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    • Hand cards

    • Hand cards

    • Cotton industry; Textiles

    • This pair of wooden hand cards were used to brush clumps of cotton fiber into uniform strands by pulling the two cards against each other. Each rectangular card has a handle and metal teeth that separate, straighten, and align fibers. The cards...
    • Mano

    • Mano

    • Rocks; Grinding

    • This round hand stone has two flat sides with small concave depressions on each. The mano was used in conjunction with a metate, or grinding stone, to crush grain or seeds.
    • 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.
    • Mano

    • Mano

    • Rocks; Grinding

    • This round hand stone, or mano, has a smooth surface. It was used in conjunction with a metate, or grinding stone, to crush grain or seeds.
    • 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.
    • Tobacco cutter

    • Tobacco cutter

    • Agricultural machinery & implements; Cast ironwork

    • Embossed with "Brown Mule, 1 inch 2 inch, R.J.R. Tob Co. N 3019," this cast iron tobacco cutter uses a hand operated lever to raise and lower the cutting blade. Holes in the base allow the cutter to be mounted on a wooden platform or base. Most...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Corn sheller

    • Corn sheller

    • Corn; Agricultural machinery & implements; Cast ironwork

    • This hand operated, heavy duty cast iron corn sheller has a stationary funnel shaped tube and blade mechanism that removes corn kernels from the cob.
    • Saber

    • Saber

    • Daggers & swords

    • The scabbard of this dark metal sword is encircled by two metal bands. The weapon has a black handle, and three curved metal lines form the hand guard.
    • 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...

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