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    • Skein winder

    • Skein winder

    • Yarn; Textile machinery

    • Used to wind yarn into skeins, this wooden machine was brought from Canada in the 19th century. Four arms are mounted on a winding shaft that is supported on a base comprised of two curved boards stabilized with crosspieces. The winding arms each...
    • Yarn winder

    • Yarn winder

    • Yarn; Equipment

    • This wooden tool uses five spokes mounted above a rectagular base to wind, measure, and count lengths of yarn. A small handle extends from one spoke to allow the reel to be turned. This type of yarn winder is known as a click reel, named for the...
    • 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...
    • Leather saddle bags

    • Leather saddle bags

    • Saddles; Leather goods; Bags

    • The tooled leather saddlebags have oval stitching on the front of each bag, and are connected by a flat strip of leather. The bags each feature metal-lined compartments and box-like openings at the base.
    • 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...
    • Purse 2

    • Purse 2

    • Purses; Handbags

    • Lined in red, this black velvet bag, shaped like a pouch, has a velvet ribbon handle. Red, black, blue and yellow sequins embellish the bag. A faded black tassel hangs from the base of the purse.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Child's glass cup

    • Child's glass cup

    • Glassware; Drinking vessels

    • The amethyst glass child's cup with a pedestal base has a molded handle. The pressed design includes diagonal bands with flowers and striped markings, and the top of the cup is embossed with a pointed border.
    • Turquoise feathers

    • Turquoise feathers

    • Feathers

    • Two long feathers are twisted together to form a spiral shape. One feather is black and the second is variegated shades of turquoise. The piece has a black taped base and could be attached to hat as a decorative accessory.
    • Black feathers

    • Black feathers

    • Feathers

    • These long black feathers are gathered at the base with three short feathers and peach colored thread. The tall hair-like feathers each end in a tulip shaped plume. Also attached to the base is a cream colored tag. The feathers could be used as a...
    • Glass insulator

    • Glass insulator

    • Electrical apparatus

    • Used to mount and separate electrical power and signalling lines on poles, this clear glass insulator is made up of several parts that give it a distinctive shape: the rounded dome and crown, a wire ridge and groove, skirt, and base.
    • Glass insulator

    • Glass insulator

    • Electrical apparatus

    • This clear glass insulator has a top groove and was used to mount and separate electrical power and signalling lines on poles. It has a round base and is embossed with "U.S.A. 4-56 & Kimble - 830 Tempered."
    • Brass candlestick

    • Brass candlestick

    • Candlesticks; Brasswork

    • With a rectangular base, this brass candlestick has a mechanism to adjust the candle height or to eject a spent candle. A small curved thumb ring handle allows the candlestick to be carried.
    • Minié bullet

    • Minié bullet

    • Bullets; Ammunition

    • This Minié ball is a conical, cylindrical soft lead bullet with three grooves around the base of the cylinder. This type of bullet, used in muzzle loading rifles, became prominent during the United States Civil War.
    • Perfume bottle

    • Perfume bottle

    • Bottles; Glassware

    • This is a bell-shaped, light blue opaque glass perfume bottle. Its matching stopper is chipped. A portion of the base has a worn gold marking. The bottom of the bottle is numbered 33.
    • Projectile point 1

    • Projectile point 1

    • Arrowheads; Indians of North America; Indians of Central America

    • Is made of brown stone. Edges are recurves. Shoulders are squared w/ one tip chipped. Stem edges are parallel and the base is straight w/ one corner slightly chipped. Blade is triangularly shaped.
    • Projectile point 3

    • Projectile point 3

    • Arrowheads; Indians of North America; Indians of Central America

    • Is gray and has a triangular shaped blade. Edges are concave and one edge is chipped. Shoulders are barbed and flair out horizontally. Stem is slightly expanded and the base is both straight and convex.

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