Artifact of the Week

Artifact of the Week — September 21, 2017

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 … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — September 14, 2017

A Hemingray-42 telegraph insulator made of aqua colored glass.   This particular type of insulator was used from 1921 until the 1950s.  It has round drip points, a double petticoat and a long smooth leakage path on the inner petticoat.  It sits close to the cross-arm, giving  the pin protection against rain slash.  Hemingray company founded … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — September 7, 2017

A photo of Flavel L. Green taken around 1960.  Mr. Green was a veteran Batesville policeman and is shown in uniform standing in front of a building.      This photo is part of the Powell-Guard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.  

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Artifact of the week — August 31, 2017

A photo of Main Street Batesville around 1890.  You can see the Maxfield sign, the board sidewalk and people in the distance.  A glass street lamp is visible on the left side of the photo.    This photo is part of the Powell-Guard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — August 24, 2017

A beautiful blue georgette dress with a multitude of glass beads sewn onto the bodice and skirt.  The dress dates from the 1920s and was owned by Miss Bess Maxfield, daughter of Charles Wesley Maxfield and Monnie Wycough.  She graduated from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and then taught music at Arkansas College and gave … Continue reading »

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