Warwick product

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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

Box Factory advertisement - copy

Copy of advertisement for Box Factory of George M. Wheeler, manufacturer of Lock Cornered Wood Packing Boxes, Post Office address, Orange, MA, factory at Brush Valley, Warwick

Year (or year range): 
1900s
Approximate era: 
1901-1925
Donated by: 
A. George Day, Jr.
Donation date: 
08/08/2011

Christmas Card from Warwick Inn

A Christmas card from the Malouins at the Warwick Inn with a verse:
Without chill winds blow
The earth's concealed by snow,
Skies are gray, severe-
Leafless trees are drear...
It's winter time in Warwick town.........one more verse

Approximate era: 
1926-1950
Donated by: 
Gertrude Cook
Item is inside of:: 
Rhoda Cook Collection

Box from the Wheeler Box Co.

Box manufactured by Wheeler Box Co., Brush Valley, Warwick

Approximate era: 
don't know
Donated by: 
Gene Irish
Donation date: 
1978

Wooden box made at the Brush Valley Box Shop

Wooden box presented to the Warwick Historical Society as having been made in the Brush Valley Box Shop
The Warwick Box Shop closed in 1918

Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Axe head

Axe head manufactured in Warwick

Approximate era: 
1801-1850

Palm Leaf hats

Two palm leaf hats made in Warwick
A home industry engaged in by women and girls from 1850-1900
Hats located on top of display case,East Wall, Room 1a

Year (or year range): 
1850-1900
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

glass cane

product of the Franklin Glass Factory

Approximate era: 
1801-1850
Donated by: 
Stevens family

bottles

five blue glass bottles
product of the Franklin Glass Company, Warwick, MA
first glass blown September 5, 1813

Approximate era: 
1801-1850
Donated by: 
Stevens family
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