This Assyrian amphora is a vase made out of clay with a rope handle.

Assyrian Amphora

This Assyrian amphora is a vase made out of clay with a rope handle.

"The carchesium was a beaker, or drinking-cup, which was used by the Greeks in very early times. It was slightly contracted in the middle, and its two handles extended from the top to the bottom. It was much employed in libations of wine, milk, blood, and honey." — Anthon, 1891

Carchesium

"The carchesium was a beaker, or drinking-cup, which was used by the Greeks in very early times. It…

A chisel used as a tool to help pry.

Chisel

A chisel used as a tool to help pry.

This cup has a handle, and has a design of leaves and vines wrapped all around the cup.

Cup

This cup has a handle, and has a design of leaves and vines wrapped all around the cup.

"The knife is a double-edged rectangular blade, about 12 inches by 5 inches, with a straight handle at one end, and a cross handle at the other in the plane of the blade." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Currying Knife

"The knife is a double-edged rectangular blade, about 12 inches by 5 inches, with a straight handle…

This jug and dish were made in Malta. The dish has a leaf and floral design around its perimeter. The jug has a circular leaf design in the center and a mermaid figure as the handle.

Jug and Dish

This jug and dish were made in Malta. The dish has a leaf and floral design around its perimeter. The…

"The electrical machine most usually employed consists of a large circular plate of glass, mounted upon a metallic axis, and supported upon pillars fixed to a secure base, so that the plate can, by means of a handle, w, be turned with ease. Upon the supports of the glass, and fixed so as to press easily but uniformly on the plate, are four rubbers, marked r r r r in the figure; and flaps of silk, s s, oiled on one side, are attached to these, and secured to fixed supports by several silk cords. When the machine is put in motion, these flaps of silk are drawn tightly against the glass, and thus the friction is increased, and electricity excited. The points p p collect the electricity from the glass, and convey it to the conductor, c, which is supported by the glass rod g." —Wells, 1857

Electrical Machine

"The electrical machine most usually employed consists of a large circular plate of glass, mounted upon…

"A form of an electrical machine. S being the glass cylinder turning on an axis, Y the conductor, F the rubber, A A supports." —Wells, 1857

Electrical Machine

"A form of an electrical machine. S being the glass cylinder turning on an axis, Y the conductor, F…

This dessert fork has a stem and prongs made of silver in an imitation of twisted branches. The handle is made out of agate (rock crystal).

Dessert Fork

This dessert fork has a stem and prongs made of silver in an imitation of twisted branches. The handle…

A young girl reaching for the handle of a door.

Girl Opening Door

A young girl reaching for the handle of a door.

"A gouge, for soft wood." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Gouge

"A gouge, for soft wood." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

A handle

Haft

A handle

This hand-bell is found in Birmingham, England. The handle shows puck (mythological fairy character) seated on a snail and directing his course.

Hand-Bell

This hand-bell is found in Birmingham, England. The handle shows puck (mythological fairy character)…

"For small beds of flowers or vegetables, hand-weeders of various patterns are essential to easy and efficient work." — Baily, 1898

Hand-weeders

"For small beds of flowers or vegetables, hand-weeders of various patterns are essential to easy and…

That part of a vessel or instrument which is held in the hand when used.

Handle

That part of a vessel or instrument which is held in the hand when used.

A part that is designed to be held or operated with the hand.

Multiple Purpose Handle

A part that is designed to be held or operated with the hand.

This is a perspective illustration of common tool handles, here is displayed the side view, front view, and top view

Tool Handle

This is a perspective illustration of common tool handles, here is displayed the side view, front view,…

This whip handle is in the shape of a man dressed in a costume.

Whip Handle

This whip handle is in the shape of a man dressed in a costume.

This whip handle is designed with fruit horns wrapped around.

Whip Handle

This whip handle is designed with fruit horns wrapped around.

This whip handle is in the shape of a helmet.

Whip Handle

This whip handle is in the shape of a helmet.

This whip handle is in the shape of a dog running at the top, and below a tree and two doves.

Whip Handle

This whip handle is in the shape of a dog running at the top, and below a tree and two doves.

"A heel tool for wrought iron." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Heel

"A heel tool for wrought iron." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

This dessert knife has a handle that is elegantly designed with small leaves.

Dessert Knife

This dessert knife has a handle that is elegantly designed with small leaves.

A utensil used for lifting and handling hot pans.

Hot Pan Lifter

A utensil used for lifting and handling hot pans.

"Staffordshire Minton." — Chambers, 1881

Minton

"Staffordshire Minton." — Chambers, 1881

"The patera was a broad and comparatively shallow bowl used for libations, and also for drinking out of at banquets. The following cut gives a front and side view of a bronze patera found at Pompeii." — Anthon, 1891

Patera

"The patera was a broad and comparatively shallow bowl used for libations, and also for drinking out…

This razor has a blade decorated with small flowers. Its handle is also used as its cover, and can be carried in a pocket.

Razor

This razor has a blade decorated with small flowers. Its handle is also used as its cover, and can be…

This razor has a blade decorated with small flowers. Its handle is also used as its cover, and can be carried in a pocket.

Razor

This razor has a blade decorated with small flowers. Its handle is also used as its cover, and can be…

This razor has a blade decorated with scrolls. Its handle is designed with leaves and a vase with flowers in the center.

Razor

This razor has a blade decorated with scrolls. Its handle is designed with leaves and a vase with flowers…

This caddy spoon has a handle that is designed in a sprig of weed that resemble a small water-lily. This spoon was used for measuring tea leaves.

Caddy Spoon

This caddy spoon has a handle that is designed in a sprig of weed that resemble a small water-lily.…

This dessert spoon has a handle that is composed of vine branches.

Dessert Spoon

This dessert spoon has a handle that is composed of vine branches.

This egg-spoon has spiraling vine branches on the handle.

Spoon, Egg

This egg-spoon has spiraling vine branches on the handle.

This ice spoon is used to assist the ice tongs in removing carrying ice. The handle terminates with a figure and the bowl of the spoon has a leaf design.

Ice Spoon

This ice spoon is used to assist the ice tongs in removing carrying ice. The handle terminates with…

This vase with stand is a maltese design. The stand has a simple design of leaves. The vase has a handle on each side, and a grape vine design on its center body.

Vase with Stand

This vase with stand is a maltese design. The stand has a simple design of leaves. The vase has a handle…

"Argent, a sword proper couped, hilted or. HILTED. The handle of a sword tinctured." -Hall, 1862

Sword Hilted

"Argent, a sword proper couped, hilted or. HILTED. The handle of a sword tinctured." -Hall, 1862

This teaspoon has spiraling vines on the handle, with flowers and leaves.

Teaspoon

This teaspoon has spiraling vines on the handle, with flowers and leaves.

These ice tongs has grape vines wrapped around the handle.

Ice Tongs

These ice tongs has grape vines wrapped around the handle.

"One of the steel implements may be secured to a long handle; or the blade of a broken trowel may be utilized in the same way." — Baily, 1898

Long-handled trowel

"One of the steel implements may be secured to a long handle; or the blade of a broken trowel may be…

"Tyg with two handles, 14th century." — Chambers, 1881

Tyg

"Tyg with two handles, 14th century." — Chambers, 1881

"Tyg of Staffordshire ware." — Chambers, 1881

Tyg

"Tyg of Staffordshire ware." — Chambers, 1881

This vase with handle has an antique design, Greek or Roman. It was designed by famous potter Josiah Wedgwood.

Vase

This vase with handle has an antique design, Greek or Roman. It was designed by famous potter Josiah…

A vase-shaped doodad.

Vase doodad

A vase-shaped doodad.

"[This illustration] shows a third form of the wheel and axle. Here the axle A is vertical, instead of horizontal. A bar inserted in its head, at the extremity of which the hand is applied, takes the place of the wheel." —Quackenbos 1859

Vertical Wheel and Axle

"[This illustration] shows a third form of the wheel and axle. Here the axle A is vertical, instead…

This pocket watch has a unique design of a figure head in the center and scrolls of leaves all around. The circular handle at the top of the watch allows it to be attached to a waistcoat, lapel or belt loop using a chain.

Pocket Watch

This pocket watch has a unique design of a figure head in the center and scrolls of leaves all around.…

This pocket watch has a simple floral design. The circular handle at the top of the watch allows it to be attached to a waistcoat, lapel or belt loop using a chain.

Pocket Watch

This pocket watch has a simple floral design. The circular handle at the top of the watch allows it…

This pocket watch has a simple floral design. The circular handle at the top of the watch allows it to be attached to a waistcoat, lapel or belt loop using a chain.

Pocket Watch

This pocket watch has a simple floral design. The circular handle at the top of the watch allows it…

This pocket watch has a circular handle at the top of the watch allowing it to be attached to a waistcoat, lapel or belt loop using a chain. The screw in the handle is used to wind the watch .

Pocket Watch

This pocket watch has a circular handle at the top of the watch allowing it to be attached to a waistcoat,…

The top portion of a well with a crank to retrieve the bucket.

Well Bucket

The top portion of a well with a crank to retrieve the bucket.

"A still more common form, much used in drawing water from wells and loaded buckets from mines, is shown [here]. Instead of a wheel, we have here a winch, or handle, attached to the axle." —Quackenbos 1859

Winch

"A still more common form, much used in drawing water from wells and loaded buckets from mines, is shown…