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  • Dr. Cyrus Sumner's Medical Supply Trunk
    Dr. Cyrus Sumner's Medical Supply Trunk
    Object       This wooden trunk, stained reddish brown, is believed to have contained the medical and surgical supplies of Dr. Cyrus Sumner (1772-1834). Sumner served as a surgeon in Niagara during the War of 1812 and was requested by Major-General Brock to accompany him to Detroit. He was also known to have ...
    Object     This wooden trunk, stained reddish brown, is believed to have contained the medical and surgical supplies of Dr. Cyrus Sumner (1772-1834). Sumner served as a surgeon in Niagara during the ...
    1812 History
    Grimsby Museum
  • Powder Horn- Dr. Cyrus Sumner
    Powder Horn- Dr. Cyrus Sumner
    Object       A powder horn with brass fittings at both ends. There is one brass ring remaining to which some material such as hide or leather would have been fastened for carrying purposes. At the narrow end there is also a small moveable "catch". It is believed that the powder horn was ...
    Object     A powder horn with brass fittings at both ends. There is one brass ring remaining to which some material such as hide or leather would have been fastened for carrying ...
    1812 History
    Grimsby Museum
  • Sword and Scabbard- Dr. Cyrus Sumner
    Sword and Scabbard- Dr. Cyrus Sumner
    Object       The origin of the sword is unknown and there are no distinct markings on it. It is believed however, that the sword would have been carried by the Light Cavalry (Light Dragoons and the Hussars). The sword has a steel blade and a wooden grip wrapped in leather and bounded ...
    Object     The origin of the sword is unknown and there are no distinct markings on it. It is believed however, that the sword would have been carried by the Light Cavalry ...
    1812 History
    Grimsby Museum
  • Chessboard- c.1800
    Chessboard- c.1800
    Object       A chessboard made of tooled leather with a blackgammon board inside. When folded, the board is made to look like a book. On the side is printed "History of Asia" with additional decorative designs. Penciled letters inside read "JWN" underlined with the price $1.50. Theory states that the board was ...
    Object     A chessboard made of tooled leather with a blackgammon board inside. When folded, the board is made to look like a book. On the side is printed "History of Asia" ...
    1812 History
    Grimsby Museum
  • War of 1812 Engravings: Fort George, Fort Niagara and Winfield Scott at Queenston
    War of 1812 Engravings: Fort George, Fort Niagara and Winfield Scott at Queenston
    Object       These are three engravings, most likely from a newspaper or other late 19th century literature, originally, and placed onto tiles. It is believed that they were taken from Winfield Scott's autobiography. They have been mounted onto a wooden plaque by the donor with the name of Ambrose Vannater(donor’s ancestor) inscribed ...
    Object     These are three engravings, most likely from a newspaper or other late 19th century literature, originally, and placed onto tiles. It is believed that they were taken from Winfield Scott's ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
  • Leather Document Box
    Leather Document Box
    Object       A white leather document box lined with an issue of The Bee newspaper.
    Object     A white leather document box lined with an issue of The Bee newspaper.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Clay Pipe with Masonic Insignia c.1800
    Clay Pipe with Masonic Insignia c.1800
    Object       A white clay pipe that has a Masonic insignia design on the bowl. The broken stem is two inches in length
    Object     A white clay pipe that has a Masonic insignia design on the bowl. The broken stem is two inches in length
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Stove Pipe Shako Plate c.1803-1812
    Stove Pipe Shako Plate c.1803-1812
    Object       This is a regulation issue plate for a stove pipe shako that was supplied to infantry regulars between 1803 and 1812. There is a Hanoverian crown on the crest with the “GR” cipher of George III surrounded by a Garter containing the motto of the Royal family. The motto is ...
    Object     This is a regulation issue plate for a stove pipe shako that was supplied to infantry regulars between 1803 and 1812. There is a Hanoverian crown on the crest with ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Glengarry Light Infantry Cross Belt Plate c.1812-1816
    Glengarry Light Infantry Cross Belt Plate c.1812-1816
    Object       This is a square cross belt plate of the Glengarry Light Infantry, a Canadian Provincial Corps. It has a scotch thistle in the centre with “GLENGARRY LIGHT INFANTRY” inscribed around it. The Glengarry Light Infantry participated at the following engagements: Salmon River, Ogdensburg, York, Fort George, Sackett’s Harbour, Oswego, Lundy’s ...
    Object     This is a square cross belt plate of the Glengarry Light Infantry, a Canadian Provincial Corps. It has a scotch thistle in the centre with “GLENGARRY LIGHT INFANTRY” inscribed around ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment Cross Belt Plate c.1812
    1st (Royal Scots) Regiment Cross Belt Plate c.1812
    Object       This is a brass cross belt plate of the 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment. It is rectangular with an oval scotch thistle in the centre with lettering (illegible) around it and a crown on top. There is also a banner at the bottom. The belt plate measures 5.5cm x7cm and 2 ...
    Object     This is a brass cross belt plate of the 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment. It is rectangular with an oval scotch thistle in the centre with lettering (illegible) around it and ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • 6th Regiment of Foot Cross Belt Plate- c.1812-1814
    6th Regiment of Foot Cross Belt Plate- c.1812-1814
    Objectcomment       This is the cross belt plate of the 6th Regiment of Foot (1st Warwickshire). It is oval shaped with “1st. Warwickshire” engraved around the edge. In the centre is an antelope with one foreleg raised and a chain at the neck falling to the ground. Just below this is engraved ...
    Objectcomment     This is the cross belt plate of the 6th Regiment of Foot (1st Warwickshire). It is oval shaped with “1st. Warwickshire” engraved around the edge. In the centre is an ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Regiment De Watteville Cross Belt Plate
    Regiment De Watteville Cross Belt Plate
    Object       This rectangular brass cross belt plate is stamped with a crown and “GR” cipher with an inscription: “MAIDA” (above crown) and “Reg. de. Watteville” (below cipher) This was a regiment of Swiss mercenaries in the British Service. Commanding officers included Abraham-Louis-Charles de Watteville (May-September 1813), Carl Vicktor Fischer (October 1813-December ...
    Object     This rectangular brass cross belt plate is stamped with a crown and “GR” cipher with an inscription: “MAIDA” (above crown) and “Reg. de. Watteville” (below cipher) This was a regiment ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • British Shako Plate- c. 1811
    British Shako Plate- c. 1811
    Objectcomment       This is a shako plate for an 1811 model or stovepipe shako. It is broken in five places so it is fastened together with straight pins to a piece of cardboard. It has the GR cipher of George III in the center with a raised outer edge.
    Objectcomment     This is a shako plate for an 1811 model or stovepipe shako. It is broken in five places so it is fastened together with straight pins to a piece of ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Black Leather Sword Belt c. 1812-1814
    Black Leather Sword Belt c. 1812-1814
    Object       This is a sword belt made of black leather with five large brass lion heads and four smaller lion heads on the buckles.
    Object     This is a sword belt made of black leather with five large brass lion heads and four smaller lion heads on the buckles.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • White Leather Sword Belt
    White Leather Sword Belt
    Object       A military sword belt that is made of white leather with a brass buckle. The buckle has an inscription which states “ E.B. Tupper” in script.
    Object     A military sword belt that is made of white leather with a brass buckle. The buckle has an inscription which states “ E.B. Tupper” in script.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Military Cockade c.1812-1814
    Military Cockade c.1812-1814
    Object       This is a military cockade that is made up of black pleated material and measures 7 cm in diameter. It has six rows that gather in the center with a small brass button. It was placed on the side of a hat worn by James Thompson of Whirlpool farm in ...
    Object     This is a military cockade that is made up of black pleated material and measures 7 cm in diameter. It has six rows that gather in the center with a ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Royal Marines Button- 1814
    Royal Marines Button- 1814
    Object       This is the uniform button of the Royal Marines. There is a raised anchor in the centre with a laurel wreath around the bottom half and the name of the regiment across the top. The metal button is 2cm in diameter and was possibly gilded. The first and second battalion ...
    Object     This is the uniform button of the Royal Marines. There is a raised anchor in the centre with a laurel wreath around the bottom half and the name of the ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Royal Newfoundland Regiment of Fencible Infantry Button- c. 1812
    Royal Newfoundland Regiment of Fencible Infantry Button- c. 1812
    Object       A uniform button of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. There is a raised design of a lion in the center standing on a length of cord with one leg pointed upward. There is also a crown at the top and the name of the regiment on a band around the outside ...
    Object     A uniform button of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. There is a raised design of a lion in the center standing on a length of cord with one leg pointed upward. ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Plain Officer's Buttons c. 1812
    Plain Officer's Buttons c. 1812
    Object       These are plain Officers’ buttons believed to be from the War of 1812.
    Object     These are plain Officers’ buttons believed to be from the War of 1812.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • British Army Overcoat Button c.1812-1814
    British Army Overcoat Button c.1812-1814
    Object       These are overcoat buttons from the British army. The metal buttons have no markings and measure 2.3cm in diameter.
    Object     These are overcoat buttons from the British army. The metal buttons have no markings and measure 2.3cm in diameter.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
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