Stone Cutter’s Mallet
Wooden stonecutter’s mallet used by George W. Sandell to pound the chisel as he carved stone, the stone pillars from the house at 14th and Poyntz. A mallet of this type would be used to do the detail work on pillars.
Brick and stone layers used this to hold mortar, a square, wooden board with handle at the center to hold mortar, the cement they spread between the bricks and stones as they built a wall.
Electric Drop Fixture
Electric ceiling fixture with porcelain ceiling attachment, socket and carbon filament Edison light bulb. Manhattan was electrified for the first time on January 1, 1890.
Wooden wall-mounted hand-crank telephones were the first phones put onto wide circulation following Alexander Graham Bell’s invention in 1876. The hand crank moves a generator which powers the telephone.