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Large Wrench

Large Wrench

Description:

One large wrench found in ground by Village Works Crew during construction in Frontier Park. Wrench is in fair condition. After examination it is believed to be railway equipment.

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Accession #:

010.03.01

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Water Main

Water Main

Description:

1 water main (wooden stave) pipe found in ground by Drugstore/Centennial Café due to construction.

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Accession #:

010.03.02

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Cross Cut Saw

Cross Cut Saw

Description:

This cross cut saw originally had two handles. Two people would pull the saw causing the teeth to strip the wood and cut. It is made of metal and has a wooden handle. Condition: it is badly rusted, one handle is missing.

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Accession #:

983.40.01

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Wooden Block

Wooden Block

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This is an oval, brown ,wooden block, with metal pulleys encased in the wood and a small wooden hook at the top. The wood is cracked, old, and unfinished. The metal pulleys and hook are in good condition. The whole block is covered with silt.

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Accession #:

986.09.46

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T- Auger

T- Auger

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"A tool for boring holes in wood consisting of a metal shank with a crosswise wooden handle for turning, a central tapered feed screw and a pair cutting lips." Through the years from 1947-1956, T. Fougberg used this on the farm which is now Gilmores'. Condition: rusted.

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Accession #:

984.12.07

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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.

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Accession #:

013.21.65

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Crowbar

Crowbar

Description:

This item is crowbar used for prying apart materials.

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Accession #:

989.27.02

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Locking Pin

Locking Pin

Description:

This item appears to be a locking pin as per George Henry. He believes this is a pin to lock a piece of equipment. Estimate age of item to be ca. 1940 but item could be much older based on construction and if original use can be determined.

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Accession #:

013.21.96

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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.

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Accession #:

013.21.93

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Horseshoe

Horseshoe

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This is an iron horseshoe. It has two rims near the back of the arms of the horseshoe. This horseshoe is joined at the back by metal to complete a relatively square circle. Karl Friedstorm of Birken made the horseshoe. The unusual construction suggests the shoe was made for a horse with a problem hoof. It is in good condition but is rusted.

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Accession #:

986.13.01

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Railway wheels

Railway wheels

Description:

These two railway wheels were given to Ken by George Walker who got them from Bill Spetch. Bill believed they were from the Port Pemberton site where a tramway was used to ease the loading and unloading of freight during seasonal water fluctuations. This claim remains unsubstantiated other than via this donation. The maker's mark reads, "Peteler Car Co. Minneapolis Minn. 1127". From Research: Peteler Portable Railway Peteler Portable Railway Manufacturing Co. Colonel Peteler invented and marketed the first dump car used for railroad construction. Duluth & Iron Range #8022 was built by the little-known Peteler Car Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1912. The D&IR's purpose was to haul iron ore, and lots of it. #8022 was used to ship potatoes from the Iron Range area to market. Francis Peteler invented the first rail-mounted dump car, as well as the first portable railway system. Company declared bankruptcy in 1914, at this point it was bought out at changed names.

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Accession #:

014.16.01ab

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Auger

Auger

Description:

Drilling device/auger with "U" shaped turn device as opposed to "T" handle. This was a bridge auger that belonged to George Walker and was used by Cascade Fir.

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Accession #:

989.29.01

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Brace and Bit

Brace and Bit

Description:

This tool was used for drilling holes in wood by hand. It was made around the 1930' & 1940's. The Metal Handle is rusted and the rest as well.

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Accession #:

994.07.02

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Log Dog, Bent Bar

Log Dog, Bent Bar

Description:

This is a piece of metal bent at both ends. The ends are sharpened into spikes. It was for holding logs together. Condition: rusted. bent bar

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Accession #:

985.10.08

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T- Auger

T- Auger

Description:

These augers are long rods made of metal. The long shaft is attached to a T-handle and there is a drill bit at the other end. The auger is turned by hand to bore holes on logs and or planks. These two augers were received by the museum with the Sam Jim house.

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Accession #:

985.10.10ab

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