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    • Counterbalance loom

    • Counterbalance loom

    • Looms; Weaving; Textiles

    • This handmade wooden counterbalance loom has four harnesses and is assembled with wooden pegs. When any two of its harnesses are raised, two other harnesses are lowered. It is the most common type of loom and was used weave yarn into cloth with a...
    • Glass fire extinguisher

    • Glass fire extinguisher

    • Glassware; Fire extinguishers

    • This light blue glass fire extinguisher held water and fire retardant chemicals that could be released when the container was thrown at the base of a fire to shatter, and extinguish flames. One end of this oval container has been resealed.
    • Horse hames

    • Horse hames

    • Harnesses; Collars

    • These two curved pieces of a wooden horse hames are part of a harness that attaches to a collar for an animal when performing heavier labor, like pulling a cart or large load. The collar and hames harness place the weight of the load onto the...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Tobacco cutter

    • Tobacco cutter

    • Agricultural machinery & implements; Cast ironwork

    • Embossed with "Brown Mule, 1 inch 2 inch, R.J.R. Tob Co. N 3019," this cast iron tobacco cutter uses a hand operated lever to raise and lower the cutting blade. Holes in the base allow the cutter to be mounted on a wooden platform or base. Most...

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