"Triangle Museum Grounds is a place where the past greets the present"

Artifacts

At our artifact museum you'll be able to find various tools and equipment that was surely considered state of the art in technology at one point in history.
And although these tools are no longer the latest in what technology has to offer, it is important to appreciate their value and especially the process of invention and improvement of which they are all a part.

Below is a sample and explanation of some of the things in our collection:

 

cashregister

Cash register

This fancy cash register was most likely 
used in a big department store.

forge

Forge

A forge is a type of hearth used for heating metals, or the workplace (smithy) where such a hearth is located. The forge is used by the smith to heat a piece of metal to a temperature where it becomes easier to shape by forging, or to the point where work hardening no longer occurs.

butterbowl

Butter bowl

More often than not, a cream separator and a butter churn were not enough to make butter. A butter bowl and spoons were used to get the butter milk out of the mixture gotten from the butter churn leaving you with butter (in case you're wondering, no, I don't think I could've used the word 'butter' more times in the previous sentence.

stove

Stove

A kitchen stove, usually called a stove is a kitchen appliance designed for the purpose of cooking food. Kitchen stoves rely on the application of direct heat for the cooking process and may also contain an oven, used for baking.

butterchurn

Butter Churn

In goes cream and out comes butter! Well, it probably wasn't quite as easy as it sounds, but just maybe all the effort was worth it when you got to enjoy toast with homemade butter in the morning.

broadaxe

Broad axe

The pioneers used broad axes when building log houses. Each log would be trimmed at least twice length-wise, so that logs could be stacked on top of each other.

creamseparator

Cream separator

A cream separator separates the milk from the cream. Early farmers used these as the first step in a fairly lengthy process of making butter.

icesaw

Ice Saw

People living in rural areas used ice saws to cut ice from lakes during the winter, and then they would store it in ice houses, covering up the blocks of ice with saw dust. Saw dust is a really good insulator and so the ice would last for many months.

 icebox

Ice Box

You might be thinking, "why would people need blocks of ice?" The answer is, for their ice boxes. Before electric refrigerators, ice boxes (coolers, really) were used to preserve and store food stuffs. Putting a block of ice in the upper section of the ice box would keep cool the food in the lower section.

stove

Stove

A kitchen stove, usually called a stove is a kitchen appliance designed for the purpose of cooking food. Kitchen stoves rely on the application of direct heat for the cooking process and may also contain an oven, used for baking.