Hoops

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
largest: 1 x 7 x 6 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 17.8 x 15.9 cm )
Description: 
Flat iron sheets riveted at ends to form circle.
Object Number: 
INV.7854ab
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
42871
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Patchbox

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 5.1 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Brass patchbox with etched design; below inscribed, "Progress of Steam/ HELP !/ HELP!/ the joint wont turn & I/ can't get down."
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Harriet Ross LeBoeuf, 1998
Object Number: 
2000.28
Marks: 
engraved: on the center front: "Progress of Steam / HELP ! / HELP! / the joint wont turn & I / can't get down."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
41300
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wine cooler

Classification: 
Date: 
1875-1925
Medium: 
Brass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 7/8 x 8 3/4 in. ( 20 x 22.2 cm )
Description: 
Cast brass and metal wine cooler; urn-shaped cooler on a brass pedestal; sides of cooler decorated with cast metal vignettes of a seated man smoking with a woman in the backround entering through a door and a man in the background pouring a drink; brass concave rim; green metal liner.
Object Number: 
INV.14057
Date Begin: 
1875
Date End: 
1925
eMuseum Object ID: 
40957
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Kettle-on-stand with a burner

Classification: 
Date: 
1725-1800
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 3/4 x 10 1/2 x 9 1/8 in. ( 27.3 x 26.7 x 23.2 cm )
Description: 
Cast and wrought brass kettle-on-stand with a burner; pear-shaped kettle with a squat, circular lower body, a convex shoulder and a short, circular, convex neck and raised bezel; front of the body engraved with the de Peyster family arms, a tree of the field between two sheep affronté grazing in a shield surmounted by an armor helmet and a tree of the field and surrounded by foliate scrolls; "De Peyster" engraved on the body below the armorial; high, chamfered and squared spout with a griffen's head; stepped and domed lid with a hammered bead around teh edge and a knop finial; three part bail handle with a turned wooden grip in the center; chafing-dish form stand with floral and galleried piercing around the sides, a lightly gadrooned rim and a low pear-shaped belly which holdes the burner; dish seated on three scrolled paw feet which are raised to tear-drop shaped knees and scrolled rests with hinged fleur-di-lis rest attachments; circular, stepped burner with a high, tapered cylindical wick socket; no maker's marks.
Object Number: 
INV.14135a-d
Date Begin: 
1725
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
40912
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tea caddy

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Tin, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 3 in. ( 11.4 x 10.8 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Hinged tin box painted with flowers, molded knob on lid, and key.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Thomas Mott Fraser and Mrs. C. G. Parker
Object Number: 
1951.36ab
Gallery Label: 
According to the donors, this tea caddy was stolen by Hessian soldiers during the American Revolution from the Adam Mott House in Port Washington, Long Island, and was later dropped and recovered by the owners.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
40819
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Controller handle

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1910
Medium: 
Brass, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 5/8 x 10 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 19.4 x 26 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Cast brass type M, non-automatic multiple unit train controller handle with a molded circular boss or water cap with a square hole socket at on end and a turned wooden grip with a wooden "dead-man" button on the top of the grip; button attached to a spring on the inside of the handle; rectangular pointer cast on the underside of the handle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Melvin Rosenberg
Object Number: 
1955.49
Marks: 
stamped: on the pivot end: "845"
Gallery Label: 
This controller handle was used to operate railway cars on the IRT Third Avenue Line, commonly known as the Third Avenue El. The first segments of the line opened in Manhattan in 1878; service in Manhattan was discontinued in 1955 and the Bronx in 1973.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1910
eMuseum Object ID: 
40632
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Table knife and fork

Classification: 
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Brass, iron
Dimensions: 
fork: 8 3/4 x 3/4 x 5/8 in. ( 22.2 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm ) knife: 9 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in. ( 24.1 x 2.9 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Brass and iron table knife and fork; knife with a brass, molded, circular handle with three bands flaring to a bulbous end with a short finial; flat, curved steel blade; fork with a brass curving handle with scroll decoration; steel baluster stem and two pointed tines.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1329ab[dup]
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
40462
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Toaster

Classification: 
Date: 
1830-1900
Medium: 
Iron, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 16 x 4 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 40.6 x 12.1 cm )
Description: 
Two wire trefoil toast holders with wire shafts in turned wooden handle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1920.119
Provenance: 
Formerly of the George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
40244
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Hook

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 7 x 4 in. ( 2.5 x 17.8 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
L-shaped hook from steel rod with turned wood T-grip handle.
Object Number: 
INV.1068c
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
39726
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pressing iron

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/8 x 6 x 3 5/8 in. ( 13 x 15.2 x 9.2 cm )
Description: 
Cast iron pressing iron with loop and textured handle, molded in relief on body "U/DX/6".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
Object Number: 
1956.144ab[dup]
Date Begin: 
1860
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
39711
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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