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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.
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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
1980
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, STEEL, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20180005000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
2000
Materials
PLASTIC, STEEL, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
30.5
Length
57
Width
11.3
Description
CAMCORDER COMPRISED OF LENS, BETACAM DECK, AND COLOR CAMERA. BETACAM DECK AT BACK OF CAMERA IS TWO-TONE GREY WITH TWO PLUG-INS FOR “AUDIO IN, CH-1, CH-2” AND ONE PLUG-IN FOR “DC-IN, 12V”. BETACAM DECK HAS TWO BLACK SLIDE BUTTONS ON TOP LABELLED IN WHITE “EJECT” AND “REW”. BETACAM DECK HAS GREY METAL HANDLE AT TOP THAT FASTENS TO BETA CASSETTE DECK. BETACAM DECK HAS YELLOWED PLASTIC WINDOW ON SIDE TO VIEW INSIDE MECHANISMS; BELOW WINDOW IS GREEN, RED AND BLUE DECAL READING “45 NEWS, 45”. REVERSE SIDE HAS SILVER “POWER ON/OF” SWITCH ABOVE METER MEASURING BATTERY CHARGE, “SONY VU”; BETACAM DECK HAS TWO ROUND BLACK BUTTONS LABELLED “RESET” AND “LIGHT” ABOVE BLACK SWITCH LABELLED “TAPE TIMER, TIME CODE”; SIDE HAS DIGITAL DISPLAY SCREEN READING “HOUR, MIN, SEC”. SIDE HAS ROW OF SIX RED LIGHTS NEAR BOTTOM LABELLED WITH WORN WHITE PAINT WITH FIRST TWO ILLEGIBLE, “HUMID, SLACK, TAPE END, BATTERY”. SIDE HAS PANEL THAT OPENS AT BOTTOM EDGE WITH SIX DARK GREY BUTTONS LABELLED IN PAIRS “HOUR, MINUTE, SECOND” AND TWO BLACK SWITCHES LABELLED “U-BIT, TIME” AND “REC RUN, FREE RUN”. SIDE HAS SILVER PLATE FIXED READING “SONY”. BACK OF BETACAM DECK HAS SILVER LABEL WITH RED, GREEN AND BLUE LOGO “45 CFCN TELEVISION”; BACK HAS BLACK LABEL WITH SILVER TEXT “SONY BETACAM, MODEL BVV-1, VIDEOCASSETTE BETACAM DECK, DCIN, 12V, 10W, NO. 11085, SONY CORPORATION, MADE IN JAPAN, 3-676-119-01”. TOP OF BETACAM DECK HAS BLACK LABEL WITH SILVER TEXT “SAVE MODE ONLY”. COLOR CAMERA IN MID-SECTION IS LIGHT GREY WITH SMALL PIECE OF SILVER TAPE FIXED TO TOP. SIDE OF CAMERA HAS YELLOW LABEL WITH BLACK “1”; SIDE HAS DARK GREY CONTROL PANEL AT BOTTON EDGE WITH EMBOSSED TEXT AND SILVER SWITCHES AND BUTTONS, “AUTO WHITE BAL, CAMERA, PRE HEAT/ON, VTR, SAVE/STOP, GAIN, 12/6/0, OUTPUT, BASS/CAM, WHITE BAL, PRE SET/AUTO”. SIDE HAS DARK GREY BUTTON ABOVE CONTROL PANEL LABELLED “VTR START”. SIDE HAS SILVER FITTING BESIDE PANEL LABELLED “PEDESTAL”. SIDE HAS SILVER LABEL WITH WORN BLACK TEXT “SONY MODEL NO. BVP-1, COLOR VIDEO CAMERA, DC, 12V, 11W, NO. 10505”. SIDE HAS SILVER LABEL WITH BLACK TEXT “FILTER, 1 3200’K, 2 5200’K + 1/4ND, 3 5200’K, 4 6800’K”. REVERSE SIDE HAS BLACK PLATE FIXED WITH SILVER TEXT “SONY” ABOVE BLACK LABEL WITH RED, GREEN, BLUE AND WHITE LOGO “TRINICON”. SIDE HAS SILVER FITTING AT LOWER EDGE WITH EMBOSSED LABEL “MONITOR OUT”; LOWER EDGE HAS SILVER KEY HOLE WITH EMBOSSED LABEL “BATTERY”. CAMERA HAS ATTACHED BLACK ABOVE-VIEWFINDER WITH RUBBER GUARD OVER GLASS LENS. VIEWFINDER IS FIXED TO FRONT OF CAMERA; VIEWFINDER HAS WHITE TAPE ATTACHED TO TOP WITH BLUE HANDWRITTEN TEXT “PASS JULZ DAMAGE TO TUBE OR MULT.PLER”. BACK OF VIEWFINDER HAS SILVER SWITCH “TALLY, ON/OF” AND TWO BLACK METAL TURN-KNOBS “BRIGHT, CONTR”. FRONT OF VIEWFINDER HAS BLACK PLATE ATTACHED WITH SILVER TEXT “SONY”. BLACK LENS AT FRONT FIXED IN LENS STAND WITH LEATHER STRAP ON SIDE AND BLACK PLASTIC BUTTONS “VTR, RET, IRIS M”; SIDE OF LENS STAND HAS BLACK SWITCHES “W/T” AND “IRIS, A/M”. LENS HAS WHITE LABEL AROUND MID-SECTION “CANON MACRO TV ZOOMJ13X9C, 9-117MM, 1.1.6, NO.80581, CANON, JAPAN”. LENS ROTATES TO ADJUST FOCUS AND DEPTH. BETACAM HAS WEAR ON LABELS AND DISCOLORATION ON PLASTIC WINDOW; COLOR CAMERA HAS WEAR ON LABELS AND ADHESIVE RESIDUE ON SIDE; HANDLE ON TOP HAS WORN AND CHIPPED PAINT; VIEWFINDER IS WORN; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
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ON MARCH 22, 2018, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED DARREN KRONLUND REGARDING HIS DONATION OF A SONY BVV-1 BETACAM AND CAMCORDER. THE CAMCORDER WAS USED IN THE 1980S BY THE CTV LETHBRIDGE FILM CREW. ON THE FUNCTION OF THE CAMERA IN THE CTV STUDIO, KRONLUND ELABORATED, “THE TECHNOLOGY WITH CAMERAS PROGRESSED QUICKER THAN THE DECKS DID. THESE CAMERAS AND DECKS ARE USED FOR ELECTRONIC FIELD PRODUCTION [AND ARE] CALLED THE EFP CAMERAS. THE DECKS KIND [ARE] THAT TECHNOLOGY WHICH THE MAJORITY OF STATIONS USED FOR THE LONGEST TIME [IN] SONY BETA CAM FORMAT. THAT’S WHAT THE DECK IS, BUT THE CAMERAS THEMSELVES HAD AT ONE TIME THREE TUBES FOR COLOUR CAMERAS. THEN TECHNOLOGY CAME WHERE THEY COULD DO IT WITH JUST SENSORS…SO YOU DIDN’T HAVE TUBES. IT WAS MORE SENSITIVE TO LIGHT AND THAT WAS AN IMPROVEMENT. YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO HAVE TO BRING A BUNCH OF LIGHTS ALONG WITH YOUR SHOOTS. AS THOSE CAMERAS CAME OUT, THEY JUST DID SUCH A BETTER JOB, THAT THESE CAMERAS WERE NO LONGER USED. ALTHOUGH THEY WORKED, THEY WOULD JUST GET STORED AND NEWER TECHNOLOGY, BETTER PICTURES AND LIGHTER [WOULD BE USED].” “[THIS CAMERA] IS A COMPOSITE. AS TECHNOLOGY EVOLVED, THEY COULD SUPPLY [THE] UPPER HALF, THE CAMERA HALF, [AND] YOU COULD CONTINUE TO USE THE OLDER DECK.” TO ME [THE DECK AND CAMERA] ARE DIFFERENT [AGES]. I THINK THE DECK IS NEWER THAN THE CAMERA. OTHERWISE THEY’D BE THE SAME COLOUR. I CAN’T REMEMBER THE OLD, ORIGINAL DECK BUT YOU COULD SWAP OUT DECKS BECAUSE THEY DID MAKE IMPROVEMENTS WITH DECKS AS WELL. THERE WAS A TIME THEY USED METAL TAPES WHICH WAS FOR AUDIO. IT HELPED, YOU COULD GET BETTER AUDIO QUALITY. THEY CALLED THEM METAL, IT’S JUST METAL PARTICLES IN THE TAPE.” “I WOULD SAY THIS CAMERA PROBABLY GOT USED, I’M GOING TO GUESS ’84…IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN SERVICE WHEN I GOT HERE…I PROBABLY SERVICED THE] CAMERA AND/OR DECK…[BY 1990 IT WAS] PROBABLY REPLACED WITH THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGY. NOT THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGY BUT NEWEST TO US, CALGARY WOULD HAVE HAD THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGY.” “BETA WAS THE STAPLE FORMAT FOR VIDEO FOR MANY YEARS. PROBABLY LEADING RIGHT UP TO INTO THE DIGITAL WORLD IT WAS THE KING. PANASONIC HAD A FORMAT [TOO]…HITACHI HAD THEIR OWN TOO, BUT THEY EVEN MADE THEIR CAMERAS COMPATIBLE WITH BETA DECKS THAT’S HOW BIG INFLUENCE [WAS]. SOME SMALLER, INDEPENDENT STATIONS MAYBE WENT WITH SOME OF THAT STUFF, BUT I’D SAY 90% OF THE INDUSTRY WAS BETA.” “IT WAS [FOR] REPORTERS. IT WAS FOR NEWS AND VIDEO PRODUCTION.” KRONLUND ELABORATED ON THE CAMERA’S HISTORY IN PRODUCTION, NOTING, “IT’S BEEN IN THE BASEMENT FOR PROBABLY [TEN YEARS]…I FOUND IT IN AN OLD SHIPPING CONTAINER. THERE’S BEEN NUMEROUS UPGRADES TO CAMERAS SINCE THEN, SO NOTHING WAS DONE WITH IT. THE LAST TIME IT WAS USED I’M GOING TO GUESS [WAS] ROUGHLY TEN YEARS AGO, MAYBE MORE.” “I DOUBT YOU WOULD FIND ANYONE USING IT, BUT I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED IF SOMEBODY HAD IT IN THEIR BASEMENT [FOR] THE SAME REASON OURS WAS. JUST OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND AND YOU’RE JUST GOING ABOUT YOUR DAY–TO-DAY BUSINESS, UNTIL YOU START CLEANING OUT THINGS AND YOU GO, “OH YEAH, THE OLD BBB1.”” “[WE ACQUIRED EQUIPMENT] USUALLY USED. CALGARY WOULD GET THE NEW STUFF AND THEN THE WORKING STUFF THAT THEY WERE REPLACING WOULD COME DOWN TO US, FOR THE MOST PART. THE CAMERAS WE HAVE NOW WERE BOUGHT BRAND NEW, STATE-OF THE-ART, SO THAT WAS NICE. IT IS NICE FOR THAT, BUT THIS WAS PROBABLY PRE-DATED EVEN ME AND I HAVE BEEN HERE TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS. IT WAS PROBABLY THE CAMERA THEY WERE USING, IF NOT AT THE TIME, BUT LIKELY BEFORE I STARTED.” “THIS [CAMERA] FUNCTIONS TODAY. I’M SURE YOU COULD MAKE PICTURES WITH IT, BUT THE USE OF IT WOULD PROBABLY BE, I’M GOING TO GUESS, MAYBE FIVE OR SIX YEARS. THEN [THE] BUDGETS WOULD [GROW], THEY GOT THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY YOU CAN SHOOT UNDER LESS LIGHT. IT’S A LIGHTER CAMERA AND [THEY] HAVE THESE BENEFITS, SO THEY WOULD BUDGET IN TO UPDATE THE CAMERAS AND DECKS. THROUGH THAT CYCLE, THAT IS WHEN WE WOULD PROBABLY GET A COUPLE OF NEW CAMERAS, THE OLDER STUFF WE’D PUT IN THE BASEMENT.” “I’M [NOW] CLEANING OUT OLD EQUIPMENT, BECAUSE IT BUILDS UP AND WE RUN OUT OF ROOM. IT’S SOMETHING HARD TO GET RID OF BECAUSE THEY’RE ALWAYS WORKING AND USUALLY WORKING AND FUNCTIONING FINE, BUT TECHNOLOGY PROGRESSES AND THEY BECOME BIGGER AND BETTER--OR THERE BECOMES BIGGER AND BETTER WAYS OF DOING THE SAME JOB. IT JUST GETS OUTDATED AND HITS THE SHELF. [I] HATE TO SEE IT JUST GET RECYCLED.” “I’M NOT REALLY THAT TYPE OF [NOSTALGIC] PERSON. THE CAMERAS TODAY ARE ALL DIGITAL, THEY GO RIGHT TO A SD CARD IN DIGITAL FORMAT. THERE’S NO MECHANICAL PARTS AND THAT’S PART OF THE REASON I WAS EMPLOYED BECAUSE SO MUCH OF WHAT I DID WAS BECAUSE PARTS WEAR OUT AND NEED TO BE FIXED AND REPLACED, WHERE THE NEW CAMERAS…IT’S NOT MUCH YOU CAN DO IF IT’S IN DIGITAL FORMAT AND [HAS] NO MECHANICAL MOVING PARTS. I DON’T MISS WORKING ON THEM, THAT COULD BE FRUSTRATING BECAUSE A LOT OF TINY LITTLE GEARS AND TIMING…YOU CAN SPEND HOURS AND NOT GET ANYWHERE, AND THEN FINALLY SHIP IT OUT TO THE MANUFACTURER BECAUSE YOU JUST COULDN’T GET ANYWHERE. YOU SPENT A WEEK WORKING ON IT AND NOW YOU’VE GOT TO, IN THE END, PAY SOMEONE TO DO IT. THOSE ARE FRUSTRATIONS, BUT IT IS SATISFYING WHEN YOU DO FIX A PROBLEM AND ARE ABLE TO FIX IT. BUT THOSE DAYS ARE BEHIND US AND I CAN’T SAY I MISS THEM. IT’S JUST DIFFERENT WAYS OF MAINTAINING CAMERAS NOW.” “IT’S HARD TO THROW OUT BECAUSE THE VALUE OF IT IS LIKE BUYING A CAR…AT THAT TIME. THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE DOING IS PUTTING A CAR ON YOUR SHOULDER, MAYBE NOT QUITE A CAR, BUT I’M GOING TO GUESS THIS CAMERA WAS PROBABLY FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS BACK THEN. THAT’S A LOT OF MONEY.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20180005000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20180005000
Acquisition Date
2018-03
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, NYLON, RUBBER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19705436000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
PLASTIC, NYLON, RUBBER, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
13.3
Diameter
5.7
Description
1. EARPIECE, EMBOSSED "RADIOCRAFT HI-POWER HEAD PHONES". EARPIECE IS DAMAGED ON REAR SURFACE. PLASTIC APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN MELTED OR CHEMICALLY ALTERED. INNER EARPIECE IS CRACKED. CORD ORIGINATES DIRECTLY FROM BOTTOM OF EARPIECE AND ENDS IN A TWO-PRONGED PLUG. 2. HEADBAND WITH ONE EARPIECE. EARPIECE HAS ON/OFF SWITCH ON BACK COVER. NYLON COVER SURROUNDS CORD ENDING IN TWO-PRONG PLUG. ONE PRONG LARGER THAN OTHER.
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TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
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History
*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
P19705436000
Acquisition Date
1970-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
AGT HEADSET
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20020031001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
AGT HEADSET
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.5
Length
24.0
Width
15.2
Description
THE HEADSET IS PRIMARILY BLACK WITH SILVER METAL BITS. THE HEAD BAND IS MADE OF THIN SILVER WIRE THAT IS FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO BEND WITH PRESSURE. THERE IS A BLACK PATCH AT ONE SIDE. ON A METAL BAR, THERE IS A MICROPHONE AND AN EARPIECE (SPEAKER). THIS METAL BAR IS SUBSTANTIALLY THICKER AND NOT FLEXIBLE. ON THE SPEAKER THERE ARE THE NUMBERS "118". THERE IS A BLACK CORD THAT IS ATTACHED TO THIS SPEAKER AND IS ATTACHED TO THE BAR. AT THE END OF THE ELECTRICAL CORD THERE IS A PLUG IN THAT HAS ON IT THE NUMBER "396A".
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TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
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History
THESE WERE USED BY THE DONORS MOTHER WHILE SHE WORKED FOR AGT BETWEEN 1955 AND 1980 (25 YEARS). FOR FAMILY HISTORY SEE P20010070001-GA *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING CLOTHING ITEMS DONATED BY BARBARA DOYLE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. DAGMAR CHRISTINA SIMPSON (NEE OLSEN) PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 2001 AT THE AGE OF 88. SHE MARRIED LAWRENCE PATRICK (LARRY) DOYLE ON DECEMBER 4, 1940. LAWRENCE WAS BORN IN PEI IN 1910. HE MOVED TO VULCAN IN 1920, STAVELY IN 1924, AND TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1937. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 58 ON MARCH 28, 1969. LAWRENCE WAS THE SON OF GEORGE FRANKLIN AND MINNIE MAGDALEN DOYLE. DAGMAR WAS REMARRIED ON MARCH 29, 1975 TO CLARE C. SIMPSON. CLARE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN BELLEVILE, ON AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930 TO WORK FOR AGT. HE ENLISTED IN 1939 AND WAS A POW FOR 3.5 YEARS FOLLOWING DIEPPE. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 75 ON FEBRUARY 18, 1983. THE DONOR, BARBARA DOYLE, IS THE DAUGHTER OF DAGMAR AND LAWRENCE. IN 1969, BARBARA WAS MARRIED TO PAUL TURNER AND IN 1983, SHE WAS THE WIFE OF MR. B.F. MCFADDEN. SEE PERMANENT FILE P2001007 FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE COLLECTION, INCLUDING A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY BARBARA DOYLE. ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2018, PUNDYK SAT DOWN WITH DOYLE FOR AN INTERVIEW REGARDING THAT DONATION. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW: DOYLE EXPLAINED THAT HER MOTHER DAGMAR OLSEN – THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THE ARTIFACTS – WAS BORN IN STAVLEY AND WAS THE THIRD OF FOUR SISTERS. GROWING UP IN A HOUSE OF DAUGHTERS PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN OLSEN’S LIFE. DOYLE DESCRIBED THE SISTERS BY SAYING, “BESSIE WAS THE OLDEST, AND NORAH WAS THE SECOND OLDEST, AND THEN MY MOTHER, AND THEN VICKI. AUNT VICKI WENT BIG [BY MOVING] TO TORONTO. SHE WANTED TO GET OUT OF TOWN. SHE WAS BORED. SHE WAS BORN IN STAVELY AND THERE WAS NO WAY SHE WAS GOING TO STAY THERE. SHE WAS THE YOUNGEST, SO SHE GOT THINGS THAT THE OTHERS DIDN’T GET IN THEIR LIFE. NORAH TOOK TO CALGARY. SHE WENT UP THERE AND SHE WORKED FOR A WHILE AT PACKING COOKIES OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. BESSIE WAS [WORKING] WITH MRS. JOURNEK AND THEN IN CALGARY THAT WAY TOO.” MOVING ON TO DESCRIBE HER MOTHER, DOYLE ILLUMINATED, “SHE WORKED [AS A TELEPHONE OPERATOR] FROM WHEN SHE WAS 15 IN STAVELY FOR ABOUT 7 YEARS. SHE WAS THERE FOR THE FIRST TELEPHONES COMING IN. THEN SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. SHE KNEW MY DAD FROM STAVELY, AND THEN HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE AS WELL AND THEY LIVED SEPARATELY IN A BOARDING HOUSE UNTIL THEY GOT MARRIED…SHE HAD BREAKS [IN BETWEEN WHEN SHE FIRST STARTED WORKING AND HER RETIREMENT] WHEN SHE COULDN’T WORK BECAUSE OF THE WAR. [ADDITIONALLY,] I WAS BORN IN ’42, AND ONCE YOU HAD A CHILD, YOU COULDN’T GO TO WORK. EVEN WHEN THE WAR WAS OVER, THE WOMEN COULD NOT GO TO WORK BECAUSE THEY WERE MAKING WAY FOR THE PEOPLE COMING BACK FROM THE WAR FOR THE JOBS. THAT WAS REALLY HARD ON MY MOTHER. SHE WAS SO INDEPENDENT AND TO NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE HER OWN MONEY AND EVERYTHING [WAS DIFFICULT].” “[THIS HEADSET] WOULD HAVE BEEN FROM HER JOB, [THOUGH] I DON’T REMEMBER SEEING THAT [IN HER HOME],” DOYLE SAID, “I GUESS JUST THAT THEY GAVE [THE HEADSET] TO HER WHEN SHE RETIRED. THAT’S PROBABLY WHAT HAPPENED.” ABOUT HER MOTHER’S WORK, DOYLE CONTINUED, “[SHE CHOSE TO BECOME A TELEPHONE OPERATOR] BECAUSE IT WAS A PLUM JOB. [BEING] 15 YEARS OLD AND YOU STEP RIGHT INTO A PLUM JOB? SHE WAS A PIONEER [AS A WORKING WOMAN]. [FURTHERMORE], SHE WAS A TELEPHONE PIONEER BECAUSE SHE STARTED [SO EARLY]. SHE WAS BORN IN 1914, AND BY THE ‘20S SHE WAS WORKING… THERE WEREN’T MANY JOBS FOR WOMEN IN LETHBRIDGE. IT WAS ALMOST [LIKE] SOME WOMEN WERE TURNING DOWN THEIR NOSES AT HER, BECAUSE SHE WAS WORKING. SHE REALLY WANTED TO WORK, SO SHE WENT BACK AND FORTH A FEW TIMES BEFORE FINALLY SHE RETIRED WHEN SHE WAS 60." "I LOVED [HAVING A WORKING MOM],” DOYLE EXCLAIMED, “SHE BOUGHT CLOTHES, AND I COULD WEAR HER CLOTHES, AND WE COULD WEAR EACH OTHER’S CLOTHES. SHE BOUGHT ME REALLY NICE CLOTHES, SO THAT WAS ANOTHER THING TOO. [HER JOB] BROUGHT IN THE HOUSE WE ARE IN. [THE HOUSE] I AM IN NOW WAS THEIR HOUSE. SHE REALLY LOVED THIS HOUSE AND IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN BOUGHT HAD IT BEEN SHE HAD NOT BEEN WORKING, BECAUSE MY DAD HE DIDN’T MAKE THAT MUCH MONEY." “[THOUGH] SHE DIDN’T TALK ABOUT HER WORK,” DOYLE EXPLAINED, “I JUST KNOW THAT SHE JUST REALLY LOVED TO GO TO WORK. THAT WAS A REALLY, REALLY GOOD JOB [BECAUSE IT] WAS A GOVERNMENT JOB AT THAT TIME. SHE RETIRED WHEN SHE WAS 60, SO SHE WORKED A LOT.” “I WOULD SAY [HAVING A JOB INFLUENCED] MY MOTHER’S FASHION AND HOW SHE COULD AFFORD TO WEAR CLOTHES LIKE THAT, BECAUSE SHE BOUGHT REALLY GOOD CLOTHES, [SUCH AS] WOOL CLOTHES AND EVERYTHING BECAUSE SHE WORKED. MY MOTHER DRESSED TO THE NINES. SHE REALLY LIKED CLOTHES…SHE BOUGHT CLOTHES TO GO TO WORK, AND IN THE ‘60S THE YOUNG WOMEN THERE WORKING IN THE TELEPHONE BUILDING, THEY WORE JEANS. BUT MY MUM WAS THE [DRESSY TYPE] —SHE LOVED TO DRESS UP.” “I WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE,” DOYLE CONTINUED, “[I LEFT MY PARENTS’ HOUSE] WHEN I WAS 18 BECAUSE I WAS IN RESIDENCE WHEN I WAS DOING MY LABORATORY STUFF. I WAS A LAB TECHNICIAN FIRST. AFTER I GOT MARRIED IN ’64, WE LIVED FIVE YEARS HERE BEFORE WE STARTED MOVING AROUND. IT WAS ’71 [WHEN] WE LEFT AND WENT TO SASKATCHEWAN, REGINA.” “[I RECEIVED THESE ITEMS FROM MY MOTHER] AFTER SHE PASSED AWAY. [THEY WERE] IN THE HOUSE,” DOYLE STATED, "ALL OF THIS STUFF WAS IN THE HOUSE ON THE SOUTH SIDE. I FEEL LIKE MY MOTHER IS STILL IN THE HOUSE. I HAD REALLY GOOD PARENTS. WE WEREN’T POOR, BUT WE WEREN’T RICH EITHER, YOU KNOW. WE WERE JUST COMFORTABLE, BUT THEY WORKED VERY HARD FOR IT. THEY BOTH WORKED VERY HARD.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P20010070001 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT.
Catalogue Number
P20020031001
Acquisition Date
2002-07
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19672435000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
1
Height
9.5
Length
20.3
Width
12.0
Description
STAMPED ON WOOD BASE "H--IE PIERSON & CO. N.Y."? "150" "OHMS". ONE COIL COVE IS BROKEN. TELEGRAPH KEY RELAY. WOOD BASE IS SCREWED TO BLACK STEEL BASE. PAINT IS CHIPPING IN AREAS. PARTS ARE SCREWED TO WOODEN BASE. WIRES CONNECT SCREWS TOGETHER ON BOTTOM.
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TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
TRANSPORTATION
History
SEE P19672495000-GA
Catalogue Number
P19672435000
Acquisition Date
1967-02
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19672495000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1920
Materials
BRASS, STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.6
Length
13.3
Width
7.3
Description
TELEGRAPH KEY SOUNDER. 2 INSULATED COILS ON TELEGRAPH. "SIGNAL ELECTRIC MFG. CO. MEMOMINEE, MICH. AND "20 OHMS" ON TOP. THREE ADJUSTABLE BRASS KNOBS ON TELEGRAPH.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
TRANSPORTATION
History
SEE P19672435000-GA
Catalogue Number
P19672495000
Acquisition Date
1967-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TELEGRAPH KEY (SOUNDER)
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19672499000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TELEGRAPH KEY (SOUNDER)
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.9
Length
31.1
Width
10.8
Description
PAT. APPLIED FOR AND "WESTERN ELECTRIC CO." STAMPED ON TOP. "150" STAMPED ON BASE. TELEGRAPH KEY SOUNDER
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TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
TRANSPORTATION
History
SEE P19672501000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19672499000
Acquisition Date
1967-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19710139000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
7.6
Length
20.3
Width
7.6
Description
STEEL BASE PAINTED GREEN. "4" STAMPED ON TOP.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
TRANSPORTATION
History
PURCHASED USED BY DONOR'S HUSBAND, J.W. WILKS IN 1920.
Catalogue Number
P19710139000
Acquisition Date
1971-04
Collection
Museum
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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
TRANSMITTER PANEL REPLACEMENT P19770104000-GA
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM, GLASS, BRASS, COPPER WIRE
Catalogue Number
P19860144000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRANSMITTER PANEL REPLACEMENT P19770104000-GA
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
ALUMINUM, GLASS, BRASS, COPPER WIRE
No. Pieces
1
Length
48.2
Width
13.2
Description
BLACK. REPLACEMENT PANEL CONSISTS OF THREE GAUGES, TWO VOLUME INDICATOR GAUGES AND ONE DECIBELS LEVEL GAUGE. PANEL ALSO HAS ONE RHEOSTAT TYPE VOLUME CONTROL AND TWO RED INDICATOR LAMPS. GAUGES ARE MANUFACTURED BY "WESTON ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENT CORP. NEWARK N.J. U.S.A." REAR OF PANEL IS OPEN WITH GAUGE WIRING VISIBLE AND READILY ACCESSIBLE.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
History
REPLACEMENT UPGRADING PANEL FOR CANADIAN MARCONI CO. AIRWAYS RADIO BEACON TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER.
Catalogue Number
P19860144000
Acquisition Date
1986-10
Collection
Museum
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