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Other Name
GRAIN BIN THERMOMETER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, STEEL, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20030016002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GRAIN BIN THERMOMETER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CARDBOARD, STEEL, GLASS
No. Pieces
2
Height
3.2
Length
25.4
Width
3.3
Description
1. BOX. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. WHITE WITH BLUE PRINT. ON ONE SIDE READS "GRAIN BIN THERMOMETER", ALONG WITH "D L" INSIDE A HEXAGON. ANOTHER SIDE GIVES INFO. ON THERMOMETER AND DIRECTIONS HOW TO USE IT. REMAINING TO SIDES HAVE ILLUSTRATIONS ON HOW TO USE THERMOMETER. BOTH ENDS OF BOX OPEN. ONE END READS "THIS END UP". 2. THERMOMETER. 24.4(L) X 2.0(D). STEEL. ENDS ARE ROUND. ONE END COMES TO A POINT; OPPOSITE END HAS A HOLE IN IT THAT IS THREADED. IMPRESSED INTO BACKSIDE OF THERMOMETER IS " "MORRIS" EVCON FARM EQUIPMENT LTD. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA". THERMOMETER GIVES READINGS FROM -60 TO 140 DEGREES FARENHEIT, AND -50 TO 60 DEGREES CELSIUS. FRONT OF THERMOMETER READS "MADE IN U.S.A. SCALE 30".
Subjects
THERMAL T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
USED ON DONOR'S FARM TO TEST GRAIN IN THE BIN FOR HEAT, WHICH COULD RESULT IN INSECTS, THEREFORE REQUIRING TREATMENT. ARTIFACTS CAME FROM FARM OWNED AND OPERATED BY DONOR AND HER HUSBAND, JAKE. JAKE DOGTEROM'S FATHER, JACOB, CAME TO LETHBRIDGE FROM HOLLAND IN 1912. IT WAS JACOB'S AMBITION TO BECOME A FARMER AND HE GAINED EXPERIENCE WORKING AT THE EXPERIMENTAL STATION AS WELL AS OTHER FARMS IN THE AREA. IN 1918 HE BOUGHT HIS FIRST QUARTER SECTION OF LAND, THE SE 1/4-25-8-21. JACOB MET HIS WIFE EMILY WHILE THEY WERE BOTH WORKING AT THE EXPERIMENTAL FARM AND THEY MARRIED IN 1929. TOGETHER THEY FARMED THE ORIGINAL QUARTER OF LAND UNTIL 1929, WHEN THEY PURCHASED A SECOND QUARTER SECTION ADJOINING THE FIRST. THEY GREW VARIOUS CROPS INCLUDING POTATOES, CORN, ONIONS AND WHEAT. JACOB AND EMILY CONTINUED TO LIVE ON THE FARM AFTER RETIRING. JACOB PASSED AWAY IN 1975, AT THE AGE OF 80, AND EMILY IN 1986 AT THE AGE OF 86. JACOB AND EMILY HAD 7 CHILDREN, ONE OF WHOM IS DONOR'S HUSBAND JAKE. JAKE GREW UP ON THE FARM AND AFTER ATTENDING WHITE SCHOOL FOR ONE YEAR HE TOOK UP FARMING WITH HIS FATHER. THEIR MAIN CROP WAS POTATOES, WITH CATTLE, HAY AND GRAIN. JAKE MARRIED IRMA ELLIS (DONOR) OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1950 AND TOGETHER THEY HAD 4 CHILDREN. IN 1967 JAKE'S YOUNGEST BROTHER RAYMOND AND HIMSELF FORMED A PARTNERSHIP, AND THEY CONTINUED TO FARM TOGETHER UNTIL 1994 WHEN JAKE SOLD HIS QUARTER OF THE LAND. JAKE AND IRMA MOVED OFF THE FARM INTO LETHBRIDGE IN 1988 BUT STILL RETAINED QUARTER SECTION AND CONTINUED TO WORK IT UNTIL 1994. JAKE'S BROTHER HAS RECENTLY SOLD THE FARM OUT OF THE DOGTEROM FAMILY, HENCE THE DONATION OF ARTIFACTS FROM THE FARM.
Catalogue Number
P20030016002
Acquisition Date
2003-07
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN, BRASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19890013010
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
TIN, BRASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
3
Width
1.2
Diameter
7.6
Description
BOX CONTAINING 1 3" POST WAFER THERMOSTAT FOR POULTRY INCUBATORS & BROODERS. LABELLED:"WARNER WAFER THERMOSTATS FOR EVERY NEED". RED AND YELLOW BOX. BOX 7.9 CM SQUARE.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
THERMAL T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
WARNER POULTRY AND FARM EQUIPMENT "THE WARNER BROODER & APPLIANCE CORP. NORTH MANCHESTER, INDIANA" FROM ESTATE OF ROY & MAE STEWART OF CLARESHOLM AB
Catalogue Number
P19890013010
Acquisition Date
1989-05
Collection
Museum
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