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    • Animal bit

    • Animal bit

    • Ironwork

    • This is a Spanish Colonial iron ring bit designed in the Moorish tradition. It has a curved mouthpiece and cheekplates. Small dangles known as "ficas" adorn the sides of the bit, and lengths of chain are attached to either side. The bit is the...
    • Mano

    • Mano

    • Rocks; Grinding

    • This round hand stone, or mano, has a smooth surface. It was used in conjunction with a metate, or grinding stone, to crush grain or seeds.
    • 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...
    • Plunger vacuum cleaner

    • Plunger vacuum cleaner

    • Vacuum cleaners; Housework; Equipment

    • A long, slender cylinder tapers at the bottom of this vaccum machine with a nozzle connected at the end that contacts the floor. A red plunger handle is located at the top of the cleaner and another handle stabilizes the machine. The body of the...
    • Quilt

    • Quilt

    • Quilts; Textiles; Needlework

    • This brightly patterned quilt is designed with a variation of the Grandmother's Flower Garden motif. It is lined with pink silk fabric, and the quilted side has several damaged areas.
    • Embroidery sampler

    • Embroidery sampler

    • Embroidery

    • This hand stitched embroidered sampler includes numbers and letters in the alphabet, and it commemorates a birth date of July 22, 1772. The worn rectangular piece is hemmed on three sides.
    • 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.
    • Door hook

    • Door hook

    • Hardware

    • This is a wrought iron door hook, one of two pieces used to latch a door. The second piece of the latch is the eye, into which the hook is placed to secure a door so it cannot swing open.
    • 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.
    • Steelyard balance

    • Steelyard balance

    • Scales; Weights & measures

    • The steelyard balance has unequal arms and is used to weigh items. The item to be weighed is hung from the shorter arm, and a counterweight slides along the longer arm until the scale is balanced. The position of the counterweight on the longer arm...
    • Glass insulator

    • Glass insulator

    • Electrical apparatus

    • Used to mount and separate electrical power and signalling lines on poles, this clear glass insulator is made up of several parts that give it a distinctive shape: the rounded dome and crown, a wire ridge and groove, skirt, and base.
    • Glass insulator

    • Glass insulator

    • Electrical apparatus

    • This clear glass insulator has a top groove and was used to mount and separate electrical power and signalling lines on poles. It has a round base and is embossed with "U.S.A. 4-56 & Kimble - 830 Tempered."
    • File press

    • File press

    • Office equipment & supplies; Presses

    • Composed of two rectangular blocks of wood, this press has a leather strap linking them. One of the blocks has a hinged section. The rolled strap has a white decorative border and a metal wing-nut to tighten it. Two paper labels are attached with...
    • Flax break

    • Flax break

    • Flax; Cotton; Agricultural machinery & implements; Equipment

    • This flax break is a handmade wooden device used to chop flax straw. It is used in processing the hair-like fibers of the flax plant into linen thread.
    • 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.
    • Projectile point 7

    • Projectile point 7

    • Arrowheads; Indians of North America; Indians of Central America

    • Is a tan stone. Triangular blade w/ concave edges are slightly serrated. Base is slightly convex. Stem is rectangular w/ shoulders ar 90 degrees Angles to it.
    • Projectile point 19

    • Projectile point 19

    • Arrowheads; Indians of North America; Indians of Central America

    • Is white and it's blade is triangular in shape. One blade edge is straight and the other is convex. Shoulders slope upward slightly. Stem is expanded and the base is uneven.
    • Projectile point 25

    • Projectile point 25

    • Arrowheads; Indians of North America; Indians of Central America

    • Is gray. It's blade has a slender triangular shape. Blade edges are convex. Shoulders slope downward and the base is concavely pointed.

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