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Other Name
SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS / AIR MASK AND HARNESS
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20150010017
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS / AIR MASK AND HARNESS
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
2000
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL, COTTON
No. Pieces
5
Height
29.2
Length
68.8
Width
50.7
Description
SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS, INCLUDES CASE, HARNESS ASSEMBLY, MASK WITH STRAP, AND PAPER PASS CERTIFICATE. .A: CASE. BLACK MOULDED, TEXTURED PLASTIC CASE. ROUGHLY RECTANGULAR SHAPED. HINGED AT THE BACK, CASE HAS THREE HANDLES ON THE FRONT: ONE IS IN THE CENTRE OF THE CASE, WITH THE OTHER TWO ARE ON THE CORNERS OF THE BOX. THERE ARE TWO PLASTIC LATCHES BETWEEN THE THREE HANDLES. BLACK AND SILVER COLOURED STICKER ON THE TOP OF THE BOX READS: "MSA AIRMASK". A SECOND BLACK AND SILVER STICKER, ABOVE ONE OF THE LATCHES, READS: "ULTRALITE PRESSURE DEMAND" AND ALSO HAS "PASS IN BOX" HANDWRITTEN IN BLACKMARKER. A THIRD BLACK AND SILVER STICKER THAT READS "MSA AIRMASK" IS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE BOX. YELLOW PIECE OF DUCT TAPE ON RIGHT SIDE, HANDWRITTEN IN BLACK INK: "ULTRALITE BMR". INSIDE THE BOX IS SUBDIVIDED INTO COMPARTMENTS. AFFIXED TO THE INSIDE TOP OF THE LID IS A PAGE OF INSTRUCTIONS TITLED "MSA AIR MASK, PRESSURE DEMAND TYPE". A SMALL PIECE OF PAPER AFIXED TO THE INSIDE OF THE LID IS TITLED "PACKING ARRANGEMENT" AND HAS AN ILLUSTRATION OF HOW THE UNIT SHOULD BE PACKED AWAY. DIMENSIONS PROVIDED ABOVE CORRESPOND TO THIS CASE. OVERALL IN FAIR TO GOOD CONDITION. THE TWO "MSA AIRMASK" STICKERS HAVE PARTIALLY PEELED AWAY, WITH THE TOP STICKER MISSING THE BOTTOM OF "ASK" IN "MASK" AND WITH THE BOTTOM STICKER MISSING PARTS OF THE "MSA": THE "M" AND "A" ARE PARTIALLY MISSING, WHILE THE "S" IS ENTIRELY GONE; "MASK" OF THIS STICKER IS ALSO VERY DAMAGED. LATCH BELOW THE "ULTRALITE" STICKER IS IN GOOD CONDITION, WHILE THE OTHER IS PARTIALLY BROKEN. SEVERAL SCUFFS AND SCRATCHES IN THE PLASTIC, ESPECIALLY ALONG THE BOTTOM. .B: HARNESS ASSEMBLY. BLACK PLASTIC, METAL, AND FABRIC WITH SILVER COLOURED METAL. OUTER PORTION OF HARNESS DESIGNED TO HOLD BOTTLE OF COMPRESSED AIR. BLACK METAL BRACKET RUNS VERTICALLY UP AND DOWN THE HARNESS AND HAS A SILVER COLOURED CIRCULAR METAL BAND TO HOLD TANK IN PLACE. THE SILVER BAND IS 7.7CM WIDE AND HAS TWO BLACK STICKERS WITH “MSA” IN YELLOW STUCK ON. BOTTOM OF BLACK METAL BRACKET HAS A TRIANGULAR SHAPED PIECE, WITH A ROUND RUBBER TIP, TO HOLD THE BOTTOM OF THE AIR TANK IN PLACE. BELOW SILVER BAND IS A STICKER, WITH A DISCOLOURED WHITE BACKGROUND AND BLACK LETTERS GIVING INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE, ENTITLED: “CUSTOM 4500/ULTRALITE BELT MOUNTED SCBA. OPEN CIRCUIT, PRESSURE-DEMAND ENTRY AND ESCAPE SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS OR COMBINATION SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS AND TYPE C SUPPLIED AIR RESPIRATOR.” SILVER BAND FOR TANK HAS A HANDLE THAT EXPANDS AND CONTRACTS THE BAND, TO ALLOW FOR REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF AIR TANK. AT THE TOP OF THE BLACK METAL BRACKET, THERE IS A CIRCULAR SECTION WHICH ALLOWS FOR THE ATTACHMENT OF TWO BLACK PADDED FABRIC SHOULDER STRAPS. THESE STRAPS ARE BOLTED ON WITH BLACK AND SILVER COLOURED BOLTS. BLACK METAL BRACKET ATTACHES AT WAIST AREA TO BLACK MOULDED PIECE OF PLASTIC. BLACK MOULDED PLASTIC FITS AROUND THE HIP AREA OF THE WEARER. SHOULDER STRAPS COME DOWN FROM TOP OF METAL BRACKET AND ATTACH TO THIS BLACK PLASTIC JUST ABOVE THE HIP. SHOULDER STRAPS ARE PADDED AND HAVE A SECOND SMALLER STRAP, WHICH WOULD CROSS THE WEARER’S CHEST WITH A BLACK SIDE RELEASE PLASTIC BUCKLE, WITH THE FEMALE COMPONENT ON THE RIGHT STRAP. ON EACH STRAP BELOW THE PLASTIC BUCKLE IS A SILVER COLOURED “D” RING. ABOVE THE BUCKLE ON EACH STRAP IS A SILVER COLOURED SILK SCREEN SECTION WITH “MSA”. AT THE BOTTOM WAIST PORTION OF THE MOULDED PLASTIC IS ANOTHER BLACK FABRIC STRAP, TO GO AROUND THE WEARER’S WAIST. THE BELT ATTACHES WITH A SILVER COLOURED METAL LATCH PLATE ON THE RIGHT SIDE, WHICH FITS INTO A BLACK PLASTIC BUCKLE, WITH A BLACK PLASTIC BUTTON TO RELASE, ON THE WEARER’S LEFT SIDE. ATTACHED TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE BELT IS A PRESSURE REGULATOR AND HIGH PRESSURE SUPPLY HOSE. THE PRESSURE REGULATOR CONSISTS OF BLACK METAL AND PLASTIC, AND GOLD AND RED COLOURED METAL. A CIRCULAR GOLD COLOURED METAL PIECE HAS REMNANTS OF TWO STICKERS ON ITS FACE: “MSA AIR MASK – MFD BY MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES COMPANY – PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – PRESSURE DEMAND.” BELOW IT IS A HOSE COUPLING. THIS COUPLING HAS A BLACK RUBBER CAP, EMBOSSED WITH “FHR”. BESIDE THIS IS AN AIR PRESSURE GAUGE: BLACK METAL TEXTURED EDGE, GLASS FACE, AND RUBBER ENCASING. THE FACE OF THE GAUGE IS OFF-WHITE WITH A DIAL INCRESING IN INCREMENTS OF 5 (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30), WITH A RED SECTION FROM 0-5, A YELLOW SECTION BETWEEN 20 AND 25, AND A GREY SECTION AT 30. BELOW THE DIAL IS “PSI X 100 – USE NO OIL – MSA 18” BESIDE THE GAUGE IS A RED COLOURED METAL KNOB, WITH “ß OPEN – BY PASS” EMBOSSED ON FRONT FACE. BESIDE THIS RED KNOB IS A GOLD COLOURED KNOB WITH A SILVER COLOURED TAB “^PUSH^”. ON THE FACE OF THE GOLD KNOB, EMBOSSED, IS “MAIN LINE ^” WITH “MSA” IN CENTRE. OPPOSITIE THE PRESSURE GAUGE IS A HIGH PRESSURE SUPPLY HOSE. THE HOSE IS BLACK PLASTIC AND FABRIC. ON THE END OF THIS HOSE IS A SILVER COLOURED BELL, USED AS A LOW AIR ALARM. AT THE VERY END OF THE HOSE IS A BLACK TEXTURED METAL COUPLING. .C: MASK WITH HOSE. BLACK PLASTIC RESPIRATOR MASK WITH CLEAR PLASTIC VISOR. FITTED NOSE PIECE WITH TWO SMALL CIRCLES ON EITHER SIDE OF BRIDGE OF NOSE PIECE. EACH CIRCLE HAS BLACK PLASTIC SPOKES AND A TRANSPARENT FLAP, WHICH IS ON THE INSIDE OF THE NOSE PIECE. HANDWRITTEN IN GOLD COLOURED INK, ON THE INSIDE OF NOSE PIECE, “G29C” OR “929C”. FRONT OF NOSE PIECE, VISIBLE THROUGH THE VISOR, HAS “MEDIUM” EMBOSSED ONTO MASK. FIVE BLACK PLASTIC STRAPS WITH SILVER COLOURED BUCKLES ALLOW MASK TO BE SECURELY TIGHTENED ONTO THE HEAD. STRAPS MEET AT A ROUGHLY STAR-SHAPED PIECE THAT SITS AT THE BACK OF THE HEAD. THIS STAR-SHAPED PIECE HAS THE FOLLOWING EMBOSSED ONTO THE PLASTIC: “M2 C5 – MSA – PULL FRONT STRAP LAST – U”. ABOVE THE “M2 C5” IS AN EMBOSSED MULTI-SPOKED CIRCLE. EMBOSSED IN THE CENTRE OF THE CIRCLE: “93 – 94 – 95” EACH OF THE FIVE STRAPS ARE LABELLED; TWO AT THE BASE OF MASK, EACH LABELLED “NECK”, NEXT TWO UP ARE “SIDE”, AND THE FIFTH STRAP AT THE TOP OF THE MASK IS “FRONT”. ON FRONT OF MASK, AT THE MOUTH AREA, IS A LONG ACCORDION-STYLE HOSE. IT IS ATTACHED TO THE MASK WITH A SILVER COLOURED METAL CLAMP. ON THE NUT OF THIS CLAMP IS WRITTEN “ALL STAINLESS BREEZE”. BELOW IS A BLACK METAL BAND, WHICH IS STAMPED IN YELLOW WITH “-18 TINNERMAN”. BELOW THAT THERE IS A SILVER COLOURED METAL RING, WHICH HAS A BLACK FABRIC STRAP ATTACHED (SEE BELOW FOR DESCRIPTION OF THIS ITEM, P20150010017D). THE BOTTOM OF THE HOSE HAS A BLACK METAL BAND AND THEN A SILVER COLOURED, TEXTURED METAL PIECE TO CONNECT TO THE AIR SUPPLY CANISTER. BELOW THE HOSE CONNECTION, AT THE CHIN AREA OF THE MASK, IS A MEDIUM-LIGHT GREY CIRCLE, EMBOSSED WITH “MSA – U.S. PAT. 4,007,758”. TO THE RIGHT OF THE HOSE ATTACHEMENT HANDWRITTEN IN GREEN INK IS “#4”. ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE MASK, BETWEEN THE “NECK” AND “SIDE” STRAPS IS A FAINT STAMP IN YELLOW “7-212-“. EMBOSSED IN CENTRE OF MASK, ABOVE FACE VISOR, IS “MSA” IN A CIRCLE. INSIDE OF THE HOSE ATTACHMENT, BELOW THE MOULDED NOSE AREA, IS A BLACK DISK WITH HOLES IN IT. VISIBLE THROUGH THESE HOLES IS A PIECE OF GOLD-COLOURED METAL. DIMENSIONS OF MASK: HOSE IS 83.5CM LONG; VISOR IS 18CM WIDE. .D: STRAP ON MASK. BLACK FABRIC STRAP, WITH TWO BLACK SNAPS. SNAPS ONTO SILVER-COLOURED METAL RING AROUND THE HOSE. STRAP IS 92.5CM LONG AND 1.9CM WIDE. OVERALL CONDITION OF B, C, D: WELL WORN. ALL STICKERS SHOW SIGNS OF WEAR: DISCOLOURATION AND FINISH OF STICKERS SCRATCHED. STRUCTRUALLY IN GOOD CONDITION. MANY SCUFFS AND SCRATCHES ALL OVER. ALL FABRIC IN GOOD CONDITION. RUBBER RETAINS FLEXIBILITY AND PLASTICS ARE IN GOOD SHAPE WITH NO CRACKS. .E: PAPER PASS CERTIFICATE. GOLDENROD COLOURED PAPER. READS: "MSA - ULTRALITE DP - B.M.R. C/W FACEMASK. THIS UNIT TESTED AND HAD ACCEPTABLE PERFORMANCE ON SEPTEMBER 02, 2008. KEN HOBIAK" (WITH KEN'S SIGNATURE ABOVE HIS TYPED NAME). REVERSE OF PAPER: "THIS UNI PERFORM KEN H" (APPEARS TO HAVE MISPRINTED ON THIS SIDE). PAPER IS STANDARD LETTER SIZE. CONDITION IS GOOD: PAPER HAS BEEN CRUMBLED AND HAS A FEW SMALL TEARS AROUND THE OUTSIDE.
Subjects
MINING & MINERAL HARVESTING T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
THIS SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS (SCBA) WAS USED BY THE LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT. IN A WRITTEN STATEMENT PROVIDED AT THE TIME OF DONATION, JESSE KURTZ, DEPUTY CHIEF – SUPPORT SERVICES (RETIRED), EXPLAINED THAT THE MASK WAS “USED BY ALL FIREFIGHTERS TO CONNECT TO THE BELT MOUNTED REGULATOR SCBA TO ENTER HAZARDOUS ATMOSPHERES” AND THAT THE HARNESS WAS “USED BY ALL FIREFIGHTERS TO BREATH IN HAZARDOUS (SMOKY) ATMOSPHERES.” HE CONTINUED SAYING THAT THERE ARE “MORE MODERN MASK MOUNTED REGULATOR SCBAS [THAT HAVE BEEN] DEVELOPED AND PURCHASED.” IN THE SUMMER OF 2015, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN, CONDUCTED A SERIES OF INTERVIEWS WITH CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING: CLIFF “CHARLIE” BROWN (HIRED IN 1966, RETIRED 2004), TREVOR LAZENBY (HIRED IN 1994), AND LAWRENCE DZUREN (HIRED 1959, RETIRED 1992). BROWN EXPLAINED THAT THIS SCBA “WAS AN ON-DEMAND REGULATOR. THAT WAS NICE TO HAVE DEMAND, BECAUSE NO MATTER WHO IT WAS, THE HARDER YOU BREATHED, THE MORE AIR IT WOULD GIVE YOU. THE HARNESS IS PROBABLY MORE COMFORTABLE [THAN PREVIOUS ONES]. SOME GUYS WOULD USE THREE TANKS, SO THE HARNESS WAS A LITTLE BIT MORE COMFORTABLE FOR THEM. THEY’D COME OUT, THEY’D TURN AROUND, THEY WOULDN’T EVEN TAKE OFF THEIR GEAR. THEY’D TURN AROUND, THERE’D BE GUYS WHO WOULD TAKE THE TANK OFF, PUT ANOTHER TANK ON, HOOK IT ALL UP, A GOOD PAT ON THE BACK, AND BACK IN THEY’D GO WITH ANOTHER TANK. THEY’D DO THAT THREE TIMES BEFORE … THEY WERE JUST TOO TIRED … WE DIDN’T HAVE AN AIR COMPRESSOR TO FILL OUR OWN TANKS. I CAN’T REMEMBER WHERE THEY WENT. THEY MUST HAVE WENT TO THE SWIMMING POOL.” LAZENBY CONTINUED SAYING THAT THIS SCBA WAS “A VERY, VERY OLDER GENERATION SCBA BOTTLE. THESE WERE KIND OF RUDIMENTARY DESIGN. THE BOTTLE WAS STEEL ON THESE, WHICH MADE THEM VERY, VERY HEAVY. MODERN BOTTLES ARE FIBERGLASS WRAPPED WHICH MAKES THEM MUCH, MUCH LIGHTER; ADDED TO WHICH, IT HAD A BARELY PADDED HARNESS SYSTEM ON IT AND BASICALLY A GLORIFIED SEATBELT STRAP FOR A WAIST STRAP. SO WITH THESE KINDS OF THINGS, YOU DON’T WANT TO KEEP A TON OF WEIGHT ON YOUR SHOULDERS BECAUSE IT FATIGUES YOUR UPPER BODY VERY, VERY QUICKLY WHEN YOU’RE WORKING. BUT WITH THIS TYPE OF HARNESS ON THEM, IF YOU CINCHED THE WAIST UP REALLY TIGHT AND TOOK THE PRESSURE OFF YOUR SHOULDERS, THIS JUST SEEMED TO DIG INTO YOUR WAIST LIKE CRAZY, LIKE IT WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE TO WEAR … THAT BEING SAID, WHEN GUYS WENT TO THIS FROM LIKE THE CANISTERS THAT THEY USED TO WEAR, THIS MUST HAVE BEEN LIKE A NEW LEASE ON LIFE FOR THESE GUYS … I WORE THESE IN TRAINING – I DON’T THINK I EVER WORE ONE OF THESE BOTTLES ON AN ACTUAL FIRE CALL … WE HAD THE FIBERGLASS ONES IN FRONTLINE SERVICE WHEN I STARTED SO THIS WOULD BE PRE-1994, IF I’M NOT MISTAKEN. I DON’T THINK WE HAD THESE ON THE TRUCKS IN ’94. THEY WERE AROUND AND THEY WERE BACKUPS, BUT THEY WEREN’T FRONTLINE.” HE ELABORATED FURTHER, SAYING: “WE DIDN’T HAVE INDIVIDUAL MASKS; WE SHARED MASKS ON THE FIRE DEPARTMENT BACK THEN … THERE WASN’T ENOUGH MONEY FOR THEM TO BUY US OUR OWN INDIVIDUAL FACE PIECE … SO WHAT WE USED TO DO IS AFTER EVERY INCIDENT OR AFTER EVERY TIME YOU WORE ONE OF THESE THINGS, IT WOULD COME OFF THE TRUCK, WE WOULD HAVE A BOTTLE OF MSA MASK CLEANER THAT WE WOULD PUT INTO A TUB, WE WOULD MAKE A SOAPY WATER SOLUTION, WE WOULD WASH THE MASK, RINSE THE MASK, LET IT HANG TO DRY, AND THE NEXT PERSON WOULD USE IT AS THE NEXT SHIFT CAME ON.” HE ADDED THAT NOW EVERYONE IN THE DEPARTMENT HAS THEIR OWN MASK: “WE’VE HAD OUR OWN MASKS FOR 10-12 YEARS. WE STILL SHARE THE SCBAS AS FAR AS THE BOTTLE AND THE HARNESS GOES … THEY’RE IN THE RACKS ON THE TRUCK, IN THE BACKS OF THE SEATS AND DOWN IN BY THE HOSE OR THE PUMP COMPARTMENTS.” IN DISCUSSING WHY THIS MODEL IS NO LONGER USED, LAZENBY STATED: “THIS HOSE EASILY CRIMPED SO YOUR AIR SUPPLY COULD BE CUT OFF. THE AIR SUPPLY THAT NOW GOES FROM THE TANK TO YOUR MASK IS A MUCH MORE RIGID HOSE THAT, REALLY, YOU’D HAVE TO BASICALLY BEND IT IN HALF TO STOP THE FLOW OF AIR.” DZUREN ADDED FURTHER: “PRIOR TO [THIS] OUR BREATHING APPARATUS WAS WHAT THEY CALLED A CANISTER TYPE OF BREATHING APPARATUS … IT WAS JUST A CANISTER THAT YOU HAD IN FRONT OF YOU HERE AND IT WAS LAYERS OF … GEL, AND SAND, AND SILICA … THERE WAS A SHELF-LIFE WITH THOSE THINGS. IF YOU USED THEM, YOU PRETTY WELL HAD TO DISCARD THEM AFTER YOU USED THEM.” WHEN ASKED WHEN THIS TYPE OF SCBA CAME INTO SERVICE, DZUREN STATED: “I WOULD PROBABLY SAY MAYBE IN THE ‘70S SOMETIME? … I RECALL GUYS GOING IN WHEN WE JUST HAD THOSE CANISTERS. THEY WOULD GO WITHOUT ANYTHING. AND THEY WOULD COME OUT AFTER A WHILE AND THEY WOULD BE BARFING THEIR GUYS OUT … IT SEEMED TO BE, EVEN PRIOR TO MY TIME, WHEN THE STORIES I HEARD FROM GUYS THERE LONGER THAN MYSELF, THAT SEEMED TO BE THE MACHO THING. GET IN THERE AND THEY’D GET IN THERE WITHOUT A MASK. BUT EVENTUALLY, YOU KNOW, BETTER THINKING CAME ALONG AND SAID ‘DON’T BE SILLY, GET SOME STUFF ON THERE.’ BUT ONCE THEY GOT IT, AND THEY STARTED TO USE IT, YOU DID FEEL A LOT BETTER GOING IN, ‘CAUSE PRIOR TO USE GETTING THAT WE HEARD THE HORROR STORIES OF GUYS WHO DID SUCCUMB TO THE ELEMENTS BECAUSE OF ALL THOSE CANISTER TYPES, BUT ONCE THEY GOT [THIS SCBA] IT WAS BETTER.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
Catalogue Number
P20150010017
Acquisition Date
2015-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19960112087
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.1
Length
50.6
Width
9.8
Description
ORANGE/RED POLYESTER ARMBAND WITH TWO ROWS OF THREE SNAPS TO ADJUST LENGTH WHEN WORN. PALE YELLOW FELT ELLIPTICAL PATCH SEWN TO CENTRE WITH NAVY BLUE TRIM AND "SECURITY SUPERVISOR".
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
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
P19960112087
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SHOULDER TITLE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHROME
Catalogue Number
P19960112011
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOULDER TITLE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CHROME
No. Pieces
6
Height
0.7
Length
2.9
Width
1.8
Description
2 CHROME NUMBER "26" SHOULDER IDENTIFICATION PINS, EACH WITH TWO THREADED PINS ON THE BACK THAT HAVE BRASS BACKINGS WHICH SCREW ON TO SECURE PIN. ONE IS STAMPED ON THE BACK "ULLY MONTREAL". CHROME IS PEELING ON BAR NUMBERS ARE MOUNTED ON.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
WORN BY OFFICERS ON THE SHOULDER OF EACH ARM TO IDENTIFY OFFICER BY NUMBER. USED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES DURING THE 1960'S APPROX. *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
P19960112011
Acquisition Date
1996
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SHOULDER TITLE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHROME
Catalogue Number
P19960112016
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOULDER TITLE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CHROME
No. Pieces
6
Height
0.7
Length
2.9
Width
1.8
Description
2 CHROME NUMBER "37" SHOULDER IDENTIFICATION PINS, EACH WITH TWO THREADED PINS ON THE BACK THAT HAVE BRASS BACKINGS WHICH SCREW ON TO SECURE PIN. ONE IS STAMPED ON THE BACK "W. SCULLY MONTREAL". CHROME IS PEELING ON BAR NUMBERS ARE MOUNTED ON.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
NUMBER ASSIGNED TO LETHBRIDGE POLICE OFFICER, TERRY WAUTERS, WHO LATER BECAME CHIEF OF POLICE. *NOTE* SHOULDER TITLES ARE ON UNIFORM P19960112013-GA. *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
P19960112016
Acquisition Date
1996
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHOULDER TITLE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHROME
Catalogue Number
P19960112017
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOULDER TITLE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CHROME
No. Pieces
6
Height
0.7
Length
2.9
Width
1.8
Description
2 CHROME NUMBER "49" SHOULDER IDENTIFICATION PINS, EACH WITH TWO THREADED PINS ON THE BACK THAT HAVE BRASS BACKINGS WHICH SCREW ON TO SECURE PIN. ONE IS STAMPED ON THE BACK "W. SCULLY MONTREAL". CHROME IS PEELING ON BAR NUMBERS ARE MOUNTED ON.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
NUMBER ASSIGNED TO LETHBRIDGE POLICE OFFICER, KEN BENSEN, DURING THE 1960'S. *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
P19960112017
Acquisition Date
1996
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHOULDER TITLE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHROME
Catalogue Number
P19960112094
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOULDER TITLE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CHROME
No. Pieces
6
Height
0.7
Length
2.9
Width
1.8
Description
2 CHROME NUMBER "76" SHOULDER IDENTIFICATION PINS, EACH WITH TWO THREADED PINS ON THE BACK THAT HAVE BRASS BACKINGS WHICH SCREW ON TO SECURE PIN. ONE IS STAMPED ON THE BACK "W. SCULLY MONTREAL". CHROME IS PEELING ON BAR NUMBERS ARE MOUNTED ON.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
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
P19960112094
Acquisition Date
1996
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHOULDER TITLE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHROME
Catalogue Number
P19960112095
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOULDER TITLE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CHROME
No. Pieces
6
Height
0.7
Length
2.9
Width
1.8
Description
2 CHROME NUMBER "25" SHOULDER IDENTIFICATION PINS, EACH WITH TWO THREADED PINS ON THE BACK THAT HAVE BRASS BACKINGS WHICH SCREW ON TO SECURE PIN. ONE IS STAMPED ON THE BACK "W. SCULLY MONTREAL". CHROME IS PEELING ON BAR NUMBERS ARE MOUNTED ON.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
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
P19960112095
Acquisition Date
1996
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SET, 2 COLLAR TABS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, CARDBOARD, CHROME?
Catalogue Number
P19970094028
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET, 2 COLLAR TABS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
WOOL, CARDBOARD, CHROME?
No. Pieces
2
Height
0.9
Length
7.5
Width
3.5
Description
SET OF TWO COLLAR TABS. RED WOOL-COVERED CARDBOARD FORM, RECTANGULAR IN SHAPE WITH ONE POINTED END. EMBROIDERED LEAF PATTERN MADE WITH ELASTICIZED GOLD THREAD. SILVER BUTTON EMBOSSED WITH CROWN AND "POLICE FORCE" AT POINTED END OF TAB. RED WOOL HAS BEEN STITCHED BY HAND TO FORM.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
BELONGED TO FRANK BATHGATE, A MEMBER OF THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICE FROM 1953 UNTIL HE RETIRED IN 1988. DECEASED 1996. FOR HISTORY PLEASE SEE P19960107001-GA. DONOR IS FRANK'S WIFE.
Catalogue Number
P19970094028
Acquisition Date
1998-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SET, 2 NUMERICAL SHOULDER TITLES
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NICKEL/CHROME?
Catalogue Number
P19970094037
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET, 2 NUMERICAL SHOULDER TITLES
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
NICKEL/CHROME?
No. Pieces
4
Height
1.1
Length
2.5
Width
2.1
Description
SET TWO NICKEL PINS OR SHOULDER TITLES, OF NUMBER "15". EACH HAS TWO RINGS AT BACK, SECURING SPLIT PIN IN PLACE. "SCULLY MONTREAL" STAMPED ON BACK OF EACH.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
BELONGED TO FRANK BATHGATE, A MEMBER OF THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICE FROM 1953 UNTIL HE RETIRED IN 1988. DECEASED 1996. FOR HISTORY PLEASE SEE P19960107001-GA. DONOR IS FRANK'S WIFE.
Catalogue Number
P19970094037
Acquisition Date
1998-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CAP (UNIFORM) (3)
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1977
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NICKEL / NICKEL-PLATE
Catalogue Number
P19780058000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CAP (UNIFORM) (3)
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1977
Materials
NICKEL / NICKEL-PLATE
No. Pieces
6
Length
5.1
Width
5.1
Description
.1 "LETHBRIDGE" AND "F.D." IN ENGRAVED LETTERS. "1" IN CENTRE, FIRE HYDRANT AND LADDER. SCREW WELDED ON BACK, WITH A BRASS "NUT". SMALL POINT ON BACK. .2 "LETHBRIDGE" AND "FIRE DEPT." ENGRAVED IN BLACK LETTERS. "64" IN CENTRE, FIRE HYDRANT AND LADDER. SCREW WELDED ON BACK, SMALL POINT ON BACK. HAS A SILVER NUT. .3 "CITY OF LETHBRIDGE" AND "FIRE DEPARTMENT" LETTERING ON RED BACKGROUND. A SCREW WELDED ON BACK. PIN AND A BRASS NUT ON BACK. ALL BADGES ARE HIGHLY POLISHED.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
.1 CAP BADGE USED IN EARLY 1900'S (ORIGINAL FIRE DEPARTMENT BADGE)..2 A LATER MODEL OF ABOVE BADGE. USED UNTIL 1976..3 BADGE FIRST ISSUED IN 1977.
Catalogue Number
P19780058000
Acquisition Date
1978-04
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
MATRON SHOULDER FLASH
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1983
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P20080008012
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MATRON SHOULDER FLASH
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1983
Materials
CLOTH
No. Pieces
1
Description
SHOULDER FLASH, CLOTH. HALF MOON SHAPED. MARKED, "MATRON". DETAILED DESCRIPTION, CONDITION AND MEASUREMENTS FORTHCOMING PENDING REMOVAL FROM EXHIBIT.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
THIS BADGE WAS PART OF A POLICE MATRON'S UNIFORM. MATRONS WERE REGULARLY LISTED IN THE FORCE'S ROSTER UNDER AUXILIARY PERSONNEL. AMONG OTHER THINGS, MATRONS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SUPERVISION AND BODY SEARCHES OF FEMALE PRISONERS. ACCORDING TO RETIRED CHIEF OF POLICE, TERRY WAUTERS, "THEY WEREN'T THERE 24/7 THEY WERE ON CALL. WE DIDN'T HAVE PRISONERS CONSTANTLY... THEY WERE OLDER LADIES THAT CAME IN AND GUARDED THE FEMALE PRISONERS." THE FIRST DOCUMENTED USE OF MATRONS BY THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE WAS IN 1918. IN 1983, THE USE OF MATRONS WAS ABOLISHED WHEN THREE QUARTERS OF THE JAIL CELLS AT THE POLICE STATION, 502 5 ST. S., WERE CLOSED AND MOST PRISONERS MOVED TO THE LETHBRIDGE CORRECTIONAL CENTRE. FORMER MATRONS OF THE CITY INCLUDE DIDERIKA VISKUP NEE KWARTEL, ANNIE MARIE DEWAR, MRS. L. BREWER, MRS. GLOVER, MRS. E.J. KERGAN, OLGA COMAI, MRS. CONDIE, AND MRS. E. SALLENBACH (THAT ARE KNOWN). THIS BADGE IS LIKELY CONTEMPORARY TO VISKUP WHO WAS WORKING IN THE 1970S AND 1980S; HER TERM ENDED DUE TO THE RELOCATION OF THE PRISON. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20080008012
Acquisition Date
2007-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SHOULDER TITLE "POLICE"
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NICKEL
Catalogue Number
P19960112015
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOULDER TITLE "POLICE"
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
NICKEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.2
Length
5.7
Width
1.3
Description
NICKEL SHOULDER BAR MARKED "POLICE", WITH 2 COPPER LOOPS ON THE REVERSE FOR THE SECOND PIECE, A PIN TO LOOP THROUGH TO FASTEN. "W. SCULLY" STAMPED ON THE BACK. ITEM IS IN GOOD CONDITION, WITH LITTLE WEAR OR DAMAGE.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
TITLES WERE THE DOMINANT FORM OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE IDENTIFICATION PRIOR TO THE CREATION OF THE POLICE CREST IN 1947. *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
P19960112015
Acquisition Date
1976-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE
Date Range From
1962
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NICKEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970094001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE
Date Range From
1962
Date Range To
1980
Materials
NICKEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
6.3
Width
5.7
Description
NICKEL PLATED BADGE MARKED IN BLUE TEXT "POLICE" BELOW THE QUEENS CROWN, AND ABOVE A ROUND CREST MARKED "CITY OF LETHBRIDGE 1890-1906". BELOW CREST MARKED IN BLUE "LETHBRIDGE", WITH THE PROFILE OF A BEAVER BELOW, ACROSS THE BOTTOM. SIDES OF BADGE HAVE MAPLE LEAVES UP THE SIDES. BACK OF BADGE HAS SOME OF THE PLATING REMOVED, AND A SPOT WHICH MAY BE GLUE.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
BELONGED TO FRANK BATHGATE, A MEMBER OF THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICE FROM 1953 UNTIL HE RETIRED IN 1988. DECEASED 1996. SECOND POLICE CREST, ISSUED AFTER 1966. REMAINS IN SERVICE TODAY. FOR HISTORY PLEASE SEE P19960107001-GA. DONOR IS FRANK'S WIFE.
Catalogue Number
P19970094001
Acquisition Date
1998-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
UNIFORM SHOULDER BADGE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1991
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960112076
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UNIFORM SHOULDER BADGE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1991
Materials
NYLON, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
5.1
Width
10.3
Description
NAVY BLUE NYLON HALF-CIRCLE SHAPED BADGE MARKED IN YELLOW ACROSS THE TOP "CITY OF LETHBRIDGE", & "POLICE FORCE" IN THE CENTRE. EDGES FINISHED WITH NAVY BLUE TRIM COTTON THREAD. NO DAMAGE OR WEAR, MAY HAVE NEVER BEEN USED.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
BASED ON PUBLISHED LETHBRIDGE HERALD PHOTOGRAPHS, THE HALF-MOON FLASH WAS INSTITUTED IN 1961 AND DISCONTINUED IN 1991. *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
P19960112076
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
UNIFORM SHOULDER BADGE
Date Range From
1961
Date Range To
1991
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960112077
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UNIFORM SHOULDER BADGE
Date Range From
1961
Date Range To
1991
Materials
NYLON, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
4.8
Width
10.2
Description
BLACK NYLON HALF-CIRCLE SHAPED BADGE MARKED IN WHITE ACROSS THE TOP "CITY OF LETHBRIDGE", & "POLICE FORCE" IN THE CENTRE. EDGES FINISHED WITH BLACK TRIM COTTON THREAD. THREADS ON BACK ARE SEALED WITH A CLEAR PLASTIC COATING.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
BASED ON PUBLISHED LETHBRIDGE HERALD PHOTOGRAPHS, THE HALF-MOON FLASH WAS INSTITUTED IN 1961 AND DISCONTINUED IN 1991. *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
P19960112077
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
RCMP SHOULDER TITLES
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970111005
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RCMP SHOULDER TITLES
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
4
Height
0.9
Length
4.2
Width
1.3
Description
SET 2 BRASS "RCMP" SHOULDER TITLES. COTTER PIN AT BACK OF EACH. ONE OF PAIR IS SHINIER THAN OTHER AND APPEARS NEWER.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
DONOR JOINED THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE IN AUGUST 1951, AT WINNIPEG, MANITOBA. HE WAS IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE FOR 25 YEARS, AND WAS STATIONED ALL OVER NORTHERN ALBERTA AND CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1974. WORKED IN THE OFFICE MOSTLY IN LETHBRIDGE, AND RETIRED OCTOBER 1976. FOR HISTORY OF KEN VEALS PLEASE SEE P19970084001-GA, OR P19970111001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19970111005
Acquisition Date
1997-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
RCMP COLLAR BADGES
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970111004
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RCMP COLLAR BADGES
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
4
Height
1
Length
3.2
Width
3
Description
SET, 2 IDENTICAL BRASS COLLAR BADGES WITH COTTER PINS AT BACK. CONSIST OF RCMP EMBLEM (BUFFALO/"MAINTIENS LE DROIT") SURMOUNTED BY CROWN AND FLANKED BY MAPLE LEAVES. "ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE" IN BANNER ACROSS BOTTOM OF EACH.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
DONOR JOINED THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE IN AUGUST 1951, AT WINNIPEG, MANITOBA. HE WAS IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE FOR 25 YEARS, AND WAS STATIONED ALL OVER NORTHERN ALBERTA AND CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1974. WORKED IN THE OFFICE MOSTLY IN LETHBRIDGE, AND RETIRED OCTOBER 1976. FOR HISTORY OF KEN VEALS PLEASE SEE P19970084001-GA, OR P19970111001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19970111004
Acquisition Date
1997-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CAP BADGE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM?
Catalogue Number
P19970094008
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CAP BADGE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
ALUMINUM?
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.1
Length
6
Width
5.6
Description
GOLD CAP BADGE. POLICE CREST, WITH CITY LOGO IN CENTRE; BEAVER AT BOTTOM; MAPLE LEAVES AT SIDES; AND CROWN AT TOP. "POLICE DEPUTY CHIEF" STAMPED IN BANNERS ACROSS CREST; TEXT ENAMELED BLUE. BACK STAMPED "BLACKINTON" BESIDE PIN.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
BELONGED TO FRANK BATHGATE, A MEMBER OF THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICE FROM 1953 UNTIL HE RETIRED IN 1988. DECEASED 1996. FOR HISTORY PLEASE SEE P19960107001-GA. DONOR IS FRANK'S WIFE.
Catalogue Number
P19970094008
Acquisition Date
1998-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CAP BADGE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM?
Catalogue Number
P19970094009
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CAP BADGE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
ALUMINUM?
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.1
Length
6
Width
5.6
Description
GOLD CAP BADGE. POLICE CREST, WITH CITY LOGO IN CENTRE; BEAVER AT BOTTOM; MAPLE LEAVES AT SIDES; AND CROWN AT TOP. "INSPECTOR LETHBRIDGE POLICE" IN BANNERS ACROSS CREST; TEXT ENAMELED BLUE. BACK STAMPED "BLACKINTON" BESIDE PIN.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
BELONGED TO FRANK BATHGATE, A MEMBER OF THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICE FROM 1953 UNTIL HE RETIRED IN 1988. DECEASED 1996. FOR HISTORY PLEASE SEE P19960107001-GA. DONOR IS FRANK'S WIFE.
Catalogue Number
P19970094009
Acquisition Date
1998-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
POLICE DRESS UNIFORM BELT
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P19960107006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POLICE DRESS UNIFORM BELT
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Materials
WOOL, POLYESTER
No. Pieces
2
Length
113
Width
5.3
Description
BLUE WOOL AND POLYESTER BLEND BELT WITH BRASS BUCKLE, WITH TWO BELT LOOP/STRAPS ATTACHED WITH A BLACK METAL SNAP THAT IS STITCHED ONTO INSIDE OF BELT. HAS ONE END OF A SNAP SEWN ONTO FRONT NEXT TO BUCKLE, AND OTHER SIDE OF SNAP IS SEWN AT END OF BELT, NEAR THE POINT. BELT HAS THREE ROWS OF DOUBLE BELT HOLES. SOME LOOSE STRINGS ON SNAP, BUT OTHERWISE HAS VERY LITTLE VISIBLE DAMAGE OR WEAR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
FRANK JAMES BATHGATE WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE AND GREW UP IN THE PARK LAKE AREA. HE APPLIED TO THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE FORCE IN 1951 AND WAS APPOINTED CONSTABLE ON JANUARY 14, 1953. HE WAS THEN PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF ACTING SERGEANT IN 1960, AND IN 1967 PROMOTED TO DETECTIVE IN THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION BRANCH, WHERE HE WAS APPOINTED HEAD OF NARCOTICS AND DANGEROUS DRUG SECTION OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE FORCE. IN 1971 FRANK WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF DETECTIVE SERGEANT AND WAS THE HEAD OF THE NEWLY CREATED CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE UNIT, IN ADDITION TO HIS DUTIES IN THE DRUG UNIT. ACCORDING TO ONE DOCUMENT (PERM RECORD), HE WAS AN INTEGRAL PART IN THE FORMATION OF THE CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICE OF CANADA, WHICH DEALS WITH ORGANIZED CRIME AND OTHER AREAS OF NATIONAL INTEREST. IN JUNE OF 1978 HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF INSPECTOR, AND TOOK OVER COMMAND OF THE UNIFORMED PATROL DIVISION. IN AUGUST OF 1979 BATHGATE WAS PROMOTED TO SUPERINTENDENT AND FOURTEEN MONTHS LATER PROMOTED TO DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE. HE HELD THIS APPOINTMENT UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1988. FRANK BATHGATE PASSED AWAY IN 1996.
Catalogue Number
P19960107006
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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