Iron Tag

  • Charcoal Iron

    Charcoal Iron

    Oct 04, 2018

    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 it has a container inside its [...]

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  • Object: Scythe

    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: Compass

    Object: Compass

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0356g Compass replica Date: Unknown Origin: American Material: Wood, Iron and Ceramic Exploration is how many countries were born, without exploration we would not have the United States, we would not have the technologies, foods or even cultures that we [...]

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  • Object: Iron

    Object: Iron

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0291b Iron American Date: Late 19th/Early 20th century Materials: iron, wood This is a small metal iron, referred to as a sadiron. It was donated by Sister Alexandrine, whose family immigrated to Texas from Silesia in the late 19th century. [...]

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  • Object: Cattle brand

    Object: Cattle brand

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0008a Branding Iron Mexican Mexico Date: Unknown Material: Iron Photo via: Library of Congress: John C. Grabill Collection (LOT 3076) This hand-forged branding iron consists of the letters “L” and “S” which is believed to have been used at the [...]

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