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Artifacts Collection

In our Artifacts Collection we inventory three-dimensional items that don’t take to being stored alongside our usual documents, books, maps and photographs. “Artifacts” date from 1701 to the 1976 bi-centennial, 132 objects (and counting) that include flags, plaques, plates, bottles, statuettes, seals, keys, two whistles, a couple of cannon balls, oh, and an “Ancient Potato Peeler”. …among other things…

They can be retrieved from storage on request for examination in our reference room.

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Whistle 1956 A0001 Large meeting room
Blue Ribbon A0002 Attic
Statuette 1936 A0003 Attic
Brown Pottery Mug 1955 A0004 Attic
Commemorative Mug A0005 Attic
Commemorative Plates 1968 A0006 Attic
Metal Membership Card A0007 Attic
American Flag A0008 Archive Room
American Flag 1863 A0009 Archive Room
American Flag A0010 Archive Room
American Flag 1870 A0011 Archive Room
American Flag 1889 A0012 Archive Room
Ancient Potato Peeler A0013 Attic
Lead Pencils (2) 1895 A0014 Attic
Lead Pencils (2) 1895 A0015 Attic
Silk Fan 1860 A0016 Attic
Wax Seal 1880s A0017 Attic
Hampton 3/4 in. Drill Bit 1870s A0018 Attic
Glass Pestle A0019 Attic
Flooring Support piece 1912 A0020 Attic
Eight Day Wooden Matches with sulpher 1895 A0021 Attic
Framed silhouette of Jonathon Mifflin A0022 Attic
Ice Pick A0023 Attic
Ivory Darning Eggs (2) A0024 Attic
Wooden Key 1761 A0025 Attic
Large Iron Key A0026 Attic
Brass Bearing A0027 Attic
“Black Ball” Machine 1854 A0028 Attic
Wood from Independence Bell Cradle A0029 Attic
Indian Axe Head A0030 Attic
Indian Hammer Head A0031 Attic
Railroad Rail A0032 Attic
Wool Carder or Heckle A0033 Attic
Burlap Gun Case 1884 A0034 Attic
Glass Mug 1977 A0035 Attic
Plaster Bust of Douglas Macfarlan, M.D. A0036 Attic
Copper Printing Plate A0037 Attic
Copper Printing Plate A0038 Attic
Carpenter’s Hand Drill A0039 Attic
William Penn’s Seal & Metal Seal Box 1701 A0040 Attic
Daguerreotypes (3) A0041 Attic
Drum 1863 A0042 Attic
Cannon Ball A0043 Attic
Cannon Ball A0044 Attic
Cannon Ball on Stand A0045 Attic
Identification Pin A0046 Attic
Fire Fighter’s Pin A0047 Attic
WW I Victory Medal with Pin & Ribbon 1918 A0048 Attic
Identification Badge & Medal 1920 A0049 Attic
Souvenir Ribbon 1898 A0050 Attic
Pin with Silk Ribbon & Medal 1912 A0051 Attic
Pin & Ribbon 1906 A0052 Attic
Victory Medal with Pin & Ribbon 1918 A0053 Attic
Identification Badge, Ribbon, Medal 1912 A0054 Attic
Delegate Medal & Ribbon 1908 A0055 Attic
Pin, Medal & Ribbon A0056 Attic
Pin with Ribbon A0057 Attic
Pin with Ribbon A0058 Attic
Identification Pin w/Ribbon 1922 A0059 Attic
Souvenir Pin, Ribbon, Medal 1906 A0060 Attic
Coin 1882 A0061 Attic
Red Cross Identification Band & Button A0062 Attic
Identification Badge, Penn Wynne Fire Dept. A0063 Attic
Identification Arm Band 1942 A0064 Attic
Delegate Badge w/Ribbon A0065 Attic
Hostess Badge w/Ribbon A0066 Attic
Identification Badge w/Ribbon A0067 Attic
Pin A0068 Attic
“U” Bar A0069 Attic
Ink Well A0070 Attic
Wedgwood Ironstone Plate & Bowl A0071 Attic
Military Service Medals (5) 1918 A0072 Attic
Button Collection (12) A0073 Attic
Plastic Crook A0074 Attic
Carpenter’s Hand-Plane 1850s A0075 Attic
Marking Tool 1850s A0076 Attic
Silver Spoon A0077 Attic
Shards (over 100) A0078 Attic
Band Uniform: Tunic, trousers, hat 1860s A0079 Archive Room
Dress Uniform Jacket (1) and Helmets (2) 1812 A0080 Archive Room
Lower Merion Police Uniform, Motorcycle Corps 1953 A0081 Archive Room
Towels, Banners, Booklets A0082 Archive Room
Lap Robes (2) A0083 Archive Room
Hat, Sash, Cap A0084 Archive Room
Tablecloth 1840 A0085 Archive Room
Blanket A0086 Archive Room
Steel Cart Frame & Blueprint of same 1885 A0087 Attic
Seltzer Bottle A0088 Attic
Milk or Cream Bottle A0089 Attic
Milk or Cream Bottle A0090 Attic
Milk or Cream Bottle A0091 Attic
Pharmacy Bottle A0092 Attic
Hires Bottle A0093 Attic
Hires Bottle A0094 Attic
Pharmacy Bottle with Label A0095 Attic
Drafting Tools Collection from Lower Merion Township A0096 Attic
Woman’s Dress 1930 A0097 Archive Room
Folio containing pictures of U.S. presidents A0098 Attic
Leather Wallet holding ration books from WW II 1945 A0099 Attic
Official Seal of Bryn Mawr Women’s Club & Case 1930 A0100 Attic
Identification Stamper from Bryn Mawr Women’s Club A0101 Attic
Night Stick A0102 Attic
Police Whistle 1900 A0103 Attic
Policeman’s “Zapper” A0104 Attic
Ice Pick A0105 Attic
Food Warming Plate A0106 Attic
Wood Clapper A0107 Attic
Playing Cards ( 2 sets) A0108 Attic
Hand Held Counting Tool A0109 Attic
Commemorative Coin in plastic case 1976 A0110 Attic
Commemorative Pewter Plate A0111 Attic
Two Handle Tree Saw A0112 Attic
Wooden Clock 1800s A0113 Attic
Wood Box, Sons of Veterans, USA; Col. Owen Jones, Camp #45 (Civil War) A0114 Attic
Ceremonial Sword & Scabbard of Daniel Abram A0115 Attic
Spencer Rifle 1888 A0116 Attic
Copper Printing Plates (13) 1912 A0117 Attic
“Spring House Senior Citizen” records A0118 Attic
Gavel Pedestal, Ardmore Chapter De Molay 1945 A0119 Attic
WW II Air Raid Warden’s Items 1942 A0120 Attic
Scenes of Lower Merion Township A0121 Archive Room
Tin Cup 1900 A0122 Attic
Copper Plate of Pencoyd House 1900 A0123 Attic
Copper Plate of Pencoyd House 1878 A0124 Attic
Glass Negative Plate ” Pencoyd Farm 1916 A0125 Attic
Branding Iron 1860 A0126 Attic
“Greentree” Insurance Plaque 1947 A0127 Attic
“Greentree” Insurance Plaque A0128 Attic
“Greentree” Insurance Plaque A0129 Attic
“Fireman’s Association” Insurance Plaque A0130 Attic
Railroad Spike Claw A0131 Attic
Dr. Edward H. Snow’s Scrapbooks (11) A0132 Attic