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Other Name
CPR
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GALVANIZED STEEL, WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20000074019
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CPR
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
GALVANIZED STEEL, WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
29.6
Diameter
19.0
Description
SILVER, CYLINDRICAL CAN. TOP IS IN THE SHAPE OF AN INVERTED FUNNEL. TOP OPENING IS PLUGGED WITH A WOODEN CORK ATTACHED TO HANDLE VIA A SHORT CHAIN. HANDLE IS MOUNTED BEHINE OPENING. ON OTHER SIDE IS A NARROW SPOUT. IMPRESSED INTO METAL BELOW SPOUT IS "CPR". THERE IS A MANILLA TAG ATTACHED TO HANDLE THAT READS "COAL OIL" ON BOTH SIDES.
Subjects
MECHANICAL T&E
RAIL TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
ITEMS CAME FROM DONOR'S FATHER, JAMES EICHORN. JAMES WAS BORN TO FREDA AND JACOB EICHORN NOVEMBER 11, 1929 IN ESTUARY, SASKATCHEWAN. JAMES' FATHER JACOB WAS A C.P.R. SECTIONMAN/FOREMAN FOR JUST UNDER 50 YEARS. JAMES' BROTHERS BILL, ROBERT, AND SISTER ELSIE'S HUSBAND, WALTER BRUNNER (STILL A RESIDENT OF LETHBRIDGE) ALL WORKED FOR THE RAILWAY IN ONE CAPACITY OR ANOTHER THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, AS DID DONOR'S MOTHER'S FAMILY AROUND THE MEDICINE HAT AREA (PROSKY FAMILY). JAMES STARTED HIS CAREER AS A SECTIONMAN IN IRVINE, ALBERTA IN 1945. HE MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT IN 1949 AND WORKED AS A TRAINMAN ON RUNS FROM MEDICINE HAT EAST TO MOOSE JAW, SASK. AND ALSO FROM MEDICINE HAT TO CALGARY. JAMES MARRIED MARION SUSAN PROSKY IN MEDICINE HAT ON JULY 26, 1952. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1962 AND JAMES CONTINUED HIS CAREER AS A TRAINMAN, SHORTLY THEREAFTER BEING PROMOTED TO CONDUCTOR, WHOM WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPERATION OF THE TRAIN AND RODE IN THE CABOOSE. DONOR REMEMBERS THAT FROM THIS POINT FORWARD HIS FATHER STARTED HIS COLLECTION OF RAILWAY ARTIFACTS AND ANTIQUES AS THE WORLD OF RAILWAY WAS QUICKLY EVOLVING FROM STEAM POWER TO DIESEL POWER AND ALL THAT WENT WITH THAT CHANGE. JAMES' RUNS AT THIS TIME WERE FROM LETHBRIDGE TO COUTTS . . .MEDICINE HAT. . . AND CARDSTON. IN THE LATTER YEARS HE WAS ON A WEEKLY RUN FROM LETHBRIDGE TO VAL MARIE AND SHAUNAVON, SASK. - THIS WAS A MONDAY TO FRIDAY JOB. JAMES ALSO HAD A SMALL MODEL RAILROAD COLLECTION IN HIS BASEMENT THAT WAS A GREAT HOBBY FOR HIM AND HE COMBINED THIS WITH HIS COLLECTION OF RAILWAY MATERIALS OF THE AREA. HE WAS PROUD OF HIS COLLECTION AND DISPLAYED IT PROUDLY AND LOVED TO TALK ABOUT IT WITH WHOMEVER WOULD LISTEN. JAMES' LIFE WAS TAKEN IN A TRAIN/TRUCK ACCIDENT AT THE STIRLING ALBERTA HIGHWAY CROSSING ON FEBRUARY 10, 1978, WHICH MADE HEADLINE NEWS IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. MOST OF THE ITEMS IN COLLECTION WERE COLLECTED AS THE RAILWAY EMERGED INTO THE MODERN INDUSTRIAL WORLD AND RAILWAY STATIONS WERE CLOSED AS WELL AS SMALL BRANCH LINES ELIMINATED AS THE NEED FOR WORKERS WAS BEING TAKEN AWAY. FRIENDS THAT FOUND OLD LANTERNS, ETC. DID CONTRIBUTE AS THEY KNEW JAMES WAS A COLLECTOR.
Catalogue Number
P20000074019
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CPR
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20000074016
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CPR
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
15.5
Length
29.0
Width
12.1
Description
PAINTED DARK GREEN. CAN IS OVAL SHAPED. ON TOP IS A LARGE ROUND OPENING WITH A LID THAT FITS INSIDE. LID IS ATTACHED TO HANDLE WITH A CHAIN. HANDLE IS MOUNTED ON ONE SIDE OF CAN AND THERE IS A SPOUT ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE. IMPRESSED INTO ONE SIDE OF CAN IS "C.P.R.".
Subjects
MECHANICAL T&E
RAIL TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
ITEMS CAME FROM DONOR'S FATHER, JAMES EICHORN. JAMES WAS BORN TO FREDA AND JACOB EICHORN NOVEMBER 11, 1929 IN ESTUARY, SASKATCHEWAN. JAMES' FATHER JACOB WAS A C.P.R. SECTIONMAN/FOREMAN FOR JUST UNDER 50 YEARS. JAMES' BROTHERS BILL, ROBERT, AND SISTER ELSIE'S HUSBAND, WALTER BRUNNER (STILL A RESIDENT OF LETHBRIDGE) ALL WORKED FOR THE RAILWAY IN ONE CAPACITY OR ANOTHER THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, AS DID DONOR'S MOTHER'S FAMILY AROUND THE MEDICINE HAT AREA (PROSKY FAMILY). JAMES STARTED HIS CAREER AS A SECTIONMAN IN IRVINE, ALBERTA IN 1945. HE MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT IN 1949 AND WORKED AS A TRAINMAN ON RUNS FROM MEDICINE HAT EAST TO MOOSE JAW, SASK. AND ALSO FROM MEDICINE HAT TO CALGARY. JAMES MARRIED MARION SUSAN PROSKY IN MEDICINE HAT ON JULY 26, 1952. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1962 AND JAMES CONTINUED HIS CAREER AS A TRAINMAN, SHORTLY THEREAFTER BEING PROMOTED TO CONDUCTOR, WHOM WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPERATION OF THE TRAIN AND RODE IN THE CABOOSE. DONOR REMEMBERS THAT FROM THIS POINT FORWARD HIS FATHER STARTED HIS COLLECTION OF RAILWAY ARTIFACTS AND ANTIQUES AS THE WORLD OF RAILWAY WAS QUICKLY EVOLVING FROM STEAM POWER TO DIESEL POWER AND ALL THAT WENT WITH THAT CHANGE. JAMES' RUNS AT THIS TIME WERE FROM LETHBRIDGE TO COUTTS . . .MEDICINE HAT. . . AND CARDSTON. IN THE LATTER YEARS HE WAS ON A WEEKLY RUN FROM LETHBRIDGE TO VAL MARIE AND SHAUNAVON, SASK. - THIS WAS A MONDAY TO FRIDAY JOB. JAMES ALSO HAD A SMALL MODEL RAILROAD COLLECTION IN HIS BASEMENT THAT WAS A GREAT HOBBY FOR HIM AND HE COMBINED THIS WITH HIS COLLECTION OF RAILWAY MATERIALS OF THE AREA. HE WAS PROUD OF HIS COLLECTION AND DISPLAYED IT PROUDLY AND LOVED TO TALK ABOUT IT WITH WHOMEVER WOULD LISTEN. JAMES' LIFE WAS TAKEN IN A TRAIN/TRUCK ACCIDENT AT THE STIRLING ALBERTA HIGHWAY CROSSING ON FEBRUARY 10, 1978, WHICH MADE HEADLINE NEWS IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. MOST OF THE ITEMS IN COLLECTION WERE COLLECTED AS THE RAILWAY EMERGED INTO THE MODERN INDUSTRIAL WORLD AND RAILWAY STATIONS WERE CLOSED AS WELL AS SMALL BRANCH LINES ELIMINATED AS THE NEED FOR WORKERS WAS BEING TAKEN AWAY. FRIENDS THAT FOUND OLD LANTERNS, ETC. DID CONTRIBUTE AS THEY KNEW JAMES WAS A COLLECTOR.
Catalogue Number
P20000074016
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CPR
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20000074015
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CPR
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
27.7
Diameter
16.5
Description
CAN IS CYLINDRICAL. HAS A ROUNDED TOP WITH AN OPENING IN THE CENTRE. THERE IS A LID THAT SCREWS ONTO OPENING; LID IS CHAINED TO SIDE OF CAN. THERE IS ALSO A HANDLE MADE FROM A SINGLE METAL ROD. THERE IS A SMALL SPOUT ON ONE SIDE OF CAN. THERE IS A BAND AROUND BASE OF CAN. EMBOSSED ON BAND IS "CPR". THERE ARE REMNANTS OF GREEN PAINT ON CAN. CAN IS VERY DIRTY AND STAINED.
Subjects
MECHANICAL T&E
RAIL TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
ITEMS CAME FROM DONOR'S FATHER, JAMES EICHORN. JAMES WAS BORN TO FREDA AND JACOB EICHORN NOVEMBER 11, 1929 IN ESTUARY, SASKATCHEWAN. JAMES' FATHER JACOB WAS A C.P.R. SECTIONMAN/FOREMAN FOR JUST UNDER 50 YEARS. JAMES' BROTHERS BILL, ROBERT, AND SISTER ELSIE'S HUSBAND, WALTER BRUNNER (STILL A RESIDENT OF LETHBRIDGE) ALL WORKED FOR THE RAILWAY IN ONE CAPACITY OR ANOTHER THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, AS DID DONOR'S MOTHER'S FAMILY AROUND THE MEDICINE HAT AREA (PROSKY FAMILY). JAMES STARTED HIS CAREER AS A SECTIONMAN IN IRVINE, ALBERTA IN 1945. HE MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT IN 1949 AND WORKED AS A TRAINMAN ON RUNS FROM MEDICINE HAT EAST TO MOOSE JAW, SASK. AND ALSO FROM MEDICINE HAT TO CALGARY. JAMES MARRIED MARION SUSAN PROSKY IN MEDICINE HAT ON JULY 26, 1952. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1962 AND JAMES CONTINUED HIS CAREER AS A TRAINMAN, SHORTLY THEREAFTER BEING PROMOTED TO CONDUCTOR, WHOM WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPERATION OF THE TRAIN AND RODE IN THE CABOOSE. DONOR REMEMBERS THAT FROM THIS POINT FORWARD HIS FATHER STARTED HIS COLLECTION OF RAILWAY ARTIFACTS AND ANTIQUES AS THE WORLD OF RAILWAY WAS QUICKLY EVOLVING FROM STEAM POWER TO DIESEL POWER AND ALL THAT WENT WITH THAT CHANGE. JAMES' RUNS AT THIS TIME WERE FROM LETHBRIDGE TO COUTTS . . .MEDICINE HAT. . . AND CARDSTON. IN THE LATTER YEARS HE WAS ON A WEEKLY RUN FROM LETHBRIDGE TO VAL MARIE AND SHAUNAVON, SASK. - THIS WAS A MONDAY TO FRIDAY JOB. JAMES ALSO HAD A SMALL MODEL RAILROAD COLLECTION IN HIS BASEMENT THAT WAS A GREAT HOBBY FOR HIM AND HE COMBINED THIS WITH HIS COLLECTION OF RAILWAY MATERIALS OF THE AREA. HE WAS PROUD OF HIS COLLECTION AND DISPLAYED IT PROUDLY AND LOVED TO TALK ABOUT IT WITH WHOMEVER WOULD LISTEN. JAMES' LIFE WAS TAKEN IN A TRAIN/TRUCK ACCIDENT AT THE STIRLING ALBERTA HIGHWAY CROSSING ON FEBRUARY 10, 1978, WHICH MADE HEADLINE NEWS IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. MOST OF THE ITEMS IN COLLECTION WERE COLLECTED AS THE RAILWAY EMERGED INTO THE MODERN INDUSTRIAL WORLD AND RAILWAY STATIONS WERE CLOSED AS WELL AS SMALL BRANCH LINES ELIMINATED AS THE NEED FOR WORKERS WAS BEING TAKEN AWAY. FRIENDS THAT FOUND OLD LANTERNS, ETC. DID CONTRIBUTE AS THEY KNEW JAMES WAS A COLLECTOR.
Catalogue Number
P20000074015
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
RAILROAD - CPR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, METAL, CHAIN
Catalogue Number
P19672478000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RAILROAD - CPR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD, METAL, CHAIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
25.5
Diameter
11.5
Description
WOODEN STOPPER 4.5 CM. DIA. FITS INTO OPENING ON TOP OF CAN. STOPPER ATTACHED TO WIRE HANDLE WITH CHAIN. CURVED SPOUT, APPROX. 5.0 CM. LGTH. "CPR" EMBOSSED AT BASE OF OIL CAN DIRECTLY BELOW SPOUT.
Subjects
MECHANICAL T&E
RAIL TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
AN EXAMPLE OF EARLY OIL CAN USED ACROSS THE PRAIRIES & THE WEST. *UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING A RAZOR DONATED BY C. N. FRASER. RESEARCH USING THE GALT ARCHIVES AND THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVAL DATABASE FOUND THAT THE DONOR WAS CARL N. FRASER. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON MAY 3, 1991, FRASER WAS BORN IN BARRIE, ONTARIO IN 1906. HE ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1909 WHERE HE RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION. THE OBITUARY STATES, "CARL WAS EMPLOYED WITH THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE UNTIL RETIREMENT IN 1971." HE LOST HIS FIRST WIFE, FREDA MAY "QUEENIE" FRASER (NEE SHORTO), IN 1943. A LETHBRIDGE HERALD NEWS ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 26, 1943 DESCRIBES THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HER DEATH. THE COUPLE HAS THREE CHILDREN, ROBERT "BOB" BOYD, NEILSON "NEIL" MCGREGOR, AND MURIEL JEAN GOIAN. FRASER'S SECOND WIFE WAS NAMED SARAH "SADIE" FRASER. CARL N. FRASER PASSED AWAY IN ON MAY 1, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS. INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY WAS LEARNED FROM THE DONOR'S DAUGHTER, MURIEL GOIAN, DURING THE 2012 COLLECTIONS SURVEY OF MILITARY ARTIFACTS. FOR THAT INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672486000. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672476000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REFERENCED ABOVE AND CLIPPINGS FROM THE ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19672478000
Acquisition Date
1966-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
RAILROAD - CPR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, COPPER
Catalogue Number
P19738115000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RAILROAD - CPR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
STEEL, COPPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
72.4
Diameter
10.8
Description
ENGINEER'S OIL FEEDER. "C.P.R." STAMPED ON SIDE. SPOUT REPAIRED WITH SPOT WELDS IN SEVERAL PLACES. "D" HANDLE WITH SHORT CHAIN ATTACHED. SEE CONSV RPT.
Subjects
MECHANICAL T&E
RAIL TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
Catalogue Number
P19738115000
Acquisition Date
1973-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
RAILROAD - CPR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN
Catalogue Number
P19738124000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RAILROAD - CPR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
TIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
35.0
Diameter
15.5
Description
"C.P.R." STAMPED ON UPPER PORTION OF CAN. CORRUGATED CYLINDRICAL BODY WITH INVERTED FUNNEL-SHAPED LID. CURVED HANDLE WITH CHAIN ATTACHED TO LID. SURFACE CORRODED.
Subjects
RAIL TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
MECHANICAL T&E
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
ARTIFACTS CAME FROM "OLD MCQUIRE" RESIDENCE IN COCHRANE, AB. IT IS ONE OF THE OLDEST RESIDENCES IN COCHRANE & ORIGINGALLY A FARM. MR. MCQUIRE WAS THE COCHRANE - C.P.R. STATION MASTER FOR MANY YEARS. SEE ALSO P19738123000-GA
Catalogue Number
P19738124000
Acquisition Date
1973-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
RAILROAD-CPR
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN
Catalogue Number
P19740091000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RAILROAD-CPR
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Materials
TIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
17.1
Diameter
13.6
Description
"C.P.R." STAMPED ON SIDE. SEVERAL DENTS IN POT. HANDLE BENT. SCREW LID MISSING. COVERED WITH OIL. "VALVE OIL POT". BLACK. STEEL WIRE HANDLE.
Subjects
MECHANICAL T&E
RAIL TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
ASSOCIATED WITH C.P.R.
Catalogue Number
P19740091000
Acquisition Date
1974-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
RAILROAD - CPR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN, WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19850023000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RAILROAD - CPR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
TIN, WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
16.5
Diameter
10.0
Description
METAL SPOUT AND HANDLE ATTACHED. CHAIN ATTACHED TO HANDLE. FREE END OF CHAIN SHOULD BE ATTACHED TO WOODEN STOPPER. "CPR" EMBOSSED ON SURFACE AT BASE OF HANDLE. RUSTED SURFACE.
Subjects
MECHANICAL T&E
RAIL TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
Catalogue Number
P19850023000
Acquisition Date
1985-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BEATTY
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19910038016
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BEATTY
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Length
6.6
Diameter
8.9
Description
STEEL BASE RESERVOIR WITH THREADED LID & TAPERED HOLLOW CURVED TUBE ATTACHED. SILVERED FINISH, SCRATCHED & WORN "BEATTY" ON 1 SIDE. SEE CONSERVATION RPT.
Subjects
MECHANICAL T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR'S GRANDFATHER, A CARPENTER BY TRADE WORKED IN CALGARY ABOUT 1900-1910. MOST TOOLS HE BROUGHT WITH HIM WHEN HE CAME TO CALGARY. LATER ESTABLISHED A FARM IN MILO AREA OF AB. & WAS IN CHARGE OF ANIMAL POUND FOR THE AREA. OIL CAN PROBABLY ACQUIRED WITH PURCHASE OF WRINGER WASHING MACHINE IN LATE '40'S.
Catalogue Number
P19910038016
Acquisition Date
1991-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
RAILROAD - CPR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738123000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RAILROAD - CPR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
IRON, WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Length
51.0
Diameter
29.2
Description
GALVANIZED IRON "C.P.R." STAMPED ON UPPER PORTION OF CAN. COMPLETE WITH WOODEN STOPPER. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE. JUG IS RIBBED. WOOD STOPPER AS GREEN PAINT ON TOP, METAL PIECE THROUGH MIDDLE.
Subjects
RAIL TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
MECHANICAL T&E
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
SEE P19738124000-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19738123000
Acquisition Date
1973-04
Collection
Museum
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