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Fire Hose Reel

Metal fire hose reel composed on two spider reels connected via metal bars and spindle trunnion. A pipe is attached to the trunnion where a water hose can be attached. A series of pipe elbows are connected to the trunnion pipe leading to an attached water valve. The exterior of the outward-facing reel spider is painted red and displays an inscription about the item’s patent, inventor, and place of origin.

Montgomery, Beauchamp Henry

Door

2015.001.02a: Door
Side one (display side): Green paint on wood with two long upper panes and two small lower panes. Opening in left side for doorknob fixture. The green paint is chipped to reveal brown on the upper right pane and the two lower panes. Number “4” written on the upper right pane. Green paint is chipped to reveal a pale green area covering about 1/5 of the upper left pane. Side two (non-display side): Light pink/white paint on wooden door. Mirror of side one with two long upper panes and two small lower panes. Paint is chipped on upper left pane to reveal white, blue and brown. Number “4” written on upper right pane. Paint is chipped to reveal white throughout the lower left pane.

2015.001.02b: Doorknob
Two cylinder gold pieces that tapers towards the opposite knob but then the base of the cylinder is larger. The two gold cylinders (knobs) are connected by two silver cylinders (one in the middle and one on one side of the middle one). Beside the middle silver connecting cylinder, there is another silver cylinder but is only attached to one of the gold pieces. The side silver cylinder connected to both pieces is smooth around on the side of knob but as it connects to the other, it has a spiral design engraved in. Between both knobs, there is a thicker silver cylinder at a ninety-degree to the smaller silver pieces. It has holes in it for the smaller cylinders to go through. At the end of the thicker cylinder, there is a metal rectangular piece, silver with rounded circles on one side, and green on the other. The green side has a rounded triangle prism attached.

2015.001.02c: Butt Hinge
Two metal rectangular pieces attached by alternating cylinder like rectangles. Each rectangle has four holes. On one side of the rectangles, the metal is gold for most of the area but where they meet in the middle is painted a light green. On one side corner, there are multiple lines of engraved text. On the other side of the rectangles, one piece is painted brown and the other is mostly white with some beige on the edge and where the two pieces meet is painted a light green.

2015.001.02d: Butt Hinge
Two metal rectangular pieces attached by alternating cylinder like rectangles. Each rectangle has four holes. On one side of the rectangles, the metal is gold for most of the area but where they meet in the middle is painted a light green. On the other side of the rectangles, one piece is painted brown and the other is mostly white with some beige on the edge and where the two pieces meet is painted a light green.

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Radiator

2015.001.03a: Radiator
Silver metal radiator with a steam trap. The radiator has four rounded legs (two on each side) which slant outwards slightly and a circle near the end. The rest of the radiator is made of two horizontal metal pipes and eight vertical oval pipes spaced equally around the two horizontal pipes. Along the side of the vertical pipes, there is a metal seam which runs from top to bottom. On the left side, there is a slightly protruding circle at the top with a hexagon with a gold inner circle protruding out of it. Also on the left side, there is a slightly protruding circle at the bottom with a hexagon with a letter inside of it protruding out of it. On the right side, there is a slightly protruding circle at the top with a hexagon with a letter inside of it protruding out of it. Also on the right side, there is a slightly protruding circle at the bottom with a hexagon within and a steam trap protruding from the side. The steam trap is a darker silver. It is attached to the radiator through a pipe with a large hexagon at one end and the steam trap on the other. The body of the steam trap has a hexagon on top with text, a large oval sphere with a circular band across the middle, and a cylindrical pipe pointing down.

2015.001.03b: Radiator, partial
Partial piece of the radiator. The piece is brown metal. The base of the piece has a hollow circle with circular ridges. The base then connects to the larger part which is circular. The larger part is round in the middle, on the right it slants in slightly but then widens to a hexagon with a rounded top, and on the left, it widens to a circle with a flat side and continues to shrink to smaller hexagons with flat sides for two more times until it ends with a small smooth circle pipe.

2015.001.03c: Radiator, partial
Partial piece of the radiator. The piece is metal and painted partially white. The base of the piece is made of two curved bars attached by large screws and washers at their ends and when connected, the two bars create a hexagon shape in their centre. Attached to one of the bars is a circular piece with a hole in the middle. The hole protrudes out and on the outer edge, has ridges along the piece. 

American Radiator Company

Radiator

Silver metal radiator with a steam trap. The radiator has four rounded legs (two on each side) which slant outwards slightly and a circle near the end. The rest of the radiator is made of two horizontal metal pipes and eight vertical oval pipes spaced equally around the two horizontal pipes. Along the side of the vertical pipes, there is a metal seam which runs from top to bottom. On the left side, there is a slightly protruding circle at the top with a hexagon with a gold inner circle protruding out of it. Also on the left side, there is a slightly protruding circle at the bottom with a hexagon with a letter inside of it protruding out of it. On the right side, there is a slightly protruding circle at the top with a hexagon with a letter inside of it protruding out of it. Also on the right side, there is a slightly protruding circle at the bottom with a hexagon within and a steam trap protruding from the side. The steam trap is a darker silver. It is attached to the radiator through a pipe with a large hexagon at one end and the steam trap on the other. The body of the steam trap has a hexagon on top with text, a large oval sphere with a circular band across the middle, and a cylindrical pipe pointing down.

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Spoon

Silver metal spoon. At one end, there is an egg shaped bowl-like feature which creates a concave shape. One end of the egg-shaped dish is attached to a skinny metal rod. The rod is rectangular with a curved protrusion extending up from the rod from the end of the dish to the beginning of the handle. The handle at the other end of the rod is also egg shaped but curves smoothly to the rod so it does not have a tip. Within the hand there is a raised ridge a few millimeters from the edges starting on one end of the rod to the other. In the centre of the handle is a circular hole with a letter engraved below. On the back, above the hole, three letters are engraved.

Fork

Metal fork. One end of the object has a flat rounded handle which is larger at the top and narrows (teardrop shaped) as it goes towards a metal rod. The metal road is square and flat with the handle on one end and the other end leads to a rounded top with four points. Between the points there is equal space of points and not. The points are slightly rounded. On the back, in the middle of the rod, there is a line of text, and on the back of the handle there are two engraved letters.

Grounds and Office Building

Front: Colour picture – Mimico Branch Asylum in the early 1900s. To the left of the image are dark, bushy trees and a green, manicured lawn. To the right of the image is a large shrub that covers part of a large red brick building with peaks and many windows. The lawn features several small flower beds and a light tan stone or dirt walkway. At the end of the walkway, what looks to be a human figure can be seen, possibly a statue. In the upper left of the postcard, printed over the trees, text on the image reads: “Grounds and Office. Mimico Asylum, Toronto, Canada.” In the lower right corner is the identifying code “104 071” and in a small circle the letters “JV.”

Back: Divided back. Some printed text identifies the maker as Valentine & Sons Publishing. A note to Laurie has been handwritten in black ink. The postcard has not been addressed or stamped.

The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd.

Sandstone Brick

Light brown brick of sandstone. The bottom edge is mostly straight. The other edges are rough with the top being the most uneven. The front is smooth and flat but has a deep scratch and white marks. The back is a bit rough and uneven with spots of light brown dirt. The brick is in the shape of a rectangle, but one side is longer than the other, so the top side is diagonal.

Hospital Brick

Rectangular red brick. On the front, there is a rectangular indent surrounded by a rim on three of four sides. Within the indent, there are three clumps of grey concrete. Three of the sides are smooth and flat but the fourth (right) side is rough and partly diagonal. The back of the brick is mostly smooth and grey. 

Shoreline Brick

Oval beige stone. The item is mostly smooth with a light rough texture. The front of the stone has a brownish-red stain. On the front there is a triangular shaped indent which is more yellow in colour. The back of the stone is smooth.

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