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Other Name
SHILLELAGH
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19950068000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHILLELAGH
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
91.9
Width
6.1
Description
OAK WALKING STICK HAS NUMEROUS KNOBS ALONG STICK. IS COVERED IN A DARK FINISH. TOP IS SLIGHT "T" SHAPE WITH ONE SIDE BEING LONGER THAN THE OTHER. BOTTOM HAS RED RUBBER SUPPORT THAT READS "DAVOL 2913-5/8" AROUND BOTTOM. ON UNDERSIDE OF BASE HAS HALF CIRCLE DEPRESSIONS THAT READ "17" IN MIDDLE. HAS VERTICAL PARALLEL RAISED LINES ON RUBBER STOPPER. IS WHITE RESIDUE AROUND STOPPER AND BOTTOM KNARLS AND KNOBS. FINISH AND TOP LAYER OF BARK ARE PEELING OFF BOTTOM OF STICK. WOOD IS CRACKED IN PLACES.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELIEVED THAT ED SHARON (RELATED TO NICHOLAS SHERAN?) BROUGHT THE STICK FROM IRELAND. HE GAVE IT TO PETE ORME WHO DELIVERED WATER TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE NO. 3 AREA OF NORTH LETHBRIDGE. THE ARTIFACT WAS THEN GIVEN TO THE DONOR'S FATHER, JOHN BERTE OWNER OF BERTE'S GROCERY STORE FROM 1907-1942. THE STICK REMAINED IN BERTE'S HOME IN WHICH THE DONOR WAS BORN AND STILL REMAINS. SEE ATTACHED PHOTO OF PETE ORME, NICKNAMED COCA-COLA PETE. SEE COLLECTION REPORT FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MR. ORME. SHILLELAGH WAS TRADITIONALLY A CUDGEL MADE OF BLACK OAK.
Catalogue Number
P19950068000
Acquisition Date
1995-09
Collection
Museum
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