[Counter-mounted butcher paper cutter]

Description

Counter-mounted butcher paper cutter. Wooden dowel which held paper roll rests in u-shaped brackets at each end of cutter. Spring-loaded straightedge provides a tearing surface. Unit has holes in base for mounting to counter. Base is braced on one side with a flat metal strip (.5" x 24.4 "); other side is held by a piece of wire. Top of unit is made from a flat wooden bar. (a) is main part. (b) is wooden dowel.

Physical Description

Height:12", Length/Circumference:6.75", Width/Diameter: 28"

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1910.

Context

This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Fort Bend Museum Collection and was provided by Fort Bend Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 187 times . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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Fort Bend Museum

Since 1967, the Museum has preserved and interpreted state and county history. It provides a glimpse into life on the Brazos River through exhibit galleries, home museums, and a walking tour of historic Richmond. Among the Museum's materials are photos of prohibitionist Carrie A. Nation and "Mother of Texas" Janne Long.

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Description

Counter-mounted butcher paper cutter. Wooden dowel which held paper roll rests in u-shaped brackets at each end of cutter. Spring-loaded straightedge provides a tearing surface. Unit has holes in base for mounting to counter. Base is braced on one side with a flat metal strip (.5" x 24.4 "); other side is held by a piece of wire. Top of unit is made from a flat wooden bar. (a) is main part. (b) is wooden dowel.

Physical Description

Height:12", Length/Circumference:6.75", Width/Diameter: 28"

Notes

Items purchased into permanent collection except for 1999.008 035-036, portriats of M/M Slavin. These were placed on an annually renewable loan. Collection all came from Thompson's Store, which was first opened ca.1865-1870 by T.W. Jones. Store remained in continuous use until 1980s oil bust.

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Fort Bend Museum Collection

This rich variety of historical materials includes photographs of artifacts from the Fort Bend museum and local history photographs. Among the interesting materials are photographs of U.S. Congressman John M. Moore, prohibitionist Carrie A. Nation, and Jane Long, the "Mother of Texas."

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Creation Date

  • 1910

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • April 15, 2005, 8:47 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • April 2, 2007, 3:31 p.m.

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[Counter-mounted butcher paper cutter], physical object, 1910; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1962/: accessed May 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Fort Bend Museum.