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    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Model covered wagon and oxen

    • Model covered wagon and oxen

    • Toys; Carts & wagons; Ox teams

    • Handmade by John Alfred Speer, this wooden toy wagon features a canvas covering and two carved wooden oxen in a harness. A carved horse is tied to the back of of the black wagon, and has a tale and mane fashioned of rabbit fur. Oxen measurements...
    • Projectile point 66

    • Projectile point 66

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

    • Has a long slender blade w/ convex edges that are sporatically seriated. Shoulders flair outward and the stem has one straight edge & one edge slants diagonally. Base is straight. It is gray w/ some red in it.
    • Baby dress

    • Baby dress

    • Dresses; Clothing & dress

    • Lace trim at the neckline and between vertical pintucks highlights the design of this off white child's dress. Below a thin raised band the dress extends into a long flowing skirt. The sleeves end with matching bands and ruffles.
    • Musket balls

    • Musket balls

    • Bullets; Ammunition

    • Musket balls are an early form of ammunition, generally made from lead. The balls are muzzle-loaded into the barrel of a long gun, or musket, wrapped in a loosely-fitting paper patch and backed with gunpowder.
    • Civil War rifle

    • Civil War rifle

    • Rifles; Firearms

    • One of the most popular guns of the Civil War was this type of muzzle-loading rifle with an attached bayonet. The long rifle has a metal barrel and trigger mechanism. The wooden rifle stock is inscribed with the name Dotson.
    • 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."
    • Cane knife

    • Cane knife

    • Knives; Machetes

    • Similar to a machete, this cane knife is nearly 27 inches long with a three inch blade. Used to harvest sugarcane, it has a rusted blade and is in worn condition. The hook at the tip of the blade is used to pick up cut cane. Sugarcane was grown...
    • Stone Fort Rifles Texas Militia Hat

    • Stone Fort Rifles Texas Militia Hat

    • Hats; Clothing & Dress; Uniforms

    • Stone Fort Rifles Texas Militia hat. Flat black leather brim which is squared off in front. On either side of brim is a gold button bearing a 5 point star and letters T-E-X-A-S surrounding star, a gold rope is attached to the two buttons and lays...
    • Pocket watch

    • Pocket watch

    • Clocks & watches

    • The floral embossed cover of this gold Elgin pocket watch is also engraved with the initials R & S and the numbers 3 0 2 8 9 2. The watch face has black Roman numerals, and there is a winding mechanism on the side. The gold chain is approximately...
    • Scythe

    • Scythe

    • Agricultural machinery & implements; Scythes

    • The long, curved wooden handle with two handgrips is attached to a metal blade. The curved blade has a sharp edge on one side and a grooved edge on the other, forming a hook.
    • Shirt

    • Shirt

    • Shirts; Clothing & dress

    • The white homespun yoked shirt has a long placket opening at the neckline and a simple rolled collar. The wide sleeves end in cuffs.
    • Rag rug shuttle

    • Rag rug shuttle

    • Equipment; Weaving

    • The wooden shuttle is comprised of two long pieces of wood that are tapered at each end. They are connected by dowels so they remain approximately two inches apart. The shuttle was used to hold yarn or rag strips for rug weaving.
    • Black feathers

    • Black feathers

    • Feathers

    • These long black feathers are gathered at the base with three short feathers and peach colored thread. The tall hair-like feathers each end in a tulip shaped plume. Also attached to the base is a cream colored tag. The feathers could be used as a...
    • Jacket and skirt

    • Jacket and skirt

    • Coats; Wool; Clothing & dress; Skirts

    • This black Karakul wool jacket has an off center button closure at the front and has gathering at the waist. Styled with long sleeves, slit cuffs, pockets, and a mandarin collar, it is lined with red satin. The right pocket has a purse enclosure,...
    • Branding iron

    • Branding iron

    • Cattle brands

    • This branding iron is a long metal rod with a curve-shaped symbol attached at one end with two prongs. Branding irons were heated until red-hot, and then pressed against the hide of livestock to leave an identifying scar or mark.
    • Purse 3

    • Purse 3

    • Purses; Handbags; Crocheting

    • This dark brown crocheted "miser" purse is decorated with steel beads, fringe, and tassels. It is long and narrow with small pouches at either end, one ending in a rounded shape and the other a squared shape. A narrower slit section in the center...
    • 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...

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