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    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Woven sash

    • Woven sash

    • Textiles; Beads; Indians of North America

    • This sash is woven from red, blue, and khaki colored threads believed to be from Spanish military uniforms. The piece is designed with white beads and fringe, and was thought to be worn by Encarnacion Chireno, who died in the Battle of Nacogdoches...
    • Woven pillow cover

    • Woven pillow cover

    • Pillows; Textiles; Weaving

    • Woven with white cotton and blue wool, the primitive motif of this pillowcase is a geometric design resembling a pine cone bloom pattern. The pillow cover has frayed edges and is stained.
    • Wooden shoe last

    • Wooden shoe last

    • Shoemaking; Equipment

    • This wooden shoe last is made in the form of a human foot, and has been repaired with white filler. It was used by a shoemaker or cobbler in the manufacture or repair of shoes.
    • Wooden pipe

    • Wooden pipe

    • Pipes (Smoking); Tobacco pipes

    • A carved wood boar's head pipe with a yellow shaft has an accompanying dark case lined with satin and velvet. "Mechailles d'or 1878, 1889 and 1900" is printed on the interior of the case.
    • 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...
    • Wooden armoire

    • Wooden armoire

    • Closets; Cupboards; Furniture

    • 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.
    • Wire cutter

    • Wire cutter

    • Equipment; Wire

    • 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.
    • White platter

    • White platter

    • Tableware

    • The size of this white oval serving platter is approximately 10.5 by 7 inches. The plate has a raised rim and is stained or darkened from use and age.
    • White pillowcases

    • White pillowcases

    • Pillows; Textiles

    • Two white pillowcases with lace trim are embroidered with purple letters and green triangles. Designed for a couple, one case is embroidered MRS and the other MR.
    • Wellington pipe

    • Wellington pipe

    • Pipes (Smoking); Tobacco pipes

    • The Wellington French briar smoking pipe has a wooden bowl and a distinctive curved stem. The band is stamped "Oxford Plate Made in U.S.A."
    • Wedding dress

    • Wedding dress

    • Wedding clothing & dress; Dresses

    • This full length, antique white wedding dress has a fitted bodice with four darts at the front. The dress has short puffed sleeves that are trimmed in lace to match the neckline trim. The dress fastens with snaps at the center of the back....
    • Walnut washstand with mirror

    • Walnut washstand with mirror

    • Washstands; Mirrors; Furniture

    • This walnut Victorian washstand has a marble top and an ornately framed adjustable mirror. The dresser has two drawers, and below are two doors concealing a storage compartment. Door and drawer hardware is missing from this piece that is...
    • Victorian parlor table

    • Victorian parlor table

    • Tables; Furniture

    • The rectangular wooden table with a small circular lower shelf is adorned with decorative trim including drop finials at each corner. The four out-swept legs end with round disk shapes and have carved detailing.
    • Velvet hat

    • Velvet hat

    • Hats; Clothing & dress; Millinery

    • This small decorative hat is created from black velvet and sheer material with ruffled edges. Black bows are attached to the hat along with leaves, flowers, and small pieces of colored fabric. The hat is lined with coarse green material.

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