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front Sewing Machine
This small sewing machine may have been produced locally by one of the many small area sewing machine companies in the 19th century.
front Bonnet
In the early 19th century women wore bonnets such as this one to shade their faces from the sun.
front Flail
A flail is used to separate, by hand, the seeds of grain (usually wheat) from the husks that protect them.
front Stoneware Churn
This churn, impressed with the name "Orcutt and Wait, Whately" was made in 1816.
front Hatchel/Hackle

This fearsome-looking tool is simply a comb for aligning flax fibers prior to spinning them into linen thread.
front Great Wheel
c. 1780
Great wheels were only for spinning wool.
front Broom Tying Machine

This machine secured the individual broom tassels while a workman tied them together to form a broom.
front Cheese Basket

This wooden splint basket, with its lacy pattern, was lined with a cheesecloth, and used to drain the whey from the curds when making cheese.
document "For the town of Amherst, education the leading 'industry'"
Jun 11, 1976
This article from the Bicentennial Edition of the Daily Hampshire Gazette contains a short history of Amherst, Massachusetts.
front Buttons and Button Mold

This button mold, which makes a single button, belonged to Deacon Phineas Field of Charlemont, Massachusetts.


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