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    • 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.
    • Washboard Agitator

    • Washboard Agitator

    • Washing machines; Laundry

    • Three wooden rollers w/ 8 deep parallel ridges. The rollers are connected to one another with two metal bars. A metal structure forms a handle over the three rollers.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Spindle

    • Spindle

    • Spinning apparatus

    • This grooved spindle from a spinning wheel has a wooden base with two turned wooden upright pieces that form a 'U' shape. Across the top of the assembly a pointed metal rod is attached with string and corn husk bindings. One end of the rod is...
    • 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...
    • Shoe fitting stool

    • Shoe fitting stool

    • Shoes; Stools

    • This wooden shoe fitting stool has a seat mounted on metal legs. A foot rest extension in front of the seating area slopes down and is marked with shoe sizes on a metal ruler.
    • 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.
    • Saber

    • Saber

    • Daggers & swords

    • This sword has a wooden handle, and the blade has a slight curve with a broken tip. The handle has three curved metal pieces to protect the knuckles. This weapon belonged to Don Antonio Gil Y'Barbo of Nacogdoches, Texas.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Red metal box

    • Red metal box

    • Containers; Packaging; Boxes

    • This small red metal box, lined with black velvet cloth, once held one dozen pen points. The hinged box is inscribed with the patent date 9/24/1878 and "Esterbrook's Superior Steel Pens. The original Falcon no. 048." In this instance, the box...
    • Railroad lantern

    • Railroad lantern

    • Lanterns; Lighting

    • The railroad lantern has a metal cage with a translucent glass globe inscribed "R. Parmelee, Nacogdoches, Texas." This type of lantern was used to relay signals and to inspect trains at night.
    • Purse 3

    • Purse 3

    • Purses; Handbags; Crocheting

    • This dark brown crocheted "miser" purse is decorated with steel beads, fringe, and tassels. It is long and narrow with small pouches at either end, one ending in a rounded shape and the other a squared shape. A narrower slit section in the center...
    • Purse 1

    • Purse 1

    • Purses; Handbags; Leather goods

    • This tooled black leather purse has a strap and a metal clasp. A vine design decorates the front, and the reverse side has a pocket used to store calling cards.
    • Powder flask

    • Powder flask

    • Containers; Gunpowder

    • This metal powder flask with an embossed design includes a brass spout. Flasks are used as containers for loose gunpowder, and are successors of powder horns.
    • Powder flask

    • Powder flask

    • Containers; Gunpowder

    • This oval leather powder flask, with a narrow metal spout, is stitched on the sides. Powder flasks and powder horns are designed to hold gunpowder used in firearms.
    • Pleater

    • Pleater

    • Sewing equipment & supplies

    • This flat metal implement in the shape of a rectangle has 53 parallel openings along its length. A separate metal piece accompanies the tool to push fabric through the openings to form pleats. An attached label includes instructions for use and...

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