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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
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, METAL, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19860064000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1919
Materials
WOOD, METAL, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
3
Height
22.5
Length
61.5
Width
15.5
Description
.1 RADIO RECEIVER. WOOD, METAL, BAKELITE. 2 PCES. 2 METAL PLATES SCREWED ONTO BACK.(1) "5 AMPS" "100 VOLTS" "60 CYCLES" "STYLE NO. 57524" "SERIAL NO. 84571"(2) "10 AMPS" "200 VOLTS" "60 CYCLES" "CANADIAN SEAL" "STYLE NO. 46765" "SERIAL NO. 42781". FOIL STICKER "THE SQUARE DANCE POST 833 STAFFORD DRIVE LETHBRIDGE ALTA. 327-3988 SQUARE DANCE SPECIALTIES". WOOD CABINET, 3 FLIP-TOP LIDS, ONE DOESN'T OPEN. FRONT IS BAKELITE PANELS SCREWED ONTO WOOD, 40 BAKELITE KNOBS. MEANT TO BE USED WITH CRYSTALS AND HEADPHONES. PATENTED 1919 NORTHERN ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED "PATENTED 1918 1919" "W.W. GRANT RADIO LTD. CALGARY-CANADA." .2 HEADPHONES. 39.4 CM CIRCUM. (HEADPHONE TO HEADPHONE) CORD 132 CM LTH. METAL, BAKELITE, COVERED CORD. ENGRAVED ON METAL SECTION ON HEADPHONE "CANNON-BALL MASTER C.F. CANNON CO. SPRINGWATER, N.Y U.S.A.."
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
HOME ENTERTAINMENT
History
RADIO RECEIVER BUILT BY W.W. GRANT IN CALGARY. ONE OF THE FIRST RADIOS IN LETHBRIDGE. SAT IN FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFICE AND WAS WIRED TO ALL ROOMS IN NO. 1 FIREHALL SO FIREMEN COULD PLUG IN HEADPHONES AND LISTEN TO BROADCASTS IN ANY PART OF THE STATION.
Catalogue Number
P19860064000
Acquisition Date
1985-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
UPRIGHT, DESK TYPE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, BAKELITE, CORD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19860065000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UPRIGHT, DESK TYPE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
METAL, BAKELITE, CORD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
27.0
Diameter
13.5
Description
BLACK, SILVER, LIME GREEN. MOUTHPIECE, SILVER METAL WITH BLACK BAKELITE SPEAKER. BLACK METAL LABEL SCREWED ONTO FRONT MOUTHPIECE READS "SPEAK DIRECTLY INTO MOUTHPIECE." NO. "1352100C" ENGRAVED ON FRONT. ENGRAVED ON BACK "MFD. BY STROMBERG-CARLSON TEL. MFG. CO. ROCHESTER, N.Y. U.S.A." METAL ARM HOLDER, BAKELITE EAR RECEIVER RESTS IN THIS ARM. GREEN COVERED TELEPHONE CORD ATTACHED AT BASE AND TO EAR RECEIVER. METAL PIECE AT TOP OF THE BASE HAS "PAT'D. SEPT. 12-1905" ENGRAVED INTO IT.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
UPRIGHT TELEPHONE CO. CA 1910-15 USED IN #1 FIREHALL AS PART OF CITY HALL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM.
Catalogue Number
P19860065000
Acquisition Date
1985-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
REMOTE DISPATCH RADIO
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1975
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19960112070
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
REMOTE DISPATCH RADIO
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1975
Materials
PLASTIC, RUBBER
No. Pieces
1
Height
11.7
Length
23
Width
22.5
Description
BLACK PLASTIC TABLE TELEPHONE WITH RECEIVER CONNECTED BY COILED CORD. SPEAKER PLATE COVERS USUAL DIAL SECTION; SILVER "MOTOROLA" PLATE ACROSS CENTRE. KNOB AT UPPER LEFT WITH "DISABLE/NORM" STAMPED BESIDE. KNOB AT BOTH SIDES OF BOTTOM TO CONTROL "P.L." AND "VOL.". RED LIGHT AT TOP RIGHT CORNER OF FRONT PLATE. "STROMBERG-CARLSON" EMBOSSED AT BACK OF TELEPHONE. BOTTOM PLATE HAS MAKER/MODEL PLATE, "209778 SPECIAL" STAMP, AND WARNING LABEL. BLACK RUBBER-COATED POWER CORD EXTENDS FROM BACK. COILED CORD REPAIRED WITH ELECTRICAL TAPE.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
PHONE USED IN CONJUCTION WITH REMOTE DISPATCH RADIO, P19960112068 AND MICROPHONE, P19960112069. FOR MORE INFO ON THE RADIO, PLEASE SEE P19960112068 AND THE PERMANENT FILE. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE DISPATCH EQUIPMENT’S OPERATION, SEE ASSOCIATED MOTOROLA REPEATER EQUIPMENT P19960112070. THE PHONE WAS LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE 5TH AVENUE STATION IN THE DETECTIVES’ OFFICE. IT PROVIDED DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE MAIN DISPATCH RADIO AND COORDINATORS OF THE PATROL DIVISION IN THE CASE THAT INFORMATION HAD TO BE IMMEDIATELY AND CONVENIENTLY RELAYED TO POLICEMEN OUT ON PATROL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112070
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
POLICE STATION PAY TELEPHONE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960112096
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POLICE STATION PAY TELEPHONE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
60.6
Length
59.5
Width
31.5
Description
BLUE PLASTIC PAY TELEPHONE MOUNTED TO WHITE-PAINTED WOOD STAND. PHONE IS ROTARY DIAL, WITH COIN SLOT AT TOP BESIDE COIN REFUND BUTTON. CHANGE RETURN SLOT AT BOTTOM LEFT. DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING CALLS ON PANELS AT TOP AND BOTTOM, IN RED AND BLACK. METAL-COVERED CORD, WITH BLUE PLASTIC RECEIVER. INSIDE OF RECEIVER HANDLE IS EMBOSSED "NORTHERN ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED G-TYPE MADE IN CANADA". WOOD MOUNT CONSISTS OF TWO BOARDS MOUNTED IN INVERTED "T"; STEEL REINFORCEMENT OPPOSITE TELEPHONE. PAINT CHIPPED AND SCRATCHED.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
THE MUSEUM WAS ORIGINALLY TOLD THAT THE TELEPHONE WAS USED TO TEACH CHILDREN HOW TO USE TELEPHONE FOR EMERGENCY PURPOSES, BUT IT WAS ALSO STATED, AND MORE LIKELY THE CASE, THAT THE PAYPHONE IS THE EXAMPLE THAT WAS INSTALLED AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE POLICE STATION. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112096
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
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