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    • Adze

    • Adze

    • Woodworking

    • The adze is an axe-like woodworking tool with a rectangular iron blade with sharpened edge set at right angles to a wooden handle. The main parts of an adze are the grip, the haft, the haft head, the blade, and the edge.
    • Cast iron grinder

    • Cast iron grinder

    • Cast ironwork; Equipment; Grinding machines

    • The cast iron grinder has a crank handle and four legs that are designed to allow the tool to be bolted to a work surface. The machine has a hinged lid and an interior roller that corresponds to the shape of the lid. Meat or grains could be...
    • Cast iron tobacco grinder

    • Cast iron tobacco grinder

    • Cast ironwork; Tobacco; Equipment; Grinding machines

    • The cast iron grinder has a crank handle and four legs that are designed to allow the tool to be bolted to a work surface. The machine has a hinged lid enscribed with the number 11. Inside the cylindrical shaped grinder are two removable rollers...
    • Plane

    • Plane

    • Woodworking; Carpentry

    • The handle and blade of this large plane have been removed. The tool has two wooden screws that fasten the fence to the plane, and an iron plate is attached to the bottom. A wooden wedge is used to secure an iron blade. The overall length of the...
    • Shoe hook

    • Shoe hook

    • Shoes; Equipment

    • The silver shoe hook has a decorative scroll and leaf design on one side and is inscribed "Sterling Pat. Oct. 94." on the other. The tool ends in a narrow hook used to lace shoestrings.
    • Plane

    • Plane

    • Woodworking; Carpentry

    • The Stanley no. 97 wood plane is constructed with an adjustable cutting edge. The flat sole of the plane guides the cutter to remove shavings of wood to create a flat and smooth finished surface. The tool has a wooden knob, or handle, that is...
    • Stone celt

    • Stone celt

    • Axes; Rocks

    • The stone celt axe was an important tool in ancient America, used to chop or cut wood. Celts are made of various kinds of stone and can vary considerably in shape.
    • Yarn winder frame

    • Yarn winder frame

    • Yarn; Equipment

    • The wooden frame for a wool or yarn winder is designed with two notches to hold the spokes and crank or handle of the hand operated machine. With completed parts, this tool was used to wind threads of yarn into skeins.
    • Scutching bat

    • Scutching bat

    • Flax; Agricultural machinery & implements

    • The wooden scutching bat has a wide end narrowing to almost a point on the opposite end. A handle on the wide end extends beyond the body of the slightly cureved board. The tool was used to loosen fibers from flax used to make linen thread.
    • Metate

    • Metate

    • Home food processing; Rocks

    • This black stone grinding tool is shaped with tripod legs and a flared bowl at its concave center. Metates were used for processing grain and seeds during food preparation.
    • Metate

    • Metate

    • Home food processing; Rocks

    • This black stone grinding tool is shaped with tripod legs and a flared bowl at its concave center. Metates were used for processing grain and seeds during food preparation.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Rasp

    • Rasp

    • Woodworking; Equipment

    • This pointed rasp is about 15 inches long with a course surface on four sides. The tool was used to shape wood or soft stone.
    • Rabbet plane

    • Rabbet plane

    • Woodworking; Carpentry

    • This rabbet plane has a manufacturer's stamp that is unclear. This tool was used to cut grooves into the edge of a piece of wood.
    • Rabbet plane

    • Rabbet plane

    • Woodworking; Carpentry

    • This rabbet plane is marked "Barry & Way New York" and "15." It was a tool used to cut grooves into the edge of a piece of wood.
    • 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...

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