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Oil stone
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category
shoptools
family_branch
Cardinal_Gilbert
provenance
property of Gilbert Cardinal by 1920, then workshop of Alton Cardinal, then workshop of Peter Cardinal
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#shop_tools_1

Shop Tools

These tools belonged to my father prior to 1920. Some of them came from my grandfather who died in 1913.

  • anvil
  • Cold chisels, punch
  • Rachet brace
  • Ships auger bit
  • Small claw hammer
  • Carpenter's square (2′)
  • Two hand saws (cross cut)
  • Oil stone
  • Block plane
  • Carpenter level (wooden)
  • Carpenter chisel (⅜″)
condition
broken, heavily used
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Small claw hammer
20140108_0058
category
shoptools
family_branch
Cardinal_Gilbert
provenance
probably property of Gilbert Cardinal by 1920, then workshop of Alton Cardinal, then workshop of Peter Cardinal
note
provenance is inferred from notebook, handle has been replaced
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#shop_tools_1
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disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Spoon rest
20140106_0033
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton_Beatrice
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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Combination padlock
20140809_0003
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton_Beatrice
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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Cyclopedia
20140106_0018
category
household
family_branch
Ferslev
provenance
household of Niels Ferslev
title
The New Cabinet Cyclopaedia and Treasury of Knowledge. A Handy Book of Reference On All Subjects and For All Readers.
publication
Philadelphia: The Gebbie Publishing Co., Limited. 1900.
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Child's green chair
20140107_4622
category
household
family_branch
Ferslev
provenance
purchased by Niels and Clara Ferslev in 1919 for their daughter Beatrice
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#child_chairs

Child Chairs

The four chairs have interesting histories.

The green straight chair was bought by her parents for my wife, Beatrice Ferslev, when she was four years old (in 1919). It was used specifically for her to sit on in the one-seated family automobile while her older sister sat between the parents and the younger sister sat on mother's lap.

The other three chairs were given to me after my *cousin's children outgrew them (about 1915). The training chair was a brown color – stain and varnish –; we never had the tray. The "kitchen" chair was red enamel. I remember the rocker as yellow – probably a stained or natural finish. When Uncle Abe Frei brought the training chair from Spokane, Washington, out to the ranch on Indian Prairie, he was embarassed; so he put it in a burlap bag. I named the chairs for ranch horses – Major (training chair), Queen (kitchen), and Flo (rocker) and drove them with string lines. The chair backs and rear legs still show the wear from being dragged across the floor. I still refer to them by name.

* Eva Cady Robinson
disposition
given to Carol Anne Grady 2007
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Bedroom set dresser
20140103_0009
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Gilbert
provenance
household of Gilbert and Lillie Cardinal from 1901, then household of Alton Cardinal, then household of Peter Cardinal
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#bedroom

Bedroom Set

The set – bed, dresser, comode – was new when my parents (Gilbert and Lillie Cardinal) were married in 1901. The bed no longer exists. The set is made of cherry wood. The dresser originally had a mirror in a frame so that the mirror could be tilted. My mother removed the frame and hung the mirror on the wall in the 1920's. The frame is gone, but the mirror was left in attic at 132 S. Oneida St. until Carl Sippel gave it to me in 1985. The bevel-edge mirror has a broken-out section which my mother concealled with picture post cards.

disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Double-bitted axe
(no photo)
category
fieldtools
family_branch
Cardinal_Gilbert
provenance
tools of Gilbert Cardinal prior to 1920, then tools of Alton Cardinal
note
axe was said to have been used to break ice on the spring in Oneida
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#field_tools

Field Tools

These tools belonged to my father, Gilbert Cardinal, prior to 1920. Most of them were probably in 1917 when we moved onto a farm at Oneida, Wisconsin.

  • Double-bitted axe (handle replaced about 1965)
  • Scythe
  • Wooden hand hay rake (I turned replacement teeth in 1985)
  • Garden spade
  • Two three-tined pitch forks
  • Corn knife
  • Post hole digger
  • Buck saw
  • Lantern
  • Short-handled square shovel (this was discarded by C&NW Ry in 1920's)
disposition
stolen winter 1992 from cabin at woods
(no photo)
Miniature tool set
20140103_0048
category
shoptools
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton
provenance
acquired by Alton Cardinal between 1927 and 1931, later workshop of Peter Cardinal
note
marked "Alty" on handle, note wooden threaded cap
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#shop_tools_2

Shop Tools

Acquired by me during high school years (1927-31) or before.

  • Work bench (made for me by my father)
  • Vise
  • Claw hammer (marked Alty on handle)
  • Push drill (Mr. Punch)
  • Auger bits for brace (6/16″, 8/16″, 10/16″)
  • Countersink bit
  • Twist bit (¼)
  • Brace
  • Marking guage
  • Try square
  • Large screw driver (square shank, wood handle) (bought for me by my Uncle Sam Cardinal)
  • Screw driver set (3 in 1)
  • Wooden handle containing may tools
  • Jack plane
  • Carpenter chisels (½″ ¾″)
  • Spoke shave
  • Hand cranked grinder
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Screwdriver
20140112_0001
category
shoptools
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton
provenance
acquired by Alton Cardinal between 1927 and 1931, later workshop of Peter Cardinal
note
marked "Alty"
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#shop_tools_2
[text shown above]
condition
excellent
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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