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Category: RANDOM — Family Branch: RANDOM
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
Wooden spatula
20150421_0004
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton_Beatrice
provenance
made by Alton Cardinal, probably in 1970s or 1980s
condition
excellent
disposition
currently owned as of April 2015
20150421_0006
Carved wooden pear
20140125_4726
category
art
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton
provenance
made by Alton Cardinal for Beatrice Cardinal, date unknown
note
displayed with wooden plums and wooden fruit bowl
disposition
given to Carol Anne Grady 2005
20140125_4727 20140125_4731
Sewing rocker
(no photo)
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Gilbert
provenance
unknown origin, household of Lillie Strahl Cardinal, then household of Alton and Beatrice Cardinal
notebook_reference
OldThings.html#sewing_rocker

Sewing Chair

This low wooden rocker belonged to my mother, Lillie Strahl Cardinal (1877- 1948). I don't know when or how it was acquired, but I remember it as an old chair when I was a child.

Originally, the chair was finished with a dark brown stain and had a brown cane seat (fragments of the cane are still there). In the late 1920's, Mother installed a dime store plywood replacement seat. At some time, one of the six back splints was broken; I removed the opposite one to maintain symmetry when I painted the chair gray in the 1950's.

disposition
unknown
Slide rule
20190102_0967
category
household
family_branch
Cardinal_Peter
provenance
purchased by Peter Cardinal middle to late 1960s
maker_mark
"NO. 587", "Sterling Slide Rule", "Made in U.S.A."
note
reversible slide with additional scales
note
marked "Peter Cardinal" on reverse
condition
excellent
disposition
currently owned as of January 2018
20190102_0968 20190102_0969
Workbench
20140109_0010
category
shoptools
family_branch
Cardinal_Alton
provenance
made by Gilbert Cardinal for Alton Cardinal between 1927 and 1931, later workshop of Peter Cardinal
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
20140109_0006 20140109_0007 20140109_0009

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