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19th Century scythe embedded in pine tree.

Scythe left by Augustus Bliss of Blissville in 1862. Augustus Bliss hung this scythe in a young pine tree in 1862 and went to fight in the Civil War. He never returned. His father Milton Bliss, discovered the scythe a year or so later and from sentiment, he let the pine tree grow around the scythe, erecting a railing around the base of the tree. In the hurricane of 1938, the tree was blown down. A year or so later, Warwick historian Charles Morse became interested in the story of the scythe, found the felled tree and acquired it for the Town of Warwick.

Scythe located on wooden stand, south wall, room 1a

Year (or year range): 
1862
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Donated by: 
Charles Morse

Great wheel spinning wheel

Great wheel, also known as a wool wheel or spinning wheel with direct spinning drive.

Year (or year range): 
1825-1835
Approximate era: 
1801-1850
Donated by: 
Myra Iversen
Donation date: 
1988-03-30

Group of four hide curing forms in four sizes

Form used to cure hides of animals, found at Town Poor Farm.

Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Donated by: 
Edwin D. Cady
Donation date: 
1985

Upright butter churn

An upright butter churn 19th century

Year (or year range): 
1850's
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Donated by: 
Myra Iverson
Donation date: 
1988-03-30

Yarn Reel Winder

Yarn reel made of maple.

Approximate era: 
1801-1850
Donated by: 
Myra Iversen
Donation date: 
1988-03-30

Antique Binoculars - Stereo Megaphos Paris

Binoculars in leather case. Made by Stereo Megaphos, Paris
World War I vintage?

Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Butter maker or worker

Butter maker. When the butter comes from the churn it is in clumps, laced with milk. A small amount of butter would be handled with paddles and larger amounts were worked with this "gadget."

Approximate era: 
don't know
Donated by: 
Elmyra L. Iversen
Donation date: 
1988-03-30

Hinged wood box with adhered paper decoration

Hinged wooden box with paper glued to outside with decorative motifs. Approx. 13" x 13" x 13". Label on lid says "Diaries of Wm. Cobb, Esq. 1803-1852. Presented to the Town of Warwick by his grandson, Geo. B. Cobb and by his great grandson Arthur D. Mayo. 1908".
The diaries themselves are in the vault in the Town Hall. A transcription by Beth Gilgun is available in the Warwick Library and online at http://whs.steamkite.com/sites/default/files/cobb.txt.

Year (or year range): 
1908
Approximate era: 
1901-1925
Donated by: 
Geo. B. Cobb, Arthur D. Mayo
Donation date: 
1908

Typewriter

L.C. Smith statistical typewriter, model 8-18
Extra-long carriage

Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Bean Thresher

2 wooden Clean Sweep broom handles attached together with leather. Probably used to thresh beans.

Year (or year range): 
mid 1800's
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
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