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Saddler's bench

Saddler's bench with clamp to hold harness while making or repairing. The foot pedal freed the saddler's hands to work on the harness. Found by Charles Brown in his barn (no longer extant, but located in the triangle of land behind the Warwick General Store). Given by him to Fred Lincoln who refurbished it. Fred's daughter gave it to the Society in 2012.

Year (or year range): 
1890-1910
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Donated by: 
Patricia Lincoln Johnson
Donation date: 
2012-08-20

Boot and shoe molds (lasts)

Found in attic of Clara Shepardson. Her great grandfather, David Martin Shepardson (1832-1907) and possibly her grandfather, George Shepardson (1871-1960) made boots/shoes along with market gardening. These were most likely sold to boot factory/shop in downtown Warwick. At one time 40 men were making 20,000 pair of shoes a year (many sold to slave plantations of the south).

Year (or year range): 
1851-1930
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Donated by: 
Clara Shepardson
Donation date: 
2012-05-22

log pipe or tube

A sign on this log reads: "While digging a drainage ditch, John Goldsbury unearthed some of the log piping which his grandfather, Barnard Fisher, had made to carry water from a spring across the street from the upper part of the cemetery, down the hill and across [what is now] Rt 78 to the Fay Tavern or "Beehive" which Barnard owned. One of these logs is in the basement of the Historical Society building."

Approximate era: 
1801-1850

book press?

Mystery machine - possibly a book press, possibly a modern replica of an older machine

Approximate era: 
don't know

corn planter

corn planter
for more information go here.

Year (or year range): 
1875
Approximate era: 
1926-1950

corn planter

machine for planting corn

Year (or year range): 
1900's
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Carriage Jack

Carriage jack used for lifting carriages for repairs

Approximate era: 
don't know

bean winnower

large machine for separating beans from chaff

Approximate era: 
don't know
Donated by: 
Charles Phelps

Parasol

Parasol from the William Howard Junior Collection.

Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Rigging and rope

Rigging and rope 1907
Part of the William Howard, Jr. Collection

Approximate era: 
don't know
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