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Railroad Clock From the museum This Regulator Railroad Clock was made no earlier than 1860 by the Seth Thomas Clock Company, then of Plymouth Hollow, CT. According to ClockHistory.com, the … Read more »
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Westford Academy Laptop From the Westford Academy Exhibit Students once used slate tablets and slide-rules as part of their learning experience. As far back as the early 2000s, Westford Academy … Read more »
Snow Roller

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Snow Roller From the Collection Painted wood model of a snow roller once used in Westford. Before snow plowing — and before the automobile became popular, it was common to … Read more »


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Ice Cutting From the Collection Photo of Frederick Shugrue (1908-1972) harvesting ice at Long Sought For Pond in February 1950. Ice harvesting, as a viable business, was more common in … Read more »


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Organ From the museum The pump organ was originally from the Prescott family home at 26 Pine St, the 1780 Levi Prescott House, in Forge Village. It was made by … Read more »


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Victor Victrola From the museum This Victrola turntable was manufactured by the Victor Talking Machine Company in Camdon, NJ. The VV-210 model was made between 1922 and 1925, while a … Read more »


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Framed Photograph From the online Atwood-Carlton-Millett Exhibit Black and white photograph in a decorative convex frame. It contains the image of Daniel Elliot Atwood (1850 – 1931) and Eliza “Lizzie” … Read more »


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Apple Bowl Photograph From the Collection Ca. 1940 photograph of a bowl of apples at the Forest View Farm (Gould-Picking Farm) in Westford. The property was located at 5 & … Read more »


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Glass Plate Negatives From the collection These glass plate negatives capture a play at Healy Hall from over one-hundred years ago. The building was a popular meeting place for Graniteville … Read more »
Alice Hildreth

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Framed Photograph From the Collection Framed photograph of Alice Ann Battersby Hildreth (1905-1974). She married Charles Lewis Hildreth (1879-1968) in 1930, his second wife. Charles was a local lawyer, and … Read more »


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Almanack From the collection An Astronomical Diary or Almanac from 1792. It was printed and sold by T. & J. Fleet in Boston, the only proprietor of Dr. Law’s Copy … Read more »


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Decorative Holder From the Collection A decorative container from the mid-twentieth century. Containers such as these may be used for a variety of purposes, such as tooth sticks, paper clips, … Read more »