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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Glass apothecary jar

    • Glass apothecary jar

    • Bottles; Glassware

    • The clear glass bottle with a pale lavender tint is marked "Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic." It is shaped like a flask, and contained a quinine medication to prevent and relieve malaria symptoms.
    • Corn husk mop

    • Corn husk mop

    • Mops & mopsticks; Brooms & brushes

    • Over 4.5 feet tall, this wooden mop consists of a rectangular mop head and a varnished cylindrical handle attached with nails. Bundled dried corn husks are inserted into four holes in the mop head to form stiff bristles for sweeping or scrubbing.
    • 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.
    • Black fan

    • Black fan

    • Fans (Accessories)

    • The fan made of accordian pleated coarse black fabric and unfolds forming a full circle. The brass-tipped handles are made of wood covered with a thin layer of leather, and can be held together by a small metal clip.
    • 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.
    • Feather fan

    • Feather fan

    • Feathers; Fans (Accessories)

    • White and pale cream feathers make up this fan with a bird-shaped handle. The unusual handle has two small black beads representing eyes on a bird's face. The back of the fan has twisted wire covered with cream colored tape and an attached tag with...
    • Double barrel rifle

    • Double barrel rifle

    • Rifles; Firearms

    • Both sides of the barrel rib of this muzzle-loading rifle are engraved "W. Richards." It is double barreled with a wooden ramrod beneath the barrels. Both crosshatching and decorative designs mark the barrels and stock, with the inscription "fine...
    • Pick

    • Pick

    • Agricultural machinery & implements

    • This hand tool has a metal head with two pointed ends. Its wooden handle is approximately 2.5 feet long. Originally used as an agricultural tool, the pick is often used to break up hard surfaces.
    • Coin - Spanish 2 reales (date unknown)

    • Coin - Spanish 2 reales (date unknown)

    • Coins; Money

    • Obverse side of coin depicts shield and crown, with "Philippus" on margin. Reverse side of coin depicts the coat of arms of Castile and LeĆ³n. Date not known, but likely from early to mid 1700's; possibly minted during Spanish King Philip V's...
    • Shoe hook

    • Shoe hook

    • Shoes; Equipment

    • The silver shoe hook has a decorative scroll and leaf design on one side and is inscribed "Sterling Pat. Oct. 94." on the other. The tool ends in a narrow hook used to lace shoestrings.
    • Spencer repeating rifle

    • Spencer repeating rifle

    • Rifles; Firearms

    • This Spencer repeating rifle is a manually operated lever-action, repeating weapon with the inscription "Richards" on both sides of the gun. It has double barrels with two levers for the cocking trigger. It has a wooden ramrod under the barrels and...
    • Lace bobbin

    • Lace bobbin

    • Lace making; Textiles; Lace

    • This elliptical shaped bobbin has pointed ends with a center spool to manage threads used for making lace textiles.
    • 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.
    • Paper cutter

    • Paper cutter

    • Office equipment & supplies

    • This black paper cutter is made of steel with yellow and red floral designs and narrow stripes. The piece is worn, and has a wooden handle trimmed with a silver band.

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