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    • Skein winder

    • Skein winder

    • Yarn; Textile machinery

    • Used to wind yarn into skeins, this wooden machine was brought from Canada in the 19th century. Four arms are mounted on a winding shaft that is supported on a base comprised of two curved boards stabilized with crosspieces. The winding arms each...
    • Plane

    • Plane

    • Woodworking; Carpentry

    • The handle and blade of this large plane have been removed. The tool has two wooden screws that fasten the fence to the plane, and an iron plate is attached to the bottom. A wooden wedge is used to secure an iron blade. The overall length of the...
    • Wedding dress

    • Wedding dress

    • Wedding clothing & dress; Dresses

    • This full length, antique white wedding dress has a fitted bodice with four darts at the front. The dress has short puffed sleeves that are trimmed in lace to match the neckline trim. The dress fastens with snaps at the center of the back....
    • White platter

    • White platter

    • Tableware

    • The size of this white oval serving platter is approximately 10.5 by 7 inches. The plate has a raised rim and is stained or darkened from use and age.
    • Victorian parlor table

    • Victorian parlor table

    • Tables; Furniture

    • The rectangular wooden table with a small circular lower shelf is adorned with decorative trim including drop finials at each corner. The four out-swept legs end with round disk shapes and have carved detailing.
    • 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.
    • Baby booties

    • Baby booties

    • Shoes; Clothing & dress; Crocheting

    • Designed using two crochet stitches, these off white baby booties have scalloped edges and white silk soles. One bootie has a silk ribbon threaded around the ankle portion.
    • 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."
    • Razor strop

    • Razor strop

    • Shaving equipment

    • Used to sharpen the blade of a straight edge razor, this strop is constructed of wood covered with leather. One side of the strop is flat and the other is padded. The cardboard cover that encloses the strop is printed on one side with instructions;...
    • Sewing wallet

    • Sewing wallet

    • Sewing; Pins & needles

    • With pockets and an expandable flap, the blue, brown, and green fabric sewing case includes a small pin cushion filled with cotton.
    • Leather saddle bags

    • Leather saddle bags

    • Saddles; Leather goods; Bags

    • The tooled leather saddlebags have oval stitching on the front of each bag, and are connected by a flat strip of leather. The bags each feature metal-lined compartments and box-like openings at the base.
    • Civil War rifle

    • Civil War rifle

    • Rifles; Firearms

    • One of the most popular guns of the Civil War was this type of muzzle-loading rifle with an attached bayonet. The long rifle has a metal barrel and trigger mechanism. The wooden rifle stock is inscribed with the name Dotson.
    • Quilt

    • Quilt

    • Quilts; Textiles; Needlework

    • This brightly patterned quilt is designed with a variation of the Grandmother's Flower Garden motif. It is lined with pink silk fabric, and the quilted side has several damaged areas.
    • Log cabin quilt

    • Log cabin quilt

    • Quilts; Textiles; Needlework

    • The log cabin design of this quilt is one of the most popular quilting patterns. By altering the arrangement of light and dark fabrics in rectangular shapes, log cabin quilt designs are unique, yet widely recognized.
    • Quilted pillow cover

    • Quilted pillow cover

    • Quilts; Pillows; Textiles; Needlework

    • A variety of embroidery stitches and fabrics make up this crazy quilt pillow covering. One piece of the quilt depicts the Cotton Centennial Exposition.
    • Purse 2

    • Purse 2

    • Purses; Handbags

    • Lined in red, this black velvet bag, shaped like a pouch, has a velvet ribbon handle. Red, black, blue and yellow sequins embellish the bag. A faded black tassel hangs from the base of the purse.
    • Stoneware pitcher

    • Stoneware pitcher

    • Pitchers; Tableware; Containers

    • This deep brown stoneware pitcher features a curved handle extending from the neck to the widest part of the container. The rim has a small pour spout.
    • Clay pipe

    • Clay pipe

    • Pipes (Smoking); Tobacco pipes; Clay

    • Red oxide gives this oval shaped clay pipe its reddish color. A seam in the pipe indicates that it was probably made using a mold. A portion of the pipe surrounding the neck has been broken off and repaired with plaster. The pipe is marked in ink...

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