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Object ID # 1956.011.001
Object Name Box, Money
Title Collection Box
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date Late-19th-century
Made Stephens, George
Place of Origin Desboro, Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
Description A collection box with a long wooden handle and velvet lining. See RELATED for its mate.

Provenance Previously owned by Mrs. E. Engel of RR#3, Chatsworth, Ontario. She did not say how she came to have this collection box, but said that it had been hand-made out of wood by George Stephens and used at the Presbyterian Church at Desboro, Grey County. This church building was built in 1876. The interior suffered a fire in 1886, but we do not know if the collection box set survived that event, or if they were made afterwards.
Collection Religious Collection
Material Wood / Velvet / Finish / Metal / Glue
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Stephens, George
Subjects Churches
Presbyterian churches
Search Terms Desboro
Desboro Presbyterian Church
Function A person would carry this in a church and reach in from an aisle into the pews so that members of the congregation could drop in a money offering.