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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
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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
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Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1895
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN
Catalogue Number
P19738062000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1895
Materials
TIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.3
Diameter
3.8
Description
GREEN PAINTED LID, PRINTED ON LID, "PERCUSSION CAPS, CENTRAL FIRE SHEFFIELD, XL, FOIL LINED, WATERPROOF". BOX IS EMPTY. RUSTED SHUT. RUST HOLES IN BOTTOM. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
LEISURE
Catalogue Number
P19738062000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
INDIAN RIFLE CASE
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, FLANNEL, BEADWORK
Catalogue Number
P19738051000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
INDIAN RIFLE CASE
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BUCKSKIN, FLANNEL, BEADWORK
No. Pieces
1
Length
73.6
Width
15.2
Description
TRIMMED WITH RED FLANNEL. GEOMETRIC BEADWORK DESIGNS IN RED, GREEN, YELLOW, BLACK, BLUE AT TOP & TOE OF CASE. CASE EMBRITTLED. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DONOR ROBERT “BOB” GARDNER OF SALMON ARM, BC INFORMED MUSEUM TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN OF A FEW RIFLE CASE-RELATED MEMORIES BY PHONE ON 22 JUNE 2011. AT THE TIME OF THE CALL, MR. GARDNER WAS 84 YEARS OLD. MR. GARDNER CLAIMED THE RIFLE CASE WAS A GIFT FROM FAMILY FRIEND MS. JESSIE CONN. CONN WAS GARDNER’S MIDDLE-SCHOOL LCI TYPING TEACHER IN GRADES 9 & 10 (1937). HIS BEST GUESS WAS THAT THE CASE WAS RECEIVED FROM HER IN THE LATE 40S. WHEN ASKED HOW CONN CAME TO POSSESS THE CASE, GARDNER’S REPLY WAS TO SUPPOSE IT WAS FROM A “PIONEER”. AS HIS FAMILY’S FRIEND, CONN WAS AWARE OF HIS OWNERSHIP OF A .22 RIFLE AND GAVE IT TO HIM IN ORDER TO COVER IT. GARDNER NOTED, HOWEVER, THAT THE COVER “NEVER FIT PROPERLY” ON ACCOUNT THAT “THE REAR SIGHT WAS TOO HIGH”. REAL AND POTENTIAL DAMAGE POSED TO THE CASE, THEREFORE, MOVED GARDNER TO DONATE IT TO THE GALT MUSEUM. THE RIFLE WAS GIVEN IN RECENT DECADES (EARLY 90S) TO HIS DAUGHTER DAWN. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19651425000 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON JESSIE CONN.
Catalogue Number
P19738051000
Acquisition Date
1970-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SET
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19683049000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL, BRASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
110
Height
11.1
Length
28.0
Description
.1 ABOVE DIMENSIONS. STEEL, BRASS, WOOD. SIZE: 12 GAUGE. PAINTED BLACK. WOODEN HANDLES KEY ATTACHED CONSERVATION REPORT. .2 DECAPPER AND RAMMER TOOL (SET). 9.9 CM LTH X 1.6 CM DIA. HARDWOOD, STEEL.PIECE. SIZE: 12 GAUGE. .3 POWDER AND SHOT MEASURE (SET). 2.5 CM HT. X 12.7 CM LTH. X 1.6 CM DIA. SIZE: 2 1/2 DR. POWDER. "B.C.I. CO." ON BASE PAT FEB. 25, 1890". WOODEN HANDLE AND STEEL MEASURE. 20 GAUGE (?) .4 RAMMER TOOL (SET) 10.5 CM LTH. X 1.4 CM DIA. WOOD. SIZE 20 GAUGE. HANDMADE. .5 TIN-RIFLE POWDER (SET). 14.3 HT. X 9.7 CM WTH. X 4.4 CM LTH. TIN. "W.A. 30 CAL RIFLE SMOKELESS REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. DU PONT" ON FRONT. "E.1...PONT DE NEMORUS POWDER COMPANY MANU-FACTURES SMOKELESS POWDERS FOR ALL KINDS OF SHOTGUNS, RIFLES AND REVOLVERS"ON SIDE "W.A. 30 CAL." "SMOKELESS POWDER FOR USE IN HIGH POWER RIFLES WITH FULL SERVICE CHARGES ONLY. CARTRIDGE USES AND GRAINS BY WEIGHT ON BACK. E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS POWDERS COMPANY ESTABLISHED 1802 WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S.A." ON BACK. CAN BADLY DENTED. .6 TIN- "RIFLE GUNPOWDER" (SET). 13.6 CM HT. X 4 CM WTH. X 10.3 CM LTH. SIZE: FFG. USED FOR BLACK POWDER RIFLES. "KENTUCKY RIFLE GUN POWDER FF (MAN SHOOTING AND DOG DEPICTED). HAZARDVILLE, CON. HAZARD POWDER CO." ON FRONT. PAINTED ORANGE. NECK AND CAP MISSING. .7 POWDER AND SHOT FUNNEL (SET). 5.2 CM LTH. X .8 CM DIA. NICKEL PLATE. SIZE: 10 GAUGE. SLIGHTLY DENTED. .8 RECAPPER TOY (SET). 11.7 CM LTH. CAST, STEEL. 1 PIECE. SIZE: 12 GAUGE. PAINTED BLACK. HINGED END. PLIER. GRIP HANDLES. KEY: ATTACHED CON. REPORT. .9 CAPPING TOOL BASE (SET). 3.2 CM HT. X 3.5 CM DIA. HARDWOOD. 12 GAUGE. .10 RING SHELL EXTRACTORS (SET). STEEL. 2 PCES. SIZE: 12 GAUGE. "12" ON INSIDE OF EACH. .11 PIN FIRE PAPER SHOT GUN SHELLS. 6.4 CM LTH. X 1.6 CM DIA. CARDBOARD, BRASS. 99 PCES. SIZE: 20 GAUGE. 99 SHELLS. BRASS BOTTOM PRIMERS MAY BE LIVE- CAUTION STAMPED ON BOTTOM OF BASE "ELEY NO. 20 LONDON". ONE HANDLE HAS A HINGED ARM. THUMB SCREW ATTACHED TO FRAME. WOODEN HANDLE AND CALIBRATED METAL CYLINDRICAL HEAD.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
.1 PAPE SHELL CRIMPER SET. USED FOR CRIMPING THE ENDS OF SHOT GREEN SHELLS. .2 USED WITH A BASE TO DECAP SHOTGUN SHELLS AND RAM RODS. .3 USED TO MEASURE SHOT AND POWDER FOR RELOADING SHOTGUN SHELLS. .4 USED FOR RAMMING WADS. .5 USED TO HOLD SMOKELESS RIFLE POWDER. .7 USED FOR LOADING POWDER AND SHOT GUN SHELLS. .8 USED FOR SETTING PRIMERS IN STORE LOADED SHOT GUN SHELLS. .9 USED WITH CAPPER AND RAMMER TOOL. .10 USED PULLING HARD EXTRACTION SHOT GUNS SHELLS FROM SHOT GUNS. .11 A PINFIRE SHELL HAS ITS OWN FIRING PIN.
Catalogue Number
P19683049000
Acquisition Date
1968-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19683035000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
6
Description
.1 11.4 CM HT. X 26.7 CM LTH. STEEL, WOOD, BRASS. 2 HANDLES. USED FOR CRIMPING THE ENDS OF SHOT GUN SHELLS. PAINTED BLACK. THUMB SCREW CLAMP. .2 RECAPPER TOOL (SET). 10.8 CM LTH. PAINTED BLACK. USED FOR SETTING INTO RELOAD SHOT GUN SHELLS. PAINT WORN. HOLLOW BACKED HANDLES. HINGED. BLACK PAINT WORN. .3 POWDER AND SHOT FUNNEL (SET). 6.6 CM LTH. X 2.1 CM DIA. NICKEL PLATE. SIZE: 10 GAUGE. HOLLOW BACKED HANDLES. HINGED. BLACK PAINT WORN, SLIGHTLY DENTED. USED FOR LOADING POWDER AND SHOT INTO SHOT GUN SHELLS. CYLINDRICAL METAL TUBE WITH 1 FLARED LIP. .4 RAMMER TOOL (SET). 10.2 CM LTH. X 1.4 CM DIA. WOOD, STEEL. USED FOR RAMMING WADS. CYLINDRICAL PIECE OF WOOD WITH STEEL ROD PROTRUDING FROM 1 END. .5 POWDER AND SHOT MEASURE (SET). 2.9 CM HT. X 12.1 CM LTH. X 1.5 CM DIA. STEEL, WOOD. SIZE: 56.7 G. WOODEN HANDLE, STEEL MEASURE. USED TO MEASURE SHOT AND POWDER FOR RELOADING SHOT GUN SHELLS. GRADUATED IN DRAMS FROM 2 1/2-4 1/4 IN OZS. FROM 1 TO 1 7/8. .6 RELOADING TOOL (SET). 8.4 CM LTH. X 1.9 CM DIA. STEEL. USED FOR A CUTTING TOOL. ONE END SHOWS EVIDENCE OF BEING POUNDED, THE OTHER IS SHARP. BODY IS CRACKED. STAMP MARKING ON BODY "...".
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
REF:MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG. 1894
Catalogue Number
P19683035000
Acquisition Date
1968-02
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1905
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, COTTON CLOTH, GLASS BEADS
Catalogue Number
P19693938000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1905
Materials
BUCKSKIN, COTTON CLOTH, GLASS BEADS
No. Pieces
1
Length
70
Width
16.5
Description
TRIANGULAR SHAPE, GEOMETRIC BEADWORK, BUCKSKIN FRINGE. BEADS ARE BLUE, WHITE, AMBER, GREEN, RED, & YELLOW. BACKING IS FLORAL PRINT COTTON CLOTH. BEADING IS DONE WITH A LAZY STITCH.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
ATTRIBUTION MAY BE BLACKFOOT OR SIOUX. USE MAY BE EITHER AS A DECORATIVE BREAST PIECE FOR COSTUME, OR AS A TOMAHAWK DROP. STYLE & DESIGN WOULD SUGGEST THE LATTER USE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19693938000
Acquisition Date
1969-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19694684000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.1
Length
20.6
Description
SIZE: .32 CAL.#32-1?5" STAMPED ON HANDLE. "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REP. ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A"., STAMPED ON HEAD. USED FOR MOULDING SINGLE .32 CAL LEAD BULLETS. ACTUAL BULLET DIA. .7 CM SWING GATE ON TOP OF MOLD HEAD.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
LEISURE
History
DONOR STATES: "THIS IS THE MOLD THAT KOOTENAI BROWN MADE ALL HIS BULLETS WITH IN THE LATTER 1800'S AND EARLY 1900'S." **** ON 6 NOVEMBER 2012, THE GALT WAS CONTACTED BY A EDI-MAY SMITHIES OF VANCOUVER, B.C.. HER INTEREST WAS IN LOCATING A BULLET MOLD DONATED BY A FAMILY FRIEND, DELANCE STRATE. STRATE WAS FRIENDS WITH HER PATERNAL FAMILY OF WATERTON, THE ANNAND FAMILY, DATING BACK AS FAR AS THE 1920S. THE GRANDSON OF DELANCE STRATE, TOM DAVIDSON, TOLD SMITHIES THAT THE MOLD WAS GIVEN TO HIS GRANDFATHER BY “KOOTENAI” BROWN AND THAT HE BELIEVED HIS GRANDFATHER DONATED IT TO THE GALT MUSEUM. THE MOLD WAS FOUND IN THE COLLECTION, DONATED BY STRATE IN 1969, AND THE REQUEST FOR SERVICE FULFILLED. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MOLD’S DONOR DELANCE STRATE AND HIS RELATIONSHIP TO KOOTENAI BROWN AND THE ANNANDS, PLEASE SEE THE DONATION’S PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19694684000
Acquisition Date
1969-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738189000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.2
Length
21.5
Width
2.7
Description
SIZE: .44 W.C.F.. STAMPED ON HANDLE "44 WCF". USED FOR MOULDING SINGLE .44 CAL. LEAD BULLETS. SWING GATE ON TOP OF MOULD HEAD. SURFACE CORRODED.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
LEISURE
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894, PERHAPS USED EARLY AS 1866
Catalogue Number
P19738189000
Acquisition Date
1973-04
Collection
Museum
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