Charcoal Iron

Charcoal Clothes Iron This charcoal Iron belonged to William Sachse, perhaps more correctly his wife Martha Frost Sachse.  Air is controlled through a trap door in the back, and the top hinges to allow for coals to be placed inside. The curved piece is a hand guard to help protect from burns. The spout part …

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Battle of Normandy Map

This map is a French 40th year anniversary map depicting the battle sites of the Normandy Invasion, or D-Day as it is also commonly referred, to which occurred on 6 June 1944 .

Aladdin Oil Lamp

Prior to the invention of electricity, homes were lit with candles and oil based lamps. Oil based lamps produced better light then candles, but also produced a fair amount of smoke and soot. And depending on the oil used, was not often pleasant to smell. Advances in oil lamp design included Aime Argand’s invention of …

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