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Other Name
HANDGUN CONVERSION BARREL W/ CASE, “SIMUNITION”
Date Range From
1999
Date Range To
2009
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, CARDBOARD, FOAM
Catalogue Number
P20100050004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HANDGUN CONVERSION BARREL W/ CASE, “SIMUNITION”
Date Range From
1999
Date Range To
2009
Materials
STEEL, CARDBOARD, FOAM
No. Pieces
5
Height
3.25
Length
19
Width
9.25
Description
.A – RECTANGULAR CARDBOARD LID, PRINTED IN BLACK, WHITE AND RED. TEXT ALONG THE TOP READS “SIMUNITION – DIVISION OF SNC INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES INC. – CONVERSION KIT S&W 594X SERIE – FOR USE IN MILITARY/LAW ENFORCEMENT – TRAINING UNDER DIRECTION OF QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR – CQT FX”. “UBJ 9746” IS WRITTEN ON TOP IN BLACK PEN. EDGES OF LID HAVE MINOR WEAR. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. 3.25 X 19 X 9.25 .B – RECTUANGULAR SHEET OF GREY FOAM, WITH SEMI-CIRCLE SHAPE CUT INTO ONE LONG EDGE. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. 1 X 18 X 8.5 .C – HOLLOW STEEL CYLINDER, TAPERED AT ONE END WITH A MOLDED TRIANGULAR SHAPE AT THE OPPOSITE END. STAMPED WITH TEXT READING “S&W 594X SNCSC 0392-06 – WARNING: FX AND CQT AMMO ONLY – NO STD AMMO”. MINOR OXIDATION ON STEEL; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. 2 X 11.5 X 2.25 .D – RECTANGULAR CARDBOARD BOX BASE WITH FOAM-LINED INSIDE. FOAM HAS RECESSED CAVITY RESEMBLING THE IRREGULAR SHAPE OF .C. OUTSIDE OF BOX IS WORN ALONG BOTTOM AND HAS BROWN STAIN ON ONE SIDE. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. 3.5 X 18.5 X 9
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
THIS SIMUNITION BARREL CONVERSION KIT WAS USED BY THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL POLICE TACTICAL UNIT DURING TRAINING PROCEDURES. SERGEANT GEORGE CARSCADDEN, WHO SERVED WITH THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL POLICE TACTICAL UNIT FROM 1999 TO 2012, DESCRIBED THE USE OF THIS BARREL CONVERTER AS SUCH: “THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN BOUGHT FOR THE TEAM EARLIER ON WHEN THEY HAD SMITH AND WESSON [PISTOLS]… [SIMUNITION IS] A PAINT PELLET ROUND, BUT SMALLER, AND FITS INTO YOUR PISTOL AND OPERATES SIMILAR LIKE A BULLET WOULD. IT MAKES A SOUND, AND EJECTS THE ROUND, AND FIRES A PAINT PELLET PROJECTILE [THAT] LEAVES A RED OR BLUE MARKING ON THE INDIVIDUAL TO INDICATE WHERE YOU WERE HIT. THAT WAY IT MAKES IT MORE REALISTIC WHEN DEALING WITH DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCENARIOS FOR THE OFFICERS AND FOR THE BAD GUYS [KNOWN AS QUARRY IN TRAINING PROCEDURES]. AS WE GOT MORE OF THESE [SIMUNITION CONVERTERS], WE WOULD THEN GIVE SIMUNITION TO THE BAD GUYS. AT THE BEGINNING, IT WAS US, THE TACTICAL TEAM OPERATORS, THAT WOULD HAVE THEM, AND THE QUARRIES WOULD NOT… IT WAS GOOD FOR [QUARRIES] TO HAVE IT, BECAUSE IT SHOWS THAT THE OFFICER MAY HAVE… TO GET OUT OF THE WAY AS WELL, SO IT IS REALLY GOOD ADVANCED TRAINING FOR TEACHING [OFFICERS] HIGHER LEVEL SKILL… A PERSON [WHO IS] RUNNING AROUND, OR MOVING, TO BE ABLE TO SHOOT THEM – THIS SHOWS THAT IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO DO THAT. IT’S A GREAT ADVANCEMENT IN TRAINING.” ON JULY 28, 2015 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED SGT. CARSCADDEN ABOUT HIS SERVICE WITH THE LRPS TACTICAL UNIT. CARSCADDEN SAID: “FIRST OF ALL, I JUST WENT AS A QUARRY… ALL DIFFERENT SPECIALTY UNITS THAT HAVE SOME KIND OF TACTICAL SCENARIO LIKE TO HAVE QUARRIES TO [HELP TRAIN THEM] TO DO THEIR JOB BETTER, SO I THOUGHT ‘I’LL GO WORK AS A QUARRY TO SHOW THEM I’M INTERESTED’. A QUARRY IS GENERALLY A BAD GUY – YOU PRETEND YOU’RE HIDING, OR MOVING OR YELLING OR RUNNING AWAY AND TRYING TO EVADE THEM, AND THEY ARE TRYING TO CAPTURE YOU… IT TOOK A COUPLE OF YEARS, BUT I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH… IN THE MOVEMENT OF THE TEAM THAT THERE WERE [POSITIONS OPEN]… THERE IS A PHYSICAL, AND INTERVIEW, SOME TESTS… I WENT THROUGH AND STUDIED, AND DID THE BEST THAT I COULD… MAKING SURE YOU ARE IN GOOD PHYSICAL SHAPE BECAUSE YOU ARE CARRYING AN EXTRA 50 POUNDS OF GEAR… THAT’S JUST THE GEAR THAT YOU ARE CARRYING ON YOURSELF, NOT A RAM OR DIFFERENT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT THAT YOU MIGHT BE MOVING INTO PLACE FOR DIFFERENT TACTICS… I WAS AROUND 35 [YEARS OLD]. I WAS AN OLDER GUY APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION, BUT I WAS IN GOOD SHAPE AND HAD SOME GOOD EXPERIENCES THAT MADE ME COMPETITIVE, SO I DON’T THINK YOUR AGE TAKES YOU OUT OF THE EQUATION IF YOU ARE REALLY DETERMINED.” CARSCADDEN CONTINUED: “I’VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT POSITIONS WITHIN [THE TACTICAL] UNIT… I STARTED OFF AS AN ASSAULTER… THE PERSON WHO CARRIES ALL THE GEAR, SO YOU’RE IN THE BACK… THE LAST PERSON THAT COMES IN. IT’S A GOOD POSITION TO START OFF WITH. IT MAKES IT SAFER FOR WHEN YOU’RE GOING INTO THESE HIGH-RISK ENVIRONMENTS… FROM THERE I WAS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE OBSERVER, THEN A SNIPER, THEN FROM THERE… A BREECHER. SO YOU ARE BREECHING DOORS AND WINDOWS. [THEN] I WENT TO THE FRONT OF THE TACTICAL LINE-UP, WHICH IS THE SCOUT… THEN THE LAST SIX YEARS THAT I WAS ON THE TACTICAL TEAM, I WAS THE PERSON IN CHARGE, THE TEAM LEADER… AND I WAS RUNNING OPERATIONS IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR CANINE UNIT AND OUR EXPLOSIVES DISPOSAL UNIT… THE TRAINING IS REALLY GOOD. [THE TEAM] TRAINS EVERY TWO WEEKS, AND DO LOTS OF MOVEMENTS AND SHOOTING AND TACTICS. IT’S A PERISHABLE SKILL, THAT IF YOU DON’T REPEAT AND PRACTICE IT ALL THE TIME, IT DIMINISHES… PRACTICE IS IMPORTANT. IT ALLOWS YOU TO BE BETTER AT YOUR GAME... YOU NEED TO HAVE A MINDSET [OF] BEING NOT ONLY PHYSICALLY TOUGH, BUT MENTALLY TOUGH, WHEN YOU DEAL WITH THINGS IN A HIGH-RISK ENVIRONMENT… YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF DRIVE TO GET YOU THROUGH THINGS.” CARSCADDEN CONCLUDED: “ONE OF THE THINGS I’M PROUD OF ON THE TACTICAL SIDE IS THAT I WAS THE OFFICER WHO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BRINGING LESS LETHAL CAPABILITY TO THE TEAM… [WE] MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN SAVING SOMEBODY’S LIFE. WE HELP THEM THROUGH THAT TIME OF NEED… WE HAVE ESTABLISHED WHERE, IN THE PAST IF THAT PERSON COULD HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN SHOT AND INJURED, IF NOT FATALLY SHOT, THAT PERSON NOW CAN BE DEALT WITH A LESS LETHAL MEANS… WE ARE ABLE TO RESTRAIN, ARREST, WITH THESE LESS LETHAL CAPABILITIES. THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE FOR THEM… THE EXPERIENCES THAT I HAD IN PEEL [SHOWED ME LESS LETHAL CAPABILITIES] IN OPERATION AND HOW IT WORKED… THEY WERE ONE OF THE FIRST SERVICES IN CANADA TO HAVE THE RUBBER BULLET… WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING AT DIFFERENT TACTICS AND HOW YOU CAN DO IT BETTER, THAT WAS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I RECOGNIZED, THAT [LETHBRIDGE] COULD BRING THIS ON. IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR OUR TEAM AND OUR COMMUNITY: AS OPPOSED TO SHOOTING SOMEBODY AND STOPPING THEM THAT WAY, WE COULD USE THE [RUBBER BULLET] OR BEANBAG ROUND AND THAT WOULD BE ABLE TO HELP STOP THESE PEOPLE [BUT] SAVE THEIR LIVES… IT REALLY OPENS PEOPLE’S EYES WHEN THEY SEE THAT THERE’S A LOT OF OTHER RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO PUT IN PLACE FOR DIFFERENT TACTICS. AND WHEN PEOPLE SEE THERE’S ANOTHER WAY OF DOING BUSINESS, IT’S HELPFUL FOR US TO PROGRESS AND PUSH FORWARD… THESE PIECES OF EQUIPMENT ARE HERE TO ALLOW US TO KEEP THINGS CONTROLLED AND TO MAKE US DO OUR JOB BETTER… I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE INVOLVED WITH A VERY SPECIALIZED UNIT AND I’M VERY PROUD OF IT.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT.
Catalogue Number
P20100050004
Acquisition Date
2010-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CANADIAN MILITARY
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1918
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19683053000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANADIAN MILITARY
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1918
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
122
Width
8.6
Description
DESIGNED TO HOLD 50, .303 CARTRIDGES. STAMPED "H. LAMONTAGNE, CON MONTREAL, CANADA" LEATHER WITH BRASS RIVET STUDS. BACKSIDE HAS STAMPED IN RED "4297" AND WRITTEN IN BLACK IN "440-S17".
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONOR CLAIMS BANDOLIER OWNED BY GENERAL J.B. MARION OF MONTANA NATIONAL GUARD THESE BANDOLIERS WERE INTRODUCED IN 1895, WHEN THE CANADIAN GOV'T ADOPTED THE LEE-METFORD RIFLE. THEY WERE DESIGNED TO BE USED EXCLUSIVELY BY MOUNTED TROOPS. EA. BANDOLIER CARRIED BRITISH .303 CALIBRE AMMUNITION. THEY WERE CARRIED BY CANADIAN CALVARY UNITS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR & WORLD WAR 1. SOME UNITS WERE STILL CARRYING THEM IN THE LATE 1930'S. SEE ALSO P19683050000 -P19683052000-GA & P19683054000-GA FOR RELATED ARTIFACTS FROM DONOR.
Catalogue Number
P19683053000
Acquisition Date
1968-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
MILITARY PANTS BELT
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19960029011
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILITARY PANTS BELT
Date
1943
Materials
COTTON, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
107
Width
3.8
Description
SIMPLE LIGHT GREEN CANVAS BELT WITH RECTANGULAR STEEL BUCKLE FRAME AND STEEL TAB END. TAB HAS TWO HOLES WITH EYELETS IN IT AND BOTH TAB AND BUCKLE FRAME HAVE BEEN PAINTED OLIVE DRAB. PAINT IS WORN ON BOTH. STAMPED IN BLACK INK IS A LARGE "L" AND "???? LTD. 19?3". BELT HAS DIRT STAINS GROUND IN.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20030048000 AND ITS RECORD'S PERMANENT FILE. DONOR'S HUSBAND, JOSEPH WRIGHT HUNT, ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN MILITARY IN JUNE OF 1943 AND SERVED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND CONTINENTAL EUROPE. HE WAS DISCHARGED APRIL 5, 1946 WITH POST-WAR DEMOBILIZATION. THIS UNIFORM BELONGED TO HIM. MR. HUNT WAS FROM EASTEND, SASKATCHEWAN. TO VIEW COPIES OF DISCHARGE PAPERS SEE PERMANENT RECORD. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF SUSPENDERS DONATED BY AGNES HUNT. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE FINDAGRAVE.COM JOSEPH WRIGHT HUNT WAS BORN IN BEETON, ON ON DECEMBER 26, 1908, TO HARRY AND HARRIET (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) HUNT. HE WAS RAISED IN FOREMOST, AB. ON JULY 3, 1941, HE MARRIED AGNES ACKERMAN. HE ENLISTED IN WWII IN 1943 AND WAS DISCHARGED IN 1946. JOSEPH PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 1996 AT THE AGE OF 87. AGNES HUNT (NEE ACKERMAN) WAS BORN IN 1919 AND PASSED AWAY IN 2004. JOSEPH AND AGNES ARE BOTH BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19960029011
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, BRASS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19960029009
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Material Type
Artifact
Date
1945
Materials
COTTON, BRASS, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
125
Width
5.7
Description
LIGHT GREEN RECTANGULAR CANVAS BELT. BELT HAS BRASS BUCKLE CLASPS AT BOTH END WHICH ARE LOOPED INSIDE OF BELT. EACH END HAS NARROW CANVAS LOOP THAT HOLDS FOLDED END IN PLACE. IT IS MOVABLE TO ADJUST BELT LENGTH. AT MIDDLE BACK OF BELT ARE TWO CANVAS LOOPS WITH SQUARE STEEL BUCKLE FRAMES. STAMPED IN BLACK INK ON INSIDE OF BELT IS "AA 0227", "196" BENEATH AN UPWARD POINTED ARROW, L INSIDE A SQUARE AND "S.N.L. 1945" WITH ANOTHER UPWARD POINTED ARROW TO ITS RIGHT.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20030048000 AND ITS RECORD'S PERMANENT FILE. DONOR'S HUSBAND, JOSEPH WRIGHT HUNT, ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN MILITARY IN JUNE OF 1943 AND SERVED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND CONTINENTAL EUROPE. HE WAS DISCHARGED APRIL 5, 1946 WITH POST-WAR DEMOBILIZATION. THIS UNIFORM BELONGED TO HIM. MR. HUNT WAS FROM EASTEND, SASKATCHEWAN. TO VIEW COPIES OF DISCHARGE PAPERS SEE PERMANENT RECORD. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF SUSPENDERS DONATED BY AGNES HUNT. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE FINDAGRAVE.COM JOSEPH WRIGHT HUNT WAS BORN IN BEETON, ON ON DECEMBER 26, 1908, TO HARRY AND HARRIET (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) HUNT. HE WAS RAISED IN FOREMOST, AB. ON JULY 3, 1941, HE MARRIED AGNES ACKERMAN. HE ENLISTED IN WWII IN 1943 AND WAS DISCHARGED IN 1946. JOSEPH PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 1996 AT THE AGE OF 87. AGNES HUNT (NEE ACKERMAN) WAS BORN IN 1919 AND PASSED AWAY IN 2004. JOSEPH AND AGNES ARE BOTH BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19960029009
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19960029010
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Material Type
Artifact
Date
1942
1943
Materials
COTTON, BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Length
77.0
Width
6.0
Description
1. EQUIPMENT BELT: BELT IS MADE UP OF TWO LENGTHS OF CANVAS WEBBING FIXED TO CENTRAL BRASS JOINT. BRASS JOINT HAS TWO LOOPED SIDES AND BENT OVER END. THE TWO LOOPED SIDES ARE ADJACENT THUS CREATING A RIGHT ANGLE WHEN BELTS ARE ATTACHED. ON BELT IS 40CM (L) X 5CM (W) WITH BRASS TAB END THAT HAS TWO HOLES. END WITHOUT TAB HAS TRIANGULAR SHAPE AND SHORT CANVAS LOOP SEWN TO IT WHICH LOOPS TO BRASS JOINT. BELT ALSO HAS RECTANGULAR BRASS BUCKLE FRAME. INSIDE OF BELT HAS PURPLE INK STAMP WHICH IS MOSTLY ILLEGIBLE EXCEPT FOR "1943" AND AN ARROW POINTING UP. ATTACHED TO OTHER SIDE OF BRASS JOINT IS NARROW CANVAS STRAP 34CM LONG WITH BRASS END TAB. THIS STRAP IS THREADED THROUGH SQUARE BRASS BUCKLE FRAME WHICH IS ATTACHED TO SECOND STRAP 75CM LONG, ALSO WITH BRASS END TAB. 2. EQUIPMENT BELT: IDENTICAL IN SHAPE AND SIZE TO (1.). THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THE STAMPING ON INSIDE OF THICKER BELT. THIS ONE READS "P.S.S. 1942" WITH AN UPWARD POINTING ARROW BETWEEN AND "180" UNDERNEATH ANOTHER ARROW.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20030048000 AND ITS RECORD'S PERMANENT FILE. DONOR'S HUSBAND, JOSEPH WRIGHT HUNT, ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN MILITARY IN JUNE OF 1943 AND SERVED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND CONTINENTAL EUROPE. HE WAS DISCHARGED APRIL 5, 1946 WITH POST-WAR DEMOBILIZATION. THIS UNIFORM BELONGED TO HIM. MR. HUNT WAS FROM EASTEND, SASKATCHEWAN. TO VIEW COPIES OF DISCHARGE PAPERS SEE PERMANENT RECORD. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF SUSPENDERS DONATED BY AGNES HUNT. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE FINDAGRAVE.COM JOSEPH WRIGHT HUNT WAS BORN IN BEETON, ON ON DECEMBER 26, 1908, TO HARRY AND HARRIET (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) HUNT. HE WAS RAISED IN FOREMOST, AB. ON JULY 3, 1941, HE MARRIED AGNES ACKERMAN. HE ENLISTED IN WWII IN 1943 AND WAS DISCHARGED IN 1946. JOSEPH PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 1996 AT THE AGE OF 87. AGNES HUNT (NEE ACKERMAN) WAS BORN IN 1919 AND PASSED AWAY IN 2004. JOSEPH AND AGNES ARE BOTH BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19960029010
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1951
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, BRONZE
Catalogue Number
P20180026000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1951
Materials
LEATHER, BRONZE
No. Pieces
1
Length
76
Width
2
Description
DOUBLE-BUCKLED BROWN LEATHER BELT, FLOWER IN CENTER WITH FILIGREE DESIGN. TWO BUCKLES STAMPED “SOLID BRONZE.” 38 CM FROM BUCKLE TO BUCKLE ON ONE SIDE. BELT IS 2 CM IN WIDTH ON BACK AND MOST OF FRONT, FRONT CENTER DESIGN IS 7 CM AT WIDEST POINT. MINOR WEAR ON LEATHER AROUND BUCKLES FROM BENDING. FOUR BUCKLE HOLES ON EACH SIDE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ON NOVEMBER 28, 2018, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED MIRIAM SMITH REGARDING SMITH’S DONATION OF THE LEATHER BELT. THE BELT WAS GIVEN TO HER BY A RESEARCH STATION CO-WORKER NAMED ALEC JOHNSON, WHO DID LEATHER WORK. DURING THE INTERVIEW, SMITH EXPLAINED THAT SHE DID SECRETARIAL WORK AT THE RESEARCH STATION, IN THE LATE 1940S TO EARLY 1950S, BEFORE SHE GOT MARRIED. SHE REMEMBERS JOHNSON FROM HER TIME THERE: “[AS] A TALL GOOD LOOKING RED HEADED FELLOW AND I USED TO THINK HE WAS PRETTY CUTE BUT ANYWAYS HE MADE ME THIS BELT.” SMITH SPOKE ABOUT THE TIMELINE OF JOHNSON MAKING THE BELT: “IT WOULD HAVE TO BE ’50, ’51 IN THAT AREA THERE BUT HE WAS DOING TOOL LEATHER AND IT WAS REALLY VERY NICE AND HE SHOWED ME AND I ASKED IF HE’D MAKE ME A BELT AND HE DID. HE DIDN’T EVEN CHARGE ME FOR IT.” SMITH SPOKE ABOUT HER WEAR OF THE BELT DURING THE INTERVIEW: “I WORE IT QUITE A LOT A LONG TIME AGO BUT BELTS USED TO BE THE IN THING BUT I DON’T, I DON’T, I GOT A DRAWER FULL OF BELTS AND I DON’T WEAR THEM.” DESPITE HER MORE RECENT INFREQUENT USAGE OF THE BELT, SMITH STATED THAT SHE KEPT IT BECAUSE SHE “JUST ALWAYS TREASURED IT BECAUSE IT WAS MADE FOR ME.”
Catalogue Number
P20180026000
Acquisition Date
2018-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970106008
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1945
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.4
Length
46.6
Width
5.7
Description
SERIES OF STEEL BRACKETS FOR AMMUNITION, LINKED INTO BAND 2.6CM W. EACH PIECE HAS EITHER "MSB1" OR "PBB1" ON SIDE. SHAPED TO HOLD BRASS BULLET SHELLS. BASE OF SHELLS STAMPED EITHER "DA 1942 VII"; "DC G IV Z 1942"; OR "DA 1943 VII", ALL WITH "C" ENCIRCLING ARROW. CORROSION ON SOME OF BRASS CASINGS.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, HERBERT T. HACKER. BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1910; MARRIED LINDA (NIEMAN) IN 1940. LIVED IN NEW WESTMINSTER WHEN SECOND WORLD WAR BROKE OUT. ENLISTED IN WEST COAST WESTMINSTER MOBILE REGIMENT AS AIR RAID WARDEN, THEN IN SEAFORTH REGIMENT. SENT OVERSEAS AND SERVED IN THE NETHERLANDS. WAS INJURED AND TRANSFERRED TO CALGARY HIGHLANDERS REGIMENT, 2ND DIVISION. LATER RECLASSIFIED AS ARMY OF OCCUPATION IN GERMANY 3RD DIVISION (1945). RETURNED HOME IN 1945 AND DISCHARGED IN 1946 AFTER RECOVERING FROM JAUNDIS. WORKED AT LETHBRIDGE IRONWORKS UNTIL RETIRING IN 1978. PASSED AWAY IN 1992 AT AGE 82. HAD FOUR CHILDREN: DONNA, THOMAS, JANICE, AND HEATHER.
Catalogue Number
P19970106008
Acquisition Date
1998-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BANDOLIER BELT
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1946
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, ELASTIC, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990020006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BANDOLIER BELT
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1946
Materials
CANVAS, ELASTIC, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.7
Length
80.2
Width
5.9
Description
OLIVE DRAB. ABOUT 2/3 OF BELT HAS A WIDE GREEN ELASTIC SEWN DOWN TO BELT ABOUT EVERY INCH TO FORM COMPARTMENTS FOR AMMUNITION. A PIECE OF STEEL SERVES FOR ADJUSTING THE BELT. THERE IS A STEEL PIECE AT EACH END OF THE BELT THAT SERVES AS A BUCKLE; THESE PIECES ARE SLIGHTLY RUSTED. THE NUMBER "97" IS WRITTEN FAINTLY ON BACK OF BELT.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
SEE P19990020001-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF BOXER SHORTS DONATED BY THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, BRANCH #4. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ALLAN MCKAGUE WAS BORN IN WEYBURN, SK ON JANUARY 4, 1919, THE SON OF LAWSON AND BEATRICE MCKAGUE (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ON MAY 10, 1942, HE WAS MARRIED TO HIS CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART NORMA DAHL AND THE COUPLE CELEBRATED THEIR 63RD ANNIVERSARY IN 2005. ACCORDING TO ALLAN’S OBITUARY, HE “TRAINED AS AN AIRCRAFT MECHANIC IN BURBANK, CA MOVING TO VANCOUVER TO WORK FOR BOEING AIRCRAFT. HE LATER SERVED IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY AT BOTH PETAWAWA AND KINGSTON, ON PRIOR TO BEING DEPLOYED TO LONDON, ENGLAND. AFTER THE WAR ALLAN WORKED IN MCKAGUE’S GENERAL STORE IN VICEROY, SK AND LATER FOR CONFEDERATION LINE.” ALLAN AND NORMA MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1972, WHERE ALLAN WORKED AT BENY’S CHEV OLDS UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1984. ALLAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 87 ON MARCH 6, 2006. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19990020006
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
U.S. MILITARY
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS, GOLD WIRE
Catalogue Number
P19683052000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
U.S. MILITARY
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS, GOLD WIRE
No. Pieces
1
Width
4.1
Description
RED MORROCAN LEATHER, BRASS BUCKLE & GOLD WIRE. U.S. ARMY CREST ON BUCKLE. C/SHOULDER & SWORD SLING STRAPS. SIZE 42. HARNESS BUCKLES HAVE DIAGONAL STRIPES INSET. CLASPS HAVE LEAF & GROOVE PATTERNS. TONGUE HAS GOLD STAMP THAT READS THE ARMSTRONG-UNIFORM DETROIT MICH. GOLD WIRE IS FRAYING & MISSING IN PLACES ESPECIALLY ON EXCESS BELT BEHIND BUCKLE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
THIS IS A DRESS PATTERN SWORD BELT WITH 1851 PATTERN "TIFFANY" BUCKLE. BELT PATTERN IS CA. 1890, & COMMONLY WORN BY U.S. ARMY & NATIONAL GUARD STAFF OFFICERS FROM 1851 TO 1941. DONOR STATES: BELT OWNED BY GENERAL J.B. MARION OF MONTANA NATIONAL GUARD. SEE ALSO P19683050000- P19683051000-GA, AND P19683053000- P19683054000-GA FOR RELATED ARTIFACTS.
Catalogue Number
P19683052000
Acquisition Date
1968-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20030006000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date
1943
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
22.6
Length
71.2
Width
22.1
Description
RECTANGULAR STEEL BOX, PAINTED OLIVE GREEN. LID OPENS ON 2 HINGES AT BACK AND THERE ARE 2 LATCHES IN FRONT. IMPRESSED INTO TOP OF BOX IS "BSMS/1943 MINE AT MK V". STAMPED ON TOP OF BOX IN YELLOW IS "SPLY/MP/558". STAMPED ON FRONT AND BACK OF BOX IN YELLOW, IS "T.N.T. SERIES 42 BO/C 3/44" "5 MINES CONTACT A.T MK.V/HC" "FUZES NO3MKIA & COVERS" "FUZES LOT 929 SC/C 2/44". STAMPED ON SIDES OF BOX, IN YELLOW, IS "5 MINES A.T.MK.V/HC WITH FUZES". THERE IS ALSO A RED AND WHITE STICKER ON FRONT OF BOX THAT IS ILLEGIBLE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONOR'S FAMILY PURCHASED THEIR HOME, FROM R. DONALD LIVINGSTONE, AROUND 1945. BOX WAS IN HOME WHEN PURCHASED. R. DONALD LIVINGSTONE, SON OF ROBERT LIVINGSTONE, WAS A SIXTH GENERATION COAL MINER. GRADUATING WITH A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA IN 1939, WITH A MAJOR IN COAL MINING AND COAL PREPARATION, HE BECAME A FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE OF LETHBRIDGE COLLIERIES LTD. IN MAY OF THAT YEAR. HE WORKED UNDERGROUND IN GALT MINE NO. 8 FOR TWO YEARS BEFORE ENLISTING IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN ENGINEERS IN WORLD WAR II. HE SERVED WITH THE 6TH FIELD PARK COMPANY (SQUADRON) R.C.E. THROUGHOUT THE FIGHTING IN THE NORTHWESTERN EUROPE CAMPAIGN, DURING WHICH HE MADE CAPTAIN. FOR HIS SERVICE DURING THIS CAMPAIGN, THE BELGIUM GOVERNMENT AWARDED HIM THE CHEVALIER OF THE ORDER OF LEOPOLD II WITH PALM AND THE CROIX DE GUERRE 1940 WITH PALM. IN MARCH 1946 THE 6TH SQUADRON RETURNED FROM OVERSEAS TO LETHBRIDGE, AND IN APRIL THE UNIT WAS REACTIVATED AS THE 33RD FIELD PARK SQUADRON R.C.E., WITH MAJOR DON LIVINGSTONE AS COMMANDING OFFICER. RETURNING TO GALT MINE NO. 8 AFTER THE WAR, HE SUBSEQUENTLY BECAME CHIEF ENGINEER IN 1946, ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER IN 1953 AND GENERAL MANAGER IN 1957. IN DECEMBER OF 1956 MAJOR LIVINGSTONE WAS PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL AND PLACED IN COMMAND OF THE 8TH FIELD REGIMENT R.C.E., WITH SQUADRONS IN LETHBRIDGE, CALGARY, EDMONTON, KIMBERLEY, AND YELLOWKNIFE, AND HE HELD THIS POSITION FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS, UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE MILITARY IN 1960. AFTER GALT MINE NO. 10 CLOSED IN 1963, HE LED THE COAL EXPLORATION TEAM WHICH ESTABLISHED THE FORDING COAL MINE IN SOUTH-EASTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA BEFORE RETIRING AS GENERAL MANAGER IN JUNE 1973. (SEE ARCHIVES P20011091000 FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY/BIOGRAPHY OF R. DONALD LIVINGSTONE).
Catalogue Number
P20030006000
Acquisition Date
2003-07
Collection
Museum
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