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    • Barbed wire - German World War I

    • Barbed wire - German World War I

    • Barbed wire

    • These are examples of barbed wire fencing used as “concertina” wire in the European campaign during World War I. The twisted steel wire with barbs at regular intervals impeded or halted the passage of soldiers.
    • 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.
    • Coin - Spanish 2 reales (date unknown)

    • Coin - Spanish 2 reales (date unknown)

    • Coins; Money

    • Obverse side of coin depicts shield and crown, with "Philippus" on margin. Reverse side of coin depicts the coat of arms of Castile and León. Date not known, but likely from early to mid 1700's; possibly minted during Spanish King Philip V's...
    • Textile shuttle

    • Textile shuttle

    • Equipment; Textile machinery

    • Wooden boat-like device used on textile machinery to carry filling yarn during the weaving process. The size of this shuttle is 9.1 cm long and 3.95 cm wide.
    • Metate

    • Metate

    • Home food processing; Rocks

    • This black stone grinding tool is shaped with tripod legs and a flared bowl at its concave center. Metates were used for processing grain and seeds during food preparation.
    • Metate

    • Metate

    • Home food processing; Rocks

    • This black stone grinding tool is shaped with tripod legs and a flared bowl at its concave center. Metates were used for processing grain and seeds during food preparation.
    • Metate

    • Metate

    • Home food processing; Rocks

    • This grinding stone, a brown oblong rock, has a darker central depression. A metate, or mealing stone, is a mortar used to process grain and seeds during food preparation.
    • 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...
    • Metate

    • Metate

    • Rocks; Home food processing

    • This grinding stone, a reddish triangular rock, has a small central depression. A metate, or mealing stone, is a mortar used to process grain and seeds during food preparation.
    • 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...
    • 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...

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