Found In Collection

Found in Collection (FIC)

These objects were found in collection by museum staff.  Found In Collection (FIC) means the donor, history and use is unknown. In the early days, the museum site was not secured by a fence and previous Curators often found items 'deposited' at the museum overnight.  Another factor is that some objects and their parts have become separated over time due to deterioration or human interference.  Some of the objects that are Found in Collection may be remnants of prior donations.

Prior to registering these items as "FIC", museum staff attempted to match the object to existing descriptions in the register but were unable to do so.  The information for these records was gathered previously by museum staff and museum members over the years.  More recently over 140 items were identified through the Museum Assistance Program (MAP) project in 2013.  Thanks to Florence Bilenduke, George Henry, Mabel Stillwell, Stu and Judy McNolty and Bob Menzel for providing knowledge about these and other items in collection.  Thanks also to Carol Morphy, Dave Steers and Emma Chadsey for their work as Collection Coordinators through this project.

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Stanchion

Stanchion

Description:

This stanchion is made of metal. A stanchion is used to hold a cow still while giving her shots, oral medicines, simple medical procedures, or milking.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

013.21.22

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Stove Lid

Stove Lid

Description:

This item is a cast iron stove lid, likely for a kitchen range. Age of this item is estimated - further research could better determine age. This item came from the Sam Jim attic.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

013.21.101

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Swivel Hook

Swivel Hook

Description:

This is a swivel hook. It is comprised of three parts, a hook, swivel and a triangular metal hook with and eyelet for rope. This is an old blacksmith quick link - pre WWII.

Date of Object:

ca.1940

Accession #:

013.21.28

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Tea Scoop

Tea Scoop

Description:

This is a tea scoop for measuring loose tea into a pot. It is made of copper with a figure embossed on the handle.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

010.19.02

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Tea Tin

Tea Tin

Description:

This is a "Malkins Best Tea" tin. Condition is sound but rusted.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

010.19.01

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Telephone

Telephone

Description:

This is a hand crank telephone. Materials include Bakelite [plastic] (?), wood, metal.

Date of Object:

ca.1930

Accession #:

013.21.72

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Tire

Tire

Description:

This is a Firestone 4 ply tire. It is inscribed with "4.50-4.75 - 5.00-20". It is made of rubber. This is a typical Model A Ford tire.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

013.21.39

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Tongs

Tongs

Description:

These tongs are used for lightweight work. There is a label on this item 986.14.2 but this item doesn't match description or dimensions and another item was found that does. Permanent label is incorrect.

Date of Object:

ca. 1960

Accession #:

013.21.54

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Trunk

Trunk

Description:

This trunk is constructed from wood, metal, fabric, leather, and paper. This is a typical steamer trunk of the early 1900's. History is unknown.

Date of Object:

ca. 1920

Accession #:

013.21.49

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Vise

Vise

Description:

This is vise screw used for carpentry. It is made of metal.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

013.21.38

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Wagon Wrench

Wagon Wrench

Description:

This is a wrench used on a horse drawn wagon. It is hand-forged and made entirely of metal.

Date of Object:

ca. 1930

Accession #:

013.21.71

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Water Pump

Water Pump

Description:

This is a water pump for tractor or a large truck.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

p12.22.01

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Wedge

Wedge

Description:

This is wedge, and it has letters embossed on one side. "Endurance" is the maker's mark. Originally thought item was a hatchet head or shaping tool but after investigating with Stu McNolty the wear marks on item point to its use as a wedge. Stu believes it was used to wedge a mill or boiler to level it, in a logging operation. Johnny Jones found an identical item with maker's mark "Endurance" at the Parkhurst site which was a tie/pole mill in ca. 1920 The item is well-used. It was found in the Sam Jim house.

Date of Object:

ca. 1930

Accession #:

013.21.63

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Wheel

Wheel

Description:

This is a metal wheel and the partially remaining wood frame of a wheel barrow or cart that appears handmade. Some new wood was added to this item (cross bars). Item is believed to be a hand powered (push/pull) hand cart or wagon and it possibly had three wheels originally.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940; 1960

Accession #:

013.21.40

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wheels

wheels

Description:

Metal wheels which are believed to be for a tractor. More research required. These wheels were found in collection (leaning against the machine shed). Object age is estimated.

Date of Object:

ca. 1930

Accession #:

013.21.108b

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