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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1925
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, PLASTIC, STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19693765000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1925
Materials
BRASS, PLASTIC, STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
24.5
Length
24.5
Width
15.3
Description
ON FRONT "MARCONIPHONE II L.F. AMPLIFIER". LABELLED TERMINALS BENEATH. PARTIALLY PAINTED BLACK. WHITE ADHESIVE TAPE AROUND CASE. CIRCULAR METAL SCREEN INLAID IN FRONT OF ARTIFACT. DIAL WITH BRASS POINTER WITH "FILAMENT" PRINTED BENEATH. TRAP DOOR ON TOP; NAMEPLATE INSIDE WITH THE MARCONI WIRELESS TELEGRAPH CO OF CANADA LIMITED MONTREAL. "PATENTED 1918-1923". SERIAL # 1924 TYPE #M2.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
HOME ENTERTAINMENT
History
REFER TO ATTACHED HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19693765000
Acquisition Date
1969-04
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19880012003
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
ALUMINUM, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
20.3
Length
39.4
Width
16.5
Description
SER. # "N9187045". REMOTE BROADCAST AMPLIFIER OR MIXER. 4 CHANNEL (MICROPHONE) UNIT. ONE OF THE FIRST TRANSISTOR UNITS. "AUDIO CONSOLE R5461C". UNIT IS PINK, BLUE, AND WHITE IN COLOR. 5 LARGE DIALS AT FRONT (FOUR MIC'S AND ON MASTER). METER RANGING FROM -20 TO +3. "NE" STAMPED ON FRONT OF UNIT.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
THIS AMPLIFIER WAS DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM BY LETHBRIDGE BROADCASTING LTD., THE ASSOCIATION THAT AT ONE TIME OWNED LETHBRIDGE'S FIRST RADIO STATION, CJOC. IT WAS USED FOR REMOTE OR ON-SITE BROADCASTING, AND WAS CONNECTED TO THE STUDIO AND RADIO TRANSMITTER VIA TELEPHONES. IT USED RECHARGEABLE BATTERY WHEN A.C. POWER WAS NOT AVAILABLE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF CJOC RADIO WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES RECORD 20081033000. CJOC WAS THE FIRST RADIO STATION TO BROADCAST FROM LETHBRIDGE, AND ONE OF THE EARLIEST IN CANADA. THE STATION BEGAN OFFICIAL BROADCASTS ON JANUARY 9, 1924. A RADIO BROADCASTING LICENSE WAS GRANTED IN APRIL 1926 & ISSUED WITH THE CALL LETTERS CJOC. THE LICENSE OFFICE ASSIGNED "CJ", WHILE THE STATION CO-FOUNDER, JOHN ENDER "JOCK" PALMER, CHOSE THE "OC" IN REFERENCE TO HIS NICKNAME. THE STATION BEGAN BROADCASTING SPORADICALLY FROM PALMER'S MOTHER'S HOUSE. PALMER TOOK TWO PARTNERS, HAROLD ROBERSTON CARSON AND WILLIAM WALTER GRANT, INTO HIS BROADCASTING VENTURE, AND GRANT BUILT A 50 WATT RADIO TRANSMITTER. SOON THE STATION EXPANDED, MOVING TO THE BASEMENT OF THE HULL BLOCK, AND IN 1928 TO THE PENTHOUSE OF THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED MARQUIS HOTEL. ON AUGUST 13, 1928 JOCK PALMER AND WILLIAM GRANT SOLD THEIR INTERESTS IN CJOC TO CARSON FOR $100 AND $150 RESPECTIVELY. GRANT AND PALMER MOVED TO CALGARY, WHERE GRANT FOUNDED THE CFCN STATION AND BUILT RADIO EQUIPMENT, AND PALMER CONTINUED TO PURSUE HIS AVIATION INTERESTS. ON NOVEMBER 26, 1928 HAROLD R. CARSON, W.J. MILLICAN AND G.H. MILLICAN SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION CREATING LETHBRIDGE BROADCASTING LIMITED. IN 1933, CJOC ANNOUNCER HENRY VINEY AND TECHNICIAN BOB BUSS DID ONE OF THE FIRST REMOTE HOCKEY BROADCASTS IN CANADA. MR. VINEY DESCRIBED THE PLAY-BY-PLAY OVER A ONE-WAY TELEPHONE LINE FROM VEGREVILLE WHILE MR. BUSS REMAINED IN THE STUDIO AT LETHBRIDGE. IN THE FALL OF 1936 CJOC BEGAN “THE RADIO SCHOOL OF THE AIR”, THE FIRST SUCH PROGRAM OF ITS KIND IN CANADA. CREATED AS AN AID FOR TEACHERS IN CLASSROOMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA, THE PROGRAM FEATURED ‘PORTS OF CALL’ ON MONDAYS, “HEALTH HINTS AND HISTORY OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE HELPED MANKIND’ ON TUESDAYS, ‘MOTHER GOOSE’ STORIES ON WEDNESDAYS, ‘DRAMA’ PRODUCED BY AGNES DAVIDSON ON THURSDAYS, AND SING-SONG SESSIONS ON FRIDAYS. IN 1948 CJOC MOVED OUT OF THE MARQUIS HOTEL TO 1015 3 AVE. SOUTH. THE STATION WON THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS ‘AM STATION OF THE YEAR’ AWARD TWICE: FIRST IN 1952 AS CJOC LED A CAMPAIGN TO RAISE MONEY FOR A BOY SCOUT HALL IN LETHBRIDGE, AND AGAIN IN 1967 FOR THE STATIONS’ EXTRAORDINARY PUBLIC SERVICE DURING AN INTENSE WINTER BLIZZARD. CJOC BECAME THE COMMUNICATION HUB OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA DURING THE CRISIS, RELAYING MESSAGES BY RADIO AND KEEPING THE PUBLIC INFORMED OF DEVELOPMENTS. ON JANUARY 19, 2000 THE CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CRTC) APPROVED AN APPLICATION BY ROGERS BROADCASTING LIMITED TO REPLACE CJOC WITH A NEW ENGLISH-LANGUAGE FM STATION. THE NEW STATION WOULD REPLACE CJOC'S COUNTRY MUSIC FORMAT WITH AN ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FORMAT. CONDITIONS OF CRTC APPROVAL WERE THAT CJOC AND THE NEW STATION COULD BROADCAST SIMULTANEOUSLY FOR UP TO THREE MONTHS, AT WHICH TIME ROGERS WOULD SURRENDER THE BROADCAST LICENSE OF CJOC. CFRV 107.7 FM (THE RIVER) WAS LAUNCHED, AND LATER IN 2000 CJOC WENT OFF THE AIR. IN 2007 THE CALL LETTERS CJOC WERE ASSIGNED TO A NEW RADIO STATION IN LETHBRIDGE, 102.1 FM.
Catalogue Number
P19880012003
Acquisition Date
1988-02
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19880012008
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
ALUMINUM, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
15.5
Length
38.4
Width
34.8
Description
REMOTE AMPLIFIER IN ALUMINUM CARRYING CASE. 3 CHANNEL. 4 MICROPHONE INPUTS. MASTER CONTROL & VU METER. SWITCHABLE MICROPHONES. ALUMINUM CASE WITH BEIGE FINISH. PAINT CHIPPING & SCRATCHED. LID HINGED AT BACK AND NEAR FRONT DIAL TO LOCK LID DOWN. HANDLE PUSHES BACK INTO CASE. LID HAS SCRATCHES NEAR TOP RIGHT CORNER WHICH RESEMBLES A PORTRAIT. CORD COMES OUT OF BACK & STORED IN CASE. AMPLIFIER IS BOLTED TO BACK OF CASE. MICROPHONE INPUTS ARE BLUE. 3 GREY CHANNEL DIALS AND MASTER DIAL BLACK. RED TIP OUTPUT SWITCH. BLACK TIP MONITOR SWITCH. TOGGLE SWITCH BACK RIGHT CORNER. ALL DIALS, SWITCHES & PLUGS LABELED. PLUG OUT & LIGHT ON TOP LEFT SIDE OF AMP. TOP SPACE CONNECTS EACH SIDE OF AMPLIFIER THROUGH A CORD & WIRE. BROWN INDICATOR WINDOW WITH NEEDLE. "CJOC" WRITTEN IN BLACK FELT.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
THIS REMOTE AMPLIFIER WAS DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM BY LETHBRIDGE BROADCASTING LTD., THE ASSOCIATION THAT AT ONE TIME OWNED LETHBRIDGE'S FIRST RADIO STATION, CJOC. IT WAS BUILT BY CJOC STATION EMPLOYEE DOUG CARD. THE ALUMINUM CASE WAS MADE BY WESTERN METAL FABRICATORS OF LETHBRIDGE, AND THE CIRCUITRY WAS DESIGNED BY STATION EMPLOYEE GENE HUNT. IT WAS USED TO DO REMOTE BROADCAST FROM ON-LOCATION SETTINGS AROUND THE COMMUNITY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF CJOC RADIO WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES RECORD 20081033000. CJOC WAS THE FIRST RADIO STATION TO BROADCAST FROM LETHBRIDGE, AND ONE OF THE EARLIEST IN CANADA. THE STATION BEGAN OFFICIAL BROADCASTS ON JANUARY 9, 1924. A RADIO BROADCASTING LICENSE WAS GRANTED IN APRIL 1926 & ISSUED WITH THE CALL LETTERS CJOC. THE LICENSE OFFICE ASSIGNED "CJ", WHILE THE STATION CO-FOUNDER, JOHN ENDER "JOCK" PALMER, CHOSE THE "OC" IN REFERENCE TO HIS NICKNAME. THE STATION BEGAN BROADCASTING SPORADICALLY FROM PALMER'S MOTHER'S HOUSE. PALMER TOOK TWO PARTNERS, HAROLD ROBERSTON CARSON AND WILLIAM WALTER GRANT, INTO HIS BROADCASTING VENTURE, AND GRANT BUILT A 50 WATT RADIO TRANSMITTER. SOON THE STATION EXPANDED, MOVING TO THE BASEMENT OF THE HULL BLOCK, AND IN 1928 TO THE PENTHOUSE OF THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED MARQUIS HOTEL. ON AUGUST 13, 1928 JOCK PALMER AND WILLIAM GRANT SOLD THEIR INTERESTS IN CJOC TO CARSON FOR $100 AND $150 RESPECTIVELY. GRANT AND PALMER MOVED TO CALGARY, WHERE GRANT FOUNDED THE CFCN STATION AND BUILT RADIO EQUIPMENT, AND PALMER CONTINUED TO PURSUE HIS AVIATION INTERESTS. ON NOVEMBER 26, 1928 HAROLD R. CARSON, W.J. MILLICAN AND G.H. MILLICAN SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION CREATING LETHBRIDGE BROADCASTING LIMITED. IN 1933, CJOC ANNOUNCER HENRY VINEY AND TECHNICIAN BOB BUSS DID ONE OF THE FIRST REMOTE HOCKEY BROADCASTS IN CANADA. MR. VINEY DESCRIBED THE PLAY-BY-PLAY OVER A ONE-WAY TELEPHONE LINE FROM VEGREVILLE WHILE MR. BUSS REMAINED IN THE STUDIO AT LETHBRIDGE. IN THE FALL OF 1936 CJOC BEGAN “THE RADIO SCHOOL OF THE AIR”, THE FIRST SUCH PROGRAM OF ITS KIND IN CANADA. CREATED AS AN AID FOR TEACHERS IN CLASSROOMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA, THE PROGRAM FEATURED ‘PORTS OF CALL’ ON MONDAYS, “HEALTH HINTS AND HISTORY OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE HELPED MANKIND’ ON TUESDAYS, ‘MOTHER GOOSE’ STORIES ON WEDNESDAYS, ‘DRAMA’ PRODUCED BY AGNES DAVIDSON ON THURSDAYS, AND SING-SONG SESSIONS ON FRIDAYS. IN 1948 CJOC MOVED OUT OF THE MARQUIS HOTEL TO 1015 3 AVE. SOUTH. THE STATION WON THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS ‘AM STATION OF THE YEAR’ AWARD TWICE: FIRST IN 1952 AS CJOC LED A CAMPAIGN TO RAISE MONEY FOR A BOY SCOUT HALL IN LETHBRIDGE, AND AGAIN IN 1967 FOR THE STATIONS’ EXTRAORDINARY PUBLIC SERVICE DURING AN INTENSE WINTER BLIZZARD. CJOC BECAME THE COMMUNICATION HUB OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA DURING THE CRISIS, RELAYING MESSAGES BY RADIO AND KEEPING THE PUBLIC INFORMED OF DEVELOPMENTS. ON JANUARY 19, 2000 THE CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CRTC) APPROVED AN APPLICATION BY ROGERS BROADCASTING LIMITED TO REPLACE CJOC WITH A NEW ENGLISH-LANGUAGE FM STATION. THE NEW STATION WOULD REPLACE CJOC'S COUNTRY MUSIC FORMAT WITH AN ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FORMAT. CONDITIONS OF CRTC APPROVAL WERE THAT CJOC AND THE NEW STATION COULD BROADCAST SIMULTANEOUSLY FOR UP TO THREE MONTHS, AT WHICH TIME ROGERS WOULD SURRENDER THE BROADCAST LICENSE OF CJOC. CFRV 107.7 FM (THE RIVER) WAS LAUNCHED, AND LATER IN 2000 CJOC WENT OFF THE AIR. IN 2007 THE CALL LETTERS CJOC WERE ASSIGNED TO A NEW RADIO STATION IN LETHBRIDGE, 102.1 FM.
Catalogue Number
P19880012008
Acquisition Date
1988-02
Collection
Museum
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AMPLIFIER, PUBLIC ADDRESS

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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19880012006
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1948
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC, RUBBER
No. Pieces
1
Height
21.0
Length
40.8
Width
20.4
Description
PUBLIC ADDRESS AMPLIFER. 2 MICROPHONE CHANNELS, 1 PHONO INPUT AND MASTER CONTROL. METAL LATTICE COVER OVER TUBES AND TRANSFORMERS; COVER DENTED ON TOP CASE C/W CARRYING HANDLES.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
THIS PUBLIC ADDRESS AMPLIFIER WAS DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM BY LETHBRIDGE BROADCASTING LTD., THE ASSOCIATION THAT AT ONE TIME OWNED LETHBRIDGE'S FIRST RADIO STATION, CJOC. IT WAS HAND BUILT BY CJOC EMPLOYEE DOUG CARD OUT OF LOCALLY AVAILABLE PARTS. CARD CONSTRUCTED IT IN THE STATION WORKSHOP AT THE MARQUIS HOTEL. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF CJOC RADIO WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES RECORD 20081033000. CJOC WAS THE FIRST RADIO STATION TO BROADCAST FROM LETHBRIDGE, AND ONE OF THE EARLIEST IN CANADA. THE STATION BEGAN OFFICIAL BROADCASTS ON JANUARY 9, 1924. A RADIO BROADCASTING LICENSE WAS GRANTED IN APRIL 1926 & ISSUED WITH THE CALL LETTERS CJOC. THE LICENSE OFFICE ASSIGNED "CJ", WHILE THE STATION CO-FOUNDER, JOHN ENDER "JOCK" PALMER, CHOSE THE "OC" IN REFERENCE TO HIS NICKNAME. THE STATION BEGAN BROADCASTING SPORADICALLY FROM PALMER'S MOTHER'S HOUSE. PALMER TOOK TWO PARTNERS, HAROLD ROBERSTON CARSON AND WILLIAM WALTER GRANT, INTO HIS BROADCASTING VENTURE, AND GRANT BUILT A 50 WATT RADIO TRANSMITTER. SOON THE STATION EXPANDED, MOVING TO THE BASEMENT OF THE HULL BLOCK, AND IN 1928 TO THE PENTHOUSE OF THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED MARQUIS HOTEL. ON AUGUST 13, 1928 JOCK PALMER AND WILLIAM GRANT SOLD THEIR INTERESTS IN CJOC TO CARSON FOR $100 AND $150 RESPECTIVELY. GRANT AND PALMER MOVED TO CALGARY, WHERE GRANT FOUNDED THE CFCN STATION AND BUILT RADIO EQUIPMENT, AND PALMER CONTINUED TO PURSUE HIS AVIATION INTERESTS. ON NOVEMBER 26, 1928 HAROLD R. CARSON, W.J. MILLICAN AND G.H. MILLICAN SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION CREATING LETHBRIDGE BROADCASTING LIMITED. IN 1933, CJOC ANNOUNCER HENRY VINEY AND TECHNICIAN BOB BUSS DID ONE OF THE FIRST REMOTE HOCKEY BROADCASTS IN CANADA. MR. VINEY DESCRIBED THE PLAY-BY-PLAY OVER A ONE-WAY TELEPHONE LINE FROM VEGREVILLE WHILE MR. BUSS REMAINED IN THE STUDIO AT LETHBRIDGE. IN THE FALL OF 1936 CJOC BEGAN “THE RADIO SCHOOL OF THE AIR”, THE FIRST SUCH PROGRAM OF ITS KIND IN CANADA. CREATED AS AN AID FOR TEACHERS IN CLASSROOMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA, THE PROGRAM FEATURED ‘PORTS OF CALL’ ON MONDAYS, “HEALTH HINTS AND HISTORY OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE HELPED MANKIND’ ON TUESDAYS, ‘MOTHER GOOSE’ STORIES ON WEDNESDAYS, ‘DRAMA’ PRODUCED BY AGNES DAVIDSON ON THURSDAYS, AND SING-SONG SESSIONS ON FRIDAYS. IN 1948 CJOC MOVED OUT OF THE MARQUIS HOTEL TO 1015 3 AVE. SOUTH. THE STATION WON THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS ‘AM STATION OF THE YEAR’ AWARD TWICE: FIRST IN 1952 AS CJOC LED A CAMPAIGN TO RAISE MONEY FOR A BOY SCOUT HALL IN LETHBRIDGE, AND AGAIN IN 1967 FOR THE STATIONS’ EXTRAORDINARY PUBLIC SERVICE DURING AN INTENSE WINTER BLIZZARD. CJOC BECAME THE COMMUNICATION HUB OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA DURING THE CRISIS, RELAYING MESSAGES BY RADIO AND KEEPING THE PUBLIC INFORMED OF DEVELOPMENTS. ON JANUARY 19, 2000 THE CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CRTC) APPROVED AN APPLICATION BY ROGERS BROADCASTING LIMITED TO REPLACE CJOC WITH A NEW ENGLISH-LANGUAGE FM STATION. THE NEW STATION WOULD REPLACE CJOC'S COUNTRY MUSIC FORMAT WITH AN ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FORMAT. CONDITIONS OF CRTC APPROVAL WERE THAT CJOC AND THE NEW STATION COULD BROADCAST SIMULTANEOUSLY FOR UP TO THREE MONTHS, AT WHICH TIME ROGERS WOULD SURRENDER THE BROADCAST LICENSE OF CJOC. CFRV 107.7 FM (THE RIVER) WAS LAUNCHED, AND LATER IN 2000 CJOC WENT OFF THE AIR. IN 2007 THE CALL LETTERS CJOC WERE ASSIGNED TO A NEW RADIO STATION IN LETHBRIDGE, 102.1 FM.
Catalogue Number
P19880012006
Acquisition Date
1988-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
RAILYARD ROUNDHOUSE RADIO ANTENNA
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1983
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GALVANIZED STEEL, METAL, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P20140016001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RAILYARD ROUNDHOUSE RADIO ANTENNA
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1983
Materials
GALVANIZED STEEL, METAL, RUBBER
No. Pieces
1
Height
137.5
Length
125
Width
125
Description
LENGTH OF GALVANIZED STEEL TUBE, FITTED AT TOP WITH ROUND METAL COLLAR. COLLAR HAS FOUR GOLD-COLOURED POLES RADIATING HORIZONTALLY FROM IT, AND A THICKER GOLD-COLOURED POLE EMERGING VERTICALLY AT CENTRE. A GREY METAL WIRE CURVES OUT OF THE TOP OF THE CENTRAL POLE AND ATTACHES BACK TO THE COLLAR. A METAL CABLE WITH THREADED JACK END AND BLACK RUBBER HOUSING EMERGES FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE GALVANIZED TUBE. TUBE HAS SOME RUST AND WEAR, POLES HAVE MINOR AREAS OF PAINT LOSS. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
THIS ANTENNA WAS COLLECTED BY THE DONOR, LAURENCE HOYE, A PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF MATH AND FORMER ASSOCIATE VP ACADEMIC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE AND AVID COLLECTOR OF RAILWAY EPHEMERA. ON MAY 28, 2014, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN INTERVIEWED HOYE ABOUT HIS COLLECTION, INCLUDING THE FIVE OBJECTS DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM. HOYE SAID: “I REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE ON THE FARM AT LLOYDMINSTER [IN THE MID 1930S] THAT I COULD SEE OUT ON THE HORIZON STEAM TRAINS HAULING BOXCARS TO THE ELEVATORS WHERE WE USED TO DELIVER OUR GRAIN… I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED WITH THAT SO MAYBE THAT’S WHEN [MY INTEREST IN COLLECTING RAILWAY MATERIAL] GOT STARTED… I THOUGHT IT WAS KIND OF A NEAT THING TO DO, TO HAVE SOME OF THESE ITEMS AROUND. IT STARTED WITH SMALL THINGS AND THEN OBVIOUSLY GREW TO LARGER THINGS… THERE WAS A LOT OF [RAILWAY COLLECTIBLES] ON THE MARKET IN THE ‘70S… NOWADAYS, IT’S TOUGH TO COME BY.” REGARDING THIS SPECIFIC OBJECT, HOYE SAID: “I WAS QUITE INTRIGUED WITH THE RELOCATION OF THE RAILYARD OUT OF LETHBRIDGE [TO KIPP, IN THE EARLY 1980S]… OFTEN ON SUNDAYS WHILE THE CONSTRUCTION WAS SHUT DOWN I WOULD WALK THE FULL LENGTH OF THE WHOLE THING INCLUDING ALL THE HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES… THEY DEMOLISHED THE TOWER [AND] A LOT OF THE BUILDINGS… I SAW THEM TEARING DOWN THE ROUNDHOUSE AND I SPOTTED THAT ANTENNA STILL STICKING UP ATTACHED TO THE ROUNDHOUSE… I WALKED OVER TO THE GUY THAT WAS DRIVING THE BACKHOE, AND ASKED WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO WITH THAT. ‘AH, JUST THROW IT IN THE TRUCK WITH THE REST OF THE STUFF’ [HE SAID]. I SAID, ‘OKAY. I’D LIKE TO MY HANDS ON IT.’… SO HE WENT AND GOT IT, GAVE IT TO ME AND I GAVE HIM TWENTY BUCKS.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF DONOR.
Catalogue Number
P20140016001
Acquisition Date
2014-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
VIDEO TUNER
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20000027002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VIDEO TUNER
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL, PAPER
No. Pieces
3
Height
11.8
Length
31.8
Width
25.2
Description
1. TUNER. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. SILVER. FRONT OF TUNER HAS NUMEROUS BUTTONS INCLUDING: "AUTO", "POWER", "OFF", CHANNELS 2 THROUGH 13, AND "SELECT VTR TV". THERE IS ALSO A DIGITAL DISPLAY SCREEN ON FRONT AND A DOOR THAT OPENS OUT TO REVEAL 21 BUTTONS WITH NUMBERS AND LETTERS ON THEM. ON FRONT OF TUNER READS "HITACHI VT-TU75A VIDEO TUNER". ON TOP OF TUNER IS A DOOR THAT FLIPS UP TO REVEAL 12 SWITCHES AND 12 WHEELS LETTERED FROM A THROUGH L. BACK OF TUNER HAS 6 JACKS AND 3 CORDS. SERIAL NO. "00905297". 2. INSTRUCTION MANUALS. 25.6 X 18.2. 2 IDENTICAL MANUALS, EXCEPT ONE IS IN ENGLISH, ONE IS IN FRENCH. FRONT COVER HAS A PICTURE OF VIDEO TUNER AND READS "HITACHI VIDEO TUNER MODEL VT-TU75A INSTRUCTION MANUAL". MANUAL HELD TOGETHER BY 2 STAPLES. CONSISTS OF 19 PAGES OF ILLUSTRATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS. BACK COVER READS "P4600474" AT BOTTOM LEFT CORNER. BACK COVER OF ENGLISH MANUAL IS TORN.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
WORKED WITH VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER P20000027001-GA. BOUGHT AT SMITH'S ON 13TH STREET, IN LETHBRIDGE. PURCHASED IN THE LATE 1970S BY DONOR FOR A COUPLE THOUSAND DOLLARS (COMBINED WITH TUNER), AND USED IN DONOR'S BUSINESS "VIDEO VENTURES", WHICH TAPED WEDDINGS AND HORSESHOWS. BUSINESS BEGAN OPERATION IN THE LATE 1970S, BASED OUT OF CLARESHOLM, IT IS NOT KNOWN HOW LONG BUSINESS WAS IN OPERATION FOR. EQUIPMENT WAS NOT USED IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P20000027002
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TELEPHONE BOOK COVER, “MARQUIS HOTEL”
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, LINEN, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20140046002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TELEPHONE BOOK COVER, “MARQUIS HOTEL”
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1985
Materials
CARDBOARD, LINEN, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
4
Length
29.75
Width
24.5
Description
BOOK COVER MADE OF RIGID CARDBOARD, BOUND IN WAXED RED LINEN. EMBOSSED GOLD LETTERING ON FRONT READS “THE MARQUIS HOTEL” AND “INNS CANADA – A DIVISION OF MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES LIMITED”. METAL POST FASTENING MECHANISM ATTACHED TO INNER SPINE WITH TWO METAL GROMMETS. LINEN IS WORN AWAY ALONG EDGES AND CORNERS OF COVER, SPINE IS SEPARATED FROM BOTTOM LEFT CORNER OF FRONT COVER, METAL FASTENING POST IS BENT, GRIME ON INSIDE PANEL OF BACK COVER. OVERALL FAIR CONDITION.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
FURNISHINGS
History
THIS TELEPHONE BOOK COVER WAS TAKEN BY THE DONOR, PHIL EDMUNDSON, OUT OF THE MARQUIS HOTEL UPON ITS CLOSURE IN NOVEMBER 1985. EDMUNDSON WAS THE OWNER/OPERATOR OF MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP, ONE OF THE RETAIL BUSINESSES HOUSED ON THE HOTEL’S MAIN FLOOR. THE HOTEL OPENED IN 1928 ON THE CORNER OF 4TH AVENUE AND 7TH STREET SOUTH, AND WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1988. ON NOVEMBER 18, 2014, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON INTERVIEWED THE DONOR ABOUT THE TELEPHONE BOOK COVER AND HIS FAMILY’S HISTORY IN RELATION TO THE MARQUIS HOTEL. PHIL EDMUNDSON SAID: “MY DAD [FRED EDMUNDSON] CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1938 TO TAKE OVER THE MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP… HE PAID $50 FOR THE INVENTORY AND THE STORE FIXTURES, AND AGREED TO TAKE ON THE DEBT… THE FLOWER SHOP HAD [ALREADY] BEEN THERE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS… THE FLOWER SHOP HAD A MAIN FLOOR ENTRANCE AND DISPLAY AREA AND COOLER… DOWN IN THE BASEMENT IT HAD AN AREA FOR AN OFFICE AND A WORK ROOM.” EDMUNDSON CONTINUED: “ONE OF THESE [TELEPHONE BOOK COVERS] WOULD HAVE BEEN IN EVERY ONE OF THE GUEST ROOMS AND OTHER PLACES AS WELL. WE HAD THEM IN THE FLOWER SHOP AND IT’S REALLY GOOD BECAUSE IT DOES PROTECT THE REGULAR TELEPHONE BOOK FROM GETTING DESTROYED BECAUSE IT’S A REAL NICE HARD COVER… IT IS EMBOSSED WITH THE MARQUIS LOGO… NOT THE ORIGINAL LOGO… AT ONE POINT THE MARQUIS HOTEL WAS PART OF THE INNS OF CANADA HOTEL CONGLOMERATE… AND SO THEY ALSO HAVE THAT LOGO EMBOSSED ON THE COVER.” OF THE HOTEL IN GENERAL, EDMUNDSON SAID: “IT WAS A COMMUNITY CONGLOMERATE OF PEOPLE THAT HAD GOTTEN TOGETHER TO HAVE IT ESTABLISHED AND BUILT… THEY WANTED TO BE ABLE TO BRING CONVENTIONS AND MEETINGS TO TOWN, SO IT WAS THE PREMIER HOTEL IN THE CITY… IT WAS QUITE A FANCY BUILDING… IT HAD A BANQUET ROOM THAT WOULD HOLD UP TO 250 PEOPLE… A MEZZANINE WHICH WAS UP BETWEEN THE FIRST FLOOR OF ROOMS ABOVE THE STREET LEVEL BUSINESSES… THEY WOULD SERVE TEA UP THERE IN THE AFTERNOON… SVEN ERICKSEN [RAN] THE MARQUIS COFFEE SHOP AND THE DINING ROOM AND BAKE SHOP… IT WAS THE PLACE TO GO FOR FINE DINING IN THE CITY… THE DRUG STORE WAS RIGHT ON THE CORNER OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE… IT WAS A VERY BUSY LOCATION… THERE WERE A LOT OF DIGNITARIES [WHO STAYED] AT THE HOTEL, LIKE BING CROSBY WHEN HE CAME TO TOWN… AND JOHN DIEFENBAKER… THE MARQUIS WAS THE PLACE TO MEET.” OF THE HOTEL’S DEMISE, EDMUNDSON SAID: “THEY WERE IN RECEIVERSHIP FOR A WHILE IN 1985, AND ROYAL BANK WERE THE RECEIVERS AND THEY WERE RUNNING THE OPERATION. BUT THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE BOILER, AND IN NOVEMBER IT GOT VERY COLD, VERY FAST. THE BOILER WAS UNABLE TO KEEP UP AND FINALLY GAVE IT UP. AND RATHER THAN TRY TO GET IT FIXED… THE ROYAL BANK SAID ‘THAT’S IT, WE’RE DONE, YOU’RE OUT OF HERE’… WE WERE QUITE SHOCKED… AND THE GUESTS OF THE HOTEL – THERE WERE LOTS OF FULL-TIME GUESTS STAYING IN THE ROOMS – THEY WERE GIVEN PRACTICALLY NO TIME TO VACATE. THEY WERE OUT IN THE COLD… [THE BANK] CONCEDED TO LET US STAY FOR AN EXTRA TWO WEEKS WHILE WE MOVED OVER TO A NEW LOCATION [AT 312 6TH STREET SOUTH]. IT WAS QUITE SOMETHING BECAUSE WE HAD ALL OUR CHRISTMAS MERCHANDISE [SO] RATHER THAN MOVE IT, WE DECIDED WE’D PUT IT ALL ON SALE. SO WE HAD A HUGE SALE [AND] WE SOLD PRACTICALLY EVERYTHING… WE TOOK [ALL THE FIXTURES] WITH US; THE PHONES, PHONE BOOKS, EQUIPMENT, DESKS… THE LIGHTS THAT WERE HANGING FROM THE CEILING, [THE] KINDS OF THINGS WE COULD USE IN THE NEW LOCATION… THEY WERE THINGS THAT WE HAD INSTALLED OVER THE YEARS… WE FELT THAT WE HAD TO PUT THEM IN, SO WE WERE GOING TO TAKE THEM OUT… IN THE MEANTIME WE HAD TO HOOK UP A TEMPORARY WATER SUPPLY BECAUSE THEY SHUT OFF ALL THE UTILITIES TO THE BUILDING EXCEPT THE ELECTRICITY. SO WE HAD NO HEAT DURING THAT EXTREMELY COLD WEATHER… IT WAS [THREE YEARS] LATER BEFORE [THE HOTEL] WAS KNOCKED DOWN. IT STOOD DERELICT FOR QUITE A WHILE… IT WAS KIND OF HARD TO SEE THAT… [PEOPLE] WERE REALLY UPSET THAT THIS BEAUTIFUL STRUCTURE … WOULD BE DESTROYED AND BE GONE FROM THE LANDSCAPE AND CHANGING THE LOOK OF THE DOWNTOWN… IT WAS A GREAT LOCATION [AND] WE REALLY ENJOYED OUR TIME THERE. IT’S TOO BAD THINGS HAVE TO CHANGE.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND RECORD P20140046001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20140046002
Acquisition Date
2014-11
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19693993000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, GLASS
No. Pieces
11
Height
209.5
Length
94.3
Width
79.0
Description
OAK BOOTH WITH 2 REMOVABLE WINDOWS. "213765" ON PLATE ON PHONE. "25", "10"AND "5" & "PUBLIC TELEPHONE NUMBER 236-9003 1. RING OPERATOR, LIFT RECEIVER. 2. GIVE OPERATOR DESIGNED NUMBER. 3. DEPOSIT DIME OR TWO NICKELS WHEN REEQUESTED NOW 10 CENTS AGT" ON PHONE. HOLE THROUGH ROOF OF BOOTH WHERE LIGHT WAS HOOKED UP.
Subjects
OTHER STRUCTURE
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
History
USED IN GRANUM, ALBERTA. USED INDOORS ONLY. BOOTH IS CONSTRUCTED IN PANELS THAT CAN BE READILY ASSEMBLED OR DISASSEMBLED FOR MOVING.
Catalogue Number
P19693993000
Acquisition Date
1969-05
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19780130000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
7.6
Length
30.4
Width
10.8
Description
DARK BROWN WOODEN BASE. HAS PURPLE TIN BOX ON TOP OF IT, WRITTEN IN WHITE "NATIONAL DISTRICT TELEGRAPH MESSENGERS - WESTERN UNION", SMALL HANDLE ENGRAVED WITH "513". SMALL PLASTIC WINDOW WITH MESSENGER RATES ON BOX AT TOP. WIRES COMING OUT OF TOP. BRASS FRAME SCREWED TO WINDOW. CLOTH COVERED WIRES CONNECTED TO BOLTS AT TOP. BLACK RESIDUE AROUND BOLTS & DOWN BACK OF WOOD.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
FROM TELEGRAPH OFFICES IN VANCOUVER, (OBTAINED IN THE U.S.) IT RANG BUZZERS IN OFFICE ON A LARGE BOARD, INDICATING MESSENGERS TO BE SENT & WHERE.
Catalogue Number
P19780130000
Acquisition Date
1978-04
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COPPER WIRE, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19780131000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
COPPER WIRE, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.8
Length
10.2
Width
6.4
Description
CALL BOX. "CGE" EMBOSSED ON TOP. GREY-COLOURED. SMALL RECTANGULAR BOX ON TOP OF BASE. COPPER WIRE IN BOX - COMES OUT OF BOTTOM. TWO HOLES ON BASE FOR MOUNTING.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
SOUND COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
REFER TO P19780129000 & P19780130000-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19780131000
Acquisition Date
1978-04
Collection
Museum
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