tools (13)

tools
Bar iron and smith's tools
by . The artifacts in this photograph were found in an excavation at the site of colonial Jamestown in Virginia. The photo was originially published in the National Park Service publication New [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Bed warmer
by . Bed warmerBed warmerVideo demonstration of a bed warmer, a tool used by families in the 1700s and 1800s to keep their beds [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Broad ax and adze
by . Broad Ax and Adze Historical tool demonstration, showing a man using a broad ax and adze to prepare timber for [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Crucible
by Jack, Emily. Crucible Photograph of a crucible surrounded by fireplace coals. A crucible is a cup-shaped vessel used to heat metals to very high temperatures. Because crucibles must be capable of withstanding a [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Handmade hoes
by . Handmade hoes Handmade hoes from twentieth-century West Virginia. The center hoe was made to be used in the raised areas in which sweet potatoes are grown, and the smallest hoe is used between rows [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Metal mortar and pestle
by . Metal mortar and pestle Metal mortar and pestle. A mortar and pestle is a set of tools used to crush or grind ingredients for food or medicine. The pestle is the club-shaped instrument and the [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Pitchfork
by . PitchforkVideo showing construction of a pitchfork or hayfork and describing its use in early [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Scythe
by . Scythe Drawing of a man using a [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Steelyard balance
by . Steelyard balance Drawing of a steelyard balance, a balance with unequal arms used to weigh things. The item to be weighed is hung from the shorter arm, and a counterweight slides along the longer [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Wedge
by . WedgeWedge Photograph of a metal wedge, a tool used for splitting or separating [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Whip saw
by . Whip sawWhip saw Detail of a painting showing men using a two-person saw, or whip saw. The painting was first published in the National Park Service publication New Discoveries at Jamestown: Site of [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
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