Item list

This is a list of items deaccessioned in October, 2017. If your museum is interested in any of these items, please contact us for more information.

Iron Metal iron with handle. Used to press clothes. Heated on the stove top. It is quite rusted.
Shoe Shoes – Lady’s kid, black. Pointed toes, button sides and scuffed.
Figure Home made doll swing.
Boot Boots – riding boots, size 8, leather, 15″ high with 46 eyelets. These boots were made by KD Knippendorf and Dillmann Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Masher Potato Masher of solid wood,6″ long 4.25″ diameter base.
Skate, Ice Skates – steel with brown heel hold;
Button Luther College Homecoming buttons from 1954 & 1949. They both have blue and white ribbons.
Sickle Sickle guard – heavy metal, 5.25″ long. This sickle guard from a wood frame binder was found on the farm homestead by Andrew B. Lee in 1864. It is made from heavy metal and is 51/4″ long. One end comes to a point and the other end is flattened out.
Whistle Steam whistle for threshing machine. The whistle was screwed into a pipe connected with the boiler. It was situated close to the fireman’s area so that signals could be easily given. A series of short whistles indicated that sacks were needed. A long whistle indicated time for meals, and early in the morning the whistle blew to get the threshers out of bed. The steam entered a 1″ pipe of varying length and this screwed into a steel casing with a valve. A lever, operated by someone pulling a small rope, pushes the valve inward, releasing the steam into a brass cylinder to emit loud blasts. The entire mechanism is heavy iron and brass.
Mask, Gas Gas mask from WWI inside a heavy canvas bag. The bag was to be worn around the neck by soldiers in combat. The mask has circular goggles built in for the eyes. There is a stick of “anti-dimming” material that is to be applied to the goggles. One of the goggles is damaged. It is as if the sealant leaked inside it. There are elastic straps to hold the mask over the face and eyes. A hose runs from the mask to a canister in the bag. The canisters usually contained charcoal or some other filtering agent. A small instruction book is attached that includes plaster patches for repairing the mask. This mask was used by Albert Johnsrud in World War I. He served in the Transportation Corp from 1917-1918. The initials AWJ are on the bag.
Snowblower Snow blower – Toro brand. 1953 17″ model.
Stick, Mixing Twirling stick – wood, 16″ x .75″ Turu for cream mush / rommegrot.
Register, Cash Cash register – crank style, non-electric.
Plate An ironstone dinner plate has small sprays of pink moss roses with green leaves on each side. The underside has a trademark of two lions and the words “ironstone china”. It has become darkened with age and heat.
Carriage, Baby Canvas and metal baby carriage. It can fold up for storage or transport. It has a metal frame, handles. wheels and fenders. The seat is wooden and the sunshade and foot cover are black canvas. The canvas, especially on the sunshade is torn and has been repaired. The seat back adjusts from upright to a reclining position. The label on the bottom of the stroller reads: “Licensed Go-Cart” and the latest patent is from 1914.
Pin, Rolling Rolling pin – hickory, one handle is missing. 13″. This rolling pin was hand shaped by a former suitor of Grandma Beal, grandmother of Ruby Reed Bundy and given to her for a wedding present.
Optometry Equipment Optician’s kit – has 9 rows of lenses of different strengths. From Mohall, North Dakota.
Planter, Hand In 1897 as stated in Sears Roebuck catalog, the Triumph Corn planters are listed at 75 cents. Made of malleable iron and blades of steel and wood handles. Hand corn planter.
Rack, Display Metal Card Rack – revolving, used for displaying cards. Acquired at a western shop in South Dakota.
Stand, Book Bible Stand – black metal, has shelf for a book or two, also electrified but has no shade. It is on iron castered wheels. It was once used in a church in South Dakota. Somewhat ornate.
Engine Gasoline engine. Used by the City of Glenwood at the sewage plant for auxiliary power.
Broadax Broad Axe made of steel with a heavy wood handle. It was used by Fred Cross in the Bemidji area, where he homesteaded in 1919.
Dish, Soap An ironstone china soap dish has curving or waving features throughout the top, bottom and sides. The longer sides have brown flowers and leaf etching with a brown line around the top. The soap base has eight small holes and one large hole for draining.
Machine, Adding Sundstrand Adding Machine made by General Office Equipment of New York. It can be used as a manual or electric. There is an instruction manual included. The vinyl cover reads: “Underwood Sundstrand” The Sundstrand machines were the first to use the none over zero key pad, which became our standard 10 key. The machine is made from heavy black metal. The keys are black and red and the digits get recorded on a strip of paper.
Machine, Addressing Addressing machine and 2 boxes of stencils. Boxes not yet found.
Plate, Commemorative Harold and Signe Eastlund – a 10 inch diameter plate – fine china by Viletta, Rosenburg, Oregon, U.S.A. Painted in shades of blue with gold wedding bells at the top, bottom and left. Text reads: “Sapphire anniversary 45 years Harold & Signe 1932-1977.”
Iron An automatic “Ironrite” ironer / mangle in a mahogany cabinet has brass metal handles and a heavy roller with a white cloth cover. It opened on both ends for easy use and could be used as a table when the ironer was not in use. Ironrite had been a manufacturer of ironers since 1921. It was temperature controlled for wool, cotton, linen, silk, rayon, and nylon
Shoe Wooden shoe – 13″ long.
Skate, Ice Skate – Rusty Norwegian ice skate with 16.5 metal blade.
Husker/shredder, Corn This is a home-made pin, consisting of a thin, flat, rigid 1/2 ” wide blunt steel hook. It is curved almost to a half circle with one end set for husking and the tong set in a 5″ long piece of whittled hardwood. Hand held corn husker. The corn huskers pin was used to remove the husk form the corn. The cob of corn would be held with one hand while the pin, wich was held in the other hand, was used to remove the leaves and silk from the cob of corn.
Suit, Bathing Wool swim suit from 1918. It is teal blue with green and tan striped trim. Virgin wool with wide shoulder straps and skirt. The stripes are green and orange. It has several moth holes.
Sweeper, Carpet Brown box shape carpet or floor sweeper with handle was bought at Edwin Ranum’s sale in 1958. It is an “Easy Sweet–Ball Bearing” sweeper.
Skate, Ice Skates – Norwegian ice skates. 17″ metal blades with wooden shoe.
Button Button from 1954 Pope County Pageant. Card lists a suit coat – not found.
Stick, Mixing Stir stick called a turu. It was used for cream mush / rommegrot.
Pin, Rolling Home made wooden rolling pin. The handles have been replaced.
Machine, Adding Adding machine – made by Victor Tallymaster. It has 5/16 tape and a 10 key keyboard. The body is green plastic with a gray plastic face. It is electric and has an attached cord. The model number is 67 8250 and the serial number is 3640-096. There is a handle on front. This is from the days before small, battery operated calculators.
Mangle Clothes mangle. Commercial size for sheets etc. 1930 vintage. In working order. State inspected – can be used into 1994.
Masher Mallet – wooden pounding, 10″ long, 3.75″ square head. It was found in Charlotte Aal Smith’s possessions.
Plate Plate – silver, with 3 parts – base, tray and cover. Found base only.
Graphotype Graphotype machine used to emboss small metal plates that were then used to print address labels for Glenwood Lutheran Church. It was made by the Addressograph – Multigraph Corporation. Model number 6383 serial number 406327. The machine includes a typewriter keyboard in the center and a clipboard to the left side. The operator would type the text right into the metal plate. The plate became a stamp that could be used many times to print the same information. The attached stand has a small drawer that contains instructions, metal plates and Addressograph film.
Cutter, Paper Paper cutter – large, cast iron with broken handle.
Peeler, Vegetable Potato peeler – industrial sized. Used by Glenwood Public school.
Pot, Chamber Heavy enameled white chamber pot has blue trim with an enamel cover.
Skate, Ice Ice Skates – Metal blade with wooden footbed and leather straps for heel and toe and buckskin ties. 11″ long.
Dish, Serving Bowl (H. Alcock & Co., England) Oblong Ironstone serving dish measuring 8″x6″.
Plate Plate with raised design featuring a pair of pears.
Plate Plate – Underglaze hand painted in designs blue and rose from L. P. Inc Ervin, Texas. The plate is checked from heat.
Skate, Ice Skates – green wood ice skates 11″ long with a wooden base and a 15.5″ blade that curls in the front.
Skate, Ice Skate – 1 Norwegian skate. Unpainted wood and curved blade. Found by N.Y.A. boys west of Glenwood (Long Beach) while building new houses.
Jacket Jacket with tails. Poor condition.
Planter, Hand This hand corn planter is 34″ long and 3″ wide. The two side paddles are made of wood and at the base there is a mouth that is opened and closed by the paddles and releases corn to the ground. There is a metal and wood box on one paddle that holds about a quarter peck of corn. A similar corn planter is advertised in the 1897 Sear Roebuck and company catalog as: “Triumph corn planter; Can be used on sod or plawed land.” It sold for $.75.
Skate, Ice Skates – Metal clamp on skates.
Sweeper, Carpet Carpet sweeper was advertised in the 1897 Sears Roebuck catalog. Some of the qualifying features of the sweeper given in the catalog: best known and most widely sold carpet sweeper in the world, contains the famous Bissell broom action, made from the best selected cabinet woods in an assortment of attractive finishes, and has a rubber furniture protector encircling the case. It has Bissell’s patent reversible bail spring, wheel outside the case, and pure bristle brush. Both pans open at once by an easy pressure of the finger. Weight is 6 pounds and the price is $2.30.
Checkwriter Antique checkwriter
Sickle Sickle guard – heavy metal.
Planter, Hand In 1897 pictured in Sears catalog. Triumph can be used on plowed or unplowed ground. Weight 4 1/2 lbs. List price 75 cents. Made of wood and metal. Hand corn planter. Triumph brand.
Case Case for a – Stand for music, adjustable, leatherette case, worn. The stand is missing. Stand may be xx.3703
Sickle Sickle guard for sickle bar mower – silver.
Mower, Lawn Rotary lawn mower home made with centered gas tank. Invented by Martin Boyer, a Lowry citizen.
Mower, Lawn Leaf burner. Round, screen-wire bin, 3 feet tall. Underneath a circular suction device to draw leaves up into receptacle. Small gasoline tank on top, handles.
Uniform Olive green wool army jacket from World War II. The name Jes YounT is written in the jacket. There are no badges on the jacket, but there is a small New Testament in the pocket.
Basket Flower stand – willow basket.
Uniform Marine Uniform dress blue jacket. World War II era. Worn by Ralph Mehlhorn. Duplicate of 1a, but missing shoulder insignia.
Uniform Marine Uniform green short jacket. World War II era. Worn by Ralph Mehlhorn.
Uniform Marine Uniform green pants. World War II era. Worn by Ralph Mehlhorn.
Uniform Marine Uniform green long jacket. World War II era. Worn by Ralph Mehlhorn.
Uniform Marine Uniform green pants. World War II era. Worn by Ralph Mehlhorn.
Uniform Marine Uniform green pants. World War II era. Worn by Ralph Mehlhorn.
Whistle Steam Whistle – made of copper and iron.
Cleaner, Vacuum One Hoover vacuum cleaner is of cast iron and has a tan bag. It is in poor condition.
Cleaner, Vacuum One Hoover Vacuum Cleaner – Black bag from before 1926.
Wood, Petrified Stone – petrified portion of rib (animal) or petrified wood.
Iron, Curling Comb & Curling Iron. The comb is ivory colored. The curling iron has a broken handle.
Skate, Ice Skates – Ice skates All metal clamp with leather straps. Originally belonged to Mae Nelson.
Platter Platter – 14″ Westchester stoneware.
Shaker, Sugar Miniature sugar dispenser.
Misc. Medical Instrument X-ray equipment that Dr. Randy Pederson obtained when he purchased Dr. Swedenburg’s clinic. In good condition. Two stand pieces.
Clothesline Clothes line support is a heavy cast iron device that is drum shaped at the bottom for slipping over a post. It has four arms with bars to secure the clothes lines. The arms turn on their base so it could be fitted to the size of the wash.
Carriage, Baby Canvas and metal baby carriage. It can fold up for storage or transport. It has a metal frame, handles and wheels. There are wooden grips on the handle. The seat is wooden and the sunshade and foot cover are black canvas. The canvas, especially on the sunshade is torn. The seat back adjusts from upright to a reclining position. The label attached reads: “Property of Clarice V. Peterson and Agnes B. Peterson 1812 Emerson Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN”
Box Box – trinket box, olive green with raised design. Trinket box of pressed paper oval in shape. 4 inches across and 2 inches high and has a fitted cover. Raised decoration in brown with branches of fruit and flower and a ribbon design on the top. At one side this is repeated, on the other side the bust of a woman with wing-outstretched cocks perched and a leaping lion on the other. Wilhema Irgens brought this with her when she came to America in 1881 with Mrs. H.O. Koefod (Emma Kruetz).
Cleaner, Vacuum Golden rod brand vacuum cleaner was manufactured by Hugo Manufacturing Co. in Chicago. It was purchased at the Ole Selnes auction sale and given to the Historical Society by Johnny Peterson.
Niddy Noddy Hespetre / yarn swift / yarn winder of wooden slats, is 18.5″ high. It was made by a man at the old Glenwood Old People’s Home.
Iron The asbestos sad iron is very rusty and came from the Pope County Jail. The jail was closed June 1, 1963. Henry DeKok was sheriff at the time.
Planter, Hand Hand corn planters are adapted to all sorts of soil, never clog and made of wood with iron and b lades of steel. Price 56 cents from Sears and Roebuck & Co. Hand corn planter. Reddish tint.
Extinguisher, Fire Fire extinguisher container with hose and no shoulder straps. It still has water in it.
Frame, Picture Frame of sampler.
Ladle Butter ladle (Smor Sleiv) belonged to Mrs. Jacob Rosten, Sr. (Ingeborg Rosten)
Mold, Butter Wooden butter mold that belonged to Mrs. Jacob Rosten, Sr. (Ingeborg Rosten). It creates a round pieces of butter with a pineapple on the top.
Bed Wooden bench / pull out bed.
Pin, Rolling Glass rolling pin with a cork stopper on one end.
Crate, Shipping Wooden box / crate with “American Rubbers” printed on – 14″ x 15″ x 20″
Crate, Shipping Crate / wooden box with “Red Seal Matches” printed on – 9.5″ x 14.5″ x 21.25″
Pin, Rolling Rolling pin with grooves. 13″ long.
Ladle Butter Ladle – wide bowl and short handle.
Pin, Rolling Rolling pin with ridges. Made on one solid piece of wood – chipped and cracked.
Spoon Wooden spoon – wide bowl and short handle.
Stick, Mixing Home made stirring stick with natural branches.
Pin, Rolling Rolling pin with small squares crack on one end. 13.5″ long. Mrs. Ben Wollan used this rolling pin for making lefse.
Knife Wooden knife – a kitchen utensil from Thilda Simmonds’s home.
Masher, Potato Potato masher – a kitchen utensil from Dr. Nellie Barsness’s home.
Masher, Potato Potato masher – a kitchen utensil from Dr. Nellie Barsness’s home.
Maul, Meat Meat maul / tenderizer – a kitchen utensil from Dr. Nellie Barsness’s home.
Pin, Rolling Rolling pin – a kitchen utensil from Dr. Nellie Barsness’s home.
Scraper, Dough Wooden scraper – a kitchen utensil from Thilda Simmonds’s home.
Spoon Wooden spoon – a kitchen utensil from Thilda Simmonds’s home.
Stick, Mixing Wooden stirring spoon – Kitchen utensil from Thilda Simmonds’s home. Turu – Twirling stick used to make cream mush / rommegrot. Wooden 13″ long with circular beater on the end.
Iron, Curling Curling iron.
Mangle Mangle, (1910). A heavy maching, especially adapted for use in hotels laundries and institutions. The machine was brought from North Dakota and given to Mrs. Milton Sperstad by her mother.
Autoclave Autoclave – used to sterilize instruments in Dr.’s office, 1946.
Machine, Washing 1910 gas powered wooden washing machine has a motor and body wringer and is in good condition. It was donated by Mrs. Minda Swenson of Minneapolis. Mrs. Swenson is the former Minda Lein of Blue Mounds. Her parents, Marit and Erik Lein homesteaded the Blue Mounds farm where this washer was used in the early 1990’s.
Skate, Ice Ice Skates – one pair men’s clamp on ice skates.
Ladle Butter ladle – wooden.
Masher, Potato Potato masher – 13″ long and made of one piece of wood. It has a 10.5″ handle with a knob on the top. The mallet is 2.5″. There are deep cracks in the mallet.
Basin Large cast iron oblong pot or basin.
Bell, School Church bell. Large metal rope-operated bell. Used on a church with a wheel to hold rope or chain. Price $9.50.
Bench Large bench probably used in a waiting room. There are arm rests for each seat. From Douglas County with painting.
Bit Drill bit.
Bit Drill bit.
Brace Brace for holding bit.
Bucksaw Buck saw. Taken apart and missing the blade.
Buggy Supports for buggy roof / cover. Two sets, one in really poor condition.
Buggy Buggy cover with metal ribs.
Carriage, Baby Baby carriage made from wicker and wood. The base is wooden with a carved grape and leaves design. The sides are wicker and 19″ deep. The cushion backing is tan. There is a metal umbrella holder at the back that can rotate to move the parasol to the best position to block the sun. It has a wooden handle, metal wheels a foot break and curled metal bars underneath that act like shocks. There is a little leather strap across the middle that acts like a seat belt. Wicker baby buggies were popular in the 1880’s-1890’s.
Carriage, Baby Wicker baby carriage with a faded pink parasol. It has black metal wheels and steel shocks. The wooden handle is broken on the right side. The wicker is in great condition. There is a red velvet cushion for the back and sides. The red cushion is very worn and is tied in place.
Carriage, Baby Wicker baby buggy. It has a wooden base and no seat cushions. The base has been fixed, but the wicker is still pulling out from the base and unravelling in a few places. It has a wooden handle and an adjustable holder for an umbrella / parasol. The curved metal rods act a shock absorbers, but one of them is broken. Only 3 of the wheels have tires. It is in poor condition.
Cart Red fire hose cart with no hose. Could be 1989.2373.1 or maybe 1989.2388.2
Chair Wooden swivel chair.
Chair, Desk Heavy oak chair with black seat. It swivels and rolls.
Churn, Butter Wooden Butter churn 2.5 feet tall and tubular with metal bands. There is a metal strip at the bottom of the churn riveted together with copper nails. The cover has the initials “A” and “L” carved near the center.
Churn, Butter Butter churn with side crank. Donated by Jorgen Strandness. 1865 is stamped on the side.
Churn, Butter Barrel butter churn found by Lawrence Christianson on the Lawrence Max farm 1 mile west of Farwell. Donated October 3, 1970.
Cleaner, Vacuum Old Eureka vacuum cleaner.
Drill Metal drill handle with wooden knob at the end.
Extinguisher, Fire Chemical fire fighting equipment.
Figurine Wooden elephant and donkey figurines on a little wooden wind-mill.
Hame Hame.
Hatbox Sturdy black hatbox with handle. The initials J.F. are printed in white on the front.
Horseshoe Horseshoe.
Insulator Insulators – collection of clear and colored glass insulators used by the American Telephone Company on telephone poles to hold wires. 16 clear and 6 blue.
Jigsaw Small hand held jigsaw with no blade.
Knife Handmade knife. “Harry A.” is written on the handle.
Ladle Ladle – for butter. Soft wood, 10.5 x 3.5″. The ladle has tiny grooves going up and down the front.
Lifter, Stove Stove lid lifter.
Machine, Washing Washing machine / laundry stand. It has fold out tables for wash basins and an attached hand-cranked wringer. There is one washbasin included, with a plunger for washing.
Machine, Washing Washing machine with hand wringer and wooden washtub.
Masher, Potato Masher – wooden, 11″ high, 2.5″ in diameter, base 3.5″ high. Side has a crack.
Mask, Gas Gas mask in tan canvas bag used in World War I.  The gas mask has circular eye holes and is connected to a hose that runs to a metal canister. The canister was used to filter the poison gas out of the air.
Metal Fragment Door from a metal stove. “O. H.” on it.
Misc. Medical Instrument Stirrups and knee holders.
Mystery Object Wooden grate. 3 slats on the bottom, many small slats on the top.
Mystery Object Tank or stove.
Mystery Object Mystery crank thing. Very rusty.
Mystery Object Heavy pipe thing with moveable base.
Piece, Display Cigarette display case advertizing Camel / Cavalier cigarettes.
Planter, Walking Wooden planter. It has a number 1985.196? probably 3 or 5 but both those numbers are on objects we have already processed.
Plate, License License plate.
Press, Book Heavy paper press.
Press, Book Extra printing equipment from Clint Folin. Includes 1 printing presses, One large paper cutter, 2 tall wooden letter cases filled with type. Boxes of printing equipment. We have selected the pieces we want to keep. These are the remaining pieces.
Print Huge framed print of Takakkaw Falls in Yoho Valley Field British Columbia. Soo-Pacific Line. From the Soo Line Depot in Alexandria.
Print Large framed print “The Orphans” The paper is cracked and peeling off the fabric backing.
Pump Wooden water pump donated by Clarence Jacobson of Glenwood.
Pump Metal outer coating for a pump.
Pump, Tire Tire pump – hand powered.
Pump, Water Part of a water pump.
Rack, Drying Clothes drying rack – all wood with 2 broken bars near the bottom.
Runner, Sleigh A large, red, wooden sleigh runner. The front end has a metal band on the outer edge, but the rest is only wood. There is a tag on the front that reads: “Lindsay Brothers Wholesale Farm Equipment.” It is 69 inches long, 7″ wide, 1.75″ thick, and very heavy.
Scale, Balance Metal steelyard scale with hook on one end and a moveable weight on the other. It is mounted on a board with the word SCALE spelled out in square nails.
Sheller, Corn Corn sheller made by Bay State. It is to be clamped to a board and powered by hand. The corn cob is fed through the top and when the crank is turned, the kernels are rubbed off by the teeth on the side of the wheel. When all the kernels are rubbed off, the empty cob is spit out the side.
Shoe Women’s boots – High topped brown with heels and laces.
Sickle Sickle guard – heavy metal.
Sign Box of Exit signs – probably from the Glenwood Theatre.
Singletree Metal, rusted singletree or scale.
Singletree Wooden singletree – poor condition.
Skate, Ice Skates – one pair ladies skates, B&B.
Slug Cardboard box of printing slugs with pictures. All except one are wooden.
Snake, Drain Metal sewer snake / drain snake.
Stool Bar stool with circular seat – broken seat and broken foot rest.
Stool, Step Heavy, black metal step stool.
Sweeper, Carpet Bissell carpet sweeper has a 14 inch long wood handle. It has trim of copper and nickle, and has brass-broom action and “Ideal” ball bearing.
Sweeper, Carpet Carpet sweeper with no handle donated by Eloise Bernhart.
Sweeper, Carpet Carpet / floor sweeper. Bissell Vanity.
Swift Hespetre / swift / yarn winder for winding yarn into skeins. Donated by Mrs. Margaret Pederson. It has the number 83 written on it.
Tin Tin for tobacco.
Trunk Trunk missing the top. It was brought from Norway in 1812, the year the Whitehouse was burned by the British. Inscription reads: Marrit Olsdatter, Chicago Ill, North America.
Washboard Washboard – metal ridges and wooden frame.
Welder, Electric Box of arc carbons for welding.
Wheel Large wagon wheel with 2 broken spokes.
Wheel Wagon wheel with 2 broken spokes.
Whetstone Large grinding stone mounted on a frame with a seat and pedals used to turn the stone. There is a metal arm to hold a water can, but the can is missing. It is used to grind / sharpen metal tools.
Winder Yarn winder / hespetre / swift.
Wringer, Clothes Clothes wringer on rickety stand.
Dish, Butter Crystal butter dish with red scalloped edges. It is round to hold a moulded piece of butter. There is no cover for this dish.
Dish, Candy Decorative bowl / candy dish. White porcelain with gold embellishments. There is a colorful (mostly pink) floral design in the center. It is oval shaped.
Dish, Serving Glass bowl – 3 footed. Bowl has been repaired.
Dish, Serving A very heavy small round oblong platter / side dish with no ornamentation. The stamp on the back reads: Scammell’s Trenton China. There is also faded writing on the back which says: Calif ’65 / Agnes Ringerud.
Plate, Dessert Small round plate with green and gold decoration on the rim. It is a fancy, floral design. The stamp on the bottom reads: Lugano / Waterloo Potteries / Trade Mark / Royal Premium / T & R. Boote / England.
Plate, Dessert A very heavy small round plate with no ornamentation. It has been well used, as the glaze has worn off in the center. The stamp on the back reads: The Bailey-Walker / Vitrified China / 19?5. There is also faded writing on the back which may say Agnes Ringerud.
Platter Platter – This oblong platter has small blue flowers along the edges andgold embellishement on the ends. The stamp on the back reads: Royal semi-Porcelain / Johnson Bros. / England.
Mill, Fanning Fanning mill for cleaning seeds. Model A, wooden, painted red, with cylindrical screens. Made by Colfax Manufacturing, Minneapolis.
Misc. Medical Instrument X-ray machine used by Dr. James Gilman (Dentist) in the 1920s. It is a large piece of equipment with a black arm and a cream colored box base. It is a Ritter Model A.
Mangle Large electric mangle used in Minnewaska Lutheran Home.
Case, Display Spool case for selling thread.
Misc. Medical Instrument Dental drill, meant to hang from the wall or ceiling and be used from above. Several pieces in this set.
Mower, Lawn Rotary reel push lawn mower.
Photocopier Photocopier from A.B. Dick.
Saw Home made table saw.
Splicer, Film Film Splicer. “Neumade Products Corporation – Griswold Film Splicer”
Lens Lens – “Magna-com 65 ISCO GOTTINGEN Made in Germany – Koll Morgen Optical Corp. Brooklyn NY.” 3.75 Inches f:2
Checkwriter Check writer used by White Bear Lake Insurance Company in Starbuck. It was made by the paymaster company. It is tan metal with silver trim and a red grip on the handle. The user moves the tabs to the correct amount and pulls the handle to imprint the check. It uses ink and raised dots to make permanent markings on the check. Serial number 3085319. The price was $129.50.
Agitator, Laundry Ward’s vacuum washer #86298 was used in the early 1900s to wash clothes. It has a silver metal base with wooden handle and was used to agitate laundry. The finish has been well sanded down and refinished.
Wringer, Clothes Clothes wringer. Hand operated and wooden.
Pitcher, Cream Large bowl, pitcher, and plate – Old Blue Willow from England.
Plate, Commemorative “White Fenton glass plate honoring the Bicentennial year of 1976. Plate is 8” across. The design is of two men and a woman celebrating the proclamation inscribed on the Liberty Bell: “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land.” 1776-1976. This is the fourth and final plate in a series of four which the General Federation of Women’s Clubs had commissioned to the Fenton Glass Company of WIlliamstown, West Virginia. On July 4, 1976, the molds will be destroyed. The plates will become treasures.” 3/23/07 The back of the plate reads: “Issued January 1,1976 Number four in a series of Four. Official United States if America Bicentennial Commemorative Project of the General Federation of Women’s clubs. “Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” Two centuries later this same proclamation still rings. The Liberty Bell with its simple inscription has become one of the most cherished and revered symbols of American freedom.”