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  • 1812-era Flask
        This small glass flask is of the type that was commonly carried by Canadian and British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian ...
      This small glass flask is of the type that was commonly carried ...
  • 1812-era Pipe
        This pipe was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in ...
      This pipe was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the ...
  • 1812-era Soldier's Tobacco Tin
        This tobacco tin was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum ...
      This tobacco tin was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in ...
  • 1812-era Strike-a-Light
        This strike-a-light was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. Striking the U-shaped rod sparks when rubbed against the rock, and would have been used to light tobacco. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard ...
      This strike-a-light was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the ...
  • Village of Scotland Police, 1907 Seal Embosser
        This object is a seal embosser, used to create embossed seals in paper to note official documents. It was used by the police for the Village of Scotland, incorporated April 12th, 1907. In addition to photos of the embosser itself, a photo of the seal it produces is also available. ...
      This object is a seal embosser, used to create embossed seals in ...
  • 1812-era Gun-flint
        This gun-flint was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It was used to light gunpowder. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at ...
      This gun-flint was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the ...
  • 1812-era Brown Bess Musketoon Bayonet
        This bayonet was carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It was used with the famous British "Brown Bess" Land Pattern Musket. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can ...
      This bayonet was carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County ...
  • 1812-era 7th Light Dragoons Cutlass, model 1795
        This cutlass was carried by British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This is a 1795 model which was issued to the British 7th Light Dragoons cavalry regiment. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. ...
      This cutlass was carried by British soldiers in the County of Brant ...
  • 1812-era American Cutlass
        This cutlass was carried by American soldiers during the War of 1812. This cutlass was used in the Battle of Malcolm's Mills, at Oakland, County of Brant. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military ...
      This cutlass was carried by American soldiers during the War of 1812. ...
  • 1812-era British Belt Axe
        This British belt axe was carried by Canadian or British soldiers during the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford.
      This British belt axe was carried by Canadian or British soldiers during ...
  • The Scotland Onion Growers' Farmers Co-Operative Association Limited Seal Embosser
        This object is a seal embosser, used to create embossed seals in paper to note official documents. It was used by the Scotland Onion Growers' Farmers Co-Operative Association Limited, incorporated in 1909. In addition to photos of the embosser itself, a photo of the seal it produces is also available. ...
      This object is a seal embosser, used to create embossed seals in ...
  • 1812-era Blood Letting Instrument
        This blood-letting instrument is of the type often carried by Canadian and British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. At a time when medicine was still relatively primitive, this type of equipment would have been one of the first lines of ...
      This blood-letting instrument is of the type often carried by Canadian and ...
  • 1812-era Soldier's Eyeglasses
        This set of glasses was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage ...
      This set of glasses was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers ...
  • Welcome Ribbon, Boer War
        This ribbon celebrated the return of Canadian soldiers following the Boer War, which was fought in South Africa from 1899 - 1902. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford.
      This ribbon celebrated the return of Canadian soldiers following the Boer War, ...
  • 1812-era Musket Ball Mold
        This handheld bullet ball mold was carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It was used with the famous British "Brown Bess" Land Pattern Musket, and provided soldiers with a small, portable means to create balls. This ...
      This handheld bullet ball mold was carried by Canadian or British soldiers ...
  • 1812-era Medicinal Flask
        This medicinal flask was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It would have held small amounts of medicine to help soldiers counteract the battlefield illnesses that were common during warfare at that time. It originally ...
      This medicinal flask was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in ...
  • Brass Patriotic Box, Boer War
        This brass "patriotic box" was sent to soldiers during the Boer War in South Africa, fought from 1899 - 1902. Canada took part in the war, with 8600 volunteers. It included small items to help raise morale, including chocolates, tobacco, and New Testaments. The top of the box has an ...
      This brass "patriotic box" was sent to soldiers during the Boer War ...
  • Soldier's New Testament, South Africa 1900, Boer War
        This New Testament was sent to soldiers during the Boer War, fought in South Africa from 1899 - 1902. Canada took part in the war, with 8600 volunteers. The cover reads "Soldier's New Testament - South Africa 1900". This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal ...
      This New Testament was sent to soldiers during the Boer War, fought ...
  • Orange Free State Medal, Boer War
        This medal was awarded to a soldier during the Boer War, fought in South Africa from 1899 - 1902. Canada took part in the war, with 8600 volunteers. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian ...
      This medal was awarded to a soldier during the Boer War, fought ...
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