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    • Eyeglasses

    • Eyeglasses; Leather goods
    • Light brown wooden eyeglass frames are painted light brown and joined by a thin metal arched wire. Serations are cut into the each side of the nose piece. The glasses can be stored in the accompanying tooled leather case.
    • 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....
    • Glue pot

    • Glue; Pots & pans
    • Similar to a double boiler, this set of pots was used to heat hide glue, an adhesive made by boiling animal connective tissue. The larger pot is marked "Marietta, PA" on its exterior. Both pots have curved wire handles.
    • Barbed wire - Four point coil barb

    • Barbed wire
    • Single square strand wire is wrapped with four point coil barbs at approximately half-inch intervals. This wire has patent RE 6914, issued Feb. 18, 1876, Joseph F. Glidden of De Kalb, Illinois.
    • Cast iron kettle

    • Kettles; Cast ironwork; Pots & pans
    • The number 8 cast iron kettle has a short spout and a fitted lid. A wire handle is attached at the top of the kettle, and raised ridge designs encircle the kettle and the lid.
    • Eyeglasses

    • Eyeglasses
    • The oval lenses of these glasses are framed with metal. The nose piece is constructed of metal as well. The ear pieces are thin strands of silver wire.
    • Barbed wire - German World War I

    • Barbed wire
    • These are examples of barbed wire fencing used as “concertina” wire in the European campaign during World War I. The twisted steel wire with barbs at regular intervals impeded or halted the passage of soldiers.
    • Eyeglasses

    • Eyeglasses
    • These rimless glasses have a gold wire nose piece with spring hinges. The hard hinged case is lined with red felt and includes a faded pink glass cleaning cloth with commercial information from Southern Optical Company, Shreveport, Louisiana.
    • 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 - Cady barbed link, double wrap

    • Barbed wire
    • This fencing consists of folded single strand links with ends joined in center by double wrapping wire to form a two point barb. Each link is connected to the next to form a flexible chain. This is a variation of machine patent 292,408, Jan. 22,...
    • Canning jar

    • Containers; Glassware
    • This Globe amber glass canning jar, including a lid and wire bail, was patented May 25, 1886. The bottom of the jar is numbered "50."
    • Cast iron pot

    • Pots & pans; Cooking utensils; Cast ironwork
    • This large black cast iron pot has three legs and a wire handle. The interior of the pot is rusted. The legs make this pot useful for campfire or fireplace cooking.
    • 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.
    • Glass insulator

    • Electrical apparatus
    • Used to mount and separate electrical power and signalling lines on poles, this clear glass insulator is made up of several parts that give it a distinctive shape: the rounded dome and crown, a wire ridge and groove, skirt, and base.
    • Feather fan

    • Feathers; Fans (Accessories)
    • White and pale cream feathers make up this fan with a bird-shaped handle. The unusual handle has two small black beads representing eyes on a bird's face. The back of the fan has twisted wire covered with cream colored tape and an attached tag with...


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