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    • Beige platter

    • Beige platter

    • Tableware

    • The size of this oval beige serving platter is approximately 9.25 by 5 inches. The dish is darkened with age and use, and is chipped.
    • Spinning wheel

    • Spinning wheel

    • Spinning apparatus; Yarn; Thread

    • Used to spin thread or yarn, this is a great, or walking, type spinning wheel commonly used during the 19th century. The entire piece is made of dark brown varnished wood with an overall length of seven feet. The 3.5 foot wheel is attached to main...
    • Handkerchief

    • Handkerchief

    • Handkerchiefs; Textiles; Lace

    • Each side of this white square handkerchief is trimmed with a wide border of lace. The undecorated center square has a width of approximately 6.5 inches.
    • Fluting iron

    • Fluting iron

    • Irons (Pressing); Equipment

    • This is a rocking style metal fluting iron with two parts. The top part, with a handle, is embossed with a horseshoe and the words "Good Luck." The rectangular base has ridges that correspond to those in the top piece. After heating the base of...
    • Stoneware bottle

    • Stoneware bottle

    • Bottles; Containers

    • The stoneware ginger beer bottle is finished with a glazing process. The reusable, durable pottery bottle could have been closed with a cork to preserve its contents.
    • Glass bottle

    • Glass bottle

    • Bottles; Glassware

    • This is a clear glass Stone Fort Beverage bottle. In producing the bottle, color was applied to the bottle and then fired into the glass. One side of the bottle has a label with a white background and "Stone Fort Beverages" lettered in green with...
    • 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.
    • Pocket watch

    • Pocket watch

    • Clocks & watches

    • The floral embossed cover of this gold Elgin pocket watch is also engraved with the initials R & S and the numbers 3 0 2 8 9 2. The watch face has black Roman numerals, and there is a winding mechanism on the side. The gold chain is approximately...
    • Stockings 1

    • Stockings 1

    • Hosiery; Clothing & dress

    • These stockings are made of finely woven white cotton with narrow hems at the top and seams at the back of each.
    • Stone Fort Rifles Texas Militia Hat

    • Stone Fort Rifles Texas Militia Hat

    • Hats; Clothing & Dress; Uniforms

    • Stone Fort Rifles Texas Militia hat. Flat black leather brim which is squared off in front. On either side of brim is a gold button bearing a 5 point star and letters T-E-X-A-S surrounding star, a gold rope is attached to the two buttons and lays...
    • Coin - Spanish Colonial 1 Real (1799?)

    • Coin - Spanish Colonial 1 Real (1799?)

    • Coins; Money

    • Obverse side of coin depicts the bust of Carolus IIII, and the inscription "Dei Gratia"; the year is possibly 1799. The reverse margin is inscribed "HISPAN ET IND REX M 1R F M" with the crown and coat of arms of Castile and León.
    • Bullet mold

    • Bullet mold

    • Bullets; Ammunition

    • The hinged brass Springfield bullet mold has two handles connected by a bolt. Cavities allow for two lead bullets to be cast at once.
    • Treadle sewing machine

    • Treadle sewing machine

    • Sewing equipment & supplies

    • This black metal sewing machine is mounted on a dark brown wooden table with two small drawers on the lower left hand side. Black metal legs support the table, and the machine includes a black metal foot pedal.
    • Embroidery sampler

    • Embroidery sampler

    • Embroidery

    • This hand stitched embroidered sampler includes numbers and letters in the alphabet, and it commemorates a birth date of July 22, 1772. The worn rectangular piece is hemmed on three sides.
    • Kerosene lamp

    • Kerosene lamp

    • Lamps; Glassware

    • Both the base and chimney or shade of this kerosene lamp are clear glass. The base portion, used to contain kerosene or oil includes a cotton wick, and is decorated with an embossed vine design. Kerosene lamps were widely used until the invention...
    • 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.
    • Model covered wagon and oxen

    • Model covered wagon and oxen

    • Toys; Carts & wagons; Ox teams

    • Handmade by John Alfred Speer, this wooden toy wagon features a canvas covering and two carved wooden oxen in a harness. A carved horse is tied to the back of of the black wagon, and has a tale and mane fashioned of rabbit fur. Oxen measurements...
    • Glass insulator

    • Glass insulator

    • Electrical apparatus

    • This clear glass insulator has a top groove and was used to mount and separate electrical power and signalling lines on poles. It has a round base and is embossed with "U.S.A. 4-56 & Kimble - 830 Tempered."

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