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J PLATFORM

1. Rocking horse

Pine, polychrome decoration, horsehair, leather and glass (eyes). 1850-1900. Believed to be from the Petit Manoir de Saint-Ours. Purchase RE-1984-L2-9


2. Miniature train

Metal and porcelain, late 19th century. 1850-style convoy. Locomotive and wagons of French manufacture, made in Vichy, near Paris. The locomotive, which pulled the rest of the train, is painted black, green, yellow and red. The red and black wagon is for first-class passengers, the blue one is for second class and the yellow one is the baggage car. Passengers – movable porcelain figu- rines – can be seen through the windows. This toy is known to have been at the Pensionnat de Lachine before 1875.


Gift of the Soeurs de Sainte-Anne RC-1974-L50-5A, B, C, D


3. Fishhook

Steel, 19th century.

Restored by the Centre de conservation du Québec. AR-2000-239


4. Ice cleat

Steel, 19th century. Cleats were worn on boots in the winter to make walking on ice less dangerous.


Restored by the Centre de conservation du Québec AR-2000-100


5. Horseshoe

Wrought iron, 19th century. Partial, severed at the toe.


Restored by the Centre de conservation du Québec AR-1999-238

6. Cylinder phonograph

Metal and wood. Home phonograph, Thomas Edison brand, model no. H26116. Called “cylinder phonograph” because it read and reproduced sounds (music or other) recorded in grooves on a cylinder. This phonograph has a removable horn. The domed lid is held in place by four clasps and has a carrying handle. Printed on the lid:

“Edison Home Phonograph.”


Gift of W. B. Bennie RF-1974-L2-30A, RF-1974-L2-30B


7 to 9. Phonograph cylinders (2) and storage boxes (3)

Anonymous gifts. Printed on the boxes:

7. “941 PUSSY’S IN THE WELL (GEORGE B. NEVIN) MANHATTAN LADIES QUARTETTE EDISON AMBEROL RECORD 4 MIN. THIS RECORD SHOULD RUN 160 REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE NOT FASTER OR SLOWER.” RF-1974-L2-66-1

8. “1900 The Bloom is on the Rye (Henry R. Bishop) John Young and Frederick J. Wheeler EDISON BLUE AMBEROL RECORD.” RF-1974-L2-66-14

9. “INDESTRUCTIBLE PHONOGRAPHIC RECORD CO. ALBANY, N.Y. FOISY FRÈRES SEULS REPRÉSENTANTS COIN STE-CATHERINE ET SANGUINET MONTREAL” (cylinder is missing). RF-1974-L2-66-15

10. Bricks (5)

Coarse earthenware. Four of these bricks were found outside the Maison, where the boiler once stood in the greenhouse. They were neatly aligned on the ground but not mortared together and probably served as a base for the hot water reservoir.

The brick in front is unusual. It was found in a disturbed area inside the house. The soot visible on one side indicates proximity to fire. The opposite side bears an animal paw print (probably the hind foot of a canid). Bricks were air-dried before baking, and an animal may have stepped on the still-soft surface during this time.

AR-1999-211, AR-1999-418, AR-1999-419, AR-1999-420, AR-2000-212


11. Water heater door

Cast iron, 19th century. From the greenhouse heating system. In raised letters on the convex face: “SPENCE’S HOT WATER BOILER PAT’D MAY 1886 WARDEN KING & SON MONTREAL.” Mouldings and handle.


Restored by the Centre de conservation du Québec AR-1999-240


12. Key

Wrought iron, 19th century.

Restored by the Centre de conservation du Québec AR-1999-237