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Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
A small, square wooden base and casing, with two round, black bells at the front, attached with a screw at the center of each. The front of the casing has a screw near each corner and there is a small ringer set between the bells. Below the bells is a decal reading 'NORTHERN ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMI…
Manufacturer
Northern Electric Company Limited
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
SOUND COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
CANADA
Description
A small, square wooden base and casing, with two round, black bells at the front, attached with a screw at the center of each. The front of the casing has a screw near each corner and there is a small ringer set between the bells. Below the bells is a decal reading 'NORTHERN ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED' and 'MADE IN CANADA', with 'WEST' 'SEC' and 'FON' printed over it in white lettering. 'WEST SEC FON' stands for West Section Phone.
History Of Use
The bell was used to let whomever know that there was a call. It had a different ring for different locations. (e.g. long-short-long).
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
17
Width
12.5
Length
13
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1985.0026.0006
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Description
a) The dark blue Amberol Cylinder Record. Written on the top of the cylinder in white lettering is "EASTER FANTASIA - DESCRIPTIVE PEARLESS ORCH Thomas Edison PATD 3691". b) The cardbard holder for the cylinder. On a light blue background in brown lettering is "EDISON BLUE AMBEROL RECORD". On the ba…
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Other Names
Phonograph Cylinder
Wax Cylinder
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
SOUND COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
a) The dark blue Amberol Cylinder Record. Written on the top of the cylinder in white lettering is "EASTER FANTASIA - DESCRIPTIVE PEARLESS ORCH Thomas Edison PATD 3691". b) The cardbard holder for the cylinder. On a light blue background in brown lettering is "EDISON BLUE AMBEROL RECORD". On the back is a picture of Thomas A Edison.
Material
PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Height
a) 10.5 b) 11
Diameter
a) 6.1 b) 5.4
Circumference
a) 17.6 b) 19.7
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2017.61.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Dejur/ Grundg Embassy Steworette. Working in the mid 1960s.
Sub-Category
SOUND COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Dejur/ Grundg Embassy Steworette. Working in the mid 1960s.
History Of Use
Purchased by Ingo Oevermann in Vancouver in early 1970s for use inhis business - Bulkley Credit Services. Replaced by a more compact dictation/recording units. Represenative of units used by accounting
Accession No.
2011.0022.10
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
a) The item is a large round black car speaker with ear phones. The fornt has a grill with five holes. Speaker cloth is set in behind the grill. The speaker sits on a small recatnagular pedestal type base. The back of the speaker also has open grill work which is divided into six pie-shaped wedges.…
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
SOUND COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
a) The item is a large round black car speaker with ear phones. The fornt has a grill with five holes. Speaker cloth is set in behind the grill. The speaker sits on a small recatnagular pedestal type base. The back of the speaker also has open grill work which is divided into six pie-shaped wedges. The edge of the grill work is calloped and is backed by black paper. b) The speaker also has a set of earphnes marked "CANADIAN BRANDES LMIITED / Toronto Superior Matched Tones / Reg. Trademark / Made in Canada". The ear pieces are joined together with tow cloth covered wires. Both the ear phones and speaker have wires attached to them. Both wires have 2 jacks on the opposite end.
History Of Use
According to previous records: "This item was used when Radio first came out for Brandes Ltd., Toronto.
Inscriptions
A metal tag on the front reads "ATWATER KENT TYPE E RADIO SPEAKER / PATENT PENDING / SERIAL NO. 779287" In the centre of the grill is a round ornate brass disk embossed iwith the words "MODEL E ATWATER KENT - PATENTS PENDING".
Height
44.5
Width
36.5
Depth
12.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
All dimensions refer to speaker.
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1971.29.3 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Black headset with a detachable earpieice. The earpeice is clipped on to the headpeice with a small, metal clasp. Brown cloth covers the wiring. The top of the headset (would rest on the top of the head) is brown leather.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
SOUND COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Black headset with a detachable earpieice. The earpeice is clipped on to the headpeice with a small, metal clasp. Brown cloth covers the wiring. The top of the headset (would rest on the top of the head) is brown leather.
History Of Use
This item was used at the Smithers Train Station in the dipatcher's office on the second floor.
Accession No.
2004.52.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
CERAMIC;
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
PAINT;
Description
Object is a round ceramic plate that has two long round bars screwed onto it. The opposite ends of the bars are attached to a long ceramic crosspiece. There are wires attached to the screws in the centre of the round plate. In the centre of the round plate is a 4.5cm high threaded brass cap. Elect…
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Other Names
Buzzer
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
SOUND COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Used
Central Park Building, Smithers BC
Description
Object is a round ceramic plate that has two long round bars screwed onto it. The opposite ends of the bars are attached to a long ceramic crosspiece. There are wires attached to the screws in the centre of the round plate. In the centre of the round plate is a 4.5cm high threaded brass cap. Electrical wires on either side of the round cap have been cut. The whole object has been painted with cream paint. There are two holes through the round piece and one hole through the cross piece.
History Of Use
Used as an intercom
Material
CERAMIC;
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
PAINT;
Height
7.0cm
Width
9.2cm
Length
19.3cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1992.20.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Brown microphone with fabric covered brown cord attached. Cord ends with an audio out jack. On the back of the microphone is engraved: "CRYSTAL MICROPHONE / MODEL NO. CX80H / MANUFACTURED BY / SHURE BROTHERS INC. / CHICAGO USA / MADE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / SEE PATENT NOTICE INSIDE"
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Manufacturer
Shure Brothers Inc.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
SOUND COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
United States: Chicago, Illinois
Description
Brown microphone with fabric covered brown cord attached. Cord ends with an audio out jack. On the back of the microphone is engraved: "CRYSTAL MICROPHONE / MODEL NO. CX80H / MANUFACTURED BY / SHURE BROTHERS INC. / CHICAGO USA / MADE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / SEE PATENT NOTICE INSIDE"
Accession No.
1989.8.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
Description
The phonograph is a big brown wooden box with a white horn like object in the middle. The top comes up and inside is a turn table to play vinyl records. There's also an envelope inside of the phonograph with a needle inside for the record player.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
SOUND COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
The phonograph is a big brown wooden box with a white horn like object in the middle. The top comes up and inside is a turn table to play vinyl records. There's also an envelope inside of the phonograph with a needle inside for the record player.
Narrative
Encyclopedia (Blue) at Smithers Public Library.
History Of Use
The first practical phonograph was invented in 1877 by the U.S. inventor Thomas A. Edison. In 1885, the U.S. scientists Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter improved upon Edison's invention. In 1887, Emily Berliner, a German immigrant to the United States, invented the Gramophone - a phonograph that used shellac discs. The first electrically recorded phonograph records appeared in 1925. Growing interest in high fidelity in recorded sound led to the appearance of stereophonic phonographs and discs in 1958. By late 1960's almost all new phonographs and records were stereophonic. In the 1970's Thomas G. Stockham, Jr., a U.S. electrical engineer developed digital recording. Compact discs and compact disk players came to the U.S. market in 1983.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
Height
43
Width
48.5
Length
53
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1976.113.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; FABRIC-UNKNOWN; FABRIC-FELT;
Description
The outside of the phonograph is a dark mahogany color. It has four legs that stand tall. There are three legs that are connected by three other pieces of wood bracing the frame. The front has blue and white cloth used to cover the speaker. On the right-hand side there is a metal hand crank with …
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
SOUND COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
The outside of the phonograph is a dark mahogany color. It has four legs that stand tall. There are three legs that are connected by three other pieces of wood bracing the frame. The front has blue and white cloth used to cover the speaker. On the right-hand side there is a metal hand crank with a wooden handle. The top can be propped up. On the inside of the lid it says 'EDISON'. Inside is a green felt turn-table and a vinyl record placed on top of the felt. Beside the turntable there is a windey piece of metal that holds the needle. There is a square platform that the turntable sits on. It has gold designs in the corners. In the top left corner there is a round metal piece that clicks into place. There is also a wooden handled metal piece that can move up.
Narrative
Smithers Public Library Encyclopedia (blue).
History Of Use
The first practical phonograph was invented in 1877 by the U.S. inventor Thomas A. Edison. In 1885, the U.S. scientists Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter improved upon Edison's invention. In 1887, Emily Berliner, a German immigrant to the United States, invented the Gramophone - a phonograph that used shellac discs. The first electrically recorded phonograph records appeared in 1925. Growing interest in high fidelity in recorded sound led to the appearance of stereophonic phonographs and discs in 1958. By late 1960's almost all new phonographs and records were stereophonic. In the 1970's Thomas G. Stockham, Jr., a U.S. electrical engineer, developed digital recording. Compact discs and compact disk players came to the U.S. market in 1983.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; FABRIC-UNKNOWN; FABRIC-FELT;
Height
118.5
Width
50.5
Length
50
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1980.172.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
This object is manufactured by Amberola for Thomas A. Edison Inc. The cylinder is mounted on a black, painted metal rectangular base. There are a variety of gear wheels and rods above and below the base plate. There is a long 12 centimetre silver metal cylinder. One end of the cylinder has a round …
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Title
Edison Amberola 30
Artist or Maker
Victor Talking Machine Company of Canada Limited
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
SOUND COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
United States: Orange, New Jersey
Start Date
1903
End Date
1913
Period or Date Notes
Dates were drawn from patents written on base plate.
Description
This object is manufactured by Amberola for Thomas A. Edison Inc. The cylinder is mounted on a black, painted metal rectangular base. There are a variety of gear wheels and rods above and below the base plate. There is a long 12 centimetre silver metal cylinder. One end of the cylinder has a round clamp set over one end. This clamp may be used to hold the horn in place.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Inscriptions
Serial number: SM - 109812
Width
18.5
Length
22.5
Circumference
14.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1976.113.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
Needles for the phonograph are in a little tin box with 3 'VICTOR TUNGS-TONE STYLUS'. It has a dog listening to a phonograph on the lid. Directions on how to use the needles are inside the box.
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Manufacturer
Victor Talking Machine Company of Canada Limited
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
SOUND COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1917
End Date
1924
Description
Needles for the phonograph are in a little tin box with 3 'VICTOR TUNGS-TONE STYLUS'. It has a dog listening to a phonograph on the lid. Directions on how to use the needles are inside the box.
History Of Use
Patented: 1917-1918-1924 Used in a Phonograph made by Thomas Edison.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
0.6cm
Width
2.5cm
Length
5cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
4
Accession No.
1981.57.3 a-d
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
GE Portable Radio. Model P2790. In original packaging.
Sub-Category
SOUND COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
GE Portable Radio. Model P2790. In original packaging.
Accession No.
2012.81.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
CARDBOARD; UNKNOWN
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PAPER;
PLASTIC;
Description
a) Rectangular black portable radio with "General Electric Solid State AM" written across the front. There are black dials on either side and a black fabric strap attached to one side. b) The red, orange, and white lid to the box for the radio. Written across the fron is "AM Miniature - Portable Ra…
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Other Names
Portable Radio
Subject Access
communication
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
SOUND COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
a) Rectangular black portable radio with "General Electric Solid State AM" written across the front. There are black dials on either side and a black fabric strap attached to one side. b) The red, orange, and white lid to the box for the radio. Written across the fron is "AM Miniature - Portable Radio". c) The white bottom to the box for the radio. d) The white earphone for the radio e) A white booklet titled "Use and Care Guide". f) A white Ownership Registration Certificate.
Narrative
GE Portable Radio. Model P2790
Material
CARDBOARD; UNKNOWN
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PAPER;
PLASTIC;
Height
a) 2.8 b) 3.4 c) 3.4
Width
a) 6.5 b) 7.5 c) 7.2 e) 11.1 f) 8.2
Length
a) 10.3 b) 13.5 c) 13 d) 99 e) 20.9 f) 18.8
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
6
Accession No.
2012.81.4 a-f
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
a: record sleeve. Front is titled with "British Columbia / One Hundred Years 1871-1971" over a picture of wagons on the Cariboo Road in 1862. Beneath is written "A Time to Remember" and "A Special Souvenir / 2 record album / produced exclusively for Imperial Oil Limited". Folds open, inside the alb…
Title
British Columbia One Hundred Years 1871-1971
Manufacturer
Gaiety Records Ltd. and D&L Music Publications (BMI)
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
SOUND COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1971
Description
a: record sleeve. Front is titled with "British Columbia / One Hundred Years 1871-1971" over a picture of wagons on the Cariboo Road in 1862. Beneath is written "A Time to Remember" and "A Special Souvenir / 2 record album / produced exclusively for Imperial Oil Limited". Folds open, inside the album cover is text about British Columbia history, plus a description of what tracks are on each album side b-c: 2-sided vinyl records
History Of Use
Album was produced to mark the centennial year of British Columbia
Number Of Parts
3
Accession No.
2018.92.1 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; PLASTIC; METAL\ALLOY-COPPER;
Description
A wooden base and casing with two bells on the top and a hand-crank at one side. The two round, black bells have brass ringer between them. There are brass fittings at the center top front, and around the crank. The metal crank has a black handle. On the front is a gold label reading 'NORTHERN …
Manufacturer
Northern Electric Company Limited
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
SOUND COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
CANADA
Description
A wooden base and casing with two bells on the top and a hand-crank at one side. The two round, black bells have brass ringer between them. There are brass fittings at the center top front, and around the crank. The metal crank has a black handle. On the front is a gold label reading 'NORTHERN ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED' and 'MADE IN CANADA', with the logo between them. This item is wired to the telephone (1985.26.2) and the switch (1985.26.3 a&b), in the Railroad Agent's Office.
History Of Use
Used by Harry Kruisselbrink when working in the railway office. The device was used to hook up to a telephone and used as the bell that would ring long-short-long so he knew it was for him. If it rang short-long-short it was for someone else using the same line.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; PLASTIC; METAL\ALLOY-COPPER;
Height
23.5
Width
11.5
Length
14.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1985.0026.0004
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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