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    • 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.
    • Link and pin coupler

    • Link and pin coupler

    • Railroads; Railroad construction & maintenance; Cast ironwork

    • To join train cars together, the cast iron pin was inserted into the removable oblong link and a permanently attached coupler. Switchmen worked between railroad cars to complete the dangerous task of linking them.
    • Eyeglasses

    • Eyeglasses

    • Eyeglasses; Leather goods

    • Oval glass lenses are joined by a thin piece of brass with a brass nose piece covered in leather padding. The lenses are inserted into narrow frames and held in place by screws and solder. The glasses are accompanied by a fitted leather case.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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