Fotch, Klaus

Fotsch, Klaus

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Detonator

Detonator

Description:

This a detonator used to create an electrical charge which was subsequently used to set off explosives. This piece of equipment is mostly wood except for the shaft and the generator inside. It was used to set off explosives at a safe distance both in mining, farming and logging. This item appears in extremely good condition showing only little signs of wear.

Date of Object:

c.a. 1930

Accession #:

986.09.04

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Hand Crank Corn Sheller

Hand Crank Corn Sheller

Description:

This is a hand crank corn sheller mounted on a board. It has a wheel which is turned by a handle on the reverse side. On the top is the bottom of a funnel to place the corn in. This leads down a tube where it meets the revolving wheel and is husked. Condition: rusted.

Date of Object:

c.a. 1940

Accession #:

986.09.18

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Ice Tongs

Ice Tongs

Description:

These ice tongs are shaped like pincers, having two arms which when brought together cause the closing of the two fingers. This item was used to fetch blocks of ice from lakes near the area and placed in coolers for preserving foods, especially cream since trains ran only twice a week. No markings appear on the arms of it. The item is moveable but rusted and is 32 inches in length.

Date of Object:

c.a. 1930

Accession #:

986.09.03

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Stanley Level

Stanley Level

Description:

An inscription reads "Stanley SW , Made in Canada, No 2." The inscription is at the bottom of the level. The level is made of wood with iron reinforcements and iron "bubble" holders. It is a long rectangular block of wood. This item appears to be in good condition but is slightly worn.

Date of Object:

c.a. 1940

Accession #:

986.09.45

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Pit Lamp

Pit Lamp

Description:

This item possibly a pit lamp is a cylinder expanded to a light bulb on top. It has a spout which has a release control on it with a handle. It has a connector which can fasten it to a hat or a belt. It is engraved "Patented-Oct. 10 1899, Dec 12, 1899, Nov. 27,1900 " and "Columbia Model C' Automatic" and "Shine Watt, MFG. Co, Chicago, U.S. A." This item is slightly worn.

Date of Object:

c.a. 1950

Accession #:

986.09.43

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Plane with Wooden Base

Plane with Wooden Base

Description:

This is a hand plane. It is similar to modern day planes except that it has a wooden base. It has a metal handle and apparatus. It has a secondary handle in the front which is a knob. This item appears to be in good condition but it has a covering of fine flood silt.

Date of Object:

c.a. 1940

Accession #:

986.09.44

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Sickle

Sickle

Description:

This is a sickle made of iron and it has a wooden handle. The handle comes wood wrapped beyond the end of the blade. The handle is worn and smooth. The blade is curved at the end in a loop. The inside circular part of the blade is sharpened. The blade is slightly rusted and the piece is worn. See"grass hooks" @ 25c ea. Eaton's 1901 Fall and Winter Catalogue pp. 190 & 192.

Date of Object:

c.a. 1900

Accession #:

986.09.29

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Sickle

Sickle

Description:

This sickle is a rounded piece of metal in a semi circle. The middle is sharpened. The end of the blade is folded over and the handle is an extension of the blade. The blade is bent to place the handle in a tangent position. The blade is rusted and no longer capable of being sharpened. Halfway up the handle it is broken showing the metal structure in the center.

Date of Object:

c.a. 1940

Accession #:

986.09.30

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Stand For Gas Iron

Stand For Gas Iron

Description:

This is a cast iron stand, which is oval in shape with two ends bent to elevate it from the ground. A inscription says "Coleman, Made in Canada". It was used to hold a hot iron away from the ironing board. It is in good condition, slightly rusted.

Date of Object:

c.a. 1950

Accession #:

986.09.32

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Vise

Vise

Description:

This vise is made of iron. It was meant to stick into the ground and as well clamp onto a table or another means of support. It's closed and opened by a large screw type device. It is turned with handle on the far left. It had a spring in its center to keep the vise closed. It is in fair condition, slightly rusted and worn.

Date of Object:

c.a. 1940

Accession #:

986.09.05

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