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    • Textile shuttle

    • Textile shuttle

    • Equipment; Textile machinery

    • Wooden boat-like device used on textile machinery to carry filling yarn during the weaving process. The size of this shuttle is 9.1 cm long and 3.95 cm wide.
    • Cast iron pot

    • Cast iron pot

    • Cast ironwork; Pots & pans; Cooking utensils

    • With a blackened surface, this cast iron pot has two handles and tripod legs, making it useful for campfire and fireplace cooking.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Red metal box

    • Red metal box

    • Containers; Packaging; Boxes

    • This small red metal box, lined with black velvet cloth, once held one dozen pen points. The hinged box is inscribed with the patent date 9/24/1878 and "Esterbrook's Superior Steel Pens. The original Falcon no. 048." In this instance, the box...
    • China doll

    • China doll

    • Dolls; Toys

    • This small porcelain china doll has brown hair, and is primitively dressed in purple and white fabric. The skin of the doll is pale with painted lips, eyes and other features. The doll has been damaged and repaired.
    • Beaded bracelet

    • Beaded bracelet

    • Beads; Jewelry; Bracelets

    • This piece of jewelry consists of a string of 23 rounded, gold-colored beads with indented surfaces. Knots separate each bead, and the piece is closed with a metal clasp. A secondary strand of imitation pearls separated with metal connectors is...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Purse 3

    • Purse 3

    • Purses; Handbags; Crocheting

    • This dark brown crocheted "miser" purse is decorated with steel beads, fringe, and tassels. It is long and narrow with small pouches at either end, one ending in a rounded shape and the other a squared shape. A narrower slit section in the center...
    • 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."
    • Metate

    • Metate

    • Home food processing; Rocks

    • This black stone grinding tool is shaped with tripod legs and a flared bowl at its concave center. Metates were used for processing grain and seeds during food preparation.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Yarn winder frame

    • Yarn winder frame

    • Yarn; Equipment

    • The wooden frame for a wool or yarn winder is designed with two notches to hold the spokes and crank or handle of the hand operated machine. With completed parts, this tool was used to wind threads of yarn into skeins.
    • 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.

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