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    • Iron shoe last

    • Iron shoe last

    • Shoemaking; Equipment

    • Used by cobblers who made or repaired shoes, this detachable iron shoe last is mounted on a stand. The last is shaped like the sole of a shoe, and is inscribed "Warranted 17." The stand is inscribed "Warranted MED U.S.A. 2."
    • Leg irons

    • Leg irons

    • Handcuffs; Shackles

    • Used as a physical restraint placed around the ankles, these leg irons are connected by twelve links of 3.5 centimeter chain.
    • White pillowcases

    • White pillowcases

    • Pillows; Textiles

    • Two white pillowcases with lace trim are embroidered with purple letters and green triangles. Designed for a couple, one case is embroidered MRS and the other MR.
    • Garment clasp

    • Garment clasp

    • Clothing & dress

    • Two silver chains with decorative oval medallions at each end are attached to a third medallion to form a closure for the neckline of a garment, such as a woman's chemise.
    • Turquoise feathers

    • Turquoise feathers

    • Feathers

    • Two long feathers are twisted together to form a spiral shape. One feather is black and the second is variegated shades of turquoise. The piece has a black taped base and could be attached to hat as a decorative accessory.
    • Projectile point 46

    • Projectile point 46

    • Arrowheads; Indians of North America; Indians of Central America

    • Triangular shaped blade w/ many chips on edges. Edges are concave (due to chipping after initial manufacture). Barbs flair downward slightly and the stems side expand slightly toward base. Base is convex. Color-dark charcoal grey.
    • Projectile point 69

    • Projectile point 69

    • Arrowheads; Indians of North America; Indians of Central America

    • Triangular shaped blade w/ convex edges. One shoulder sweeps upward. The other is squared. Stem is contracted. Gray in color.
    • Projectile point 51

    • Projectile point 51

    • Arrowheads; Indians of North America; Indians of Central America

    • Triangular in shape. Edges are recurved. Barbs angle downward. Base is flat the color is milky yellow with some red flecked through it.
    • Projectile point 76

    • Projectile point 76

    • Arrowheads; Indians of North America; Indians of Central America

    • Triangular in shape with straight sides and a straight base. One corner at the base is chipped. Point is milky white/creme in color. The side edges are slightly seriated.
    • Link and pin coupler

    • Link and pin coupler

    • Railroads; Railroad construction & maintenance; Cast ironwork

    • To join train cars together, the cast iron pin was inserted into the removable oblong link and a permanently attached coupler. Switchmen worked between railroad cars to complete the dangerous task of linking them.
    • Washboard Agitator

    • Washboard Agitator

    • Washing machines; Laundry

    • Three wooden rollers w/ 8 deep parallel ridges. The rollers are connected to one another with two metal bars. A metal structure forms a handle over the three rollers.
    • Leather medicine case

    • Leather medicine case

    • Medical equipment & supplies; Bags; Glassware; Containers; Leather goods

    • This worn black leather medicine bag has a thick leather handle attached with "D" rings. It has a metal latch to lock the case. One side of the case overlaps the other when the bag is closed. One side of the interior contains 11 tall glass test...
    • Yarn winder

    • Yarn winder

    • Yarn; Equipment

    • This wooden tool uses five spokes mounted above a rectagular base to wind, measure, and count lengths of yarn. A small handle extends from one spoke to allow the reel to be turned. This type of yarn winder is known as a click reel, named for the...
    • Wooden shoe last

    • Wooden shoe last

    • Shoemaking; Equipment

    • This wooden shoe last is made in the form of a human foot, and has been repaired with white filler. It was used by a shoemaker or cobbler in the manufacture or repair of shoes.
    • Shoe fitting stool

    • Shoe fitting stool

    • Shoes; Stools

    • This wooden shoe fitting stool has a seat mounted on metal legs. A foot rest extension in front of the seating area slopes down and is marked with shoe sizes on a metal ruler.
    • Four poster bed

    • Four poster bed

    • Beds; Furniture

    • This wooden four poster bed has turned posts and a scroll shaped headboard. This type of bed is used with a heavy cotton mattress and a feather bed. The bed was made in Nacogdoches, Texas, in the fall of 1836 for the Rusk family, and was later...
    • Dinner plate

    • Dinner plate

    • Tableware

    • This white ceramic plate is patterned with blue and gold leaves and dark vines, with a green line at its rim. The back of the plate contains discoloration and a crack.
    • Ceramic pipe

    • Ceramic pipe

    • Pipes (Smoking); Tobacco pipes

    • This well-worn ceramic pipe was used to smoke tobacco. Its stem is missing. Ceramic pipes were made of materials such as clay, earthenware, stoneware and porcelain.
    • Walnut washstand with mirror

    • Walnut washstand with mirror

    • Washstands; Mirrors; Furniture

    • This walnut Victorian washstand has a marble top and an ornately framed adjustable mirror. The dresser has two drawers, and below are two doors concealing a storage compartment. Door and drawer hardware is missing from this piece that is...
    • Wire cutter

    • Wire cutter

    • Equipment; Wire

    • This unusual wire cutter or pliers has a rounded top, and is fastened with three screws to the connecting handles. The series of holes of various sizes may allow the tool to function as a wire stripper.

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