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    • Saber

    • Saber

    • Daggers & swords

    • The scabbard of this dark metal sword is encircled by two metal bands. The weapon has a black handle, and three curved metal lines form the hand guard.
    • Plane

    • Plane

    • Woodworking; Carpentry

    • The Stanley no. 97 wood plane is constructed with an adjustable cutting edge. The flat sole of the plane guides the cutter to remove shavings of wood to create a flat and smooth finished surface. The tool has a wooden knob, or handle, that is...
    • Sword

    • Sword

    • Daggers & swords

    • The sword has a triangular shaped blade that is imprinted with a clover or leaf design. The handle is missing.
    • Ceramic pitcher and wash bowl

    • Ceramic pitcher and wash bowl

    • Pitchers; Bowls (Tableware)

    • The white ceramic pitcher is decorated with a white, orange, and yellow floral design, and has gold edging around the top and on the handle. The white bowl has an embossed pattern on the rim. Until the mid 1800's indoor plumbing was not common, so...
    • Yarn winder frame

    • Yarn winder frame

    • Yarn; Equipment

    • The wooden frame for a wool or yarn winder is designed with two notches to hold the spokes and crank or handle of the hand operated machine. With completed parts, this tool was used to wind threads of yarn into skeins.
    • 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.
    • Medicine case label

    • Medicine case label

    • Medicine; Labels

    • Instructions printed on a paper label for a package of Ramon's Laxative cold tablets are included inside a worn brown leather medicine bag. The text of the label reads: "1 ingredient reduces fever, another stops aches and pains and then having...
    • Paper cutter

    • Paper cutter

    • Office equipment & supplies

    • This black paper cutter is made of steel with yellow and red floral designs and narrow stripes. The piece is worn, and has a wooden handle trimmed with a silver band.
    • Umbrella

    • Umbrella

    • Umbrellas

    • This black satin folding umbrella has scalloped edges and a red lining. Decorating the parasol are black beads affixed in a floral design and a black lace cover. The wooden handle is painted in matching black and red.
    • Brass kettle

    • Brass kettle

    • Kettles; Pots & pans; Brasswork

    • This brass preserving kettle is believed to be about 150 years old. The wire handle is attached with two copper screws at each side. Kettles such as this were used in the process of preserving fruit by cooking the fruit with sugar.
    • Cast iron pot

    • Cast iron pot

    • Cast ironwork; Pots & pans; Cooking utensils

    • This cast iron pot has three legs, making it useful for campfire or fireplace cooking. The rusted and worn pot has two small handles, and the lid has a split handle which is possibly damaged.
    • Glass bottle

    • Glass bottle

    • Bottles; Glassware

    • This cobalt blue glass bottle has an unusual clear glass handle. A broken cork is lodged in the opening. Most medicines, cures, poisons and castor oil were stored in cobalt blue glass containers.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.

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