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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WICKER, STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19672879000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
WICKER, STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
112.0
Length
111.0
Width
34.6
Diameter
30.5
Description
STEEL FRAME, PAINTED YELLOW. WOODEN WHEELS. WICKER BODY AND HOOD, LINED IN YELLOW CORDUROY. FOOT REST IN BOTTOM OF BODY, SLIDING COVER, ADJUSTABLE BACK, REMOVABLE BODY LINER. REMOVABLE HOOD. LABEL ON BOTTOM PARTIALLY TORN OFF "TORONTO...ENDRON...CANADA...RADE MARK...REG." WHEEL CAP MISSING FROM TWO WHEELS. CONDENSED RUBBER WHEELS; CRACKED, WORN, BENT. DOWEL MISSING FROM BACK REST. CORDUROY STAINED AND COMING OFF IN PLACES.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-HUMAN-POWERED
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
USED BY THE VAN HORNE FAMILY OF LETHBRIDGE. *20 SEPTEMBER 2013 UPDATE: ON 14 AUGUST 2012, TECH KEVIN MACLEAN VISITED THE HOME OF MRS. MIRIAM SMITH (NEE CRIGHTON) TO PROGRESS HER INTENT TO OFFER A CHILDHOOD BABY CARRIAGE TO THE MUSEUM. SMITH IS THE DAUGHTER OF MRS. “RENE” CHRISTIANA CRIGHTON (D. 2004) WHO WAS THE DAUGHTER OF LATE 1890S LETHBRIDGE-REGION PIONEER FAMILY CHARLES AND MARGARET VAN HORNE. THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CHARLES VAN HORNE SUPPLIED WATER AND ICE FOR MANY YEARS TO THE INHABITANTS OF LETHBRIDGE. THREE (3) MUSEUM DONATIONS WERE MADE BY CHRISTIANA “RENE” CRIGHTON ON BEHALF OF THE VAN HORNE FAMILY IN THE 1960S. LATER CRIGHTON MADE A FURTHER THREE (3) PERSONAL DONATIONS. IN 2012, MIRIAM SMITH WAS ASKED ABOUT HOW VAN HORNE AND CRIGHTON FAMILY HEIRLOOMS SURVIVED TO BE DONATED TO WHICH SHE REPLIED, “MY MOTHER (CRIGHTON) WAS A GREAT ONE FOR OLD THINGS … OLD THINGS WERE VERY IMPORTANT TO HER.” THE 2012 DOLL CARRIAGE OFFER (UNACCEPTED), FOR EXAMPLE, SURVIVED BECAUSE, “IF SHE (CRIGHTON) HADN’T PUT IT AWAY, I PROBABLY WOULD NEVER HAVE HAD IT … IT WAS HER THAT PUT IT AWAY, AND THEN I INHERITED IT AGAIN.” ACCORDING TO SMITH, THE VAN HORNES (GRANDPARENTS) LIVED ON THE CORNER OF 5TH AVENUE AND 7TH STREET. SHE RECALLED A PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AS BEING LOCATED “RIGHT NEXT TO THE OLD VAN HORNE HOUSE” GROWING UP, SAYING, “IT WAS “A BIG, BRICK HOUSE … AND THAT’S WHERE THEY LIVED”. SHE CALLED THEM MOTHER VAN HORNE AND DADDY VAN HORNE HER GRANDPARENTS “LETHBRIDGE ICE HOUSE” WAS WHERE THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING IS, ACROSS FROM THE HUDSON’S BAY. AS KIDS, SHE REMEMBERED GOING DOWN TO THE RIVER WHEN THEY WERE CUTTING ICE. “I REMEMBER US SKATING ON THE OLDMAN RIVER WHEN THEY WERE PUTTING UP ICE” SHE SAID, “WE JUST ALWAYS HAD LOTS OF FUN AS KIDS.” FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE VAN HORNE FAMILY, PLEASE SEE THE ELECTRONIC AND PERMANENT FILES OF DONATIONS P19672878000 AND P19651981000. REFERENCED FILES INCLUDE A TRANSCRIPTION OF AN ORAL INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY THE VAN HORNE’S GRANDDAUGHTER MIRIAM SMITH IN 2012.
Catalogue Number
P19672879000
Acquisition Date
1967-09
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BABY BUGGY
Date Range From
1944
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN, LEATHERETTE, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P20130016002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY BUGGY
Date Range From
1944
Date Range To
1945
Materials
TIN, LEATHERETTE, RUBBER
No. Pieces
2
Height
96
Length
118
Width
56
Description
. A - BABY CARRIAGE WITH BLUE TIN BODY. SUSPENDED BY FOUR CURVED STRIPS OF METAL, EACH ANCHORED IN PLACE WITH BLACK LEATHERETTE STRAPS WITH METAL BUCKLES. RETRACTABLE GREEN LEATHERETTE CANOPY HAS KNIT BLUE FRINGE ALONG EDGE AND BROWN FABRIC INTERIOR THAT IS STRETCHED OVER THREE METAL RIBS. INSIDE OF THE CARRIAGE IS LINED WITH GREEN LEATHERETTE AND HAS BROWN LEATHER STRAP AT CENTRE. METAL CARRIAGE HANDLE HAS FAUX IVORY GRIP THAT IS CRACKED. FOUR RUBBER TIRES ON METAL, SPOKED WHEELS; ONLY TWO OF FOUR WHEELS HAVE DOMED METAL HUBCAPS. GENERAL WEAR AND PAINT LOSS; LEATHERETTE IS CRACKED AND WORN WITH HOLES IN CANOPY; TIRE RUBBER IS HARDENED AND CRACKED; SOME RUST ON WHEEL RIMS AND SUSPENSION STRIPS. .B - SEPARATE GREEN LEATHERETTE COVER HAS GROMMETS THAT MATCH RIVETS ON OUTER EDGE OF CARRIAGE BODY. COVER IS WORN AND CRACKING ALONG SEAMS.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-HUMAN-POWERED
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ON APRIL 4, 2013, COLLECTION TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, GWEN KLONE, ABOUT HER CHILDHOOD ON HER FAMILY’S FARM NEAR BARONS, ALBERTA AND THE TWO RELATED OBJECTS SHE DONATED TO THE GALT: A CLOTH DIAPER (P20130016001-GA) AND A BABY CARRIAGE (P20130016002-GA). KLONE SAID: “I FEEL THAT WE GREW UP IN THE BEST POSSIBLE ERA. IN THE BEST POSSIBLE PLACE, TO BE RAISED ON A FARM WAS ABSOLUTELY GREAT. WE FOUND OUR OWN FUN.” REGARDING THIS ARTIFACT, KLONE SAID: “[MY MOTHER] TOLD THE DOCTOR THAT SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS HAVING TWINS AND HE ASKED WHY. SHE SAID BECAUSE SHE COULD FEEL MOVEMENT ON BOTH SIDES AT THE SAME TIME. THEY X-RAYED US. I THINK THAT SHE WAS SEVEN AND A HALF MONTHS PREGNANT WHEN WE GOT X-RAYED. THE GOOD NEWS FOR MY MUM WAS “WELL YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE AT LEAST TWINS”. THEY DID NOT KNOW ANYMORE THAN THAT… WHEN MY BROTHER AND I WERE BORN [IN 1944], I THINK THEY ORDERED IT OUT OF A CATALOG BUT THEY HAD TO ORDER TWO BUGGIES. I THINK AT THE TIME IF YOU ORDERED TWO, ONE OF THEM WAS FREE. BECAUSE YOU HAD TO. I AM NOT ONE HUNDRED PERCENT SURE BUT IT SEEMS SOMEWHERE IN MY BRAIN THAT. SO SHE ORDERED TWO CARRIAGES AND THAT IS WHAT, WE CAME HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL AND THAT WAS OUR BEDS FOR A YEAR. MUM LIKED IT BECAUSE SHE SAID IT WAS ON WHEELS AND IF WE GOT TO CRANKY OUT TO THE FARM WE WENT AND OUT THE DOOR. THEY WORKED GOOD… IT MEANT SOMETHING TO THEM, SENTIMENTAL… MY MUM AND DAD SAVED PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING. WE’VE STILL GOT OUR ORIGINAL CRIBS… THEY SAVED IT FOR US TO SAVE… I DID USE IT FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN WHEN THEY WERE STILL AT THE FARM. OUR FARM HAD A RUNWAY JUST FOR A WALK. JUST FOR A RIDE FOR THE KIDS I WOULD PUT THEM IN THE BUGGY BECAUSE THE SUSPENSION IS NICE. IT IS JUST ON BELTS… JUST FOR A FUN THING TO DO BECAUSE THEY WOULD BOUNCE LOTS… IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD TO JUST SHARE. JUST SHARE. IT IS PART OF OUR LIFE AND NOW IT IS PART OF HISTORY. TIME SNUCK UP ON US AND ALL OF A SUDDEN IT’S THIS MANY YEARS LATER. I MEAN, WE ARE GOING ON TO SEVENTY. THIS STUFF IS STILL HERE.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20130016002
Acquisition Date
2013-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, OAK
Catalogue Number
P19960012000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
STEEL, OAK
No. Pieces
1
Height
122.5
Length
50.8
Width
41.2
Description
UPRIGHT OAK DOLLY WITH STEEL PANELS ON FRONT OF RUNGS AND STRUTS. TWO STEEL WHEELS AND AXEL AT BOTTOM, WITH BENT STEEL RODS BELOW HANDLES WHICH ACT AS LEGS WHEN DOLLY IS POSITIONED HORIZONTALLY. STEEL PARTS PAINTED GREEN, WITH SOME PAINT CHIPPED AND WORN OFF, ESPECIALLY ON WHEELS. STENCILLED IN BLACK ON TOP RUNG IS "01-2", WITH "70 LBS." ON SECOND RUNG. BOTH SIDES OF DOLLY PAINTED WITH RED RECTANGLE READING "THE CANADIAN FAIRBANKS-MORSE COMPANY LIMITED". NAMEPLATE ON INSIDE OF LEFT HANDLE READS "MANUFACTURED BY THE CANADIAN FAIRBANKS-MORSE COMPANY LIMITED" WITH LIST OF CANADIAN CITIES. WHITE PAINT SPLATTER ON LEFT HANDLE. WOOD SURFACE IS SCRATCHED THROUGHOUT, AND STEEL PARTS HAVE CONSIDERABLE CORROSION WHERE PAINT HAS WORN.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-HUMAN-POWERED
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
FOUND BY DONOR IN MINE ON HIS SUMMER PROPERTY IN THE BEAVER MINES AREA. MINE WAS ABANDONED AFTER WWII DUE TO LOW GRADE OF COAL. ITEMS SALVAGED BY DONOR PRIOR TO HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE U OF L (PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR) TO THE WEST COAST IN 1996.
Catalogue Number
P19960012000
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PAIR DOWNHILL SKI POLES
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BAMBOO, LEATHER, STEEL, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19960070002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAIR DOWNHILL SKI POLES
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
BAMBOO, LEATHER, STEEL, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
2
Length
115.8
Diameter
15.6
Description
LEATHER AND STEEL BASKET, BAMBOO SHAFTS, AND LEATHER POLE GRIPS AND STRAPS. LEATHER PIECES ARE DARK BROWN AND THE BAMBOO IS A TAN COLOUR. POLE GRIPS ARE WRAPPED AROUND THE SHAFT AND SEWN TIGHT. BASKET IS MADE UP OF A STEEL RING THAT HAS LEATHER STRAPS ATTACHED TO IT IN A STAR PATTERN. LEATHER STRAPS HAVE STEEL RIVETS SECURING THEM AROUNG THE STEEL RING. BASKET IS SECURED TO POLE SHAFT ABOVE STEEL SPIKE WITH A PIN THAT STICKS THROUGH SHAFT. TIP OF POLE IS COVERED IN ALUMINUM ABOVE THE SPIKE. LEATHER IS SLIGHTLY WORN AND STEEL RIVETS ARE RUSTING.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-HUMAN-POWERED
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
DONOR RECEIVED POLES FROM HIS PARENTS AS A CHILD APPROXIMATELY 40 YEARS AGO. GROWING UP IN CALGARY THE DONOR RECALLS SKIING AT LOCAL SKI HILLS IN THE AREA, MORE SPECIFICALLY, MOUNT NORQUAY.
Catalogue Number
P19960070002
Acquisition Date
1996-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CHILD'S SNOWSHOES
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, RAWHIDE
Catalogue Number
P19910024001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S SNOWSHOES
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1915
Materials
WOOD, RAWHIDE
No. Pieces
2
Length
83.4
Width
25.2
Description
BIRCH WOOD FRAME, RAWHIDE LACING STRETCHED OVER FRAME. RED WOOL BUTTONS AT EACH POINT WHERE LACING PASSES THROUGH FRAME. TAIL OF EACH SHOE IS HELD WITH TWO CLENCHED NAILS. CLASSIC OJIBWA TYPE SHOE.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-HUMAN-POWERED
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
OWNED BY DONOR'S FATHER-IN-LAW, GLEN PORTEOUS WHO USED SHOES AS A CHILD ON A FARM NORTH OF VIRDEN MANITOBA. DONOR BELIEVES SHOES PRE-DATE W.W.1 BY A YEAR OR TWO. SHOES ARE HANDMADE, LIKELY IN MANITOBA OR EASTERN CANADA. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A HOUSECOAT DONATED BY CARMEN PORTEOUS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING OBITUARIES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. WILLIAM “GLENN” PORTEOUS IS THE DONOR’S FATHER-IN-LAW. GLENN WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 8, 1909 IN VIRDEN, MB. HE WORKED FOR THE CPR FOR 43 YEARS. GLENN MARRIED EVELYN MARY (NEE SULLIVAN) IN CALGARY ON MAY 18, 1939. THE COUPLE MOVED TO FORT MACLEOD IN 1944, THEN TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1955. GLENN AND EVELYN HAD TWO SONS, BERNARD WHO PASSED AWAY IN SEPTEMBER 1943, AND LARRY, WHO IS MARRIED TO THE DONOR, CARMEN. GLENN PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 12, 1989. HIS OBITUARY INDICATES THAT HIS TWO BROTHERS, CLIFFORD AND LYMAN, PREDECEASED HIM. EVELYN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2000. HER OBITUARY INDICATES THAT SHE WAS SURVIVED BY TWO SISTERS-IN-LAW, GRACE AND ANNIE. NO FURTHER BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS FOUND ABOUT GLENN’S BROTHERS. THERE IS NO INDICATION IN THE HENDERSON DIRECTORIES THAT EITHER BROTHER LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE OBITUARIES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19910024001
Acquisition Date
1991-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
“HARBER-LITE 1956”
Date Range From
1956
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20150012002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
“HARBER-LITE 1956”
Date Range From
1956
Materials
CANVAS, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
10
Length
138
Width
22
Description
GREEN CANVAS STRETCHED BETWEEN TWO GREEN METAL POLES. WHEN COLLAPSED, CANVAS IS CINCHED TOGETHER WITH TWO GREEN CANVAS STRAPS WITH BUCKLE CLOSURES. WHEN EXPANDED, TWO METAL CROSS SUPPORT BRACES SPAN THE WIDTH OF THE STRETCHER. LOOPED METAL HANDLES ARE ATTACHED TO SUPPORT BRACES. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-HUMAN-POWERED
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
MILITARY
HEALTH SERVICES
History
THIS STRETCHER WAS RECOVERED IN SPRING 2015 FROM A STORAGE AREA IN THE BASEMENT OF THE ENMAX CENTRE SPORTS ARENA, WHERE SUPPLIES RELATING TO LETHBRIDGE’S CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE AND DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS/RISK MANAGEMENT HAD BEEN STORED FOR AT LEAST 30 YEARS PRIOR. DURING MARCH AND APRIL 2015, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED CURRENT AND RETIRED CITY STAFF THAT WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SUPPLIES AND DISASTER RESPONSE SERVICES, INCLUDING DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT JESSE KURTZ, RETIRED DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF MIKE ROSS, FORMER CITY DIRECTOR OF DISASTER SERVICES JOE KARL, FORMER CITY EMERGENCY SERVICES CO-ORDINATOR DENNIS JOBE, AND FORMER ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER/RISK MANAGEMENT & INSURANCE OFFICER LEO VANDENHEUVAL. PREVIOUS RESEARCH INTO THE LETHBRIDGE CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE WAS CONDUCTED IN 2009, WHEN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED ROBERT GARDNER, A FORMER C.D. POLICE MEMBER (SEE RECORD P19870044001 FOR MORE INFORMATION). THE AUXILIARY CIVIL DEFENCE POLICE WAS ORGANIZED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1951 AFTER THE PROVINCE APPEALED TO ALBERTA MUNICIPALITIES TO PREPARE DEFENCES IN CASE OF AN ENEMY ATTACK, INCLUDING A NUCLEAR STRIKE. THE C.D. POLICE WERE NOT OFFICIALLY PART OF THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE. THE AUXILIARY VOLUNTEERS DID, HOWEVER, RECEIVE TRAINING FROM THE CITY POLICE AND WHEN CALLED OUT BY THE C.D. DIRECTOR, CAME UNDER THE CONTROL OF CHIEF CONSTABLE JAMES H. CARPENTER.THE C.D. POLICE DISBANDED FOR UNKNOWN REASONS IN 1963. GARDNER WAS 33 WHEN HE JOINED THE C.D. POLICE IN 1960, AND EXPLAINS HIS MOTIVATION TO VOLUNTEER WAS BASED ON HIS PERCEPTION THAT A FUTURE WAR WAS LIKELY TO OCCUR – ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE PERIOD’S EVENTS, WHICH INCLUDED THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS. GARDNER REMEMBERED TRAINING UNDER THE POLICE CHIEF AND SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE POLICE FORCE, BUT MAINTAINED THAT OUTSIDE OF INITIAL TRAINING, C.D. POLICE OPERATIONS WERE NOT DIRECTED BY THE CITY POLICE. GARDNER SAID THAT MOST C.D. POLICE VOLUNTEERS WERE “MIDDLE AGED AND STAYED ON DUE TO THE THREAT OF WAR”. JOE KARL SAID: “[IN] LATE 1972 THE CITY MANAGER… [ASSIGNED ME TO] LOOK AFTER DISASTER SERVICES/CIVIL DEFENCE… IT’S HAD DIFFERENT NAMES AS TIME WENT ON… THIS EQUIPMENT… IS A CASUALTY COLLECTING UNIT, WITH WATER BOTTLES, BOOTS, RAIN GEAR, COVERALLS. THERE WERE STRETCHERS [AND] BLANKETS. THESE WERE ALL STORED AT THE OLD MUSEUM [ORIGINAL GALT MUSEUM BUILDING, BEFORE THE 1985 EXPANSION] NEAR THE BOILER ROOM… THAT’S WHERE I FIRST INHERITED THE STUFF. THERE WAS REALLY NO RECORD KEPT OF ANYTHING… [WHEN] WE FOUND OUT WE COULDN’T PUT [THE SUPPLIES] BACK INTO STORAGE [AT THE MUSEUM], BEING SAFETY OFFICER I KNEW AND SCOUTED ALL THE OTHER BUILDINGS IN THE CITY. THE SPORTSPLEX, DOWN IN THE DEEP BASEMENT, HAD A ROOM THAT WAS DRY AND UNOCCUPIED… SO I PUT THE STUFF DOWN THERE AND THAT’S BASICALLY WHERE IT WOUND UP… AT THAT TIME EACH MUNICIPALITY RECEIVED A MERE PITTANCE OF DOLLARS TOWARDS DISASTER SERVICES… 12-1500 EMPLOYEES AND THE ONLY SAFETY PERSON WAS ME… THEN AS THE MUNICIPAL ACT CHANGED, THE EMPHASIS WAS PUT ON POLITICALLY BY THE PROVINCE TO ESTABLISH A PEACETIME SCENARIO … IN THE BASEMENT OF THE OLD COURTHOUSE, THERE [WAS] A ROOM WHERE AN EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE WITH ALL THE COMMUNICATIONS HAD BEEN SET UP… FOR GAS, WATER, SEWER, MAYOR, DEPARTMENT HEADS… [THE STRETCHERS AND BLANKETS] WERE USED IN HOSPITAL EXERCISES… TO SEE HOW PREPARED [STAFF WERE], HOW THEY COULD HANDLE MASS CASUALTIES… WE WOULD DO UP 30/40 KIDS IN BROKEN ARMS, AMNESIA, BURNS, FRACTURES, LOSS OF LIMB… THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS VERY GOOD, [DOING] TRAINING AND MOCK SCENARIOS.” ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RANGING FROM 1957 TO 2006 DESCRIBE MOCK DISASTER EXERCISES TAKING PLACE ON A SEMI-REGULAR BASIS, TO TEST THE PREPAREDNESS OF FIRE, AMBULANCE, HOSPITAL, AND CITY ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF. DENNIS JOBE SAID: “SHORTLY AFTER THE EDMONTON TORNADO [IN 1987] THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT DECREED THAT EVERYONE, COUNTIES, CITIES, SHOULD HAVE AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN… SO THE CITY WAS INSTRUCTED THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO PUT ONE TOGETHER… I WORKED FOR THE CITY MANAGER… WE WERE AWARE… THAT WE HAD TO HAVE SOME KIND OF PREPARATION… SO WE KNEW WHERE [THE SUPPLIES] WERE [AND] COUNTED THINGS… AND WE DID USE IT A COUPLE OF TIMES [WHEN] WE HAD AN EXERCISE.” LEO VANDENHEUVAL SAID: “WE USED TO HAVE THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE IN THE BASEMENT OF THE COURT HOUSE… THE REASON IT WAS THERE IS THAT THEY HAD ROOM [AND] IT WAS QUITE A STRONG, FULL CONCRETE FACILITY THAT COULD PERHAPS WITHSTAND A LOT OF DAMAGE… I WOULD HAVE BEEN INVOLVED BACK IN THOSE DAYS AS WELL FROM THE RISK MANAGEMENT STANDPOINT AND BECAUSE I WAS THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE CITY WHENEVER THINGS WENT SIDEWAYS. THE CITY MANAGER WOULD HAVE BEEN ON THAT TEAM [AS WELL AS] THE FIRE CHIEF, POLICE CHIEF, ALL THE DIRECTORS… COMMUNITY SERVICES… ENGINEERING… THE MAYOR… THAT WHOLE TEAM WOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED TOGETHER TO WORK TOGETHER IN A DISASTER SITUATION… NOTHING OF [HIGHLY EMERGENT] SIGNIFICANCE HAS EVER HAPPENED IN LETHBRIDGE. WE’VE NEVER HAD TO OPEN UP HOUSING CENTRES LIKE THE CIVIC CENTRE OR THE AREAS TO ACCOMMODATE THAT KIND OF THING BECAUSE WE’VE NEVER HAD A DISASTER THAT BIG… THE BIGGEST ONE THAT COMES TO MIND IS THE 1995 FLOOD… AT THAT TIME THERE WAS SOME TALK THAT WE WOULD GET THE MILITARY INVOLVED… BUT BACK THEN IT REQUIRED APPROVAL FROM OTTAWA, SO IT WAS AWFULLY DIFFICULT TO BRING THE MILITARY IN… TO SOME EXTENT WE KNEW THAT [THE CIVIL DEFENSE] EQUIPMENT EXISTED… [SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT] MIGHT HAVE COME INTO THE SYSTEM IN THE LATE ‘80S WHEN DENNIS JOBE WAS AROUND… BECAUSE HE HAD CERTAIN CONTACTS WITH THE MILITARY, BECAUSE HE WAS A RETIRED ARMY OFFICER… [IT IS IMPORTANT THAT] SOMEBODY WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION [IS] AWARE [AND] THAT IT’S INVENTORIED AND KEPT UP TO DATE.” MIKE ROSS SAID: “WHEN I BECAME DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF IN 1998 [THAT POSITION] WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS… WE WERE GOING THROUGH THE BUDGET AND [ASKED] ‘WHAT’S THIS $1000 WE PAID TO THE ENMAX CENTRE?’ BECAUSE THERE WAS A RENTAL [FEE] THAT NO ONE SEEMED TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT… WE DID SOME INVESTIGATION AND THEN WE FOUND OUT THAT THERE WAS ALL THIS MATERIAL THAT WAS STORED IN THE DEEP BASEMENT… WE STARTED TO DO SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND OUT THAT IT WAS PART OF A MOBILE HOSPITAL UNIT DATING BACK TO THE COLD WAR… IT [HAD BEEN] BASICALLY FORGOTTEN ABOUT… [IN 2006/2007, HEALTH CANADA] CONTACTED THE CITY AND SAID ‘ON OUR BOOKS THERE IS A [MOBILE] HOSPITAL IN LETHBRIDGE. DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHERE IT IS?’ AND THIS MESSAGE CAME TO ME AS THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CO-ORDINATOR … SUGGESTED THAT [THE SUPPLIES] HAD COME TO THE CITY IN THE ‘50S OR EARLY ‘60S… THE MATERIAL THAT’S THERE NOW IS PROBABLY A THIRD OF WHAT WAS THERE WHEN WE DID THE AUDIT… WE FOUND THINGS LIKE RADIATION BURN DRESSING THAT HAD A ‘BEST BY’ DATE… IV BOTTLES AND IV SOLUTION [THAT] INSTEAD OF BEING CLEAR, WAS CLOUDY… WE KEPT THE STRETCHERS [AND] A BUNCH OF BLANKETS BECAUSE WE FELT THAT… THEY WERE STILL GOOD AND WE COULD USE THEM IN A CURRENT DAY EMERGENCY… SO I REMOVED SOME OF THAT STUFF AND PUT IT OVER [IN] THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE [AT] THE OLD COURTHOUSE.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS, NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, COPIES OF ORIGINAL EMERGENCY SERVICES SUPPLY INVENTORIES, AND RESEARCH MATERIAL ON LETHBRIDGE’S CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE. FOR OTHER ARTIFACTS RELATING TO CIVIL DEFENSE IN LETHBRIDGE, SEE RECORDS P19870044001, P19870044002, P19960112110, P19960112111, P19970094001, AND P20090038000.
Catalogue Number
P20150012002
Acquisition Date
2015-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
POLES AND CANVAS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P20140019001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POLES AND CANVAS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1985
Materials
CANVAS, NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Length
212
Width
67
Description
RECTANGULAR PIECE OF OFF-WHITE CANVAS, WITH TWO RED NYLON STRAPS SEWN AT EACH VERTICAL EDGE. CANVAS IS FOLDED OVER AND SEWN ALONG BOTH HORIZONTAL EDGES, CREATING TWO LENGTHWISE CHANNELS. ALL SEAMS ARE REINFORCED WITH DOUBLE-STITCHING. FRONT OF CANVAS HAS REPEATING CIRCULAR WATER STAINS ALONG THE CENTRE AND VARIOUS SPOTS OF DISCOLOURATION THROUGHOUT. TEXT AT THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER READS “L F D” IN BLACK MARKER. BACK OF CANVAS HAS SIMILAR WATER STAINING, AND TEXT ACROSS THE CENTRE READING “DISCARD” IN BLACK MARKER. A STAMP AT THE RIGHT SIDE DEPICTS A CIRCULAR CREST AND READS “CITY OF LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPT” IN BLUE INK. OVERALL GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-HUMAN-POWERED
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
HEALTH SERVICES
History
THIS CANVAS STRETCHER, ALONG WITH TWO WOODEN POLES, WAS USED BY THE LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT DURING MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, PRIOR TO THE INCORPORATION OF PARAMEDIC STAFF IN THE DEPARTMENT IN THE MID 1980S. AMONG DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL, IT IS REFERRED TO AS “POLES AND CANVAS”. ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED LAWRENCE DZUREN, RETIRED FIRE CHIEF, WHO SERVED WITH THE LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT FROM 1959 TO 1992. OF THE POLES AND CANVAS, DZUREN SAID: “[THIS] WOULD BE IN THE AMBULANCE AND THERE’S TWO BIG WOODEN POLES, NICELY SANDED DOWN. WHEN YOU GOT THE PATIENT YOU WOULD ROLL HIM TO THE SIDE, TUCK THAT UNDER, ROLL HIM BACK ONTO [THE CANVAS], PUT THE POLES IN, AND PICK HIM UP, ONE [FIREMAN] ON EACH END… THAT’S THE WAY WE CARRIED PATIENTS OUT OF WHEREVER WE HAD TO CARRY THEM… I RECALL GOING TO ONE, THERE WAS A BLIZZARD GOING ON, WE GOT THIS BIG FELLA… HE WAS ABOUT 6’5”, AND WE HAD TO GET HIM OUT OF THE BASEMENT … WITH POLES LIKE THIS… YOU THINK YOU CAN MANIPULATE, AND WE USUALLY DID SUCCEED IN GETTING THEM OUT OF THERE, BUT IT WAS WITH A LOT OF BACK BREAKING STUFF TO GET HIM UP THE STAIRS… BECAUSE ONE GUY IS UP THERE TO LIFT THIS WAY, AND THE OTHER GUY IS BENDING DOWN… [POLES AND CANVAS] CAME OUT OF SERVICE WHEN WE STARTED GETTING PARAMEDICS [IN THE MID TO LATE 1980S]. THEY DID AWAY WITH IT, WHICH I WAS KIND OF SURPRISED, BECAUSE WE FOUND IT SUCH AN EASY WAY OF DOING IT. BECAUSE NOW… THE PARAMEDICS AND NURSES PICK THEM UP AND MANUALLY SET THEM ONTO THE BED, WHERE WITH THIS… WE COULD JUST PICK THEM UP, PUT THEM ON [THE BED] AND AWAY WE WENT. BUT THEY FOUND [A METHOD] THAT’S MAYBE MORE EFFICIENT, OR EASIER ON THE PATIENT.” ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 MACLEAN INTERVIEWED CLIFF ‘CHARLIE’ BROWN, RETIRED PLATOON CHIEF, WHO SERVED WITH FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES FROM 1966 TO 2004. OF THE POLES AND CANVAS, BROWN SAID: “THAT’S WHAT I WAS TRAINED ON… THAT WAS OUR ‘SCOOP AND RUN’. WHEN WE WENT TO ANY KIND OF EMERGENCY, WE TOOK THE CANVAS WITH US… VERY LITTLE FIRST AID AT THE SCENE, LIKE NEXT TO NONE, UNLESS THERE WAS BLEEDING… IT WAS MOSTLY SCOOP AND RUN… GET THEM TO THE HOSPITAL AS QUICK AS WE COULD… RATHER THAN CARRY [A STRETCHER WITH A METAL FRAME] UP THE STAIRS, WE’D GO UPSTAIRS AND PUT THE PATIENT ON THE POLES… THE [FIREMAN] ON THE BOTTOM, IF [THE PATIENT] WAS STARTING TO SLIDE OFF, THEY’D END UP WITH THEIR LEGS AROUND THE [FIREMAN’S] NECK, AND THERE WAS NOTHING YOU COULD DO… YOU HAD TO GET DOWN, AND IT WASN’T THE PERSON’S FAULT BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T HAVE THE STRENGTH ON THE SLIPPERY CANVAS TO HANG ON.” ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 MACLEAN INTERVIEWED TREVOR LAZENBY, LIEUTENANT WITH LETHBRIDGE FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, WHO TRAINED AS A PARAMEDIC AND STARTED HIS CAREER IN LETHBRIDGE WORKING AS A DISPATCHER IN 1994. OF THE POLES AND CANVAS, LAZENBY SAID: “I NEVER USED THESE, BUT I HAVE HEARD A THOUSAND STORIES ABOUT POLES AND CANVAS – SOME GOOD, WHERE THEY WORKED INCREDIBLY WELL, AND SOME NOT SO GOOD, WHERE IT WAS ALMOST COMICAL THE WAY THINGS UNFOLD. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU GO UP A TWO-STOREY OR THREE-STOREY WALKUP WITH NO ELEVATOR, AND IF YOU’VE GOT [FIREMEN] WHO ARE HEIGHT MISMATCHED… WHEN YOU STARTED GOING DOWN STAIRS, THERE WERE REALLY NO STRAPS ON THESE THINGS TO HOLD PEOPLE – THEY WERE LIKE A MILITARY LITTER. SO AS THE ONE [FIREMAN] IS GOING DOWN THE STAIRS, THE PATIENT STARTS TO SLIDE. THERE WERE STORIES WHERE GUYS WERE TRYING TO HOLD THE POLES UP AS HIGH AS THEY POSSIBLY COULD SO THE [PATIENT] WOULDN’T SLIDE DOWN… PRETTY SOON HIS LEGS ARE HANGING OVER YOUR SHOULDERS!... BUT WHEN I WAS NEW [IN THE MID-1990S], I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I GOT TOLD ‘OH THE POLES AND CANVAS ARE WAY BETTER THAN THOSE STRETCHERS YOU GUYS ARE USING TODAY BECAUSE OF THIS AND THIS’ [AND] I AM SURE THAT IN SOME WAYS THEY WERE; I NEVER DISCOUNTED IT.” SEE PERMANENT FILE P20150010001-GA FOR FULL TRANSCRIPTS OF REFERENCED INTERVIEWS ALONG WITH OTHERS WITH FIRE/EMS MEMBERS AND ADDITIONAL RELATED RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P20140019001
Acquisition Date
2014-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FOLDING CHAIR STRETCHER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
2005
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, VINYL, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P20150010023
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FOLDING CHAIR STRETCHER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
2005
Materials
METAL, VINYL, NYLON
No. Pieces
4
Height
14.4
Length
221.5
Width
51.2
Description
EMERGENCY FOLDING CHAIR STRETCHER. ADJUSTABLE, MEDIUM BURGUNDY COLOURED VINYL WITH SILVER COLOURED METAL, AND FOUR BLACK RUBBER WHEELS. OUTER RECTANGULAR FRAME WITH A SMALLER, ADJUSTABLE FRAME WITHIN. STRETCHER HAS THREE STRAPS: TWO WINE COLOURED NYLON SEATBELT STYLE STRAPS, WITH METAL AND BLACK PLASTIC BUCKLES, ON THE UPPER BODY. BLACK PLASTIC BUCKLE AT CHEST HEIGHT HAS "FERNO" IN GREY. THIRD BUCKLE IS A BLACK NYLON AND PLASTIC BUCKLE, ON THE LOWER BODY. BACK OF PLASTIC BUCKLE IS EMBOSSED WITH "ACCULOC CSR-10 A.C.W. ASIA, WOONSOCKET RI". RED STICKER WITH WHITE WRITING ON RIGTH SIDE OF STRETCHER, AT WAIST AREA, READS "FERNO". TWO RUBBER FEET AT THE FOOT END OF STRETCHER TO STABILIZE STRETCHER WHEN FULLY EXTENDED. VINYL IS IN TWO PIECES AND CAN BE REMOVED FROM INNER FRAME. GOLD COLOURED ZIPPERS AND SILVER COLOURED SNAPS HOLD VINYL IN PLACE. THERE ARE TWO GOLD ZIPPERS ON THE BACK OF THE FOOT PORTION, BOTH RUNNING VERTICALLY. THERE ARE ALSO TWO GOLD ZIPPERS ON THE BACK OF THE UPPER BODY PORTION, WITH ONE RUNNING HORIZONTALLY AND ONE VERTICALLY. METAL LABEL RIVETED ONTO FRAME AT FOOT OF STRETCHER READS "FERNO - WASHINGTON, INC. WILMINGTON, OHIO, U.S.A. SERIAL NUMBER 07-052255." FOUR FOLDABLE HANDLES, TWO AT HEAD AND TWO AT FEET. HANDLES HAVE TEXTURED BLACK PLASTIC GRIPS. GRIPS EMBOSSED WITH "HUNTWILDE CORPORATION". LOWER HANDLES (AT FOOT) HAVE METAL CYLINDERS THAT SLIDE OVER THE JOINT TO PREVENT HANDLES FROM FOLDING BACK IN. CROSSBAR AT KNEE AREA HAS A SMALL RECTANGULAR PIECE THAT SWINGS OUT AND ONTO A BOLT WHEN STRETCHER IS FOLDED INTO SITTING POSITION, WHICH PREVENTS STRETCHER FROM GOING BACK TO A LAYING DOWN POSITION. UPPER BODY PORTION CAN BE ADJUSTED TO FOUR DIFFERENT POSITIONS: LAYING TOTALLY FLAT TO SITTING AT AN APPROXIMATELY 45 DEGREE ANGLE. AT SHOULDER AREA ON RIGHT SIDE THERE IS A TRIANGULAR SHAPED CLIP, WHICH RELEASES THE UPPER BODY PORTION AND ALLOWS IT TO BE ADJUSTED TO A SITTING POSITION. VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION. VINYL IS STRUCTURALLY VERY GOOD, WITH NO RIPS OR TEARS. SCUFF MARKS AND BLACK STAINS ALL OVER, ESPECIALLY ALONG THE EDGES. METAL FRAME IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. WHEELS AT THE FOOT ARE WORN MORE THAN THOSE AT THE HEAD.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-HUMAN-POWERED
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
THIS EMERGENCY FOLDING STRETCHER WAS USED BY THE LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT. IN A WRITTEN STATEMENT PROVIDED AT THE TIME OF DONATION, JESSE KURTZ, DEPUTY CHIEF – SUPPORT SERVICES (RETIRED), EXPLAINED THAT THE STRETCHER WAS “USED PRIMARILY IN AMBULANCES FOR MOVING PATIENTS DOWN STAIRS OR AROUND TIGHT CORNERS. WE USE A MORE STAIR FRIENDLY VERSION NOW.” IN THE SUMMER OF 2015, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN, CONDUCTED A SERIES OF INTERVIEWS WITH CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING: CLIFF “CHARLIE” BROWN (HIRED IN 1966, RETIRED 2004), TREVOR LAZENBY (HIRED IN 1994), RAYMOND “RAY” PETIT (HIRED 1965, RETIRED 1998), AND LAWRENCE DZUREN (HIRED 1959, RETIRED 1992). BROWN EXPLAINED: “IT WAS MORE OR LESS TO TAKE PEOPLE DOWN STAIRS. SIT THEM UP, STRAP THEM IN, HAD WHEELS ON IT. IT WAS FOR A PERSON THAT DIDN’T HAVE ANY SERIOUS INJURIES MORE OR LESS … IT WAS LIKE A LITTLE CHAIR, FOLD UP, SIT THEM DOWN … GO DOWN THE STAIRS ONE AT A TIME – THUNK, THUNK, THUNK, THUNK.” LAZENBY EXPANDED SAYING: “I HATED THIS STRETCHER. THIS WAS A FOLDING STRETCHER … ACTUALLY THE OLD STAIR-CHAIR, BASICALLY. THEY HAVE MODERNIZED AND IMPROVED THIS DRAMATICALLY. BUT THIS PUZZLE OF A STRETCHER – YOU USED TO BE ABLE TO SET IT UP SO THAT IT CAME INTO A CHAIR … ANY TIME YOU WENT UP INTO AN APARTMENT BUILDING THAT WAS UNDER THREE STORIES, THERE’S NO ELEVATOR, SO YOU SOMETIMES HAD TO CARRY PEOPLE DOWN THREE FLIGHTS OF STAIRS. THIS WAS THE CHAIR OF CHOICE A LOT OF TIMES, IT WAS THE STRETCHER OF CHOICE, BECAUSE IT WAS LIGHTER THAN THE OTHER ONE AND IT WAS EASIER TO MANEUVER AROUND CORNERS … IT WAS A PUZZLE TO PUT TOGETHER AND TO TAKE APART AND I JUST NEVER EVER – I HATED THIS THING. TO THIS DAY, WHEN THE PARAMEDICS SAY ‘WE’RE GONNA NEED THE STAIR CHAIR’, I GRIT MY TEETH AND I CRINGE A LITTLE BIT, I THINK BECAUSE I THINK OF THIS THING, EVEN THOUGH THE NEW ONE IS WAY BETTER. THIS WAS IN SERVICE WHEN I GOT HERE AND I WOULD SAY THAT THIS WAS IN SERVICE ON THE AMBULANCES UNTIL ABOUT … 7 YEARS AGO, GIVE OR TAKE. SO THE BETTER PART OF 15 YEARS THAT THAT WAS IN SERVICE WHILE I WAS HERE.” HE CONTINUED: “THE WORST PART ABOUT THIS IS THAT WHEN YOU PUT A PATIENT ON IT AND YOU LIFTED THEM UP TO GO DOWN THE STAIRS, IT FELT UNSTABLE ENOUGH FOR THEM THAT THEY ALWAYS WANTED TO PUT THEIR ARMS OUT, AND THE SECOND THAT THEY GRABBED ON TO SOMETHING, WELL THEN YOUR CENTRE OF GRAVITY IS LOST AND THEN YOU WERE REALLY IN IT. LIKE YOU THOUGHT, ‘GEEZ, WE COULD ACTUALLY DROP THIS GUY.’ BUT THAT’S WHAT I DISLIKED PROBABLY THE MOST ABOUT THIS THING, OUTSIDE OF HAVING TO PUT IT TOGETHER.” PETIT ADDED: “IF YOU GO TO THE BUILDINGS UP HERE ON LONDON ROAD, SOME TWO STORY BUILDINGS AND THE STAIRS ARE VERY NARROW AND VERY TIGHT, WE USED TO USE THIS TYPE. SO IN OTHER WORDS, INSTEAD OF PUTTING HIM ON A STRETCHER, YOU’D PUT HIM ON THE SEAT. ONE GUY GETS AT THE BACK AND ONE GUY GETS AT THE FRONT AND TAKE THE PERSON DOWN … OVER THE YEARS I GOT A BAD BACK AND GUESS WHERE I GOT THE BAD BACK FROM? IT WAS LIFTING, DOING THINGS LIKE THIS, BECAUSE IT WAS VERY CUMBERSOME.” DZUREN AGREED: “THAT’S JUST A CONFINED SPACE STRETCHER … YOU CAN’T [ALWAYS] GET THE BIG STRETCHER IN, SO YOU CAN PUT THEM ON THAT PARTICULAR ONE. IN AN ELEVATOR, YOU CAN’T GET THAT BIG ONE IN THERE. SOME OF THE ELEVATORS, THE RESIDENTIAL ONES, THEY DON’T, AT LEAST IN THE DAYS GONE BY, THEY DIDN’T THINK ABOUT HAVING TO ACCOMMODATE STRETCHERS. I WOULD PROBABLY SAY IT’S A RARE OCCASION THAT WE HAD TO USE THAT. CAUSE A LOT OF TIMES … IF THE PERSON WAS FAIRLY PHYSICALLY OKAY, YOU COULD TAKE HIM OUT, JUST HOLD HIM. ONE GUY BY THE ARMS, ONE GUY BY THE LEGS, WE HAD A TECHNIQUE THERE WHERE YOU COULD QUITE EASILY TAKE HIM OUT THAT WAY WITHOUT DOING HIM ANY HARM, YOU KNOW. IF HE HAD A BROKEN ARM, WELL, WE COULDN’T DO THAT, SO YOU’D HAVE TO USE ONE OF THOSE.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
Catalogue Number
P20150010023
Acquisition Date
2015-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WALKER
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19950020008
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WALKER
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, CLOTH
No. Pieces
1
Height
40.4
Length
61
Width
50.1
Description
METAL FRAME IS STRAIGHT PIECE ACROSS FRONT ITS ENDS ARE BENT AT 360 DEGREES TO BOTTOM OF PIECE. HAS A WHEEL BOLTED THROUGH ON EITHER SIDE, AND A FOOTREST WHICH IS A STEEL BAR COVERED IN A WOVEN CLOTH THAT IS RAPPED AROUND BAR AND TIED ON WITH STRING. FOOT REST STICKS OUT IN FRONT OF WHEELS. BACK WHEELS HAVE A METAL AXIS IN BETWEEN WITH A METAL PIECE THAT EXTENDS UPWARDS AND SUPPORTS THE BACK OF THE SEAT, AND ANOTHER METAL PIECE EXTENDS FROM AND RISES UP TO SUPPORT A MIDDLE PIECE OF THE SEAT. TWO SETS OF BARS EXTEND FROM THE FRONT WHEEL SUPPORTS TO HOLD SEAT AS IN BACK. SEAT IS WIDE IN BACK AND NARROWS IN MIDDLE WITH THE FRONT BEING ROUNDED AND FLARED SLIGHTLY. HAS A ROUNDED METAL SHEET SCREWED TO THE SIDES OF THE SEAT AT THE BACK, ONLY COVERS BACK HALF OF SEAT. IS SUPPORTED ON TOP BY A OVAL BAR WHICH AT THE FRONT HAS A PIECE OF METAL THAT IS ATTACHED TO A WOODEN HANDLE BAR. BAR RISES STRAIGHT UP FROM FRONT OF SEAT AND HAS HANDLES RESTING HORIZONTALLY ON WOOD BAR ATTACHED BY METAL PIECES SCREWED IN. HAS SILVER COLOURED BELL ATTACHED TO THE FRONT OF THE HANDLE BARS. METAL IS CORRODING, PAINT IS CHIPPING OFF. CLOTH ON FOOT REST IS FRAYING AND COMING UNDONE. METAL SUPPORT AROUND SEAT IS BENT. NO PAINT UNDERNEATH SEAT. ALL BUT WHEELS, BELL, AND FOOT REST ARE PAINTED LIGHT BLUE.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-HUMAN-POWERED
Historical Association
LEISURE
Catalogue Number
P19950020008
Acquisition Date
1995-01
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19880062001
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1939
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
112.0
Diameter
3.3
Description
SINGLE POLE, 2 BUCKET SHOULDER YOKE. WOOD POLE PAINTED GREEN/ FLAKING-OFF, SILVER PAINTED STEEL CHAIN. CHAINS ARE 103.5 CM IN LENGTH. CHAINS HAVE SMALL HOOKS AT BASE, AND LARGE HOOKS AT THE END.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-HUMAN-POWERED
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
DONOR MADE YOKE IN 1939. CARRIED 2 PAILS OF WATER DAILY FROM WELL TO HOUSE - 200 YARDS.
Catalogue Number
P19880062001
Acquisition Date
1988-11
Collection
Museum
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