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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...
    • Bale hooks

    • Bale hooks

    • Agricultural machinery & implements

    • Pointed metal rods are bent through a ring to form bale hooks used to hold sacks or bales of cotton or hay.
    • Barbed wire - Scutt arrow plate

    • Barbed wire - Scutt arrow plate

    • Barbed wire

    • Scutt arrowplate barbed wire consists of two twisted-strand wires with four point sheet metal arrow plate barbs. Each barb is split and shaped like an arrowhead. Scutt arrowplate barbed wire has patent 20500, issued June 18, 1878, by Hiram B....
    • Beaded bracelet

    • Beaded bracelet

    • Beads; Jewelry; Bracelets

    • This piece of jewelry consists of a string of 23 rounded, gold-colored beads with indented surfaces. Knots separate each bead, and the piece is closed with a metal clasp. A secondary strand of imitation pearls separated with metal connectors is...
    • Black fan

    • Black fan

    • Fans (Accessories)

    • The fan made of accordian pleated coarse black fabric and unfolds forming a full circle. The brass-tipped handles are made of wood covered with a thin layer of leather, and can be held together by a small metal clip.
    • Bracelet

    • Bracelet

    • Bracelets; Jewelry

    • The metal oval bangle bracelet is decorated with an engraved floral design. The monogram "C.H.T." is engraved inside the band.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Broad axe

    • Broad axe

    • Axes

    • The broad axe has a wide triangular shaped blade with a slightly curved cutting edge. The wooden handle is secured to the blade with a metal band and metal spikes or nails. Broad axes are tools used to create building timbers and planks.
    • Chamber pot

    • Chamber pot

    • Furnishings; Pots & pans; Containers

    • This large chamber container has a matching lid and metal handle. It is decorated with daisies, small green leaves, and blue flowers, and is trimmed in gold.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Crochet hook

    • Crochet hook

    • Crocheting; Textiles

    • The black metal crochet hook is shaped at the center with bone or ivory. Crochet is a process of creating fabric by pulling yarn or thread through knotted loops with a hooked needle.
    • Derringer pistol

    • Derringer pistol

    • Handguns; Firearms

    • The derringer is a small handgun that is easily concealed. This pistol is made of metal and wood, and is similar to the handgun used to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
    • 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...
    • Double tree harness

    • Double tree harness

    • Harnesses

    • This harness is an example of a double tree style of harness that connects two horses to a wagon. It is made of wood with metal attachments. Typically, two single harnesses are attached to the double tree section that is, in turn, attached to the...
    • Engraved medal

    • Engraved medal

    • Medals

    • The metal shield shaped medallion is engraved "J.H. Summers Nacogdoches, Texas." The medal is embellished with a decorative row of stars and is designed with a hole to hang it from a chain.

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