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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Pick

    • Pick

    • Agricultural machinery & implements

    • This hand tool has a metal head with two pointed ends. Its wooden handle is approximately 2.5 feet long. Originally used as an agricultural tool, the pick is often used to break up hard surfaces.
    • Kerosene lamp

    • Kerosene lamp

    • Lamps; Glassware

    • Both the base and chimney or shade of this kerosene lamp are clear glass. The base portion, used to contain kerosene or oil includes a cotton wick, and is decorated with an embossed vine design. Kerosene lamps were widely used until the invention...
    • Flax break

    • Flax break

    • Flax; Cotton; Agricultural machinery & implements; Equipment

    • This flax break is a handmade wooden device used to chop flax straw. It is used in processing the hair-like fibers of the flax plant into linen thread.
    • Scutching bat

    • Scutching bat

    • Flax; Agricultural machinery & implements

    • The wooden scutching bat has a wide end narrowing to almost a point on the opposite end. A handle on the wide end extends beyond the body of the slightly cureved board. The tool was used to loosen fibers from flax used to make linen thread.
    • Plane

    • Plane

    • Woodworking; Carpentry

    • The handle and blade of this large plane have been removed. The tool has two wooden screws that fasten the fence to the plane, and an iron plate is attached to the bottom. A wooden wedge is used to secure an iron blade. The overall length of the...
    • 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.
    • Ceramic pipe

    • Ceramic pipe

    • Pipes (Smoking); Tobacco pipes

    • This well-worn ceramic pipe was used to smoke tobacco. Its stem is missing. Ceramic pipes were made of materials such as clay, earthenware, stoneware and porcelain.
    • Glue pot

    • Glue pot

    • Glue; Pots & pans

    • Similar to a double boiler, this set of pots was used to heat hide glue, an adhesive made by boiling animal connective tissue. The larger pot is marked "Marietta, PA" on its exterior. Both pots have curved wire handles.
    • Moulding plane

    • Moulding plane

    • Woodworking; Carpentry

    • Used in carpentry to shape decorative trim work and moldings, this moulding plane is a tool constructed of dark wood with a metal blade. The length of the plane is 26 centimeters.
    • 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.
    • Feathers

    • Feathers

    • Feathers

    • This object is made of two feathers in various colors: bright orange, red-orange, gold, brown, and black. The underside of the wing-shaped piece is covered with a black backing. The feathers could be used as a hair or millinery accessory.
    • Plains rifle

    • Plains rifle

    • Rifles; Firearms

    • This muzzle-loading plains rifle has a .45 caliber octagonal barrel with the ramrod intact. The gun has the original flintlock, set triggers, conversion and barrel. Plains rifles saw heavy use by emigrants bound for California and Oregon during the...
    • Rabbet plane

    • Rabbet plane

    • Woodworking; Carpentry

    • This rabbet plane has a manufacturer's stamp that is unclear. This tool was used to cut grooves into the edge of a piece of wood.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Plane

    • Plane

    • Woodworking; Carpentry

    • Used to form tongue and groove shapes in wood, this tool is marked on one side "75" and "...Comb & Co. New Orleans."

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