Endnotes

1 Just how sturdy was driven home to me when I was visiting a couple in Lethbridge who made the point by nonchalantly knocking a piece of hotel china off the kitchen counter. It hit the linoleum floor, bounced a couple of times, but there was no damage. He did this to make the point that short of a direct hit the restaurant china would stand up to almost any abuse. And the piece that was dropped was one of the Mountain Trails pieces that was selling for $75.00 to $100.00 at the time!

2 Richard and Jean Symonds, Medalta Stoneware and Pottery for Collectors, Symco Distributors, 1974.

3 Ronald Getty and Ester Klaiman, “Identifying Medalta, 1916-1954: A Guide to Markings”, Material History Bulletin 12, pp. 17-60, Spring 1981.

4Provincial Archives, Accession No. 69.235, Box 1, No. 20. Letter dated 28 June 1923.

5 Ibid., Box 1, No. 16. Letter dated 14 July 1923.

6 Ibid., Box 12, No. 428. Letter dated 22 April 1941

7 Ibid., Box 12, No. 429. Letter dated 11 June 1941.

8 Ibid., Box 12, No. 405. Letter dated 11 December 1940.

9 Ibid., Box 12, No. 383. Letter dated 27 June 1938.

10 Ibid., Box 11, No. 378. Letter dated 5 July 1938.

11 Ibid., Box 11, No. 367. Letter dated 30 October 1937.

12 Ibid., Box 12, No. 404. Letter dated 6 august 1940.

13 Ibid., Box 12, No. 413.

14 Ibid., Box 12, No. 388. Letter dated 5 October 1940.

15 Ibid., Box 12, No. 388. Letter dated 9 May 1940.

16 Ibid., Box 12, No. 388. Letter dated 7 September 1940.

17 Ibid., Box 13, No. 446. Letter dated 7 May 1941.

18 Ibid., Box 12, No. 389. Letter dated 16 November 1940

19 Description in square brackets is based on an actual specimen that has this decoration number on it.,

20 Op. cit., Box 12, No. 428

21 The one vase not seen with this stamp was the No. 104, and I can only presume that because this vase was available as earlier as 1922, it was regularly being made in moulds.

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