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    • Baby Jumper

    • Children; Children's furniture;
    • Spring operated wood and cast iron jumper, with a circular latching restraint on seat. There is a decorative cast iron horse head on the front. The piece is missing straps connecting the horse's head to the seat restraint.
    • Beaded Pincushions

    • Beadwork; Handicraft;
    • These three beaded pincushions are typical of ones made by the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. They were often sold as souvenirs at and around Niagara Falls.
    • Britannia Pewter Teapot

    • Teapots; Domestic life; Metalworking;
    • Georgian style ribbed pedestal teapot with a hinged lid holding a flower-shaped wooden finial. The handle is curved ebony colored wood set into ornate caps of Britannia pewter. The base is stamped "Leonard Reed & Barton ." The number 3500...
    • Cast Iron Herb Grinder

    • Herbs; Food processing;
    • This herb grinder has a cast iron trough with legs and a pouring spout. It includes a separate forged cutting wheel with wooden handle.
    • Dr. Franklin's Maxims Children's Mugs

    • Children; Quotations; Eating & drinking;
    • These four children's mugs are transfer-decorated with sayings taken from Poor Richard's Almanac. They were considered to be lessons for children on industry, temperance, frugality, and prudence. This use of transfers of Franklin's work was begun...
    • Drinking Fountain for Poultry

    • Antiques; Pottery; Poultry;
    • Hollow glazed earthenware cylinder closed at one end with a partition and orifice at the other to facilitate poultry watering. Raised double bird motif on front and two short legs in back. Manufactured by W. R. & Company, Akron, Ohio.
    • Dutch Rocking Cradle

    • Furniture; Children's furniture;
    • 18th Century Dutch paneled rocking cradle with four round finials and half-moon cut-outs on the head and foot boards. There are two rocking pegs protruding from either side. Each panel is a cream color that has been daubed with dark blue paint. The...
    • Embroidered Pockets

    • Women; Clothing & dress; Embroidery;
    • Natural linen two sided pockets. They have a top center slash as an opening. The fronts are embroidered in an abstract floral pattern. Both sides have the sewn initials MB. Woven strings connect the two pockets and were used to tie the pockets...
    • Eye Magnet

    • Eyes; Medical equipment & supplies; Optical devices;
    • The "Giant Eye Magnet" was a electro-magnet invented by Otto Haab,a Swiss ophthalmologist in 1894. It was used for removal of metal and other foreign bodies from the eye of a patient. This "portable" model was manufactured by the Betz Company in...
    • Food Mold

    • Food; Molds (Shaping tools);
    • A tin food mold in the shape of a pig. It was made in two pieces with a soldered center back seam. Added tin cone-shaped ears and tin strip tail are riveted on. Ring for hanging attached to hind end. Stamped F/221 on side.
    • Gillinder Glass Slipper

    • Exhibitions; Centennial celebrations; Souvenirs; Glass industry;
    • This clear glass slipper was made by Gillinder Glass for the 1876 Centennial Expedition in Philadelphia and was sold as a souvenir. Raised lettering inside the shoe identifies it as "Gillinder & Sons, Centennial Expedition."
    • Goshen Cornet Band Lamps

    • Bands; Lighting; Musical instruments; Music ensembles;
    • Nine small matching kerosene lamps in a wooden box inscribed G.C.B. Goshen, NY. They were used by the Goshen Cornet Band to illuminate their music. The lamps are likely tin and have a foldable handle to hang from the instrument. The box containing...
    • Horizontal Corliss Steam Engine

    • Engines; Industry; Factories;
    • The Corliss steam engine was patented in 1849 by George Henry Corliss in Providence, Rhode Island. This engine was installed at Lignum - Vitae Products Corp. in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1899. The steam powered boiler had 100 lbs. of pressure and...
    • Invalid Feeders

    • Feeding; Nursing; Nutrition; Sick persons;
    • These invalid feeders were found in late nineteenth and early twentieth century homes. They were used to facilitate the feeding of bedridden patients. A liquid or soft food was placed in the feeder and the spout was placed in the invalid's mouth.
    • Iron Betty Lamp

    • Lighting;
    • Iron oil burning lamp used primarily in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century by early American colonists. This lamp has a shallow covered bowl to hold oil or fat and a raised inner spout to hold the wick. The hanging hook also doubles as a...
    • Loeb Respirator

    • Antiques; Fire fighting; Gas masks;
    • This very early respirator consists of three metal canisters. The center canister would contain a liquid glycerine solution and the side canisters would contain granulated charcoal and porous wadding. It was carried around the waist with a hose...
    • Mastodon Skeleton

    • Mastodons;
    • It is one of the most complete mastodon skeletons available for viewing by the public. The skeleton was first excavated from land belonging to Edith Loostron near Harriman NY in 1952. The digging was supervised by W.E. Fish of the American Museum...
    • Mudge Patent Canner

    • Food processing; Canning & preserving;
    • This invention is designed to be an improvement on the canning process by decreasing the boiling and steaming times in order to preserve the form and flavor of the fruits or vegetables. It consists of a copper boiler pan that was placed on the heat...
    • Noah Webster Weathervane

    • Antiques; Architectural decorations & ornaments; Metalwork; Weather vanes;
    • Metal quill shaped weathervane that was placed atop the flag pole in front of the Farmer's Hall Academy in Goshen, New York to honor one of its past teachers Noah Webster. When that school closed the weathervane was moved to the Noah Webster School...
    • Paper Mache Fisherman

    • Advertisements; Medicines; Sculpture;
    • Scott's Cod Liver Oil was first introduced in 1876 by the Scott & Bowne Company. The figure of a man carrying a fish over his shoulder became their trademark in 1886.

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