School-Master's-Chair
SchoolDesk

School Desk
Late 19th cent. (Victorian) onwards.  The desk and chair are joined together by two runners.  The desk has an ink well and a groove runs alongside to hold pens in place.  The lid opens and is well used with graffiti and ink blots in evidence.
1/24th - 20

School-Master's-Desk

School Master’s Desk & Chair with Cane and Hand bell
Late 19th cent. (Victorian) onwards.  The teacher's desk was high so the teacher could see all his pupils without having to stand.  It also elevated his position in the eyes of the children.  There were two inkwells, one red and one blue, in the top of the desk.  The base of the desk was a cupboard where books could be stored.  The hand bell was kept on top of the desk and the cane was always on show on a hook at the side of the desk.  The teacher's chair was a basic chair with long legs so that it could fit behind the teacher's tall desk.
1/24th - 35

Blackboard & Easel
Late 19th cent. (Victorian) onwards.  The blackboard was the main teaching aid for the teacher.  They were set on free-standing easels to enable them to be positioned where needed.  The height of the black board could be adjusted by pegs.
1/24th - 14

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Abacus

Abacus
Late 19th cent. (Victorian) onwards.  The large abacus or ball-frame, as they were sometimes known, was used by the teacher at the front of the class for counting lessons and arithmetic.
1/24th - 14

SchoolFire

School Fire
Late 19th cent. (Victorian) onwards. 
The traditional school stove was a common feature in classrooms from the Victorian times to the middle of the 20th century.  The fire lights up.
1/24th - 18.50

Church&School
Altar table set

Altar Table set
This is where the Eucharist or Holy Communion takes place.  Usually the altar table is covered with a cloth.  A plain cross is generally kept in the middle of the altar with tall candles on either side.
1/24th - 20

Lecturn-with-Bible

Lectern & Bible
The bible rests upon the lectern for reading during the church service.
1/24th - 10

pulpit

Pulpit
14th century onwards. Pulpits, from which the sermon is delivered to the congregation, were introduced in about the 14th century.
1/24th - 24

pew

Pew
16th century onwards.  Pews did not appear in churches until after the Tudor Reformation.  Sermons from this time became longer and so seats were needed for the congregation.
1/24th - 10

font

Font
The font is usually placed just inside the entrance to the church near the start of the central aisle.  The aisle represents the Christian’s journey through life towards God and so the baptismal font is placed symbolically at the start of the journey.
1/24th - 14

sundial

Sundial
Medieval sundials were once commonly found on the walls of churches.  They were fixed vertically onto the wall and the gnomen cast a shadow onto the dial to indicate the hours of the day.
1/24th - 7.50

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