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    • Pie safe

    • Pie safe

    • Furniture; Cupboards

    • This pie safe is a raised cabinet with four legs. Two doors with punched tin inserts conceal shelves used to store baked goods and other foods. The pie safe has a drawer and is topped with an arched cornice.
    • Door hook

    • Door hook

    • Hardware

    • This is a wrought iron door hook, one of two pieces used to latch a door. The second piece of the latch is the eye, into which the hook is placed to secure a door so it cannot swing open.
    • Razor strop

    • Razor strop

    • Shaving equipment

    • This is a four sided paddle razor strop that was used to sharpen straight edge razors. With a turned handle, it is made of wood wrapped with leather covering two sides.
    • Wooden pillbox

    • Wooden pillbox

    • Containers; Boxes

    • Made of burled and inlaid wood, this small elegant rectangular box was used as either a pillbox or snuff box. The box has curved edges and two hinged lids on the top that open in opposite directions, concealing small compartments. The lids are...
    • Horse hames

    • Horse hames

    • Harnesses; Collars

    • These two curved pieces of a wooden horse hames are part of a harness that attaches to a collar for an animal when performing heavier labor, like pulling a cart or large load. The collar and hames harness place the weight of the load onto the...
    • Model covered wagon and oxen

    • Model covered wagon and oxen

    • Toys; Carts & wagons; Ox teams

    • Handmade by John Alfred Speer, this wooden toy wagon features a canvas covering and two carved wooden oxen in a harness. A carved horse is tied to the back of of the black wagon, and has a tale and mane fashioned of rabbit fur. Oxen measurements...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Hand cards

    • Hand cards

    • Cotton industry; Textiles

    • This pair of wooden hand cards were used to brush clumps of cotton fiber into uniform strands by pulling the two cards against each other. Each rectangular card has a handle and metal teeth that separate, straighten, and align fibers. The cards...
    • 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...
    • Wooden armoire

    • Wooden armoire

    • Closets; Cupboards; Furniture

    • The dark finished armoire is tall, with two doors. The unfinished interior is divided, with a section for hanging clothing, and a section containing seven storage shelves. Handles or doorknobs are missing from this piece of furniture.
    • Brass kettle

    • Brass kettle

    • Kettles; Pots & pans; Brasswork

    • This brass preserving kettle is believed to be about 150 years old. The wire handle is attached with two copper screws at each side. Kettles such as this were used in the process of preserving fruit by cooking the fruit with sugar.
    • 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....
    • 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.
    • Glass basket and bottles

    • Glass basket and bottles

    • Bottles; Baskets; Glassware

    • A miniature clear glass basket featuring a woven texture contains two small matching square bottles. The basket has a handle and is divided to accommodate the textured bottles.
    • Glass bottle

    • Glass bottle

    • Bottles; Glassware

    • The cobalt blue glass holy water bottle features religious designs. One side depicts two angels kneeling before a candle, and the other side shows the Madonna and the words "Ntra. Sra. De Guadalupe.'' Holy water, in Christian churches, is water...
    • 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.
    • Plow

    • Plow

    • Plows; Agricultural machinery & implements

    • Called a Georgia Stock Plow, the framework of this farm implement is constructed with a large piece of wood that extends at the front of the plow. The handle includes two pieces of wood with a brace between them, and leather strapping. The handle...

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