Artefacts collection online

artefactsThe Artefacts collection can best be summed up as the 'social history' or 'community history' collection. It comprises around 300 items, mostly from the period 1850-1980, of which about half are on permanent display in the themed cases within the museum.

Most of the 'things' you see in the museum which do not fall into the other collection categories will probably be in artefacts. As such, it is an extremely diverse and exciting array of local material.

Cutlery set
Accession number: LDWIM004045
Class: Artefacts
Description: Ladies travelling cutlery set, c.1910. Comprising four distinct parts. 1. Purse. Kid or chamois ‘purse’ container. 2. Folding knife. Steel knife blade stamped ‘ED. WÜSTHOF SOLINGEN {Germany] and trident trade mark. Ivory handle.3. Folding spoon. Silver-plated spoon with ivory handle. 4. Folding fork. Silver-plated fork with three tangs. Each part given part number of the whole accession number. Purse dimensions, (closed): length: 107mm; width: 65mm; depth: 22 mm.
Portable sundial
Accession number: LDWIM004046
Class: Artefacts
Description: Portable sundial. Probably a tourist piece, from Las Casillas, southern Spain. 1990. Two circular wooden discs hinged at the rear and fastened at the front with a wire clasp. Base contains compass and printed paper clock face with hour scale from 5 – 12 – 7. Lid contains plum-bob, thread which is adjustable to obtain the hour in various locations – Cairo, Cadiz, Sevilla, Madrid, Roma, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Milan, Paris, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Estocolmo. Diameter: 65mm; height (closed): 22mm, (open): 80mm.
Knick-knack (mantle ornament commemorating coronation of Edward VII)
Accession number: LDWIM004047
Class: Artefacts
Description: Moulded glass knick-knack, one of a pair, the other being S4048. A small vase in the form of a coronation crown, commemorating the coronation of King Edward VII, 1902. Crown silvered and originally hand-painted in red, green, black and white. Funnel protrudes vertically from centre of crown, perhaps to hold a flower. Height: 83mm; diameter: 55mm.
Knick-knack (mantle ornament commemorating coronation of Edward VII)
Accession number: LDWIM004048
Class: Artefacts
Description: Moulded glass knick-knack, one of a pair, the other being S4047. A small vase in the form of a coronation crown, commemorating the coronation of King Edward VII, 1902. Crown silvered and originally hand-painted in red, green, black and white. Funnel (with old repair around the rim) protrudes vertically from centre of crown, perhaps to hold a flower. Height: 83mm; diameter: 55mm.
School cap
Accession number: LDWIM004049
Class: Artefacts
Description: School cap, size 6¾, labelled in ink ‘L. H. MOBBS’. Black with green bands. Gold double-headed eagle badge on the front. Probably a Wimbledon borough state school. St. Blaize trade mark printed in black on the lining. Width: 200mm; depth: 200mm. c1910 – c.1950
Badge, school blazer
Accession number: LDWIM004050
Class: Artefacts
Description: Badge for school blazer (for same school as the cap LDWIM004049). Black double-headed eagle within gold border, masonic-style motifs on each wing. Height: 109mm; width: 80mm. Probably a Wimbledon borough state school. School not yet identified. Could be any time between 1910 and 1950.
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