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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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Grinder

Grinder

Description:

This is a table mounted hone/grinder. Materials are metal and stone.

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Accession #:

013.21.74

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Hand Drill - Brace

Hand Drill - Brace

Description:

This is a hand drill [brace]. There is no drill bit attached or wooden handle. Condition: it is well used and rusted and a piece is broken off.

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Accession #:

993.02.01

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Hatchet

Hatchet

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This is a hatchet with a wooden handle. The "eye" is not sprung (handle in axe head) - Estimate ca. 1960

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Accession #:

013.21.51

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Rope Grip

Rope Grip

Description:

This is wire rope grip for grasping and locking steel cable. It is made of metal.

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Accession #:

013.21.75

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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.

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Accession #:

006.08.01

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Scythe Handle

Scythe Handle

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This worn and weathered scythe handle is particularly worn and partly rotted in the area where the blade was attached. A bolt passes through that section and has a bar of metal attached. One wooden handle has disappeared leaving the metal which was its base. Hall says a Mount Currie native used the scythe to which this handle once belonged. See Eaton's 1901 Spring and Summer Catalogue pp. 283 for a snath (scythe handle) priced at 65c.

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Accession #:

983.55.03

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Weight Beam Scale

Weight Beam Scale

Description:

The scale, once polished, now rusted , has a steel beam which has a trace of markings. Poise, rusted, seems to be intact. Heavier weights and the metal which suspended them are missing. Lighter weight, also rusted, still slides along the bar. Earl Hall dug this up when he lived in a house built by C. Marinus, which has now burned; on land now belonging to McGuire [D. Callaway].

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Accession #:

983.55.05

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Push Lawn Mower

Push Lawn Mower

Description:

This is the bottom of an old hand operated lawn mower. Its two wheels are connected by a gear to a set of intertwined blades. Two wooden rollers keep the machine in position. Condition: rusted, wooden parts show wearing. History: Jake Lokken was a former owner.

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Accession #:

984.41.01

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Single-bitted Axe Head

Single-bitted Axe Head

Description:

This single bitted axe is wedge shaped, rusted, and made of metal. The axe head is worn very badly and is in poor condition. The tip of the blade is dull and there is a nick.

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Accession #:

987.35.02

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Soldering Iron

Soldering Iron

Description:

This soldering iron is brown from rust, there is a bit of silver showing and the wooden handle is brown. The handle is cracked. Condition: rusted and the handle is cracked.

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Accession #:

993.01.41

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Grind Stone

Grind Stone

Description:

This item is a small grind stone. The stone alone measures 24 cm Dia. x 6 cm W x 71 cm Circ. It is attached to an axle so it can revolve on a home made wooden stand. Condition: Good but the axle is rusted.

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Accession #:

985.10.15

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Brush Hook

Brush Hook

Description:

This is a brush hook used for cutting underbrush. It has a wooden handle (which is broken) and a metal curved blade attached in two places to the handle. Condition: the handle is broken and the blade is rusted.

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Accession #:

985.19.01

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Steel Hook

Steel Hook

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Curved hook made of iron. Attached (free) two piece eye iron. It is rusted but still in good condition. Inscription on each part of the eye reads "8" Jack McGrade found it on his lot in Pemberton Village. A farmer or logger may have used it.

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Accession #:

987.06.01

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Knife Blade and Nails

Knife Blade and Nails

Description:

This image is of the knife. These items were found on the site of the old halfway house about two months after it burned, (April 26, 1963). One rusted knife blade. Six rusted nails that are hand made, they are square shaped. Also see accession number 983.17.01.

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Accession #:

994.14.01abcdefg

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