Anchor and Tackle used to raise and lower it.

Anchor and Tackle

Anchor and Tackle used to raise and lower it.

An anvil is a basic tool, in the simplest terms it is a block with a hard surface on which another object is struck. The inertia of the anvil allows the energy of the striking tool to be transferred to the work piece.

Anvil Tool

An anvil is a basic tool, in the simplest terms it is a block with a hard surface on which another object…

An auger is a device for moving material or liquid (see Archimedes' screw) by means of a rotating helical flighting. The material is moved along the axis of rotation. For some uses the helical 'flighting' is enclosed in a tube, for other uses the flighting is not encased. An integral part of a drill, the auger of the drill bit, uses this mechanism to remove shavings from the hole being drilled.

Auger

An auger is a device for moving material or liquid (see Archimedes' screw) by means of a rotating helical…

"Axe." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Axe

"Axe." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Axe-hammers of polished stone. A Neolithic age implement. Not drawn to scale.

Neolithic Implements Axe-hammers

Axe-hammers of polished stone. A Neolithic age implement. Not drawn to scale.

An illustration showing how to create a centrifugal governor ball rotating the lathe. The ball is used for a counter weights on the engine to regulating fuel supply to control speed.

Device Turning Metal Centrifugal Governor Ball

An illustration showing how to create a centrifugal governor ball rotating the lathe. The ball is used…

A water barrel.

Water Barrel

A water barrel.

The part of the frame of a plow to which the draught is applied.

Plow Beam

The part of the frame of a plow to which the draught is applied.

A milling ball bearing to create a small circular hole, as shown in (A). The milling ball bearing has a spherical tip with groves creating holes.

Milling Ball Bearings

A milling ball bearing to create a small circular hole, as shown in (A). The milling ball bearing has…

This tool was used to measure the degrees Lovibond of beer. Rated by bitterness, and color.

Beer Measurement

This tool was used to measure the degrees Lovibond of beer. Rated by bitterness, and color.

Bevel, is a and tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles of any size. A sliding T bevel is an adjustable gauge for setting and transferring angles. The handle is usually made of wood or plastic and is connected to a metal blade with a thumbscrew or wing nut.

Bevel Square

Bevel, is a and tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles…

"Blacksmith's Tongs." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Blacksmith's Tongs

"Blacksmith's Tongs." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Block shears act with additional leverage, and can consequently be used for rather thicker metal, the upper bow being replaced by a long straight handle, and the lower one by a stake which can by firmly fixed in a block of woood or otherwise." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Block Shears

"Block shears act with additional leverage, and can consequently be used for rather thicker metal, the…

Shallow box used to hold seeds sown and small plants.

Shallow Box

Shallow box used to hold seeds sown and small plants.

A brace or brace and bit is a hand tool used to drill holes, usually in wood. Pressure is applied to the top and the tool is rotated with a U-shaped grip. The U-shaped part is a kind of crankshaft. It gives the brace much greater torque than other kinds of hand drill; a brace can be used to drill much wider, and deeper, holes than can a gear-driven hand drill.

Brace and Bits

A brace or brace and bit is a hand tool used to drill holes, usually in wood. Pressure is applied to…

"The bradawl is a boring tool adapted only for soft wood." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Bradawl

"The bradawl is a boring tool adapted only for soft wood." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Leaf-shaped bronze sword." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bronze Sword

"Leaf-shaped bronze sword." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

A hairbrush is a stick brush with rigid bristles used in hair care for brushing, styling, and detangling human hair, or for brushing a domestic animal's fur.

Stripped Brush Back

A hairbrush is a stick brush with rigid bristles used in hair care for brushing, styling, and detangling…

A bucket.

Bucket

A bucket.

This caliper was commonly used in projects that required great precision. The object of interest is placed in the opening, measured and then removed.

Mechanical Calipers

This caliper was commonly used in projects that required great precision. The object of interest is…

Chisel.

Chisel

Chisel.

A chisel made by Buck Brothers in 1914.

Chisel

A chisel made by Buck Brothers in 1914.

"The ordinary mortice chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The ordinary mortice chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The socket chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The socket chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The blacksmith's chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The blacksmith's chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The cross-cut chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The cross-cut chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The diamond point chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The diamond point chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The round-nose chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The round-nose chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The mason's chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The mason's chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The jumper chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The jumper chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The firmer chisel used by carpenters." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The firmer chisel used by carpenters." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The carver's chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The carver's chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

A chisel used as a tool to help pry.

Chisel

A chisel used as a tool to help pry.

"Proper position for horizontal chiseling." -Ginn, 1906

Chiseling

"Proper position for horizontal chiseling." -Ginn, 1906

This seven blade chopping knife was intended for industry use, generally used for a variety of food preparation.

Seven Blade Chopping Knife

This seven blade chopping knife was intended for industry use, generally used for a variety of food…

A clevis assembly including a clevis body, a clevis loop pivotally mounted on the clevis body, a collar, a fastener, and a set screw assembly.

Clevis

A clevis assembly including a clevis body, a clevis loop pivotally mounted on the clevis body, a collar,…

This tool allowed easy tailoring of clothes; featuring an adjustable arm to fit garment lengths.

Frame, Clothes

This tool allowed easy tailoring of clothes; featuring an adjustable arm to fit garment lengths.

A tool used to tell direction.

Compass

A tool used to tell direction.

"Condie's Hammer." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Condie's Hammer

"Condie's Hammer." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Illustration showing the correct and incorrect position of a right line pen against a T-square, triangle, or straight edge when doing geometric constructions.

Positioning Pen for Constructions

Illustration showing the correct and incorrect position of a right line pen against a T-square, triangle,…

A check-row corn-planter, which plants two rows at once and rows the corn both ways.

Check-row corn-planter

A check-row corn-planter, which plants two rows at once and rows the corn both ways.

An undesirable cultivator. Shovels are too large and the man is required to walk.

Cultivator

An undesirable cultivator. Shovels are too large and the man is required to walk.

A combination seed drill and cultivator, used for planting small seed, peas, and beans.

Combination seed drill and cultivator

A combination seed drill and cultivator, used for planting small seed, peas, and beans.

A combination seed drill and cultivator.

Combination seed drill and cultivator

A combination seed drill and cultivator.

The end of a hand plow. The metal part can be unscrewed and affixed to a hand plow, or left on the handle.

Hand cultivator

The end of a hand plow. The metal part can be unscrewed and affixed to a hand plow, or left on the handle.

An Iron Age horse cultivator, good for working crops which require a horse cultivator. The levers can make the frame wider or narrower, enabling it to be used to create rows of the desired width.

Iron Age horse cultivator

An Iron Age horse cultivator, good for working crops which require a horse cultivator. The levers can…

A good riding cultivator.

Cultivator, riding

A good riding cultivator.

A food cutter is a kitchen appliance used to facilitate various repetitive tasks in the process of preparing food. This is a manual device referred to a "food processor".

Food Cutter

A food cutter is a kitchen appliance used to facilitate various repetitive tasks in the process of preparing…

A pipecutter is a type of tool used by plumbers to cut pipe. Besides producing a clean cut, the tool is often a faster and more convenient way of cutting pipe than using a hacksaw, although this depends on the metal the pipe is made out of.

Pipe Cutter

A pipecutter is a type of tool used by plumbers to cut pipe. Besides producing a clean cut, the tool…

A corn and cotton stalk cutter, used to cut the stalks before plowing.

Stalk cutter

A corn and cotton stalk cutter, used to cut the stalks before plowing.

This straw cutter features a reciprocating saw to facilitate the cutting process.

Straw Cutter

This straw cutter features a reciprocating saw to facilitate the cutting process.

"Cutting pliers and cutting nippers have a pair of knife edges so arranged as to work exactly opposite to one another, the handles, on being tightly grasped, affording sufficient leverage for these edges to be forced to a short distance into the two opposite sides of a nail or wire, which, if of small diameter or of soft metal, can thus be cut asunder." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Cutting Pliers

"Cutting pliers and cutting nippers have a pair of knife edges so arranged as to work exactly opposite…

An illustration of creating spirals on a steel rod using mandrel and lathe. The spiral is created by revolving the steel rod on the lathe while placing a mandrel on the rod at an angle.

Spiral Turning Device

An illustration of creating spirals on a steel rod using mandrel and lathe. The spiral is created by…

"Dormoy's rabble differs from others of this class in being worked by rotation like a hair-brushing machine; the tool being made to revolve very rapidly (300 to 500 turns per minute for white iron and 800 to 1000 for grey pig) gives the metal such an impulse that it gyrates horizontally round the bed, continually renewing the surface in contact with the atmosphere; this is further aided, by making the end of the rabble to carry a disk, which is replaced by a short twisted point when the metal comes to nature." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Dormoy's Rabble

"Dormoy's rabble differs from others of this class in being worked by rotation like a hair-brushing…

"Dormoy's rabble differs from others of this class in being worked by rotation like a hair-brushing machine; the tool being made to revolve very rapidly (300 to 500 turns per minute for white iron and 800 to 1000 for grey pig) gives the metal such an impulse that it gyrates horizontally round the bed, continually renewing the surface in contact with the atmosphere; this is further aided, by making the end of the rabble to carry a disk, which is replaced by a short twisted point when the metal comes to nature." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Dormoy's Rabble

"Dormoy's rabble differs from others of this class in being worked by rotation like a hair-brushing…

"The dovetail saw or tenon saw." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Dovetail Saw

"The dovetail saw or tenon saw." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The drag is a useful, light three-pronged tool which may be used for loosening the soil amongst vegetable crops as well as flower garden plants, and may also be sometimes employed, if the tines are sufficiently narrow and pointed, to drag off weeds from the surface." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Drag

"The drag is a useful, light three-pronged tool which may be used for loosening the soil amongst vegetable…

An Egyptian bow and drill.

Egyptian bow and drill

An Egyptian bow and drill.

This is a Brace of the well known Stanley concealed ratchet type, but having a ball bearing chuck.

Brace Drill

This is a Brace of the well known Stanley concealed ratchet type, but having a ball bearing chuck.

"For brass or other soft metals there may be used with advantage a twist drill as shown. The cutting edges of the drill are ground straight and in line with the body of the drill for a distance of 0.03 to 0.06 in. = 0.8 to 1.6 mm. This prevents the breaking of the drill when it goes through the work—piece." —Grimshaw, 1902

Twist Drills for Brass

"For brass or other soft metals there may be used with advantage a twist drill as shown. The cutting…