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Other Name
RADIO SHACK MODEL 100 LAPTOP COMPUTER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, NYLON, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19970041231
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RADIO SHACK MODEL 100 LAPTOP COMPUTER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PLASTIC, NYLON, RUBBER
No. Pieces
6
Height
9.1
Length
40.7
Width
24.5
Description
.1) CASE. RECTANGULAR BLUE NYLON CANVAS CASE WITH BLACK CARRYING HANDLES AND LEATHER "RADIO SHACK" LOGO SEWN ON FRONT. INSIDE LID ARE FOUR BLACK NYLON POCKETS AND IN BASE IS BLUE CANVAS POUCH WITH ZIPPER. .2) COVER CASE. 30.8CM X 22.0CM X 5.3CM RECTANGULAR BLACK VINYL CASE WITH "RADIO SHACK MODEL-100 PORTABLE COMPUTER" STAMPED INTO BOTTOM LEFT HAND CORNER. .3) COMPUTER. 29.6CM X 21.2CM X 4.5CM RECTANGULAR LAPTOP COMPTUER. TOP HALF OF HOUSING IS BEIGE AND BOTTOM HALF IS BLACK. AT TOP RIGHT CORNER IS "RADIO SHACK" LABEL WITH "TRS-80" AND "MODEL 100 PORTABLE COMPUTER". KEYBOARD HAS BLACK KEYS. ALUMINUM LABEL ON BACK IS "RADIO SHACK" LOGO WITH "CAT NO 26-3802" AND "SERIAL NO. 306019596". .4) POWER CORD. SQUARE BLACK PLASTIC ADAPTER BOX WITH 189.5CM LONG BLACK POWER CORD WITH WHITE STRIPE. ADAPTER BOX LISTS ITEM AS "MOD. 26-3804" AND "TRS-80AC ADAPTER". .5) PRINTER CABLE. 186.5CM LONG FLAT GREY CABLE 3.3CM IN WIDTH. ONE END HAS BLUE PLASTIC PORT CONNECTOR MARKED "AMPHENOL". OPPOSITE END HAS BLACK PLASTIC PORT CONNECTOR MARKED "AMPHENOL" AND "86-12-01". .6) MODEM CABLE. 136CM LONG DOUBLE CABLE CONNECTED TO CYLINDRICAL PORT CONNECTOR WITH 8 STEEL PINS. ONE CORD IS GREY WITH PHONE JACK ADAPTER. OTHER CORD IS BROWN WITH TELEPHONE PLUG CONNECTOR. SECOND CYLINDRICAL CAP HAS PLASTIC STRAP HOLDING IT TO CORD.
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LAPTOP COMPUTER WAS PURCHASED BY JOY KOGAWA AND IS THE PRIMARY DEVICE UPON WHICH SHE WROTE THE CHILDREN'S BOOK "NAOMI'S ROAD" WHICH IS A CHILDREN'S VERSION OF "OBASAN". THIS MINICOMPUTER IS POSSIBLY THE FIRST EVER LAPTOP MODEL COMPUTER. HER FATHER, REV. NAKAYAMA, AND HER FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 FOLLOWING INTERNMENT IN SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. AFTER LEAVING COALDALE MS. KOGAWA BECAME A WRITER AND LECTURER OF RENOWN IN CANADA. SHE IS THE AUTHOR OF SEVERAL BOOKS INCLUDING "OBASAN" AND "THE RAIN ASCENDS". SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041231
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLYWOOD, CARDBOARD, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19860050000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1955
Materials
PLYWOOD, CARDBOARD, METAL
No. Pieces
4
Height
61.0
Length
65.4
Width
20.8
Description
.1 CABINET. PLYWOOD, CARDBOARD. HANDMADE SORTING CABINET, NATURAL, UNSTAINED WOOD DIVIDED IN 100 SQUARES, EACH HAS A WHITE TAG DEPICTING SORTING DISTRICT. .2 BOOK. 2.8 CM TH X 13 CM WTH X 23 CM LTH. CARDBOARD, PAPER, METAL. BLACK. BLACK CARDBOARD COVER, SILVER LETTERING "POSTES CANADA POST" DISTRIBUTION BOOK 17 RING BINDER. .3 BOX. 8 CM HT (INCL. LID) X 14 CM WTH X 24 CM LTH. CARDBOARD, TIN. 2 PCES. WINE. WINE COLORED BOX AND LID FASTENED WITH AN ELASTIC BAND. TIN BANDS ON EACH END. WRITTEN ON TOP "P.O. CASE CARDS". .4 CARDS. 4.3 CM WTH X 8.2 CM LTH. CARDBOARD. CARDS ARE WHITE, NAME OF TOWN, CITY, ETC. PRINTED IN BLACK.
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POST OFFICE SORTING CABINET, BOOK & CARDS, USED FOR TRAINING STAFF TO RAPIDLY AND ACCURATELY SORT MAIL. DONOR WAS EMPLOYED AT THE POST OFFICE FROM 1955-79. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY JAMES BURNESS. ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, THE DONOR, "JAMES (JIM) NICOL BURNESS OF LETHBRIDGE, PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON FEBRUARY 16, 2005 AT THE AGE OF 86. JIM, THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF ANN BURNESS (NEE YANOTA), WAS BORN MAY 11, 1918 IN LETHBRIDGE. A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS, JIM GREW UP AND RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION IN BURDETT, ALBERTA AND AT THE AGE OF 24 ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN ARMY, WHERE HE SERVED PROUDLY AS A STRETCHER-BEARER WITH THE INFANTRY IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN OF WORLD WAR TWO. AFTER THE WAR HE WORKED IN CONSTRUCTION FOR TEN YEARS IN BANFF AND LETHBRIDGE. IN 1949 HE MARRIED ANN YANOTA OF BLAIRMORE AND THEY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. THEY BUILT THEIR OWN HOME, ONE IN WHICH THEY LIVED FOR OVER 50 YEARS. JIM COMPLETED A 24-YEAR CAREER WITH THE POST OFFICE, HELPING REVITALIZE THE POSTAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION... HE WAS A MEMBER OF ROTARY, KINSMEN, SHRINERS, SCOTTISH RITE, AND THE LETHBRIDGE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB." SEE PERMANENT RECORD P19860042001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19860050000
Acquisition Date
1985-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PENCIL BOX & CONTENTS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19970107040
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PENCIL BOX & CONTENTS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
21
Height
10
Length
10
Width
10
Description
RECTANGUALAR WOODEN PENCIL BOX WITH A NATURAL SHELLAC FINISH, WHICH CONTAINS 1 WOODEN HANDLED BRUSH, 3 STEEL PENCIL SHARPENER BLADES, 1 BLACK PEN, 1 SHORT YELLOW PENCIL WITH A GREEN END, 1 SHORT YELLOW WOODEN PENCIL, 5 WOODEN PENCILS OF VARIOUS SIZES AND COLOURS, 1 BLACK WOODEN PAINT BRUSH WITH NO BRISTLES, 1 PURPLE AND 1 RED WAX CRAYON, 1 METAL FILE, 1 BRASS COMPASS, 1 HARDENED PINK ERASER, 1 METAL PENCIL SHARPENER, 1 BRASS TOOL, AND 2 WOODEN REMNANTS. FACE OF BOX IS MARKED AND SCRATCHED, & BOX IS DIFFICULT TO CLOSE.
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ACCORDING TO DONOR ITEM BELONGED TO THE ROY SISTERS WHO LIVED IN THE VICTORIA MANSION, AND TAUGHT SCHOOL AT THE ST. ALOUSUIS CONVENT. TAUGHT GRADES 2 & 3 AND GAVE ITEMS TO DONOR'S BROTHER IN THE 1930'S FOR DOING CHORES FOR THEM. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED A BIOGRAPHY OF AB CHERVINSKI, THE DONOR OF THIS OBJECT, WITH INFORMATION FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1982, 1989, AND 2011. ADAM ABRAHAM 'AB" CHERVINSKI WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 24, 1920 IN LETHBRIDGE. AS A TEENAGER HE WORKED AS A MESSENGER BOY FOR THE CPR TELEGRAPH OFFICE. CHERVINSKI BRIEFLY LIVED IN ONTARIO DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE AIR FORCE, BUT RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED FOR ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES FOR 37 YEARS. HE WAS A LIFELONG COLLECTOR OF ANTIQUES, AVID LOCAL HISTORIAN, AND HEAVILY INVOLVED IN MUSICAL THEATRE. AB CHERVINSKI DIED ON JUNE 2, 2011. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970107001-GA FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ABOUT CHERVINSKI. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ADAM ABRAHAM CHERVINSKI. EXTENSIVE RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR'S LIVING NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19970107040
Acquisition Date
1997-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FILE STRAPPING DEVICE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19970104004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FILE STRAPPING DEVICE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
2
Height
35.5
Length
29
Width
13
Description
STEEL PLATE WITH CLAMP FOR ATTACHING DEVICE TO TABLE EDGE. BELOW PLATE ARE 2 ALUMINUM REELS; THIRD EXTENDS ABOVE. TOP AND ONE OF LOWER REELS CONTAIN ROLL OF ADHESIVE TAPE; THIRD LARGER REEL CONTAINS ROLL OF CLEAR MYLAR. CUTTING LEVER AT ONE END; HAS SPRING. MAIN STEEL PLATE HAS LIP ALONG ONE EDGE FOR FEEDING DOCUMENT INTO ROLLERS TO CREATE HOLDING STRAP. NAMEPLATE BELOW READS "GABS WALLISELLEN". 2. EXTENSION TOOL. CHROME SHAFT WITH SMALL BULB ON ONE END; LARGE ONE AT OTHER END. LARGER BULB IS HOLLOW; TIP THREADED.
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ITEMS USED BY DONOR WITH CITY'S TECHNICAL SERVICES, FROM 1955-1985. OBJECTS HAVE BEEN IN STORAGE SINCE THAT TIME. DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED CITY ENGINEERING DURING THIS TIME. ITEM USED FOR DRAWING CABINETS.
Catalogue Number
P19970104004
Acquisition Date
1997-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
METRICUBE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19970107039
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
METRICUBE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CARBOARD
No. Pieces
1
Height
10
Length
10
Width
10
Description
SQUARE CARDBOARD BOX MARKED ON THE LID "THINK THE METRIC WAY" "METRICUBE". EACH SIDE OF THE BOX HAS VARIOUS INSTRUCTIONS CONVERTING SPEED, VOLUME, TEMPERATURE, MASS, & DISTANCE TO METRIC. MARKED "AN AID TO METRIC SIMPLICITY". ITEM IS MARKED UP AND SURFACE IS SOILED AND FADED.
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ACCORDING TO THE DONOR ITEM GIVEN TO AGT EMPLOYEES TO HELP LEARN METRIC SYSTEM. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED A BIOGRAPHY OF AB CHERVINSKI, THE DONOR OF THIS OBJECT, WITH INFORMATION FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1982, 1989, AND 2011. ADAM ABRAHAM 'AB" CHERVINSKI WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 24, 1920 IN LETHBRIDGE. AS A TEENAGER HE WORKED AS A MESSENGER BOY FOR THE CPR TELEGRAPH OFFICE. CHERVINSKI BRIEFLY LIVED IN ONTARIO DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE AIR FORCE, BUT RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED FOR ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES FOR 37 YEARS. HE WAS A LIFELONG COLLECTOR OF ANTIQUES, AVID LOCAL HISTORIAN, AND HEAVILY INVOLVED IN MUSICAL THEATRE. AB CHERVINSKI DIED ON JUNE 2, 2011. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970107001-GA FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ABOUT CHERVINSKI. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ADAM ABRAHAM CHERVINSKI. EXTENSIVE RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR'S LIVING NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19970107039
Acquisition Date
1997-10
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19840029000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1936
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
22.0
Length
37.0
Width
32.0 (CARRIAGE)
Description
DARK GREEN. SERIAL #8-M-127209. "MARCHANT ELECTRIC ADDING MACHINE MADE IN USA." PATENT NUMBERS ON STICKER ON BOTTOM OF CALCULATOR. KEYS ARE COLORED RED, GREEN, BLACK, WHITE. ACCUMULATING TOTAL SHOWS IN CARRIAGE AREA. WORKING ORDER. C/W ELECTRIC CORD HAS "MARCHANT" PAINTED IN GOLD ON BACK SHIELD AND BOTH SIDES. "MADE IN U.S.A." ON BOTTOM BACK. BACK HAS PARTIALLY SCRATCHED RED DECAL; ILLEGIBLE WRITING.
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DONOR ACQUIRED IN 1978.
Catalogue Number
P19840029000
Acquisition Date
1984-10
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041325
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.3
Length
38.5
Width
6.7
Description
RECTANGULAR WOOD FRAME WITH 28 ROWS OF 6 WOOD BEADS, FIVE ON ONE SIDE OF WHITE DIVIDER THAT RUNS DOWN LENGTH AND HAS BLACK DOTS AT REGULAR INTERVALS. SHAFTS WHICH HOLD BEADS ARE WOOD. WOOD HAS DARK FINISH.
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ABACUS WAS USED OCCASIONALLY BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA WHO WAS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST SERVING IN COALDALE. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WERE ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE RELOCATED TO SLOCAN CITY(1942) BY THE CANADIAN GOV'T. DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041325
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PENLIGHT
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STAINLESS STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970041474
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PENLIGHT
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
STAINLESS STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
14
Diameter
1.6
Description
CYLINDRICAL STAINLESS STEEL PEN LIGHT WITH POCKET CLIP MOUNTED VERTICALLY ALONG SIDE. "EVEREADY" IS STAMPED INTO CLIP. SLIGHT CORROSION ON SIDE.
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PEN LIGHT BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041474
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
RADIO SHACK MODEL 65-660 CALCULATOR
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19970041556
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RADIO SHACK MODEL 65-660 CALCULATOR
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PLASTIC, RUBBER
No. Pieces
1
Height
4.5
Length
16.5
Width
15
Description
BEIGE AND BLACK CALCULATOR WITH BEIGE BUTTONS AND "RADIO SHACK" ALONG FRONT EDGE. SCREEN IS TILTED AT 45 DEGREE ANGLE FROM SURFACE OF MACHINE. ON BOTTOM ARE TWO SILVER COLORED LABELS. ONE HAS "RADIO SHACK MOD. 65-660" AND ELECTRONIC INFORMATION ON IT. THE OTHER IS WARNING FOR BATTERY USE.
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CALCULATOR BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041556
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990100007
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1980
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Height
0.9
Length
28.9
Width
3.8
Description
1. BOX. 2 PIECES. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. BLACK. COMES APART AT 1/3 OF LENGTH. ENDS OF BOX ARE REINFORCED WITH TAPE. PRINTED ON BOX IN GOLD IS "THE HUGHES-OWENS CO., LTD. 1768C". 2. SLIDE RULE. RULE IS WHITE WITH MAINLY BLUE PRINT, AND SOME RED PRINT. HAS A CLEAR GLASS SLIDING PIECE WITH A RED LINE DOWN THE CENTRE. CENTER PORTION OF RULER ALSO SLIDES. PRINTED ALONG TOP EDGE OF RULE IS "THE HUGHES-OWENS CO. LIMITED NO. 1768C".
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MOST ITEMS IN COLLECTION WERE PURCHASED WHEN GEORGE HIGA WAS IN CHARGE OF WHAT USED TO BE THE CITY'S DRAFTING DEPARTMENT. THEY ARE NO LONGER USED, HAVING BEEN REPLACED BY COMPUTERS. ITEMS WERE TRANSFERRED FROM ARCHIVES.
Catalogue Number
P19990100007
Acquisition Date
1999-11
Collection
Museum
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