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Date Created1830-1998
DescriptionDuring the nineteenth century wood was widely used by canal builders and engineers. This particular wood sample could have been retrieved from a variety of different parts of the canal. It could...
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861), The Industrial Revolution (1870-1900)
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Date Created1830-1998
DescriptionPennsylvania anthracite.
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861), The Industrial Revolution (1870-1900)
3
Date Created1830-1998
DescriptionLarge 6” x 6.5.” Animals, in particular, mules played an important role in the workings of a canal system. Mules provided a means of labor through which boats could be towed in the canal. These...
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861), The Industrial Revolution (1870-1900)
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Date Created1830-1998
DescriptionArtifact two is a wood handled wrench that could have been used in many different ways in the construction and maintenance of the canal and its boats. On a canal barge or ship the wrench could...
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861), The Industrial Revolution (1870-1900)
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Date Created1830-1998
Description25” with two rollers on it. “…[E]ssentially a device for automatically closing the wickets when the [miter] gate was moved to the open position. One end of it was secured to the vertical wicket...
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861), The Industrial Revolution (1870-1900)
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Date Created1830-1998
DescriptionOne of the many feature of nineteenth century canals was the Swing Bridge. These bridges crossed the canal and allowed traffic from one side to the other. Usually these bridges operated from the...
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861), The Industrial Revolution (1870-1900)
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Date Created1830-1998
Description9.5” long. For Artifacts 10 & 11: “In [the] nineteenth century many canals including the Delaware and Raritan canal were made of mostly clay, gravel, iron, and wood. The main parts of these...
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861), The Industrial Revolution (1870-1900)
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Date Created1830-1998
Description9" long. For Artifacts 10 & 11: “In [the] nineteenth century many canals including the Delaware and Raritan canal were made of mostly clay, gravel, iron, and wood. The main parts of these canals...
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861), The Industrial Revolution (1870-1900)
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Date Created1830-1998
DescriptionIn order to construct and maintain a canal many laborers were needed to work on the many areas of the canal. Artifact 3 is a wood workers chisel with a wooden handle. It was one of the many tools used...
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861), The Industrial Revolution (1870-1900)
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Date Created1830-1998
DescriptionAlong the banks of the canal where there [were] locks and gates “Power House” or “Dog Houses” were located. They provided the housing for the gears and mechanisms needed to open and close the...
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861), The Industrial Revolution (1870-1900)