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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Carpentry Gauge

Carpentry Gauge

Description:

This believed to be a carpentry gauge. It is a narrow metal tool with two parts which would have originally been able to move.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

012.21.01

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Carriage Attachment

Carriage Attachment

Description:

Decorative framework for a carriage (?). The item is too lightweight for farming. Luggage rack for carriage (?). It has handmade rivets but is mostly machine made. It was likely manufactured but hand assembled (as per Stu McNolty). Materials include metal and wood. This item may be a partial remnant of a prior accession.

Date of Object:

ca. 1920

Accession #:

013.21.15

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Cultivator

Cultivator

Description:

This is a horse-powered one wheel cultivator. It is a 'V' shaped metal frame with six reversible teeth on each side and one on the back end. A small metal wheel supports the leading point and has a hook to attach to a horse. There are adjusting lever sticks up between wooden handles. The closest match is 984.30.1 but the dimensions do not match. There is another similar item in the machine shed. A new accession number has been issued to this item.

Date of Object:

ca. 1910

Accession #:

013.21.45

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Chisel

Chisel

Description:

This is a chisel for shaping material. It is eight sided and likely hand forged. Partially legible "….MED USA" stamped on surface.

Date of Object:

ca. 1910

Accession #:

013.21.91

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Cinch

Cinch

Description:

This is a cinch made up of a metal bar with a hook and chain. It may be a specialized cinch for tying down a load - maybe poles (?). Estimate ca. 1920 (as per Stu McNolty).

Date of Object:

ca. 1920

Accession #:

013.21.46

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Coffee can

Coffee can

Description:

A green and gold metal can of Nabob coffee donated by Audrey Oberson. This came from the Miller Shantz house.

Date of Object:

Accession #:

015.06.04

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Concrete Seamer

Concrete Seamer

Description:

This is a concrete seamer, used for seaming wet slabs of concrete. Materials are wood and metal.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

013.21.65

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Connecting Rod

Connecting Rod

Description:

This is a part that would link two separate parts together, for example a wheel and a ramp. Most likely it is from some sort of large tractor. It was cast because a seam is visible, and it most likely iron or steel. There are numbers engraved in the middle that are: "109249H".

Date of Object:

Accession #:

014.11.01

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Cross Bar - B

Cross Bar - B

Description:

This is a home-made cross bar for paired harness used with a draw bar. b) is the cross bar for paired harness, and has metal plate (bumper) in the middle and both ends. It could be a bumper from a cart or sleigh. The materials are wood and metal.

Date of Object:

ca. 1910

Accession #:

013.21.30b

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Crowbar

Crowbar

Description:

This item is a crowbar used for prying apart materials.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

989.27.01

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Crowbar

Crowbar

Description:

This item is crowbar used for prying apart materials.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

989.27.02

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Doorknob Assembly

Doorknob Assembly

Description:

This is a door knob assembly made of metal, ceramic and brass. There is detailed scroll work design on the brass material.

Date of Object:

ca. 1920

Accession #:

013.21.89abc

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Draw Bar - A

Draw Bar - A

Description:

This is a home-made draw bar used with a cross bar for paired harness. a) is the home-made draw-bar and is made from wood and metal.

Date of Object:

ca. 1910

Accession #:

013.21.30a

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Drill Bit

Drill Bit

Description:

This is a drill bit made of metal.

Date of Object:

ca. 1950

Accession #:

013.21.50

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Drill Press

Drill Press

Description:

This item is a very large drill press, black in colour, and mounted on a plank of wood. The makers mark is visible and reads: "Blower Forge 80, Kitchener ONT, NO 152." This well-known maker of blacksmithing machinery was founded in 1875 by 17 year old Henry Keiper to manufacture the rotary forge blower he had invented. They started manufacturing drill presses by 1889; the first models were hand-powered post drills. The materials used are steel and wood.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

014.12.01

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