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Pocket Watch

White gold pocket watch engraved with initials of Mervin Grant Filler, which was a gift from Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Greek Life, Watch

Format: Miscellaneous

Basketball Shorts, c.1950

A pair of white satin Dickinson College basketball shorts with the number "48" inscribed on the inside of the belt strap.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Athletics

Format: Athletic Equipment

John Mitchell Mason Miniature Portrait

Miniature portrait in watercolor set in a gold frame, of Dickinson College President John Mitchell Mason.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Portraits

Format: Artwork/Photography

Letter Opener

A bronze dagger-like letter opener with the Korea University emblem enameled on top with red tassels attached on the end of the sword.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: letter opener

Format: Miscellaneous

Plate

Silver plate with ornate borders and inscription "Dr. Prinz/A Dedicated Man/Respectfully Economics 74/Dickinson 7-26-63."

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plates

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College patch

Patch with the college seal in red on white shield.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Patches

Format: Textiles

Alchometer

A black tin case containing an alchometer apparatus, with instructions, consisting of a glass graduated cylinder, a metal tube and clip, a small candle, a small glass orb and a glass flask. This apparatus was developed by Chemistry Professor...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

Plaster

A plaster rectangle imprint of the Rough Riders commemorative. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plaster imprint

Format: Miscellaneous

Commons Club Plaque

A small black wooden shield with the Commons Club seal in bronze and engraved with the text “Dickinson for Aye.” Two labels have been glued to the back.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plaque

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Engraving Block

Metal engraving block of the poem "The Dreamer" by Professor Leon C. Prince (Class of 1898).

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Engraving Blocks

Format: Artwork/Photography

License Plate Frame

A cream colored metal license plate frame with the college seal and "Dickinson College" in red.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: license plate frame

Format: Miscellaneous

Desk Set

A brown marble desk set including a letter holder, an ink blotter, and and inkwell/pen holder. This set was used by President Karl Tinsley Waugh. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Desk Set

Format: Miscellaneous

Pewter West College Ornament

Pewter Christmas Ornament depicting the front of West College.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Ornaments

John Dickinson Society Paperweight

A plastic block with beveled edges containing a piece of limestone. An engraved plate with the text "The John Dickinson Society 1984" is situated on the top of the block.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Paperweight

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Democrats button

Round white button with “Dickinson College Democrats” and Democratic donkey in red.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Buttons, Dickinson Democrats

Format: Pins/Buttons

Seal

A thick red circular wax seal from the Maharaja of Panna, India. A long, red tassel is attached to the back of the seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: seal

Format: Miscellaneous

Mt. Holly Springs plate

Ceramic plate with gilded edge with engraved image of Mt. Holly Springs park in black, produced by Charles F. Himes.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plates

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Optician's Apparatus

An optician's apparatus, including a a pair of fitting glasses, 24 lenses in storage boxes and two spectrum aparatuses. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

New Testament Bible

A small, green-black leather bible that belonged to David Stone, class of 1859. On the inside of the front cover there is an inscription in pencil.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Bible, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Miscellaneous

Wooden Cane

Wooden cane with carved knob handle and silver cap on bottom.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cane

Format: Miscellaneous

Old West Keys

Five metal keys of various shapes and sizes that were used in Old West, from the early to mid-twentieth century.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Key, Campus Buildings, West College (Old West)

Format: Miscellaneous

Engraving Block

Metal engraving block of the Scientific Society seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Printing

Format: Artwork/Photography

License Plate

A Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dickinson College license plate. Number 00055 in navy blue and yellow.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: license plate

Format: Miscellaneous

Metzger Institute pin

Gold pennant-shaped pin painted in white enamel with name “Metzger” for the Metzger Institute.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Education, Carlisle, Cumberland County

Format: Pins/Buttons

Wooden Model of West College

Painted wooden model of the facade of West College. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Ornaments

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