Museum Week 2020 — What is the object in the Collection – Part 2

May 13 — Oil Lamps [Rail]

The catalogue description describes it as “A yellow lamp with a glass chimney. The bottom of the lamp has CN stamped in it. The bottom is also painted brown. The lamp is missing a wick. Canadian National Railroad – Owen Sound owned it.”

May 14 —  Union Badge

Badge –CBRT & G.W. (Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport & General Workers) Local 401 C.M.U. Navy and gold coloured circular badge with a navigational rose in the middle. It was last owned by Joseph Weir of Owen Sound.

Thanks to one of our members, we have some more information to add: C.M.U. stands for the Canadian Maritime Union. C.M.U was a new union that split from the Seafarers International Union and subsequently joined the CBRT&GW as local 401.