Our Object this week is an inkwell, taking us back to the days when all writing was done with simple ink pens, the sort that some people remember from their schooldays. This was designed as a portable ink supply. Both ink jars would have had a secure lid (only one does now).
Our Object of the Week, a very recent donation, is a savings box in the shape of a pillar box. The only problem appears to be, having filled it with coins, how you get them out again, as the top seems to be permanently fixed!
Our Objects of the Week take us back to the days when our homes had visitors — the mice! Our mousetraps are designed for mice of all sizes!
Our Object this week is a jar containing dripping — who remembers dripping, once a staple of the kitchen?
Our Objects of the Week are two tons of coffee, probably from the 1950s, a time when our coffee drinking was transformed by the appearance of instant coffee and ground coffee in tins like these, bought in Cefn.
Our Object this week is a shot pouch — if you are out and about hunting game with a shotgun and need more ammo — well, this is just the thing for you! Soldiers on active service would also have used a pouch like this.
Our Object of the Week, recently donated, bids fair to be one of the oldest, if not the oldest object in the Museum. It is called ‘The Young Man’s Book of Knowledge’, and was published in 1769, which makes it exactly 250 years old. It comes in six parts: God, Theology, Natural Philosophy, Geography, Geometry and Astronomy, Music and Vibration!
Visitors to our Museum will now pass through a more distinguished entrance, thanks to the erection of the two pillars marking the J C Edwards Offices, which have just been transferred here from their original site in Trevor.
Our Objects this week are three items from our Shops of Cefn Mawr Special Exhibition: Parkinson’s Humbugs, Oxo Cubes and Robin Starch are the products of yesteryear, no doubt freely available and often bought in Cefn’s shops.
Our Object this week is a recently donated camera in our photography collection, complete with its case. It’s an Iloca, a West German camera from the 1950s.