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John Edlund inside his life-preserving valise, 1915
John Edlund inside his life-preserving valise, 1915

John Edlund fonds

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Table of Contents

indicates that the series includes scanned documents.

Series 1 Scanned Document Patents and papers. -- 1916-1935
Series 2 Photographs. -- 1905-1918


Series 1 Patents and papers re his inventions. -- 1916-1935. -- The series consists of newspaper clippings and patent documents for several of Edlund's inventions, including his life-preserver valise; airplane cushions incorporating signalling material (for plane crashes); sparrow trap; no-drip, no-leak faucet; anti-glare headlights; portable lawn table; and a fly screen for windows.
M-351 Patents and papers re inventions. -- 1916-1935 Scanned Document View now.
Series 2 Photographs. -- 1905-1918. -- 14 photographs. -- The series consists of views of Claresholm buildings and events, First World War peace celebrations, and the life-preserving valise which Edlund invented.

The photographs have been digitized. View now.
PA-1230-7 Claresholm School of Agriculture, Claresholm, Alberta. -- November 19, 1913. -- 1 photograph
PA-3715-21 Main street, Claresholm, Alberta. -- [ca. 1910]. -- 1 photograph
PB-900-(1-2) Masquerade Ball and Blackville Minstrel Company, Claresholm, Alberta. -- 1905. -- 2 photographs
NA-1718 Edlund demonstrating his life-preserving valise. -- 1915. -- 5 photographs
NA-3309-(13-16) Peace celebrations in Claresholm at the end of the First World War. -- November 11, 1918. -- 4 photographs
NA-5257-51 Nidaros Lutheran Church, Claresholm, Alberta. -- 1912. -- 1 photograph
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