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Pastry jagger/crimper

Date: 
ca.1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood, bone, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (3.2 × 13.3 cm)
Description: 
Pastry jagger (or crimper) with wooden handle and animal bone crimping wheel.
Object Number: 
Z.93
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
6892
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Covered box

Date: 
ca. 1775-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 × 3 3/4 in. (13.3 × 9.5 cm)
Description: 
Round treenware box with dome-top cover; engraved initials on cover.
Object Number: 
1947.482ab
Marks: 
carved: in oval into box cover: "MR"
Provenance: 
The Ramage Collection
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
6764
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Scoop

Date: 
ca. 1750-1850
Medium: 
Gourd, string
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/8 in. ( 8.6 cm )
Description: 
Scoop made by cutting out circular section from the side of a hollow gourd; string attached through hole pierced in stem.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
N-172
Provenance: 
Formerly of the George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
6715
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Clothespins

Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 18.4 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Turned wooden clothespins (2) with ovoid or straight heads and oval forked fasteners.
Object Number: 
INV.14896b-c
Date Begin: 
1850
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
69360
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fruit knives (6) in leather case

Date: 
1940s
Medium: 
Mother-of-Pearl, sterling, and steel
Dimensions: 
Case: 1 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 6 in. (3.8 x 19.7 x 15.2 cm) Each (knife): 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Description: 
Set of fruit knives with mother-of-pearl handles, silver collar decorated with waves, and stainless steel blades. Blades are stamped with manufacturer's marks: "STAINLESS" and "GEO LUXNER & SONS / SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND". Knives kept in original tooled black leather case with gold border, and with black velvet and white satin interior. Four knives remain in wrapping of tissue paper.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lois Greene Stone
Object Number: 
2011.15.3a-g
Gallery Label: 

This object was owned by (Tillie) Marion Metz Greene (1908-1985), acquired during the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Manhattan, Greene was a New York City housewife who raised her family in Queens during the 1930s through the 1950s. Greene was born in New York, the child of Russian immigrant parents. Prior to her marriage, she attended classes at City College of New York and worked as a dental assistant until she married Leo A. Greene (1908-1954) in 1930. The couple settled in Flushing, New York, and were active in the Jewish community there.

Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1949
eMuseum Object ID: 
67816
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Musical table lighter

Date: 
1940s
Medium: 
Brass and other mixed metals, plastic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 3 in. (17.8 x 7.6 cm)
Description: 
Brass lighter with flint wheel mechanism mounted within octagonal base supported by tripod of three classical-style nymphs atop a circular hollow base that contains music box mechanism. Underside of base has plastic cover with protruding metal winder, which activated music box (now unmovable). Unmarked.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lois Greene Stone
Object Number: 
2011.15.2
Gallery Label: 

This object was owned by (Tillie) Marion Metz Greene (1908-1985), acquired during the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Manhattan, Greene was a New York City housewife who raised her family in Queens during the 1930s through the 1950s. Greene was born in New York, the child of Russian immigrant parents. Prior to her marriage, she attended classes at City College of New York and worked as a dental assistant until she married Leo A. Greene (1908-1954) in 1930. The couple settled in Flushing, New York, and were active in the Jewish community there.

Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1949
eMuseum Object ID: 
67815
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Electric toaster

Date: 
1930-1940
Medium: 
Chrome-plated metal, Bakelite
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (19.1 x 21.6 x 14.6 cm)
Description: 
Chrome-plated metal toaster with hinged bread trays. Trays with fan shaped vents and white Bakelite handles. Four small rubber bun feet on bottom; fabric-covered electrical cord.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mary Ann Dzupin Gallagher and Nancy Dzupin York in memory of Anna Purdes
Object Number: 
2011.10.1
Gallery Label: 
This toaster was used by the donor's great aunt, Anna Purdes (1898-1983), who came to the U.S. from Czechoslovakia in the ninteenth century and settled on the Lower East Side. The toaster required close monitoring to keep the bread from burning.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1940
eMuseum Object ID: 
67211
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Lady's hat brush

Date: 
ca. 1895-1900
Medium: 
Wood, bristles
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 2 1/2 x 3/4 in. (20.3 x 6.4 x 1.9 cm)
Description: 
Lady's hat brush with turned wooden handle and red, white, and blue bristles.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. & Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Object Number: 
2010.26.52
Gallery Label: 
This hat brush is an example of the patriotic fervor that took hold in the United States around the time of the Spanish-American War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
66929
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Carving set

Date: 
19th century
Medium: 
Bone, steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 7/8 x 1 1/16 in. (40.3 x 2.7 cm)
Description: 
a. Carving knife with silver-mounted bone (antler) handle and steel blade. Inscriptions: HARRISON BROS & HOWSON CUTLERS TO HER MAJESTY/Made in England. Marks: HB & H hallmark - crown flanked by V and R. b. Carving fork with silver-mounted bone (antler) handle and steel tines and lever. Inscriptions: HARRISON BROS & HOWSON/ PATENT ENGLAND. c. Knife sharpener with silver-mounted bone (antler) handle and steel sharpener. Inscriptions: HARRISON BROS & HOWSON, PATENT ENGLAND.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Olga Stern
Object Number: 
2008.28.1a-c
Gallery Label: 

Harrison Bros. and Howson pursured the U.S. trade vigorouly after 1865, with its highpquality table, pocket, and silver-plated articles. Henry Harrison built up the firm's American trade, which by the 1890s, has agencies in New York on West Broadway, and in San Francisco on Sutter Street. New York City directories list importers of Harrison Bros. and Howson into the city. W..C. Corsan was an importer located at 26 Cliff Street in Manhattan, between Fulton and John Streets, with his residence in Brooklyn.

Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
19
eMuseum Object ID: 
63288
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wool wheel

Medium: 
Wood
Description: 
Wooden wool wheel; bent wooden rim with 10 spokes.
Object Number: 
Z.964b
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
58542
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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