Memo holder

Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/8 × 2 7/8 × 12 in. (1 × 7.3 × 30.5 cm)
Description: 
Machine-cut wooden panel decorated with metal studs, with seven oval flaps attached to the front marked "D," "L," "M," "M," "J," "V" and "S" for the seven days of the week (in French); the word "souvenir" is written on top in metal studs, and a metal hanger is attached to back.
Object Number: 
Z.154
Marks: 
marked: on flaps: "D"; "L"; "M"; "M"; "J"; "V"; "S" traced: with metal studs, top: "souvenir"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
28933
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cookie mold

Date: 
ca. 1785
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 × 6 × 3 1/4 in. (1.9 × 15.2 × 8.3 cm)
Description: 
Redware cookie mold with deeply incised image of a figure wearing a hat and robe; the reverse has incised initials and date.
Object Number: 
INV.1047
Inscriptions: 
insribed on back of mold: "1785 / D * B / VB"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1785
eMuseum Object ID: 
28827
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Clock reel

Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall (approx.): 35 x 27 x 15 1/2 in. (88.9 x 68.6 x 39.4 cm)
Description: 
Wooden clock reel with four arms joined to a squared shaft supported between two uprights mounted at either side of one end of a rectangular plank raised on four short, splayed legs; turning mechanism mounted between uprights consisting of two wooden gears with sawtooth edges, the uppermost and smaller of the two fitting into four rectangular slots carved into sides of shaft.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George W. Nash
Object Number: 
N-176
Gallery Label: 
A clock reel had either four or six arms around which a length of yarn was wound in order to measure it. If the distance around the arms measured 2 yards, then forty turns of the device would yield a "knot" (a length of 80 yards). A skein (560 yards) was the equivalent of 7 knots.
Provenance: 
The George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
27886
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Butter mold

Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 × 7 × 7 in. (17.8 × 17.8 × 17.8 cm)
Description: 
Cube shaped butter mold with corners hinged with wooden pegs; inner faces carved with various combinations of two-petal, four-petal, and six-petal motifs enclosed in circles and rectangles, with petal and zig-zag borders.
Object Number: 
Z.1897
Marks: 
carved: on adjacent sides: "i 8010" and "KTA"
Gallery Label: 
This mold originally had a cover, most likely pyramid shaped.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
22635
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cookie cutter

Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Tinned sheet iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 8.3 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Circular cookie cutter with scalloped edges.
Object Number: 
INV.9704
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
21865
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Wood (probably oak)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 1 in. ( 24.4 x 5.7 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Wood (probably oak) spoon with pierced and carved stem with leaf and blossom motifs; ovoid bowl with rat-tail carved on reverse.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
Z.106
Inscriptions: 
written: paper label affixed to reverse: "2619 / Eng"
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: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
21672
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pastry jagger/crimper

Date: 
ca. 1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/8 × 1 1/4 in. (18.7 × 3.2 cm)
Description: 
Pastry jagger (or crimper) with wooden handle and iron shaft terminating in crimped wheel.
Object Number: 
Z.91
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
21132
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Noggin

Date: 
ca. 1750-1850
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 × 6 × 3 1/4 in. (14 × 15.2 × 8.3 cm)
Description: 
Carved cylindrical treenware pitcher with fluted sides and straight, vertical handle; iron band riveted to base and reinforcing iron wire tacked to upper section.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1920.112
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
20708
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Nutmeg grater

Date: 
ca. 1700-1800
Medium: 
Ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 2 x 3/4 in. ( 16.5 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Scrimshaw nutmeg grater, figure of a man in armor with shield and sword standing over lion.
Object Number: 
INV.747
Marks: 
inscribed: in black ink on obverse: "E67"
Gallery Label: 
The grater on the reverse is missing.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
19976
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mold

Date: 
ca. 1825-1875
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 5.7 x 4.4 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Earthenware butter mold with impressed image of a fish and covered with green glaze.
Object Number: 
INV.9686
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
19374
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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