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    • 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.
    • Yarn winder

    • Yarn winder

    • Yarn; Equipment

    • This wooden tool uses five spokes mounted above a rectagular base to wind, measure, and count lengths of yarn. A small handle extends from one spoke to allow the reel to be turned. This type of yarn winder is known as a click reel, named for the...
    • Wooden shoe last

    • Wooden shoe last

    • Shoemaking; Equipment

    • This wooden shoe last is made in the form of a human foot, and has been repaired with white filler. It was used by a shoemaker or cobbler in the manufacture or repair of shoes.
    • Wire cutter

    • Wire cutter

    • Equipment; Wire

    • This unusual wire cutter or pliers has a rounded top, and is fastened with three screws to the connecting handles. The series of holes of various sizes may allow the tool to function as a wire stripper.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Surgical instruments

    • Surgical instruments

    • Medicine; Surgical instruments; Medical equipment & supplies; Boxes; Civil War

    • This latched wooden box with a key lock has two velvet-lined compartments. With two cloth handles, the top compartment can be removed. A variety of surgical tools and implements are stored inside this medical kit that belonged to Civil War...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Sadiron

    • Sadiron

    • Irons (Pressing); Equipment

    • The sadiron is a forged, pointed block of iron with a flat bottom and a thick handle. Used for pressing and ironing fabric, it was the precursor to the electric steam iron. The iron was heated over an open fire or other heat source.
    • Razor strop

    • Razor strop

    • Shaving equipment

    • This is a four sided paddle razor strop that was used to sharpen straight edge razors. With a turned handle, it is made of wood wrapped with leather covering two sides.
    • Razor strop

    • Razor strop

    • Shaving equipment

    • This hanging style razor strop is composed of a leather strip with a canvas backing used to sharpen or polish the blade of a straight edge razor.
    • 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;...
    • Rasp

    • Rasp

    • Woodworking; Equipment

    • This pointed rasp is about 15 inches long with a course surface on four sides. The tool was used to shape wood or soft stone.
    • Rag rug shuttle

    • Rag rug shuttle

    • Equipment; Weaving

    • The wooden shuttle is comprised of two long pieces of wood that are tapered at each end. They are connected by dowels so they remain approximately two inches apart. The shuttle was used to hold yarn or rag strips for rug weaving.
    • Post vise

    • Post vise

    • Equipment; Ironwork; Blacksmithing

    • This rusted blacksmith tool is an iron post, or leg, vise that is nearly four feet long. The body of the vise includes a screw and handle for loosening and tightening the jaws.
    • Plunger vacuum cleaner

    • Plunger vacuum cleaner

    • Vacuum cleaners; Housework; Equipment

    • A long, slender cylinder tapers at the bottom of this vaccum machine with a nozzle connected at the end that contacts the floor. A red plunger handle is located at the top of the cleaner and another handle stabilizes the machine. The body of the...
    • Pleater

    • Pleater

    • Sewing equipment & supplies

    • This flat metal implement in the shape of a rectangle has 53 parallel openings along its length. A separate metal piece accompanies the tool to push fabric through the openings to form pleats. An attached label includes instructions for use and...

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