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  • Trivet- c.1820
    Trivet- c.1820
    Object       A heart-shaped trivet believed to have been made by Jacob Honsberger.
    Object     A heart-shaped trivet believed to have been made by Jacob Honsberger.
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Stool- c. 1800
    Stool- c. 1800
    Object       Household stool made of wood.
    Object     Household stool made of wood.
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Cupboard- c. 1820
    Cupboard- c. 1820
    Object       Walnut cupboard believed to have belonged to Jacob Fry.
    Object     Walnut cupboard believed to have belonged to Jacob Fry.
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Tall Case Clock- c. 1750-1820
    Tall Case Clock- c. 1750-1820
    Object       This clock, found in the Jacob Fry home, is dated c.1750. The case is dated c. 1820.
    Object     This clock, found in the Jacob Fry home, is dated c.1750. The case is dated c. 1820.
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Corner Cupboard- c. 1820
    Corner Cupboard- c. 1820
    Object       Walnut corner cupboard believed to have been made by Jacob Fry.
    Object     Walnut corner cupboard believed to have been made by Jacob Fry.
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Cupboard- c. 1820
    Cupboard- c. 1820
    Object       This pine cupboard, located within the Jacob Fry house, features painted graining.
    Object     This pine cupboard, located within the Jacob Fry house, features painted graining.
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Corner Cupboard- 1815
    Corner Cupboard- 1815
    Object       This is a built in cupboard from the Jacob Fry house. Fry was known to be a cabinetmaker.
    Object     This is a built in cupboard from the Jacob Fry house. Fry was known to be a cabinetmaker.
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Hanging Corner Cupboard- 1815
    Hanging Corner Cupboard- 1815
    Object       A cupboard within the Jacob Fry home. This cupboard was most likely used for storage of the bible and other religious items.
    Object     A cupboard within the Jacob Fry home. This cupboard was most likely used for storage of the bible and other religious items.
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Light Fixture- c.1815
    Light Fixture- c.1815
    Object       This lighting fixture is unique to the Fry House and was originally designed for "task" lighting. A Betty lamp would be attached to the end and the light could be moved all around the room. It also moves up and down which made it easier for focusing light on specific ...
    Object     This lighting fixture is unique to the Fry House and was originally designed for "task" lighting. A Betty lamp would be attached to the end and the light could be ...
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Jacob Fry House- 1815
    Jacob Fry House- 1815
    Object       This house was built by Jacob Fry and is based on the medieval architectural style.
    Object     This house was built by Jacob Fry and is based on the medieval architectural style.
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Cross Belt Plate- 49th Regiment of Foot
    Cross Belt Plate- 49th Regiment of Foot
    Object       This brass cross belt plate is oval shaped and stamped with a "49". This number symbolizes the 49th Regiment of Foot, the Royal Hertfordshires. The 49th Regiment is perhaps the most well known of those who fought in the War of 1812. The 49th first came to Canada in 1803 ...
    Object     This brass cross belt plate is oval shaped and stamped with a "49". This number symbolizes the 49th Regiment of Foot, the Royal Hertfordshires. The 49th Regiment is perhaps the ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
  • Cross Belt Plate- Royal Newfoundland Regiment
    Cross Belt Plate- Royal Newfoundland Regiment
    Object       This is an oblong, convex brass plate for a soldier’s cross belt from 1803-1812. It is stamped with the cipher “GR” and “Royal Newfoundland Regiment”. This regiment served in Niagara during the War of 1812 and were present for the attack on Fort George in May 1813. The Royal Newfoundland ...
    Object     This is an oblong, convex brass plate for a soldier’s cross belt from 1803-1812. It is stamped with the cipher “GR” and “Royal Newfoundland Regiment”. This regiment served in Niagara ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
  • Cross Belt Plate- Regiment de. Watteville
    Cross Belt Plate- Regiment de. Watteville
    Object       This rectangular bass plate is stamped with a crown and “GR” cipher with an inscription: “MAIDA” (above crown) and “Reg. de. Watteville” (below cipher). This item is from a cross belt of a uniform of a Regiment of Swiss mercenaries in the British Service, possibly led by Lieutenant Colonel Victor ...
    Object     This rectangular bass plate is stamped with a crown and “GR” cipher with an inscription: “MAIDA” (above crown) and “Reg. de. Watteville” (below cipher). This item is from a cross ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
  • 18th Century Military Officer's Sash
    18th Century Military Officer's Sash
    Object       This an eighteenth century officer’s woven silk maroon sash with tassels on the ends.
    Object     This an eighteenth century officer’s woven silk maroon sash with tassels on the ends.
    1812 History
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
  • Cross Belt Plate- Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles
    Cross Belt Plate- Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles
    Object       This brass cross belt plate was fashioned to represent the Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles. The rectangular plate is stamped with the initials “GLI” and the number one for 1st Battalion. There is also a thistle motif stamped in the centre. Raised in December of 1811, the Glengarry Light Infantry was ...
    Object     This brass cross belt plate was fashioned to represent the Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles. The rectangular plate is stamped with the initials “GLI” and the number one for 1st Battalion. ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
  • Cross Belt Plate- 41st Regiment of Foot
    Cross Belt Plate- 41st Regiment of Foot
    Object       This brass cross belt plate is stamped "41" and a crown which was created to represent the Forty-first Regiment of Foot, also known as the Welsh Regiment.The first battalion came to Canada from Ireland in 1800. Its services were at Detroit, Queenston, Miami, Frenchtown, Fort George, Stoney Creek, Fort Stephenson, ...
    Object     This brass cross belt plate is stamped "41" and a crown which was created to represent the Forty-first Regiment of Foot, also known as the Welsh Regiment.The first battalion came ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
  • Military Shako Plume
    Military Shako Plume
    Objectcomment       This plume with black feathers and a wooden base would have been placed on a soldier’s shako. It is believed to have belonged to Captain Martin McLellan who took part in the battle of Queenston Heights and was killed at the battle of Fort George on May 27, 1813. However, ...
    Objectcomment     This plume with black feathers and a wooden base would have been placed on a soldier’s shako. It is believed to have belonged to Captain Martin McLellan who took part ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
  • British Stove Pipe Shako Plate
    British Stove Pipe Shako Plate
    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 a “GR” cipher surrounded by a Garter containing the motto of the Royal family. The motto is “Honi soit qui ...
    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 Historical Society Museum
  • Military Gorget
    Military Gorget
    Object       This copper gorget, dated 1796 to 1815, was worn by British officers as a decorative piece to signify rank. It is crescent shaped with a beaded rim and contains the cipher “GR”, which is enclosed in laurels and mounted under a Hanoverian crown. Gorgets were worn around the neck, below ...
    Object     This copper gorget, dated 1796 to 1815, was worn by British officers as a decorative piece to signify rank. It is crescent shaped with a beaded rim and contains the ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
  • Sir Isaac Brock Hat Box
    Sir Isaac Brock Hat Box
    Object       This is the black tin box for Sir Isaac Brock’s hat (971.275.1A) that arrived from England after his death at the Battle of Queenston Heights. The box is shaped to fit the hat. During his funeral, in 1824 and 1853, the hat was placed on the coffins. Many of the ...
    Object     This is the black tin box for Sir Isaac Brock’s hat (971.275.1A) that arrived from England after his death at the Battle of Queenston Heights. The box is shaped to ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
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