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Date
1920 – 1933
Material
wood; metal; grass
Catalogue Number
104.15.0001
Description
A dark brown wooden frame with thirteen horiztonal reed rods, two replaced with copper rods, each holding seven counting beads of black wood. The seven beads on each rod are divided into two sections by a vertical piece of wood the height of the frame, each section containing two and five beads. Co…
Title
Abacus
Date
1920 – 1933
Material
wood; metal; grass
Dimensions
36.9 x 3.0 x 17.4 cm
Description
A dark brown wooden frame with thirteen horiztonal reed rods, two replaced with copper rods, each holding seven counting beads of black wood. The seven beads on each rod are divided into two sections by a vertical piece of wood the height of the frame, each section containing two and five beads. Corners of frame are braced with brass plates, two flat wooden braces horizontally across back.
Subject
households
business
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.15.0001
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Accessories Guitar Accessories

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Date
1930 – 1950
Material
metal; wood; ivory; plastic
Catalogue Number
104.34.0008 a-m
Description
A collection of odd guitar accessories. (a) finger pick set (3.4 x 2.0 diam) four metal frames that fit over the finger tip,Y-shaped with the arms of the Y forming an adjustable band that fits around finger, and the stem of the Y passing up over the tip of the finger and down the back halfway to t…
Title
Accessories Guitar Accessories
Date
1930 – 1950
Material
metal; wood; ivory; plastic
Description
A collection of odd guitar accessories. (a) finger pick set (3.4 x 2.0 diam) four metal frames that fit over the finger tip,Y-shaped with the arms of the Y forming an adjustable band that fits around finger, and the stem of the Y passing up over the tip of the finger and down the back halfway to the band, tip is crimped in stiff fold, 3 have solder at the tip to form a longer point. (MFG: Fitrite).(b) finger pick set (2.5 x 1.8 x 2.0) six metal rings that fit over the finger tips, adjustable band has circles cut out along it, flame shaped fingernail rises from band, curling inward slightly, and with cut out circle at middle. (mfg: National) (c) finger pick (2.5 x 1.9 x 2.0) as (b) but without cut out circles (mfg: Artisto) (d) finger picks (3.0 x 1.7 x 1.9) two metal bands that wrap around finger tip, widening near the end, then narrowing to a point that extends off to one side of the finger. (e) finger picks (3.5 x 1.5 x 1.9) two flat ivory bands which curl once around finger tip and extend out to one side in a point. (f) pick (3.2 x 2.3 x .1) small, flat, egg shaped, marbleized, grey plastic, stiff. (mfg: Durro). (g) pick (3.0 x 2.2 x .1) as (f) but brown tortoise shell coloured plastic (mfg: Eureka). (h) pick (2.7 x 1.9 x .1) as (f) but transparent yellowed plastic ?, slightly curled. (i) capo (5.3 x 1.9 x .9) flat metal bar with small hooks at either end to hold tightly coiled spring across the under side, lined underneath bar with cork. (mfg: Elton). j) bridge ? (4.7 x .8 x 1.1) a long, half round, hollow metal bar with six incised rings spaced evenly along the length. (mfg: Kamiki). (k) slides (7.2 x 1.7 diam) two heavy, solid, brass rods (used to slide over strings when playing the guitar Hawaiian style) (1) peg (5.0 x .9 x 2.3) white, cast plastic peg with long shaft and flattened key with finger depression each side, ferrules around top of shaft. (m) bridge (4.7 x 1.4 x 1.9) low, unfinished wood bridge with small dark support perpendicularly across under middle, short legs thicken slightly at base, series of small notches across top, some deliberately cut into wood, some worn in odd places from strings (mfg: Grover).
Subject
households
entertainment
pastime
Annie White
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.34.0008 a-m
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Accessories Guitar Accessories

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Date
1930 – 1950
Material
wood; plastic
Catalogue Number
104.34.0009 a-e
Description
A collection of odd, stringed instrument accessories. (a) bridge (5.0 x 1.3 x .5) long, squared, wood, with low legs thicker at base, four shallow notches evenly spaced across top, for ukulele?( b) bridge (4.4 x 1.7 x .6) as (a) but taller and not as long. (c) bridge (2.7 x 2.1 x .3) a small, …
Title
Accessories Guitar Accessories
Date
1930 – 1950
Material
wood; plastic
Description
A collection of odd, stringed instrument accessories. (a) bridge (5.0 x 1.3 x .5) long, squared, wood, with low legs thicker at base, four shallow notches evenly spaced across top, for ukulele?( b) bridge (4.4 x 1.7 x .6) as (a) but taller and not as long. (c) bridge (2.7 x 2.1 x .3) a small, high, yellowed, glass like bridge with arced top, and arch under between legs, curved in at sides, and four shallow notches across top. (d) pegs (15.9 x .9 x 1.9) three plain, wooden tuning pegs with straight, tapering shafts, and simple round flat keys at top with depressions for fingers to grasp, small slit cut across bottom, impressed marks from strings around bottom. (e)pick guard (7.8 x 5.2) small, lyre shaped form cut from a thin sheet of tortoiseshell patterned plastic, two pinholes at stem where broken off from something else (a bracket?).
Subject
households
entertainment
pastime
Annie White
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.34.0009 a-e
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Accessories Violin Accessories

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Date
1925 – 1950
Material
wood; paper; catgut; shell; metal
Catalogue Number
104.34.0007 a-g
Description
A collection of violin accessories: (a) tailpiece button (3.2 x 1.7 diam) - hard black wood peg with round button head and small dot of nacre inlaid at middle, stocky shaft. (b) peg (6.7 x 1.1 x 2.4) hard black wood peg with long tapering shaft and flattened, depressed, finger grip at end, small …
Title
Accessories Violin Accessories
Date
1925 – 1950
Material
wood; paper; catgut; shell; metal
Description
A collection of violin accessories: (a) tailpiece button (3.2 x 1.7 diam) - hard black wood peg with round button head and small dot of nacre inlaid at middle, stocky shaft. (b) peg (6.7 x 1.1 x 2.4) hard black wood peg with long tapering shaft and flattened, depressed, finger grip at end, small dot of nacre inlaid at middle of end, tiny hole drilled through shaft nearly halfway up. (c) peg (5.9 x .9 x 2.3) as (b) but slightly smaller, hole through shaft lowe. (d) bridge (4.7 x 3.9 x .5) cut out of unfinished wood with scrolled carving at sides around short legs and at middle, arched top with four shallow notches for strings. Marks: on side, "PANPI (TC monogram trademark)" (e) bridge (4.5 x 3.2 x .5) as (d). Marks: on side, "VUILL?TIME", penciled "10" (f) string package (5.5 x 5.4) white paper envelope holding "Muller's Eternelle First violin string" with accompanying product blurb printed in black, holds coiled catgut string with tiny yellow loop at one end (unused) (g) string package (7.3 x 7.2) cellophane envelope with paper label of same size slipped inside with slits cut to hold string, label printed in black with "The Bernhardt String made of silver steel (trademark)/ violin E", contains two coiled strings, 1 broken of catgut, and the other of very fine wire (e string) wrapped with yellow at one end, (unsure if string is original one of envelope, catgut string definitely not).
Subject
households
entertainment
pastime
Annie White
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.34.0007 a-g
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Date
1910 – 1930
Material
wood; paper; metal; plastic; steel
Catalogue Number
104.34.1001 a-d
Description
Martin steel string with case and strings; (a) guitar (96.5 x 34.5 x 10.5); fine hardwood construction, blond face,red/brown body and neck, ebony finger board and bridge base; "French" ivory rim, bridge, string pegs and tuning pegs; small "Mother of Pearl" diamond shaped position marks; silver-co…
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Title
Acoustic Guitar
Date
1910 – 1930
Material
wood; paper; metal; plastic; steel
Dimensions
34.5 x 86.5 cm
Description
Martin steel string with case and strings; (a) guitar (96.5 x 34.5 x 10.5); fine hardwood construction, blond face,red/brown body and neck, ebony finger board and bridge base; "French" ivory rim, bridge, string pegs and tuning pegs; small "Mother of Pearl" diamond shaped position marks; silver-coloured plates on side of head with engraving; burned stamp inside of body: "C F Martin & Co Nazarath, PA"; on neck block: "29990"; stamped on head: "Made in USA" plus same as inside body; (b) case: black pressed paper with purple velvet lining; metal fittings; enclosed box in neck area; (c) 3 "Black Diamond String" envelopes; with coiled strings; various used coiled strings (strings removed form guitar) (d) 13 pieces of various musical notations for chords and tunes.
Subject
households
music
Edmee Moore
C.F. Martin
Credit
Gift of Charles C. Reid, Banff, Alberta, 1986
Catalogue Number
104.34.1001 a-d
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Date
1950 – 1979
Material
paper
Catalogue Number
105.02.0097
Description
A child's Advent calendar, a single sheet of paper with brightly coloured scene. Nine rosy cheeked pudgy children engaged in various activities, playing, carrying, and sorting mail, etc. The major figure, presumably Santa Claus, sits at desk writing and talking on the telephone. Dispersed througho…
Title
Advent Calendar
Date
1950 – 1979
Material
paper
Dimensions
30.2 x 30.2 cm
Description
A child's Advent calendar, a single sheet of paper with brightly coloured scene. Nine rosy cheeked pudgy children engaged in various activities, playing, carrying, and sorting mail, etc. The major figure, presumably Santa Claus, sits at desk writing and talking on the telephone. Dispersed throughout the scene are twenty four little doors numbered from 1 - 24. Each door opens to reveal a picture printed on a luminous sheet of paper glued to the calendar. The calendar has not been used and is contained in its original envelope for mailing. Marks, printed in Western Germany.
Subject
households
children
Christmas
Advent
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
105.02.0097
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Date
1950 – 1979
Material
hair
Catalogue Number
103.03.0074 a,b
Description
Pair of ladies after ski boots, black wool with embroidered red wool trim. One strip of trim is stitched from toe, over instep to ankle level and one strip is stitched around ankle. Trim is embroidered in yellow and black snowflake like floral motif. A red fabric with a low pile is stitched to uppe…
Title
After Ski Boots
Date
1950 – 1979
Material
hair
Dimensions
14.0 x 9.0 x 27.0 cm
Description
Pair of ladies after ski boots, black wool with embroidered red wool trim. One strip of trim is stitched from toe, over instep to ankle level and one strip is stitched around ankle. Trim is embroidered in yellow and black snowflake like floral motif. A red fabric with a low pile is stitched to upper edge and "V" shaped closure, the same red fabric covers platform between sole and uppers. Sole is white felt (1 cm. thick) a thick red shoe lace fits through one hole on each side of closure. Laces have a wooden piece on one end only. Boots are lined with white felt. Insoles are a heavy woven material.
Subject
households
sports
skiing
winter
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
103.03.0074 a,b
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Date
1941 – 1944
Material
hair; metal
Catalogue Number
103.05.0101
Description
Sheepskin lined black brown leather Air Force jacket. 15 cm. wide sheepskin collar with two metal buckles and leather straps on leather underside to fasten collar in stand up position, full length metal zipper, center front. Bottom side buckles on each side for adjusting bottom width, right hand si…
Title
Air Force Jacket
Date
1941 – 1944
Material
hair; metal
Dimensions
46.0 x 70.0 cm
Description
Sheepskin lined black brown leather Air Force jacket. 15 cm. wide sheepskin collar with two metal buckles and leather straps on leather underside to fasten collar in stand up position, full length metal zipper, center front. Bottom side buckles on each side for adjusting bottom width, right hand side front pocket.
Subject
households
Royal Canadian Air Force
PW
R.C.A.F.
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
103.05.0101
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Date
1900 – 1930
Material
metal; glass; wood
Catalogue Number
104.30.0006
Description
Air meter enclosed in circular shallow brass case covered with glass, and standing on three brass legs (3.5 cm) attached to a solid brass disk stand of the same size. Brass ring attached perpendicular to side of the meter case by two thin metal arms, contains wind vane with eight small square sails…
Title
Air Meter
Date
1900 – 1930
Material
metal; glass; wood
Dimensions
7.1 x 7.8 x 8.5 cm
Description
Air meter enclosed in circular shallow brass case covered with glass, and standing on three brass legs (3.5 cm) attached to a solid brass disk stand of the same size. Brass ring attached perpendicular to side of the meter case by two thin metal arms, contains wind vane with eight small square sails attached to centre by small metal arms. Face dial measured around perimeter with numbers from 0-90 has small circular dial at top with numbers from 0-9 and the letters "HDS" just above central pivot of small thin needle. Dial reads "Air meter to 1000 feet/No 508". Bottom of solid brass base has screw hole at centre to hold screw mount which is brass finger screw with black painted brass tube attached to top. Lever on side of meter halts needle. Box, plain square wooden box with brass hinges for lid is fitted with small blocks of wood to hold air meter securely in place. Mounting screw slips over arm of piece of wood fastened to lid. Paper label inside lid reads, "Correction for Air Meter No. 508/. Add 30 per minute to the observed reading of the Air Meter. Note. Each instrument is now regulated so as to reduce the correction to a constant quantity per minute, which must be added as in the example given.". Small brass latch hook closes lid.
Subject
households
industry
surveying
Russell Robb
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.30.0006
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Date
1930 – 1960
Material
wood; glass; metal
Catalogue Number
104.47.1006
Description
Alarm clock with metal case and rounded wooden frame that sits on halved, flattened dowels. The face of the clock is covered with convex glass. The face of the clock has a small dial used to set the alarm time underneath the “12”. The center of the clock has metal hands and “Mayfair.” The back …
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Title
Alarm Clock
Date
1930 – 1960
Material
wood; glass; metal
Dimensions
15.8 x 3.9 x 21.2 cm
Description
Alarm clock with metal case and rounded wooden frame that sits on halved, flattened dowels. The face of the clock is covered with convex glass. The face of the clock has a small dial used to set the alarm time underneath the “12”. The center of the clock has metal hands and “Mayfair.” The back of the clock has keys to wind the clock, set the time and a knob to turn on and off the alarm.
Subject
households
Helen Shandruk
Credit
Gift of Helen Shandruk, Banff, 2001
Catalogue Number
104.47.1006
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