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Other Name
WASHING TRAY
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GALVANIZED TIN
Catalogue Number
P19641383000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WASHING TRAY
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD, GALVANIZED TIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
85.8
Width
30.6
Diameter
18.5
Description
27 CM NOTCHED CYLINDRICAL BLOCK, TAPERED AT TOP 4 CM TIN SHEET IS NAILED AROUND ITS DIAMETER. INTO TOP IS RECESSED 59 CM OAK DOWEL, ATTACHED TO ITS HEAD IS OAK HANDLE. CRACKED AND WEATHERED.
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USED IN ROUND WASH TUB, LIKE A PLUNGER OR AGITATOR. USED BY DONOR'S GRANDMOTHER. ____________________________________________________ PARTIAL LABEL COPY BELOW WAS DEVELOPED BY COLLECTIONS INTERN DAVID SMITH IN OCTOBER 2011 FOR AN ISSUE OF LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE’S WHAT’S IT FEATURE. “THIS LAUNDRY AGITATOR PREDATES THOSE INVENTIONS TO A TIME WHEN LAUNDRY WAS DONE BY HAND. HISTORICALLY AGITATORS HAVE BEEN CALLED BY MANY DIFFERENT NAMES, BUT TODAY THEY ARE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS WASHING DOLLIES. LAUNDRY AGITATORS TAKE MANY DIFFERENT SHAPES BUT PERFORM THE SAME FUNCTION. THEY WERE USED TO BOTH POUND THE WET CLOTHES AND TO STIR THE WATER IN LARGE WOODEN OR METAL TUBS. COMMERCIALLY PRODUCED AGITATORS OFTEN HAVE A METAL CONE (WITH HOLES PUNCTURED FOR THE WATER TO CIRCULATE), WHICH IS ATTACHED TO A WOODEN HANDLE. AS THIS AGITATOR IS HAND CRAFTED IT LOOKS DIFFERENT THAN MANY MASS PRODUCED OBJECTS WITH THE SAME FUNCTION.” _________________________________________________________________ IN OCTOBER, COLLECTIONS MADE CONTACT WITH J.D. BRINDLEY’S CALGARY-BASED NIECE, JOAN NYHOFF. SHE INFORMED COLLECTIONS THAT HER MOTHER (DONOR J.D. BRINDLEY’S SISTER), NORAH HUTTON, WAS LIVING (95 YS/O) AND RESIDING IN CALGARY. ON 24 OCTOBER, NYHOFF SENT AN EMAIL TO TECH KEVIN MACLEAN, STATING THAT HER MOTHER RECOGNIZED THE DOLLIE, (SEEN ONLINE DUE TO ITS FEATURE IN THE ONLINE VERSION OF LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE) AND SAID, “IT BELONGED TO HER MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS, JOHN AND MARY TURNER”. ACCORDING TO NYHOFF, HER MOTHER “ONLY REMEMBERS IT BEING USED BY HER (ALICE)” AND THAT IT WAS “BROUGHT TO LETHBRIDGE FROM ENGLAND”. MARY TURNER PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 24 APRIL, 1942 AT AGE 72. HER HUSBAND JOHN PASSED AWAY IN MEDICINE HAT ON 6 DECEMBER 1953 AT AGE 79. PRIOR TO MOVING TO MEDICINE HAT, JOHN WORKED AT THE LETHBRIDGE PROVINCIAL JAIL. ACCORDING TO NYHOFF, JOHN AND MARY TURNER CAME TO LETHBRIDGE FROM ENGLAND IN 1927, FOLLOWING THEIR DAUGHTER ALICE BRINDLEY AND SON-IN-LAW JOHN (JACK) BRINDLEY. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR RELATED OBITUARIES, NYHOFF’S EMAIL AND THE SMITH’S LETHBRIDGE LIVING WHAT’S IT DOLLIE COPY.
Catalogue Number
P19641383000
Acquisition Date
1964-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CLOTHES PEG BAG & HANGER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BURLAP, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19930007018
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CLOTHES PEG BAG & HANGER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
BURLAP, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
44.0
Width
32.2
Description
BURLAP & STEEL WIRE BAG. BAG IS BURLAP PRINTED WITH ILLUSTRATION & "PEGS" ACROSS TOP. STEEL WIRE FOR HANGING, FIXED TO BAG WITH 2 GROMMETS. WEAVING HAS COME UNDONE IN A SECTION APPROXIMATELY 2X4 CM LARGE, ON FRONT OF BAG. BAG IS STRETCHED OUT OF SHAPE, FROM HANGING.
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USED FOR HOLDING CLOTHES PEGS WHICH FASTEN DRYING LAUNDRY TO CLOTHES LINE.
Catalogue Number
P19930007018
Acquisition Date
1993-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
C/W PLYWOOD CUTOUT HANGER
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, COTTON OR NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19930007019
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
C/W PLYWOOD CUTOUT HANGER
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, COTTON OR NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
63.2
Width
43.0
Description
PLYWOOD CUTOUT IN SHAPE OF GIRL IN BONNET FROM WAIST UP. WAIST DOWN IS A FLOWERED PRINT SKIRT WHICH SERVES AS BAG. ON BACK OF CUTOUT IS STAPLED A TWILL RIBBON FOR HANGING. DRAWSTRING AT WAIST CLOSES BAG. LIKELY ENTIRE OBJECT IS HAND CRAFTED. GIRL IS PAINTED PINK AND BLUE; SKIRT IS BLUE, PINK, GREEN, WHITE, AND BURGUNDY.
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USED FOR HOLDING LAUNDRY AWAITING WASHING.
Catalogue Number
P19930007019
Acquisition Date
1993-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WICKER
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WICKER
Catalogue Number
P19738537000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WICKER
Date
1915
Materials
WICKER
No. Pieces
1
Height
35.0
Length
77.5
Width
55.8
Description
WOVEN WICKER VARNISHED. TWO ATTACHED HANDLES ON SIDES.
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ACQUIRED BY DONOR'S FATHER, EARL B. SLOAN IN 1915. PROBABLY FOR USE AS A LAUNDRY BASKET. SEE P19738532000-GA. EARLE B. SLOAN, DONOR'S FATHER, CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1899 AGE 11. MARRIED JESSIE CAMPBELL IN 1913. WORKED AT GALT NO. 3 MINE OFFICE & AT ELLISON MILLING. IN 1927 WENT TO CALGARY AS A FEDERAL TAX OFFICER.
Catalogue Number
P19738537000
Acquisition Date
1973-03
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WIRE, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19683363000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
STEEL, WIRE, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
4.8
Length
28.6
Width
7.3
Description
HANDLE IS BLACK PAINTED WOOD. HINGED BASKET OF STEEL WIRE. STEEL FERRULE SECURES STEEL TWISTED SHANK AND HINGED STEEL WIRE BASKET. BASKET LID SECURES WITH ADJUSTABLE STEEL SPRING ON SHANK.
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DONOR CLAIMS USED FOR WASHING DISHES.
Catalogue Number
P19683363000
Acquisition Date
1968-07
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Catalogue Number
P20000068002
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.5
Length
71.8
Width
8.8
Subjects
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Catalogue Number
P20000068002
Acquisition Date
2001-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19790240000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Length
61.0
Width
15.3
Description
HANDLE MADE OF WOOD, REMAINING SECTION IS METAL WIRE. PAINT ON HANDLE IS WEARING THIN. SMALL SPLATTERS OF WHITE PAINT JUST ABOVE HANDLE ON METAL. SLIGHT CORROSION.
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SEE P19790238000-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19790240000
Acquisition Date
1979-08
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL WIRE
Catalogue Number
P19738565000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, STEEL WIRE
No. Pieces
1
Length
72.0
Width
23.2
Description
"THE BATWING BEATER PAT NO. 1S44020 JOHNSON NOVELTY CO. DANVILLE, PA." PAINTED GREEN HANDLE. STEEL WIRE BEATER.
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Catalogue Number
P19738565000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOVEN CANE
Catalogue Number
P19738892000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
WOVEN CANE
No. Pieces
1
Length
77.5
Width
20.3
Description
WOVEN FILIGREE HEAD. HANDLE BOUND IN 3 PLACES WITH PLANT FIBRE.
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REF. MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOGUE 1894.
Catalogue Number
P19738892000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WASH BENCH
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19770322000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WASH BENCH
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
97.8
Length
114.0
Width
50.0
Description
WRINGER IS MISSING. BENCH HOLDS TWO WASHTUBS, CAN BE FOLDED UP. HAS A DRIP-BOARD THAT CAN BE ADJUSTED TO CONDUCT WATER TO EITHER TUB. COLLAPSIBLE LEGS. 2 CATCHES ON EITHER SIDE OF BENCH. DIMENSIONS WHEN FOLDED UP: 97.8 CM HT. X2 6.7 CM LTH. X 45.1 CM WTH. STAND IS ALSO COLLAPSABLE. ALL CORNERS ARE SUPPORTED BY FLAT STEEL HINGES. 4 HOOK AND EYE LATCHES ON ENTIRE BENCH. CENTRAL LEGS OF BENCH ARE CONSTRUCTED IN A TRIANGLE IN ORDER TO GIVE SUPPORT WHILE FOLDED UP. STEEL DOWEL IS BUILT INTO CENTRAL CONSTRUCTION. WOOD IS STAINED.
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REF: SEARS ROEBUCK CATALOG 1900-1910.
Catalogue Number
P19770322000
Acquisition Date
1977-06
Collection
Museum
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