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Date
1980 – 1985
Material
metal; plastic; fibre
Catalogue Number
105.04.1013 a,b
Description
Motronic “Pieps 2” avalanche beacon or transceiver. Orange plastic with metal parts. Labeled on side with “Pieps 2. Motronic. Made in Austria.” and instructions for use. Yellow fabric case with black cord marked “Pieps 2. Motronic. Canada.”
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Title
Avalanche Transceiver
Date
1980 – 1985
Material
metal; plastic; fibre
Dimensions
11.7 x 7.0 cm
Description
Motronic “Pieps 2” avalanche beacon or transceiver. Orange plastic with metal parts. Labeled on side with “Pieps 2. Motronic. Made in Austria.” and instructions for use. Yellow fabric case with black cord marked “Pieps 2. Motronic. Canada.”
Subject
sports
skiing
climbing
communication
rescue equipment
Credit
Gift of Douglas Leonard, Canmore, 1998
Catalogue Number
105.04.1013 a,b
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Date
1960 – 1979
Material
metal; plastic; fabric
Catalogue Number
105.04.0007
Description
Northern Electric Field Telephone in metal container. The telephone handle, power cords, and rolled-up carry strap all housed inside the container. Adhered to the inside of the lid is a paper label demonstrating the electrical circuitry and stencilled on the top of the lid is “SS 2734” in black pai…
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Title
Field Telephone
Date
1960 – 1979
Material
metal; plastic; fabric
Dimensions
23.7 x 13.1 x 18.2 cm
Description
Northern Electric Field Telephone in metal container. The telephone handle, power cords, and rolled-up carry strap all housed inside the container. Adhered to the inside of the lid is a paper label demonstrating the electrical circuitry and stencilled on the top of the lid is “SS 2734” in black paint. There are thin metal brackets on both short sides to feed the fabric strap through. The hinged lid opens by pressing a black rubber button on one short side. This model telephone often used by Canadian Pacific Railway when all other forms of communication failed.
Subject
Nicholas Morant
Canadian Pacific Railway
communication equipment
field telephone
Credit
Gift of Nicholas Morant, Banff, 2006
Catalogue Number
105.04.0007
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Date
1913 – 1930
Material
metal; glass;
Catalogue Number
102.05.0120
Description
One black metal Armspear “1925” railway signal lantern with a beveled red glass globe. Imprinted on the top of the chimney is “ARMSPEAR M’F’G. CO. NEW YORK ‘1925’” and on the wide rim below that is “A.C.L” - meaning that this lantern belonged to the Atlantic Coast Line railroad of Southeastern Unit…
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Title
Lantern
Date
1913 – 1930
Material
metal; glass;
Dimensions
37.0 x 13.5 x 19.5 cm
Description
One black metal Armspear “1925” railway signal lantern with a beveled red glass globe. Imprinted on the top of the chimney is “ARMSPEAR M’F’G. CO. NEW YORK ‘1925’” and on the wide rim below that is “A.C.L” - meaning that this lantern belonged to the Atlantic Coast Line railroad of Southeastern United States. The body of the lantern is surrounded by a thick wire cage onto which the carry handle is also attached. The lantern’s chimney lifts away from the globe on a hinge, revealing a used wick inside - the wick can be lowered or raised by turning a small round key in the lower part of the lantern. The red glass would have been used by rail lines to signal a stop or danger on the track before the introduction of wireless radio communication.
Subject
Nicholas Morant
lantern
trains
communication;
Credit
Gift of Nicholas Morant, Banff, 2006
Catalogue Number
102.05.0120
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Date
n.d.
Material
metal
Catalogue Number
105.06.0066
Description
A small letter opener. Pointed blade with an ornate handle that is topped with the bust of a person in an Egyptian style.
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Title
Letter Opener
Date
n.d.
Material
metal
Dimensions
1.7 x 10.5 cm
Description
A small letter opener. Pointed blade with an ornate handle that is topped with the bust of a person in an Egyptian style.
Subject
Whyte home
communication
household tools
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
105.06.0066
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Date
n.d.
Material
metal
Catalogue Number
105.06.0051 a,b
Description
Sterling silver letter opener (a) with ornate handle and plain, flat blade with a rounded tip. Inscribed “Philip Dec. 25 1879” on one side of the handle and “JFW” on the other. Accompanied by a burgundy felt case (b) with gold snap closure and black label that says “Shreve, Crump, & Low Company Bos…
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Title
Letter Opener
Date
n.d.
Material
metal
Dimensions
1.5 x 19.5 cm
Description
Sterling silver letter opener (a) with ornate handle and plain, flat blade with a rounded tip. Inscribed “Philip Dec. 25 1879” on one side of the handle and “JFW” on the other. Accompanied by a burgundy felt case (b) with gold snap closure and black label that says “Shreve, Crump, & Low Company Boston” with a bird symbol. The opener has a “STERLING” hallmark.
Subject
Moore
communication
Credit
Gift of Pearl Evelyn Moore, Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
105.06.0051 a,b
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Date
n.d.
Material
wood
Catalogue Number
105.06.0053
Description
wooden letter opener with carved floral design at the handle. The opener tapers to a blunt end at the other end.
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Title
Letter Opener
Date
n.d.
Material
wood
Dimensions
25.1 x 2.7 cm
Description
wooden letter opener with carved floral design at the handle. The opener tapers to a blunt end at the other end.
Subject
Moore
communication
Credit
Gift of Pearl Evelyn Moore, Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
105.06.0053
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Date
1960 – 1975
Material
metal; plastic; fabric
Catalogue Number
105.04.0009
Description
Portable “HANDIE-TALKIE FM RADIOPHONE” made by Motorola and used by Canadian Pacific Railway. The main body is made up of two parts that latch together at both ends - the bottom part contains the batteries. Above the latches are loops where the carry strap clip in - the strap is also tied to the ha…
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Title
Portable Radiophone
Date
1960 – 1975
Material
metal; plastic; fabric
Dimensions
59.5 x 8.7 x 28.9 cm
Description
Portable “HANDIE-TALKIE FM RADIOPHONE” made by Motorola and used by Canadian Pacific Railway. The main body is made up of two parts that latch together at both ends - the bottom part contains the batteries. Above the latches are loops where the carry strap clip in - the strap is also tied to the handle of the radio by a length of string. The body of the radio is painted with horizontal black and yellow stripes and there are white windows with the “CP Rail” logo - on one side is a red and white sticker that reads “Chan 1 - 161.475 TX & RX - A.” The antenna is capped with a red plastic knob.The top of the box has a grille under the handle - possibly a vent - the handle itself has a metal inlay with the manufacturer details. Also on the top is the bracket mount for the hand-held radio mouthpiece, the mouthpiece and spiral cord, the plug for the mouthpiece cord, two dials, the radio antenna, and yellow labels that read “RADIO SHOP LOANER.”
Subject
Nicholas Morant
radiophone
CB radio
communication equipment
Canadian Pacific Railway
Credit
Gift of Nicholas Morant, Banff, 2006
Catalogue Number
105.04.0009
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Date
1930 – 1950
Material
metal; wood; plastic
Catalogue Number
104.17.1002 a,b
Description
One radio transformer from Bankhead Warden Station consisting of two metal boxes mounted on wood.
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Title
Radio Transformer
Date
1930 – 1950
Material
metal; wood; plastic
Description
One radio transformer from Bankhead Warden Station consisting of two metal boxes mounted on wood.
Subject
Wardens
communication
Bankhead
Parks Canada
Credit
Gift of Geoff Holroyd, Edmonton, 1980
Catalogue Number
104.17.1002 a,b
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Date
1920 – 1940
Material
metal, brass
Catalogue Number
104.20.0087
Description
A simple round brass bell with a handle on top in the shape of a very round fish resting on small pectoral fins. The fish has a small dorsal fin on the back, a small tail behind, and a scale texture incised on the body. There is an etched design with a circular motif on the side of the bell. The…
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Title
Service Bell
Date
1920 – 1940
Material
metal, brass
Dimensions
8.5 cm
Description
A simple round brass bell with a handle on top in the shape of a very round fish resting on small pectoral fins. The fish has a small dorsal fin on the back, a small tail behind, and a scale texture incised on the body. There is an etched design with a circular motif on the side of the bell. The inside of the bell is marked “China”.
Subject
households
sound
communication
Credit
Gift of Pearl Evelyn Moore, Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.20.0087
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Date
1880 – 1920
Material
metal, brass
Catalogue Number
104.20.0101
Description
A tarnished (greenish colour) brass bell with tall long-legged bird standing on top on one leg with wings outspread. The bird has a long neck that is upraised and the bird’s beak is open. The bird’s bent leg holds a metal bead suspended from a chain that clangs against the outside of the bell.
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Title
Service Bell
Date
1880 – 1920
Material
metal, brass
Dimensions
21.0 cm
Description
A tarnished (greenish colour) brass bell with tall long-legged bird standing on top on one leg with wings outspread. The bird has a long neck that is upraised and the bird’s beak is open. The bird’s bent leg holds a metal bead suspended from a chain that clangs against the outside of the bell.
Subject
households
social customs
communication
animals
birds
Credit
Gift of Pearl Evelyn Moore, Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.20.0101
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