Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | August 16, 2016

Artifact of the Week. Oil can made by John Hunter, tin and coppersmith, Cornwall, ca. 1900.


The cab us 15.5 cm tall on a 17.8 cm dia.  base.  The item was found at a local flea market in 1994.



Cornwall “Freeholder,” 1901.

Hunter’s business was founded in 1834 by his father, John Hunter a native of Kircaldy, Scotland.

John G, Hunter took over the business in 1875 in their store on Pitt St. four doors south of the Town Hall.scan0086

The business appears to have closed by the 1920s.  Any further details would be welcome.

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