Artifact of the Month Archive

Fireplace Tool

Fireplace Tool

Gaines Tucker and his wife, Estelle “Essie” Dill West Tucker, used this handmade fireplace poker at their home in the Dean community near Metalton (Carroll County). . . .

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Hardness Tester

Hardness Tester

This Rockwell hardness tester was used to determine the strength, or “hardness,” of metal. Hardness was measured by attempting to put a dent into metal . . .

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Baptismal Font

Baptismal Font

This free-standing wooden font originally included a metal water basin housed under the font’s conical lid. Water from the basin was used to perform the rite of baptism . . .

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Christmas Mouse

Christmas Mouse

Made by the New York-based Eden Toys, Inc., this musical mouse spins in a circle while playing “Deck the Halls.” It has a copyright date of 1982 and was sewn in Haiti. . . .

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“U.S. Presidents” Volvelle

“U.S. Presidents” Volvelle

This “Biographies of U.S. Presidents” volvelle was produced by Arthur Sichel of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has a copyright date of 1931. Information for each president includes . . .

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KBRS Bumper Sticker

KBRS Bumper Sticker

Springdale’s first radio station, KBRS AM 1340, began broadcasting in September 1949. The last three call letters were chosen for Bentonville, Rogers, and Springdale . . .

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