This unusual item can be found at the museum. Do you know what it is?
It's a Horse Boot!The boot is made of leather and has a horseshoe on the bottom. It’s just like a spare tire. This boot is on display at the museum.
I'm a tool that was used by firefighters, what was my purpose?
It's a Bed Key!
This unusual item is a bed key! In the 1800’s, beds were valuable possessions and often slow to burn. Firefighters used this tool to quickly disassemble and remove beds.
What was the purpose of this glass jar?
It's a Fire Extinguisher!
This is a blue glass Harden’s Hand Grenade Fire Extinguisher. Popular in Victorian homes from about 1870 to 1910, the glass grenade was filled with saltwater and thrown at the base of a fire in an attempt to extinguish it. Not as effective as modern portable extinguishers!