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Dish Towel

Dish Towel

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White cotton dish towel. Gold embroidered logo in bottom left corner. Logo is "Windsor Castle" in center with embellishment and more text in French around outside. Manufacturer's tag on back at top right "100% cotton, washing symbols, Iron when damp, do not bleach, do not dryclean, made in EU".

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012.01.24

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Fork

Fork

Description:

This hayfork is suspended by a small block and would have hung from a hay carriage. Rusted steel frame fashioned to form three sides of a rectangle (arched at top): prongs for grabbing and holding hay just into opening below. Both sides of outer frame have straps on near top and bent to make apertures. Horizontal brace of angle iron protrudes through both openings, two vertical steel rods hook into the angle iron (one on each inner side of the frame). Once adjustable prongs are attached to these rods, which moved up and down. Condition: rusted. History: probably from one-time Harvey Nelson, later Cleveland farm.

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984.28.01ab

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Stanley Level

Stanley Level

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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.

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Accession #:

986.09.45

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Sickle

Sickle

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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.

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Accession #:

986.09.29

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Stand For Gas Iron

Stand For Gas Iron

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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.

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Accession #:

986.09.32

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Vise

Vise

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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.

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986.09.05

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Gold Pan

Gold Pan

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The large gold pan is speckled and splotched with rust inside and out. It is made of iron. Condition: Probably stable. In the 1950's the Fougbergs found this pan in the woods close to Birkenhead (formerly Blackwater) Lake. There men have searched for gold for many years, certainly in the 1890's, possibly earlier.

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Accession #:

984.05.20

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Mouldboard Plough

Mouldboard Plough

Description:

Horse drawn mold board plough lacks frame. Has three main parts: 1) steel fin to cut the soil vertically. 2) steel plough share (at base), pointed in front, sheared off at right angle in rear. Share cuts horizontally. 3) mold board, rusted curved iron plate to receive soil cut loose and turn it over. Condition: rusted and lacking a frame. The late Jake Lokken used it. When his grandson Don Summerskill, sold the farm he left the plough at Fougberg's.

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Accession #:

984.23.02b

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Mule shoe

Mule shoe

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This is a mule shoe. It appears to have been handforged, from iron. It was modified with the addition of a raised toe to better fit the hoof of the animal.

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983.25.02

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Connecting Rod

Connecting Rod

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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".

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Accession #:

014.11.01

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Iron

Iron

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This is an iron and it has "Asbestos Sad Iron" inscribed on the top. Materials are cast iron, stainless steel, asbestos (?).

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Accession #:

013.21.66

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Iron

Iron

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These are three irons, that are embossed on top "Jas. Smart Mfg. Co. Ltd.", "Brockville Ont.". Handle on one obscures weight. Materials are metal and wood. They appear to be a set. The image is of item c).

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Accession #:

013.21.67abc

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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.

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Accession #:

013.21.101

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Metal Blocks and Tackle

Metal Blocks and Tackle

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These are set chain blocks. They are composed entirely of iron. An inscription labels them "Wesca tested". The first block has two wheels, the second has one. They are used by running a long chain between them. Condition: very rusted.

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Accession #:

986.11.07abc

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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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