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    • Barbed wire - Scutt arrow plate

    • Barbed wire - Scutt arrow plate

    • Barbed wire

    • Scutt arrowplate barbed wire consists of two twisted-strand wires with four point sheet metal arrow plate barbs. Each barb is split and shaped like an arrowhead. Scutt arrowplate barbed wire has patent 20500, issued June 18, 1878, by Hiram B....
    • Beaded necklace

    • Beaded necklace

    • Beads; Necklaces; Jewelry

    • One hundred fifty three small ceramic beads strung on thread make up this bracelet found near San Augustine, Texas. Twenty four of the rounded beads are white or ivory, while the remainder are varying shades of blue.
    • Four poster bed

    • Four poster bed

    • Beds; Furniture

    • This wooden four poster bed has turned posts and a scroll shaped headboard. This type of bed is used with a heavy cotton mattress and a feather bed. The bed was made in Nacogdoches, Texas, in the fall of 1836 for the Rusk family, and was later...
    • Cast iron grinder

    • Cast iron grinder

    • Cast ironwork; Equipment; Grinding machines

    • The cast iron grinder has a crank handle and four legs that are designed to allow the tool to be bolted to a work surface. The machine has a hinged lid and an interior roller that corresponds to the shape of the lid. Meat or grains could be...
    • Cast iron tobacco grinder

    • Cast iron tobacco grinder

    • Cast ironwork; Tobacco; Equipment; Grinding machines

    • The cast iron grinder has a crank handle and four legs that are designed to allow the tool to be bolted to a work surface. The machine has a hinged lid enscribed with the number 11. Inside the cylindrical shaped grinder are two removable rollers...
    • Baby crib

    • Baby crib

    • Children's furniture; Furniture

    • The wheeled four-poster baby crib is constructed of dark wood with turned spindles on each side, and four posters. The crib bottom has nine supporting slats. The crib has missing parts and some damage.
    • Wax letter seals in container

    • Wax letter seals in container

    • Correspondence; Containers

    • This hinged metal box contains five intact wax letter seals along with four fragmented seals. Before adhesive envelopes were available, wax seals were used to prevent letters from being opened until accepted by the proper recipient.
    • 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.
    • Pie safe

    • Pie safe

    • Furniture; Cupboards

    • This pie safe is a raised cabinet with four legs. Two doors with punched tin inserts conceal shelves used to store baked goods and other foods. The pie safe has a drawer and is topped with an arched cornice.
    • Counterbalance loom

    • Counterbalance loom

    • Looms; Weaving; Textiles

    • This handmade wooden counterbalance loom has four harnesses and is assembled with wooden pegs. When any two of its harnesses are raised, two other harnesses are lowered. It is the most common type of loom and was used weave yarn into cloth with a...
    • Lard press

    • Lard press

    • Machinery; Equipment; Home food processing

    • This elaborate example of a lard press includes a long board mounted on four legs, and an extension with a notch in the top that supports a handle that pivots on a peg. A plunger device is mounted on the handle, and when depressed it is inserted...
    • 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.
    • Pincushion

    • Pincushion

    • Pins & needles; Sewing equipment & supplies

    • A black metal band encircles this red velvet pincushion decorated with a black button at the top. Four straight pins with black heads are attached through the band. The small stuffed cushion is used in sewing to rigidly hold pins or needles.
    • 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.
    • Victorian parlor table

    • Victorian parlor table

    • Tables; Furniture

    • The rectangular wooden table with a small circular lower shelf is adorned with decorative trim including drop finials at each corner. The four out-swept legs end with round disk shapes and have carved detailing.
    • Wedding dress

    • Wedding dress

    • Wedding clothing & dress; Dresses

    • This full length, antique white wedding dress has a fitted bodice with four darts at the front. The dress has short puffed sleeves that are trimmed in lace to match the neckline trim. The dress fastens with snaps at the center of the back....
    • 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.
    • Skein winder

    • Skein winder

    • Yarn; Textile machinery

    • Used to wind yarn into skeins, this wooden machine was brought from Canada in the 19th century. Four arms are mounted on a winding shaft that is supported on a base comprised of two curved boards stabilized with crosspieces. The winding arms each...

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