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    • Moulding plane

    • Moulding plane

    • Woodworking; Carpentry

    • Used in carpentry to shape decorative trim work and moldings, this moulding plane is a tool constructed of dark wood with a metal blade. The length of the plane is 26 centimeters.
    • 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."
    • Washboard Agitator

    • Washboard Agitator

    • Washing machines; Laundry

    • Three wooden rollers w/ 8 deep parallel ridges. The rollers are connected to one another with two metal bars. A metal structure forms a handle over the three rollers.
    • Leather wallet

    • Leather wallet

    • Wallets; Leather goods

    • This dark brown leather wallet has five interior sections including a coin case with a metal closure, a tabbed pocket, and receipt slots.
    • Clothes stand

    • Clothes stand

    • Stands (Furniture)

    • The adjustable clothes stand is a combination of painted wood and metal with a shaped hanger at the top. Also known as a valet stand or clothes tree, it is designed to neatly display clothing.
    • Spinning wheel

    • Spinning wheel

    • Spinning apparatus; Yarn; Thread

    • Used to spin thread or yarn, this is a great, or walking, type spinning wheel commonly used during the 19th century. The entire piece is made of dark brown varnished wood with an overall length of seven feet. The 3.5 foot wheel is attached to main...
    • Spindle

    • Spindle

    • Spinning apparatus

    • This grooved spindle from a spinning wheel has a wooden base with two turned wooden upright pieces that form a 'U' shape. Across the top of the assembly a pointed metal rod is attached with string and corn husk bindings. One end of the rod is...
    • Shoe fitting stool

    • Shoe fitting stool

    • Shoes; Stools

    • This wooden shoe fitting stool has a seat mounted on metal legs. A foot rest extension in front of the seating area slopes down and is marked with shoe sizes on a metal ruler.
    • Pleater

    • Pleater

    • Sewing equipment & supplies

    • This flat metal implement in the shape of a rectangle has 53 parallel openings along its length. A separate metal piece accompanies the tool to push fabric through the openings to form pleats. An attached label includes instructions for use and...
    • Treadle sewing machine

    • Treadle sewing machine

    • Sewing equipment & supplies

    • This black metal sewing machine is mounted on a dark brown wooden table with two small drawers on the lower left hand side. Black metal legs support the table, and the machine includes a black metal foot pedal.
    • Cradle scythe

    • Cradle scythe

    • Scythes; Agricultural machinery & implements

    • This rake-like harvesting tool has a curved metal blade parallel to five wooden tines, forming a cradle that is attached to a wooden handle. The long handle, known as a snath, curves away from the blade and includes a secondary handle allowing two...
    • Brass stirrups

    • Brass stirrups

    • Saddlery; Riding; Horses

    • These brass shoe-shaped stirrups have upturned pointed toes and open backs. The metal is ornately embossed in the style of the Spanish conquistador.
    • Rocking chair

    • Rocking chair

    • Rocking chairs; Furniture

    • The rocker has a wooden frame with cane inserts on the seat and back. The wooden arms have a graceful teardrop shape. The upper back, front legs, and cross supports have spooled detailing. Metal supports appear between the runners and base of the...
    • Double barrel rifle

    • Double barrel rifle

    • Rifles; Firearms

    • Both sides of the barrel rib of this muzzle-loading rifle are engraved "W. Richards." It is double barreled with a wooden ramrod beneath the barrels. Both crosshatching and decorative designs mark the barrels and stock, with the inscription "fine...
    • Spencer repeating rifle

    • Spencer repeating rifle

    • Rifles; Firearms

    • This Spencer repeating rifle is a manually operated lever-action, repeating weapon with the inscription "Richards" on both sides of the gun. It has double barrels with two levers for the cocking trigger. It has a wooden ramrod under the barrels and...
    • 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.
    • Purse 1

    • Purse 1

    • Purses; Handbags; Leather goods

    • This tooled black leather purse has a strap and a metal clasp. A vine design decorates the front, and the reverse side has a pocket used to store calling cards.
    • 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...
    • Metal pot

    • Metal pot

    • Pots & pans; Cooking utensils

    • The dark metal pot has a thick handle that is soldered to its side. An unusual lid has two holes, with the larger hole filled by a rotating wooden ball attached beneath it.

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