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    • Cast iron skillet

    • Cast iron skillet

    • Cooking utensils; Pots & pans; Cast ironwork

    • With a rusted blackened surface, this cast iron skillet has tripod legs and a single handle. The legs make it useful for campfire or fireplace cooking.
    • 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.
    • Feather fan

    • Feather fan

    • Feathers; Fans (Accessories)

    • White and pale cream feathers make up this fan with a bird-shaped handle. The unusual handle has two small black beads representing eyes on a bird's face. The back of the fan has twisted wire covered with cream colored tape and an attached tag with...
    • Washboard Agitator

    • Washboard Agitator

    • Washing machines; Laundry

    • Three wooden rollers w/ 8 deep parallel ridges. The rollers are connected to one another with two metal bars. A metal structure forms a handle over the three rollers.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Shaving mug

    • Shaving mug

    • Shaving equipment; Shaving; Containers

    • This unusual cup is porcelain with a white mother of pearl glaze on the interior and a greenish-blue glaze on the exterior. It has two openings, and two large leaves are painted in gold on one side. The opening of the lower section is spade shaped...
    • Saber

    • Saber

    • Daggers & swords

    • This sword has a wooden handle, and the blade has a slight curve with a broken tip. The handle has three curved metal pieces to protect the knuckles. This weapon belonged to Don Antonio Gil Y'Barbo of Nacogdoches, Texas.
    • Post vise

    • Post vise

    • Equipment; Ironwork; Blacksmithing

    • This rusted blacksmith tool is an iron post, or leg, vise that is nearly four feet long. The body of the vise includes a screw and handle for loosening and tightening the jaws.
    • Cradle scythe

    • Cradle scythe

    • Scythes; Agricultural machinery & implements

    • This rake-like harvesting tool has a curved metal blade parallel to five wooden tines, forming a cradle that is attached to a wooden handle. The long handle, known as a snath, curves away from the blade and includes a secondary handle allowing two...
    • 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...
    • Chamber pot

    • Chamber pot

    • Furnishings; Pots & pans; Containers

    • This large chamber container has a matching lid and metal handle. It is decorated with daisies, small green leaves, and blue flowers, and is trimmed in gold.
    • Cast iron pot

    • Cast iron pot

    • Pots & pans; Cooking utensils; Cast ironwork

    • This large black cast iron pot has three legs and a wire handle. The interior of the pot is rusted. The legs make this pot useful for campfire or fireplace cooking.
    • 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...
    • Razor strop

    • Razor strop

    • Shaving equipment

    • This is a four sided paddle razor strop that was used to sharpen straight edge razors. With a turned handle, it is made of wood wrapped with leather covering two sides.
    • Pistol

    • Pistol

    • Handguns; Firearms

    • This is a breech loading Remington 44 caliber, percussion cap and ball revolver with a wooden handle. The top of the barrel is engraved "Remington New York US New Model." The gold colored trigger is stamped with a "D." The revolver, or pistol, may...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Stoneware pitcher

    • Stoneware pitcher

    • Pitchers; Tableware; Containers

    • This deep brown stoneware pitcher features a curved handle extending from the neck to the widest part of the container. The rim has a small pour spout.

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