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  • Object: Typewriter

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0443a Typewriter American New York, NY ca. 1893 Materials: Metal, plastic, wood Charles Thurber’s “Chirographer” typewriter, image from http://www.officemuseum.com via Wikimedia Commons. Today, with the emergence of new digital technology, older technology also known as low tech is slowly on [...]

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  • Object: Yoke

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0060yy Yoke Norway Materials: Wood Man carrying water using a yoke. Image by Paul Hamilton, via Wikimedia Commons. This object is an ox yoke made out of wood. A yoke is a wooden beam used to help carry or pull [...]

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  • Object: Washboard

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0093a Washboard ca. 1920 Materials: Wood, Glass This object is a washboard, which was used to wash clothes. Before there were a washing machines and dryers to clean and dry our clothes a washboard and a clothesline were everyday household [...]

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  • Object: Scythe

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0376a Scythe 19th – 20th century Materials: Iron and wood Man harvesting grain with scythe. Image by Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-40790-0001 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons. The scythe has been around for centuries. Scythes are used as a tool for [...]

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  • Object: Navigation Tools

    Oct 02, 2018

      I-0356a, c, and e Reproduction Norse Navigation Tools Norse 20th century Materials: Wood and metal These objects are replicas of Norse navigation tools, used by sailors to find their latitude before the sextant and Global Positioning System (GPS) were [...]

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  • Object: Stethoscope

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0642b Stethoscope American 20th Century Plastic/Metal A common symbol often associated with the medical field is a stethoscope. This device is often seen hanging around the necks of medical personnel. The stethoscope was invented in 1816, by a Frenchman named [...]

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  • Object: Bleeding Cup

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0600a Bleeding Cup Date: 1820-1900 Material: Glass The average human adult contains about 10 pints of blood. Loss of blood due to an injury, car accident, surgery or any other reason can lead to shock, or worse, death. Which is [...]

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  • Object: Saddle

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0105a Saddle Graham, TX Date: early 19th Century Materials: leather, wood, metal This is a leather side saddle. It was made by the Eddleman Brothers of Graham, in Young County, Texas. This saddle was ordered by Eugene Logan for his [...]

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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: Dress

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0439a Child’s dress American Date: ca. 1920 Materials: cloth Photo via: Iota, WikiMedia Commons   The edging and lace decorations on this dress are examples of the art of tatting. The art of tatting involves using a shuttle, or a [...]

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