Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | June 13, 2016

Artifact of the Week. 19th century handmade meat chopper.


This 19th century handmade meat chopper was made for a right handed person, with a notch in the handle for the right index finger to provide a good grip.

A one of a kind artifact, one side has both the American flag crossed with the Union Jack scratched into the body of the handle,while the other side has the name “SAM”.

Could the crossed flags indicate goodwill between Canada and the U.S.?

The blade is made of steel and may be removed for sharpening.

Size:  blade 12.7 cm x 6 cm.

This artifact has been part of the Museum’s collection for over 40 years.

Log Book, James Begg, J.P.

The information and complaint of R. Beauchamp of the Township pf Roxborough carpenter taken this 16th day of April in the year of Our Lord 1869 before the undersigned one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace in and for the said United Counties of SD & G.  Who saith that he hath good cause to believe that Isadore Lamonte did on the morning of the 15th instant did enter into my stable and take away a quantity of hay and I further swear that Eugene Beauchamp and Isabella Beauchamp are material witnesses in the matter in question.

R. Beauchamp.

Sworn before me at Rox this 16th day of April,  James Begg JP.



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