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  • Canister Grape Shot
    Object       These are remnants of a canister shot that is believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This form of ammunition, also referred to as a grape shot, was fired at an angle from a cannon and released a spread of shot towards enemy lines. The raking effect produced many ...
    Object     These are remnants of a canister shot that is believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This form of ammunition, also referred to as a grape shot, was fired ...
  • Scissors unearthed from Niagara's Battlefields
    Object       Scissors and other unknown items dug from many Niagara battlefields in the early 20th Century
    Object     Scissors and other unknown items dug from many Niagara battlefields in the early 20th Century
  • Horse Shoes and Spur Unearthed from Niagara's Battlefields
    Objectcomment       Horse shoes and spur that were found during an archeological dig at one of Niagara’s Battlefields.
    Objectcomment     Horse shoes and spur that were found during an archeological dig at one of Niagara’s Battlefields.
  • Canister Shot- c. 1800
    Object       A remnant of a canister shot. This form of ammunition, also referred to as a grape shot, was fired at an angle from a cannon and released a spread of shot towards enemy lines. The raking effect produced many casualties. Canister shots were used effectively by American troops. This item ...
    Object     A remnant of a canister shot. This form of ammunition, also referred to as a grape shot, was fired at an angle from a cannon and released a spread of ...
  • United States Army Bayonet c. 1812
    Object       This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
    Object     This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
  • Powder Flask c. 1800
    Object       This is a copper powder flask with a raised pattern of leaves with a bird in the center on both sides. The top can be removed by unscrewing. The top is measured 5cm x 3.5 cm (at base) and 1.5 cm diameter at the tip. The flask is 15.5 cm ...
    Object     This is a copper powder flask with a raised pattern of leaves with a bird in the center on both sides. The top can be removed by unscrewing. The top ...
  • Bayonet Sheath c. 1800
    Object       A metal bayonet sheath, measuring 23 ¼ x 1 1/2 . This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
    Object     A metal bayonet sheath, measuring 23 ¼ x 1 1/2 . This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
  • Musket Ball Mold
    Object       Used to create bullets for muskets.
    Object     Used to create bullets for muskets.
  • Cutlery Unearthed from Niagara’s Battlefields
    Object       This is cutlery believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
    Object     This is cutlery believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
  • Red Silk Shawl
    Object       A maroon silk shawl with a fringe of 6 around the entire shawl. The fringe is an extension of two rows of tatting that is also maroon silk thread.
    Object     A maroon silk shawl with a fringe of 6 around the entire shawl. The fringe is an extension of two rows of tatting that is also maroon silk thread.
  • Lilac Silk Shawl
    Object       Ladies lilac coloured shawl measuring 160 X 56 cm. A 9 silk thread with a hand knotted net fringe of the same colour. The shawl is hand stitched along the hem and has some discolouration. It is from the Thompson Family of Whirlpool farm.
    Object     Ladies lilac coloured shawl measuring 160 X 56 cm. A 9 silk thread with a hand knotted net fringe of the same colour. The shawl is hand stitched along the ...
  • Weigh Scale with Case
    Object       This is a weigh scale that was used for measuring gold. It has two gold coloured weigh pans attached to the fulcrum by dark brown cord. The case is made of walnut and is lined with dark coloured velvet. There are compartments for weights but the weights are missing. There ...
    Object     This is a weigh scale that was used for measuring gold. It has two gold coloured weigh pans attached to the fulcrum by dark brown cord. The case is made ...
  • Telescope
    Object       This is a spotting telescope that is reddish brown in colour with brass fittings. It is 38 cm long and extends to 83 cm. Markings include an inscription that states “G DIXEY LONDON, DAY OR NIGHT”.
    Object     This is a spotting telescope that is reddish brown in colour with brass fittings. It is 38 cm long and extends to 83 cm. Markings include an inscription that states ...
  • British Soldier Uniform Boots
    Object       These are a men’s pair of boots that measure 26cm long, 9.5cm wide and 36cm high. The boots are black leather with brown leather trim at the top, middle, front and top back. They are well worn and have been re-soled. The square headed nails on the bottom form an ...
    Object     These are a men’s pair of boots that measure 26cm long, 9.5cm wide and 36cm high. The boots are black leather with brown leather trim at the top, middle, front ...
  • Commissariat Uniform
    Object       This is a 3 piece uniform from the Commissariat department that belonged to Captain Robert Henry Dee, Aide-de-Camp to Sir Peregrine Maitland, Lt. Governor of Upper Canada. The coatee is dark blue wool with a quilted wool lining, a velvet collar, cuffs with silver embroidery and gilt buttons that say ...
    Object     This is a 3 piece uniform from the Commissariat department that belonged to Captain Robert Henry Dee, Aide-de-Camp to Sir Peregrine Maitland, Lt. Governor of Upper Canada. The coatee is ...
  • Musket Ball Mold
    Object       This is a musket ball mold of a plier design. It was used to press a musket ball to the proper size calibre. The press end is hollow and rounded with a hole at one end for pouring in molten metal and the handle is curved.
    Object     This is a musket ball mold of a plier design. It was used to press a musket ball to the proper size calibre. The press end is hollow and rounded ...
  • Horse Bridle
    Object       Bridle
    Object     Bridle
  • Military Trench Shovel c. 1812-1814
    Object       This is a military trench shovel that is made of one piece of forged steel. The shovel is 43.2 cm in length. It is believed that the British used this shovel during the War of 1812-1814.
    Object     This is a military trench shovel that is made of one piece of forged steel. The shovel is 43.2 cm in length. It is believed that the British used this ...
  • Telescope from the Original Brock's Monument
    Object       This is an incomplete telescope that was said to have been used in the gallery at the top of the original Brock's monument which was blown up by Benjamin Lett in 1840. The telescope is 43 cm long and is made of brass. Markings include an inscription in script that ...
    Object     This is an incomplete telescope that was said to have been used in the gallery at the top of the original Brock's monument which was blown up by Benjamin Lett ...
  • Knives Unearthed from Niagara's Battlefields
    Object       Remnants of various knives that were found during an archeological dig at one of Niagara’s Battlefields.
    Object     Remnants of various knives that were found during an archeological dig at one of Niagara’s Battlefields.
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