Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Archives

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Auger

  • CA BWGPL AR-Build-2019-02-01-17
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  • 1889 - 1946

A metal and wood auger. An auger would be used for drilling holes, largely used in woodworking/carpentry. Part of a collection of woodworking tools and items owned by Walter Reeves and Joseph Mark (Mark was original spelling before it changed to ...

Bill Marks

Bow Saw

  • CA BWGPL AR-Build-2018-11-27-01
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  • 1889 - 1946

A bow saw, which would have been used in woodworking. Part of a collection of woodworking tools and items owned by Walter Reeves and Joseph Mark (Mark was original spelling before it changed to Marks). Reeves was Bradford Town Constable and Mark ...

Bill Marks

Colton's File Cleaner

  • CA BWGPL AR-Build-2018-11-26-06
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  • 1889 - 1946

A file cleaner, which would have been used to clean debris off of a carpentry file to ensure it was ready for use. Part of a collection of woodworking tools and items owned by Walter Reeves and Joseph Mark (Mark was original spelling before it ch...

Bill Marks

Eightieth Anniversary Ashtray

  • CA BWGPL AR-2018-11-28-02
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  • 1937

A white porcelain ashtray with 4 grooves to place cigarettes/cigars, commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Simcoe Mason Lodge. Writing on front, in black: "A.F. & A.M. No. 79/1857 Eightieth Anniversary 1937/Simcoe Lodge/April 6th, 1937"

Bill Marks

Finishing Trowel

  • CA BWGPL AR-Build-2018-11-20-04
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  • 1889 - 1946

One metal and wood flat finishing trowel. This type of trowel is used in masonry to finish and smooth concrete or plaster. Part of a collection of items owned by Walter Reeves and Joseph Mark (Mark was original spelling before it changed to Marks...

Bill Marks

Foldable Ruler

  • CA BWGPL AR-Build-2018-11-27-04
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  • 1889 - 1946

A foldable wooden ruler, made by Lufkin. Part of a collection of woodworking tools and items owned by Walter Reeves and Joseph Mark (Mark was original spelling before it changed to Marks). Reeves was Bradford Town Constable and Mark was a railway...

Bill Marks

Hanging Level

  • CA BWGPL AR-Build-2018-11-27-03
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  • 1889 - 1946

A form of level (specific type unknown) that appears to be used by hanging it to determine if something is level. The inside has liquid. Part of a collection of woodworking tools and items owned by Walter Reeves and Joseph Mark (Mark was original...

Bill Marks

Log home built in 1837 is a home with a difference

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26898
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  • 1976-03-09

"Peter and Anna Wenzel have a home with a difference. It's a log house dating back to 1837, and they believe it's the oldest in the area. Located on five acres of land east of Holland Landing, the house required a year's worth of work by the coupl...

Bradford Topic

McKinstry's Blacksmith Bill

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  • 1912-10-08

An account bill made out to the Bradford Lawn Bowling Club by Robert McKinstry Blacksmith, dated October 8th, 1912.

Bradford Lawn Bowling Club

Metal Smoothing Plane

  • CA BWGPL AR-Build-2018-12-11-01
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  • 1889 - 1946

A bench plane made largely of metal with wooden components , specifically a smoothing plane. It would be used for shaping wood or smoothing a wood surface in woodworking/carpentry. Part of a collection of woodworking tools and items owned by Walt...

Bill Marks

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