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Used to rub utensils with fine sand or crushed shells to remove grease.

Iron links welded together. Found in the bam at Cherry Hill.

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Wood handle. "Asbestos Sad Iron". (Sad meaning solid, another word for flat iron)

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"Bowhs Co. #6"

Wood. The skin of a rabbit or another small animal would be stretched over board and flesh scrapped off by a knife.

Tip of handle worn.

Woman used their hands, washed in cold water, for taking the butter out of the churn (if they didn't have a scoop). The butter was then put into a wooden tray and worked with a paddle, called butter workers, until it was free from water.

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Coffee as a drink became universal in the 19th century. At first the beans were boiled whole and the water used a a drink. They soon discovered the better way was to grind the bean first and coffee mills appeared- made of wood and brass with an iron…

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Shaker. Formerly a tilter. Splint seat.
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