Canvas wooden medical stretcher with metal feet. Stretcher was in the building when BHS took over. American Legion used the building and this might have been collected by them.
Bridgewater Cornet Band
B&W photograph of Bridgewater Cornet Band outside of Town Hall in Woodstock. 1890
Cornet from Bridgewater Cornet Band
Sampler made by Ruth Maxham, age 12, Bridgewater. Hand stitched sampler linen, cotton and silk. 1828
Dye Bucket from Bridgewater Mill. Made of birchwood. Stencil “Bridgewater Woolen Mill Co”
Tailspin Tommy Book
Pulp fiction book. Tailspin Tommy and the Sky Bandits. Based on the famous Adventure Strip. Author Hal Forrest. English. Handwritten name inside cover “Phillip J. Bradley”. 1938
Autographed baseball, signed by Bridgewater Town Team. Signatures of players. May 27, 1934, commemorating win over Woodstock (7-3).
Food Storage Container
Insulated food carriers. Army Surplus. Used by Bridgewater Village School to transport meals to outlying schools. 1940s.
Powder Horns, made from cow’s horn.
Hand made wooden human figure meant to be pushed along the floor. Painted brown, nailed together.
William Gates’ Wallet
Folding leather wallet belonging to Willam Gates of Bridgewater. Inside is a handmade calico pouch containing scrap of linen with image of 3 pigs at trough. He alway carried it as he traveled around the world. Paper note states “William Gates husband of Harriet Fish Gates, was a sailor, until later in life when he became a farmer in Shrewsbury Vermont. He died in Bridgewater Vermont. William Gates 1825-1879 m. Harriett Fish 1830-1897”
Halloween and Santa Claus Costumes and Masks used at Pleasant View School. Masks, paper mache, made in Germany. Santa Costume and Beard made by Lucille Bigelow Atwood, or her mother. 1930s
Steel hay knife with two wooden handles.
Edison Victrola, wood case, hand crank. 1919
Collection of Victrola Records (30) “Edison Record Product of Edison Laboratory” 1919
Benjamin Perkins’ Diary
Records of Benjamin Perkins Justice of the Peace. 1792-1811
Wooden shuttles from Bridgewater Mill. 1960s
Stamp Cancelling Machine
Stamp Cancelling Machine, Model D, used at Bridgewater Corners Post Office, up until 1963 when zip codes were introduced. Hand cranked. Made by Ielfeld Post Supply Company. 1930
Wooden box holding raw wool samples used at Bridgewater Mill when selecting what wool to use in weaving.
Printed sheet music, “Cole 30 Flyer”. Published by Henderson Motor Sales Company, Indianopolis. Music and words by J.Lee Bowers. Song copywright L.S. French 1910.
Shells from the Bridgewater Drug Store
Powder Compact from the Bridgewater Drug Store
Woman’s powder compact. Metal, white enamel with image on lid. Image of cabin by lake. “Bridgewater Vermont”. Powder still in case.
Old Home Day Ribbon
Printed “Welcome Bridgewater Vermont Old Home Day Saturday, August 21, 1909”
Tin Bee Smoker, leather bellows. “Woodsman’s Famous Bee-Ware Trademark USA Bingham Bee Smoker. Pat no. 1770259 On the Market over 75 Years”
Typewriter was used by Florence Earl Frost, when she worked at Putnam Construction and subsequently at the Plymouth Cheese Factory.
Dr. Cram’s Medicine Case
Leather medical case with glass tubes containing pills arranged on folding shelves. 1940s
Masonic uniform from the early 1900s. It represents the upper levels of the York Rite of Masons and particularly of the Knights Templar. The red cross represents the Cross of Malta and the emblem at the collar is know as a masonic jewel. Belonged to Stim Needham.
WWII US Army Long Jacket
Belonged to Stim Needham.
WWII US Army Short Jacket
Belonged to Wesley Frost.
American Legion Uniform
American Legion men’s uniform jacket belonged to Stim Needham.
Pitcher used for cider. Brown glaze. Running deer image on each side. White glaze interior.
Centrifuge for testing fat content of milk. “Official Babcock Tester”. Cast iron base with 4 brass cups on a central wheel. Hand crank to spin wheel. Mounted on piece of barn board for display. Framed certificate from UVM and State Agricultural College designating Leonard B. Bigelow as qualified to test fat content of milk. Feb. 10, 1914. Signed by Dean of College of Agriculture.
S White cheese press
Cheese press made by Sullivan White. Wooden cheese press. Label reads: “S. White’s Patent Press Manufactured and sold by the Patentee, at Bridgewater VT. Also sold wholesale and retail by Nourse Mason and Co. Boston BA. WARREANTED THE BEST IN USE” 1837
Mantle 8 day clock with chime and pendulum. Made in Ansonia CT. 1860s
Wooden box form for cutting cheese curd with handle and wheel in center. Wooden arch shaped trough with handle and roller in middle. Roller was turned and metal teeth cut the soft cheese into curd.