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Other Name
OUTLET CUBE FOR CORDS
Date Range From
1953
Date Range To
1958
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RUBBER, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20090030009
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OUTLET CUBE FOR CORDS
Date Range From
1953
Date Range To
1958
Materials
RUBBER, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.6
Length
5.5
Width
2.2
Description
OUTLET CUBE, BROWN RUBBER BODY WITH FOUR PORTS, THREE OF THE PORTS ARE THE FEMALE PORTION OF AN ELECTRICAL OUTLET, WHILE ONE OF THE PORTS IS THE MALE PORTION OF THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET, MADE FOR TWO PRONGED ELECTRICAL CORDS, MARKED “EC-120, PAT. 2.210.215” AND “15A-125V, UL, C-E”.
Subjects
ELECTRICAL & MAGNETIC T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ACCORDING TO THE DONOR WENDY AITKENS, IT WAS PROBABLY USED WITH THE CHRISTMAS TREE BECAUSE THE STRINGS OF LIGHTS DIDN’T CONNECT WITH ONE ANOTHER. IT WAS FOUND AMONG THE BOX OF CHRISTMAS ITEMS. SEE PERMANENT FILE. SEE P20090030001-10 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CHRISTMAS ITEMS AND FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20090030009
Acquisition Date
2009-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
AMPERE GAUGE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19980009000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
AMPERE GAUGE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
11
Diameter
18
Description
BLACK STEEL GAUGE MARKED BEHIND THE GLASS WINDOW "AMPERES GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. SCHENECTADY, N.Y., U.S.A.", "NO. 839761 TYPE R6 AMP. 100/5 TRANS. 20:1 PATENTED SEP. 28, 1915.". ITEM HAS "GE" EMBOSSED ON FRONT. BACK OF GAUGE HAS THREE BOLTS TO MOUNT THE ITEM, AND HAS THE SERIAL NUMBER MARKED ON THE BACK, "12902810". PAINT ON SURFACE IS WEARING AND CORRODING.
Subjects
ELECTRICAL & MAGNETIC T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
DONOR SALVAGED ITEM FROM THE IN POWER HOUSE THAT EXISTED IN THE RIVER VALLEY, APPROX. THREE YEARS AGO. IT WAS PART OF THE GENERATOR THAT CREATED POWER TO TRANSMIT TO THE COMMUNITY.
Catalogue Number
P19980009000
Acquisition Date
1998-02
Collection
Museum
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AMPLIFIER, RADIO-FREQUENCY

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Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19739244000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
7
Description
.1 CASE. 8 CM HT. X 21 CM WTH. X 21 CM LTH. WOOD, BRASS. DECAL LABEL INSIDE COVER IN RED, GOLD & BLACK: "BURTON RADIO FREQUENCY VITALOMETER BURTON MFG. CO. CHICAGO. U.S.A.". INTERIOR SPECIALLY MADE TO HOLD INSTRUMENTS, 5 PIECES. NAMEPLATE ON TOP: "BURTON SCIENTIFIC PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING EQUIPMENT". MINOR NICKS & SCRATCHES; BASE CRACKED. 2 BRASS SWIVEL CLASPS AND 2 BRASS HINGES ON EXTERIOR. .2 RADIO FREQUENCY VITALOMETER. PLASTIC, NICKEL PLATE, RUBBER CORD. DECAL LABEL: "ALWAYS START TEST AT POINT 1". "DEPRESS BUTTON" "HYPER-SENSITIVE" "INDUCTION VITALOMETER VITAL ZONE ANTERIOR (AVERAGE) ZONE /POSTERIOR (AVERAGE) ZONE / DOUBTFUL ZONE RECHECK FINDINGS". "?ON VITAL".STAMPED ON TUBE: "VITALOMETER BURTON MFG. CO. CHICAGO U.S.A.". TUBE IS BLACK & WHITE PLASTIC, GRADED FROM 1 TO 13. .3 RADIO FREQUENCY VITALOMETER. PLASTIC, RUBBER CORD, NICKEL PLATE, GLASS. BLACK & WHITE PLASTIC TUBE. "BURTON MFG. CO. CHICAGO, U.S.A." ON SIDE. "CONTRA T.V." ON ATTACHMENT. "U.S. PAT. NO. 1951423". BULB AT ONE END OF ATTACHMENT. GRADED FROM 0 TO 5. (UNCERTAIN IF ATTACHMENT IS ORIGINAL). .4 PLASTIC, METAL. "POWER GOVERNOR FOR ALTERNATING CURRENT ONLY BURTON MFG. CO. CHICAGO, U.S.A." ON SIDE. DECAL ON OTHER SIDE IN GOLD: "ALTERNATING CURRENT ONLY 110-120 VOLT 60 CYCLES". "SPRING ACTION" ON OUTSIDE OF EACH PRONG. .5 PLASTIC, RUBBER, METAL. "BURTON CAPACITY TUBE" 10.0CM (L) X 1.8CM (D). BLACK CYLINDRICAL OBJECT WITH CORD AND PLUG. PRINTED ON BASE "BURTON CAPACITY TUBE PAT. PEND." CYLINDER WIDENS AT ONE END WITH PRONG AND CORD PROTRUDING. CORD IS 84.5CM LONG, WITH RUBBER INSULATION SURROUNDING IT. PLUG AT END HAS SOCKET WITH ROOM FOR ONE PRONG.
Subjects
ELECTRICAL & MAGNETIC T&E
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
Catalogue Number
P19739244000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1913
Date Range To
1923
Material Type
Artifact
Catalogue Number
P19990098001
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1913
Date Range To
1923
No. Pieces
1
Height
16.7
Diameter
6.5
Description
1. CYLINDER SHAPED BATTERY. TOP OF BATTERY IS INDIAN RED COLOURED, AND HAS TWO POSTS STICKING OUT OF IT. A RED AND WHITE, PRESSED PAPER LABEL SURROUNDS BATTERY. ON FRONT OF LABEL READS "NO.6 COLUMBIA IGNITOR DRY CELL FOR GENERAL IGNITION CANADIAN NATIONAL CARBON CO. LIMITED 99 PATON ROAD TORONTO, ONT.". IN THE MIDDLE IS THE IMAGE OF A LEAF. OTHER SIDE OF THE LABEL READS JUST ABOUT THE SAME AS THE FRONT, BUT THERE IS ANOTHER LABEL STUCK OVER TOP. THIS LABEL READS "FROM W.L.MCKENZIE & CO. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS DEALERS & CONT[??]RS 706 3 [??]VENUE S. [L]ETHBRIDGE, ALTA. PHONE 637". LABEL HAS SURFACE WEAR. "MADE IN CANADA" RUNS VERTICALLY DOWN THE SIDE OF BATTERY.
Subjects
ELECTRICAL & MAGNETIC T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BATTERIES WERE RECOVERED FROM THE WRECKAGE OF THE ABERDEEN APARTMENTS, ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF 6 AVENUE AND 6 STREET SOUTH IN LETHBRIDGE. THE BUILDING WAS A BIG, OLD TWO STOREY HOUSE WHICH HAD BEEN RENOVATED INTO TWO OR THREE SUITES. DONOR KNEW BUILDING WELL, AS HIS FAMILY LIVED NEARBY AT 612-7TH ST. S, FOR A GOOD PART OF THE 1960'S. A FRIEND OF DONOR'S, STEVEN ELLEFSON, LIVED IN THE UPSTAIRS PART OF THE ABERDEEN APT'S. WHEN THE BUILDING WAS ABOUT TO BE DEMOLISHED, DONOR AND HIS BROTHER, GRANT DIXON, WERE LOOKING IT OVER AND RESCUED A FEW ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING A SIGN THAT IDENTIFIED THE BUILDING AS ABERDEEN APARTMENTS, AND THE BATTERIES. THESE NO. 6 DRY CELLS WERE OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO DONOR BECAUSE HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN ELECTRICITY, AND WHEN HE WAS ABOUT SEVEN OR EIGHT YEARS OLD, LIVING WITH HIS PARENTS IN EDMONTON, A #6 DRY CELL WAS SOMETHING WHICH HE COVETED DEEPLY, BUT COULD NOT AFFORD. THE DONOR FOUND THESE ONES PARTICULARLY INTERESTING BECAUSE THEY BEAR THE LABELS OF THE LETHBRIDGE ELECTRICAL FIRMS WHICH SOLD THEM AROUND 1910 OR 1920. BATTERIES COMMONLY USED IN TELEPHONES, DOORBELLS, ETC. DONOR WOULD LIKE IT ACKNOWLEDGED THAT HE AND HIS DAUGHTER, ADRIEN, DONATED THESE BATTERIES DURING THE AFTERNOON OF DEC. 31, 1999; THE LAST DONATION OF THE MILLENIUM.
Catalogue Number
P19990098001
Acquisition Date
2000-03
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1913
Date Range To
1923
Material Type
Artifact
Catalogue Number
P19990098002
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1913
Date Range To
1923
No. Pieces
1
Height
16.7
Diameter
6.5
Description
CYLINDER SHAPED BATTERY. TOP OF BATTERY IS INDIAN RED COLOURED, AND HAS TWO POSTS STICKING OUT OF IT; TOP OF BATTERY IS CRACKED. A RED AND WHITE, PRESSED PAPER LABEL SURROUNDS BATTERY. FRONT OF LABEL READS "NO.6 COLUMBIA IGNITOR DRY CELL FOR GENERAL IGNITION CANADIAN NATIONAL CARBON CO. LIMITED 99 PATON ROAD TORONTO, WINNIPEG". IN MIDDLE IS THE IMAGE OF A LEAF. OTHER SIDE OF LABEL READS JUST ABOUT THE SAME AS FRONT, BUT THERE IS ANOTHER LABEL STUCK ON TOP. THIS LABEL IS ROUND AND BLUE, AND READS "THE ROY ELECTRIC CO. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR GENERAL SUPPLIES 518 4TH AVE S. PHONE 735 LETHBRIDGE, ALTA.".
Subjects
ELECTRICAL & MAGNETIC T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BATTERIES WERE RECOVERED FROM THE WRECKAGE OF THE ABERDEEN APARTMENTS, ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF 6 AVENUE AND 6 STREET SOUTH IN LETHBRIDGE. THE BUILDING WAS A BIG, OLD TWO STOREY HOUSE WHICH HAD BEEN RENOVATED INTO TWO OR THREE SUITES. DONOR KNEW BUILDING WELL, AS HIS FAMILY LIVED NEARBY AT 612-7TH ST. S, FOR A GOOD PART OF THE 1960'S. A FRIEND OF DONOR'S, STEVEN ELLEFSON, LIVED IN THE UPSTAIRS PART OF THE ABERDEEN APT'S. WHEN THE BUILDING WAS ABOUT TO BE DEMOLISHED, DONOR AND HIS BROTHER, GRANT DIXON, WERE LOOKING IT OVER AND RESCUED A FEW ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING A SIGN THAT IDENTIFIED THE BUILDING AS ABERDEEN APARTMENTS, AND THE BATTERIES. THESE NO. 6 DRY CELLS WERE OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO DONOR BECAUSE HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN ELECTRICITY, AND WHEN HE WAS ABOUT SEVEN OR EIGHT YEARS OLD, LIVING WITH HIS PARENTS IN EDMONTON, A #6 DRY CELL WAS SOMETHING WHICH HE COVETED DEEPLY, BUT COULD NOT AFFORD. THE DONOR FOUND THESE ONES PARTICULARLY INTERESTING BECAUSE THEY BEAR THE LABELS OF THE LETHBRIDGE ELECTRICAL FIRMS WHICH SOLD THEM AROUND 1910 OR 1920. BATTERIES COMMONLY USED IN TELEPHONES, DOORBELLS, ETC. DONOR WOULD LIKE IT ACKNOWLEDGED THAT HE AND HIS DAUGHTER, ADRIEN, DONATED THESE BATTERIES DURING THE AFTERNOON OF DEC. 31, 1999; THE LAST DONATION OF THE MILLENIUM.
Catalogue Number
P19990098002
Acquisition Date
2000-03
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARBON, CARDBOARD, LEAD
Catalogue Number
P19860042002
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1940
Materials
CARBON, CARDBOARD, LEAD
No. Pieces
1
Height
11.3
Length
41.0
Width
18.0
Description
DRY CELL BATTERY "SIMPSONS 287" "CODE DATE TYPE NO. 282 WHEN WRITING IN ABOUT THIS BATTERY REMOVE PERFORATED CODE DATE PANEL AND ATTACH TO LETTER". THREE SOCKETS AT TOP, EACH WITH THREE HOLES. "RADIO BATTERY. SERENADER. POWER A AND B UNIT SIMPSONS". BOX IS BLUE WITH WHITE AND RED TEXT AND STRIPES. BOX IS WEARING AT EDGES.
Subjects
ELECTRICAL & MAGNETIC T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, SOME OF WHICH WERE 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
P19860042002
Acquisition Date
1985-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CYSTOSCOPE RECHARGEABLE BATTERY
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, RUBBER, BAKELITE, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19960116221
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CYSTOSCOPE RECHARGEABLE BATTERY
Date
1967
Materials
PLASTIC, RUBBER, BAKELITE, STEEL
No. Pieces
3
Height
6
Length
17.3
Width
13.4
Description
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY IS RECTANGULAR BAKELITE BOX WITH ROUNDED CORNERS AND WHITE FACE WHICH HAS CLEAR PLASTIC COVER. FACE OF BATTERY HAS TWO BLACK BAKELITE KNOBS AND CIRCULAR VOLT METER AT CENTER TOP. ALSO HAS TWO STEEL ELECTRODE COLLARS FOR "LIGHTS" AT MIDDLE BOTTOM. IN BOTTOM LEFT CORNER IS "3.6 VOLT OUTPUT RECHARGEABLE BATTERY BOX MODEL 525" AND ACROSS BOTTOM IS "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS INC. PELHAM MANOR, N.Y.". ON TOP OF CASING IS STAINLESS STEEL HOOK MOUNTED ON SWIVELING HUB. ON SIDE IS WORN COTTON TAPE WHICH IS ILLEGIBLE. ON BACK OF CASE ARE TWO RECTANGULAR STEEL BRACKETS WITH WHITE POWER CORD WRAPPED AROUND IT. ALONG EDGE OF BACK IS BLUE AND WHITE PLASTIC LABEL WHICH READS "PROPERTY OF ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL DO NOT REMOVE" AND "0.R. 116-67". BACK ALSO HAS SILVER COLORED LABEL WHICH HAS INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE AND ELECTRICAL INFORMATION. WITH BATTERY IS 193CM LONG BROWN RUBBER COVERED CABLE. CABLE HAS SPLIT END WHICH HAS TWO ELECTRODES. OPPOSITE END HAS CYLINDRICAL STEEL END WITH CRISS-CROSS GRIP. ALSO HAS "A.C.M.I." STAMPED INTO IT. WITH CORD IS CONDUCTOR CLIP. CLIP HAS RECTANGULAR BROWN BAKELITE HOUSING WITH "ACMI" STAMPED INTO IT. TOP HAS TWO CURVED "Y" SHAPED STEEL CLIPS. OPPOSITE END HAS STEEL SHAFT AND BAKELITE INSULATION CORE.
Subjects
ELECTRICAL & MAGNETIC T&E
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY IS A PORTABLE POWER SOURCE FOR CYSTOSCOPES AND OTHER SUCH MEDICAL DEVICES. THIS BATTERY WAS REMOVED FROM THE OPERATING ROOM AT ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19960116221
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LECLANCHE
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PORCELAIN, ZINC
Catalogue Number
P19641001000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LECLANCHE
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
GLASS, PORCELAIN, ZINC
No. Pieces
3
Height
21.4
Length
10.2
Description
2 MOLD MARKS ON CLEAR GLASS. "WATERLINE" ON 3 SIDES OF BATTERY CASE. GLASS JAR WITH SQUARE SIDES BUT ROUNDS-OFF NEAR THE TOP. ZINC CYLINDER, CAPPED AT ONE END; PORCELAIN INSERT. BLACK PAINT MARK ON JAR. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
ELECTRICAL & MAGNETIC T&E
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
DONATED BY CENTRAL SCHOOL. USED IN SCHOOL. BELIEVED TO DATE TO 1882. PROBABLY USED TO POWER A TELEPHONE SET.
Catalogue Number
P19641001000
Acquisition Date
1964-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
STAGE LIGHT CONTROL UNIT
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19970073077
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STAGE LIGHT CONTROL UNIT
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
35.5
Length
102
Width
62.8
Description
LIGHT CONTROL UNIT. RECTANGULAR STEEL BOX, PAINTED GREY. SEVEN COLORED LEVERS ALONG ONE SIDE; L-R: WHITE, RED, BLUE, YELLOW, GOLD, GREEN, AND BLACK. ALSO THREE SETS OF BLACK SWITCHES, BELOW LEVERS. CARRYING HANDLE AT EITHER END, FIXED TO TOP OF UNIT; TWO CIRCULAR HOLES IN BOX NEAR ONE HANDLE. NAMEPLATE ON LEVER SIDE WITH "LUXTROL LIGHT CONTROL [...] SER. 980". HANDWRITTEN ON TOP OF BOX, "3 POLE BOLT ON 60 AMP". THREE DOUBLE POWER OUTLETS ON SIDE OPPOSITE LEVERS; HORIZONTAL VENT SLOTS COVERING REMAINING SIDES. SURFACE OF UNIT SLIGHTLY SCRATCHED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
ELECTRICAL & MAGNETIC T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
ORIGINALLY FROM PARAMOUNT THEATRE, CA. 1955-1970. LIGHTS HAVE BEEN WITH LEGION SINCE THE MID-1980S.
Catalogue Number
P19970073077
Acquisition Date
1997-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FUSE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19930068004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FUSE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
PAPER, BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Height
7.5
Diameter
2
Description
2 PIECES. CARDBOARD CYLINDRICAL CASING WITH BRASS FUSE CAPS AT EITHER END. GREEN PAPER LABEL WITH WHITE PRINT READS: "ECONOMY RENEWABLE 60 AMP. 250 VOLTS C.E.S.A. APP. NO. 1 ECONOMY FUSE AND MFG. CO. OF CANADA LTD., MONTREAL 31-60 AMP. MADE IN CANADA".
Subjects
ELECTRICAL & MAGNETIC T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
TRANSPORTATION
History
HISTORY UNKNOWN.
Catalogue Number
P19930068004
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
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