Found historical objects
121 Cimitiere Street, Launceston
During the restoration of 121 Cimitiere Street, Launceston after 2019, many historical objects were found. These have been retained by the builders and are displayed here.
During the 1800s, nails were tapered rectangular shafts with square of rectangular heads, and were made of iron.
Antique glass bottles have been cleaned, but not thoroughly, to retain historical features. The bottles are intact and from their shape, they date to the late 1800s or early 1900s. Some glass deterioration is present with signs of degradation appearing as cracking and crizzling.
The first use of rope is unknown, but archaeological twisted fibres have been found in Egyptian tombs. The methodology for making rope has not changed since this time and post 1842, ropes were made by twisting natural threads, such as hemp. This segment of rope was used and found in the Johnstone and Wilmot warehouse.
Other objects found during building construction include metal locks, wooden rails, and a 1988 Bicentennial plaque.