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Section of water pipe in frame

Classification: 
Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Wood, metal, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 11 x 11 in. ( 6.7 x 27.9 x 27.9 cm )
Description: 
Cross section of wooden pipe mounted in frame; pipe made by boring a hole through middle of log; square frame made of wood with glass front.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John W. Morgan
Object Number: 
1956.31
Marks: 
hand written in blue on pipe: "Section of water pipe/ [fro]m Center St. N.Y.C./ Laid in/ 1774-1779" hand written on paper label: "Section of ORIGINAL Water-Pipe of/ New York City. Laid in Center Street/ about 1774 and unearthed during/ excavation for the
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this pipe was part of the original water distribution system of New York City, and was found beneath Center Street during the excavations for the Fourth Avenue Subway.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
25977
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Hotel key

Classification: 
Date: 
1890-1910
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 1/4 in. ( 14.9 x 3.5 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Hotel key with "750" impressed on top; attached to oval metal tag with scalloped edge and inscription "PLAZA HOTEL."
Object Number: 
INV.7459ab
Marks: 
impressed: on key: "750" impressed: on tag: "PLAZA / HOTEL"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1910
eMuseum Object ID: 
25976
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Section of water pipe

Classification: 
Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 136 x 13 in. ( 345.4 x 33 cm )
Description: 
Section of wooden water pipe made by boring a hole through the center of a log; pipe is pointed at one end and has a cavity at the other so as to fit together with other pipes.
Object Number: 
INV.282
Gallery Label: 
An attached exhibit label reads "Gift of the President of The Borough of Manhattan, July 8, 1949"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
25359
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Piece of wood from the "Chesapeake"

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1812
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 21 x 14.6 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Section of wood from the dismantled United States frigate "Chesapeake."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. E. H. Pool
Object Number: 
1947.247
Gallery Label: 
The U. S. frigate "Chesapeake" was captured during a confrontation with the British frigate "Shannon" June 1, 1913. According to the donor, the "Chesapeake" was subsequently purchased from the British government by a man named Holmes, of Portsmouth, England, who then sold much of the wood to John Prior, a miller from Wickham. Prior built a new mill in 1820, using beams and timbers from the dismantled "Chesapeake." This relic was obtained from T. E. Edney, a subsequent owner of the mill.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1812
eMuseum Object ID: 
25318
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Baluster from Somerindike house

Classification: 
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 in. ( 75.6 x 4.8 x 4.8 cm )
Description: 
Single wooden baluster from the Somerindyke house in New York, where the French monarch Louis Philippe taught school while in exile; paper with inscription affixed to lower surface.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Silas H. Paine, 1910
Object Number: 
INV.1253b
Marks: 
hand written: in ink on paper affixed to lower surface: "Part of staircase of the house/ (torn down in 1867)/ in which Louis /Phillipe taught school/ N [?] L.Stone (?)"
Gallery Label: 
The Somerindyke house, occuped by Hessians during the American Revolution, was located on Broadway just north of 75th Street. During the 1790s, Louis Philippe, king of France from 1830 to 1848, taught school there for a short time while in exile during the Napoleonic regime.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
24403
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Plaster fragment from Sir Peter Warren's country seat

Classification: 
Date: 
1741
Medium: 
Plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 5 1/2 x 3 in. ( 2.5 x 14 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Irregular plaster fragment from Sir Peter Warren's country seat on Bleecker Street in New York City, built in 1741.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Silas H. Paine, 1910
Object Number: 
INV.1253d
Marks: 
written: in ink on top: "Piece of/Plaster from/Sir [..]ter Warren's/[...]un[...]ry Seat-Bleecker and/[....]les. Built in 1741/[...]rn down in 1865-/JAN 10, 1910"
Gallery Label: 
According to a note found with other objects, this piece of plaster came from the the wall of Sir Peter Warren's country seat on Bleecker Street, which was built in 1741 and torn down in 1867. Sir Peter Warren (1703-1752) was a British vice-admiral who was on duty in America from 1730 to 1747. He acquired title to "Warren Farm," now Greenwich Village.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1741
eMuseum Object ID: 
23979
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment from the "Merrimac" w/label

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 8 1/4 x 2 in. ( 2.2 x 21 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Wood fragment with inscribed paper label.
Object Number: 
INV.834
Marks: 
written: "Piece of the Keel of the MERRIMAC"
Gallery Label: 
According to the label affixed to this fragment, it was part of the keel of the ironclad Confederate ship "Merrimac."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
22841
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Keg from the Erie Canal celebration

Exhibitions: 
Collections: 
Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Date: 
ca. 1825
Medium: 
Wood, metal, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 x 12 in. ( 40.6 x 30.5 cm )
Description: 
Small wooden barrel with an eagle and the words "WATER" and "Lake Erie" painted on front; brass plaque with inscription attached below rim.
Object Number: 
X.48
Marks: 
Label: brass plaque inscribed "KEG / FROM WHICH GOVERNOR CLINTON / POURED THE WATER OF LAKE ERIE INTO THE ATLANTIC / OCTOBER 26, 1825 / ON THE COMPLETION OF THE ERIE CANAL" Inscription: painted on front of barrel "WATER / Lake Erie"
Gallery Label: 
Keg used by Governor DeWitt Clinton in pouring the water of Lake Erie into the Atlantic Ocean at Sandy Hook on November 4, 1825 as part of the ceremonies attending the completion of the Erie Canal on October 26, 1825.
Bibliography: 
Bach, Debra Schmidt. "Witness to history: Furniture and historic relics." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 162-167.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1825
eMuseum Object ID: 
21950
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Section of water pipe

Collections: 
Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1840
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 15 x 15 in. ( 61 x 38.1 x 38.1 cm )
Description: 
Cross section of wooden water pipe with iron water gate mounted on wrought-iron frame; pipe made by boring a hole through the center of a log; water gate is flat, wedge-shaped piece of iron with eyelet at top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. J. W. Rutherford, 1907
Object Number: 
X.47
Marks: 
engraved: in plaque: "SECTION OF THE WATER PIPE/ WITH IRON WATER GATE/ LAID BY/ THE MANHATTAN COMPANY"
Gallery Label: 
The Manhattan Water Company, founded in 1799, was originally envisioned by public officials as a provider of pure waters from north of the city. The company's goals were never realized -- its only source was a modest existing well near the Collect pond, the mostly wooden mains reached only a portion of the city's residents, and the water quality was often poor.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
21944
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment from the Spanish cruiser Reina Mercedes

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1887
Medium: 
Wood, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 7 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 15.2 x 18.4 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Architectural capital: wooden composite order pilaster capital from the cabin wall of the Spanish cruiser "Reina Mercedes"; paper with inscription affixed to back.
Object Number: 
INV.916
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on paper affixed to back: "From the Cabin / of / The Spanish Cruiser Reina Mercedes / in the Harbor / of / Santiago, Cuba / by Com. W. B. Duncan, Jr. July 1898"
Gallery Label: 
The cruiser Reina Mercedes, built for the Spanish Navy in 1887, was captured in Cuba by the U.S. Navy in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1887
eMuseum Object ID: 
21756
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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