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    • 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.
    • 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...
    • File press

    • File press

    • Office equipment & supplies; Presses

    • Composed of two rectangular blocks of wood, this press has a leather strap linking them. One of the blocks has a hinged section. The rolled strap has a white decorative border and a metal wing-nut to tighten it. Two paper labels are attached with...
    • Eyeglasses

    • Eyeglasses

    • Eyeglasses; Leather goods

    • Light brown wooden eyeglass frames are painted light brown and joined by a thin metal arched wire. Serations are cut into the each side of the nose piece. The glasses can be stored in the accompanying tooled leather case.
    • Civil War rifle

    • Civil War rifle

    • Rifles; Firearms

    • One of the most popular guns of the Civil War was this type of muzzle-loading rifle with an attached bayonet. The long rifle has a metal barrel and trigger mechanism. The wooden rifle stock is inscribed with the name Dotson.
    • Bale hooks

    • Bale hooks

    • Agricultural machinery & implements

    • Pointed metal rods are bent through a ring to form bale hooks used to hold sacks or bales of cotton or hay.
    • 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....
    • Froe

    • Froe

    • Woodworking

    • Similar in function to an axe, this froe has metal blade attached to a long wooden handle. One side of the blade is engraved with a star and "Iron City."
    • Leather satchel

    • Leather satchel

    • Bags; Leather goods

    • Styled from brown alligator skin, this oblong, rectangular satchel has a hinged top opening and a flat bottom. The bag closes with a locking metal latch and has a matching handle.
    • 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.
    • Hanging lamp

    • Hanging lamp

    • Lamps; Lighting

    • The base and top of this cylindrical hanging lamp are made of filigreed metal with a curved handle and hook for hanging. The two metal pieces are connected by a tube of soft fabric that forms a collapsible lampshade.
    • Crochet hook

    • Crochet hook

    • Crocheting; Textiles

    • The black metal crochet hook is shaped at the center with bone or ivory. Crochet is a process of creating fabric by pulling yarn or thread through knotted loops with a hooked needle.
    • 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...
    • Broad axe

    • Broad axe

    • Axes

    • The broad axe has a wide triangular shaped blade with a slightly curved cutting edge. The wooden handle is secured to the blade with a metal band and metal spikes or nails. Broad axes are tools used to create building timbers and planks.
    • Metal pot

    • Metal pot

    • Pots & pans; Cooking utensils

    • The dark metal pot has a thick handle that is soldered to its side. An unusual lid has two holes, with the larger hole filled by a rotating wooden ball attached beneath it.
    • Derringer pistol

    • Derringer pistol

    • Handguns; Firearms

    • The derringer is a small handgun that is easily concealed. This pistol is made of metal and wood, and is similar to the handgun used to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
    • Black fan

    • Black fan

    • Fans (Accessories)

    • The fan made of accordian pleated coarse black fabric and unfolds forming a full circle. The brass-tipped handles are made of wood covered with a thin layer of leather, and can be held together by a small metal clip.
    • Lasting pliers

    • Lasting pliers

    • Equipment

    • The inscription on these metal lasting pliers is "2- warranted steel Har..." The pliers have ridged teeth on the gripping surfaces, and were used in leather working.
    • Scythe

    • Scythe

    • Agricultural machinery & implements; Scythes

    • The long, curved wooden handle with two handgrips is attached to a metal blade. The curved blade has a sharp edge on one side and a grooved edge on the other, forming a hook.

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