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Wool wheel

Medium: 
Wood
Description: 
Wooden wool wheel; bent wooden rim with 10 spokes.
Object Number: 
Z.566
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
58541
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Electric iron in original box

Date: 
1946-1954
Medium: 
Chromium plated steel body, phenolic resin handle; cardboard box
Dimensions: 
overall: 5 x 4 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.
Description: 
Electric iron, model GM 1B, in original box with removal steam attachment.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
2004.32ab
Gallery Label: 
The electric iron was first patented in 1882 and quickly became an essential household tool. In the 1930's and 40's manufacturers began to produce irons with new, streamlined designs that reflected industrial design trends. General Mills ventured into the manufacture of applicances after WWII. This "Tru Heat" iron features an innovative steam attachment.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1954
eMuseum Object ID: 
57207
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Original box for electric iron

Date: 
1946-1954
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
box: 5 x 4 1/2 x 10 in. ( 12.7 x 11.4 x 25.4 cm )
Description: 
Cardboard box printed in red and black for electric iron
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
2004.32b
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1954
eMuseum Object ID: 
56816
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Electric iron

Date: 
1946-1954
Medium: 
Chromium plated steel body, phenolic resin handle; cardboard box
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 4 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. ( 12.7 x 11.4 x 24.8 cm )
Description: 
Electric iron, model GM 1B, in original box with removal steam attachment.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
2004.32a
Gallery Label: 
The electric iron was first patented in 1882 and quickly became an essential household tool. In the 1930's and 40's manufacturers began to produce irons with new, streamlined designs that reflected industrial design trends. General Mills ventured into the manufacture of applicances after WWII. This "Tru Heat" iron features an innovative steam attachment.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1954
eMuseum Object ID: 
56815
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Flax wheel

Object Number: 
1928.984
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
56756
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Flashlight in case

Date: 
ca. 2000
Medium: 
Aluminum, nylon
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. ( 15.9 x 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Blue aluminum flashlight in black webbing holster for belt. Used by donor during blackout 2003.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Steven J. Taylor
Object Number: 
2004.4ab
Marks: 
inscription: In rim of light: "MINI MAGLIGHT (R) AA Mag Instrument -California, USA [logo]"
Gallery Label: 
This diminutive flashlight became an essential way-finding tool on Thursday, August 14, 2003, when it helped Steven Taylor and Amy Weinstein light their way from Manhattan, where they were working, to their apartment in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. The massive blackout on August 14 paralyzed New York City as well as much of the northeast, stranding thousands of workers living in the outer boroughs and suburbs without public transportation.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2000
eMuseum Object ID: 
55506
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

foot warmer

Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Tin, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 × 9 1/8 × 7 3/4 in. (14.6 × 23.2 × 19.7 cm)
Description: 

Foot warmer with wood frame and tinned sheet iron interior; turned columns at each corner of frame, interior box decorated with circle on each side composed of punched holes, with variations; door with loop handle; wire handle (for carrying) on top.

Object Number: 
1941.1194
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
53821
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Trivet

Date: 
2003
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 in. ( 19 cm )
Description: 
Crocheted circular trivet with concentric circles of blue, white, and red.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
2003.16.4
Gallery Label: 
This trivet and other items were purchased from New York Exchange for Woman's Work during the last week of its operation in February, 2003. The Exchange was founded in 1878 by Candace Wheeler and Mary Atwater Choate to provide respectable women who needed to earn living, particularly Civil War widows, a viable means for supporting themselves. The exchange was forced to close in 2003 due to high overhead and a waning market for handmade goods.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2003
eMuseum Object ID: 
53494
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Clothes hanger

Date: 
ca. 1940
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 x 8 1/4 x 3/8 in. ( 43.2 x 21 x 1 cm )
Description: 
Wooden clothes hanger with metal hook; stamped inscription: "HOTEL COMMODORE/ NEW YORK"
Credit Line: 
Gift given in honor of Faith Richards by son, Robert Richards
Object Number: 
2003.10
Marks: 
stamped: "HOTEL COMMODOREW/NEW YORK"
Gallery Label: 
The Hotel Commodore, a commercial hotel for businessmen and conventioneers, was located just opposite Grand Central Station.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1940
eMuseum Object ID: 
51035
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Trivet

Date: 
2003
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 in. ( 15.2 cm )
Description: 
Crocheted circular trivet with concentric circles of blue, white and red.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
2003.16.5
Gallery Label: 
This trivet and other items were purchased from New York Exchange for Woman's Work during the last week of its operation in February, 2003. The Exchange was founded in 1878 by Candace Wheeler and Mary Atwater Choate to provide respectable women who needed to earn living, particularly Civil War widows, a viable means for supporting themselves. The exchange was forced to close in 2003 due to high overhead and a waning market for handmade goods.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2003
eMuseum Object ID: 
50654
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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