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    • 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...
    • Tertiery Flake

    • Tertiery Flake

    • Arrowheads; Indians of North America; Indians of Central America

    • Flake has one smooth side & one side has a ridge on it. Edges are irregularly shaped; one is basically convex, the other is recurved. The 'stem' is expanded. It is charcoal in color.
    • Projectile point 66

    • Projectile point 66

    • Arrowheads; Indians of North America; Indians of Central America

    • Has a long slender blade w/ convex edges that are sporatically seriated. Shoulders flair outward and the stem has one straight edge & one edge slants diagonally. Base is straight. It is gray w/ some red in it.
    • Dolman cape

    • Dolman cape

    • Capes (Clothing); Clothing & dress

    • The dolman jacket is constructed of black velvet with a floral design. The fringed dolman is designed with sleeves hidden under capelike arm pieces. It has a flat collar banded with tassels, and it has hook and eye closures.
    • 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.
    • Clothes stand

    • Clothes stand

    • Stands (Furniture)

    • The adjustable clothes stand is a combination of painted wood and metal with a shaped hanger at the top. Also known as a valet stand or clothes tree, it is designed to neatly display clothing.
    • Souvenir plate

    • Souvenir plate

    • Tableware; Souvenirs

    • This blue and white glazed ceramic plate is decorated with a floral edging. It depicts historic sites in Nacogdoches, Texas, including the Old Nacogdoches University, Adolphus Sterne House, Old Stone Fort, Thomas J. Rusk Monument, Peter Ellis...
    • Crocheted bedcovering

    • Crocheted bedcovering

    • Bedspreads; Crocheting; Quilts; Textiles

    • This off-white, medium weight crocheted bedcovering has a knotted design with plain edging on one side and fringe on the remaining sides. Its shape allows it to be used as a bedspread.
    • 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.
    • Cane knife

    • Cane knife

    • Knives; Machetes

    • Similar to a machete, this cane knife is nearly 27 inches long with a three inch blade. Used to harvest sugarcane, it has a rusted blade and is in worn condition. The hook at the tip of the blade is used to pick up cut cane. Sugarcane was grown...
    • Engraved medal

    • Engraved medal

    • Medals

    • The metal shield shaped medallion is engraved "J.H. Summers Nacogdoches, Texas." The medal is embellished with a decorative row of stars and is designed with a hole to hang it from a chain.
    • Lock and key

    • Lock and key

    • Keys (Hardware); Locks (Hardware)

    • This corroded heart shaped lock and key set is similar to a railroad switch lock. It is a portable lock with a curved shackle used to secure property.
    • Masonic emblem medal

    • Masonic emblem medal

    • Medals

    • The square metal medallion contains the Masonic emblem and is engraved "V. E. Middlebrook, 2.11.04." The reverse side of the medal is engraved "Nacogdoches, Tex." A hole in the top corner allows it to hang diagonally.
    • 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...
    • Calendar clock

    • Calendar clock

    • Clocks & watches

    • This calendar clock has two dials for the time and date. It is in a wooden case with three spires. The top dial has the words "Fashion, patent Oct 11, 1875" and the bottom dial has the words "Southern Calendar Clock Co. St Louis, MO, patented Feb...
    • Rabbet plane

    • Rabbet plane

    • Woodworking; Carpentry

    • This rabbet plane is marked "Barry & Way New York" and "15." It was a tool used to cut grooves into the edge of a piece of wood.
    • Apron

    • Apron

    • Aprons; Clothing & dress

    • Made of pink cotton, this child's apron has a round collar with white lace edging. The ends of the short, wide sleeves are also trimmed with white lace. The apron has a front neckline opening with five small white buttons, and it has two small...
    • 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...
    • Clay pipe

    • Clay pipe

    • Pipes (Smoking); Tobacco pipes; Clay

    • Red oxide gives this oval shaped clay pipe its reddish color. A seam in the pipe indicates that it was probably made using a mold. A portion of the pipe surrounding the neck has been broken off and repaired with plaster. The pipe is marked in ink...
    • Double tree harness

    • Double tree harness

    • Harnesses

    • This harness is an example of a double tree style of harness that connects two horses to a wagon. It is made of wood with metal attachments. Typically, two single harnesses are attached to the double tree section that is, in turn, attached to the...

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