Unless otherwise noted, photographs on our website taken by Robert Monschein, 517-303-4946
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The 1885 Eaton County Courthouse, downtown Charlotte, Michigan.
Black metal oil lantern.
Gold metal horn with an attached red string with tassels for hanging (Christmas decorative horn).
Egg Slicer. An egg is placed in the cup with six sections that are separate from each other. A metal ring is attached to the post that slides down & cuts the egg with very thin wire. A unique tool that cuts an egg into six even wedges. Bottom reads “Westmark’s Lukullus - 6; D.R.P.; Germany.”
A painting by Jim Wood from Charlotte.
Stanley No.45; "Stanley No. 45 combination beading rabbet, slitting, match, and plow plane was the most popular model offered. Sold in its inception in 1884 to the final year of 1962. First models were japanned black with floral & vine design casting. In 1892 the vines disappeared from the fence. In 1896 all of the parts became nickel plated...." Source: The Antique Tool Collector's Guide To Value, p.140.
Dentist Cupboard in the 1885 Courthouse.
Law Library room in the 1885 Courthouse.
Roll-top Desk in the 1885 Courthouse.
Wesley Parish Collection. A collection of items belonging to Charles Wesley Parish including home-made camping items, hand saws, and a Ledger with a start date of February 1898. Charles Snyder included some history of Charles Parish and his businesses with the plumbing trade and other businesses. These items were then combined into a small exhibit and hangs on the ground floor wall.
Sign - Gamble Store.
1845 Courthouse in Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan.
1885 Eaton County Courthouse in downtown Charlotte, Michigan.
Current Eaton County Courthouse. This complex was dedicated in 1976 and replaced the 1885 Courthouse downtown.