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    • Plane

    • Plane

    • Woodworking; Carpentry

    • Used to form tongue and groove shapes in wood, this tool is marked on one side "75" and "...Comb & Co. New Orleans."
    • 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.
    • Yarn winder

    • Yarn winder

    • Yarn; Equipment

    • This wooden tool uses five spokes mounted above a rectagular base to wind, measure, and count lengths of yarn. A small handle extends from one spoke to allow the reel to be turned. This type of yarn winder is known as a click reel, named for the...
    • Wire cutter

    • Wire cutter

    • Equipment; Wire

    • This unusual wire cutter or pliers has a rounded top, and is fastened with three screws to the connecting handles. The series of holes of various sizes may allow the tool to function as a wire stripper.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.

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