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  • 1812-era Musket Ball Mold
    1812-era Musket Ball Mold
    Objectcomment       This handheld bullet ball mold was carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It was used with the famous British "Brown Bess" Land Pattern Musket, and provided soldiers with a small, portable means to create balls. This ...
    Objectcomment     This handheld bullet ball mold was carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It was used with ...
    County of Brant Public Library
  • Sherlock Manning Player Piano
    Sherlock Manning Player Piano
    Objectcomment       Also known as a pianola, or an autopiano, this instrument contained a pneumatic or electrical mechanism that operated the piano action via pre-programmed music perforated paper, or in rare instances, metallic rolls.
    Objectcomment     Also known as a pianola, or an autopiano, this instrument contained a pneumatic or electrical mechanism that operated the piano action via pre-programmed music perforated paper, or in rare instances, ...
    Schreiber Heritage & Tourism Committee
  • Musket Action Piece
    Musket Action Piece
    Objectcomment       This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Objectcomment     This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Musket Action Piece
    Musket Action Piece
    Objectcomment       This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Objectcomment     This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Royal Regiment of Artillery Buttons
    Royal Regiment of Artillery Buttons
    Objectcomment       Button has three raised cannon balls in a horizontal row across the top and three raised cannons in a vertical row that are set in a shield. It is believed that this button is from the War of 1812. Diameters are 1.7 cm and 1.4 cm. There were four companies ...
    Objectcomment     Button has three raised cannon balls in a horizontal row across the top and three raised cannons in a vertical row that are set in a shield. It is believed ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Lord Wellington and Brittania Coin 1814
    Lord Wellington and Brittania Coin 1814
    Objectcomment       This copper coin is inscribed “Wellington” with a profile of Lord Wellington on one side. The reverse side has a laurel wreath with Britannia seated. It is a Wellington half penny, dated 1814 and is 2 cm in diameter. It was found in the Niagara-on-the-Lake/Queenston area.
    Objectcomment     This copper coin is inscribed “Wellington” with a profile of Lord Wellington on one side. The reverse side has a laurel wreath with Britannia seated. It is a Wellington half ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Cross Belt Plate Fragment- c. 1812
    Cross Belt Plate Fragment- c. 1812
    Objectcomment       This is a piece of a cross belt plate which can be found at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Objectcomment     This is a piece of a cross belt plate which can be found at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Ships, Colonies and Commerce Token
    Ships, Colonies and Commerce Token
    Objectcomment       This is a copper token coin that has Ships, Colonies and Commerce written on one side and three masted schooners facing left on the other with a beaded rim. The coin measures 2.5 cm in diameter
    Objectcomment     This is a copper token coin that has Ships, Colonies and Commerce written on one side and three masted schooners facing left on the other with a beaded rim. The ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Royal Sappers and Miners Button
    Royal Sappers and Miners Button
    Objectcomment       A Royal Sappers and Miners button believed to be from the War of 1812 era. There was no overall commanding officer but there was a battalion from July 1812 to February 1815. It is believed that they at the following locations: Oswego Fort Erie Bladensburg Washington Godley Wood Plattsburg New ...
    Objectcomment     A Royal Sappers and Miners button believed to be from the War of 1812 era. There was no overall commanding officer but there was a battalion from July 1812 to ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Cannon Balls
    Cannon Balls
    Objectcomment       These are cannon balls from the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Objectcomment     These are cannon balls from the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Small Cannon Shot and Musket Balls- c. 1812
    Small Cannon Shot and Musket Balls- c. 1812
    Objectcomment       These are various sizes of small cannon shot and musket balls from the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Objectcomment     These are various sizes of small cannon shot and musket balls from the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • 49th Regiment of Foot, Button c.1802-1814
    49th Regiment of Foot, Button c.1802-1814
    Objectcomment       The button is made of metal, possibly pewter and measures 2 cm in diameter. The face of the button has the number “49” raised in the center. The 49th Regiment of Foot came to Canada in 1803 and was the Regiment under the command of Isaac Brock previous to his ...
    Objectcomment     The button is made of metal, possibly pewter and measures 2 cm in diameter. The face of the button has the number “49” raised in the center. The 49th Regiment ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Steel Sabre and Scabbard
    Steel Sabre and Scabbard
    Objectcomment       The sabre and scabbard are curved steel that has since rusted. The scabbard has two steel bands with two rings attached and a rounded tip. It has “OSBORNE & GUNBY, BIRM.” inscribed on the base. The sword looks as though it used to have leather wrapped around the wood handle ...
    Objectcomment     The sabre and scabbard are curved steel that has since rusted. The scabbard has two steel bands with two rings attached and a rounded tip. It has “OSBORNE & GUNBY, ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • 1st American Regiment Queen’s Rangers Button
    1st American Regiment Queen’s Rangers Button
    Objectcomment       This is a button from the 1st American Regiment Queen’s Rangers. There is a crown on top with “1A” just below and a leaf motif under this. “QUEEN’S RANGERS” is also around the outside edge. There is a piece broken away as well. This item can be found at the ...
    Objectcomment     This is a button from the 1st American Regiment Queen’s Rangers. There is a crown on top with “1A” just below and a leaf motif under this. “QUEEN’S RANGERS” is ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Horse Shoes and Spur Unearthed from Niagara's Battlefields
    Horse Shoes and Spur Unearthed from Niagara's Battlefields
    Objectcomment       Horse shoes and spur that were found during an archeological dig at one of Niagara’s Battlefields.
    Objectcomment     Horse shoes and spur that were found during an archeological dig at one of Niagara’s Battlefields.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • British Red Coat Uniform Fragment
    British Red Coat Uniform Fragment
    Objectcomment       This is a fragment of a British red coat uniform that was unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. c.1812
    Objectcomment     This is a fragment of a British red coat uniform that was unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. c.1812
    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
  • Wedding Gown Belonging to Jennett (Janet) Cooper Thompson
    Wedding Gown Belonging to Jennett (Janet) Cooper Thompson
    Objectcomment       This is a hand sewn silk wedding gown in an old rose shade with an empire waist. There is a drawstring at the neck and under the bust with straps over the shoulders and no sleeves. There is also a band of silk in a lighter tan colour that extends ...
    Objectcomment     This is a hand sewn silk wedding gown in an old rose shade with an empire waist. There is a drawstring at the neck and under the bust with straps ...
    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
  • Military Red Silk Sash
    Military Red Silk Sash
    Objectcomment       This is a maroon military sash that includes yellow thread of the ends. It is believed to have been worn by Major Wm. Adams. It is fringed on both ends.
    Objectcomment     This is a maroon military sash that includes yellow thread of the ends. It is believed to have been worn by Major Wm. Adams. It is fringed on both ends.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
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