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Object ID # 1970.096.025ab
Object Name Duster
Title Feather Duster
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Artist Dixon
Made Dixon
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Ostrich feather duster (b) and its wall-mounted holder (a). The feather duster has grey ostrich feathers. There is a piece of red leatherette? with silver printing near the feathers. The lettering reads: "DIXON/ Ostrich Feather/ Washable/ Picks Up Dust". The duster has a wooden handle, which is cylindrical with two areas of scored ring decoration. The top has a thorough hole and a wire eye for hanging it. The holder is made out of four pieces of lightweight wood which has been decorated with a wood burning technique. Its top has a trefoil shape, while the other parts have rounded shapes. The front panel has a relief design of an iris-like flower. Tiny carved nicks were made in the wood to add decorative texture. The back side has the previous owner's surname "Dierlamn" in pencil, and the numerals "230". The top has a hanging hole with a piece of cord.
Makers mark There is a piece of red leatherette? with silver printing near the feathers. The lettering says: "DIXON/ Ostrich Feather/ Washable/ Picks Up Dust".
Provenance This item was made by 'Dixon".

Original provenance unknown. Many of the items in this accession came from the Estate Justus Dierlamn.

Some items in this accession may be Dierlamn family heirlooms, but Justus also collected other items for a private museum in his farmhouse near Neustadt, Grey County. He later moved to Hanover, Grey County, before he passed away. The last owner was his brother, Harvey Dierlamn.
Collection Household Equipment, 20th-c Collection
Material Wood/Feathers/Leatherette/Wire/Ink
Dimensions W-11 L-42 D-6 cm
Found Normanby Township (formerly), Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Dierlamn, Justus