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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.
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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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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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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.
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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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SEE P19672501000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19672499000
Acquisition Date
1967-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19672501000
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
12.2
Description
THE NORTHERN ELECTRIC & MANUFACTURING CO. LIMITED. "MONTREAL, CANADA PATENTED" ON BRASS PLATE ON TOP. "PAT'D." STAMPED ON TOP. "NO. 12500" STAMPED ON BASE. ONE COIL COVER BROKEN. TELEGRAPH KEY RELAY. WOOD BASE ON TOP OF BAKELITE FRAME. FOUR IDENTICAL BRASS KNOBS ON BASE.
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Catalogue Number
P19672501000
Acquisition Date
1967-01
Collection
Museum
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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.
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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
RAILROAD - GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, METAL, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19780129000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RAILROAD - GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, METAL, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.2
Length
30.5
Width
12.7
Description
TELEGRAPH TEST KEY FOR GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILROAD. RECTANGULAR WOOD BASE. "LEGLESS KEY 2-A WUTEL CO." (ENGRAVED ON BRASS NEAR SOUNDER). "FOOTE, PIERSON" (ENGRAVED ON HANDLE NEAR SOUNDER). "J.H. BUNNELL & CO. NEW YORK, U.S.A." (ENGRAVED ON STEEL BAR). TELEGRAPH IS SCREWED INTO WOODEN BASE. WIRE CONNECTS SOUNDER TO REST OF TELEGRAPH. WIRES ARE RED, WHITE AND COPPER; SOME COVERED IN CLOTH.
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GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC PREDECESSOR OF CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILROAD. EARLY MODEL OF KEY, USED ACROSS CANADA. REFER TO FILE FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19780129000
Acquisition Date
1978-04
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.
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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".
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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.
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Catalogue Number
P19683246000
Acquisition Date
1968-05
Collection
Museum
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