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Object ID # 2002.010.001
Object Name Dustpan
Title Dust Pan Made By William Guy
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Artist William Guy
Made Guy, William
Place of Origin Osprey Township (formerly), Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County
Description Metal dustpan, made by a blacksmith, William Guy of Osprey Township. The handle of the dust pan is stamped with "W GUY" [= William Guy, blacksmith]. The handle is eyed, so it could be hung up on a nail.
Makers mark handle is stamped with "W GUY"
Provenance Hand-made by William Guy, who was a blacksmith in the Maxwell area of Osprey Township, Grey County. He began blacksmithing there in 1855, and his business was still operating in 1894, according to a business directory. It was no longer listed in a 1903 directory.
Collection Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Metal
Dimensions H-12 W-29 L-38 cm
Found Osprey Township (formerly), Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County
People Guy, William
Subjects Blacksmithing
Housework
Housewives
Cleaning
Search Terms Osprey Township
Function Primarily meant to be used as a pan to sweep dust and debris onto, using a broom, but this dust pan was also used as a dish for feeding a farm cat.