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    • Carved scoop

    • Scoops (serving utensils); Equipment; Furnishings and equipment
    • Hand-carved wooden scoop or paddle. This item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967) in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects related to Norwegian settlers.
    • Skare Collection
    • Bentwood box

    • Boxes (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Oval-shaped bentwood box. Norwegian bentwood boxes are formed by binding a thin sheet of wood around the base, lacing the joint where the ends meet with thin birch roots and then securing the base to the sides with pegs, or in this case, metal...
    • Skare Collection
    • Turned bowl

    • Bowls; Vessels; Furnishings and equipment
    • Turned bowl formed from a single piece of hardwood.; This item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967) in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects related to Norwegian settlers.
    • Skare Collection
    • Turned bowl

    • Bowls; Vessels; Furnishings and equipment
    • Turned footed bowl formed from a single piece of hardwood. ; The item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967) in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects related to Norwegian settlers.
    • Skare Collection
    • Lefse rolling pin

    • Lefse; Rolling pins; Furnishings and equipment
    • Grooved lefse rolling pin carved from a single piece of wood.; Lefse is thin, soft flatbread made with potatoes, milk and flour and cooked on a griddle. The item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967) in the early-to-mid 20th century for his...
    • Skare Collection
    • Lefse stick

    • Lefse stick; Tools and equipment; Furnishings and equipment
    • Lefse stick with handle carved from a single piece of wood. ; Lefse is thin, soft flatbread made with potatoes, milk and flour and cooked on a griddle. A lefse stick is used to turn lefse over on a griddle to allow it to cook on both sides. The...
    • Skare Collection
    • Washboard

    • Washboards; Furnishings and equipment
    • Ribbed washboard with handle hand-carved from a single piece of wood.; This item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967) in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects related to Norwegian settlers.
    • Skare Collection
    • Psalmodikon

    • Psalmodikon; Musical instruments; Furnishings and equipment
    • Wooden psalmodikon with a nailed box construction. The body is made of tiger maple and the fretboard is walnut. The instrument is numbered to the right of the fretboard. One wire string wraps around the tuning key at one end and is screwed in to...
    • Skare Collection
    • Carved spoon

    • Serving spoons; Equipment; Furnishings and equipment
    • Hand-carved wooden spoon with a light varnish. This item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967) in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects related to Norwegian settlers.
    • Skare Collection
    • Cradle

    • Cradles (children's beds); Beds; Furnishings and equipment
    • Pine cradle with nailed construction and original red paint.; The item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967) in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects related to Norwegian settlers.
    • Skare Collection
    • Turned bowl

    • Bowls; Vessels; Furnishings and equipment
    • Turned wooden bowl formed from single piece of wood. There is a crack in the side of the bowl.; The item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967) in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects related to Norwegian settlers.
    • Skare Collection
    • Mortar

    • Mortars (grinding tools); Furnishings and equipment
    • Turned footed mortar formed from single piece of wood. ; The item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967) in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects related to Norwegian settlers.
    • Skare Collection
    • Elongated bowl

    • Bowls; Vessels; Furnishings and equipment
    • Elongated wooden bowl hand-carved from a single piece of wood.; The item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967) in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects related to Norwegian settlers.
    • Skare Collection
    • Painted box

    • Rosemaling; Boxes; Furnishings and equipment
    • Blue box with hinged lid and glued construction. Lid is hand-painted in a traditional Norwegian style called rosemaling.; The item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967) in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects related to...
    • Skare Collection
    • Goro cookie iron

    • Metalwork; Wafer irons; Tools and equipment
    • Handmade goro cookie iron. Consists of two long wrought iron handles pivoted together with two flat rectangular iron plates with carved floral and geometric patterns at one end.; The iron plates would have been used to create flat,...
    • Skare Collection
    • Food grinder

    • Grinders (culinary tools); Furnishings and equipment
    • Wooden food grinder made in Norway. Metal ring and bolt construction. Cutout design at top of the grinder. Wooden crank turns the wooden blades inside the grinder which grind the food; The item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967) in the...
    • Skare Collection
    • Oxen and cart toy

    • Toys (recreational artifacts); Woodcarving; Furnishings and equipment
    • Two carved wooden oxen yoked to wooden cart with wheels. The yoke is constructed with pegs. The sides of the cart are held together with glue. The base of the cart is constructed with pegs. The wheels are attached to the cart with a wooden axle...
    • Skare Collection
    • Turned bowl

    • Bowls (vessels); Vessels (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Turned wood bowl formed from a single piece of hardwood. Decorations on the exterior of the bowl include incised rings near base and hand-carved feet (some broken). A crack in the wood has been repaired. This item was collected by Albert Skare...
    • Skare Collection
    • Sausage stuffer

    • Sausage stuffers; Furnishings and equipment
    • Wooden sausage stuffer. Hinged box with straps has a nail and screw construction. Metal nozzle with welded construction attahed to box with screws. Wooden crank turns the pegged wheel which moves the notched sliding plank in and out of the box. A...
    • Skare Collection
    • Foot warmer

    • Bed warmers; Furnishings and equipment
    • Wood and metal foot warmer. Wooden frame with nailed construction. A perforated metal box with a welded construction sits inside the wooden frame. The wire handle on the door of the metal box turns to lock and open the box. A wire handle is...
    • Skare Collection

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