Burden, Laura

Burden, Laura

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hoof trimmer

hoof trimmer

Description:

A hoof trimmer with a wooden handle and a metal blade that was used by Teresa Summerskill and it was donated by Laura Burden. On the left side of the handle has writing engraved of "Hoof Trimmer No. 171" and a possible written logo design beside the other name, although it is rather difficult to indicate what it is and what it says. On the bottom of the blade on the right reads "Erik Frost - Mora Sweden". The company Ecko Forge was first found in 1889 by Edward Katzinger, in which the "Ecko" name was shortened to the actual company name of the Edward Katzinger Company. However, Ecko Forge was demolished from its independence in September 1965 and became a division of another large corporation, which was the American Home Products. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.

Date of Object:

ca. 1930s - 1940s

Accession #:

021.10.46

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mill file

mill file

Description:

A metal mill file with a wooden handle that was used by Teresa Summerskill and it was donated by Laura Burden. The mill file is used for sharpening various domestic tools, such as saws. On one side on the bottom of the file reads "Mill Bastard", in which the metal file is known as a "bastard cut" from the making; hence the engraved rough lines at the tip. On the other side of the file reads "Nicholson - Made In Canada". This brand name is referred to the full company name of The Nicholson File Company Complex, which was found in 1859 by William Nicholson. Some of the first products made were machine-made files during that year and as well precision tools used in the manufacture of armaments during the American Civil War, specifically for the Union Army. Some of the oldest buildings also has been made from the years 1864-1865 and had expanded throughout the 20th century. The wooden handle also at the bottom on one side has "No. 14 - Disston - Canada" engraved in the wood. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940s - 1950s

Accession #:

021.10.47

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small paring knife

small paring knife

Description:

A small metal paring knife with a wooden handle that was used by Teresa Summerskill and it was donated by Laura Burden. There is no inscribed brand name, in which it possibly may have been hand made. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940s - 1950s

Accession #:

021.10.48

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upholstery hammer (claw)

upholstery hammer (claw)

Description:

A metal upholstery hammer with a wooden handle that was used by Teresa Summerskill and it was donated by Laura Burden. Judging from the way the hammer was made by the wood carving/metal engraving, this more likely could have been hand made, as there is also no visible brand name. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.

Date of Object:

ca. 1930s - 1940s

Accession #:

021.10.49

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upholstery hammer (tack)

upholstery hammer (tack)

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A metal upholstery hammer with a semi-cream in color painted wooden handle that was used by Teresa Summerskill and it was donated by Laura Burden. Judging from the way the hammer was made by the wood carving/metal engraving, this more likely could have been hand made, as there is also no visible brand name. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.

Date of Object:

ca. 1930s - 1940s

Accession #:

021.10.50

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brace bit hand drill

brace bit hand drill

Description:

A metal brace bit hand drill with a wooden cap and handle part that was used by Teresa Summerskill and it was donated by Laura Burden. On the top of the metal part above the handle in the middle has the name "Victor" on one side and "No 975-10W" on the other. Although, the possible brand name of "Victor" does not have much information with the company's history, although it possibly could have been manufactured from a similar company with the same name that made phonographs and phonograph records. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.

Date of Object:

ca. 1930s - 1940s

Accession #:

021.10.51

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jack plane

jack plane

Description:

A metal jack plane with a wooden bottom peg and a long wooden top handle that was used by Teresa Summerskill and it was donated by Laura Burden. The plane does not have a visible brand name or any other indications of where it was made from. Although, it may have been manufactured from a factory instead of being hand made judging by the maker's quality. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.

Date of Object:

ca. 1930s - 1940s

Accession #:

021.10.52

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four screwdrivers

four screwdrivers

Description:

Four slotted flat head screwdrivers with three having wooden handles and one having a yellow plastic handle that were used by Teresa Summerskill and they were donated by Laura Burden. a) is a long screwdriver with a wood chipped handle and the metal head piece having an uneven slanted shape with no brand name. b) is a medium sized screwdriver that is slightly longer than b) with a slightly wood chipped handle and the metal head piece having an uneven slanted shape, also having no visible brand name. c) is also a medium sized screwdriver with a yellow plastic handle. On the right side of the handle reads "Oxwall U.S.A.", in which the brand name of "Oxwall" is the manufacturing company. Although not much company history is well known, there is some information that Oxwall originally was found in New York as a foreign business company around April 1978 and was later shut down at an unknown date. The top of the handle can also be twisted while making a "clicking" sound. d) is a small screwdriver with a wooden handle and the metal head piece having a slightly uneven slanted shape with no brand name. a), b), and d) more likely could have been hand made. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950s - 1970s

Accession #:

021.10.53abcd

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wooden handle

wooden handle

Description:

A wooden and semi-metal handle with a top piece missing that probably was used by Teresa Summerskill beforehand and it was donated by Laura Burden. There is no brand name on the handle, thus making it difficult to tell what tool it could have been or where it was manufactured from. However, judging from the handle shape, it may have been used as a domestic tool. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.

Date of Object:

ca. 1930s - 1940s

Accession #:

021.10.54

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scratch awl

scratch awl

Description:

A metal scratch awl (also referred as an ice pick) with a wooden handle that was used by Teresa Summerskill and it was donated by Laura Burden. On the left side on the top of the handle upside down reads "Stanley - No. 7 - Hurwood - Made In CAL." The company name of "Stanley", also known as the full name of "Stanley Hand Tools", was found in 1843 by Frederick Trent Stanley. It is a division of the main company name Stanley Black & Decker (formerly named Stanley Works), in which it was formerly a bolt and door hardware manufacturing company. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.

Date of Object:

ca. 1930s - 1940s

Accession #:

021.10.55

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soldering iron

soldering iron

Description:

A metal soldering iron with a wooden handle that was used by Teresa Summerskill and it was donated by Laura Burden. On the left side on the triangular tip of the metal piece reads "DQ &", although the rest of the name engraving before and after have either been covered with rust or have faded away. Thus, there is no clear indication or leads of where the iron was manufactured in/from. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.

Date of Object:

ca. 1930s - 1940s

Accession #:

021.10.56

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three metal punch pieces

three metal punch pieces

Description:

Three metal punch pieces that were used by Teresa Summerskill and they were donated by Laura Burden. a) is a wide, medium sized punch that has a blunt tip and it is a bit slanted at the side. b) is a medium sized, skinny and long punch that also has a slightly blunt tip. c) is a somewhat small and skinny punch that has a pointed end, but it is not entirely sharp either. All of the punch pieces have no brand name, in which perhaps they could have been hand made. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.

Date of Object:

ca. 1930s - 1940s

Accession #:

021.10.57abc

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two metal punch pieces

two metal punch pieces

Description:

Two metal punch pieces that were used by Teresa Summerskill and they were donated by Laura Burden. a) is a square-like flat end punch with uneven shaped sides. b) is a curved pointed end punch with a blunt carved tip. Both of the punch pieces have no brand name, in which perhaps they could have been hand made. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.

Date of Object:

ca. 1930s - 1940s

Accession #:

021.10.58ab

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hand painted two man crosscut saw blade

hand painted two man crosscut saw blade

Description:

A hand painted two man crosscut saw blade that was done/painted by Teresa Summerskill. In the illustration it depicts logger men either attempting to cut down trees with axes or some helping out to lift logs up with machinery, in which there is a logging truck driving away with logs at the back; located on the far right. Judging from 021.10.05 with that illustration having logger men on spring boards chopping down trees while comparing with 021.10.59, more likely it is taken at a modernized setting (1940s or 1950s) where it has machinery lifting up the logs and loading them onto a logging truck. The colours of the illustration have browns, greens, blue, white, red, and teal tinges. The type of two man crosscut saw would be a lance tooth, due to the patterning and shape of the teeth on the blade (pointed ends). For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.

Date of Object:

2002

Accession #:

021.10.59

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wooden level

wooden level

Description:

A wooden level that was used by Teresa Summerskill and it was donated by Laura Burden. The level would be used for ensuring carpentry work was level. On the back of the level at the top reads "Guaranteed Teak", although there is not much information known about the manufacturing company. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.

Date of Object:

ca. 1910s - 1920s

Accession #:

021.10.60

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