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Blow Torch

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Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
A brass 34cm round blow torch with a wooden handle and metal operating control on the top. Manufactures' plate is worn off. The brass fuel filler screw has the number 87 stamped on the top . On the control screw for operating the torch fuel is stamped OTTO BERNA CO ROCHESTER NY around the inner cir…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
United States: Rochester, New York
Description
A brass 34cm round blow torch with a wooden handle and metal operating control on the top. Manufactures' plate is worn off. The brass fuel filler screw has the number 87 stamped on the top . On the control screw for operating the torch fuel is stamped OTTO BERNA CO ROCHESTER NY around the inner circle of its' top
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Accession No.
2017.98.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Wrench

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Material
METAL-STEEL; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
A heavy 32 cm long metal wrench with a wooden handle. The clamping head piece has two different patterns. On one side it has flat surfaces, the opposite side is ridged on the bottom with a peaked dome shape on the top. The wooden handle has a screw at the bottom, presumably joining with the metal s…
Title
Monkey or Pipe wrench
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A heavy 32 cm long metal wrench with a wooden handle. The clamping head piece has two different patterns. On one side it has flat surfaces, the opposite side is ridged on the bottom with a peaked dome shape on the top. The wooden handle has a screw at the bottom, presumably joining with the metal section at the top of the handle. Manufacture stamped on one side of the head but is unreadable due to damage.On the opposite side, stamped in a small circle, is "TRADE B 7&C MARK"
Material
METAL-STEEL; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Accession No.
2017.98.5
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Tool

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Description
a) Consists of a long thin metal object that narrows at one end where it can be inserted into a homemade wood handle. At the other end the item broadens out into a small rectangular head with a grooved head with a series of tiney notches. These notches would clean the newly created threads. b) Home…
Title
Pratt and Whitney Thread Chaser
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
a) Consists of a long thin metal object that narrows at one end where it can be inserted into a homemade wood handle. At the other end the item broadens out into a small rectangular head with a grooved head with a series of tiney notches. These notches would clean the newly created threads. b) Homemade wooden handle with a silver metal collar. It is round.
Inscriptions
Near the grooved rectangular end the following is stamped into the metal body:"P&W Co. 12 U.S."
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1987.58.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Hook Wrench

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Description
Metal wrench with long handle and hooked shaped end.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Metal wrench with long handle and hooked shaped end.
History Of Use
Item likely associated with the railroad
Length
50.8
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length measured from tip of end to curved edge of hook (longest distance)
Accession No.
2017.140.1 a
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Valve Grinder

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Description
The main part of the tool is rounded metal, with a crank handle attached, and a knob at the top to support the tool while grinding (done by turning the crank). The long metal pole that extends from the base attaches to a valve, which is turned by the motion of the knob being rotated.
Original Owner
Art Simpson
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
The main part of the tool is rounded metal, with a crank handle attached, and a knob at the top to support the tool while grinding (done by turning the crank). The long metal pole that extends from the base attaches to a valve, which is turned by the motion of the knob being rotated.
History Of Use
Valve grinding is an automotive term, referring to renewing the valve face area by grinding on a special grinding machine.
Accession No.
1999.1.4 a
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Wrench

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/artifacts3476
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
A metal tool consisting of a flat straight bar that flares outward at both ends into a rounded head with two fixed and curved jaws. One head is larger than the other. There is a piece of tape encircling one end with the number "13" written on it in red ink.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A metal tool consisting of a flat straight bar that flares outward at both ends into a rounded head with two fixed and curved jaws. One head is larger than the other. There is a piece of tape encircling one end with the number "13" written on it in red ink.
Narrative
Part of a steam powered diamond drill picked up from a site near Coal Creek.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Inscriptions
The number "225" is inscribed on one of the flat sides of the bar.
Height
2.25
Width
Large end: 10.5 Small End: 8
Length
51.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1994.9.14
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Monkey wrench

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Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
A large monkey wrench. The handle is long with symmetrical grooves on either side and rounded edges. The wrench has a flat head, with two jaws, one is fixed and the other is adjustable using a metal dial.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A large monkey wrench. The handle is long with symmetrical grooves on either side and rounded edges. The wrench has a flat head, with two jaws, one is fixed and the other is adjustable using a metal dial.
Narrative
Part of a steam powered diamond drill picked up from a site near Coal Creek.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Inscriptions
Embossed on the handle is "DROP FORGED STEEL". On the other side of the handle is "TRADE TRIMO".
Height
5.25
Width
12
Length
63.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1994.9.13
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Blacksmith Tongs

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Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
A long green blacksmithing tool. It has two handles that pull apart so the bottom opens. The bottom is square and rectangular.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A long green blacksmithing tool. It has two handles that pull apart so the bottom opens. The bottom is square and rectangular.
History Of Use
This tool was used and owned by Peavine Harvey.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
2.7
Width
2.6
Length
55
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1994.5.5
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Blacksmith Tongs

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Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
A long green blacksmithing tool. It has two handles that pull apart so the bottom opens. The bottom is square and rectangular.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A long green blacksmithing tool. It has two handles that pull apart so the bottom opens. The bottom is square and rectangular.
History Of Use
This blacksmithing tool was used by Peavine Harvey.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
3.2
Width
3.9
Length
51.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1994.5.6
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Post Drill

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Description
Metal press drill. Wood and metal handle is used to turn three cranks, which powers the drill tip mounted to the end. Drill has two "feet" on each side to mount it upright for use. On one side it reads "CAN. BLOWER & / FORGE CO. LTD / KITCHENER / ONT". "614" is below this, indicating the model numb…
Manufacturer
Canadian Blower & Forge Company
Other Names
Press Drill
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Kitchener, Ontario
Description
Metal press drill. Wood and metal handle is used to turn three cranks, which powers the drill tip mounted to the end. Drill has two "feet" on each side to mount it upright for use. On one side it reads "CAN. BLOWER & / FORGE CO. LTD / KITCHENER / ONT". "614" is below this, indicating the model number.
History Of Use
Post drills were hand operated, used for drilling into metal. The drill would be mounted to a wall or post for use.
Accession No.
2017.120.1 a
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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GRINDSTONE

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Material
STONE;
Description
Three grindstones for bench work. A=Grindstone wheel has 11.5cm diameter, 2.5cm thick and a 36.5cm circumference with a 3cm hole in center. Very greasy. Well used. Very coarse. Remains of circular, thin paper-like on one side 2.5cm wide all the way around. B=Grindstone wheel has 10.5cm …
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Three grindstones for bench work. A=Grindstone wheel has 11.5cm diameter, 2.5cm thick and a 36.5cm circumference with a 3cm hole in center. Very greasy. Well used. Very coarse. Remains of circular, thin paper-like on one side 2.5cm wide all the way around. B=Grindstone wheel has 10.5cm diameter, 2cm thick and a 32.5cm circumference with a 1cm hole in the center. Remains of a circular, thin paper-like material on one side 3cm thick all the way around. Very coarse. Some grease. C=Grindstone wheel has 8.5cm diameter, 2.5cm thick and a 28.5cm circumference with a 2.5cm hole in the center. Finer material. Very greasy. Well used.
Material
STONE;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Dimensions included in object discription
Accession No.
1979.115.32a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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Pipe Wrench

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Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Spring grip pipe wrench has a rounded head with a spring-loaded, round gear with teeth for jaws. The gear is in a casing on the 19cm handle of wrench, it is attached by a bolt in the center and allows the gear wheel to move up and down for different sized jobs. The handle is a rounded hollow piec…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Spring grip pipe wrench has a rounded head with a spring-loaded, round gear with teeth for jaws. The gear is in a casing on the 19cm handle of wrench, it is attached by a bolt in the center and allows the gear wheel to move up and down for different sized jobs. The handle is a rounded hollow piece of metal with a hole at the very end and the following cast marks on the handle: 'CRAFT 10 IN.' On the opposite side of handle: 'THE CRAFTSMAN TOOL CO. CONNEAUT.O.PAT.NOV.1907'
History Of Use
Spring grip pipe wrench used by Thor Paulson in Telkwa for miscellaneous metalworking purposes.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
7
Length
27.5
Depth
3
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1983.23.6
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Grindstone

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Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Grindstone has a grey 33cm diameter wheel attached to four legged, hollow piped metal structure with metal seat and foot petals on either side near bottom. There is a 26cm by 9cm metal plate angled towards the grindstone just in front of the seat. Crossed strapping in the front is attached to fra…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Grindstone has a grey 33cm diameter wheel attached to four legged, hollow piped metal structure with metal seat and foot petals on either side near bottom. There is a 26cm by 9cm metal plate angled towards the grindstone just in front of the seat. Crossed strapping in the front is attached to frame for supporting the weight of the wheel. There is an old metal can attached to grindstone wheel by a 43cm long metal strapping. The foot pedals appear to be missing a part as one is wired to an upper metal bar on grindstone frame and the other pedal on opposite side is hanging loosely.
History Of Use
Foot peddled grindstone used for miscellaneous metalworking purposes.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
44
Length
93
Depth
81.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1971.64.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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Anvil

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Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
Anvil is a large black solid cast object with horn-like tip on it. There is a hardier hole on top (small square hole) 2cm by 2cm near the flat end of anvil. Beside hardier hole is a small 1cm hole in the corner. There is a 2.5cm by 2.5cm square hole running through the length of anvil. A 2.5cm by …
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Anvil is a large black solid cast object with horn-like tip on it. There is a hardier hole on top (small square hole) 2cm by 2cm near the flat end of anvil. Beside hardier hole is a small 1cm hole in the corner. There is a 2.5cm by 2.5cm square hole running through the length of anvil. A 2.5cm by 2.5cm square hole also exists underneath on the bottom surface of anvil. The top of anvil is 9cm wide. There are visible knicks on both sides of the anvil and '10' is cast on one side.
History Of Use
Anvil is the main tool used for blacksmithing.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Width
19
Length
45.5
Depth
24
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1971.64.11
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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MONKEY WRENCH

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Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Monkey wrench has a square head with 6.5cm jaws with a threaded bolt on handle for adjusting jaw size. There is a missing part on the handle and a bolt hangs loose through a hole at the end. Visible cast markings on the head are : 'COFS' 'WRENCH CO.' 'WORCESTER, U.S.A.'
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Monkey wrench has a square head with 6.5cm jaws with a threaded bolt on handle for adjusting jaw size. There is a missing part on the handle and a bolt hangs loose through a hole at the end. Visible cast markings on the head are : 'COFS' 'WRENCH CO.' 'WORCESTER, U.S.A.'
History Of Use
Monkey wrench was used on the Chess Tolman farm.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
7.3
Length
31
Depth
2.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1978.0140.0004
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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WIRE GAUGE

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Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL-STEEL;
Description
Wire gauge has 11cm teardrop wooden handle with a 10cm flat metal file like head. There are seven small notches on both edges of head measuring 2.5cm at base and 1.6cm at tip. Carved into the wooden handle is a distinct 'W'.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Wire gauge has 11cm teardrop wooden handle with a 10cm flat metal file like head. There are seven small notches on both edges of head measuring 2.5cm at base and 1.6cm at tip. Carved into the wooden handle is a distinct 'W'.
History Of Use
Wire gauge from Chess Tolman farm.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL-STEEL;
Length
22.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1978.0140.0007
Type of Record
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WRENCH

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Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Wrench is 23.5cm in length with small elbow on one end with square head 2.5cm by 2.5cm. Opposite end has multi purpose head with hexagon shape measuring 2.5cm across.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Wrench is 23.5cm in length with small elbow on one end with square head 2.5cm by 2.5cm. Opposite end has multi purpose head with hexagon shape measuring 2.5cm across.
History Of Use
Wrench for mower from Chess Tolman's farm.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
7.5
Length
23.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1978.0140.0016
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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SAW PILE

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Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Two long metal perpendicular pipes connected together and attached at on end is a metal circle and at the other a 'C' clamp with a thumb. There is a broken off screw in a hole on the clamp.
Other Names
SAW SETTER
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Two long metal perpendicular pipes connected together and attached at on end is a metal circle and at the other a 'C' clamp with a thumb. There is a broken off screw in a hole on the clamp.
History Of Use
Used for setting saw points on circular saw blades.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
26.5
Length
127
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.0115.0019
Type of Record
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DIE STOCK

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Material
METAL-STEEL; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
Description
Stock is two hollow, metal pipes, 47.5cm in length with a 11cm by 11cm square, faced brass plate with a round 8cm diameter hole in center. There are five threading teeth set evenly around the inside of threading hole. Three bolts are protruding from the bottom round center of stock, these are used…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Stock is two hollow, metal pipes, 47.5cm in length with a 11cm by 11cm square, faced brass plate with a round 8cm diameter hole in center. There are five threading teeth set evenly around the inside of threading hole. Three bolts are protruding from the bottom round center of stock, these are used to tighten and secure pipe being threaded. Visible cast markings include 'BUTTERFIELD DERBY LINE.VT'.
History Of Use
Stock holds the collet and die for rethreading pipes.
Material
METAL-STEEL; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
Width
15.5
Length
120
Depth
11.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.0115.0020
Type of Record
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SCREWPLATE STOCK

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Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Stock is a thick steel pipe 66cm in length and 8.5cm in circumference. In the middle is a round opening 8.5cm in diameter with a threaded bolt on one side to hold the collet and die in place. The handles are knurled on each end for sure grip.
Other Names
STOCK AND DIE SET
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Stock is a thick steel pipe 66cm in length and 8.5cm in circumference. In the middle is a round opening 8.5cm in diameter with a threaded bolt on one side to hold the collet and die in place. The handles are knurled on each end for sure grip.
History Of Use
The stock holds the collet and die for rethreading.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Length
66
Diameter
Top: 8.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.0115.0021
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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