|Object ID #||2002.010.001|
|Title||Dust Pan Made By William Guy|
|Lexicon category||5: T&E For Science & Technology|
|Place of Origin||Osprey Township (formerly), Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County|
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"|
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|
|Dimensions||H-12 W-29 L-38 cm|
|Found||Osprey Township (formerly), Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County|
|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.|