Abraham Laing's Lead Bucket and Metal Ladle
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- A lead bucket and metal ladle that are believed by some to have been used for making bullets. The ladle has a copper scoop and measures 35 cm long with a hook on the end. The bucket, with a metal handle, is stamped with what looks to be an A attached with an L and the year 1797. It measures 8cm x 8 1/2cm x 9 1/2 cm high. These items are believed to have belonged to Abraham Laing, a Quaker, as he often initialed documents with the joined A L format. Through property records he is known to have lived in Humberstone Township for a period of time. Laing did not fight in the War of 1812 due to his Quaker principles and, as a result, is known to have paid a fine of "$12 and 1/4".
For more information, read “‘Scruples of Conscience’: The War of 1812 in the Sugarloaf Settlement” by Donald G. Anger, the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum.
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- 985.56.7 a &b
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