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    • Pick

    • Pick

    • Agricultural machinery & implements

    • This hand tool has a metal head with two pointed ends. Its wooden handle is approximately 2.5 feet long. Originally used as an agricultural tool, the pick is often used to break up hard surfaces.
    • 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.
    • Projectile point 64

    • Projectile point 64

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

    • Very dark brown w/ a long triangular shaped blade w/ recurved edges. Shoulders flair outward w/ a slight downward slope. Stem has one straight edge, the other is chipped. Base would be convex on corner is chipped.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Post vise

    • Post vise

    • Equipment; Ironwork; Blacksmithing

    • This rusted blacksmith tool is an iron post, or leg, vise that is nearly four feet long. The body of the vise includes a screw and handle for loosening and tightening the jaws.
    • Textile shuttle

    • Textile shuttle

    • Equipment; Textile machinery

    • Wooden boat-like device used on textile machinery to carry filling yarn during the weaving process. The size of this shuttle is 9.1 cm long and 3.95 cm wide.
    • 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.
    • Turquoise feathers

    • Turquoise feathers

    • Feathers

    • Two long feathers are twisted together to form a spiral shape. One feather is black and the second is variegated shades of turquoise. The piece has a black taped base and could be attached to hat as a decorative accessory.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Skeleton key

    • Skeleton key

    • Keys (Hardware)

    • This large skeleton key is believed to be from the Nacogdoches, Texas, jail. The skeleton key has a long shaft, a simple bit, and an oval bow which is held while inserting the key into a lock.
    • 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...

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