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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19738158000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Length
23.8
Diameter
4.8
Description
8.7 CM DIA. (INNER RING). BIT IS MODIFIED BY USING LARGER INSIDE RINGS MODIFIED FOR ATTACHMENT OF EXTRA BRIDLE STRAPS. JOINTED AT CENTER OF BAR. SURFACE CORROSION. ONE INNER RING IS WARPED, PERHAPS FROM PHYSICAL STRESS. RINGS ARE WRAPPED ONTO THE BAR BIT.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
KNOWN AS A BEERY BIT ALSO A 4 RING WILSON BIT (MODIFIED). REF: EATON'S CATALOGUE 1901. & WESTERN HORSEMAN.
Catalogue Number
P19738158000
Acquisition Date
1973-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BOILER, BEEKEEPING
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1942
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COPPER
Catalogue Number
P20060005002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOILER, BEEKEEPING
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1942
Materials
COPPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
34.5
Diameter
25.5
Description
CURLING ROCK SHAPED BOILER WITH TWO COPPER TUBE HANDLES. CYLINDRICAL CONDENSER ATTACHMENT EXTENDS VIA TUBING FROM STILL, FEATURING GLD EMBOSSED LABEL, “SIEBEL’S ALCOHOL DETERMINATOR SIEBEL’S INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY”.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
THIS HANDMADE BOILER WAS MADE FOR USE IN ASSOCIATION WITH AN UNCAPPING KNIFE BY AN UNKNOWN BEEKEEPER. BEEKEEPERS USED SPECIALIZED, HEATED KNIVES SUCH AS P20060005003 TO MANUALLY REMOVE “CAPPINGS” FROM FRAMES WITHIN A BEE HIVE. CAPPINGS ARE THIN WAX SEALS WHICH THE BEES CREATE TO SEAL THEIR HONEY IN INDIVIDUAL STORAGE CELLS. THE UNCAPPING OPERATION IS THE FIRST STEP IN THE HONEY EXTRACTION PROCESS AND IS CARRIED OUT WITH GREATER EASE WITH A HEATED KNIFE. TODAY, BEEKEEPERS HAVE THE OPTION OF USING ELECTRIC KNIVES AS A SOURCE OF CONTINUOUS HEAT, BUT IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY, A SMALL BOILER AND CONDENSER, SUCH AS THIS ONE WERE USED FOR THE JOB. STEAM FROM THE BOILER WAS CHANNELED THROUGH A TUBE AND INTO THE KNIFE, HEATING THE KNIFE AS IT ENTERED AND EXITED. THIS KNIFE AND BOILER WERE LOCATED BY DONOR EMANUEL COHEN IN A LINE RIDERS’ SHACK DEEP IN THE LITTLE BOW RIVER VALLEY APPROXIMATELY TWENTY MILES EAST OF CARMANGAY. COHEN LOCATED THE ITEMS IN THE SHACK'S CRAWL SPACE VIA A SMALL HIDDEN TRAP DOOR. THE SHACK WAS ORIGINALLY CONSTRUCTED AS PART OF THE HISTORIC “O” CIRCLE RANCH. COHEN’S FATHER HYMAN COHEN BOUGHT SIXTEEN SECTIONS OF THE FORMER RANCH’S GRAZING LAND FROM THE ESTATE OF NELS SOKVITNEY IN 1941/42. TODAY, THE SITE OF THE SHACK IS UNDERWATER, LOCATED AT THE FOOT OF AN IRRIGATION DAM EAST OF LITTLE BOW PROVINCIAL PARK. OVER THE YEARS, COHEN TREATED THE OBJECTS AS THOUGH THEY WERE ASSOCIATED WITH AN ILLEGAL BOOTLEGGING/ MOONSHINE RELEVANCE, “SQUIRRELLING THE STILL AWAY SO IT WOULD NOT BE SEEN BY OTHER FOLKS”. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DONOR AND ITEM, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20060005002
Acquisition Date
2006-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HORSE CLIPPER
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, IRON, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738106000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HORSE CLIPPER
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
STEEL, IRON, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
96.5
Width
22.2
Description
"NO. 99" ON PLATE ON TOP OF GEAR BOX. "THE STEWART CLIPPER" PAINTED BLACK "THE STEWART CLIPPER, MADE BY CHICAGO FLEXIBLE SHAFT CO.". THIS IS ALSO EMBOSSED ON ONE SIDE OF THE GEAR BOX. FLEXIBLE SHAFT IS COMPOSED OF COILED METAL WRAPPED IN FABRIC. "NO. 99" WITH LOGO STAMPED ON HANDLE. MANY TEETH ON CLIPPERS ARE MISSING. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
MADE BY CHICAGO FLEXIBLE SHAFT CO. CHICAGO, U.S.A. REF: SEARS ROEBUCK CATALOG 1908.
Catalogue Number
P19738106000
Acquisition Date
1973-03
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, LEAD
Catalogue Number
P19652005000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
STEEL, LEAD
No. Pieces
1
Height
13.2
Length
10.5
Width
7.0
Description
ENGRAVED ON SIDE "FIRMANN BUILE 1" WITH SHIELD & OUTLINE OF A GOAT ON A ROCK OR MOUNTAIN PEAK. LEAD CLAPPER. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
REF: SEARS ROEBUCK CATALOG 1908.
Catalogue Number
P19652005000
Acquisition Date
1965-09
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, COPPER, PLATED STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19662205000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, COPPER, PLATED STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Length
14.0
Width
5.2
Description
HANDMADE BELL.CONSTRUCTED OF 2 PIECES. BRASS PLATED COPPER IS WELL-WORN; CRUDE WIRE AND SQUARE NUT CLAPPER. WORN AND SOILED LEATHER COLLAR. HEAVY STEEL BUCKLE SHOWING CORROSION
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
REF: SEARS ROEBUCK CATALOG 1908.
Catalogue Number
P19662205000
Acquisition Date
1966-12
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19640831000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
STEEL, LEATHER
No. Pieces
3
Height
49.5
Length
12.4
Width
9.5
Description
MOULDED STEEL BELL, DETACHABLE LEAD CLAPPER. RECTANGULAR MOUTH. WORN LEATHER COLLAR WITH STEEL ROLLER BUCKLE. LEATHER STRAP WITH COLLAR.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
"THE COWBELL WAS BROUGHT TO WESTERN CANADA FROM ONTARIO BY P.C. MCNALLY OF GOVENLOCK AND SHAUNAVON. IN THE EARLY DAYS THE COW BELL WAS HUNG AROUND THE NECK OF THE LEADING COW IN THE HERD. WHEN THEY WERE HIDDEN FROM VIEW IN A WOODED AREA OR BEHIND A HILL ALL ONE HAD TO DO WAS LISTEN FOR THE BELL". DONATED BY HIS BROTHER IN LAW.
Catalogue Number
P19640831000
Acquisition Date
1964-04
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, IRON
Catalogue Number
P19738806000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD, IRON
No. Pieces
1
Length
147.3
Diameter
3.2
Description
IRON CROOK, WOODEN HANDLE. BADLY WEATHERED. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE. CROOK MOVES; PLATING WORN. HANDLE SCRATCHED.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
DONOR IS THE DAUGHTER OF WALTER PALFREY (DIED JUNE 28/1973). HE CAME FROM GLOCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, TOWN OF TETBURY. HE ARRIVED IN CALGARY IN 1911 AND WORKED WITH HIS UNCLE AS A CARPENTER (TOOLS CAME WITH HIM FROM ENGLAND). HIS FATHER WAS A CARPENTER AND BLACKSMITH UNDER WHOM HE TRAINED. SAW FIRST CALGARY STAMPEDE IN 1912. CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1913, AND HOMESTEADED NORTH OF PICTURE BUTTE. BOUGHT THE PRESENT HOME FARM (80) ACRES. IN 1938, WALTER PALFREY ENTERED INTO A PARTNERSHIP WITH ROGER SALMONSON, TO OPERATE WALTER PALFREY'S 80 ACRE HOME FARM. ON HORNBY'S DEATH, SALMONSON AND WALTER PALFREY SOLD ONE QUARTER OF THE LAND TO SETTLE DEBTS. ROGER SALMONSON AND WALTER PALFREY ACQUIRED THAT QUARTER SECTION AT THAT TIME. THE FARM OPERATION CONTINUED UNTIL MR. PALFREY'S DEATH. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED AN ASHTRAY DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY ELINOR GLOVER. AS PART OF THE SURVEY PROCESS, PUNDYK CONTACTED GLOVER’S DAUGHTER DIANE GLOVER. NO ITEM SPECIFIC INFORMATION COULD BE ADDED TO THE ARTIFACT FILES. FURTHER ARCHIVAL RESEARCH WAS CONDUCTED REGARDING THE DONOR’S FAMILY, INCLUDING HER FATHER WILLIAM PALFREY, WHOSE NAME IS MENTIONED IN RELATION TO THE ARTIFACTS IN THE INITIAL RECORDS. PALFREY’S OBITUARY WAS PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON JULY 3, 1973. IT REITERATED MOST OF THE INFORMATION LISTED ABOVE, ADDING THAT HE WAS MARRIED TO ANNIE PALFREY. TOGETHER THEY HAD ONE DAUGHTER, ELINOR GLOVER (THE DONOR). HE PASSED AWAY IN EDMONTON AT THE AGE OF 81 YEARS. HIS HEADSTONE IN LETHBRIDGE’S MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY LISTS HIS YEAR OF BIRTH AS 1891. THE DONOR’S OBITUARY WAS FOUND PUBLISHED ONLINE IN THE EDMONTON JOURNAL. IT RECORDS THAT ELINOR KAY GLOVER (NEE PALFREY) WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 7, 1934. SHE MARRIED KENNETH GLOVER IN LETHBRIDGE IN AUGUST 1959, ACCORDING TO A LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON AUGUST 18, 1959. THE COUPLE HAD THREE CHILDREN: BRIAN, DIANE, AND KAREN. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738813000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD CLIPPINGS.
Catalogue Number
P19738806000
Acquisition Date
1973-08
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738355000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
22.8
Width
13.3
Description
3 BAR COMB WITH MANE COMB RIVETTED THROUGH HANDLE. WOOD BACKING, STEEL COMB PARTS. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
"MCKINNON ST. CATHERINES COLUMBUS ONT." STAMPED ON COMB. REF:SIMPSON'S CATALOG 1908.
Catalogue Number
P19738355000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FARRIER'S OR SHOEING
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738161000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FARRIER'S OR SHOEING
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.2
Length
23.4
Width
10.8
Description
"C.L.S.O." STAMPED ON SIDE OF HEAD. OAK HANDLE, STEEL HEAD. WORN YELLOW PAINT ON HEAD.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
Catalogue Number
P19738161000
Acquisition Date
1973-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HORSE HOBBLES
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAWHIDE
Catalogue Number
P19683135000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HORSE HOBBLES
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
RAWHIDE
No. Pieces
1
Length
51.4
Width
5.7
Description
TWISTED IN CENTRE, ONE END HAS RAWHIDE "BUCKLE". LEATHER IS HARD AND BRITTLE. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
Catalogue Number
P19683135000
Acquisition Date
1968-03
Collection
Museum
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