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Other Name
CELL OR JAIL
Date Range From
1891
Date Range To
1901
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19780056000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CELL OR JAIL
Date Range From
1891
Date Range To
1901
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
6
Length
173.4
Width
65.4
Description
.1 GREEN PAINTED WOODEN DOOR. STEEL PLATE AT TOP ON BACK OF DOOR. SMALL SQUARE WINDOW 22.9 CM X 22.9 CM IN DOOR, STEEL BARS OVER WINDOW (SWINGS OPEN). STEEL BOLT ON WINDOW. GROOVES ON DOOR. .2 LATCH HARDWARE. 5 PIECES (RUSTED).
Subjects
BUILDING COMPONENT
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
DATES TO ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION OF FIRE HALL BLDG. WHEN IT WAS USED FOR ALL MUNICIPAL SERVICES (POLICE, FIRE, ADMINISTRATION ). JAIL CELLS WERE LOCATED IN BASEMENT (OLD NO. 1 FIRE HALL). NOTE LATCH PIN STOLEN 1987.
Catalogue Number
P19780056000
Acquisition Date
1978-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COMMISSIONAIRE'S HAT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, PLASTIC, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P20010029004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COMMISSIONAIRE'S HAT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1985
Materials
NYLON, PLASTIC, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
13.9
Length
26.5
Width
25.5
Description
CROWN OF HAT IS WHITE, WITH A FLAT TOP AND IS HIGHER IN FRONT THAN IN BACK. THERE IS A BLACK BAND AROUND BASE OF CROWN THAT HAS MAPLE LEAFS EMBROIDERED ON IT. FRONT OF HAT HAS A BAND OF BLACK RUBBER AROUND IT, WITH A SILVER BUTTON AT EACH END. BRIM OF HAT IS BLACK. INSIDE HAT ARE TWO TAGS. ONE READS "CANADA 7 1/4"; THE OTHER READS "DEPUIS 1877 ACCOUTREMENTS SINCE 1877 WILLIAM SCULLY LTD. LTEE.".
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
HAT BELONGED TO DONOR WHO WAS A COMMISSIONAIRE IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1981-83. DONOR WORKED AT VARIOUS PLACES AS A COMMISSIONAIRE, INCLUDING CANBRA FOODS, HOCKEY GAMES, AND THE EXHIBITION GROUNDS. DONOR WORKED UNDER CAPTAIN NICK MITCHELL WHO WAS HEAD OF COMMISSIONAIRES IN LETHBRIDGE AT THE TIME. JIM BURNESS WAS RAISED IN THE AREA NEAR BURDETT. HIS GRANDFATHER HOMESTEADED IN THAT DISTRICT CIRCA 1910. AT THE TIME OF WWII MR. BURNESS JOINED THE 4TH FIELD AMBULACE AT THUNDER BAY, ONT., AND WAS LATER ATTACHED TO THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS' 1ST DIVISION AS A MEDIC. MR. BURNESS SAW COMBAT SERVICE IN ITALY, FRANCE, AND THE NETHERLANDS. AFTER THE WAR, HE DECIDED TO TRAIN AS A CARPENTER. DONOR MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1949, AND WORKED IN CONSTRUCTION AS A CARPENTER. IN 1955 MR. BURNESS DECIDED TO ABANDON CARPENTRY BECAUSE HE FELT THE TRAINING WAS OUTDATED. HE THEN TOOK A JOB AS A MAIL SORTER AT THE LETHBRIDGE POST OFFICE, WHERE HE WORKED UNTIL RETIREMENT IN 1979. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY JAMES BURNESS. ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, THE DONOR, "JAMES (JIM) NICOL BURNESS OF LETHBRIDGE, PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON FEBRUARY 16, 2005 AT THE AGE OF 86. JIM, THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF ANN BURNESS (NEE YANOTA), WAS BORN MAY 11, 1918 IN LETHBRIDGE. A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS, JIM GREW UP AND RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION IN BURDETT, ALBERTA AND AT THE AGE OF 24 ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN ARMY, WHERE HE SERVED PROUDLY AS A STRETCHER-BEARER WITH THE INFANTRY IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN OF WORLD WAR TWO. AFTER THE WAR HE WORKED IN CONSTRUCTION FOR TEN YEARS IN BANFF AND LETHBRIDGE. IN 1949 HE MARRIED ANN YANOTA OF BLAIRMORE AND THEY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. THEY BUILT THEIR OWN HOME, ONE IN WHICH THEY LIVED FOR OVER 50 YEARS. JIM COMPLETED A 24-YEAR CAREER WITH THE POST OFFICE, HELPING REVITALIZE THE POSTAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION... HE WAS A MEMBER OF ROTARY, KINSMEN, SHRINERS, SCOTTISH RITE, AND THE LETHBRIDGE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB." SEE PERMANENT RECORD P19860042001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20010029004
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
RCMP STETSON
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT
Catalogue Number
P19970084001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RCMP STETSON
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
FELT
No. Pieces
1
Height
15
Diameter
40.7
Description
BROWN FELT STETSON WITH A LARGE WIDE BRIM AND A POINTED CROWN DENTED ON 4 SIDES OF THE TOP, WITH A BROWN LEATHER HAT BAND AROUND THE CROWN. MARKED ON THE INSIDE OF LEATHER HAT BAND MARKED "ENGLISH MANUFACTURE CHRISTY'S LONDON", "R.C.M.P." IN GOLD LETTERING, AND STAMPED INTO LEATHER "ENGLISH MANUFACTURE". LEATHER NECK STRAP ATTACHED TO BOTTOM OF BRIM. LEATHER BAND IS TEARING ON THE INSIDE OF THE HAT, BUT OTHERWISE IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
BELONGED TO DONOR WHILE A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. KEN VEALS RETIRED FROM THE LETHBRIDGE DETACHMENT ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE IN 1976 WITH 25 YEARS OF SERVICE SPENT THROUGHOUT ALBERTA. VEALS WAS BORN ON APRIL 14, 1928 IN WINNIPEG. HIS ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE TRAINING BEGAN IN AUGUST 1951 IN REGINA. HIS FIRST POSTING WAS IN EDMONTON WHERE HE SERVED SIX MONTHS. VEALS THEN TRANSFERRED TO RED DEER FOR ONE YEAR BEFORE HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO THREE HILLS IN 1954 AND THEN CAMROSE IN 1955. VEALS WAS TRANSFERRED TO PLAIN CLOTHES DUTY IN 1956. THE FOLLOWING YEAR HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO MAYERTHORPE, THEN TO WHITECOURT AND WESTLOCKE WHERE HE SERVED EACH LOCATION FOR ONE YEAR. BETWEEN 1959 AND 1964 VEALS SERVED IN ANDREW. HE WAS MARRIED TO HELEN ON FEBRUARY 28, 1959. VEALS TRANSFERRED TO SLAVE LAKE FOR ONE YEAR BEFORE GOING TO PEACE RIVER FOR A FIVE YEAR POST, WHERE HE WAS PROMOTED TO CORPORAL. HE TRANSFERRED TO LETHBRIDGE SUB-DIVISION IN 1974 WHERE HE WAS POSTED UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN OCTOBER 21, 1976. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR OTHER DONATIONS MADE BY DONOR PLEASE SEE P19970111001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19970084001
Acquisition Date
1997-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
FIRE BRIGADE
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, WOOL, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19739468000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FIRE BRIGADE
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
BRASS, WOOL, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
22.9
Length
28.9
Description
STAMP MARK ON UNDERSIDE OF BACK BRIM: "WENDRY LTD. MAKER GLASGOW". FRONT BRIM REINFORCED WITH BRASS FACING. BLACK LACQUERED LEATHER; WOOL LINED. LEATHER SHOWS SURFACE CRACKS. "E.H." PAINTED INSIDE OF HELMET. REGULATION PATTERN (LEATHER) #200. BRASS BINDING ON FRONT VISOR. LEATHER & NYLON STRAPS ATTACHED TO HELMET AND LINER. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
THIS TYPE OF HELMET WAS IN SERVICE UNTIL THE 1940'S. SEE ALSO P19739463000GA. REFERENCE: J. MORRIS & SONS LTD. CATALOGUE.
Catalogue Number
P19739468000
Acquisition Date
1973-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
FIRE BRIGADE
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, LEATHER, WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19641362000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FIRE BRIGADE
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
BRASS, LEATHER, WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
22.9
Length
28.9
Description
(SIZE 6) STAMPMARK ON UNDERSIDE OF BACK BRIM "WENDRY LTD. MAKER GLASGOW". FRONT BRIM EDGE IS REINFORCED WITH BRASS FACING. LEATHER-LACQUERED. WOOL LINED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
IN USE BETWEEN 1910 & THE 40'S. REFERENCE: REGULATION PATTERN (LEATHER) #200 IN J. MORRIS AND SONS LIMITED CATALOGUE.
Catalogue Number
P19641362000
Acquisition Date
1964-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
FIREMAN'S HELMET
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, LEATHER, ELASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19770005000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FIREMAN'S HELMET
Date
1970
Materials
PLASTIC, LEATHER, ELASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
17.8
Length
36.8
Width
30.4
Description
SERIAL #800. SIZE: ADJUSTABLE. BLACK PLASTIC HELMET HAS SCRATCHES ON TOP AND ON UNDERSIDE. BACK OF HELMET HAS METAL HOOK ATTACHED FOR HANGING UP. INSIDE BACK OF HELMET, IS RAISED LETTERS "SAFETY SUPPLY CHIEFTAIN SAFE-T-HELMET, MADE IN CANADA". INSIDE BACK, IN WHITE PAINT ARE LARGE INITIALS: "R.K.J." WHITE ELASTIC CHIN STRAP IS ADJUSTABLE AND REMOVABLE; STRAP IS GREY WITH DIRT AND IS REDDISH IN SPOTS; HOOKS ONTO HELMET, ON EITHER SIDE BY 2 BLACK SNAPS THAT READ "SAFETY SUPPLY" (IN WHITE). INSIDE BOWL OF HELMET: WHITE PLASTIC PROTECTIVE UNIT, TOWARDS CROWN AND ATTACHED TO INSIDE RIM READS: "PAT. PENDING - MADE IN CANADA- NO. 53-0650 -SAFETY SUPPLY CO. TORONTO". ATTACHED TO ABOVE IS WHITE PLASTIC STRAP, WHICH ADJUSTS SIZE. WHITE SHOE LACE TIES ENDS OF THIS STRAP TOGETHER IN CENTRE. GREEN FOAM IS ATTACHED TO ABOVE STRAP, AND RESTS AROUND INNER RIM OF HELMET. TAN COLOURED LEATHER SWEATBAND IS ATTACHED TO ADJUSTABLE STRAP; ONLY GOES HALF WAY AROUND. BACK OF BOWL IS WHITE LABEL WITH BLACK LETTERING: "SUPER CHIEFTAIN FIREMAN'S HELMET..."
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
***HELMET AND LINER SEPARATED FOR CONSERVATION.
Catalogue Number
P19770005000
Acquisition Date
1977-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
FIREMEN'S HELMET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FIBERGLASS, LEATHER, COTTON, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19950037014
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FIREMEN'S HELMET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
FIBERGLASS, LEATHER, COTTON, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
15.2
Length
36.8
Width
29.5
Description
WHITE FIREMAN'S HELMET WITH LONG SLOPING BACK BRIM. CROWN IS SMOOTH ROUNDED SHAPE WITH RAISED RIB ALONG TOP CENTER. EDGE OF BRIM HAS RAISED EDGE AROUND RIM. AT BACK END OF BRIM IS BRASS FIXTURE WITH RING. ON INSIDE OF HELMET CREST IS PAPER LABEL WITH "M-S-A FIREMAN'S HELMET" AND "SIZE 7 1/2". LABEL HAS INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENSURING COMFORTABLE FIT AND LISTS 15 PATENT NUMBERS RANGING FROM "1,835,883 (CAN. 1932)" TO "D-123,638 (CAN. 1941)". ACROSS BOTTOM READS "MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES CO. PITTSBURGH, PA. 991281" AND "MADE IN U.S.A.". INSIDE HELMET IS CANVAS AND LEATHER HEADBAND WITH THREE COTTON SUSPENSION BANDS. THREE SUSPENSION BANDS ARE HELD TOGETHER WITH BLACK SHOE LACE. CIRCUMFRENCE OF HEADBAND HAS ZIPPER ON IT WHICH ATTACHES BROWN COTTON EAR FLAP WITH FELT LINING. FASTENED TO HEADBAND AND HELMET ARE TWO LEATHER STRAPS WHICH HAVE STEEL BUCKLES FOR CHIN STRAP. WHITE PAINT IS SCRATCHED, CHIPPED AND CRACKED WHICH REVEALS BLACK FIBERGLASS UNDERNEATH.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
SEE P19950027001-GA. BELONGED TO WILLIAM H. SHORT, LAST FIRE CHIEF OF THE OLD NO. 1 FIRE HALL IN LETHBRIDGE. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A BELT DONATED BY SHARON DEREK. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THE DONOR, SHARON DERRICK, IS THE NIECE OF AGNES SHORT. AGNES CHRISTINA SHORT WAS BORN ON APRIL 20, 1916 TO WILLIAM H. AND BERTHA SHORT (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). SHE GRADUATED FROM LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE AND THEN ATTDNED THE CALGARY GENERAL HOSPITAL FOR NURSING TRAINING, WHICH SHE GRADUATED FROM IN 1939. AGNES WAS THE SUPERVISOR AT THE GALT HOSPITAL FROM 1939-1945. SHE WAS IN CHARGE OF THE NURSING STAFF OF LETHBRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT #51 FROM 1947 UNTIL 1958. SHE WAS ALSO THE DIRECTOR OF NURSING AT THE LETHBRIDGE HEALTH UNIT FROM 1964 UNTIL HER RETIREMENT. SHE RETIRED IN 1980 AFTER 42 YEARS OF NURSING. AGNES PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 78 ON OCTOBER 20, 1994. WILLIAM HENRY SHORT WAS AGNES’S FATHER. HE WAS BORN IN LONDON, ENGLAND IN 1889 AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1909. HE INITIALLY WORKED FOR THE CITY WATERWORKS DEPARTMENT IN LETHBRIDGE FOR TWO YEARS, BEFORE SPENDING 51 YEARS IN SERVICE OF THE LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT. HE OVERSAW THE INTRODUCTION OF MOTORIZED FIRE ENGINES, SWITCHING FROM HORSE POWERED WAGONS, IN 1913. HE ALSO SAW THE DEPARTMENT GROW IN SIZE FROM ONLY 13 TO 49 MEN. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON NOVEMBER 18, 1974. WILLIAM’S WIFE BERTHA L. SHORT PASSED AWAY ON JULY 28, 1989. ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE ABOUT AGNES’S LIFE, THE SHORT FAMILY LIVED IN NUMBER 1 FIRE HALL, WHERE WILLIAM WAS FIRE CHIEF. WILLIAM H. AND BERTHA ALSO HAD ANOTHER CHILD, WILLIAM D. SHORT. HE WAS BORN ON AUGUST 16, 1916 AND PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 5, 1990. HE WAS MARRIED TO MYRTLE (NEE NELSON) SHORT AND THEIR CHILDREN INCLUDE THE DONOR, SHARON DERRICK. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES INCLUDING A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY SHARON DERRICK. ON 1 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED DERRICK REGARDING HER DONATION. THE INFORMATION BELOW HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW: A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED WERE CONNECTED TO THE DONOR’S GRANDFATHER, WILLIAM H. SHORT AND HIS CAREER AS FIRE CHIEF IN THE NUMBER 1 FIRE HALL IN LETHBRIDGE. “YOU SEE, DURING THE YEARS THAT HE WAS THE FIRE CHIEF,” DERRICK BEGAN, “THEIR QUARTERS ACTUALLY WERE IN THE BACK OF THE FIRE HALL. SO STUFF KIND OF GOT ACCUMULATED THERE. THE WHOLE FAMILY [LIVED IN THE FIRE HALL]. WHEN I WAS LITTLE, I WAS THERE ALL THE TIME. MY FATHER [WILLIAM D. SHORT] WAS A CAPTAIN IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, BUT MY GRANDFATHER WAS THE FIRE CHIEF.” WHEN ASKED IF SHE HAD ANY MEMORY OF SEEING HER GRANDFATHER WEARING ANY OF THE ARTIFACTS, SUCH AS THE HELMET (P19950037014) OR THE FIRE PANTS (P19950037008), DERRICK RECALLED, “YES, BECAUSE LETHBRIDGE WAS SMALL AT THE TIME AND WHEN WE LIVED IN THE FIRE HALL AND THE BELLS WENT OFF, WE WOULD OFTEN WALK OVER TO HAVE A LOOK AT THE FIRE. I WOULD SEE MY GRANDFATHER OUT THERE, AND I’D SEE MY FATHER WHEN HE WAS ON SHIFT. THERE WERE SOME HUGE FIRES RIGHT DOWNTOWN. I CAN’T REMEMBER WHAT DATES – PROBABLY BACK IN THE LATE ‘40’S, EARLY ‘50’S. [IN ONE INSTANCE], MY DAD WAS ALSO ON THE BACK OF A FIRE TRUCK, SPEEDING TO A FIRE, AND ANOTHER TRUCK CAME ALONG AND HIT HIM IN THE BACK. HE SUFFERED VERY SEVERE INJURIES FROM THAT. AND I SAW THAT TOO. I WAS JUST ON MY WAY BACK TO SCHOOL.” “WHEN I WAS YOUNG, I WAS ALWAYS IN AND OUT [OF THE FIRE HALL],” DERRICK WENT ON, “THERE WAS A BELL TOWER THERE, WHERE THEY HUNG THE WET HOSES UP TO DRY. THERE WERE RICKETY OLD WOODEN STAIRS GOING ROUND AND ROUND ALL THE WAY UP TO THE TOP OF THE FIRE HALL TO WHERE THE BELL USED TO BE. I USED TO GO UP AND DOWN THOSE STAIRS, AND HOP AND PLAY. AND IN THE BASEMENT THERE WAS PRISON CELLS, BECAUSE IT USED [TO BE] THE POLICE STATION MANY, MANY YEARS BEFORE. IT WAS A COMBINATION OF FIRE AND POLICE. AND, THERE WAS A BIG FURNACE DOWN THERE. I USED TO GO DOWN AND WATCH THE FIREMEN PUSH COAL INTO THE FURNACE TO KEEP IT GOING. IT WAS AN INTERESTING PLACE TO BE AROUND.” “MY GRANDFATHER WAS ON THE INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF FIRE CHIEFS,” DERRICK CONTINUED, “HE WAS VICE-PRESIDENT IN NEW YORK. THEY HAD ASKED HIM TO COME UP AND TAKE THE PRESIDENCY, BUT AFTER MUCH CONSIDERATION, HE DECIDED HE DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE THE FAMILY FOR THE TWO YEAR TERM IN NEW YORK, SO HE TURNED THAT ONE DOWN. THOUGH HE DID REMAIN ON THE BOARD FOR MANY YEARS.” AN ARTICLE IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2000 READS, “WILLIAM SHORT RETIRED AS LETHBRIDGE FIRE CHIEF IN 1962, ENDING A CAREER AS CHIEF WHICH BEGAN IN JANUARY 1945.” A HERALD ARTICLE FROM 1974 ADDITIONALLY STATES THAT SHORT “JOINED THE LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT IN 1911. HE WAS PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT IN 1919 AND CAPTAIN IN 1922.” AN ADDITIONAL ARTICLE TITLED, “LETHBRIDGE WELL PROTECTED BY MODERN FIRE DEPARTMENT,” PUBLISHED IN 1967 IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD READS, “[IN 1910] THE FIRST FIREHALL THAT [WAS] LOCATED AT 4TH STREET AND 2ND AVENUE SOUTH WAS TORN DOWN. IT WAS A TWO-STOREY BUILDING. A THREE-STOREY FIREHALL WAS BUILT IN ITS PLACE ON THE SAME SITE. THAT EARLY BUILDING HOUSED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT, SERVED AS CITY HALL AND THE POLICE STATION…” WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE REASON FOR THE DONATION OF HER FAMILY’S ARTIFACTS DURING THE 2018 INTERVIEW, DERRICK EXPLAINED, “I WAS THE EXECUTOR FOR MY AUNT’S WILL AND WHEN SHE PASSED AWAY SHE [WAS LIVING IN] MY GRANDMOTHER AND GRANDFATHER’S HOME. ALL THIS STUFF HAD BEEN LEFT IN THE HOUSE, SO WHEN WE WERE CLEANING IT OUT FOLLOWING HER DEATH, WE CAME ACROSS ALL THESE THINGS. WHILE I KEPT SOME AS MEMENTOS, MY SISTER AND I [DECIDED TO DONATE OTHER ITEMS TO THE MUSEUM].” PLEASE PERMANENT FILE P19950037001, FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND COPIES OF ARTICLES REGARDING THE FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19950037014
Acquisition Date
1995-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
MOTORCYCLE HELMET
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FIBREGLASS, LEATHER, CANVAS, FOAM
Catalogue Number
P19960112001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MOTORCYCLE HELMET
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1985
Materials
FIBREGLASS, LEATHER, CANVAS, FOAM
No. Pieces
1
Height
18.7
Length
27.5
Width
21.5
Description
WHITE FIBREGLASS HELMET WITH "POLICE" MARKED IN BLACK VINYL LETTERS ACROSS FRONT. SMALL VISOR, WITH BLACK RUBBER TRIM AROUND ENTIRE RIM. TWO SNAPS AT FRONT OF HELMET; "34" IN BLACK AT BACK. BLACK LEATHER EARFLAPS WITH BROWN TRIM; SILVER BUCKLE AND SNAP CONNECTS CHIN STRAP. LEATHER BUFFER BANDS AT FRONT AND BACK OF INTERIOR HELMET -- FRONT ONE HAS DETACHED. FOUR CANVAS STRAPS STITCHED TO INTERIOR; ORANGE FOAM-SPONGE LINING BADLY DETERIORATING. CENTRE OF CROWN HAS STICKER READING "7 3/4". EXTERIOR OF HELMET IS SCRATCHED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
MOTORCYCLE CORPS FORMED IN LATE 1940S, AND OPERATED UNTIL THE MID-1980S. IN THE LATE 1940S, THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES WAS PURCHASED BY THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE FORCE TO ASSIST IN TRAFFIC CONTROL. THE TRADITION OF HARLEY DAVIDSON BIKES IN THE FORCE, ONE OF WHICH INCLUDED A SIDECAR, WAS BROKEN ONLY IN 1978 WITH THE PURCHASE OF A KAWASAKI MOTORCYCLE. ONLY FROM 1978 TO 1982 WAS MORE THAN ONE BIKE USED IN THE TRAFFIC PATROL AND AFTER FOUR YEARS, THE KAWASAKI WAS FOUND INADEQUATE AND SOLD. THE MOTORCYCLE PATROL WAS DISCONTINUED ALTOGETHER IN THE EARLY 1990'S, WHEN CONDITIONAL USE, SPECIALTY CLOTHING, AND TRAINING MADE IT UNFEASIBLE. TODAY, A RETIRED HARLEY DAVIDSON ORIGINALLY PURCHASED IN 1973, REMAINS ON STATIC DISPLAY INSIDE THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES STATION. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONFIRMED THAT SOME OF THE ARTIFACTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19960112001-P19960112139 ORIGINALLY CAME TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1991 AS PART OF A LONG-TERM LOAN. IN 1994 IT WAS PROPOSED TO POLICE CHIEF TERRY WAUTERS BY GALT MUSEUM CO-ORDINATOR CECILE MCCLEARY THAT THE LOAN BECOME A PERMANENT DONATION. WAUTERS (POLICE CHIEF FROM 1984-1995) INTENDED ON DEVELOPING AN IN-HOUSE MUSEUM OF POLICE FORCE ARTIFACTS WHEN THE POLICE STATION MOVED FROM 444-5TH AVE SOUTH INTO LARGER HEADQUARTERS AT 135-1ST AVE SOUTH. BY THE TIME THE NEW FACILITY OPENED IN 1997, HOWEVER, WAUTERS HAD RETIRED AND WAS REPLACED BY CHIEF JOHN LAFLAMME WHO DECIDED THE ARTIFACTS, ALONG WITH OTHERS OF HISTORICAL VALUE WAREHOUSED IN POLICE STORAGE, SHOULD BE DONATED TO THE GALT INSTEAD. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN IN SEPTEMBER 2009, WAUTERS EXPLAINED HIS PRACTICE OF COLLECTING OBJECTS THAT REPRESENTED POLICE FORCE HISTORY: "I WANTED TO PUT SOME THINGS TOGETHER... I COULD SEE THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE LOST... MY OBJECTIVE WAS TO PUT A DISPLAY TOGETHER IN THE POLICE STATION. I RETIRED BEFORE THAT BUT... THAT'S WHY I WANTED IT KEPT... [OTHERS] DIDN'T REALIZE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SOME OF THE PIECES." FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CHIEF TERRY WAUTERS, CONSTABLE LEON BRUNEAU, INSPECTOR COLIN CATONIO, INSPECTOR BILL PLOMP, STENOGRAPHER ANN TODD, OFFICER DON LEE, OFFICER MARCEL ST. ONGE, SUPERINTENDENT GLEN MICHELSON, SARGEANT BILL KAYE, AND SARGEANT BILL BASSO, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112001
Acquisition Date
1996-0
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
POLICE RIOT
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, PLEXIGLASS
Catalogue Number
P19960112039
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POLICE RIOT
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC, PLEXIGLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
21.5
Length
27
Width
21
Description
NAVY BLUE BASEBALL HELMET WITH A PLEXIGLASS FACE SHIELD, MARKED "POLICE" IN LARGE WHITE LETTERS ACROSS THE FRONT ABOVE THE BRIM. ALSO HAS A NAVY BLUE VINYL NECK STAP ATTACHED TO SIDES OF HELMET. EMBOSSED ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BRIM "AMERICAN BASEBALL CAP MEDIA. PENNA. U.S. PAT. NO. 186759". BLACK FOAM PADDING IN THE INTERIOR IS DETERIORATING & FLAKING. LIKE NEW.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-BODY ARMOR
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
RIOT HELMET. *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
P19960112039
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SMOKE HELMET
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, NICKEL PLATE
Catalogue Number
P19641366000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SMOKE HELMET
Date
1911
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, NICKEL PLATE
No. Pieces
8
Height
39.4
Length
53.6
Width
32.4
Description
.1 CASE. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. WOOD, BRASS. 1 PIECE. TOP SPLIT, FRONT CATCH MISSING. BRASS FITTINGS. .2 HEAD PROTECTOR/MASK. 23.5 CM LTH. X 23.5 CM (CANISTER) X 10.8 CM DIA. NICKEL PLATE, LEATHER, SHEEPSKINS, WEBBING, RUBBER. 7 PIECES. NAME PLATE ON HOOD FRONT: "THE VAJEN-BADER 1985 HEAD PROTECTOR PATENTED JUL.28, 1891, MAR. 13, 1900 RICHMOND, IND.". GAUGE ON SIDE GRADUATED FROM 0 TO 150 STAMPED ON GAUGE: "THE VAJEN HELMET CO. RICHMOND, IND." AND "THE ASHTON VALVE CO. BOSTON, MASS.". CANISTER HAS BEEN MENDED WITH SOLDER. BLACK LEATHER HELMET, SHEEPSKIN LINING, NICKEL PLATE AND PLASTIC EYE PIECES, NICKEL PLATED DETACHABLE EAR PROTECTORS, DETACHABLE ARM STRAPS. N.B. THE COVER OF AIR HELMETS PRESSURE INDICATOR IS IN AN ENVELOPE IN #005. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
REGULATIVE & PROTECTIVE T&E
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
PURCHASED IN 1911 BY LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR USE IN ENTERING BUILDINGS DURING FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS. HELMET PROVED NOT PRACTICAL & WAS SOON PHASED OUT.
Catalogue Number
P19641366000
Acquisition Date
1964-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
FIREMAN'S HELMET
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P19760099000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FIREMAN'S HELMET
Date
1888
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
2
Height
15.3
Length
35.6
Width
27.3
Description
PAINTED WITH HIGH-GLOSS RED PAINT; SEVERAL CHIPS. METAL PATENT STAMP ON TOP OF INSIDE "CAIRNS AND BROS. MAKERS, NEW YORK". HEAD PART OF HELMET HAS GROOVES RUNNING DOWN. 4 EXTRA PIECES OF METAL COME TO A POINT AT TOP OF HAT. 2 HOLES ON EACH SIDE OF HAT FOR USE OF STRAPS 3 IN FRONT. BACK PART OF HELMET HAS A RING AT THE END TO USE FOR HANGING. .1 THE LETTER "H" IS PRINTED ON INSIDE WITH BLACK PAINT. SOME PAINT IS CHIPPED ON OUTSIDE AND INSIDE. .2 THE NUMBER "35" IS PRINTED ON THE INSIDE IN BLACK PAINT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
USED BY FIREMEN OF #1 FIRE HALL. FIRE HALL BUILT IN 1908-09. CONTRACTOR: SMITH BROS. & WILSON AUG. 1908. ARCHITECT: J.A. MCDONALD JUNE, 1908.
Catalogue Number
P19760099000
Acquisition Date
1975-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
R.N.W.M.P. SERVICE CAP
Date Range From
1908
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, COTTON TWILL, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19672564006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
R.N.W.M.P. SERVICE CAP
Date Range From
1908
Date Range To
1920
Date
1908
Materials
LEATHER, COTTON TWILL, FELT
No. Pieces
1
Description
BLUE & YELLOW CLOTH WITH BLACK PATENT LEATHER CHIN STRAP WITH 2 BRASS 1/2 IN. BUTTONS, BLACK LEATHER PEAK, GLAZED COTTON OR OILCLOTH SWEATBAND. MISSING HAT BADGE. BLACK COTTON TWILL LINING. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
WILLIAM SCULLY 6 7/8 STENCILLED ON TWILL LINING. CAP IS CONSISTENT WITH 1907 PATTERN FORAGE CAP MADE BY WILLIAM SCULLY FROM 1908. CAP IS ALSO CONSISTENT WITH OTHER UNIFORM PIECES. SEE P19672564001-GA FOR HISTORY & REFERENCES. NOTE: PREVIOUSLY CATALOGED AS P19760042000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19672564006
Acquisition Date
1967-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CITY POLICE FORAGE CAP
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, VINYL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19870045001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CITY POLICE FORAGE CAP
Date
1966
Materials
POLYESTER, VINYL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
13.3
Diameter
26.9
Description
BLACK. LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE DRESS UNIFORM. GOLD BRAID PEAK. BRASS BADGE, CROWN OF ST. EDWARD, BEAVER AND CITY OF LETHBRIDGE COAT OF ARMS. CAP LABEL INSIDE HAT "GOLD PEAK, TAILORED ESPECIALLY FOR MR. CAP, 6 7/8, DATE SEPTEMBER 66, ORDER NO. THE PRINCETON SHOP". MAROON COLORED HAT BAND; BLUE INNER. RED TAG ON INNER FRONT OF HAT "J.H. CARPENTER".
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
THIS UNIFORM ESPECIALLY MADE FOR DONOR, FORMER CHIEF OF CITY POLICE DURING THE 1960'S. SEE "THE BADGE AND THE BLOTTER" FOR DONOR & POLICE HISTORY *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE UNIFORM DONATED BY JAMES H. CARPENTER. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JAMES HAROLD CARPENTER WAS BORN IN OSAGE, SK IN OCTOBER 1911 TO HAROLD AND HELENA LEE (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) CARPENTER. HAROLD AND HELENA HAD MOVED TO SASKATCHEWAN FROM NOVA SCOTIA IN 1909. AFTER STOPS IN MOOSE JAW, SK AND CRANBROOK, BC, THE CARPENTER FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1920. HAROLD WORKED FOR SWIFT’S, WHICH BROUGHT THE FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE. JAMES GRADUATED FROM LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE WITH THE HOPES OF BECOMING A SURGEON, BUT MONEY WAS TIGHT IN THE 1930S AND HE WORKED AS A BUTCHER AT HIS FATHER’S SHOP FOR A TIME. WHEN THIS STORE CLOSED, JAMES TOOK A POSITION IN VULCAN AT “JENKINS GROCETERIA”. HE RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1940 AND JOINED THE POLICE FORCE. IN AN OCTOBER 1971 ARTICLE ABOUT HIS CAREER, JAMES EXPLAINED THAT “I’D BEEN RAISED IN SCOUTING YOU SEE, AND PRACTICALLY GREW UP IN THE RCMP K DIVISION BARRACKS.” A FEBRUARY 1986 ARTICLE INDICATED THAT ONE OF JAMES’S FRIENDS FROM SCHOOL WAS THE SON OF AN RCMP INSPECTOR, WHICH HELPED GET JAMES INTERESTED IN THE POLICE. JAMES INITIALLY TRIED TO JOIN THE FORCE AT THE AGE OF 18, BUT WAS REJECTED DUE TO HIS YOUNG AGE. IN 1939 JAMES ENLISTED IN THE ARMY, BUT WAS REJECTED FOR MEDICAL REASONS – TWO OF HIS VERTEBRAE WERE FUSED TOGETHER. JAMES EXPLAINED IN FEBRUARY 1986 THAT “IT MUST HAVE BEEN FATE, BUT I RECEIVED MY DISCHARGE PAPERS THE SAME DAY I GOT A LETTER FROM THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE ASKING ME TO REAPPLY.” JAMES EXPLAINED IN OCTOBER 1971 THAT WHEN HE STARTED IN 1940 AT THE RANK OF CONSTABLE, HE WAS MAKING $118.78 PER MONTH, WHILE THE CHIEF AT THE TIME WAS MAKING $255. JAMES WAS PROMOTED STEADILY THROUGH THE YEARS, WHICH HE RECOUNTED IN OCTOBER 1971: IN 1944 JAMES WAS MADE SERGEANT. IN 1955 HE BECAME LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST STAFF SERGEANT, WHICH WAS THE CLOSEST RANK TO CHIEF AT THE TIME. IN JANUARY 1957 HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF INSPECTOR. A SHORT TIME LATER, POLICE CHIEF GEORGE HARVEY WAS TAKEN ILL AND JAMES BECAME ACTING CHIEF. FOLLOWING HARVEY’S DEATH, JAMES WAS APPOINTED AS CHIEF CONSTABLE IN OCTOBER 1957, A POSITION HE HELD UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1971. IN 1932 JAMES MARRIED JOAN “JUNE” WINNIFRED (NEE GLANVILLE), HAVING MET HER IN HIGH SCHOOL. JUNE WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1915. ACCORDING TO A FEBRUARY 1986 ARTICLE, HER PARENTS (NAMES NOT KNOWN) WERE FROM CORNWALL, ENGLAND AND MOVED TO NORTH AMERICA ABOUT 1910. HER FATHER HAD WORKED AS AN ENGINEER IN A SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD MINE AND WAS OFFERED A SIMILAR JOB IN BUTTE, MT AT A COPPER MINE. AFTER WITNESSING A GUN BATTLE OUTSIDE HIS HOTEL, JUNE’S FATHER ELECTED TO MOVE NORTH TO CANADA AND SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. FOLLOWING HER HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION, JUNE ENROLLED IN SECRETARIAL SCHOOL AND TOOK A JOB WITH CJOC RADIO WHILE THEY WERE BROADCASTING FROM THE MARQUIS HOTEL. IN 1939 SHE WAS ADMITTED AS A LICENTIATE OF THE ROYAL SCHOOLS OF MUSIC IN LONDON AS A MUSIC TEACHER AND BEGAN TEACHING PIANO LESSONS. SHE ALSO PLAYED THE ORGAN AT THE FIRST UNITED AND MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCHES. IN THEIR SPARE TIME, JAMES AND JUNE HELPED TO ESTABLISH THE LETHBRIDGE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY IN 1964. THEIR WORK IN THIS CAPACITY HELPED TO ESTABLISH STRICT HERITAGE LEGISLATION AND LED TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ALBERTA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY. JAMES WAS AN AVID STAMP COLLECTOR AND WAS INVITED TO SPEAK ABOUT THIS HOBBY. HE WAS ALSO ACTIVE IN THE CHURCH, SERVING ON THE COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS OF THE FIRST UNITED FOR 19 YEARS AND LATER AT MCKILLOP UNITED. BOTH JUNE AND JIM RECEIVED A NUMBER OF AWARDS THROUGH THE YEARS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: JAMES: 1953 QUEEN’S CORONATION MEDAL; 1967 CONFEDERATION MEDAL AND THE CANADIAN CHIEFS OF POLICE EXEMPLARY SERVICE MEDAL AND BAR; 1995 INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME OF LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR COLLEGE FOR HIS INVOLVEMENT IN ESTABLISHING THE PROVINCE’S FIRST POLICE TRAINING PROGRAM AT LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN 1968. JUNE: ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF ALBERTA DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD; ALBERTA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO HISTORICAL PRESERVATION; THE ALEX JOHNSTON AWARD OF MERIT FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. JAMES PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 87 ON MARCH 1, 1999. JUNE PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 10, 2005 AT THE AGE OF 89. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19870045001
Acquisition Date
1987-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CITY POLICE FORAGE CAP
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, PLASTIC, ALUMINIUM
Catalogue Number
P19770085001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CITY POLICE FORAGE CAP
Date
1970
Materials
NYLON, PLASTIC, ALUMINIUM
No. Pieces
1
Height
12.7
Description
CAP C/W HAT BADGE, PLASTIC BRIM, CHIN STRAP, 2 ALUMINIUM 3/4" BUTTONS. BLACK NYLON BAND EMBROIDERED WITH MAPLE LEAF DESIGN. INTERIOR, LEATHER SWEATBAND. PLASTIC "BONE" TO HOLD HAT SHAPE. BADGE IS 1906 COAT OF ARMS FOR CITY OF LETHBRIDGE, "POLICE LETHBRIDGE" IN BLUE LETTERS. BADGE IS SILVER. HAT IS NAVY BLUE WITH A BLACK BRIM. TAG ON RED LINER "STOKES CAP AND REGALIA LTD. DON MILLS, ONTARIO". SMALL WHITE BOW AT BACK OF INNER. 8.0CM (H) X 16CM (D).
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
MADE BY "STOKES CAP & REGALIA LTD. DON MILLS ONTARIO" CAP IS PART OF POLICE DRESS UNIFORM CA 1970.
Catalogue Number
P19770085001
Acquisition Date
1976-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, NICKEL, CORK
Catalogue Number
P19960112034
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC, NICKEL, CORK
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.6
Length
42
Width
2
Description
PLASTIC WHISTLE, PAINTED BLACK (APPEARS TO BE GREEN UNDERNEATH). NICKEL CHAIN WITH U-SHAPED HOOK AT END. CHAIN LINKS ARE FORMED BY TWO CIRCULAR LOOPS ATTACHED PERPENDICULAR TO ONE ANOTHER. BALL IN WHISTLE IS MADE OF CORK. PLASTIC IS SCRATCHED AT EDGES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
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 AND DOES - THEREFORE - EXIST. 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
P19960112034
Acquisition Date
1996-08
Collection
Museum
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