Artifacts of the Week

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Invitation to Daniel Nutting From the collection Invitation to Daniel Nutting (1756-1836) to attend the laying of the cornerstone of Bunker Hill Monument on June 17, 1825. The Boston, MA,

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Photo of Oliver Caswell and Laura Bridgman From the collection Laura Dewey Bridgman (1829-1889) lost her sight and hearing as a child due to illness. She was born in Hanover,

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May Balch Doors Exhibited in museum and from the collection The doors were pained by Mary “May” Gertrude Balch (1875-1961) in 1935. They hung in her home at 28 Boston Rd.

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Town Scale Exhibited in the museum The scale originally lived in the Westford Town Hall, and is enclosed in a large wood cabinet, which was painted somewhat recently. A standardized

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Rainbow Hawk-Eye Camera From the collection Our Rainbow Hawk-Eye Camera is a No. 2A Folding Model B. It was made around 1930. Loosely comparable to today’s memory card or internal

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Cold Spring Farm Photo From the collection Google Maps: Today Some street corners like at Brookside Mill in Nabnasset have not changed much over the last century. Others have changed

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Photo of Brookside Mill From the collection This black and white photo of Brookside Mill (AKA Moore’s Mill) was taken in 1906. Notice the top level of the tower was

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Photo of Dr. Pamela Gay From the Westford Academy exhibit As a coed high school since its founding in 1793, the Westford Academy hosted several figures important to women’s history.

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Abbot Worsted Keychain From the Industry Exhibit   Security today may consist of electronic keycards or knowing the right password. Past security measures sometimes involved a chain of several unique keys

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Slide Rule From the Westford Academy exhibit The 12″ polyphase slide rule made was by Keuffel & Esser Co., and was sometimes called a “slip stick.” It has a patent date

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Atwood Daguerreotypes From the online Atwood-Carlton-Millett exhibit This set of Daguerreotypes represents Westford’s Atwood-Carlton family around 1864. Within the wooden frame are twelve metal framed daguerreotypes surrounded by a velvet grid. At

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Ernest Born Lithographs From the Westford Granite exhibit and collection In 1930, architect and artist Ernest Born (1898-1992) made a series of 12 lithographs, including copies, for Westford’s H.E. Fletcher Co.

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