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  • Beacon Kerosene Lamp
    Beacon Kerosene Lamp
    Image       Old and rusted. The base held kerosene, a flammable liquid. The glass chimney was temporarily lifted in order for the wick to be lite with a match and fueled with the kerosene before it was placed back down.
    Image     Old and rusted. The base held kerosene, a flammable liquid. The glass chimney was temporarily lifted in order for the wick to be lite with a match and fueled with ...
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
  • Fireplace Cover
    Fireplace Cover
    Image       Made of cast iron. Large. Ornate metalwork.
    Image     Made of cast iron. Large. Ornate metalwork.
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
  • Wooden Toy Musket
    Wooden Toy Musket
    Image       Wooden toy muskets were also used as training tools for military recruits; including those in World War I due to a shortage of real rifles to train with.
    Image     Wooden toy muskets were also used as training tools for military recruits; including those in World War I due to a shortage of real rifles to train with.
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
  • Railway Messenger Hoop Stick
    Railway Messenger Hoop Stick
    Image       Large. Made of wood. Large hoop on the end, which was where messages were looped to pass on between the telegrapher and the engineer or conductor of the train. This was done when the train was passing by but not stopping.
    Image     Large. Made of wood. Large hoop on the end, which was where messages were looped to pass on between the telegrapher and the engineer or conductor of the train. This ...
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
  • Board Game
    Board Game
    Image       “The Game of Cobourg” is a monopoly-style Wheeler-Dealer game that was personalized with the local businesses of Cobourg as a fundraising and marketing tool. Instead of purchasing buildings, however, players would invest in a commodity futures exchange and the dice was used to determine profits or losses.
    Image     “The Game of Cobourg” is a monopoly-style Wheeler-Dealer game that was personalized with the local businesses of Cobourg as a fundraising and marketing tool. Instead of purchasing buildings, however, players ...
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
  • Electric Iron -Travel Sized
    Electric Iron -Travel Sized
    Image       This iron is a travel iron, roughly 6 inches in length.
    Image     This iron is a travel iron, roughly 6 inches in length.
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
  • Keys to the Cobourg Car Ferry
    Keys to the Cobourg Car Ferry
    Image       2 keys from Ontario Car Ferry No. 2. The skeleton shaped key has a fob that is engraved with, “Ontario Car Ferry No. 2. 10. Cobourg ONT”. The other key has a fob which states, “Ontario Car Ferry No. 2. E 2 R. Cobourg ONT”.
    Image     2 keys from Ontario Car Ferry No. 2. The skeleton shaped key has a fob that is engraved with, “Ontario Car Ferry No. 2. 10. Cobourg ONT”. The other key ...
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
  • Block Ice Tongs
    Block Ice Tongs
    Image       Used to pick up blocks of ice, typically 1'x1', after they were cut.
    Image     Used to pick up blocks of ice, typically 1'x1', after they were cut.
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
  • Oil Lamp
    Oil Lamp
    Image       Separates into 3 parts: the brass base, the glass and steel burner and the glass chimney. Inscribed with “White Flame Light Co. Grand Rapids Mich [Michigan]”.
    Image     Separates into 3 parts: the brass base, the glass and steel burner and the glass chimney. Inscribed with “White Flame Light Co. Grand Rapids Mich [Michigan]”.
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
  • Remembrance Day Commemorative Coin Display
    Remembrance Day Commemorative Coin Display
    Image       One commemorative 2010 Remembrance Day Coin inside of a specially designed cardboard package/holder. There appears to have been 3 coins at one point, but two are missing. These specialty coins served to commemorate WWII and acted as a fundraising tool; for every pack sold $5 was donated to the Military ...
    Image     One commemorative 2010 Remembrance Day Coin inside of a specially designed cardboard package/holder. There appears to have been 3 coins at one point, but two are missing. These specialty coins ...
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
  • Cutting of Floral Tablecloth
    Cutting of Floral Tablecloth
    Imagemystery       Made of fabric. Medium sized. Floral embroideries on the front. One edge stitched, the other cut/torn.
    Imagemystery     Made of fabric. Medium sized. Floral embroideries on the front. One edge stitched, the other cut/torn.
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
  • Game of Cobourg Cards
    Game of Cobourg Cards
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  • Model of South Bethesda United Church
    Model of South Bethesda United Church
    Image       This is a model of South Bethesda United Church on Dale Road. It was built by Sandy Campbell in honour of the church's 150th Anniversary. It is currently with us on loan.
    Image     This is a model of South Bethesda United Church on Dale Road. It was built by Sandy Campbell in honour of the church's 150th Anniversary. It is currently with us ...
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
  • Victoria Hall Commemorative Plate
    Victoria Hall Commemorative Plate
    Image       Made of porcelain. Medium-sized plate. Depicts Victoria Hall. Photo taken by Barry Schneider. On the back of the plate there is a note on the history of the Hall. From Schneider Enterprises & Gifts Ltd. Woodstock, Ontario. The second in a limited edition series.
    Image     Made of porcelain. Medium-sized plate. Depicts Victoria Hall. Photo taken by Barry Schneider. On the back of the plate there is a note on the history of the Hall. From ...
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
  • Cobourg Hospital Rubber Stamp
    Cobourg Hospital Rubber Stamp
    Image       An “Ontario Hospital Cobourg” rubber stamp with a red handle. Appears to be for reception/administration purposes.
    Image     An “Ontario Hospital Cobourg” rubber stamp with a red handle. Appears to be for reception/administration purposes.
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
  • Native Canadian Chert Arrowhead
    Native Canadian Chert Arrowhead
    Image       Made of chert and possibly native copper. This piece is speculated to be between 2,200 – 8,000 years old.
    Image     Made of chert and possibly native copper. This piece is speculated to be between 2,200 – 8,000 years old.
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
  • Memorial Leaflet
    Memorial Leaflet
    Image       A small, decorative leaflet in memory of Alexander Morrison, the late husband of Elizabeth Anthony, who was killed in action in France during WWI.
    Image     A small, decorative leaflet in memory of Alexander Morrison, the late husband of Elizabeth Anthony, who was killed in action in France during WWI.
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
  • Lydia Pinkham's Penolin
    Lydia Pinkham's Penolin
    Image       12 bottles; 6 full-sized and 6 trial sized. Containing a medicine for muscular pains. Made of glass, in cardboard box inscribed “Look! Free Trial Offer. A new, fast-acting liniment. Penolin (with “quadrasept”). See details on side panel.........etc....” The bottles are still full. Would not recommend ingesting, inhaling or touching the ...
    Image     12 bottles; 6 full-sized and 6 trial sized. Containing a medicine for muscular pains. Made of glass, in cardboard box inscribed “Look! Free Trial Offer. A new, fast-acting liniment. Penolin ...
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
  • Railway Spike
    Railway Spike
    Image       No marks or documents to indicate where this spike came from.
    Image     No marks or documents to indicate where this spike came from.
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
  • Machete
    Machete
    Imagemystery       Very rusty; do not touch the blade. Modern make. Old, weathered handle. Chipped blade.
    Imagemystery     Very rusty; do not touch the blade. Modern make. Old, weathered handle. Chipped blade.
    Cobourg Museum Foundation
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