Pastry sleeve

Date: 
1800-1880
Medium: 
Linen, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 1/8 × 3 1/2 × 1/8 in. (38.4 × 8.9 × 0.3 cm)
Description: 
Coated linen (or cotton) tapering tube with single seam, hand stitched; wide edge folded twice and hemmed, narrow opening fitted with black lacquer metal ring.
Object Number: 
INV.7559
Marks: 
hand written: in pencil on attached cardboard tag: "28c / $30.00"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
39175
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Washboard

Date: 
1750-1820
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 10 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 61 x 26.4 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Wood washboard with wide reeding and wood lid joined to board with tongue-in-groove joint reinforced with iron nails.
Object Number: 
INV.14885
Inscriptions: 
hand-written in ink: collector's label adhered to back of washboard, "770 / Amer."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
39083
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pastry jagger/crimper

Date: 
ca. 1800-1850
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 × 1 1/2 in. (17.8 × 3.8 cm)
Description: 
Wrought iron pastry jagger (or crimper) with S-shaped shaft and crimped wheel.
Object Number: 
Z.98
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
39034
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pastry jagger/crimper

Date: 
19th century
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 × 6 1/2 in. (4.8 × 16.5 cm)
Description: 
Pastry jagger (or crimper) with turned wooden handle, iron arms, and crimping wheel.
Object Number: 
Z.97
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
39033
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pastry jagger/crimper

Date: 
ca. 1775-1850
Medium: 
Pewter, bone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 × 5 1/4 in. (4.1 × 13.3 cm)
Description: 
Pastry jagger (or crimper) composed of pewter shaft terminating in a tooth-edges arc; bone crimping wheel.
Object Number: 
Z.87
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
39026
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pastry jagger/crimper

Date: 
ca. 1775-1850
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/8 × 2 1/4 in. (18.7 × 5.7 cm)
Description: 
Pastry jagger (or crimper) composed of wooden handle and wrought iron crimped wheel.
Object Number: 
Z.84
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
38992
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pastry jagger/crimper

Date: 
ca. 1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 × 1ft. 3/8 in. (11.4 × 3.5 cm)
Description: 
Pastry jagger (or crimper) with turned baluster shaped wooden handle terminating in crimped iron wheel.
Object Number: 
Z.90
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
38947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Ell measure

Date: 
1780-1820
Medium: 
Wood, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 x 1 x 1 in. ( 86.4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Wooden ell measure with geometric inlaid decoration on the four-sided shaft; turned baluster handle with ivory rivet.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
Z.79
Inscriptions: 
hand written: label attached to rod: "643 / German"
Gallery Label: 
Like other weaving utensils, ell measures were popular love-tokens, as seen in the rich inlay, turned baluster handle, and elegant tapering of this piece. The term "ell" was derived from an Old Germanic word for the forearm and was similar to the cubit, a unit of measure approximating the length of one's arm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger. Also called ell wands, ell measures like this one were primarily used by women for measuring home-woven fabric as well as by merchants in the trade of European textiles, and thus the cloth-ell - twice the length of the original cubit-sized ell - would become the normal length of these measuring rods. Still, in Germany, where this ell measure was produced, nearly every town had its own standards for measurement, with one ell ranging from 24 to 32 inches depending on the region. Such implements would have suited Viola Nadelman's taste for lace, embroideries, and fabrics, which she had already begun collecting at the time of her marriage to Elie Nadelman in 1919. Indeed, an inventory ca. 1930 of the Nadelman's Museum of Folk and Peasant Arts lists "161 implements for making lace, weaving, sewing, knitting, etc." 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: 
Purchased by Elie and Viola Nadelman, Aug. 1924; The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
38483
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Nutmeg grater/tobacco shredder

Date: 
ca. 1675-1775
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 × 1 5/8 × 4 3/4 in. (1.6 × 4.1 × 12.1 cm)
Description: 
Wood nutmeg grater; chip carved on sides and vase of tulips carved on lid; lid hinges on an iron pin at base and covers the pierced sheet iron grater.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.746
Inscriptions: 
hand-written: collector's label affixed to reverse: "440.....[illegible]"
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: 
38357
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bootjack

Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 × 6 1/4 × 22 in. (7.6 × 15.9 × 55.9 cm)
Description: 
Wooden bootjack with wide oblong opening extending from end to center; 1 1/4 high piece of wood screwed to under-side at center; name impressed at top and on obverse three times.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1920.139
Marks: 
impressed: on top and obverse three times: "J .H. RUTZE [N or R?]"
Provenance: 
The George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
38344
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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