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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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Other Name
DESKTOP CALCULATOR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19900020069
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DESKTOP CALCULATOR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
30
Width
26.2
Description
PLASTIC CASE WITH PAPER PRINTOUT & FULL FEATURE PROGRAMMABLE NUMERIC KEYPAD, WITH KEY LOCKED ON/OFF SWITCH. 3 BUTTONS TO CONTROL PRINTOUT. "TEXAS INSTRUMENTS PC-100C" "TI PROGRAMMABLE 59 SOLID STATE SOFTWARE" ELECTRIC AC.
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FROM BREWERY LABORATORY. SEE P19900020001-GA FOR LETHBRIDGE BREWERY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19900020069
Acquisition Date
1990-05
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, IRON, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19900031000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
STEEL, IRON, PAPER
No. Pieces
3
Height
22.3
Length
30.8
Width
30.8
Description
MACHINE CONTAINS ELECTRIC MOTOR WHICH OPERATES THE PAPER ADVANCE MECHANISM & THE PAPER TYPING WHEEL. TYPE IS ON A DRUM WHICH TURNS AS REQUIRED. 1 POWER CORD & 1 RCA TYPE JACK INCLUDE. PAPER REEL LOCATED ON SIDE OF UNIT. MACHINE MOUNTED ON A STURDY STEEL BASE. "W.U. TELE. 4773" STAMPED ON BASE. PLATE STAMPED WITH "9842" ON SIDE OF BASE. WORN LABEL "MANUFACTURED BY ..PE CORPORATION CHICAGO U.S.A. ... T'S APPLIED FOR" ON SIDE OF BASE. INCLUDES LINED COVER, AND BRASS PLATE READING "QUOTATION SERVICE FURNISHED BY CANADIAN NATIONAL TELEGRAPHS".
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USED IN LETHBRIDGE FROM ABOUT 1950, RENTED TO STOCKBROKERS, REPLACED IN EARLY 1970'S BY TELETYPE MACHINES. USED TO OBTAIN STOCKMARKET QUOTATIONS FROM TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY (CNCP TELECOMMUNICATION CO.) UNIT MADE IN U.S. BY TELETYPE CORP. OF CHICAGO ILLINOIS.
Catalogue Number
P19900031000
Acquisition Date
1990-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
STERLING SLIDE RULE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19910020000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STERLING SLIDE RULE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1965
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
28
Width
3.3
Description
CONSISTS OF 6 SCALES ON FACE, SLIDING CENTRAL PORTION & CLEAR PLASTIC CURSOR WHICH SLIDES ALONG LENGTH OF RULE. REVERSE OF CENTRAL SLIDING PORTION HAS ADDITIONAL SCALES.
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PRECISION STERLING SLIDE RULE MADE IN U.S.A. PURCHASED FOR DONOR BY PARENTS FOR USE IN HIGH SCHOOL MATH. OWNING A SLIDE RULE WAS CONSIDERED VERY SPECIAL AT THE TIME & PREFORMED THE SAME FUNCTIONS AS ELECTRIC CALCULATORS TODAY.
Catalogue Number
P19910020000
Acquisition Date
1991-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
OVERDUE LIBRARY BOOK FINE CALCULATOR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20140025002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OVERDUE LIBRARY BOOK FINE CALCULATOR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1985
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
7.5
Length
17.5
Width
7.5
Description
RECTANGULAR PIECE OF WOOD WITH ANGLED METAL BRACKET FIXED TO BACK AS A STAND, TO PROP UP WOOD AT AN ANGLE. PAPER CARD WITH DESCENDING NUMERICAL VALUES AND TEXT READING “GAYLORD FINE CALCULATOR” IS FIXED TO TOP SIDE OF WOOD WITH A SHEET OF CLEAR PLASTIC AND SIX METAL SLOTTED SCREWS. A STRIP OF METAL HOLDS SQUARE PIECES OF BLACK PLASTIC IN A VERTICAL ROW ALONG THE RIGHT SIDE; EACH PLASTIC PIECE HAS A NUMBER FROM 1 TO 31 STAMPED IN WHITE INK. MINOR WEAR ON BOTTOM EDGE; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
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THIS FINE CALCULATOR WAS USED BY STAFF AT THE LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY. ON MAY 1, 2015 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED LINDA MCELRAVY, WHO WORKED AT THE LIBRARY’S MAIN BRANCH STARTING IN 1978, RETIRING FROM HER POSITION AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICES IN 2008. MCELRAVY SAID: “THIS [WOULD HAVE BEEN USED] FOR CALCULATING OVERDUE FINES AND THESE WOULD BE THE NUMBERS OF THE MONTH… IF [THE BOOK] WAS DUE BACK ON THE 30TH THEN THAT’S HOW MUCH YOU OWED… UNTIL ’92 WE ONLY HAD ONE [CIRCULATION] DESK SO… WE’RE ASSUMING THAT WAS USED AT THE MAIN CIRCULATION DESK… IT WOULD HAVE BEEN USED [PRIOR TO THE AUTOMATION OF THE LIBRARY’S SYSTEM] BECAUSE WE HAD NO OTHER WAY TO CALCULATE [FINES] BUT ONCE THE COMPUTER CAME ALONG THE CIRCULATION MODULES ALWAYS CALCULATED FINES SO IT WASN’T [NEEDED ANYMORE] - ANOTHER THING THAT BECAME REDUNDANT AT THAT POINT.” THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE LIBRARY’S WEBSITE. IN 1911 A CITY BYLAW WAS PASSED FOR THE PROVISION OF A LOCAL LIBRARY TO BE ESTABLISHED, AND EIGHT YEARS LATER LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST LIBRARY SERVICE WAS OPERATED OUT OF TWO ROOMS IN THE YMCA BUILDING. IN 1922, THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY BUILDING IN GALT GARDENS OPENED, WITH AN EXTENSION ADDED IN 1951. IN 1956 A NORTH BRANCH WAS OPENED, AND A SOUTH BRANCH FOLLOWED IN 1974. THE LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY MAIN BRANCH ON STAFFORD DRIVE SOUTH WAS COMPLETED IN 1974, WITH AN EXTENSION AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CHINOOK ARCH REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM IN 1992. IN 1989 THE LIBRARY ADOPTED THE DYNIX AUTOMATED CATALOGUE SYSTEM, AND IN 1997 INTRODUCED PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS COMPUTERS. IN 2010, THE CROSSINGS BRANCH OPENED IN WEST LETHBRIDGE. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND ONLINE SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P20140025002
Acquisition Date
2014-07
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
WITH INSTRUCTION BOOK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19930074000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WITH INSTRUCTION BOOK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC, METAL
No. Pieces
5
Height
1.5
Length
28.8
Width
3.9
Description
1. SLIDE RULE: 5 PIECES. PLASTIC, STEEL, PAPER. HEMMI SLIDE RULE NO. 341-3530 (MANNHEIM TYPE) WITH THREE COMPONENTS: TWO PARTS TO RULE (CENTRE PIECE CAN BE DETACHED), AND THE CURSOR, WHICH SLIDES ALONG THE TOP SURFACE OF THE RULE. BODY IS WHITE, WITH BLACK AND RED MEASUREMENTS AND NUMERICAL NOTATIONS. READS "HEMMI JAPAN" AND "GEOTEC" ON FRONT SURFACE OF RULE. C/W GREY BOX WHICH READS "STUDENT SLIDE RULE WITH THE LIFETIME GUARANTEE!" IN GOLD PRINT, AS WELL AS "GEOTEC 341-3530" ON LID. REMAINS OF PRICE STICKER ON LID. 2. INSTRUCTION BOOKLET: WHITE WITH BLACK PRINT. "SUN HEMMI STUDENTS' 10" SLIDE RULE" PRINTED ON FRONT. (INSTRUCTIONS FOR MODEL# 341-3526). INK SCRIBBLE ON FRONT. 3. CONTENTS SHEET: INSTRUCTIONAL SHEET FOR SLIDE RULE EQUATIONS, PUNCHED AND DOUBLE-SIDED. HAS DIAGRAMS AND EXAMPLES FOR USE. MARKED WITH LOGO "3M BRAND INSTRUCTIONAL UNIT". 4. TEXTBOOK: 17.5CM (H) X 10.2CM (W). "SIMPLIFYING THE SLIDE RULE", BY ROBERT W. MARKS. BLUE COVER WITH WHITE PRINT. FROM LIBRARY OF GILBERT PATERSON SCHOOL WITH STAMPS INSIDE, AND LABEL ON SPINE.
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USED BY OWNER'S DAUGHTER IN THE 1970'S. FOR A GENERAL SLIDE RULE STORY BY RET. LOCAL TEACHER SILVIO MANTELLO, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE. *** INFORMATION BELOW PROVIDED BY DONOR AT THE REQUEST OF THE GALT IN 2010. “MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER REQUIRED ONE ON ENTERING HIGH SCHOOL, BUT I DON'T THINK IT WAS EVER USED. MATH TOOL BEFORE COMPUTERS.” ***
Catalogue Number
P19930074000
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TAB KEYS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19940003000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TAB KEYS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
3
Description
THREE "A" SHAPED TAB KEYS, WITH GUIDE PIECE FASTENED TO TOP OF EACH BY MEANS OF TWO RIVETS.
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FOR UNDERWOOD OR REMINGTON TYPEWRITER. *** INFORMATION BELOW PROVIDED BY DONOR AT THE REQUEST OF THE GALT IN 2010. “USED TO SET TABS ON MANUAL TYPEWRITER." ***
Catalogue Number
P19940003000
Acquisition Date
1994-01
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19739498000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1914
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
140.0
Width
66.0
Description
12 ROWS OF 12 WOOD BEADS EACH.
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History
USED IN LOCAL SCHOOLS AS ARITHMATIC TEACHING DEVICE.
Catalogue Number
P19739498000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, GLASS, OAK, RUBBER, NICKEL PLATE
Catalogue Number
P19705716000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
STEEL, GLASS, OAK, RUBBER, NICKEL PLATE
No. Pieces
2
Height
106.0
Length
49.5
Width
46.9
Description
SERIAL #13-77445. COMPLETE WITH STAND. MACHINE IS BLACK LACQUER. STAND IS PAINTED BLACK AND HAD OAK TABLE ON LEFT SIDE. STAND ON WHEELS. GLASS SIDES AND FRONT. STILL FUNCTIONAL. MANUALLY OPERATED. 13 DIGIT.
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Catalogue Number
P19705716000
Acquisition Date
1970-07
Collection
Museum
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