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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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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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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
Images
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Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19890010000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1945
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
3
Height
17.5
Length
32
Width
23.2
Description
WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL UNIT NO. 1 (CANADIAN) CONSISTS OF A PAIR OF HEADPHONES & HAND HELD MICROPHONE. UNIT IS HOUSED IN WOOD LINED STEEL BOX WITH A BUILT IN TELEGRAPH KEY & BELL. IT IS BATTERY OPERATED. INSIDE LID HAS COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPERATION. PAINTED OLIVE GREEN.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
CANADIAN MILITARY APPARATUS MADE BY RCA. TURNED INTO CITY POLICE & NOT CLAIMED. INVESTIGATION UNABLE TO DETERMINE OWNERSHIP. *NOTE* HEAD OF MICROPHONE FOUND BROKEN (SUMMER 2004)
Catalogue Number
P19890010000
Acquisition Date
1989-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
P19770107000.1-.2-GA
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19770107000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19770107000.1-.2-GA
Date
1938
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC, STEEL
No. Pieces
20
Description
.1 CONTROL UNIT 182.9 CM HT., 38.1 CM WTH., 55.9 CM LTH. PAPER, HARD PLASTIC, STEEL. SERIAL # 202 TYPE: 78225 SPEC: 78310. THE UNIT IS FINISHED IN BLACK. #1 IS AN ENGRAVED PLATE. "CANADIAN MARCONI COMPANY LOCAL CONTROL UNIT". #2 ENGRAVED ON FRONT OF CONTROL UNIT "MARCONI" "CANADA TYPE 71800". #3 IS A PIECE OF PAPER COVERED BY A PIECE OF PLASTIC. #4 ENGRAVED ON FRONT OF CONTROL UNIT "MARCONI CANADA TYPE 2L20". "KEY-WIND CHELSEA 8-DAY CLOCK AND UPRIGHT MICROPHONE, AND NORTHERN ELECTRIC MICROPHONE". HANDSET, "CODE #L-945-DO". .2 MARCONI TRANSMITTER NDB SER #127 182.9 CM HT., 38.1 CM WTH., 76.2 CM LTH. METAL, HARD PLASTIC, PAPER. WITH SPARE PARTS. AN ENGRAVED PLATE: "CANADIAN MARCONI COMPANY" "400 WATT AIRWAYS TRANSMITTER TYPE 75170 SERIAL NO. 127 SPEC. 71215 110/100/120 VOLTS 26.7 AMPS. 50/60 FREG 86% P.F. PATENTED". TUBES AND CYLINDERS TEMPORARILY IN 008. INCLUDES 18 TUBES AND CYLINDERS; 1 BLACK WIRE WITH CONNECTORS AT EACH END; AND 1 BLACK BASE MARKED "GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIOTRON, LICENCED BY THERMIONICS LTD." TUBES HAVE ALTERNATELY EITHER 4, 5, OR 7 PRONGS. INDIVIDUALLY MARKED.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
AEROSPACE TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
MILITARY
TRANSPORTATION
History
LOCAL CONTROL UNIT #202 PUT INTO SERVICE 1938-39. LETHBRIDGE WAS A MAIN RADIO TERMINAL FOR AIR RADIO TRAFFIC CONTROL FROM ALL MAJOR EASTERN CITIES & EDMONTON AND WAS A JUMP OFF FOR CALGARY. LETHBRIDGE WAS A MAJOR AIR CONTROL CENTER FOR CANADIAN TRANS CONTINENTAL AIR SERVICE. EQUIPMENT WAS IN SERVICE AT KENYON FIELD WHEN AIR CREW WERE TRAINED AS PART OF BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN. NARRATIVE BELOW SOLICITED FROM BARRY SNOWDEN IN EARLY 2010 WHEN THIS ARTIFACT WAS EXHIBITED AS PART OF THE GALT’S TREASURES & CURIOSITIES DISPLAY. THE NARRATIVE BECAME THE BASIS FOR THE ARTIFACT’S LABEL COPY IN THE EXHIBIT. *** WHEN I WAS A YOUNGSTER, ONE OF MY AREAS OF INTEREST WAS “CRYSTAL SET” RADIO AND I SPENT MANY THE HOUR WEARING HEADPHONES AND “TICKLING” THE GALENA CRYSTAL WITH A “CAT’S WHISKER” TO DETECT A RADIO BROADCAST SIGNAL. MY SEARCH FOR AN EXAMPLE OF THIS RUDIMENTARY RADIO TECHNOLOGY – SOMETHING SMALL AND RELATIVELY SIMPLE – ENDED AT THE OTHER END OF THE CONTINUUM WITH ME CHOOSING WHAT MAY BE THE LARGEST ARTIFACT IN THE GALT COLLECTION. SO LARGE I’M TOLD THAT IT CANNOT BE MOVED UP TO THE DISPLAY GALLERY IN THE FREIGHT ELEVATOR, BUT REQUIRES A SMALL CRANE OR OTHER MOVING EQUIPMENT. THIS ARTIFACT CROSSED OVER WITH ANOTHER AREA OF INTEREST BECAUSE IT CELEBRATES SOME OF THE REGION’S IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO AVIATION DEVELOPMENT AND HISTORY IN CANADA (MY FATHER ERNIE SNOWDEN WAS AN RCAF PILOT AND FLYING INSTRUCTOR AT A NUMBER OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING SCHOOLS IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA). FOR AT LEAST THE DECADE BETWEEN 1938 AND 1948, LETHBRIDGE WAS A MAIN RADIO TERMINAL FOR AIR RADIO TRAFFIC CONTROL FROM ALL MAJOR EASTERN CITIES AND EDMONTON WAS A JUMP OFF FOR CALGARY. IT WAS PART OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE TRANS-CANADA AIRWAY, A NETWORK OF AIRPORTS WITH PAVED RUNWAYS, LIGHTS, BEACONS AND RADIO TRANSMITTERS. BECAUSE THE DISTANCES AND THE ALTITUDES TO WHICH AIRCRAFT OF THE TIME WERE LIMITED, THE CROWSNEST PASS WAS USED FOR CROSSING THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, WITH LETHBRIDGE SERVING AS THE JUNCTION POINT FOR TRANS-CANADA AIRLINES (TCA) FLIGHTS EAST AND WEST, AIR SERVICE NORTH WITHIN ALBERTA AND THE PORT OF ENTRY FOR FLIGHTS FROM THE USA. LETHBRIDGE WAS THE AIRLINE HUB OF THE PRAIRIES UNTIL AIRCRAFT THAT COULD FLY HIGHER AND FARTHER ENABLED THE TRANSCONTINENTAL ROUTES TO SHIFT NORTH TO EDMONTON AND CALGARY. THE AIR RADIO CONTROL FACILITIES ALSO SUPPORTED CANADA’S INVOLVEMENT WITH THE BRITISH COMMONWEATH FLIGHT TRAINING PLAN DURING WWII. KENYON FIELD HOSTED THE #5 ELEMENTARY FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOOL PRIOR TO ITS RELOCATION IN 1941 ON ACCOUNT OF PERSISTENT ADVERSE WEATHER (HIGH WIND CONDITIONS. IT THEN BECAME THE HOME BASE FOR THE #8 BOMBING AND GUNNERY SCHOOL UNTIL THE WAR’S END. BCAPT FACILITIES WERE ALSO LOCATED AT CLARESHOLM, FORT MACLEOD, PEARCE AND VULCAN. THE TRANSMITTER REMAINED IN SERVICE UNTIL THE 1950’S. IT IS A FITTING REMINDER OF LETHBRIDGE’S KEY ROLE IN AVIATION PROGRESS. ***
Catalogue Number
P19770107000
Acquisition Date
1977-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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