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Category: RANDOM — Family Branch: RANDOM
Block plane
20140108_0060
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″)
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Hoe
20140809_0016
category
fieldtools
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton
provenence
origin unknown, garden tools of Alton Cardinal, then Peter Cardinal
note
normal hoe reshaped by wear and filing by Alton Cardinal over decades of use
disposition
currently owned as of August 2014
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Thread box
20140107_4608
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton_Beatrice
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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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
20140106_0034
Oneida-style basket
20140626_0048
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton_Beatrice
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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Korean art items
1965_0129
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton_Beatrice
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
Carved wooden rocking Joseph and Mary
20140125_4734
category
art
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton
provenance
made by Alton Cardinal for Beatrice Cardinal in 1994
maker_mark
autograph notations by artist "Birch", "ALC", "1994"
disposition
given to Carol Anne Grady 2005
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Bedroom set mirror
20140103_0010
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Gilbert
provenance
household of Gilbert and Lillie Cardinal from 1901, remaining in house after their deaths until 1985, 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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Match box
(no photo)
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Gilbert
provenance
origin unknown, household of Gilbert and Lillie Cardinal in 1920s, then remained in house after their deaths, then household of Alton Cardinal
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#matchbox

Match Box

This match box was used by my parents for many years. I don't know its origin, but I remember it in the basement at 132 South Oneida Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin, from the mid-1920's. It was mounted near the furnace and remained there when the house was sold to Carl and Marian Sippel in 1950 or 1951. They continued to use the box for matches in the basement until 1982. They gave it to me for Christmas 1982. It continues in use for matches beside our Franklin stove.

The box is wall-mounted of cast iron, and is of self-closing design. It measures about 3¾″ × 2¼ × 1″ – just right for a handful of wooden kitchen matches. These words are cast on the lid: Self Closing – for matches &c. – Patented Dec. 20, 1864 – D.N & Co. – New Haven. The bottom is made rough as a place to scratch the matches. The remainder is coated with black enamel.

In 1983, I removed the original enamel and recoated it with new black enamel.

disposition
sold with house at 412 North Locust Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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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Vise
20140109_0001
category
shoptools
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton
provenance
acquired by Alton Cardinal between 1927 and 1931, later workshop of Peter Cardinal
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#shop_tools_2
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maker_mark
"MORGAN VISE CO CHICAGO", "No 10-A SOLID NUT VISE"
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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Spoke shave
20140108_0006
category
shoptools
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton
provenance
acquired by Alton Cardinal between 1927 and 1931, later workshop of Peter Cardinal
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#shop_tools_2
[text shown above]
condition
excellent
disposition
currently owned as of January 2014
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