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  • Object: Apothecary bottle

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0369b Apothecary bottle M. J. Breitenbach Co. American New York 1892-1986 Materials: Glass, metal, paper Before there were pharmacies, people would go to their neighborhood chemist and into their neighborhood apothecary. Inside this shop you could find liniments, ointments and [...]

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  • Object: Sewing machine

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0087a Sewing Machine American 1915 Materials: Wood, Metal This object is a Singer Sewing Machine, it was made by the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Singer is an American company, founded by Isaac Merritt Singer and Edward Cabot Clark, that has [...]

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  • Object: Grinder

    Oct 03, 2018

    I-0566a Grinder American Philadelphia, PA Metal 1873 This object is a coffee grinder that was manufactured in 1873 in Philadelphia by the Enterprise Manufacturing Company. The coffee beans would be placed in the top compartment, and the wheels on the [...]

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  • Object: Lamp

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0026i Hanging lamp American Connecticut 1901-1920 Materials: Metal, & glass This object is a hanging lamp made by Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company. Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company made many different types of lamps, some of them, like this one, [...]

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  • Object: Lamp

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0536m Bicycle Lamp The Badger Brass MFG Company American Kenosha, Wisconsin 1900 Materials: Glass, Metal This object is a bicycle or possibly a carriage lamp from 1900. It was manufactured by the Badger Brass MFG Company from Kenosha, Wisconsin. Known [...]

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  • Object: Bowling Ball

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0627a Bowling Ball American Bexar County 1889 Materials: Wood This object is a wooden bowling ball originally used in 1889 by the Bexar Bowlers of the Bexar Bowling Society. Bowling is one of the most popular sports in the world [...]

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  • Object: Radio

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0392a Radio RCA; Atwater Kent American USA 1920’s Materials: Wood, metal, glass This object is an RCA radio with an Atwater Kent speaker that attaches to the radio. There are a couple of different people credited as pioneers of the [...]

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  • Object: Pin

    Sep 27, 2018

    2014.8.1 Pin American El Paso, TX 1972-1974 Materials: metal and paint When thinking about fashion, certain cities come to mind; like Paris, Milan, & New York. One place you may not think about today, El Paso, was once a major [...]

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  • Object: Cigar gauge

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0046i Cigar gauge American New York, NY Date: Middle 20th century Materials: Wood, Metal This item is a device for measuring cigars, called a cepo in Spanish. This device has a notch that would measure length, and a ring though [...]

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  • Object: Ration book

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0478a Ration Book American Date: 1944 Materials: Paper   This is a ration book dating to 1944. During World War II, the United States rationed food and other commodities on the home front to ensure that there would be adequate [...]

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