"A clasp or hook, used in armor or in ordinary costume, fastening in the same manner as the modern hook and eye, often made into a large and rich ornament by concealing the hook itself beneath a jeweled, engraved, embossed, or enameled plate."-Whitney, 1902

Agraffe

"A clasp or hook, used in armor or in ordinary costume, fastening in the same manner as the modern hook…

"A net-like woolen garment worn by bachanals and soothsayers in ancient Greece. Image: Toso of Apollo wearing the Agrenon, found at Hadrian's Villa near Tivoli."-Whitney, 1902

Agrenon

"A net-like woolen garment worn by bachanals and soothsayers in ancient Greece. Image: Toso of Apollo…

"The air pump is an engine by which the air can be pumped out of a vessel, or withdrawn from it. The vessel so exhausted, is called a receive, and the space thus left in the vessel, after withdrawing the air, is called a vacuum. The principles on which the air pump is constructed are readily understood, and are the same in all instruments of this kind, though the form of the instrument itself is often considerably modified. Let R be a glass vessel, or receiver, closed at the top, and open at the bottom, standing on a perfectly smooth surface, which is called the plate of the air pump. Through thie plate is an aperture, which communicates with the inside of the receiver, and the barrel of the pump. The piston rod works air tight through the barrel. At the extremity of the barrel, there is a valve which opens upwards, and is closed as the piston rises." —Comstock, 1850

Air Pump

"The air pump is an engine by which the air can be pumped out of a vessel, or withdrawn from it. The…

"The piston rods are furnished with racks, or teeth, and are worked by the toothed wheel a, which is turned backwards and forwards, by the lever and handle b. The exhaustion pipe c, leads to the plate on which the receiver stants. The valves v, n, u, and m, all open upwards." —Comstock, 1850

Air Pump

"The piston rods are furnished with racks, or teeth, and are worked by the toothed wheel a, which is…

"Base Ball is a field game played principally in the United States. It originated in the English school-boy game of "rounders;" but it has been so improved and so generally played as to merit its name of "the National game of America." The plaing of baseball has become largely a business or a "profession," and skilled players receive large salaries. As an amateur game, however, it is also most popular."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Baseball Diamond

"Base Ball is a field game played principally in the United States. It originated in the English school-boy…

"Abdominal Plate (worker of Apis), under side, third segment. W, wax-yielding surface, covering true gland; s, septem, or carina; wh, webbed hairs." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bee Abdomen

"Abdominal Plate (worker of Apis), under side, third segment. W, wax-yielding surface, covering true…

An outline of a cow, illustrating the different cuts of beef.

Cuts of beef

An outline of a cow, illustrating the different cuts of beef.

"The "roller" chain consists of a series of outside and inside links. The outside link A is made up of two steel side plates P united by two shouldered rivets R. The inside link B consists of two side plates P united by two tubular pieces T, which form bushes for the rivets R and pivots for the rollers L. The rivets, bushes and rollers are case-hardened." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bicycle Chain

"The "roller" chain consists of a series of outside and inside links. The outside link A is made up…

"Sepulchral or monumental, large plates of brass inlaid in polished slabs of stone, and usually exhibiting the figure of the person intended to be commemorated, either in a carved outline on the plate or in the form of the plate itself. In place of the figure we sometimes find an ornamented cross. The earliest example of these monumental slabs now existing in England is that on the tomb of Sir John D'Abernon at Stoke D'Abernon Surrey." — Winston's Encyclopedia, 1919

Brasses

"Sepulchral or monumental, large plates of brass inlaid in polished slabs of stone, and usually exhibiting…

An illustration of a butter dish with a lid.

Butter in Dish with Lid

An illustration of a butter dish with a lid.

The Antique candelabrum capital has a plate or cup like form on the top where a lamp or candle can be placed.

Antique Candelabrum Capital

The Antique candelabrum capital has a plate or cup like form on the top where a lamp or candle can be…

The Antique candelabrum capital has a plate or cup like form on the top where a lamp or candle can be placed.

Antique Candelabrum Capital

The Antique candelabrum capital has a plate or cup like form on the top where a lamp or candle can be…

The Antique candelabrum capital has a plate or cup like form on the top where a lamp or candle can be placed.

Antique Candelabrum Capital

The Antique candelabrum capital has a plate or cup like form on the top where a lamp or candle can be…

The Antique candelabrum capital has a plate or cup like form on the top where a lamp or candle can be placed.

Antique Candelabrum Capital

The Antique candelabrum capital has a plate or cup like form on the top where a lamp or candle can be…

The Antique candelabrum capital has a plate or cup like form on the top where a lamp or candle can be placed.

Antique Candelabrum Capital

The Antique candelabrum capital has a plate or cup like form on the top where a lamp or candle can be…

The Antique candelabrum capital has a plate or cup like form on the top where a lamp or candle can be placed. It has a profile of a figure in the center.

Antique Candelabrum Capital

The Antique candelabrum capital has a plate or cup like form on the top where a lamp or candle can be…

The Renaissance candelabrum capital is made out of marble and terminates with a plate or table on top. It is intended for candles.

Renaissance Candelabrum Capital

The Renaissance candelabrum capital is made out of marble and terminates with a plate or table on top.…

The Roman candelabrum capital is made out of marble and terminates with a plate or table on top.

Roman Candelabrum Capital

The Roman candelabrum capital is made out of marble and terminates with a plate or table on top.

Carbon electrodes are formed by molding mixtures of graphite powder and pitch into solid pieces and then heating to high temperatures. The pitch is converted to carbon that holds the structure together.

Carbon Electrode

Carbon electrodes are formed by molding mixtures of graphite powder and pitch into solid pieces and…

This chandelier is made out of brass. It has an elongated design with chains holding a plate at the base, with a light in the center of the plate.

Chandeliers

This chandelier is made out of brass. It has an elongated design with chains holding a plate at the…

During the reign of Queen Anne a valuable communion set was presented by her Majesty to the Mohawk chapel -- in other words, to her Majesty's loyal allies, the Mohawks, who at that time resided in the State of New-York.

Communion Plate Presented by Queen Anne

During the reign of Queen Anne a valuable communion set was presented by her Majesty to the Mohawk chapel…

Several ears of Country Gentleman Sweet Corn.

Country Gentleman Sweet Corn

Several ears of Country Gentleman Sweet Corn.

A plate of several ears of Kennerly's Extra-Early Sweet Corn.

Kennerly's Extra-Early Sweet Corn

A plate of several ears of Kennerly's Extra-Early Sweet Corn.

A window decorated with drapes and ornametal plates and flowers.

Decorated Window

A window decorated with drapes and ornametal plates and flowers.

A partial or complete set of artificial teeth for either the upper or lower jaw. Also called dental plate.

Dental Anchorage Denture

A partial or complete set of artificial teeth for either the upper or lower jaw. Also called dental…

An artificial replacement of one or several of the teeth (partial denture), or all of the teeth (full denture) of either or both jaws; dental prosthesis.

Replacement Denture

An artificial replacement of one or several of the teeth (partial denture), or all of the teeth (full…

"Diadems or head fillets of pure hammered gold cut into thin plates, attached to rings by double gold wires, and fastened together at the back with thin twisted wire." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Diadem

"Diadems or head fillets of pure hammered gold cut into thin plates, attached to rings by double gold…

"Dioptric Floating Light. Elevation." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Dioptric Light

"Dioptric Floating Light. Elevation." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Dioptric Floating Light. Horizontal Section." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Dioptric Light

"Dioptric Floating Light. Horizontal Section." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

A dish may be served on dish ware, or may be eaten out of hand. These cutleries are usually made from ceramic, metal, or plastic.

Deep Covered Dish

A dish may be served on dish ware, or may be eaten out of hand. These cutleries are usually made from…

Dishes are the general term for the dish used in serving, or eating food. Similar to plates and bowls.

Glass Dish

Dishes are the general term for the dish used in serving, or eating food. Similar to plates and bowls.

An illustration of a dog running around a corner and a pan flying in the air.

Running Dog

An illustration of a dog running around a corner and a pan flying in the air.

Decorative draperies.

Draperies

Decorative draperies.

An illustration of a decorative letter E with an angel holding a plate with fruit on top.

Decorative Letter E with Angel Holding Plate

An illustration of a decorative letter E with an angel holding a plate with fruit on top.

"Echinus gracilis. a, ambulacral plates; b, poriferous zone; c, interambulacral plates." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Echinus gracilis

"Echinus gracilis. a, ambulacral plates; b, poriferous zone; c, interambulacral plates." — Encyclopedia…

"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…

An illustration of a whole fish being served on a plate.

Whole Fish on a Plate

An illustration of a whole fish being served on a plate.

"aa is the mast, b tackle hook, c, c brass flanges for fixing parts of lantern together, e and g weather guards, h plate glass front of lantern, i shutter by which lamps are trimmed, k lamps, l silver reflector. Revolving catoptric apparatus was applied to floating lights in England, and M. Letourneau, in 1851, proposed to employ a number of sets of dioptric apparatus in one lantern." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Floating Lights

"aa is the mast, b tackle hook, c, c brass flanges for fixing parts of lantern together, e and g weather…

"Machines of this kind may be constructed with as many pairs of plaes, combs, and brushes as can be conveniently combined together; four-plate machines being common, in which the relative positions of each pair of plates are reversed, as shown..." -Atkinson 1903

Four-Plate Machine

"Machines of this kind may be constructed with as many pairs of plaes, combs, and brushes as can be…

"Suit of Plate Armor, early 16th century." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Full Plate

"Suit of Plate Armor, early 16th century." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

"Suit by Jacob Topf, nearly complete; the gorget does not belong to it." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Full Plate Armor

"Suit by Jacob Topf, nearly complete; the gorget does not belong to it." — The Encyclopedia Britannica,…

A furnace is a device used for heating, mostly for manufacturing. Heat energy usually comes from fuel combustion, or electricity.

Arch Plate for Furnace

A furnace is a device used for heating, mostly for manufacturing. Heat energy usually comes from fuel…

"Gauntlet of plate, early 14th century. In medieval armor, a glove of defense." -Whitney, 1911

Gauntlet of Plate

"Gauntlet of plate, early 14th century. In medieval armor, a glove of defense." -Whitney, 1911

"Gauntlet of plate, later 14th century. In medieval armor, a glove of defense." -Whitney, 1911

Gauntlet of Plate

"Gauntlet of plate, later 14th century. In medieval armor, a glove of defense." -Whitney, 1911

"It is of gold plate, so thick as to require no "piping" at the back to sustain it; but in general the repoused examples have a piping of copper wire." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Gold Plate

"It is of gold plate, so thick as to require no "piping" at the back to sustain it; but in general the…

Plate Gorget.

Gorget

Plate Gorget.

Full-barred helmet, protects entire face.

Helmet, Full Barred

Full-barred helmet, protects entire face.

Flat pieces of iron that are attached to each one of the horses hoofs.

Modern Horseshoe

Flat pieces of iron that are attached to each one of the horses hoofs.

"The oldest form of blast heating apparatus, applied by Neilson, consisted of a tubular rivetted boiler plate heating vessel, mounted in a brick chamber OOOO, and heated by a fire underneath fed through the door D, the waste gases from the fire passing out at the far end of the chimney. Crescent-shaped partitions p, p, p inside the heater caused the current of air from the blowing engine which entered at B to take a serpentine course as indicated by the arrows, finally passing off at S to the furnace." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Hotblast Stove

"The oldest form of blast heating apparatus, applied by Neilson, consisted of a tubular rivetted boiler…

"The essential parts of an ordinary Wimshurst machine, are two ordinary drums. On each plate are fixed a large number of strips of conducting material which are equal in size and are equally spaced, radially if on a plate, and circumferentially if on a drum." — Hawkins, 1917

Wimshurst Electric Machine

"The essential parts of an ordinary Wimshurst machine, are two ordinary drums. On each plate are fixed…

A man dressed in plate armor riding a horse.

Man on Horseback

A man dressed in plate armor riding a horse.

"Five kinds of glass are made: flint glass, or crystal; crown glass, broad sheet glass, bottle, or green glass, and plate glass." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Glass manufacturing

"Five kinds of glass are made: flint glass, or crystal; crown glass, broad sheet glass, bottle, or green…

The Queens dwarf maliciously sqeezes Gulliver's legs into a hollow marrow bone durning dinner.

Marrow Bone

The Queens dwarf maliciously sqeezes Gulliver's legs into a hollow marrow bone durning dinner.

"A plate of glass about 2.5 inches square is ruled with twenty-one lines in one direction .1 inch apart, and two lines in the other direction 2 inches apart. The extreme lines of the set therefore form a perfect square of 2 inches. These lines are ruled with exceeding accuracy and care, but provision is left for ascertaining any errors that remain either as to distance or want of perfect squareness." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Micrometer

"A plate of glass about 2.5 inches square is ruled with twenty-one lines in one direction .1 inch apart,…

The 'mitten' superseded the gauntlet of the 14th century. Rather than having separate, unjointed fingers, it had jointed steel plates (meshed), for the fingers.

Mitten (Armor)

The 'mitten' superseded the gauntlet of the 14th century. Rather than having separate, unjointed fingers,…

"A round plate or dish. The paterae of the most common kind were small plates of the common red earthenware, on which an ornamental pattern was drawn, and which were sometimes entirely black. The more valuable paterae were metallic, being chiefly of bronze but every family, raised above poverty, possessed one of silver, together with a silver salt-cellar. The preceding cut exhibits a highly ornamented patera, made of bronze. The view of the upper surface is accompanied by a sideview, showing the form and depth of the vessel." — Smith, 1873

Patera

"A round plate or dish. The paterae of the most common kind were small plates of the common red earthenware,…

An illustration of circular plaque decorated with a rosette.

Decorative Plaque

An illustration of circular plaque decorated with a rosette.

An illustration of a plate.

Plate

An illustration of a plate.

An illustration of a plate.

Plate

An illustration of a plate.