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The Museum Blog


April 25, 2019

Welding with Liquid

By: Stephanie Shank

In heritage conservation, broken metal objects can be reassembled with an adhesive most commonly used for repairing glass and ceramics.
Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
April 22, 2019

Conserving the Spider Press

By: Stephanie Shank

Used extensively in the 19th century, this type of hand-operated press printed secure financial documents using the intaglio method.
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April 1, 2019

How Does $ = Dollar?

By: Graham Iddon

How on earth did an “S” with a line or two through it come to represent a dollar? Any ideas? No? That’s OK, you’re in good company.
Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection, History
March 29, 2019

TTC Tokens and the Proposed 1978 Cent

By: David Bergeron

In 1977, the Royal Canadian Mint wanted to reduce the size of the penny in response to the rising price of copper. Little did the Mint know that the Toronto Transit Commission’s reaction would force the cancellation of the program.
Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
March 8, 2019

The Vertical Note That Almost Was

By: Graham Iddon

The printing firms’ design teams went to work and came back with a surprising result: vertical notes.
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