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Date Range From
1928
Date Range To
1931
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, WIRE
Catalogue Number
P19770288000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1928
Date Range To
1931
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, WIRE
No. Pieces
2
Height
15.2
Length
8.3
Width
5.1
Description
INDUCTION COIL BELONGS TO A MODEL T FORD. .1 A WOODEN BOX WITH BRASS CONTACT POINTS ON THE TOP. ON ONE SIDE OF BOX ARE TWO BRASS BUTTONS COVERED WITH SOLDER. ATTACHED TO THE TOP BUTTON IS A PIECE OF WIRE. ON THE BOTTOM OF THE BOX THERE IS ALSO A BRASS BUTTON. .2 ONE SIDE OF THE BOX SLIDES OUT. A SMALL NAIL IS DRIVEN THROUGH THE PIECE OF WOOD THAT SLIDES OUT. "PATENT APRIL 07, 1914 TRADEMARK K-W MADE IN USA" ON BRASS POST ON TOP.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
ENERGY PRODUCTION T&E
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
SEE P19770286000-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19770288000
Acquisition Date
1977-08
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19672497000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
9
Height
10.9
Length
22.0
Width
10.8
Description
.1 WOOD BOX. BASE EXTENDS 1CM FROM SIDES. BASE IS PAINTED RED. LID OF BOX IS HELD ON BY SIX FLAT-HEAD SCREWS. THE WOOD FINISH IS DARKLY STAINED. .2 BRASS TERMINALS. REMAINING PIECES CONSIST OF FIVE BRASS KNOBS AND THREE BRASS NUTS. THERE ARE TWO KNOBS AND ONE NUT ON THE TOP OF THE CASE. THE REMAINING 3 BRASS KNOBS AND 2 BRASS NUTS ARE MOUNTED ON THE SIDE OF THE BOX. ONE SIDE KNOB IS SPRING-LOADED AND TOUCHES METAL PLATE. *UPDATE* AS OF 2011 INVENTORY, THE NO. PIECES HAS BEEN DECREASED FROM 9 TO 1. THE NINE PIECES DESCRIBED ARE FIRMLY ATTACHED TO ON ARTIFACT. ARTIFACT PHOTOGRAPH DOES NOT INDICATE ANY SEPARATE PIECES.
Subjects
ENERGY PRODUCTION T&E
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
CANADA
Catalogue Number
P19672497000
Acquisition Date
1967-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19672502000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Description
.1 13.3 CM HT. X 12.7 CM WTH. X 24.2 CM LTH.WOOD, BRASS. 7 PIECES. .2 12.1 CM HT. X 12.7 CM WTH. X 24.1 CM LTH.WOOD, BRASS. 1 PIECE. BRASS TERMINALS; WOOD CASE. VARNISHED WOODEN BOX WITH ROUNDED EDGES. BASE OF BOX PAINTED RED. TOP STAINED WITH RED, WHITE, BROWN, AND GREY PAINT SPOTS. *UPDATE* AS OF 2011 INVENTORY, NO. PIECES HAS BEEN DECREASED FROM 8 TO 1. ALL ITEMS ARE FIRMLY ATTACHED TO BASE (THEY WOULD REQUIRE TOOLS TO REMOVE).
Subjects
ENERGY PRODUCTION T&E
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
Catalogue Number
P19672502000
Acquisition Date
1967-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
STEAM AIR COMPRESSOR
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, IRON, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19920019000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STEAM AIR COMPRESSOR
Date
1905
Materials
BRASS, IRON, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
109.0
Length
85.2
Width
27.5
Description
BRASS & IRON OR STEEL COMPRESSOR WITH STEAM CHAMBER & PISTON ON END, OPPOSITE AIR RESEVOIR. 2 FLYWHEELS. STEEL STAND WITH CLAMP HOLDING COMPRESSOR TO STAND. ALUMINIUM TAG ON COMPRESSOR: "MADE BY JOHN NIVEN 1905" TAG AFFIXED RECENTLY BY DONOR. COMPRESSOR REMAINS IN WORKING ORDER. WELDED STAND PAINTED BLACK. IRON COMPRESSOR BASE PAINTED GREEN. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
ENERGY PRODUCTION T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
HANDMADE BY JOHN NIVEN IN 1905 OR EARLIER. JOHN NIVEN, A MACHINIST SET UP A MACHINIST SHOP IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1912 WITH HIS 2 BROTHERS, TOM & ALEX. NIVEN BROS. DID WORK MAINLY FOR THE COAL MINES. JOHN NIVEN LEFT THE COMPANY & WENT TO KIMBERLEY TO WORK FOR COMINCO. THE COMPANY DIVERSIFIED & WENT INTO TRUCKING. AFTER 1958 THE FIRM BECAME NIVEN TRUCK EQUIPMENT UNDER THE DONOR'S MANAGEMENT. DONOR HAS RETIRED & COMPANY CLOSED ITS DOORS (1992). NIVEN BUILT COMPRESSOR TO USE IN HIS HOBBY SHOP. COMPRESSOR HAS BEEN ON DISPLAY IN COMPANY OFFICES FOR OVER A DOZEN YEARS. NIVEN FAMILY IMMIGRATED FROM SCOTLAND TO STELLERTON, NOVA SCOTIA, THEN CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1883 AS THE MINES WERE OPENING. ALL BROTHERS WERE MACHINISTS INITIALLY EMPLOYED BY AREA COAL MINES (GALT). TAG & STAND MADE ABOUT 1980 BY DONOR'S FIRM TO DISPLAY COMPRESSOR IN CO. SHOWROOM.
Catalogue Number
P19920019000
Acquisition Date
1992-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ATR INVERTER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, RUBBER, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19930064000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ATR INVERTER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL, RUBBER, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
17.1
Length
25
Width
20.5
Description
RECTANGULAR STEEL BOX WITH ROUNDED CORNERS AND EDGES AND SILVERY-GREY GLOSS FINISH. BOX HAS SECOND SMALL BOX BUILT ON TOP WHICH CONTAINS VOLTMETER WITH GLASS FACE. FRONT FACE OF INVERTER HAS BLACK KNOBS, STEEL SWITCHES AND BLACK PRINTING. BOTH SIDES OF INVERTER HAVE 8 CIRCULAR HOLES REVEALING WIRING INSIDE. ON TOP OF INVERTER IS LEATHER STRAP HANDLE HELD IN PLACE WITH TWO RIVETED BRACKETS. BENEATH HANDLE ARE TWO STEEL PLATES RIVETED TO TOP OF INVERTER. THE LARGER PLATE HAS WARNING INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE. THE SMALLER PLATE HAS RED BACKGROUND AND "ATR" IN LARGE BLACK BORDERED GREY LETTERS. ACROSS BOTTOM OF PLATE IS "ATR MANUFACTURING CO. INC. SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA, U.S.A." FRONT FACE OF INVERTER HAS TWO PLATES AS WELL. TOP ONE HAS STEEL KNOB SWITCH MOUNTED IN CENTER AND HAS "TAPE RECORDER" TO THE LEFT AND "TELEVISION SET" TO THE RIGHT. UNDER EACH IS A LIST OF ELECTRICAL DEVICES WHICH CAN BE USED AT THAT SETTING. SECOND PLATE HAS "ATR D.C. A.C. INVERTER" IN TOP LEFT CORNER. MOUNTED ON PLATE ARE TWO BLACK KNOBS, ONE FOR "FUSE" AND THE OTHER FOR VOLTAGE REGULATOR. AT FAR RIGHT IS BLACK BAKELITE SOCKET FOR "A.C. OUTPUT" AND AT FAR LEFT IS STEEL KNOB SWITCH FOR "ON-OFF". PLATE ALSO HAS ELECTRICAL INFORMATION AND CAUTIONS LISTED. AT BOTTOM RIGHT OF PLATE IS "ATR MANUFACTURING CO., INC. ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA MADE IN U.S.A.". AT BOTTOM LEFT OF FRONT ARE THREE ELECTRICAL POSTS WITH WING NUTS. ONE IS "CONTROL", THE NEXT IS "BND" AND THE THIRD HAS PLASTIC LABEL WITH "WHITE-HOT" RAISED ON IT. AT BOTTOM RIGHT IS SERIAL NUMBER "760031" STAMPED IN BLACK INK. ATTACHED TO POSTS ON FRONT IS LENGTH OF CABLE WITH BLACK RUBBER COVERING (6 CM) WITH TWO STEEL SPRING CLAMPS AT ITS END. ONE HAS PLASTIC LABEL WHICH READS "WHITE-HOT" AND THE OTHER READS "BLACK-GROUND". RUBBER ON CABLE IS CRACKING. INVERTER HAS A NUMBER OF SMALL SCRATCHES. WHITE CORROSION IS SET AROUND POSTS ON FACE.
Subjects
ENERGY PRODUCTION T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
CHARGER WAS COLLECTER AND USED BY DONOR.
Catalogue Number
P19930064000
Acquisition Date
1993-10
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, IRON, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19860150000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1936
Materials
WOOD, IRON, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
1
Height
62.7
Length
68.5
Width
39.7
Description
RUST, GREEN, BLUE FLAKING PAINT "SERIAL NO. 83916 SIZE 2 RICHARDO PATENT NO. 125659/16 SPEC 11D2 H.P.2 RPM 1000" "R.A. LISTER & CO. LTD." "THE LISTER MANUFACTURED BY R.A. LISTER & CO. LTD DORSLEY ENGLAND" SOLD BY R.A. LISTER & CO (CANADA) LTD. TORONTO, WINNIPEG, EDMONTON, VANCOUVER, CALGARY, REGINA, QUEBEC." ENGINE MOUNTED ON SKIDS. LARGE FLYWHEEL FOR BELT DRIVE. HAND CRANK. ONE CYLINDER. WATER JACKET CRACKED. GAS TANK MISSING. NO COMPRESSION, HOWEVER REMAINS FREEWHEELING. OIL IN CYLINDER. SPARK PLUG INTACT. NO OIL LEAKS. ENGINE BLOCK CRACKED.
Subjects
AGRICULTURAL T&E
ENERGY PRODUCTION T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
DONOR'S FATHER-IN-LAW HERMAN RIEPMA PURCHASED ENGINE IN 1936. MAY HAVE BEEN 2ND HAND. ENGINE MAY DATE FROM 1920'S HERMAN RIEPMA IMMIGRATED IN 1924, WORKED IN MACLEOD-GRANUM AREA BEFORE PURCHASING FARM NOW OWNED BY DONOR. ENGINE WAS USED MANY YEARS FOR ELEVATING GRAIN FROM TRUCK TO GRAIN BIN. ALSO KNOWN AS A STATIONARY ENGINE. **** UPDATE: ON 12 OCTOBER 2012, THE DONOR OF GAS ENGINE P19860150000, BILL POELMAN, VISITED THE GALT ENQUIRING INTO THE ENGINE’S EXISTENCE/CONDITION. THE OPPORTUNITY ALLOWED COLLECTIONS STAFF TO RE-QUESTION POELMAN, LEADING TO NEW INFORMATION INCLUDING THAT HE BOUGHT THE FARM WHERE THE ENGINE WAS LOCATED IN APPROXIMATELY 1973. THE FARM IS ABOUT 9 ½ MILES EAST AND ½ MILE NORTH OF THE TOWN OF GRANUM. WHEN HE OCCUPIED THE FARM IN ’73, POELMAN FOUND THE ENGINE “OUTSIDE AND ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BARN”. “PRETTY FORTUNATE” HE SAID, “IT WAS NOT SEIZED UP AND WOULD STILL START UP” WHEN HE GOT IT. ALTHOUGH HE NEVER USED IT PERSONALLY, HE SURMISED IT WAS PREVIOUSLY USED BY HIS FATHER-IN-LAW ALONG WITH A CHAIN-DRIVEN, WOODEN FRAMED “PADDLE ELEVATOR” FOR LIFTING GRAIN. ONCE POWER CAME TO THE PROPERTY, IT PROBABLY FELL INTO DISUSE, HE SAID. IT SAT AROUND ON THE FARM UNTIL 1986 WHEN THE DONOR BEGAN TO NOTICE STUFF DISAPPEARING (THEFT) OFF HIS PROPERTY AT WHICH POINT HE DONATED IT TO THE MUSEUM. THE DONOR’S FATHER-IN-LAW EMIGRATED FROM HOLLAND AND BOUGHT THE SAME FARM IN 1936. THE DONOR’S OWN DAD EMIGRATED FROM HOLLAND IN 1910/11.
Catalogue Number
P19860150000
Acquisition Date
1986-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MINIATURE
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1995
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STAINLESS STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970099001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINIATURE
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1995
Materials
STAINLESS STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
29
Length
35.3
Width
18
Description
GREEN STEEL MINIATURE REPLICA OF A STEAM ENGINE MARKED "STUART", COMPLETE WITH MOVING PARTS. ITEM HAS A LARGE ROUND WHEEL THAT MOVES A PUMP TO COMPRESS A TANK, THAT HAS A SMALL BRASS VALVE ATTACHED TO THE SIDE. PUMP IS MOUNTED ON A DARK GREEN RECTANGULAR STEEL BASE, THAT IS BOLTED TO A BROWN STEEL PLATE. SOME PARTS ARE PAINTED DARK GREEN, SOME ARE BRASS, AND OTHERS ARE PLAIN STAINLESS STEEL. FOR PLANS OF HOW TO BUILD THE MODEL, SEE THE PERMANENT FILE. ITEM IS LIKE NEW, WITH NO VISIBLE WEAR OR DAMAGE.
Subjects
ENERGY PRODUCTION T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
LEISURE
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR THIS TYPE OF FULL-SCALE STEAM ENGINE WAS USED IN MINES IN ENGLAND, AS IT PUMPED WATER OUT, AND AIR INTO THE MINE SHAFT. DONOR SENT AWAY FOR THE PATTERN TO BUILD THESE ITEMS FROM HIS MACHINIST SHOP AT HOME IN LETHBRIDGE. ORIGINALLY FROM NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, HE HAS LIVED HERE FOR THE PAST 8 YEARS. DONOR WAS A MACHINIST, AND HAS MADE ENGINES AND MODEL SHIPS AS HOBBY. HE WORKED ON ACTUAL SHIP ENGINES, WHERE HE ACQUIRED HIS KNOWLEDGE. ALL ENGINES ARE OPERATIONAL, NOT TOY MODELS. ALSO DONATED THE BARONESS SHIP IN THE COLLECTION. DONOR HAS SINCE MOVED TO VANCOUVER TO LIVE WITH HIS DAUGHTER.
Catalogue Number
P19970099001
Acquisition Date
1997-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MINIATURE
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1995
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STAINLESS STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970099002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINIATURE
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1995
Materials
STAINLESS STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
19.5
Length
15.5
Width
11.3
Description
STAINLESS STEEL MINIATURE REPLICA OF A STEAM ENGINE, COMPLETE WITH MOVING PARTS. ITEM HAS A WIDE ROUND WHEEL THAT MOVES A PUMP TO COMPRESS AIR IN A CHAMBER. ITEM HAS A SECOND ARM WHICH IS ALSO TURNED BY THE MOVEMENT OF THE WHEEL. ENGINE IS MOUNTED ON A FLAT BLOCK OF WOOD THAT HAS BEEN STAINED. THE WHEEL, AND A CHAMBER ARE PLAIN SILVER-COLOURED SURFACE, WHILE OTHER PARTS ARE BRASS, WITH SCATTERED PARTS PAINTED DARK GREEN. ITEM LIKE NEW WITH NO DAMAGE.
Subjects
ENERGY PRODUCTION T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
LEISURE
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR THIS TYPE OF STEAM ENGINE WAS USED IN SHIPS TO PROVIDE ELECTRICITY. FOR HISTORY PLEASE SEE P19970099001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19970099002
Acquisition Date
1997-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MINIATURE
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1995
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STAINLESS STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970099003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINIATURE
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1995
Materials
STAINLESS STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
13
Length
11.3
Width
11.3
Description
STAINLESS STEEL MINIATURE REPLICA OF A STEAM ENGINE, COMPLETE WITH MOVING PARTS. ITEM HAS A SMALL ROUND WHEEL THAT MOVES A PUMP TO COMPRESS AIR IN A CHAMBER. BODY OF ENGINE IS PAINTED DARK GREEN, THE CYLINDER IS BRASS, AND THE WHEEL AND OTHER PARTS ARE PLAIN STAINLESS STEEL. ENGINE IS MOUNTED ON A SQUARE FLAT BLOCK OF WOOD THAT HAS BEEN STAINED. ITEM LIKE NEW WITH NO DAMAGE.
Subjects
ENERGY PRODUCTION T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
LEISURE
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR THIS TYPE OF OSCILLATING CYLINDER STEAM ENGINE IS AN EARLY STEAM ENGINE. FOR HISTORY PLEASE SEE P19970099001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19970099003
Acquisition Date
1997-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MINIATURE
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1995
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STAINLESS STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970099004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINIATURE
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1995
Materials
STAINLESS STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.3
Length
11
Width
5
Description
OLIVE GREEN BRASS MINIATURE PUMP WITH A STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE ON ONE END. CAP AND VALVES ON PUMP ARE PLAIN BRASS, WITH THE REST OF THE BODY PAINTED GREEN. EACH CORNER HAS A DRILL MARK WHERE ITEM COULD BE MOUNTED TO A STABLE SURFACE. ITEM LIKE NEW, WITH NO WEAR OR DAMAGE.
Subjects
ENERGY PRODUCTION T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
LEISURE
History
HANDMADE BY DONOR WHO SENT AWAY FOR PLANS TO MAKE THE PUMP IN HIS MACHINIST SHOP IN HIS BASEMENT. FOR HISTORY SEE P19970099001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19970099004
Acquisition Date
1997-10
Collection
Museum
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