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Title: Gimlet
Identifier: 993.1.39
Donor: Thompson Adamson
Item Date: 1890-1920
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: The gimlet has a metal handle. The working end has a twist and worm construction.

Gimlets are for boring small holes by hand pressure. This gimlet was donated by Thompson Adamson (1912-2001). Adamson was a descendant of Dr Joseph Adamson, a founder of St Peter's Church. Thompson's family farm was situated where the Erindale High School and the Police Station are today. He wrote several historical pieces such as "175 Years of History 1825-2000 St Peter's Anglican Church, Erindale" (Erindale: St Peter's Anglican Church, 2000). Adamson was also Past President of the Mississauga South Historical Society and a member of the Streetsville Historical Society. He received several including the Provincial Award from the Ontario Heritage.
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