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front Fire Engine (pump)

This fire "engine" required workers to operate it and pump water on the fire.
front Auger Bit
c. 1850
The auger bit is used to bore holes in wood.
front Hand Hewn Pulley
c. 1850
A pulley and a rope create a simple machine to lift or pull heavy materials.
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 Wagon Jack
A wagon jack was used to raise the wagon in order to repair or change a wheel.
front Patent Model of Plow
c. 1840
This model of a plow was made by Dexter Pierce of Montague, Massachusetts. The Patent Law of 1836 required that any request for a patent had to be accompanied with a model.
front Broad Ax

A broad ax is used to shape a round tree trunk into a square or rectangular timber.
front Wood Mounted Bit

The bit was used, with a brace, to bore holes into wood.
front Gluing Clamp
This clamp acted as a "third hand" for the woodworker, holding the wooden piece or object while the glue dried.
front Ditch Plow
Farmers who specialized in growing root crops like potatoes used plows like this.


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