What the heck is it???
Wedge shaped cast iron, 1 or 1 1/2 inches thick
Not a plumb bob.
KVHS member and dig volunteer, Scott Bocock, brought
in this example of an 1880-1890 food jar. Thanks Scott!
ceramic, stamped D & S ever-ready
Information discovered about this item: The Davidson
& Stevenson Porcelain Co. was founded in 1913 (catalog says 1914) to
make specialty porcelain (non-pin-types). They leased another pottery
plant at the northeast corner of Broadway and 6th streets in East
Liverpool from 1913 to 1919. This plant reverted to Hall China Co. in
1920. When Stevenson left the company in 1920, the name was changed to
The Davidson Porcelain Co. Operations were suspended in 1936. They
primarily made specialty porcelain (knobs, cleats, spools, etc.).
Insulators from the earlier operation were embossed "D &
S", "D & S P Co.", "EVER READY", or
"EVER READY / D. P. Co.". The specialty porcelain insulators
would have been made of dry process porcelain. Go here for more
information about this particular type of insulator: Thanks you
Jim Wozniewski for submitting information. http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/14214.shtml
sheet metal lid
copper? strap metal
We would like more information about the above
"butter knife (?)".
We would like more information about this spoon.
It is marked "german silver" on the back side.
Appears to be a fiddleback style spoon similar
to those carried by Union soldiers during the Civil War.
Information about german silver: Name for various
alloys of copper, zinc, and nickel, sometimes also containing lead and
tin. They were originally named for their silver-white color, but use of
the term silver is now prohibited for alloys not containing that metal.
German silver varies in composition, the percentage of the three
elements ranging approximately as follows: copper, from 50% to 61.6%;
zinc, from 19% to 17.2%; nickel, from 30% to 21.1%. The proportions are
always specified in commercial alloys. German silver is extensively used
because of its hardness, toughness, and resistance to corrosion for
articles such as tableware (commonly silver plated), marine fittings,
and plumbing fixtures. Because of its high electrical resistance it is
used also in heating coils. It was discovered (early 19th cent.) by a
German industrial chemist, E. A. Geitner. Thanks you Dick Schmal
for submitting information.
We would like more information about this clay
Appears to be a part for a cook type stove. We
need more information or correction.
Unknown pottery base manufacturer mark. Need
Information submitted by Elizabeth Holtz:
Unger & Schilde china makers mark. So here
for more information: http://www.porcelainmarksandmore.com/thuringia/roschuetz_1/00.php
Etched glass. Need more information.
Might be some sort of sewing tool, but would like more
information on what it actually is. Possible ear wax spoon.
Yah, I know. Gross, but they were in use before q-tips.