT FEATURES A VELVET-LIKE TEXTURE. WHEN DOOR IS OPEN FUSES, OUTLETS AND MECHANICAL WORKINGS ARE REVEALED. RADIO REPEATER HAS A FEW SCRATCHED AND DENTS. MANUFACTURER'S PLATE, "CB63A-1-60", "XXXPATENTED 1952-1957". 3 PLUS PCES. DUE TO DISASSEMBLED PARTS, INCLUDING THE HANDLE, ON THE CABINET'S INTERIOR FLOOR. THE BOX-SHAPED CABINET HAS AN IDENTICAL GRAY BODY FINISH WITH TOP AND REAR VENTS. THE CABINET'S FRONT AND BACK PLATES CAN BE FULLY REMOVED BY USE OF A KEY. A CONTROL PANEL IS INSET INTO THE FRONT PLATE, FEATURING "MOTOROLA", A SPEAKER AND DIALS "VOLUME" AND "SQUELCH". THE REAR MANUFACTURER'S PLATE IS MARKED "MODEL MC63GKB-1000A". 1 PCE.
Subjects
SOUND COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
RADIO REPEATER WAS PURCHASED BY THE LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT IN 1963. THE FIRST RADIO REPEATER BASE IN THE CITY WAS BY BOTH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE POLICE. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE REPEATER'S OPERATION, SEE ASSOCIATED MOTOROLA DISPATCH POLICE EQUIPMENT P19960112068-70. A RADIO REPEATER IS A COMBINATION OF A RADIO RECEIVER AND A RADIO TRANSMITTER THAT RECEIVES A WEAK OR LOW-LEVEL SIGNAL AND RETRANSLATES IT AT A HIGHER LEVEL OR HIGHER POWER, SO THAT THE SIGNAL CAN COVER LONGER DISTANCES WITHOUT DEGRADATION. IN DISPATCHING, AMATEUR RADIO, AND EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMUNICATIONS, REPEATERS ARE USED EXTENSIVELY TO RELAY RADIO SIGNALS ACROSS A WIDER AREA. WITH MOST EMERGENCY (AND SOME OTHER) DISPATCHING SYSTEMS, THE REPEATER IS SYNONYMOUS WITH THE BASE STATION, WHICH PERFORMS BOTH FUNCTIONS. THIS INCLUDES POLICE, FIRE BRIGADE, AMBULANCE, TAXICAB, TOW TRUCK, AND OTHER SERVICES. A FEATURE THAT DEFINES THE REPEATER IS THE FACT THAT IT TRANSMITS AND RECEIVES AT THE SAME TIME, (SIMULTANEOUSLY). A DUPLEX REPEATER USES TWO RADIO FREQUENCIES; AN "INPUT" FREQUENCY, WHICH IT MONITORS FOR SIGNALS, AND AN "OUTPUT" FREQUENCY, ON WHICH IT RETRANSMITS THE RECEIVED SIGNALS AT A HIGHER POWER OR HIGHER ALTITUDE. THE INPUT IS THE FREQUENCY ON WHICH MOBILE RADIOS, OR HAND-HELD RADIOS, TRANSMIT TO REACH THE REPEATER. THE OUTPUT IS THE TRANSMITTER FREQUENCY FOR THE REPEATER WHICH REPEATS THE AUDIO FROM THE RECEIVED SIGNAL ON THE INPUT. THIS ALLOWS AN INCREASE IN THE RANGE CAPABILITIES OF PORTABLE DEVICE. IT COULD BE A BASE STATION WHICH ALLOWED A OPERATOR TO COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER RADIOS IN THE FIELD. THE FACT THAT THE TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER ARE ON AT THE SAME TIME MEANS SOME ELECTRICAL ISOLATION MUST EXIST TO KEEP THE REPEATER'S OWN TRANSMITTER FROM DEGRADING THE REPEATER RECEIVER. IF THE REPEATER TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER ARE NOT ISOLATED WELL, THE REPEATERS OWN TRANSMITTER BLINDS THE REPEATER RECEIVER. PART OF ISOLATING THE TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER IS KEEPING THE INPUT AND OUTPUT FREQUENCIES DISTANT. THE FURTHER APART THESE TWO FREQUENCIES, THE EASIER IT IS TO KEEP THE TRANSMITTER FROM INTERFERING WITH THE RECEIVER. THIS IS AN ENGINEERING PROBLEM WITH MANY POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS. LETHBRIDGE VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADES PROVIDED PROTECTION FROM 1886 TO 1909, WHEN A PROFESSIONAL FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS ORGANIZED. IT EMPLOYED 12 FIRE FIGHTERS OF ALL RANKS IN 1910, ITS FIRST FULL YEAR OF OPERATION. BY 1985, THE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYED 122 FIRE FIGHTERS OF ALL RANKS. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TOOK OVER THE HORSE-DRAWN AMBULANCE FROM GALT HOSPITAL IN JUNE 1912. WHEN IT ACQUIRED THE AMBULANCE SERVICE, THE DEPARTMENT BEGAN TO EMPHASIZE FIRST AID TRAINING EVEN MORE THAN PREVIOUSLY. BY 1913, ALL MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT HELD ST. JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION CERTIFICATES. THIS MADE LETHBRIDGE ONE OF THE FIRST INTEGRATED SERVICES IN THE COUNTRY THE EVER-INCREASING RESPONSIBILITIES ASSIGNED TO THE DEPARTMENT WERE NOT ONLY FOR FIRE PROTECTION, BUT FOR AMBULANCE AND RESCUE SERVICES AS WELL. IT ALSO INCLUDED PREVENTIVE SERVICES SUCH AS PUBLIC EDUCATION AND TRAINING, INSPECTIONS, AND INVESTIGATIONS. LETHBRIDGE FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE WAS A FULLY PROFESSIONAL BODY, SECURE IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT IT COULD HANDLE WHATEVER MEDICAL EMERGENCY OR FIRE THAT MIGHT OCCUR.
Catalogue Number
P19930061000
Acquisition Date
1993-10
Collection
Museum
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