THE  ITEMS  BELOW  ARE  A  VERY  BRIEF   SELECTION   PHOTOS   FROM   VARIOUS   ASPECTS  OF  THE  PRESENTATION.   AS   WELL AS   BEING  A   SKILLED   ANTIQUES   COLLECTOR   AND   RESTORER,    MR   YOUNG    ALSO    SPECIALIZES    IN  RECREATING   HISTORICAL    REPRODUCTIONS    FROM   SCRATCH   USING   ONLY   HISTORICAL    METHODS   AND   ACCURATE   PERIOD    TOOLS.    WHAT   BETTER  WAY   TO  LEARN,   THAN  TO    SEE   BOTH   ORIGINAL   ARTIFACTS    AND   REPRODUCTIONS    EXPLAINED   BY  A MASTER   CRAFTSMAN.   ANDREW  YOUNG'S   BROAD    YET   EQUALLY   DETAILED   INSIGHT   INTO   THE   WORLD   OF   SO   MANY TYPES  OF    COLONIAL   CRAFTS,    CULTURE   AND   HOW   THINGS  WERE  USED  IS  AS    IMPRESSIVE   AS   IT   IS   EXCITING !   


THE  COLLECTION  CONTINUES  TO   GROW.    EACH  YEAR  MR YOUNG  FOCUSES   ON  A  NEW  AREA  TO  ADD  OR  IMPROVE.   WE   BELIEVE  IT   IS   THE    LARGEST   TRAVELING   DIVERSE   "COLONIAL MUSEUM"   OF   ITS   KIND.         



THIS IS A  CURIOUS CULINARY INSTRUMENT.  THOUGH IT MAY LOOK ODD, ITS ACTUALLY AN 18TH CENTURY TOASTER.   THICK SLABS OF BREAD OR CHEESE WERE INSERTED.   THE HOLDERS ROTATE, SO ONE COULD TOAST BOTH SIDES!    NEAT  ! 
HERE WE SEE A WONDERFUL BRONZE KETTLE DATING BETWEEN 1550--1700.    BRONZE AND COPPER WERE THE PRIMARY METALS THE FIRST COLONISTS WOULD HAVE USED.     

FIREBACKS, SUCH AS THIS ONE DATED 1626, WERE THICK IRON SLABS PLACED IN THE BACK OF A FIREPLACE TO HELP ABSORB AND REFLECTED  MORE  AMBIENT HEAT OUTWARD AND PROTECTED THE LIME AND BRICK FROM OVERHEATING. 

AN IRON CAULDRON DATING TO THE 18TH CENTURY
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   COOKING and HEARTH  ~&~  EATING and DRINKING
A  17TH  OR  18TH CENTURY BUTTERCHURN
COPPER  WAS USED EXTENSIVELY DURING THIS PERIOD --THESE CAULDRONS, POTS, STRAINERS AND COOKING TOOLS WERE ALL USED DURING THE COLONIAL ERA. 
AN  17TH  OR  18TH IRON  TRAMMEL  DESIGNED  TO  HOLD  A CAULDRON ABOVE THE FIRE, WHEN COOKING 
A LOVELY PORRINGER OF SORTS
ANDREW HAS MADE MANY WOODEN ITEMS.
HERE  WE  SEE   A  HAND  CARVED  SPOON 
NUMEROUS  EXAMPLES  OF  EARLY COLONIAL HAND TURNED WOODEN BOWLS 
HAND FORGED MEAT HOOKS OR HANGERS.  USED TO SMOKE MEAT 
OR DRY HERBS.  18TH OR EARLY
 19TH CENTURY 
ONE OF SEVERAL 18TH CENTURY EARLY CAST IRON POTS AND PANS 
A WONDERFUL COLLECTION OF PERIOD 17TH AND 18TH CENTURY BOTTLES 
ANDREW'S AUTHENTIC REPLICAS OF 
A STAVED TANKARD AND NOGGIN
A GREAT REPLICA OF A 
TYPICAL JUG FOUND IN 
MANY COLONIAL SITES 
ALL MANNER OF WOODEN OBJECTS:  A WOODEN DOUGH BOWL, BROOM, BUCKET, BUTTERCHURN, BARRELS.....
WHO SAID COLONIAL PEOPLE DIDN'T HAVE A SENSE OF FUN?    HERE WE HAVE BUTTER, CHEESE OR COOKIE MOLDS 
A LOVELY 18TH CENTURY GRILL 
AN 18TH CENTURY CHAIN-TRAMMEL USED TO SUSPEND FOOD ABOVE THE FIRE FOR COOKING
DURING THE 18TH CENTURY WE FIND 
A CURIOUS EXPLOSION IN IRONWARE
FOR COMMON FOLK: HERE NOTHING 
MORE THAN  A  FANCY  SPATULA