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Drainage; Farming; Farmers; Agriculture; History; Champaign County, Illinois
Long Ceramic Field Tile. Trumpet-shaped with flared end at the bottom. Tapererd with an enlarged ring and narrow fitting rim on the other end. Hand thrown.
Jack wagon; Covered wagons; Distribution & Transportation Accessory; Westward movement;
Carved wooden wagon jack. Painted red. Forged base with two pronged feet and a plate on the side with a cogwheel and a twisted-shank handle. Forged bar inside the jack raises and lowers on the cog wheel...
Coal; Natural resources; Mining; Environment; Miners; Light;
Wrought iron miner's candlestick with adjustable candle holder and spike for driving into the wall of a mine.
Equipment; Hand forged; Screwdriver; Chesebro Blacksmith Shop; Blacksmithing; Iron;
Hand made screwdriver with 5" oval handle. Painted black with a twisted head. 13" long.
Sewing; Clothing & dress; Sewing machine; Economics; Singer; Technology; Women;
Black cast iron Singer brand sewing machine in an oak vaneered case with a lid and two drawers per side. Cast iron bracket legs and treadle. Leather drive belt on the drive wheel at the side.
Spinning; Norway; Flax; Emigration & immigration; Thread; Expansion; Clothing & dress; Women; Pioneers;
Black painted wooden spinning wheel. Four turned legs mortised through a horizontal bench. Two turned poles support a large wheel with turned spokes. Two bobbin holders mounted on a flat bench. Hand forged...
Farming; Farmers; Appliances; Corn; Agriculture; Illinois;
1. Homemade corn planter, painted blue. No distinguishing marks. Has handle, seed hopper and hand-lever. 2. Wooden planter. Long square body, flat on one side and tapers to a blunt point on the front....
Hair; Clothing & dress; Tortoise Shell; Women
Dark brown and gold streaked hair comb. Eight long teeth, ornately carved crest with pierced and carved dragon design which wraps around itself. Scroll-vine design around the edge.
Suburban life; Lawn mowing; Mowing machines;
"Monta" mower. Long (48.25) inch wooden T-shaped handle attached to a metal cutting unit by one large bolt. Nine disk-shaped gears are mounted on a horizontal shaft and attached by two brackets, each with...
Houses; Housework; Women; Bissel; Suburban life; Sweeping & dusting;
Wooden long handled carpet sweeper with wooden handle. Rotating brush system attached to a steel roller. Four wheels in rotating assembly. Marked: "Bissel's Grand Rapids Cycoball Bearing".
Typewriters; Women; Economics; Office workers;
Black Hammond typewriter on a wooden base. Missing wooden top section. Marked "Hammond Multiplex." See "Interpretation" for information on how the typewriter helped women enter the workforce in the United...
Peeler; Food; Fruit; Mail order; Apples; Cookery; Kitchens; Gadgets;
Apple Peeler. All iron with a wooden handle. Has a springloaded cutting device and turn handle. Attached to wooden base. 15.75" long. Has no patent date or marks.
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