Nan’s Kitchen

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 owned by Peter and Monica Shaw.  Now in possession of grandson Gerald. Kettle owned by Peter and Monica Shaw, Little Heart’s Ease. Now in possession of their grandson Gerald Hann.
 Spinning wheel belonging to Monica (Hallern) Shaw, Little Heart's Ease. Nown proudly owned by her grandson, Gerald. Spinning wheel belonging to Monica (Hallern) Shaw, Little Heart’s Ease. Now proudly owned by her grandson, Gerald Hann.
 Vintage cast iron cooking pot owned by Peter and Monica Shaw. Now in possession of grandson, Gerald. Vintage cast iron cooking pot owned by Peter and Monica Shaw. Now in possession of their grandson, Gerald Hann.
 Vintage cast iron pot showing the handle. Vintage cast iron pot showing the handle, owned by Peter and Monica Shaw. Now in possession of their grandson, Gerald Hann.
 Vintage Sad Irons owned by Monica (Halleron) Shaw and handed down to her daughter, Theresa. Vintage Sad Irons owned by Monica (Halleron) Shaw and handed down to her daughter, Theresa. They are now in the possession of grandson Gerald Hann..
 Vinatge flat iron made by Colebrookdale Iron Company, PA.  Vinatge flat iron made by Colebrookdale Iron Company. Originally owned by Monica Shaw of Little Heart’s Ease and now in the possession of grandson Gerald Hann.
 Vintage Colebrookdale Iron company Pottsdale sad iron Trivet. Vintage cast iron trivet made by Colebrookdale Iron Company, Pottstown, PA.  Originally owned by Monica Shaw of Little Heart’s Ease and now in the possession of grandson Gerald Hann.
 IMG_4407a Milk jug brought from Bishop’s Cove by Martha Peddle pre 1890. Now owned by Marjorie Smith of Hodge’s Cove.
 20150912_141902  Tablecloth owned by Elaine (Peddle) Spurrell
 20150911_181227 Washboard originally owned by Gertrude (Drover) Thomas (1900-1973). Currently owned by her grand daughter Patsy (Thomas) Goobie. Patsy’s sister, Geraldine (Thomas) Avery (1950-2006) painted the picture you see on the top of the washboard.
 20150912_105614  Vintage Singer sewing machine currently owned by Melvina Eddy.
 20150912_135425 Vintage bottles collection owned by Samantha Green, Little Heart’s Ease. Collection of bottles, mostly from Little Heart’s Ease harbour, collected around 2005. Some bottles are unique. For example the Iodine bottle. A number of bottles are covered with coralline or as we say “live rock.”
 20150912_105656  A dinner plate from the schooner J.W. Elliston. Owned by Melvina Eddy.
 20150912_105233  A present from Northern Bight. A souvenir from Hillview when it was called Northern Bight.
 20150912_134535  Flat irons owned by Alice (Martin) Jacobs of Little Heart’s Ease. These flat irons were used by Lester Green’s grandmother. There were three bodies, a stand and D-shaped handle which clipped on/off. The handle contains the letters “FG” within a shield logo. The irons are believed to have been produced in the late 19th century.
 20150912_134124  Kerosene Iron owned by Olive (Jacobs) Green of Little Heart’s Ease. Gas-pressured iron made by Coleman between the years 1929-1948. The model is 611A and did not have a clean-out lever built into the fuel valve like the model 611.
 20150912_132622  Soft drink bottles removed from the business of Nelson Avery of Southport. Owned by Jim Avery.
 11412203_10154067783470656_9148225779316108892_n  Soft drink bottles removed from the business of Nelson Avery of Southport. Owned by Jim Avery.
 20150912_132410  Matting frame owned by Alice Smith given to Alice (Smith) Avery.
 20150912_113503  Mustache mug originally owned by Elisha Gregory of Queen’s Cove. Now owned by his grand daughter Marie Frost.
 20150912_132747  Milk jug from Sunshine Diary, St. John’s owned by Marie Frost, Hillview
 20150912_131915  Wool cards owned by Alice Smith, Hatchet Cove given to Alice (Smith) Avery by Mrs. Avery.
 20150912_131924  Berry rake given to Jim Avery by Irene (Legrow) Robbins.
 20150912_131700  Cup and saucer from Ireland’s Eye, owned by Meta (Loder) Stoyles.
 20150912_131735  This cup was given to Alma Loder in 1957.
 20150912_131616  This cup was given to Alma Loder in 1957.
 20150912_131410 Spoon dish owned by Elsie Stoyles. Elsie was married in 1915.
 20150912_131323 Wedding gift to Edmund Lambert and Flossie Stoyles in December 1936 from W. J. Frost and Miriam Avery.
 IMG_4420  This washing board belonged to Sara Hiscock from St. Jones Without. The community was resettled and abandoned in the early 1950s and she brought the washboard to her new home in Little Heart’s Ease. Owned by Dana Balsom.
 20150912_131831 Flat irons owned by Jim and Alice (Smith) Avery.
 177a  Flat iron originally owned by Elizabeth Ann Morris (Robbins) Blundon (1820-1894). Given to Alice (Smith) Avery by Ella Robbins.
 IMG1_4408  Vintage bottles owned by Wendy Benson
 176 Singer sewing machine from 1906-1907. Purchased second hand by Nathaniel Smith, Hodge’s Cove from William Churchill, Hillview. Given to Alice (Avery) Smith by Nathaniel Smith.
 Candy Tin given to school children during the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth I in 1953 Candy tin given to school children during the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953. Owned by Elaine (Peddle) Spurrell.
 Gift at wedding of Annie (Spurrell) and William J. Peddle in 1939. Wedding gift to William J. and Annie (Spurrell) Peddle in 1939. Owned by Elaine (Peddle) Spurrell.
 old pop bottles Old pop bottles owned by Elaine (Peddle) Spurrell.
 Milk can owned by Minnie Seward Spurrell Murphy (1884-1968) Milk canned owned by Minnie (Seward Spurrell) Murphy (1884-1968). Owned by Elaine (Peddle) Spurrell.
 Wedding gift received by Minnie (Seward Spurrell) and Gilbert Murphy at their wedding in 1928. Wedding gift received by Minnie (Seward Spurrell) and Gilbert Murphy in 1928. Owned by Elaine (Peddle) Spurrell.
 DSCN4228  Cast iron kettle originally owned by Mary Ann (Mamie) (Vey) Smith (1914-2007). This pot was always on the stove filled with water. It is now owned by her daughter, Shirley (Smith) Jennings.
 2015-06-16 14.30.4512  Vintage Asbestos Sad Iron made by the Dover Manufacturing Company in early 1900s in USA. This iron was owned and used by Mary Ann (Mamie) Vey Smith of Long Beach. Now owned by her grand-daughter, Wanda Jennings Garrett.

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The main selling point was the cool handle on a hot iron. A 1906 ad explains this:The Asbestos Sad Iron handle…is attached to a steel shield, separated by an air space from the hood, thus preventing any conduction of heat to the hand. The asbestos lined cover, when placed over the thoroughly heated iron, shuts in the heat. … An air chamber between the core and hood serves as a non-conductor of heat and also as a heat reservoir…

 2015-06-16 14.20.171s “Sad” is an Old English word for “solid,” and the term “sad iron” is often used to distinguish the largest and heaviest of flat irons, usually 5 to 9 pounds.
 2015-06-16 14.20.14t  Vintage cast iron trivet made by Colebrookdale Iron Company, Pottstown, PA. Owned and used by Mary Ann (Mamie) Vey Smith of Long Beach. Now owned by her grand-daughter, Wanda Jennings Garrett.
 2015-06-17 11.50.16 Vintage sad iron made by James Smart Manufacturing Company Ltd., Brockville, Ontario. Owned and used by Mary Ann (Mamie) Vey Smith of Long Beach

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James Smart formed the Brockville Novelty works in 1854, shortly after he relocated from Scotland. Within a relatively short period the company was renamed the James Smart Manufacturing Company. The plant continued to be used until 1965.

A hand mixer, owned and used by Emma Spurrell of Butter Cove  A hand mixed owned and used by Emma Spurrell of Butter Cove. (Photo donated by Sylvia Meadus)
 A chopper owned by Emmas Purrell Butter Cove  A chopper which was owned by Emma Spurrell of Butter Cove. This chopper is about 100 years old. (Photo donated by Sylvia Meadus)
A washboard used to scrub clothes, owned by Emma Spurrell of Butter Cove  A washboard used to scrub clothes. Owned by Emma Spurrell of Butter Cove. (Photo donated by Sylvia Meadus)
P1030780 This earthenware jar is in the possession of Bud Strong. He is not aware of who owned it originally. The item is like ones that were used in the 1940’s, and probably before and after, as kerosene oil containers.
Delilah Smith's gas wringer washer 1952 002  Delilah Smith’s gas wringer washer, 1952, possibly the first in Hodge’s Cove.

Singer

 Singer sewing machine, Model No. 127K, manufactured 14 June 1939 at Clydebank, Scotland. This machine was owned by Mary Ann (Mamie) Vey Smith. She used it right up to a year or so before she passed away at the age of 93 years in 2007. It is now owned by her grand-daughter, Wanda Jennings Garrett.