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    • Adze

    • Adze

    • Woodworking

    • The adze is an axe-like woodworking tool with a rectangular iron blade with sharpened edge set at right angles to a wooden handle. The main parts of an adze are the grip, the haft, the haft head, the blade, and the edge.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Broad axe

    • Broad axe

    • Axes

    • The broad axe has a wide triangular shaped blade with a slightly curved cutting edge. The wooden handle is secured to the blade with a metal band and metal spikes or nails. Broad axes are tools used to create building timbers and planks.
    • Can capping machine

    • Can capping machine

    • Canning & preserving; Machinery

    • Manufactured by Automatic Canning Devices, Inc. in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, this dark aluminum capping machine was cranked by hand with a wooden handle. Patent numbers include 1711336-1780729, 1961650 and others. The machine was used to attach lids...
    • Cast iron grinder

    • Cast iron grinder

    • Cast ironwork; Equipment; Grinding machines

    • The cast iron grinder has a crank handle and four legs that are designed to allow the tool to be bolted to a work surface. The machine has a hinged lid and an interior roller that corresponds to the shape of the lid. Meat or grains could be...
    • Cast iron kettle

    • Cast iron kettle

    • Kettles; Cast ironwork; Pots & pans

    • The number 8 cast iron kettle has a short spout and a fitted lid. A wire handle is attached at the top of the kettle, and raised ridge designs encircle the kettle and the lid.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Cast iron tobacco grinder

    • Cast iron tobacco grinder

    • Cast ironwork; Tobacco; Equipment; Grinding machines

    • The cast iron grinder has a crank handle and four legs that are designed to allow the tool to be bolted to a work surface. The machine has a hinged lid enscribed with the number 11. Inside the cylindrical shaped grinder are two removable rollers...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Corn husk mop

    • Corn husk mop

    • Mops & mopsticks; Brooms & brushes

    • Over 4.5 feet tall, this wooden mop consists of a rectangular mop head and a varnished cylindrical handle attached with nails. Bundled dried corn husks are inserted into four holes in the mop head to form stiff bristles for sweeping or scrubbing.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Fireplace tongs

    • Fireplace tongs

    • Equipment

    • Constructed from two long parallel hinged handles that curve into opposing semi-circles near the ends, these tongs were used to handle hot wood and coals in a fireplace or fire.
    • 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...
    • Froe

    • Froe

    • Woodworking

    • Similar in function to an axe, this froe has metal blade attached to a long wooden handle. One side of the blade is engraved with a star and "Iron City."

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