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Hand Crank Corn Sheller

Hand Crank Corn Sheller

Description:

This is a hand crank corn sheller mounted on a board. It has a wheel which is turned by a handle on the reverse side. On the top is the bottom of a funnel to place the corn in. This leads down a tube where it meets the revolving wheel and is husked. Condition: rusted.

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Accession #:

986.09.18

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Coffee can

Coffee can

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

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Accession #:

015.06.04

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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.

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Accession #:

014.12.01

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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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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.

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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.

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Accession #:

010.19.01

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Pot Lifters

Pot Lifters

Description:

These are pot lifters composed of two trough-like metal pieces held together by rivets. The top piece operates a smaller flap like piece and the tip. The bottom piece is a complete extension with a 45 degree angle at the end. When the two handles are brought together. The two flaps at the front come together in order to grasp pots and lift them off the stove.

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Accession #:

986.11.09

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Tablecloth

Tablecloth

Description:

Hand made, hand embroidered table cloth. Fine cotton material, Marjory thinks it came from India. The cloth is crème coloured. The embroidery is blue, pale yellow, and pink, and is in the shape of many flowers, stems and leaves. There are six lines of drawn work starting 15 cm from the edge and ending 2 cm from the edge The initials J.A. are in ink in one corner. The #3011- possibly a laundry mark- is inked in another corner. This cloth is in fairly good condition with a few stains on it. This cloth belonged to Marjory's mother Mrs. Geoffrey Downton.

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Accession #:

986.02.01

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Kitchen Scale

Kitchen Scale

Description:

Kitchen Scale. "American Family Scale."

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Accession #:

010.18.23

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Blower for Forge

Blower for Forge

Description:

This small blower is for a forge and is made entirely of metal. It has a handle which is connected by gears to a fan which in turn blows air out a small opening. Condition: badly rusted, the handle is rusted in position. Inscription reads " Canada Blower & Forge Co., Kitchener Ont."

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Accession #:

985.10.22

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Cooking Pot

Cooking Pot

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This is a metal pot covered in white enamel. Its handle is wooden and painted black. The enamel is cracking in places.

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Accession #:

985.10.43

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Kettle (no lid)

Kettle (no lid)

Description:

This is a large cast iron kettle. It has a large spout and a hole on top for filling. The lid, however is missing. The handle spreads across the top like a bucket handle. It is black and heavy. Condition is fair.

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Accession #:

985.10.31

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Pie Plate

Pie Plate

Description:

This is a small metal pie plate, 22 cm. in diameter and 3.8 cm. high. It is slightly angled. Condition: colour changed by rust.

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Accession #:

985.10.30

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China Plate

China Plate

Description:

A china plate with red and yellow patterned border trim and a gilded edge. There are yellow and pink flowers near the border, along with a gilded pattern. In the center there is a bouquet of pink and yellow flowers. The makers mark on the underside reads "Clarice Cliff NEWPORT POTTERY C2 ENGLAND" The items belong to Allen McEwan's grandmother and grandfather, Bertha (nee Collins) and Morgan Miller. Jean McEwan, Allen's mother, put the donation box together.

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Accession #:

018.02.07

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Pyrex Coffee Percolator

Pyrex Coffee Percolator

Description:

A clear Pyrex coffee percolator with a stainless steel band running around the circumference. On the side are cup measurements and engraved on the band are "PYREX" and "STAINLESS". The items belong to Allen McEwan's grandmother and grandfather, Bertha (nee. Collins) and Morgan Miller. Jean McEwan, Allen's mother, put the donation box together.

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Accession #:

018.02.10

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