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Pressing iron

Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Iron, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/8 x 2 x 4 in. ( 8.6 x 5.1 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Small flatiron used to press ruffles and ribbons; boat-shaped base with removable handle outfitted with spring mechanism for easy relase; wooden grip on iron handle. Top of iron inscribed: "Sensible No. 6 N.E.S. & Co."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joseph Burr Buckman Catskill Farm Tools
Object Number: 
2002.62.3ab
Marks: 
molded: on top of iron: "Sensible No. 6 N.E.S. & Co."
Gallery Label: 
This presing iron was used by Corinne Barbour Buckman (1860-1936) on her Catskills dairy farm to iron baby ruffles and small ribbons. The easily-removable handle allowed the iron to be heated on the wood stove and lifted off with a cool handle.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
49737
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Dairy thermometer and case

Date: 
ca. 1920
Medium: 
Glass, paper, mercury; cardboard
Dimensions: 
Case: 11 x 1 in. ( 27.9 x 2.5 cm ) Overall: 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Description: 
Dairy thermometer composed of hollow glass tube with metal point at bottom and glass ring at top; paper inside printed with temperature scale; mercury beads at base. Fits into cylindrical cardboard tube open at both ends.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joseph Burr Buckman Catskill Farm Tools
Object Number: 
2002.62.1ab
Gallery Label: 
This dairy thermometer was used on the Catskills dairy farm of Joseph Burr Buckman (1851-1929) and his wife Corinne Barbour (1860-1936). The couple purchased an 84-acre farm in the Catskills hoping that the fresh air would help their son with tuberculosis. Joseph Buckman traveled by train to New York City to work in a hat factory, while his wife managed the extensive farm. The milk produced by their farm was kept fresh by an artesian well and was picked up regularly by a milk company.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
47895
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bootjack

Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 × 3 3/4 × 11 in. (6.4 × 9.5 × 27.9 cm)
Description: 
Wooden bootjack composed of two rectangles joined together with hinges; upper rectangle has boot end cut out.
Object Number: 
INV.14893
Marks: 
Stencil: "B" stenciled in black paint on lower rectangle
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
46132
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mortar and pestle

Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 5 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 14 cm )
Object Number: 
INV.10366ab
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
45758
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Board and rollers (2) for making noodles

Date: 
ca. 1920
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Part (board): 29 x 38 1/2 in. (73.7 x 97.8 cm) Part (roller): 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm) Part (roller 1): 31 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.
Description: 
Wooden board (pine) made up of four horizontal boards tenoned into rails at each end; two holes for hanging pierced through the top (one still with a loop of twine). Two rollers in graduated sizes.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Warren Galli
Object Number: 
2001.22a-c
Gallery Label: 
Lillian Galli (1896-1973), born in Brooklyn of Italian immigrant parents, used this board and rollers for making egg noodles and gnocchi. They were donated by her son, Warren Galli (b. 1923), who vividly recalled his mother rolling out flat noodles in the tradition of her northern Italian (Venetian) family, and serving them in chicken broth-based soups. The family lived on the corner of 70th Street and Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
45428
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pestle

Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 2 3/4 in. ( 30.5 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Wooden pestle with turned shaft and blunt cylindrical end.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.6546
Marks: 
hand written: paper collector's label affixed to end of pestle
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: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
45172
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Butter mold

Date: 
ca. 1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 6 x 4 in. ( 2.5 x 15.2 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Oval treenware butter mold carved with a flying bird (dove) surrounded by leaves and a jagged border; finger notches on the side.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1579
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: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
45000
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cup

Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 3 in. ( 9.5 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Turned wooden cup with a slightly shaped cylindical body; turned concentric lines and a turned circular foot.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1596
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: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
44702
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tobacco shredder/nutmeg grater

Date: 
ca. 1675-1775
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 2 in. ( 14.6 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Wood nutmeg grater with curved sides and pointed top, chip carved throughout; lid hinges on an iron pin at base, covering pierced sheet iron grater.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.749
Inscriptions: 

hand-written: collector's label affixed to reverse: "449/French"

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: 
1775
eMuseum Object ID: 
44602
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tobacco shredder/nutmeg grater

Date: 
ca. 1650-1750
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 24.1 x 6.4 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Wooden nutmeg grater with kneeling figure (possibly St. Francis), "IHS", and shell motifs carved in obverse; flower carved in reverse as well as cavity to hold ground nutmeg.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.745
Inscriptions: 

handwritten label: collector's label affixed to reverse: "2592 / Fr"

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: 
1750
eMuseum Object ID: 
44549
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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