Pieces of a cast-iron cookstove. The large door is hinged and ornately embossed. The curved leg (left) fit into a slot in the base of the stove and is decorated with an animal foot with four toes. The gate wrench was used to shake down coals in the stove.
This collection contains utensils associated with meals at the Lafleur homestead. The whetstone (left) could have been used to sharpen a carving knife; the knife and teaspoon were everyday cutlery; the inexpensive stamped larger spoon was used for serving; and the corkscrew for opening beverages. The handle fragment would have been affixed to a tang of a knife.
This white ironstone dinner plate (shown front and back) has been partially reconstructed. It is representative of the most widely used inexpensive dishes of the era. br> br>This example bears a mark with the Royal Arms and the description Imperial Ironstone China. It also indicates that it was made by W. & E. Corn, Burslem, Staffordshire, England. The raised leaves and fruit are features of the Grape pattern. The inclusion of the country of origin indicates that it was made post-1891.