fbpx
  • Japanese Abacus

    Oct 04, 2018

    Before the invention of the computer or calculator, merchants used counting boards or an abacus to keep track of inventory and their finances. The abacus replaced other primitive counting devices such as fingers, sea shells and small rocks or sticks. [...]

    Read More
  • San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway Pass

    Oct 04, 2018

    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 with its first stop in Floresville. It was one of only two railroad [...]

    Read More
  • Button hook

    Oct 04, 2018

    An essential household item in the Victorian era, used on everything from garments to shoes. A button hook was an ideal tool to have on hand when needing to button a difficult button. In the Victorian era clothing, including shoes [...]

    Read More
  • Index Typewriter

    Oct 04, 2018

    Today, with the emergence of new digital technology, older technology also known as low tech is slowly on the outs. The typewriter is turning into an obsolete machine, much like home telephones and cassette tapes. A patent for the first [...]

    Read More
  • Sauerkraut Grinder

    Oct 04, 2018

    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 were key to making everything from sausage [...]

    Read More
  • Seneca Competitor View Camera

    Oct 04, 2018

    This object is a Seneca Competitor View Camera made by the Seneca Camera Manufacturing Company. The Competitor View was a part of the view camera series that the company created. View cameras are bigger and more complex to use than [...]

    Read More
Tag
X