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Belter Victorian settee with old rose upholstery.

Description: Belter Victorian settee with old rose upholstery. The back has two large, round upholstered sections (one on either end) and a lower center piece with some upholstery and decorative latticework. The wooden frame has several carved decorations on the arms, legs, and other segments.
Date: 1880
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Framed Godey's Fashion print of two women holding umbrellas]

Description: Framed Godey's Fashion print. It is in a black frame. The back is covered with brown paper. Has two women, one wearing a blue dress and holding a blue parasol. The other one is wearing a red and tan striped dress and is holding a red parasol.
Date: 1880
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Framed Godey's Fashion print, one woman is reading]

Description: Framed Godey's Fashion print. It is in a black frame. The back is covered with brown paper. Has two women, one wearing pink and reading, and the other is wearing lightblue.
Date: 1880
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Garden rake head]

Description: The garden rake head has fourteen identical tines all in a row. In between and below the middle two tines is the cone shaped case into which the wooden handle would be inserted.
Date: 1880
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Hayfork]

Description: Hayfork with a curved head with five tines. The pitch fork head is missing the metal case that the wooden handle is inserted into.
Date: 1885
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Hayfork]

Description: Hayfork with a rusty head with five tines and the handle case with wooden still in it from the broken handle. The tines curve up.
Date: 1885
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Monkey Wrench]

Description: Starting at the bottom, the handle of the monkey wrench is a flat oval shape with two holes, it probably had two wooden pieces, one on each side attached with screws or nails. The neck has a vice that extends all the way to the head to the top of the handle. The head is rectangular with a sloping side. The back of the head is square and looks as though it was used as hammer.
Date: 1880
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Red wooden station staff]

Description: Red wooden station staff to surveyor's transit set. Round staff is capped at base with pointed iron end piece. Brass tip at top swivels. The object is called a "Jacob's Staff" and is used by surveyors to support a compass. The pointed end is jabbed into the ground and the compass is attached to the threaded piece at the top. The ball at the top allows the compass to be levelled.
Date: 1880
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Rusty L-shaped carpenter's square]

Description: Rusty L-shaped carpenter's square with the vertical part longer and wider than the horizontal part. The square is marked off in inches: outer edge, 24 in. horizontally and 16 in. vertically. The inside is marked 22.5 in. horizontally and 14 in. vertically. Straight down the middle of the longer part it is marked starting at 1 ending with 21in. The other side of the square is the exact same except for one marking in the corner where the two parts meet. STANLEY ____00 Made in the USA _5 Some of the writing is obscured by rust.
Date: 1885
Partner: Fort Bend Museum