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    • Eyeglasses

    • Eyeglasses

    • Eyeglasses

    • The oval lenses of these glasses are framed with metal. The nose piece is constructed of metal as well. The ear pieces are thin strands of silver wire.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Fluting iron

    • Fluting iron

    • Irons (Pressing); Equipment

    • This is a rocking style metal fluting iron with two parts. The top part, with a handle, is embossed with a horseshoe and the words "Good Luck." The rectangular base has ridges that correspond to those in the top piece. After heating the base of...
    • 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."
    • Hairpin lace

    • Hairpin lace

    • Lace; Lace making; Needlework

    • Using a hairpin shaped metal frame and a crochet hook, crocheted hairpin lace is made by wrapping yarn around the frame forming loops that are held together with crochet stitches in the center. Strips of this type of lace can be stitched together...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Hatpin

    • Hatpin

    • Pins & needles; Clothing & dress

    • This long metal hatpin is topped with a white bead. Used to secure a hat to the hair, this type of pin was a common accessory for women into the twentieth century.
    • Horse bit

    • Horse bit

    • Horses; Ironwork

    • This Spanish horse bit is designed with two curved iron side pieces ending in loops. The pieces are joined with a semi-circular iron mouthpiece. A bit is the metal mouthpiece of a bridle that serves to control, curb, and direct an animal.
    • Horse bit

    • Horse bit

    • Horses; Ironwork

    • This nineteenth century horse bit is designed with two curved iron side pieces ending in loops. The pieces are joined by the mouthpiece. A bit is the metal mouthpiece of a bridle that serves to control, curb, and direct an animal.
    • Lard press

    • Lard press

    • Machinery; Equipment; Home food processing

    • This elaborate example of a lard press includes a long board mounted on four legs, and an extension with a notch in the top that supports a handle that pivots on a peg. A plunger device is mounted on the handle, and when depressed it is inserted...
    • 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.
    • Medicine case label

    • Medicine case label

    • Medicine; Labels

    • Instructions printed on a paper label for a package of Ramon's Laxative cold tablets are included inside a worn brown leather medicine bag. The text of the label reads: "1 ingredient reduces fever, another stops aches and pains and then having...
    • Leather medicine case

    • Leather medicine case

    • Medical equipment & supplies; Bags; Glassware; Containers; Leather goods

    • This worn black leather medicine bag has a thick leather handle attached with "D" rings. It has a metal latch to lock the case. One side of the case overlaps the other when the bag is closed. One side of the interior contains 11 tall glass test...
    • 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.
    • Leather wallet

    • Leather wallet

    • Wallets; Leather goods

    • This dark brown leather wallet has five interior sections including a coin case with a metal closure, a tabbed pocket, and receipt slots.
    • Lock and key

    • Lock and key

    • Locks (Hardware); Keys (Hardware)

    • The rectangular metal lock is rusted, and is accompanied by a two pronged key. The faceplate of the lock has holes for mounting.
    • Lock and key

    • Lock and key

    • Locks (Hardware); Keys (Hardware)

    • This rectangular shaped metal lock is accompanied by a key and a mounting hinge that has been painted white. The faceplate of the lock has holes for mounting. The lock is believed to be from the old jail in Douglass, Texas.

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