The fan made of accordian pleated coarse black fabric and unfolds forming a full circle. The brass-tipped handles are made of wood covered with a thin layer of leather, and can be held together by a small metal clip.
Similar to a double boiler, this set of pots was used to heat hide glue, an adhesive made by boiling animal connective tissue. The larger pot is marked "Marietta, PA" on its exterior. Both pots have curved wire handles.
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...
Medicine; Surgical instruments; Medical equipment & supplies; Boxes; Civil War
This latched wooden box with a key lock has two velvet-lined compartments. With two cloth handles, the top compartment can be removed. A variety of surgical tools and implements are stored inside this medical kit that belonged to Civil War...
This unusual wire cutter or pliers has a rounded top, and is fastened with three screws to the connecting handles. The series of holes of various sizes may allow the tool to function as a wire stripper.
The dark finished armoire is tall, with two doors. The unfinished interior is divided, with a section for hanging clothing, and a section containing seven storage shelves. Handles or doorknobs are missing from this piece of furniture.