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1. 'Monta' Mower 'Monta' Mower 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...

2. Lantern, Candle Lantern, Candle Lanterns; Tin; Revere, Paul, 1734-1818; Pioneers; Revolutionary War; Lighting; Candlesticks; Pierced tin lantern with a white and black streaked horn window on a hinged door. Cylindrical body with a flat base and cone-shaped crown of pierced tin. Ribbed flat tin bracket and loop riveted to bracket...

3. Comb, Hair Comb, Hair 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.

4. Bowl Bowl Kitchens; Home food processing; Bowls (Tableware) ; Round wooden bowl. Made from a burl of a tree. Has been carved out -- not turned. There is a repair made with tin on one side which covers a crack which extends over the lip and to the base.

5. Tile, Drainage Tile, Drainage 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.

6. Lamp, Oil Lamp, Oil Oil; Pioneers; Lamps; Lighting; Light; Labor; Mining; Whale; Coal; Tin whale oil miner's lamp. Small cylindrical shaped whale oil lamp with a removable cap and a wick tube in the center. The bottom of the lamp has a sharp "v" shaped point which has been soldered on to...

7. Planter, Hand Planter, Hand 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....

8. Wrench, Automotive Wrench, Automotive Ford; Industrialization; Wrenches; Assembly-line methods; Automobiles; Chesebro Blacksmith Shop; Blacksmithing; Model T; Two headed wrench, marked "Ford" on the obverse, "1917" on the reverse. Probably used for a Model T. Found in the Chesebro blacksmith shop.

9. Print, Photographic (threshing scene) Print, Photographic (threshing scene) Threshing; Illinois; Farming; Farmers; Agriculture; Little, Allen Grant; Threshing Ring; Hensley Township, Illinois Photograph. Threshing scene on the Allen Grant Little farm, Hensley Township, Champaign County, Illinois. Image shows a threshing crew operating a steam thresher attached to a blower. Several full wagons...

10. Typewriter Typewriter Typewriters; Women; Royal; Office workers; Typewriter. Royal 10. Royal Typewriter, Co. New York, 1922. Black body trimmed in gold. Keyboard has 47 metal keys with white faces and black printing. The curved front of the carriage is printed with...

11. Lamp, Kerosene Lamp, Kerosene Lamps; Electricity; Light; Lighting; Kerosene; Pioneers; Argand; Tin down-draft Argand Kerosene Lamp. Has a tall cylindrical chimney that is attached to a cup-shaped font by a 2.125" projection which has been soldered on. At the top of the font is a flat slot with a...
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