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Object Name Lazy Susan
Caption Wooden Lazy Susan
Description Handmade wooden Lazy Susan with inlays in a star pattern using multiple types & colors of wood. Made by A. V. Allison, living at 237 College Avenue, Hutchinson, MN c.1971. The 16 sided tray is on an 8 sided, ball bearing turn table.

The tray was given as a gift to the donor Patricia Schmidt in the latter part of 1971 by one of Mr. Allison's grandsons who was stationed and living off the Naval base at Norfolk, Virginia. The Lazy Susan was made before 1971 and was part of Mr. Allison's collection. His collection and all woodworking equipment was disposed of prior to his being placed in Burns Manor Nursing Home

Archibald V. Allison was born on October 13, 1884 in Wisconsin. He married Mabel Lacey and worked in the building trade at Garrison ND. In the 1920s they moved to Buffalo Lake and Hector, MN. They settled in Hutchinson in 1927 until the 1940s when they moved to Prior Lake. He was employed at Olson Manufacturing Company in Albert Lea for 42 years before retiring. After his wife's death in 1963 he returned to Hutchinson and resided with his daughter Gladys Allison Lambert before entering Burns Manor. He enjoyed inlaid woodworking as a hobby, as well as hunting and fishing. He died June 20, 1980.
Catalog Number 2014-0063-001
Search Terms Allison Family
Subjects Woodworking
People Allison, Archibald V. "Archie"