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    • 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.
    • Wooden pillbox

    • Wooden pillbox

    • Containers; Boxes

    • Made of burled and inlaid wood, this small elegant rectangular box was used as either a pillbox or snuff box. The box has curved edges and two hinged lids on the top that open in opposite directions, concealing small compartments. The lids are...
    • Wooden gavel

    • Wooden gavel

    • Gavels

    • This gavel is made from wood from the Old Stone Fort in Nacogdoches, Texas. The head is designed with carved bands and the handle has turned detailing. Gavels are ceremonial mallets used to call for attention in court proceedings or to punctuate...
    • Wellington pipe

    • Wellington pipe

    • Pipes (Smoking); Tobacco pipes

    • The Wellington French briar smoking pipe has a wooden bowl and a distinctive curved stem. The band is stamped "Oxford Plate Made in U.S.A."
    • Stuffed dolls

    • Stuffed dolls

    • Dolls; Toys

    • Dolls representing a man and woman are made of nylon stretched over stuffed canvas bodies. The woman is dressed in a navy blue dotted swiss dress with a slip and bloomers. She also wears black shoes, a blue and white bonnet, and plastic glasses. In...
    • Stone celt

    • Stone celt

    • Axes; Rocks

    • The stone celt axe was an important tool in ancient America, used to chop or cut wood. Celts are made of various kinds of stone and can vary considerably in shape.
    • Stockings 1

    • Stockings 1

    • Hosiery; Clothing & dress

    • These stockings are made of finely woven white cotton with narrow hems at the top and seams at the back of each.
    • Spinning wheel

    • Spinning wheel

    • Spinning apparatus; Yarn; Thread

    • Used to spin thread or yarn, this is a great, or walking, type spinning wheel commonly used during the 19th century. The entire piece is made of dark brown varnished wood with an overall length of seven feet. The 3.5 foot wheel is attached to main...
    • Souvenir plate

    • Souvenir plate

    • Tableware; Souvenirs

    • The Old Stone Fort in Nacogdoches, Texas, is shown amid green grass and blue sky on this small Dresden china plate. A caption below the image is lettered "Old Stone Fort, Nacogdoches, Texas." The bottom of the plate is marked "Made in Germany for...
    • Rocking chair

    • Rocking chair

    • Rocking chairs; Furniture

    • The rocker has a wooden frame with cane inserts on the seat and back. The wooden arms have a graceful teardrop shape. The upper back, front legs, and cross supports have spooled detailing. Metal supports appear between the runners and base of the...
    • 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.
    • Projectile point 1

    • Projectile point 1

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

    • Is made of brown stone. Edges are recurves. Shoulders are squared w/ one tip chipped. Stem edges are parallel and the base is straight w/ one corner slightly chipped. Blade is triangularly shaped.
    • Playing cards

    • Playing cards

    • Playing cards; Games

    • This set of 52 playing cards is unnumbered, and is likely made up of cards from multiple decks. In a set of cards with matching green backs, there are two with yellow and red backs. The nine of diamonds card has penciled markings.
    • Paper cutter

    • Paper cutter

    • Office equipment & supplies

    • This black paper cutter is made of steel with yellow and red floral designs and narrow stripes. The piece is worn, and has a wooden handle trimmed with a silver band.
    • Painted canvas fan

    • Painted canvas fan

    • Fans (Accessories)

    • The bottom section of this fan is made of black painted wood, while the top portion is dark pleated canvas with an edging of black velvet. One side of the fan is painted with a white floral design. The fan is closed by a small pin with porcelain...
    • Musket balls

    • Musket balls

    • Bullets; Ammunition

    • Musket balls are an early form of ammunition, generally made from lead. The balls are muzzle-loaded into the barrel of a long gun, or musket, wrapped in a loosely-fitting paper patch and backed with gunpowder.
    • Meerschaum pipe

    • Meerschaum pipe

    • Pipes (Smoking); Tobacco pipes

    • Made of a white silicate mineral, this meerschaum pipe is shaped like the bust of a bearded man wearing a helmet and laurel, with an iron cross emblem at his neck. The pipe has an amber shaft and is accompanied by a brown case.

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