Open Every Sunday from 1pm – 5pm

Phone:  201-445-1804

Address: 330 Paramus Road Paramus NJ  07652

If you would like to set up a Private Group Tour,  give us a call and we will be happy to accommodate you!

Bill

About Bill Leaver

Bill Leaver has been associated with the Behnke Museum since it opened in 2003. He was named as Director/Curator in 2013.
18 02, 2019

FOUR WHEEL SCOOTER

This four wheel scooter could be considered the forerunner to the two wheel version or to what eventually became today's skateboard.

11 02, 2019

POPCORN MAKER

Before microwavable popcorn, this device was very popular for making popcorn.  The corn was placed in the pan under the cover and held over the hot stove or fireplace fire for popping.

4 02, 2019

PANCAKE MIX

Pillsbury "Hungry Jack" Pancake Mix was once sold in tin cans.

28 01, 2019

HAND FAN

These light cardboard hand fans showed several advertisers and advertised "The fifty-third annual excursion of the Paterson Grocers' Association to Rye Beach and an evening sail up he beautiful Long Island Sound 0n August 21st, 1940." Tickets for adults were $1.50, half price for children.

21 01, 2019

BAKING SODA BOOKLET

This booklet copyrighted 1933 by Church & Dwight Co., Inc., N.Y., a company established in 1846, contained 27 pages of "Facts worth knowing about Arm & Hammer and Cow Brand Baking Soda as a proved medicinal agent".  It included instructions for using bicarbonate of soda for everything from Acidosis to Weed Poisoning

14 01, 2019

COBWEB DUSTER

This device was mounted on a five foot long pole and held a dust cloth.  It was used to reach and move  along the junction of walls and a ceiling to eliminate cobwebs.

7 01, 2019

Tea bags were once sold in handy tin containers that became useful for storing small household items.

24 12, 2018

MASHER

Prior to the development of hand-held electric mixers, this device was used for mashing potatoes, squash and other vegetables by hand.

10 12, 2018

TIN CIGAR BOX

These tin cigar boxes with a hinged top were a favorite for storing miscellaneous household items and were often found in workshops for storing nuts, bolts, screws, etc.

3 12, 2018

ICE BOX

The ice box was common prior to electricity.  This ice box was manufactured by the D. Eddy & Sons Company of Boston Mass.  The company was established in 1847 and remained in business through 1906. Ice was provided by the "ice man"  who, in the winter, harvested large pieces of ice from nearby lakes and [...]