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John L. Edlund fonds


Physical Description:
3 cm of textual records. -- 14 photographs

John Ludvik Edlund, 1874-1957, was born in Norway of Swedish parents, and moved to Claresholm, Alberta in 1904. He worked as a photographer and theatre manager before retiring in 1929 to devote himself to inventing. His inventions included anti-glare headlights, a portable lawn table, airplane cushions incorporating signalling material for plane crashes, a combination travelling bag and life-preserver suit, a sparrow trap, a no-drip faucet, and a fly screen for windows. He and his wife, Karen, had six children, Clara, Mrs. Inar Jensen, Mrs. Arthur Washburn, Carl, John and Edmar.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of patents and newspaper clippings (1916-1935) for several of Edlund's inventions, and photographs (1905-1918) of Claresholm buildings and events, First World War peace celebrations, and the life-preserving valise which he invented.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Clara Edlund, 1969.

The material is in English.

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Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-351, PA-1230-7, PA-3715-21, PB-900-(1-2), NA-1718, NA-3309-(13-16), NA-5257-51

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