Artifact of the Week — October 19, 2017

Lightening Ice Cube Breaker  from the 1930s

Lightening Ice Cube Breaker from the 1930s

This is a “Lightening Ice Cube Breaker”  no. 104 from the 1930s.  It is approximately 4 inches square and is a crank operated ice breaker.  The bowl was to catch the chipped ice.  Made by the North Brothers Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia.     This artifact is part of the Scheer Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

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Artifact of the Week — October 12, 2017

10 inch boy doll with knitted sweater and pants

10 inch boy doll with knitted sweater and pants

This boy doll is 10 inches tall and wears a knitted sweater and pants.  Its body is made from leather and has painted on shoes.  The head is made of celluloid with glass eyes.  One eye is dislodged from its head.       This artifact is part of the Crouch Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

 

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Artifact of the Week — October 5, 2017

reproduction of the 1840 Sandwich Glass Cup Plate

reproduction of the 1840 Sandwich Glass Cup Plate

A commemorative plate made of dark blue glass is featured in this photo.  The plate is smooth on top with photos and words etched into the bottom.  The words “Tippecanoe, Fort Meigs, and W.m.H. Harrison” are etched into the glass.  A picture of a log cabin is in the center of the plate.  This plate was made 1900-1925 and was a reproduction of the 1840 Sandwich Glass Cup Plate from the 15 plate “log cabin” series which commemorated Harrison’s defense of Fort Meigs and the Battle of the Thames in 1813 and the Battle of Tippecanoe in Indiana in 1812.  The donor’s ancestor, the Reverend George Gill of Batesville served under William H. Harrison in the battle of Tippecanoe.       This object is part of the Wright Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

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Artifact of the Week – September 28, 2017

City Drug Store on Main Street, Batesville ( 1940s )

City Drug Store on Main Street, Batesville ( 1940s )

A photo showing the interior of the City Drug Store on Main Street of Batesville that was taken in the 1940s.  In the back you can see the window for prescriptions.  Large advertisements for Pangburn’s candies, Squibb vitamins, Listerine, Ponds Cold Cream can be seen in the photo.  The proprietor of the store was William Jones, Sr.    This photograph is part of the Jones at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

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Artifact of the Week — September 21, 2017

Christian Becker analytical balance

This is an analytical balance scale used in the 1920s for weighing small amounts of chemicals in the Arkansas Lime business.  It is a Christian Becker analytical balance, in a wood and glass case that stands 19 inches tall by 16 inches wide and 9 inches deep.  In the drawer underneath the sale there are four black devices.  Inside the cabinet is an aluminum container for holding lime powder to be measured and a corresponding weight.     This artifact is part of the Arkansas Lime Company Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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