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8 Drawer Cabinet
8 Drawer Cabinet
Resource Typeimage
Title8 Drawer Cabinet
Coverage / Year1914 to 1920s
DescriptionThis is an 8 drawer cabinet made using horseshoe nail boxes as drawers. The drawers are furnished with white porcelain 1" diameter drawer pulls held with a bolt and nut. There is no back to the cabinet.
InterpretationThese homemade drawers held nails, calks, mower sections, and other items that the blacksmith would use daily. Instead of throwing away the packaging of the horse nails, these blacksmiths created something new and useful for their shop.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history;
Learning Standards16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 18 Social Systems; 15 Economics;
Author or CreatorUnknown
Subject / KeywordsUnited States; Homemade furniture; Wooden cabinets; Horseshoe nail boxes; Blacksmithing; Blacksmiths
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifier1998.016.0257
CONTENTdm file name81236211162002_98.16.251.jpg
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