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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: Telephone

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0037a Crank-type Telephone American Texas Date: ca. 1900-1930 Materials: wood and metal   This is a crank-type telephone, in the single box style. This style of phone is sometimes called a “picture frame front telephone” by modern collectors because of [...]

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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: Calculator

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0435b United States Date: 1950 Materials: Metal, plastic Photo via: International Slide Rule Museum Some of the first known calculation systems were developed by Sumerians and Egyptians around 3rd millenium B.C. One of the tools that they created to help [...]

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  • Object: Field Sack

    Sep 25, 2018

    2011.2.1 Field sack American Eckert, Texas Date: ca. 1928-1929 Materials: Textile   Mina Mae Duderstadt (1914-2008) used this field sack for picking cotton while she was a young woman living and working on a farm with her family in Eckert, [...]

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  • Object: Surveying equipment

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0392f Surveying Equipment Queen and Company American Philadelphia, PA Date: 1893 Materials: Metal, wood, glass, ivory This survey instrument was made by Queen and Company in 1893. The instrument includes a transit, plum-bob, compass, scale and wood and ivory leveling [...]

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