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Other Name
SNIDER-ENFIELD, MARK 1 (1864)
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WALNUT, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19640170000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SNIDER-ENFIELD, MARK 1 (1864)
Date
1864
Materials
WALNUT, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
48.3(BARREL)
Width
33.6
Description
ROMAN NUMERAL TWO WITH A STAR UNDERNEATH. CROWN SHAPE WITH THE LETTER "E" AND "3" BENEATH IT. "J.E." ON BREECH BLOCK SEEMS TO BE THE SERIAL NUMBER. THESE ABOVE NOTED OUTLINES ARE IMPRIMTED ON BREECH BLOCK. "CROWN" WITH AN ARROW THROUGH IT POINTING TO "1864 ENFIELD", AND "4" AND "13" ARE IMPRINTED ON RECEIVER PLATE. "E CROWN 42" ARE IMPRINTED ON TRIGGER GUARD. CALIBRE .577 ENFIELD. "31" "183" ON BUTT PLATE. BUTT STOCK SPLIT. HAS A FRONT SIGHT. CROWN VR AND "CROWN 15 ENFIELD" STAMPED ON BUTT STOCK.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
ENGLAND
Catalogue Number
P19640170000
Acquisition Date
1964-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SNIDER-ENFIELD MARK 1 (1860)
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, STEEL, WALNUT
Catalogue Number
P19640184000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SNIDER-ENFIELD MARK 1 (1860)
Date
1872
Materials
BRASS, STEEL, WALNUT
No. Pieces
1
Length
94.0
Width
4.8
Description
SERIAL #5331. DIAMOND OUTLINE WITH "DC" ON ONE SIDE OF BUTT. "R.M. ENFIELD" ON OTHER SIDE OF BUTT. "77" & "146" ON BRASS BUTT PLATE. SERIAL NUMBER ON BREECH BLOCK. "ECROWN 28", "CROWN VR & CROSS FLAGS P", "ROMAN NUMERAL 2 & STAR" ON BREECH.CROWN VR CROSS FLAGS P ON BARREL. UPWARD ARROW WD CROWN E42" ON BREECH. CROWN E31 ON BARREL. "UPWARD ARROW E 1" ON BREECH BLOCK. "1860 ENFIELD", CROWN DOWNWARD ARROW, "CROWN WR" ON RECEIVER PLATE. "E CROWN 29" ON BUTTPLATE. .577 SNIDER ENFIELD. MISSING FRONT SIGHT.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
GREAT BRITAIN. CONVERTED TO CARBINE FOR CADET USE, AND ISSUED TO CANADIAN TROOP. CITY OF LETHBRIDGE INVOICES FOR PURCHASE #3519 & 3874. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, A PORTION OF WHICH WERE DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. A NOTICE FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON APRIL 1, 1991 LISTS THE DONOR AS DECEASED. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN WAS NOT FOUND. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640184000-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF NOTICE. *UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY THAT INCLUDED A NUMBER OF BARBER-RELATED INSTRUMENTS DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. HIS FULL NAME WAS ROBERT ERNEST FAULDS. ATTEMPTS MADE TO MAKE CONTACT HIS NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. AN OBITUARY FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD FOR FAULDS STATES, “BORN, RAISED AND EDUCATED IN TABER, ALBERTA, BOB SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HIS LIFE IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED AS A BARBER AT WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP, LATER OWNING HIS OWN BUSINESS CALLED BOB’S BARBER SHOP.” JAMES AND HAROLD WESTBROOK WERE THE ORIGINAL PROPRIETORS OF THE WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP. IT OPENED IN 1917 IN THE BLENNER-HASSETT BLOCK AT 303 6TH STREET SOUTH (LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD, 21 JULY 1917). FURTHER RESEARCH INTO HIS BARBER CAREER FOUND A RETIREMENT NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD WHICH READS “R. E. FAULDS: I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT AFTER 48 YEARS OF BARBERING, I WILL BE RETIRING, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 1987.” IN ADDITION TO A SEPTEMBER 6, 1939 PUBLICATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES “… SOME TABER YOUNG MEN APPLIED [FOR THE WAR], AMONG THEM ROBT. FAULDS, JR., OLDEST SON OF THE LATE CHIEF FAULDS, WHO WEEKS AGO OPENED A NEW BARBER SHOP IN TOWN.” FAULDS’ OBITUARY STATES HE “MARRIED OLIVE CARDWELL [1916-2005] ON MARCH 4, 1942, AND TOGETHER THEY RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL HIS PASSING.” THEIR CHILDREN WERE ROBERT THOMAS AND PHILLIP RONALD. BOB FAULDS PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 73 YEARS. REFERENCE TO FAULDS’ DONATIONS TO THE MUSEUM WERE FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THERE WAS AN IMAGE PUBLISHED OF MUSEUM OFFICIALS ALONG WITH FAULDS TAKING DOWN HIS BARBER POLE FROM ITS 6TH STREET LOCATION (NOVEMBER 29, 1965). A LINE IN THE MARCH 9, 1964 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD READS, “FAULDS TURNED UP [AT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE MUSEUM] WITH TWO STRAIGHT RAZORS. THE SHAVERS ARE MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640121000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19640184000
Acquisition Date
1964-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SNIDER-ENFIELD MARK 1 (1862)
Date Range From
1866
Date Range To
1875
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19640185000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SNIDER-ENFIELD MARK 1 (1862)
Date Range From
1866
Date Range To
1875
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
96.0
Width
12.7
Description
S/N 329E CROWN 6 ON STOCK RING. CALIBRE .577 ENFIELD. "3B17 B CROWN TI" ON BARREL. ROMAN NUMERAL 2 & TWO STARS ON BREECH. "CROWN TI". "14B" TWICE ON BREECH BLOCK. "329", "B.S.A. CO." "E CROWN 28" ON TRIGGER GUARD. "Z CROWN 6", "4"27 "263" ON BUTT PLATE. "DIAMOND OUTLINE WITH DC IN MIDDLE" ON BUTT STOCK. HALF STOCK CARBINE. NO FRONT SIGHT. "ENFIELD 1862" STAMPED ON LOCK PLATE. REFER TO CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
ENGLAND. CONVERTED TO A CARBINE & USED BY DOMINION OF CANADA FOR TRAINEES. PURCHASED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE, INVOICES #3874 AND 3519. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, A PORTION OF WHICH WERE DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. A NOTICE FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON APRIL 1, 1991 LISTS THE DONOR AS DECEASED. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN WAS NOT FOUND. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640184000-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF NOTICE. *UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY THAT INCLUDED A NUMBER OF BARBER-RELATED INSTRUMENTS DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. HIS FULL NAME WAS ROBERT ERNEST FAULDS. ATTEMPTS MADE TO MAKE CONTACT HIS NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. AN OBITUARY FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD FOR FAULDS STATES, “BORN, RAISED AND EDUCATED IN TABER, ALBERTA, BOB SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HIS LIFE IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED AS A BARBER AT WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP, LATER OWNING HIS OWN BUSINESS CALLED BOB’S BARBER SHOP.” JAMES AND HAROLD WESTBROOK WERE THE ORIGINAL PROPRIETORS OF THE WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP. IT OPENED IN 1917 IN THE BLENNER-HASSETT BLOCK AT 303 6TH STREET SOUTH (LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD, 21 JULY 1917). FURTHER RESEARCH INTO HIS BARBER CAREER FOUND A RETIREMENT NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD WHICH READS “R. E. FAULDS: I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT AFTER 48 YEARS OF BARBERING, I WILL BE RETIRING, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 1987.” IN ADDITION TO A SEPTEMBER 6, 1939 PUBLICATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES “… SOME TABER YOUNG MEN APPLIED [FOR THE WAR], AMONG THEM ROBT. FAULDS, JR., OLDEST SON OF THE LATE CHIEF FAULDS, WHO WEEKS AGO OPENED A NEW BARBER SHOP IN TOWN.” FAULDS’ OBITUARY STATES HE “MARRIED OLIVE CARDWELL [1916-2005] ON MARCH 4, 1942, AND TOGETHER THEY RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL HIS PASSING.” THEIR CHILDREN WERE ROBERT THOMAS AND PHILLIP RONALD. BOB FAULDS PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 73 YEARS. REFERENCE TO FAULDS’ DONATIONS TO THE MUSEUM WERE FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THERE WAS AN IMAGE PUBLISHED OF MUSEUM OFFICIALS ALONG WITH FAULDS TAKING DOWN HIS BARBER POLE FROM ITS 6TH STREET LOCATION (NOVEMBER 29, 1965). A LINE IN THE MARCH 9, 1964 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD READS, “FAULDS TURNED UP [AT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE MUSEUM] WITH TWO STRAIGHT RAZORS. THE SHAVERS ARE MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640121000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19640185000
Acquisition Date
1964-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19694330000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
19.1
Length
68.6
Width
7.6
Description
S.N.7036. MODEL M2. "LOT NO.NY-1603-61. TRIGGER OPERATED WITH SEPARATE OXYGEN AND ACETYLENE CONTROLS. PAINT IS OLIVE GREEN, AND IS CHIPPED.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DATE UNKNOWN, BUT BELIEVED TO DATE TO 1950'S OR '60'S.
Catalogue Number
P19694330000
Acquisition Date
1969
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CALICO M-100 .22 CAL
Date Range From
1985
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, THERMOPLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19960078001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CALICO M-100 .22 CAL
Date Range From
1985
Date Range To
1990
Materials
STEEL, THERMOPLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
19
Length
75.2
Width
5
Description
1) 75.2CM (L) X 19.0 (H) .22 CALIBRE SUB-MACHINEGUN. BLACK STEEL AND THERMOPLASTIC SUB-MACHINEGUN WITH PISTOL GRIP AND HELICAL MAGAZINE. HAS TAPERED FOREGRIP AND EXTENDABLE FOLDING STOCK MADE FROM STEEL. "CALICO" AND "M-100" RAISED ON LEFT SIDE OF RECEIVER. SERIAL NUMBER "001950" IS STAMPED ON RIGHT SIDE OF RECEIVER. 2) 27.5 CM (L) X 4.5 CM (D) MAGAZINE. MAGAZINE IS BLACK THERMOPLASTIC HELICAL MAGAZINE. RAISED ON LEFT SIDE IS "CALICO" AND "M-100" AND ".22LR". RAISED ON RIGHT SIDE IS "AMERICAN INDUSTRIES" INSIDE RECTANGULAR LOGO.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE WHO HAD CONFISCATED IT FROM AN UNKNOWN PERSON.
Catalogue Number
P19960078001
Acquisition Date
1996-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
THOMPSON MODEL 1927 A3
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960078002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
THOMPSON MODEL 1927 A3
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Height
19
Length
98
Width
4.5
Description
1) 98.0CM (L) X 19.0 (H) .22 CALIBRE SUB-MACHINEGUN, THOMPSON MODEL 1927 A3. S/N T3170. MACHINEGUN HAS PISTOL FOREGRIP AND PISTOL GRIP AT TRIGGER. WOOD STOCK AND RECTANGULAR RECEIVER. STAMPED INTO LEFT SIDE OF RECEIVER IS "MODEL OF 1927 A3 THOMPSON SEMI-AUTOMATIC CARBINE .22 L.R. CARTRIDGE" AND SERIAL NO. "T3170". STAMPED INTO RIGHT SIDE OF RECEIVER IS "AUTO-ORDINANCE CORPORATION" WITH PATENT NUMBERS. 2) MAGAZINE. 13.3CM (D) X 3.4CM (H) CIRCULAR DRUM MAGAZINE MADE OUT OF STEEL. HAS "THOMPSON" TRADEMARK IN ARROWHEAD LOGO ON ONE SIDE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE WHO HAD CONFISCATED IT FROM AN UNKNOWN PERSON.
Catalogue Number
P19960078002
Acquisition Date
1996-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
STEN MARK II
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19960087001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STEN MARK II
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
8
Height
18.5
Length
77.5
Width
9
Description
1. STEN MARK II SUBMACHINE GUN. CYLINDRICAL RECEIVER WITH OPEN FRAME STEEL STOCK. EJECTION PORT ON RIGHT SIDE AND MAGAZINE HOUSING ON LEFT SIDE. STAMPED INTO TOP OF MAGAZINE HOUSING IS "STEN MK II" AND "S13". STAMPED INTO BOTTOM OF MAGAZINE HOUSING IS SERIAL NUMBER "12635" AND MANUFACTURER "H.F. & C. LTD.". SUBMACHINE GUN USES 9MM LUGER AMMUNITION. 2. MAGAZINE. 24.4 CM (L) X 4.0 CM (W) X 2.5 CM (H) RECTANGULAR STEEL MAGAZINE HAS SPRING LOADED INTERNAL PLATFORM AND PINCHED TOP. 3. MAGAZINE. 24.4 CM (L) X 4.0CM (W) X 2.5 CM (H) RECTANGULAR STEEL MAGAZINE. HAS SPRING LOADED INTERNAL PLATFORM AND PINCHED TOP. 4. MAGAZINE. 24.4 CM (L) X 4.0 CM (W) X 2.5 CM (H) RECTANGULAR STEEL MAGAZINE HAS SPRING LOADED INTERNAL PLATFORM AND PINCHED TOP. 5. MAGAZINE. 24.4 CM (L) X 4.0 CM (W) X 2.5 CM (H) RECTANGULAR STEEL MAGAZINE HAS SPRING LOADED INTERNAL PLATFORM AND PINCHED TOP. 6. MAGAZINE. 24.4 CM (L) X 4.0 CM (W) X 2.5 CM (H) RECTANGULAR STEEL MAGAZINE HAS SPRING LOADED INTERNAL PLATFORM AND PINCHED TOP. 7. MAGAZINE. 24.4 CM (L) X 4.0 CM (W) X 2.5 CM (H) RECTANGULAR STEEL MAGAZINE HAS SPRING LOADED INTERNAL PLATFORM AND PINCHED TOP. 8. SPEED LOADER, STEN 10 CM (L) X 5 CM (W) X 2.5 CM (H) RECTANGULAR SHAPED, BLUED STEEL LOADER FEATURES HINGED BRASS DEVICE WITH FINGER HOLE TO PRESSURE LOAD AMMUNITION. UNMRKED.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
STEN WAS DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE WHO CONFISCATED THE GUN FROM AN UNKNOWN PERSON. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND ANY NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC WEAPON, BUT DID FIND DETAILS ABOUT THE STEN MARK II MODEL OF SUBMACHINE GUN: "DURING THE EARLY DAYS OF WORLD WAR II, THE BRITISH ARMY PURCHASED LARGE NUMBERS OF THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUNS FROM THE UNITED STATES UNDER LEND-LEASE. AS AMERICAN FACTORIES WERE OPERATING AT PEACETIME LEVELS, THEY WERE UNABLE TO MEET THE BRITISH DEMAND FOR THE WEAPON. FOLLOWING THEIR DEFEAT ON THE CONTINENT AND THE DUNKIRK EVACUATION, THE BRITISH ARMY FOUND ITSELF SHORT ON WEAPONS WITH WHICH TO DEFEND BRITAIN. AS SUFFICIENT NUMBERS OF THOMPSONS WERE UNAVAILABLE, EFFORTS MOVED FORWARD TO DESIGN A NEW SUBMACHINE GUN THAT COULD BE BUILT SIMPLY AND CHEAPLY. THIS NEW PROJECT WAS LED BY MAJOR R. V. SHEPHERD, OBE OF THE ROYAL ARSENAL, WOOLWICH, AND HAROLD JOHN TURPIN OF THE DESIGN DEPARTMENT OF THE ROYAL SMALL ARMS FACTORY, ENFIELD. DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM THE ROYAL NAVY'S LANCHESTER SUBMACHINE GUN AND THE GERMAN MP40, THE TWO MEN CREATED THE STEN. THE WEAPON'S NAME WAS FORMED BY USING SHEPHERD AND TURPIN'S INITIALS AND COMBINING THEM WITH "EN" FOR ENFIELD. THE ACTION FOR THEIR NEW SUBMACHINE GUN WAS A BLOWBACK OPEN BOLT IN WHICH THE MOVEMENT OF THE BOLT LOADED AND FIRED THE ROUND AS WELL AS RE-COCKED THE WEAPON. DUE TO THE NEED TO QUICKLY MANUFACTURE THE STEN, CONSTRUCTION CONSISTED OF A VARIETY OF SIMPLE STAMPED PARTS AND MINIMAL WELDING. SOME VARIANTS OF THE STEN COULD BE PRODUCED IN AS FEW AS FIVE HOURS AND CONTAINED ONLY 47 PARTS. AN AUSTERE WEAPON, THE STEN CONSISTED OF A METAL BARREL WITH A METAL LOOP OR TUBE FOR A STOCK. AMMUNITION WAS CONTAINED IN A 32-ROUND MAGAZINE WHICH EXTENDED HORIZONTALLY FROM THE GUN. IN AN EFFORT FACILITATE USE OF CAPTURED 9 MM GERMAN AMMUNITION, THE STEN'S MAGAZINE WAS A DIRECT COPY OF ONE USED BY THE MP40. THE STEN MK I ENTERED SERVICE IN 1941 AND POSSESSED A FLASH HIDER, REFINED FINISH, AND WOODEN FOREGRIP AND STOCK. APPROXIMATELY 100,000 WERE PRODUCED BEFORE FACTORIES SWITCHED TO THE SIMPLER MK II. THIS TYPE SAW THE ELIMINATION OF THE FLASH HIDER AND HAND GRIP, WHILE POSSESSING A REMOVABLE BARREL AND SHORTER BARREL SLEEVE. A ROUGH WEAPON, OVER 2 MILLION STEN MK IIS WERE BUILT MAKING IT THE MOST NUMEROUS TYPE. AS THE THREAT OF INVASION EASED AND PRODUCTION PRESSURE RELAXED, THE STEN WAS UPGRADED AND BUILT TO A HIGHER QUALITY. WHILE THE MK III SAW MECHANICAL UPGRADES, THE MK V PROVED TO BE THE DEFINITIVE WARTIME MODEL. THE STEN PROVED AN EFFECTIVE WEAPON IN THE FIELD AS IT DRAMATICALLY INCREASED THE SHORT-RANGE FIREPOWER OF ANY INFANTRY UNIT. ITS SIMPLISTIC DESIGN ALSO ALLOWED IT TO FIRE WITHOUT LUBRICATION WHICH REDUCED MAINTENANCE AS WELL AS MADE IT IDEAL FOR CAMPAIGNS IN DESERT REGIONS WHERE OIL COULD ATTRACT SAND. USED EXTENSIVELY BY BRITISH COMMONWEALTH FORCES IN NORTHERN AFRICA AND NORTHWEST EUROPE, THE STEN BECAME ONE OF THE ICONIC BRITISH INFANTRY WEAPONS OF THE CONFLICT. BOTH LOVED AND HATED BY TROOPS IN THE FIELD, IT EARNED THE NICKNAMES "STENCH GUN" AND "PLUMBER'S NIGHTMARE." THE STEN'S BASIC CONSTRUCTION AND EASE OF REPAIR MADE IT IDEAL FOR USE WITH RESISTANCE FORCES IN EUROPE. THOUSANDS OF STENS WERE DROPPED TO RESISTANCE UNITS ACROSS OCCUPIED EUROPE. IN SOME NATIONS, SUCH AS NORWAY, DENMARK, AND POLAND, DOMESTIC PRODUCTION OF STENS BEGAN IN CLANDESTINE WORKSHOPS. IN THE FINAL DAYS OF WORLD WAR II, GERMANY ADAPTED A MODIFIED VERSION OF THE STEN, THE MP 3008, FOR USE WITH ITS VOLKSSTURM MILITIAS. FOLLOWING THE WAR, THE STEN WAS RETAINED BY THE BRITISH ARMY UNTIL THE 1960S WHEN IT WAS FULLY REPLACED BY THE STERLING SMG. PRODUCED IN LARGE NUMBERS, THE STEN SAW USE AROUND THE WORLD AFTER WORLD WAR II. THE TYPE WAS FIELDED BY BOTH SIDES OF THE 1948 ARAB-ISRAELI WAR. DUE TO ITS SIMPLE CONSTRUCTION, IT WAS ONE OF THE FEW WEAPONS THAT COULD BE PRODUCED DOMESTICALLY BY ISRAEL AT THAT TIME. THE STEN WAS ALSO FIELDED BY BOTH THE NATIONALISTS AND COMMUNISTS DURING THE CHINESE CIVIL WAR. ONE OF THE LAST LARGE-SCALE COMBAT USES OF THE STEN OCCURRED DURING THE 1971 INDO-PAKISTANI WAR. ON A MORE NOTORIOUS NOTE, A STEN WAS USED IN THE ASSASSINATION OF INDIAN PRIME MINISTER INDIRA GANDHI IN 1984." (SOURCE: HTTP://MILITARYHISTORY.ABOUT.COM/OD/SMALLARMS/P/WORLD-WAR-II-STEN.HTM - RETRIEVED AUGUST 7, 2014)
Catalogue Number
P19960087001
Acquisition Date
1996-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MUZZLE LOADED
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS, MAPLE WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19640200000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MUZZLE LOADED
Date
1832
Materials
STEEL, BRASS, MAPLE WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
138.0
Width
4.6
Description
TAL)CALIBRE .69. SMOOTH BORE. RAM ROD MISSING. BUTT STOCK CRACKED AND SPLIT IN THE LOCK PLATE AREA. FORE STOCK SPLIT ALONG THE RAM ROD GROOVE. 2 SLING SWIVELS MISSING. ORIGINALLY FLINTLOCK CONVERTED TO PERCUSION CAP (CAP LOCK). BAYONET IS MISSING. "CROWN 40" ON TRIGGER GUARD TANG. "1832" "937" "6 LR 12C" ON BUTT PLATE. "W" ON LOCK PLATE KEEPER. "CROWN S" ON FORE STOCK RING. "40" ON FORE STOCK SWIVEL. "40" ON FORE STOCK MUZZLE RING. REF: CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
EUROPEAN CONTINENTAL. PROBABLY A COPY TRADE MUSKET FOR ARMS TRADE OR INDIGENOUS TRADE. PURCHASED BY CITY OF LETHBRIDGE INVOICES 3519 AND 3874. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, A PORTION OF WHICH WERE DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. A NOTICE FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON APRIL 1, 1991 LISTS THE DONOR AS DECEASED. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN WAS NOT FOUND. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640184000-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF NOTICE. *UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY THAT INCLUDED A NUMBER OF BARBER-RELATED INSTRUMENTS DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. HIS FULL NAME WAS ROBERT ERNEST FAULDS. ATTEMPTS MADE TO MAKE CONTACT HIS NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. AN OBITUARY FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD FOR FAULDS STATES, “BORN, RAISED AND EDUCATED IN TABER, ALBERTA, BOB SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HIS LIFE IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED AS A BARBER AT WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP, LATER OWNING HIS OWN BUSINESS CALLED BOB’S BARBER SHOP.” JAMES AND HAROLD WESTBROOK WERE THE ORIGINAL PROPRIETORS OF THE WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP. IT OPENED IN 1917 IN THE BLENNER-HASSETT BLOCK AT 303 6TH STREET SOUTH (LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD, 21 JULY 1917). FURTHER RESEARCH INTO HIS BARBER CAREER FOUND A RETIREMENT NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD WHICH READS “R. E. FAULDS: I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT AFTER 48 YEARS OF BARBERING, I WILL BE RETIRING, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 1987.” IN ADDITION TO A SEPTEMBER 6, 1939 PUBLICATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES “… SOME TABER YOUNG MEN APPLIED [FOR THE WAR], AMONG THEM ROBT. FAULDS, JR., OLDEST SON OF THE LATE CHIEF FAULDS, WHO WEEKS AGO OPENED A NEW BARBER SHOP IN TOWN.” FAULDS’ OBITUARY STATES HE “MARRIED OLIVE CARDWELL [1916-2005] ON MARCH 4, 1942, AND TOGETHER THEY RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL HIS PASSING.” THEIR CHILDREN WERE ROBERT THOMAS AND PHILLIP RONALD. BOB FAULDS PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 73 YEARS. REFERENCE TO FAULDS’ DONATIONS TO THE MUSEUM WERE FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THERE WAS AN IMAGE PUBLISHED OF MUSEUM OFFICIALS ALONG WITH FAULDS TAKING DOWN HIS BARBER POLE FROM ITS 6TH STREET LOCATION (NOVEMBER 29, 1965). A LINE IN THE MARCH 9, 1964 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD READS, “FAULDS TURNED UP [AT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE MUSEUM] WITH TWO STRAIGHT RAZORS. THE SHAVERS ARE MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640121000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19640200000
Acquisition Date
1964-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
DERINGER, .41 CAL
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20010009000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DERINGER, .41 CAL
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1920
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
7.5
Length
12.5
Width
3
Description
SINGLE SHOT, SIDE BREECH DERINGER PISTOL. MARKED "41 CAL" ON LEFT SIDE AND "-COLT-" ON TOP OF BARREL. RECEIVER IS NICKEL PLATED AND BARREL IS BLUED. BARREL DISPLAYS PITTING, CORROSION AND WEAR. SN 17737.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
PISTOL BELONGED TO DARLENE'S AUNT (GRACE LOGAN). LOGAN EMIGRATED TO CANADA FROM SEATTLE, WASH., SETTLING IN LETHBRIDGE APPROX. 1918. LOGAN MOVED IN ORDER TO MARRY DONOR'S UNCLE. SHE CARRIED THE PISTOL IN HER PURSE AND REPORTEDLY HAD TO USE IT ONCE TO SHOOT AN ATTACKER IN THE LEG. PISTOL WAS CARRIED IN SEATTLE NOT LETHBRIDGE. A QUAKER, LOGAN WAS ORIGINALLY FROM NEBRASKA, BEFORE BECOMING A TELEPHONE OPERATOR IN SANFRANCISCO AND A CASHIER FOR THE BON MARCHE IN SEATTLE.
Catalogue Number
P20010009000
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
B.B. PISTOL
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990095003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
B.B. PISTOL
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.5
Length
33
Width
4
Description
B.B. PISTOL DISPLAYS BLUED METAL COMPONENTS AND BROWN PLASTIC STOCK & HAND GRIP. STAMPED "MADE IN SHANGHAI" WITH CHINESE CHARACTERS ABOVE B.B. CYLINDER. B.B.s INSERTED THROUGH REAR SCREW ON CAP. PUMP ACTION CONSISTS OF TOP BREAK BARREL.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
COLLECTION ORIGINALLY OWNED BY DONOR'S HUSBAND JOHN WIELER. WIELER COLLECTED FIREARMS THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE TIME. HE WAS BORN 20 APRIL 1926 IN RUSSIA, EMIGRATING WITH HIS PARENTS WHEN HE WAS 6 WEEKS OLD. THE FAMILY SETTLED IN WINNEPEG WHERE JOHN REMAINED UNTIL THE AGE OF 16, WHEN HE LEFT HOME FOR B.C.. HE SHOT HIS FIRST RABBIT AT AGE 11 AND LOVED CAMPING, HUNTING AND FISHING. PRIOR TO 1971, JOHN CAME TO THE COALDALE, TABER AREA WHERE HE MET HIS WIFE MARGARET. HE WAS COMMUNITY MINDED, VOLUNTEERING HIS TIME WITH THE ELKS, MASONS, KNOX UNITED CHURCH AND SCOUTS IN TABER. AS A SCOUT LEADER, HE WAS A HUNTING INSTRUCTOR. HIS GREATEST PRIDES WERE HIS FIREARM AND ARROWHEAD COLLECTIONS. HE DIED 19 JANUARY 1985.
Catalogue Number
P19990095003
Acquisition Date
2000-11
Collection
Museum
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