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  • Object: Rail pass

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0494e Rail Pass American San Antonio, TX 1886 Materials: Paper & ink The San Antonio and Aransas Pass railway or “SAAP” was a railway system that connected San Antonio to Aransas Bay . It was chartered in August 28, 1884 [...]

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  • Object: Shredder

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0393s Shredder/Grinder American 20th century Materials: Metal Grinders and shredders would have been a staple kitchen tool in many American households prior to the widespread use of electricity. These tools were used to make a variety of food products, and [...]

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  • Object: Iron

    Oct 04, 2018

    2013.16.1 Iron Hungary Materials: Metal, Wood This object is a charcoal iron from Hungary. A charcoal iron is an early version of a modern clothes iron that we use today. The reason it is called a charcoal iron is, because [...]

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  • Object: Icebox

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0331a Icebox American 1850s-1930s Materials: Wood/Metal This object is a wood and metal icebox that was popular in homes before electricity was widely available.  It is currently being exhibited in the sharecropper’s cabin in the museum.  Iceboxes were developed and [...]

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  • Object: Barometer

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0430a Barometer Chelsea Clocks Company American 20th Century Material: Metal It’s important to keep track of the weather. The weather can have a dramatic impact on our material needs such as food, clothing and building materials. These are our absolute [...]

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  • Object: Washing Machine

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0355a Washer, Clothes Newton, Iowa Date: 1920s Materials: copper, metal, wood This washing machine is an early type of electric washing machine. According to Lee Maxwell’s Washing Machine Museum, electric washing machines have been mass produced since approximately 1906 by [...]

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  • Object: Pressure Cooker

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0208p Cooker, Pressure Graham, TX Date: early – mid 20th century Materials: metal This is a 22 quart “Improved Kook-Kwick Steam Pressure Cooker”. It is steel with wooden handles and has a lid with a pressure gauge. Inside is a [...]

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  • Object: Ration book

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0478a Ration Book American Date: 1944 Materials: Paper   This is a ration book dating to 1944. During World War II, the United States rationed food and other commodities on the home front to ensure that there would be adequate [...]

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  • Object: Sewing Machine

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0423a Sewing Machine American New York, NY Date: 1909 Materials: Wood, Metal   This is a Singer treadle style sewing machine, mounted in a wooden table. In order to use this type of sewing machine the operator uses his or [...]

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  • Object: Tobacco Press

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0046d Tobacco Press American Tampa, FL Date: 1870-1969 Material: Metal This hand crank operated tobacco press was used in the processing of tobacco leaf. The imprinted trademark reads “Gulf Iron WKS. Tampa, FLA. The Miller, Dubrul & Peters MFG. Co., [...]

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