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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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History
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
CANON PC C/W PRINTER & MANUALS (SET)
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19860072000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANON PC C/W PRINTER & MANUALS (SET)
Date
1982
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS
No. Pieces
15
Height
33.0
Length
64.0
Width
52.5
Description
MODEL CX-1 CANON COMPUTER. 128 KB. USES MCX OPERATING SYSTEM, PROPRIETARY TO CANON. BUILT IN 1980. 96 KEY KEYBOARD, CHARACTER CRT DISPLAY. 10 KEY NUMERIC KEYPAD. 2 - 5.25 IN FLOPPY DISK DRIVES. BOX. 4 CM TH X 15 CM HT X 15.7 CM WTH. CARDBOARD. 2 PIECES. BLACK. BLACK CARDBOARD/WHITE PRINT " CANON MINI FLOPPY DISK" ON BOTH SIDES OF TOP. BLACK/BLUE STICKER "2 X-8309 BOTH SIDES OF BOTTOM. WHITE STICKER/BLACK PRINT. TOTAL COMPUTERS LTD. PART NUMBER CANO.DSK DESCRIPTION PRICE $$$$$15.00/EA- .11 DISKS IN HOLDERS: (EACH 13.2 CM SQUARE) MCX OPERATING SYS. STANDARD BASIC AND BOOT MCX SYSTEM DISK, MCX EXTENDED BASIC BOOT, GL MCX EXTEND BASIC BOOT. PROGRAM, GL SYSTEM, TM_P CALC, FORCE FORM, & 3 BLANK DISKS. MANUALS INCLUDE, CANON CX-1 INSTRUCTION MANUAL, CANON CX-1/BX-3 MCX-OPERATING SYSTEM MANUAL, CANON CX-1/BX-3 BASIC LANGUAGE MANUAL, CANON GENERAL LEDGER,CANON DESKTOP COMPUTER CX-1/BX-3. PRINTER: 21.0 (H) X 42.0 (W) X 60.0 (L) CM. PLASTIC. PW-136 DOT IMPACT PRINTER. SERIAL WIRE DOT MATRIX ADVANCED BIDIRECTIONAL PRINTING. PRINTS BOTH 80 & 136 CHARACTERS/LINE. 80 CPS
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PURCHASED BY DONOR IN 1982 FOR USE IN MANAGEMENT & ACCOUNTING FIRM. SYSTEM QUICKLY BECAME OBSOLETE. SOFTWARE NOT SUITABLE FOR DONOR'S NEEDS, & SYSTEM NOT ACCEPTED BY COMPUTER INDUSTRY & SOFTWARE PUBLISHER AS MARKETABLE
Catalogue Number
P19860072000
Acquisition Date
1985-12
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
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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