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  • Double Cruise Lamp
    Double Cruise Lamp
    Object       This Phoebe lamp is one of the earliest types of lamps that had been used in the colonies during the 17th century to early 19th century. The lamp consists of two small iron bowls with spouts, one hanging above the other. The bowls are attached and hung by an iron ...
    Object     This Phoebe lamp is one of the earliest types of lamps that had been used in the colonies during the 17th century to early 19th century. The lamp consists of ...
    1812 History
    St. Catharines Museum
  • Powder Flask
    Powder Flask
    Object       A powder flask of the type used during the War of 1812. A pear shaped container carved from horn in two halves which are riveted together around the flattened edges. The horn has a smooth, shiny surface and ranges in colour from yellow-green to dark green. The measuring spout on ...
    Object     A powder flask of the type used during the War of 1812. A pear shaped container carved from horn in two halves which are riveted together around the flattened edges. ...
    1812 History
    St. Catharines Museum
  • Musketball Mould
    Musketball Mould
    Object       This type of musketball mould was made pre-1830 or earlier and would have been used during that time. An iron, plier-like tool with two handles. At the end of each handle is a semi-spherical mould. When brought together the moulds create a complete sphere, except for a small circular opening ...
    Object     This type of musketball mould was made pre-1830 or earlier and would have been used during that time. An iron, plier-like tool with two handles. At the end of each ...
    1812 History
    St. Catharines Museum
  • Grapeshot
    Grapeshot
    Object       This is an example of ammunition used in artillery during the War of 1812. Commonly termed a grapeshot, this round grayish ball of lead has a circumference of 3 3/4 inches. The surface is not smooth and ranges in color from gray, brown to rust. Grapeshot was made up of ...
    Object     This is an example of ammunition used in artillery during the War of 1812. Commonly termed a grapeshot, this round grayish ball of lead has a circumference of 3 3/4 ...
    1812 History
    St. Catharines Museum
  • Cannonball
    Cannonball
    Object       This type of cannon ball was used during the War of 1812. This round, black ball of iron has a pitted surface and is 14 1/2 inches in circumference and 5 inches in diameter. There is a 4 mm wide and a 10.5 cm long gouge in the surface of ...
    Object     This type of cannon ball was used during the War of 1812. This round, black ball of iron has a pitted surface and is 14 1/2 inches in circumference and ...
    1812 History
    St. Catharines Museum
  • Grapeshot
    Grapeshot
    Objectcomment       This type of ammunition, known as a grapeshot, was used in artillery during the War of 1812. A round black ball of iron with a pitted surface, this grapeshot has a circumference of 4 1/8 inches. Grapeshot was made up of canvas bags that held a large number of iron ...
    Objectcomment     This type of ammunition, known as a grapeshot, was used in artillery during the War of 1812. A round black ball of iron with a pitted surface, this grapeshot has ...
    1812 History
    St. Catharines Museum
  • Cannonball
    Cannonball
    Object       A cannonball of this type would have been used during the War of 1812. This brown, iron cannonball is 16 inches in circumference and approximately 5 inches in diameter. The surface is of the cannonball is pitted. There is a band that goes around the entire circumference of the cannonball ...
    Object     A cannonball of this type would have been used during the War of 1812. This brown, iron cannonball is 16 inches in circumference and approximately 5 inches in diameter. The ...
    1812 History
    St. Catharines Museum
  • Musketball Mould
    Musketball Mould
    Object       A musketball mould of the type made and used pre-1830. An iron, plier-like tool with two handles. At the end of each handle is a mini-pan with semi-spherical moulds inside. When the two handles are brought together the moulds create a complete sphere, except for a small circular opening to ...
    Object     A musketball mould of the type made and used pre-1830. An iron, plier-like tool with two handles. At the end of each handle is a mini-pan with semi-spherical moulds inside. ...
    1812 History
    St. Catharines Museum
  • Musket ball
    Musket ball
    Object       This type ammunition was used in a musket during the War of 1812. A small round silver ball of lead, this musket ball is 2 1/8 inches in circumference. The surface is shiny and smooth with a visible cast mark is on the surface. The bottom of the musket ball ...
    Object     This type ammunition was used in a musket during the War of 1812. A small round silver ball of lead, this musket ball is 2 1/8 inches in circumference. The ...
    1812 History
    St. Catharines Museum
  • Copper Pot
    Copper Pot
    Object       Copper kettle used during the early 19th century. The kettle is from George Macnoe's estate and was previously owned by a relative in New York who died around the time of the War of 1812. The copper pot has a removable lid with a handle in the center of the ...
    Object     Copper kettle used during the early 19th century. The kettle is from George Macnoe's estate and was previously owned by a relative in New York who died around the time ...
    1812 History
    St. Catharines Museum
  • Chamberstick
    Chamberstick
    Object       A candleholder used during the 18th and 19th centuries. Black, metal (tin) candleholder, approximately 4 5/8 inches tall. The bottom is a round shallow dish approximately 5 3/4 inches x 5 3/4 inches. Inn the center of the dish is a narrow candlestick holder approximately 1 3/4 inches in diameter, ...
    Object     A candleholder used during the 18th and 19th centuries. Black, metal (tin) candleholder, approximately 4 5/8 inches tall. The bottom is a round shallow dish approximately 5 3/4 inches x ...
    1812 History
    St. Catharines Museum
  • Eyeglasses ca.1830's
    Eyeglasses ca.1830's
    Object       Eyeglasses from the 1830's. A thin, silver, metal framed pair of glasses. Two round metal frames are formed around round glass lenses. There are 2 arms, each of which are hinged to the side of the round frames. The arms are thin, straight metal that widen slightly near the bottom ...
    Object     Eyeglasses from the 1830's. A thin, silver, metal framed pair of glasses. Two round metal frames are formed around round glass lenses. There are 2 arms, each of which are ...
    St. Catharines Museum
  • Candle Lantern
    Candle Lantern
    Object       This circa 1825 lantern is rather rare. It is a black, cylindrical tin lantern with a conical top. There is a moveable handle on the top with a circular loop. There is also a tin handle on the side. The lantern has a hinged door with a latch and a ...
    Object     This circa 1825 lantern is rather rare. It is a black, cylindrical tin lantern with a conical top. There is a moveable handle on the top with a circular loop. ...
    St. Catharines Museum
  • Socket Bayonet
    Socket Bayonet
    Object       This Land/India Pattern bayonet was produced by the British Government ca. 1730-1815. This type of bayonet was used during the War of 1812. With a 17 inch blade and flat top, the bayonet gradually narrows to a point to form a triangular shape. The socket of the bayonet is a ...
    Object     This Land/India Pattern bayonet was produced by the British Government ca. 1730-1815. This type of bayonet was used during the War of 1812. With a 17 inch blade and flat ...
    1812 History
    St. Catharines Museum
  • Leather Fire Bucket
    Leather Fire Bucket
    Object       A leather bucket used to put out fires. This type bucket was used in the 1820's and may have been from the St.Catharines area. The black, leather bucket is approximately 12 inches in height, 9 inches in length and 8.5 inches wide. The number "1822" is painted in white on ...
    Object     A leather bucket used to put out fires. This type bucket was used in the 1820's and may have been from the St.Catharines area. The black, leather bucket is approximately ...
    St. Catharines Museum
  • On the Main Street - 1968
    On the Main Street - 1968
    Object       THANK-YOU CARD FOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK
    Object     THANK-YOU CARD FOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK
    Kawartha Lakes Public Library
  • Wooden Replica of Tramway, ca 1950, part of Blind River sawmill site, (Created by Joe Sarazin)
    Wooden Replica of Tramway, ca 1950, part of Blind River sawmill site, (Created by Joe Sarazin)
    Object       This is a hand created replica of a wooden tramway which was used for the horses to travel toward the greenway at the sawmill. The logs would be unloaded and travel up the greenway into the sawmill building to be sawed by the sawyer. Tramways were often a place where ...
    Object     This is a hand created replica of a wooden tramway which was used for the horses to travel toward the greenway at the sawmill. The logs would be unloaded and ...
    Timber Village Museum
  • Military General Service Medal
    Military General Service Medal
    Object       The Military General Service Medal was not authorized until 1847, 34 years after the last battle it commemorates due to the objections of Wellington. Queen Victoria is depicted on the reverse of the medal, eventhough she was only a girl at the time of the fighting. In order for soldiers ...
    Object     The Military General Service Medal was not authorized until 1847, 34 years after the last battle it commemorates due to the objections of Wellington. Queen Victoria is depicted on the ...
    1812 History
    St. Catharines Museum
  • Waterloo Medal
    Waterloo Medal
    Object       This was the first group of medals issued by the British Government to all soldiers present at a battle, even to those who were below the rank of Officer. In the past only the commanding General was awarded medals. It was issued in 1815 for the Battle of Waterloo. This ...
    Object     This was the first group of medals issued by the British Government to all soldiers present at a battle, even to those who were below the rank of Officer. In ...
    1812 History
    St. Catharines Museum
  • Flintlock Pistol
    Flintlock Pistol
    Object       This type of Flintlock Pistol was used during the War of 1812. The pistol is 6 3/4 inches from the stock to the end of the barrel. The barrel itself is metal and is 2 3/4 inch long with a 1/2 inch diameter. The pistol has a wooden handle, trigger ...
    Object     This type of Flintlock Pistol was used during the War of 1812. The pistol is 6 3/4 inches from the stock to the end of the barrel. The barrel itself ...
    1812 History
    St. Catharines Museum
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