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    • Can capping machine

    • Can capping machine

    • Canning & preserving; Machinery

    • Manufactured by Automatic Canning Devices, Inc. in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, this dark aluminum capping machine was cranked by hand with a wooden handle. Patent numbers include 1711336-1780729, 1961650 and others. The machine was used to attach lids...
    • Canning jar

    • Canning jar

    • Containers; Glassware

    • The Presto clear glass, wide mouth canning jar and lid were manufactured by Owens-Illinois Glass Company. The patent number is included on the lid: Pat. Re. 17562.
    • Canning jar

    • Canning jar

    • Containers; Glassware

    • This Globe amber glass canning jar, including a lid and wire bail, was patented May 25, 1886. The bottom of the jar is numbered "50."
    • Chamber pot

    • Chamber pot

    • Furnishings; Pots & pans; Containers

    • This large chamber container has a matching lid and metal handle. It is decorated with daisies, small green leaves, and blue flowers, and is trimmed in gold.
    • Dried gourd

    • Dried gourd

    • Containers

    • This dark brown, dried gourd has been carved to create a lidded container. Notches hold the lid in position. The shell of the gourd has a wooden appearance. Gourds are in the same plant family as the pumpkin, and are sometimes referred to as...
    • Glass bottle

    • Glass bottle

    • Bottles; Glassware

    • The narrow cobalt blue glass bottle has a broken cork in its opening. Most medicines, cures, poisons and castor oil were stored in cobalt blue glass containers.
    • Glass bottle

    • Glass bottle

    • Bottles; Glassware

    • This cobalt blue glass bottle has an unusual clear glass handle. A broken cork is lodged in the opening. Most medicines, cures, poisons and castor oil were stored in cobalt blue glass containers.
    • Leather banknote case

    • Leather banknote case

    • Bags; Containers; Leather goods

    • Folded brown leather banknote case with red interior has "Notes" embossed on the outer flap. The interior features an embossed stamp pocket. A worn leather tie secures the case.
    • Medicine case label

    • Medicine case label

    • Medicine; Labels

    • Instructions printed on a paper label for a package of Ramon's Laxative cold tablets are included inside a worn brown leather medicine bag. The text of the label reads: "1 ingredient reduces fever, another stops aches and pains and then having...
    • 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...
    • Powder flask

    • Powder flask

    • Containers; Gunpowder

    • This metal powder flask with an embossed design includes a brass spout. Flasks are used as containers for loose gunpowder, and are successors of powder horns.
    • Powder flask

    • Powder flask

    • Containers; Gunpowder

    • Round brass powder flask includes a spout to measure and pour gunpowder. Flasks are used as containers for loose gunpowder, and are successors of powder horns.
    • Powder flask

    • Powder flask

    • Containers; Gunpowder

    • This oval leather powder flask, with a narrow metal spout, is stitched on the sides. Powder flasks and powder horns are designed to hold gunpowder used in firearms.
    • Powder horn and shot pouch

    • Powder horn and shot pouch

    • Gunpowder; Containers

    • The filled powder horn, numbered '879,' has a wooden cover fastened with nails and secured with a screw and string. A leather shot pouch is tied to the horn with a strip of leather.
    • 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...
    • Shaving mug

    • Shaving mug

    • Shaving equipment; Shaving; Containers

    • This unusual cup is porcelain with a white mother of pearl glaze on the interior and a greenish-blue glaze on the exterior. It has two openings, and two large leaves are painted in gold on one side. The opening of the lower section is spade shaped...
    • Snuffbox

    • Snuffbox

    • Snuff; Containers; Boxes

    • The small circular snuffbox has an embossed, or repousse, design of rose petals and leaves on a hinged lid.

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