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Other Name
BOY SCOUTS
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BAKELITE, WOOD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19970107058
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOY SCOUTS
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
BAKELITE, WOOD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
6.5
7.0
Length
15
18.0
Width
7.6
7.4
Description
2 PIECE TELEGRAPH KEY AND SPEAKER. TELEGRAPH KEY IS BLACK METAL, WITH A BLACK PLASTIC HANDLE, AND IS MOUNTED ON A SHELLACED RECTANGULAR PIECE OF WOOD. ITEM IS ATTACHED TO SECOND PIECE WITH ONE OFF-WHITE WIRE. SPEAKER IS A RECTANGULAR BLACK BAKELITE BOX, WITH A SMALL LIGHT BULB IN THE TOP LEFT HAND CORNER, NEXT TO A BLACK SWITCH ON THE RIGHT. BELOW THE SPEAKER ITEM IS MARKED "HEATHKIT CODE OSCILLATOR MODEL CO-1", "HEATH COMPANY - BENTON HARBOR, MICH. A SUBSIDIARY OF DAYSTROM, INC.". KEY IS MARKED IN WHITE "CJB26003A", AND BOTTOM IS COVERED IN BEIGE FELT. BOTH PIECES ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR ITEMS WERE USED TO HELP BOY SCOUTS LEARN MORSE-CODE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED A BIOGRAPHY OF AB CHERVINSKI, THE DONOR OF THIS OBJECT, WITH INFORMATION FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1982, 1989, AND 2011. ADAM ABRAHAM 'AB" CHERVINSKI WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 24, 1920 IN LETHBRIDGE. AS A TEENAGER HE WORKED AS A MESSENGER BOY FOR THE CPR TELEGRAPH OFFICE. CHERVINSKI BRIEFLY LIVED IN ONTARIO DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE AIR FORCE, BUT RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED FOR ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES FOR 37 YEARS. HE WAS A LIFELONG COLLECTOR OF ANTIQUES, AVID LOCAL HISTORIAN, AND HEAVILY INVOLVED IN MUSICAL THEATRE. AB CHERVINSKI DIED ON JUNE 2, 2011. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970107001-GA FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ABOUT CHERVINSKI. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ADAM ABRAHAM CHERVINSKI. EXTENSIVE RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR'S LIVING NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19970107058
Acquisition Date
1997-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CODE-A-PHONE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, STYROFOAM, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20000014003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CODE-A-PHONE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CARDBOARD, STYROFOAM, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
6
Height
14.1
Length
39
Width
14
Description
1. BOX. CARDBOARD. FRONT AND BACK HAVE PICTURES OF ANSWERING MACHINES ON THEM. ABOVE THE PICTURE READS "PHILIPS TELEPHONE ANSWERING SYSTEM FOR HOME & OFFICE USE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS D.O.C. CERTIFIED FOR DIRECT CONNECTION TO TELEPHONE NETWORK, WHERE APPLICABLE IN CANADA". THE SAME IS ON BACKSIDE, EXCEPT IN FRENCH. ALONG SIDE OF FRONT AND BACK PANEL IS A LIGHT BLUE STRIP, THAT READS "CODE-A-PHONE 1200". 2. PACKING. 2 STYROFOAM PIECES THAT FIT TOGETHER TO FORM A BOX SHAPE. MACHINE FITS INSIDE OF PIECES. ONE PIECE IS IMPRESSED WITH "614001 TOP" AND THE OTHER PIECE IS IMPRESSED WITH "614002 BOTTOM". 3. BOOKLET. BLACK AND WHITE. MOST PAGES OF BOOKLET HAVE A PICTURE OF THE ANSWERING MACHINE, ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO USE IT. FRONT PAGE READS " "HOW TO MAKE ME DO YOUR TALKING FOR YOU." "AS TOLD BY THE CODE-A-PHONE TELEPHONE ANSWERING SYSTEM". ON BACK PAGE READS "9970248 2/79 SWW LITHO IN U.S.A.". 4. WARRANTY. SINGLE SLIP OF PAPER; ONE SIDE IS FRENCH OTHER IS ENGLISH. TOP OF ENGLISH SIDE READS "YOUR PHILIPS CODE-A-PHONE WARRANTY". AT BOTTOM READS "9970250 GD 5/79 3M". 5. ANSWERING MACHINE. BEIGE PLASTIC. PANEL ON TOP HAS MULTIPLE BUTTONS, SWITCHES, AND LIGHTS. AT TOP OF PANEL READS "CODE-A-PHONE 1200". THERE IS ALSO A STICKER ON TOP OF MACHINE THAT READS "CALL 911 IN CASE OF EMERGENCY COMPLIMENTS OF ANDY KENT RE/MAX REAL ESTATE - LETHBRIDGE". ON FRONT OF MACHINE IS A METAL LABEL THAT READS "PHILIPS"; BELOW THIS IS A BUTTON WITH THE WORDS "PUSH DOWN" ON IT; BESIDE BUTTON IS A WINDOW WITH THE NUMBER "0" VISIBLE THROUGH IT AND THE WORDS "CHANNEL INDEX" EMBOSSED ABOVE IT. ETCHED INTO A LABEL ON BOTTOM OF MACHINE IS "SERIAL NO./ NO DE SERIE 0128356". THERE IS A CORD ATTACHED TO BACK OF MACHINE, FOR HOOKING UP TO TELEPHONE.
Subjects
SOUND COMMUNICATION T&E
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR PASSED AWAY AUGUST 3, 2001. BORN 10 MAY 1919 IN CARDIFF, ALBERTA, HE WAS RAISED IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF EDMONTON. IN 1945 HE MARRIED MOLLY AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE PRACTICED CIVIL ENGINEERING FOR 30 YEARS IN THE FIRM MEECH, MITCHELL, ROBINS AND WATSON. UPON RETIREMENT, HE PRACTICED CONSULTING, AND CONTINUED HIS COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES. HE AND HIS WIFE ENJOYED VACATIONING IN MONTANA AND ARIZONA, BUT MADE SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEIR HOME BECAUSE THEY LOVED IT. MAURICE'S WIFE MOLLY PASSED AWAY JUST PRIOR TO HIM. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A TABLE PAD. ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT THE DONORS' NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH ADDS TO THE INITIAL DOCUMENTATION. MOLLY MITCHELL WAS BORN IN ENGLAND AND GREW UP IN EDMONTON, WHERE SHE MET HER HUSBAND MAURICE MITCHELL. THE COUPLE HAD THREE CHILDREN: MAURA, KURT, AND SCOTT. AFTER RAISING HER FAMILY IN LETHBRIDGE, MOLLY RETURNED TO WORK AS A SOCIAL WORKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P20000014003
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, VELOUR
Catalogue Number
P19694116000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, VELOUR
No. Pieces
1
Height
128.0
Length
65.8
Width
42.5
Description
OAK CABINET, CARVED TOP. VELOUR AND WOOD SPEAKER PANEL. BRASS FITTINGS AND SWITCHES. PAPER LABEL ON BACK. "CAUTION DISCONNECT ELECTRICALPLUG BEFORE REMOVING CABINET BACK". STILL FUNCTIONAL. "WESTINGHOUSE 99".
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
HOME ENTERTAINMENT
EDUCATION
History
HISTORY UNKNOWN-DONATED TO SCHOOL FOR TEACHING PURPOSES. *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR DONOR OR NEXT OF KIN.
Catalogue Number
P19694116000
Acquisition Date
1969-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ATWATER KENT RECEIVER
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19930075006
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ATWATER KENT RECEIVER
Date
1925
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
16
Length
50
Width
14.5
Description
DARK FINISHED WOOD BOX WITH STEEL FRONT PANEL. TOP OF BOX HAS 9CM WIDE DOOR DOWN ENTIRE LENGTH OF RADIO FASTENED WITH TWO STEEL HINGES. SIDES OF BOX HAVE HALF-MOON SHAPE INDENTATIONS TO EASE ACCESS TO LID. FRONT PANEL IS HELD BY 8 BRASS STANDARD SCREWS. AT TOP CENTER IS OVAL BRASS PLAQUE WITH "ATWATER KENT" AND SCROLL WORK RAISED FROM ITS SURFACE. FAR RIGHT MIDDLE OF PANEL HAS 9.5 CM CIRCULAR BAKELITE BASE WITH TWO 4.OCM (D) BAKELITE KNOBS AND ONE BRASS PULL KNOB AT BOTTOM. TWO SMALLER KNOBS HAVE WHITE DOTS ON EDGE. ACROSS FRONT PANEL ARE THREE IDENTICAL BAKELITE KNOBS 8 CM (D). THEY ARE SINGLE PIECE FORMED AS WIDE BASE WITH RAISED KNOB 4.2 CM(D). WIDE BASE HAS WHITE ETCHED SCALE AND NUMBERING. AT TOP OF EACH BASE IS SMALL BRASS DIAMOND SHAPED TAB SET INTO PANEL. ALL THREE TURN BOTH DIRECTIONS 360 DEGREES. BETWEEN AND BELOW FIRST TWO KNOBS IS ONE SMALLER SWITCH KNOB. HAS CIRCULAR BASE 4.5 CM (D) AND 2.7CM (D) KNOB THAT CAN BE SET IN THREE POSITIONS. BRASS TAB EXTENDS FROM SIDE OF KNOB AND CONNECTS TO ONE OF THREE BRASS ELECTRODE ENDS SET INTO BASE. ALL KNOBS HAVE RIDGED EDGE PATTERN. STEEL GUIDE ARM IS ATTACHED TO LID AND INSIDE OF RADIO. ON INSIDE OF LID IS STEEL RECTANGULAR PLAQUE RIVETED TO WOOD. IT READS "ATWATER KENT RECEIVING SET MODEL 20 PHILA. PA. PATENTS PENDING" AND "USE ONLY 1/4 AMPERE TUBES SERIAL NUMBER 979762". AT CENTER OF PLAQUE IS RED CIRCLE WITH "AK" IN IT AND "MADE IN U.S.A." BENEATH IT. INSIDE OF RECEIVER ARE FIVE TUBES AND VARIOUS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS. ON BACK OF RADIO ARE FOUR HOLES WITH BRASS FITTINGS. TWO AT BOTTOM RIGHT, TWO AT BOTTOM LEFT. ABOVE BOTTOM RIGHT IS RIVETED PLAQUE WHICH READS "GROUND" AND "ANTENNA". ABOVE BOTTOM LEFT IS RIVETED PLAQUE WHICH READS "RADIO SPEAKER" AND "BLACK LEAD" AND "RED TRACE LEAD". FROM FAR LEFT HOLE EXTENDS BEIGE CLOTH COVERED CORD WHICH ENDS IN TWO BATTERY CLAMPS AND TWO TRI-PRONGED PLUGS. TWO PAPER TAGS ARE TIED TO CORD. ONE READS "C 4 1/2 VOLTS SMALL BATTERY" AND THE OTHER READS "C+ SMALL BATTERY". CLOTH COVERING IS FRAYING BADLY. BOTTOM HAS FOUR BAKELITE FEET RIVETED TO BASE. FRONT TWO HAVE WORE DOWN TO RIVETS. BOTTOM ALSO HAS PINK PAPER LABEL WHICH IS REGISTRATION PAPER FOR RADIO AND AT BOTTOM READS "FORM F 136, PRINTED IN U.S.A., OCTOBER, 1925". LABEL IS TORN AND DIRTY WITH PENCIL MARKINGS ON IT. ALSO HAS CLEAR PLASTIC DECAL WHICH READS "HENRY R. ANDERSON 2226 18 AVE S LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA T1K 1C8". BACK EDGE OF LID HAS CHIP WHICH HAS BEEN FINISHED OVER. FINISH IS CRACKLING ALL OVER RADIO.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
RECEIVER WAS MANUFACTURED IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. WAS COLLECTED AND RESTORED BY DONOR IN THE 1950'S. SEE PERMANENT RECORD FOR MORE INFO.
Catalogue Number
P19930075006
Acquisition Date
1993-12
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, GLASS, ELECTRIC CORD,RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19672749000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, GLASS, ELECTRIC CORD,RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Height
44.4
Length
31.8
Width
26.6
Description
PART OF CABINET VARNISHED. PART PAINTED BLACK. "STROMBERG-CARLSON" ON FRONT. NAMEPLATE ON BACK "STROMBERG-CARLSON CHASIS P.N24239 AC VOLTS 105-125 CYCLES 60 MAX. WATTS 90 H.E.P.C. APPROVAL 1681" STICKER ON BACK. "APPROVED HYDRO ELECTRIC POWER COMMISSION CREST 283 ONTARIO POWER OPERATED RADIO". FUNCTIONAL. CLOTH COVERED SPEAKER ON FRONT; FRAYED IN ONE CORNER AND STAINED. VARNISH ON TOP IS SCALING. REMAINS OF WARNING LABEL ON RIGHT SIDE OF RADIO.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
SOUND COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
FROM THE W. HENDERSON HOME SON OF FORMER MAYOR WILLIAM HENDERSON. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HENDERSON FAMILY WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK ‘PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUND-UP, 1885 – 1985’ BY A.P. BAINES, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. WILLIAM HENDERSON CAME TO CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1879, WHEN HE WAS 22. A CARPENTER BY TRADE, HENDERSON MADE HIS WAY WESTWARD, BUILDING THE FIRST HOUSE IN MEDICINE HAT IN 1881, THE BARRACKS OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY STORE IN FORT MACLEOD, AND ENDING UP IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1885 WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE NORTH WEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. HE WORKED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST SCHOOL, THE COMPANY HOSPITAL AND COTTAGES, AND LETHBRIDGE HOUSE (LATER KNOWN AS THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL), WHERE HE REMAINED AS PROPRIETOR. IN 1887 HE MARRIED MARGARET THOMPSON LUNDY, A SCOTTISH WOMAN WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN WIDOWED IN DUNMORE, NWT. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE HOME OF WILLIAM STAFFORD AND WAS PERFORMED BY REVEREND CHARLES MCKILLOP. HENDERSON WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE – HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST TOWN COUNCIL, THE MASONS AND ODDFELLOWS, A FOUNDER OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND MEMBER OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. IN 1897 HE BUILT A BRICK DUPLEX AT THE CORNER OF 7 AVE AND 5 ST SOUTH AND THOUGH THE STRUCTURE HAS UNDERGONE RENOVATIONS, IT STILL STANDS IN 2014. WILLIAM AND MARGARET HAD SIX CHILDREN – HAROLD, ETTA, EDNA, WILLIAM, ADELINE AND FRED. ALL SIX RECEIVED THEIR EARLY EDUCATION IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE LATER SENT TO BOARDING SCHOOLS – THE BOYS TO UPPER CANADA COLLEGE IN TORONTO, THE GIRLS TO HAVERGAL COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG. IN 1908 HENDERSON SR. WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE, BUT DIED OF PNEUMONIA IN DECEMBER 1909 WHILE STILL IN OFFICE. HIS THREE SONS ALL SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, AND HAROLD WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1917. THE REMAINING SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE ALL MARRIED AND RAISED FAMILIES. ETTA MARRIED LOCAL FARMER ALBERT ELI IVES, AND HAD THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET, KATHARINE, AND THADDEUS. ADELINE MARRIED JACK KANE AND LIVED IN BARONS. EDNA OBTAINED HER NURSING DEGREE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, MARRIED DR. ATKINSON, AND SETTLED IN MASSACHUSETTS. MARGARET HENDERSON SR. LIVED IN THE FAMILY HOME BUILT BY HER HUSBAND FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE PEMMICAN CLUB AND I.O.D.E. UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1933. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20140012002 FOR THE OBITUARIES OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON, AND HENDERSON FAMILY HISTORY EXCERPT FROM BAINES’ BOOK.
Catalogue Number
P19672749000
Acquisition Date
1967-07
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1925
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, PLASTIC, TIN, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19683246000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1925
Materials
OAK, PLASTIC, TIN, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
20.6
Length
39.4
Width
24.1
Description
TWO DIALS NO. 1 TO 100 IN FRONT. CRACKED AND CHIPPED CABINET. WOOD BODY WITH HINGED LID AT TOP. FRONT DISPLAYS BROWN BAKELITE DIALS (2) MARKED "1" TO "100" IN ADDITION TO TWO CONTACTS, 1 JACK, AND 3 POINTERS. FRONT BOTTOM CRACKED. APPEARS THAT LABEL WAS REMOVED FROM ONE SIDE.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
EDUCATION
Catalogue Number
P19683246000
Acquisition Date
1968-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HOMEMADE SHORTWAVE RADIO, TUBES AND SPEAKER
Date Range From
1937
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, GLASS, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P20090031014
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HOMEMADE SHORTWAVE RADIO, TUBES AND SPEAKER
Date Range From
1937
Date Range To
1950
Materials
METAL, GLASS, CLOTH
No. Pieces
7
Height
18.0
Length
25.7
Width
45.7
Description
HANDMADE METAL RADIO WITH BROADCAST DIAL. ALSO INCLUDES SPEAKER, OSCILATOR COIL, BOXED WESTINGHOUSE TUBE AND BOXED ROGERS TUBE - 7 PIECES. 1. RADIO, HANDMADE. RECTANGULAR METAL BASE. TOP HAS FOUR PERFORATED METAL COLUMNS, FIVE UNPERFORATED METAL COLUMNS, ONE HOLLOW BROWN COLUMN WRAPPED IN COPPER WIRE, THREE MEDIUM SIZED GLASS TUBES AND A SQUARE BOX MARKED "HADLEY TRANSFORMERS, LOS ANGELES". THE FRONT OF THE BASE HAS ONE ROD STICKING OUT AND ONE LARGE DIAL WITH MARKED WITH NUMBERS "BROADCAST KILOCYCLES" AND DEPICTING A WORLD. THE DIAL IS ATTACHED TO A METAL BOX WITH AN OPEN TOP WHICH EXPOSES MULTIPLE SLATS. ALSO ATTACHED IS A ROWN CLOTH ELECTRICAL CORD WITH TWO-PRONG PLUG. 18.0 CM HIGH BY 25.7 CM LONG BY 45.7 CM HIGH. 2. OSCILATOR TUBE, WIRE, PAPER AND UNKNOWN MATERIALS. ONE END OF TUBE HAS A HOLE IN IT. TUB IS WRAPPED IN WIRE. SOME PAPER IS EXPOSED. TUBE IS LARGELY BLACK/BROWN IN COLOR EXCEPT FOR ONE END WHICH SHOWS AN UNKNOWN WHITE SUBSTANCE. 8.6 CM HIGH BY 4.8 CM IN DIAMETER. 3. SPEAKER, UNMOUNTED. FRONT OF SPEAKER IS CONCAVE, LINED WITH HEAVY, GREY PAPER. OUTSIDE IS SILVER COLORED METAL WITH A COLUMNAR SILVER COLORED BACKING PIECE HELD ON BY A SINGLE SCREW. ATTACHED TO THE BACK OF THE SPEAKER IS A SQUARE BOX FILLED WITH PAPER AND WIRES WHICH CONNECTS TO A BROWN CLOTH ELECTRICAL CORD WITH A FOUR-PRONGED PLUG. BLUE LABEL MARKED, "OXFORD... OXFORD TARTAK, RADIO CORP., MADE IN USA". 10.9 CM HIGH BY 21.0 CM IN DIAMETER. 4. BOXED TUBE. BLACK, GOLD AND WHITE, RECTANGULAR CARDBOARD BOX MARKED, "WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRONIC TUBE..." TUBE TYPE "6CA7/EL34". GLASS TUBE INSIDE MARKED "6CA7/EL34" AND "XF5, L2E" BOTTOM OF TUBE IS BROWN PLASTIC WITH SINGLE PLASTIC PRONG SURROUNDED BY EIGHT METAL PRONGS. 2 PIECES. 5.0 CM HIGH BY 13.0 CM LONG BY 5.0 CM WIDE. 5. BOXED TUBE. GREEN, YELLOW AND WHITE CARDBOARD BOX MARKED, "GUARANTEED, ROGERS, ELECTRONIC TUBE". TUBE TYPEE "12AF6". SMALL GLASS TUBE INSIDE HAS A POINTED TOP. GLASS MARKED, "12AF6, AUTOMATIC". BOTTOM OF TUBE HAS 7 METAL PRONGS. 2 PIECES. 2.5 CM HIGH BY 7.9 CM LONG BY 2.3 CM WIDE.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
EDUCATION
TRADES
History
ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, WENDY AITKENS IN AN INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, IN JULY OF 2011, THE RADIO AND ITS COMPONENTS WERE LIKELY MADE BY HER FATHER, WALLY JAMIESON. SHE SAID, "WALLY STUDIED RADIO TECHNOLOGY AT THE NATIONAL SCHOOL IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA FROM 1937-1939. HE WAS FASCINATED BY RADIOS AND ALL THINGS ELECTRICAL. THIS RADIO MAY HAVE BEEN A SCHOOL PROJECT OR IT MAY HAVE BEEN SOMETHING HE MADE FOR THE PURE CHALLENGE OF BUILDING HIS OWN RADIO. I REMEMBER HIM MENTIONING HIS HOMEMADE RADIO WHEN HE WAS NEAR THE END OF HIS LIFE. IT IS WRAPPED IN LETHBRIDGE HERALDS AND EDMONTON JOURNALS FROM THE LATE 1940S." AITKENS SAID HER DAD'S INTEREST IN RADIOS STARTED WHEN HE WAS A BOY. WHEN HER FATHER WAS GROWING UP IN SYLVAN LAKE, AB HIS "UNCLE GOT HIM A CRYSTAL RADIO SET WHEN HE WAS ABOUT 12 YEARS OLD. HE'D BEGGED FOR IT. ONCE HE PUT IT TOGETHER HE WAS HOOKED. I HAVE DAD'S RADIO OPERATOR'S LICENSE [FOR THE PROVINCE OF] ALBERTA. IT'S NUMBER 7. IT DIRECTED THE REST OF HIS LIFE. HE HAD THE KNOWLEDGE OF AN ELECTRICAL ENGINEER. " ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, HER FATHER GAINED HIS KNOWLEDGE THROUGH EXPERIENCE - LIKE MANY MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY. WHILE SOME OF HER FAMILY HAD GONE TO NORMAL SCHOOL, HER GENERATION WAS THE FIRST TO ATTEND UNIVERSITY. FOR FAMILY HISTORY SEE P20090030001.
Catalogue Number
P20090031014
Acquisition Date
2009-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MAGNETO WALL SET
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, NICKEL PLATE, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19672862000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAGNETO WALL SET
Date
1911
Materials
WOOD, NICKEL PLATE, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
2
Height
52.1
Length
35.6
Width
22.8
Description
STAMPED INSIDE FRONT: "TYPE 317-AH". LABEL ON FRONT: "THE NORTHERN ELECTRIC & MANUFACTURING CO. LTD." CRANK HANDLE LOOSE. EAR PHONE REPAIRED WITH FRICTION TAPE. BATTERIES INCLUDED. REFER TO P19641305000-GA FOR SIMILAR DIAGRAM MINOR DIFFERENCES. *UPDATE* AS OF 2011 INVENTORY, NO. PIECES HAS BEEN INCREASED FROM 1 TO 2 AS THE EAR PIECE COVER IS DETACHED FROM THE REST OF THE PHONE.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
1911 MAGNETO SET - A MODERN VERSION OF THE PHONE WITH A BUILT-IN GENERATOR FOR SIGNALLING THE OPERATOR.
Catalogue Number
P19672862000
Acquisition Date
1967-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
DESK "300 TYPE"
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RUBBER, STEEL, CHROME
Catalogue Number
P19640609000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DESK "300 TYPE"
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1945
Materials
RUBBER, STEEL, CHROME
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.0
Length
19.0
Width
13.0
Description
PAINT SPOTTED. CHROME DIAL. PLASTIC CASE. "23864" IN PENCIL ON DIAL.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
"300 TYPE" SERIES TELEPHONE, DONOR BELIEVES DATES TO 1937.
Catalogue Number
P19640609000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MAGNETO WALL SET
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, NICKEL PLATE, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19641305000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAGNETO WALL SET
Date
1907
Materials
WOOD, NICKEL PLATE, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
1
Height
52.1
Length
31.1
Width
22.9
Description
EXTENSIVE DETAILED WIRE DIAGRAM AND INSTRUCTIONS ON LABEL ON THE INSIDE OF DOOR. "1907 MAGNETO SET A MODERN VERSION OF THE PHONE WITH A BUILT IN GENERATOR FOR SIGNALLING THE OPERATOR." BELOW DIAGRAM ON PAPER LABEL INSIDE DOOR WITH DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR TOOLS. "48-A" STAMPED ON GENERATOR. "NORTHERN ELECTRIC COMPANY" ON LABEL ON FRONT OF CASE. MOUTH PIECE CHIPPED. HANDLE MISSING.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONATED BY AGT, A TYPICAL PHONE OF THE PERIOD, FOUND IN REGION.
Catalogue Number
P19641305000
Acquisition Date
1964-10
Collection
Museum
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