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Thread box
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provenance
found in house in Indian Prairie, Washington, in 1915, then in possession of Alton Cardinal and household of Alton and Beatrice Cardinal until 2007
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#threadbox

Thread Box

This is the sort of box commonly used in stores which sold spools of thread during the nineteenth century.

This particular box was left by former owners in a ranch house (the Taft house) we moved into when I was about two years old (1915). It was used by me to keep small toys. The ranch was located at Indian Prairie, near Spokane, Washington.

A penciled note on the back of the lower drawer reads: Save this box for Mrs. Taft if empty any time in 11/17/1891.

I removed the old finish, made a new front for the lower drawer of red oak, turned and painted wooden knobs for the lower drawer to match the original black Bakelite knobs on the upper drawer, and applied clear finish.

The box has been used by my wife, Bea, as a jewelry box.

disposition
given to Carol Anne Grady 2007
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Desk
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provenance
built by Alton Cardinal 1928-1929, household of Alton Cardinal, then household of Peter Cardinal
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#desk

Desk

The desk was made by me as a manual training class project in West High School, Green Bay, Wisconsin, during the school year 1928-29, the first year in the new building. Mr. Leaonard F. Stacker was the teacher.

The desk has a flat top on tapered legs. There is one wide drawer. Lumber species is butternut, stained walnut color. Dimensions: 29 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 18 inches deep.

condition
excellent
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Desk lamp
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provenance
purchased for Alton Cardinal 1931, household of Alton Cardinal, then household of Peter Cardinal
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#lamp

Desk Lamp

Flexible (goose neck) study lamp was purchased for my use when I enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in September 1931. The dark green color was chosen to harmonize with the green stained dormitory furniture. For two school years I lived in Room 202, Tarrant House, Adams Hall on the university campus.

The lamp was used by me during four student years and subsequently in all the various roominghouses until I entered the army in March of 1941. After the war it continued as part of our household, but was not used so much. During the past few years it has served as an auxillary shop light in the basement.

The electrical cord was replaced once.

condition
very good
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Bookshelves
20140128_0018
provenance
built by Alton Cardinal in shop class at West High School during January and February of 1928, household of Alton and Beatrice Cardinal, household of Peter Cardinal
note
provenance described in journal, during 1980s and 1990s maker used these shelves in his basement woodshop
condition
structure good with minor warping, finish fair to poor
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Wooden bookends
(no photo)
provenance
built by Alton Cardinal 1928-1929
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#bookend

Book Ends

Wooden book ends, also made by me as a manual training class project at about the same time, are made of gumwood stained and varnished. The design represents my initials – A.L.C.

disposition
unknown
Trail's End bookends
20140128_0015
provenance
thought to be a gift to Alton and Beatrice Cardinal around 1947, household of Alton and Beatrice Cardinal prior to 1955, then household of Peter Cardinal
maker_mark
paper tags on the bottom read "Fashioned by RONSON" and "RONSON ALL METAL ART WARES" with the stamped number 11478
condition
excellent
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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End table
20140103_0032
provenance
household of Alton and Beatice Cardinal from prior to 1955, then household of Peter Cardinal
condition
excellent
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Chamber pot
(no photo)
provenance
unknown
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#chamber_pot

Chamber Pot

Used by family of Alton Cardinal on trips, etc. 1950. [Johns Bros, England]

disposition
unknown
Art print
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provenance
purchased by Peter Cardinal for Beatrice Cardinal in Madison about 1980, displayed in household of Alton and Beatrice Cardinal, then household of Peter Cardinal
note
signed and numbered print, professionally framed in Green Bay
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Child's silver plate spoon and fork
20140114_0009
provence
unknown, household of Alton and Beatrice Cardinal prior to 1955, later household of Peter Cardinal
note
original set included a knife, now lost
condition
good except for tarnish
maker_mark
Imperial Silver Plate
disposition
fork and spoon currently owned as of Janary 2014
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Toy barn
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provenance
made by Alton Cardinal for his son David Cardinal in 1951, also used by Peter Cardinal, later given to Carol Anne Grady and used by her son and grandsons
maker_mark
dated by maker "1951"
condition
good
disposition
given to Carol Anne Grady
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Toy farm tractor
(no photo)
provenance
unknown
note
used with toy barn and combine
disposition
given to Carol Anne Grady, discarded due ot sharp edges after being broken
Toy farm combine
20140125_4762
provenance
unknown
note
used with toy barn and tractor, chain drive of moving parts, working height adjustment
maker_mark
"Tru Scale"
condition
excellent
disposition
given to Carol Anne Grady
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Toy farm animals
20140125_4755
provenance
unknown
note
used with toy barn
disposition
given to Carol Anne Grady
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Bowl
20140112_0037
provenance
purchased for Peter Cardinal (possibly by Niels and Clara Ferslev?), used by Peter in household of Alton and Beatrice Cardinal, then household of Peter Cardinal
note
original set included mug, now lost
maker_mark
"P[O ...] [...I]L", "[...]OX" "M[ADE IN] CALIFORNIA", "9" (or perhaps "6"?)
condition
excellent
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Plate
20140112_0039
provenance
household of Beatrice and Alton Cardinal, then household of Peter Cardinal
note
last surviving member of full set of ceramic dishes in multiple colors (pink, green, yellow)
condition
good, some chips and surface stain
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Spoon rest
20140106_0033
provenance
gift of Phyllis and David to their mother Beatrice Cardinal not later than 1955
condition
good, small piece broken off lower corner, a few small chips in finish
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Glass desert tray with central handle
20140125_4787
provenance
wedding gift to Alton and Beatrice Cardinal 1946
condition
excellent
disposition
given to Carol Anne Grady 2005
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Glass desert tray with side handles
20140125_4788
provenance
wedding gift to Alton and Beatrice Cardinal 1946
condition
excellent
disposition
given to Carol Anne Grady 2005
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Glass serving dish
20140125_4794
provenance
unknown, household of Alton and Beatrice Cardinal
condition
excellent
disposition
given to Carol Anne Grady 2005
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Pitcher
20140126_4799
provenance
unknown origin, household of Alton and Beatrice Cardinal, then household of Carol Anne Grady
note
used regularly for milk at Cardinal family meals since early 1950s
condition
good, small chip right interior of spout
maker_mark
"HALL'S SUPERIOR QUALITY KITCHENWARE", "MADE IN U. S. A."
disposition
given to Carol Anne Grady 2005
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Stichery
20140129_0007
provenance
made by Beatrice Cardinal, date unknown, later household of Peter Cardinal
condition
excellent
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
Korean brass wall hanging
20140128_0001
provenance
gift of Un Hi Lee Kang to Beatrice Cardinal, later household of Peter Cardinal
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Korean fabric wall hangings
20140128_0007
provenance
gift of Un Hi Lee Kang to Beatrice Cardinal, later household of Peter Cardinal
note
"New Year's Celebration" and "Traditional Wedding Ceremony"
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Perfume bottle
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provenance
origin unknown, household of Beatrice Cardinal prior ot 1955, then household of Peter Cardinal
maker_mark
"L. 1000-", "PAULY & C.", (handwritten) "[7?]104", (stamped) "57395"
disposition
currently owned as of June 2014
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Oneida-style basket
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provenance
made by Peter Cardinal in 1983, household of Alton and Beatrice Cardinal, then household of Peter Cardinal
note
made at Asbury Acres Camp while counseling at Iroquois culture program
disposition
owned by artist as of June 2014
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Key padlock
20140809_0001
provenance
unknown, then household of Alton and Beatrice Cardinal, then household of Peter Cardinal
maker_mark
(front) "REESE", (back) "REESE PADLOCK CO. / LANCASTER, PA. / U.S.A."
disposition
currently owned as of August 2014
20140809_0002
(no photo)
Combination padlock
20140809_0003
provenance
unknown, then household of Alton and Beatrice Cardinal, then household of Peter Cardinal
note
believed to have been purchased for Alton Cardinal's high school locker about 1927
note
tag maker mark is "CENT'L TAG CO."
note
reverse of tag is stamped "6314" and has pencil notation "WAM" and "125" (price?)
maker_mark
(front, on knob) "Dudley", (back) "MADE IN U.S.A. / Dudley / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / DUDLEY LOCK CORP. / CHICAGO, ILL. / PATENTS NO. 1291228 / 1369850 16550002 / 1508139 1736183 / OTHERS PENDING", (stamp on bottom) "AD23485"
disposition
currently owned as of August 2014
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Wooden spoons
20150421_0010
provenance
made by Alton Cardinal, probably in 1970s or 1980s; household of Beatrice Cardinal then household of Peter Cardinal
note
2 spoons, likely carved at different periods of artist's development
condition
excellent
disposition
currently owned as of April 2015
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Wooden spatula
20150421_0004
provenance
made by Alton Cardinal, probably in 1970s or 1980s
condition
excellent
disposition
currently owned as of April 2015
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Egg cooker
20150421_0001
provenance
unknown
note
cooking time established by depth of water using marks on central tube, whistle at top signals when water at full boil
condition
excellent
disposition
currently owned as of April 2015
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Taylor thermometer
20150421_0014
provenance
unknown, household of Alton and Beatrice Cardinal prior ot 1955
note
measures temperature and humidity
maker_mark
"Taylor", "Humidiguide"
condition
excellent
disposition
currently owned as of April 2015
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Snowshoes, cross-country style
20160727_0005
provenance
household of Alton and Beatrice Cardinal, purchased early 1960s
note
note lacing through the frames
note
AF&H was American Hoe and Fork
maker_mark
"[AF]H CO WALLINGFORD VT US"
condition
excellent
disposition
currently owned as of July 2016
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Korean art items
1965_0129
provenence
household of Alton and Beatrice Cardinal, early to middle 1960s
note
gifts of Un Hi Lee and family
note
includes miniature black laquer chest, dolls, picture displayed with other foreign gift items
disposition
sold 2005
Kodak camera
(no photo)
provenence
household of Alton Cardinal (probably middle 1930s), then Alton and Beatrice Cardinal, then Peter Cardinal (1963)
note
uses size 610 roll film
disposition
sold 2005
History textbook
20170425_0014
provenence
household of Alton Cardinal (1926), then Alton and Beatrice Cardinal, then Peter Cardinal
title
The History of the American People
author
Charles A. Beard and William C. Bagley
publication
New York: The Macmillan Company. 1924.
note
flyleaf inscribed with price "1.32", name "Alton Lyle Cardinal", and date "Feb. 1st, 1926"
disposition
currently owned as of April 2017
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