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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Women's Shoe Last

Women's Shoe Last

Description:

This is a steel last for a woman's shoe that was used for repairing shoes. There is some rust, but it is still in very sound condition. Inscription on the side reads "HH - 8". There is some damage to the heel of the last and some of the metal is broken off.

Date of Object:

ca.1940

Accession #:

006.08.01

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Wooden Box

Wooden Box

Description:

This is a wooden box used for shipping. One end bears painted label - "11" (?), 24 1/4 multi use enamel 43N". Materials are wood and metal.

Date of Object:

ca. 1980

Accession #:

013.21.69

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Wooden Box

Wooden Box

Description:

This is a wooden shipping box. Label is painted on one end and reads "Prunes Fancy". Materials are wood and metal.

Date of Object:

ca. 1980

Accession #:

013.21.70

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This is a wrench that is off-set. It is square one side, and a hexagon (?) shape on other. It is made of metal. The item appears hand forged - no makers mark - no seam.

Date of Object:

ca. 1910

Accession #:

013.21.77

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This is a wrench. It is inscribed "7/8 1" on one end, "9/16"and "(?)/5" on the other end. Also etched on surface is "Puron" one side and "6492"on the other side. It is made of metal.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

013.21.78

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This metal wrench appears hand-forged. There is no makers mark and no seam from the manufacturing process.

Date of Object:

ca. 1910

Accession #:

013.21.81

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This metal wrench appears hand-forged. It has no makers mark - no seam. Inscribed "1701" - off-set wrench (?). Automotive (?).

Date of Object:

ca. 1910

Accession #:

013.21.82

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This metal wrench has no seam - no maker's mark and appears to be hand-forged.

Date of Object:

ca. 1910

Accession #:

013.21.83

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This metal wrench has inscribed "7312 E" - a seam is visible, and it was likely manufactured.

Date of Object:

ca.1940

Accession #:

013.21.84

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This is a wrench that is embossed "Armstrong" one side and "No. 2" on the other side.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

013.21.85

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This metal wrench is embossed with "Gray Forged Steel", "Made in Canada".

Date of Object:

ca.1940

Accession #:

013.21.86

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This wrench is embossed "Buffalo, NY, US" and "6 inch no 76" on one side. It is embossed "Westcott." and "Keystone Mfg. Co" on the other side. This wrench was a typical crescent wrench of the day. Estimate ca. 1930 wrench. This wrench was included with Model A's and John Deer tractors in general tool kits. (as per Stu McNolty).

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

013.21.87

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This metal wrench appears to be hand-forged. It has no seam - no maker's mark.

Date of Object:

ca. 1910

Accession #:

013.21.88

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This is a large wrench and it has "CPR" stamped on one side. It has no seam and was likely hand-forged. It is estimated, based on material construction, that the item is from ca. 1900.

Date of Object:

ca. 1910

Accession #:

013.21.93

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This item is a wrench for the stopper on a barrel. Estimate the age of item to be ca. 1900.

Date of Object:

ca. 1910

Accession #:

013.21.94

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