Since there are so many photos, I'll post a few today and more later in the week. Today's photos are of textiles and textile machines. There happens to be a small quilt show occurring in the Museum, so I snapped a few pics of quilts, too.
|Case of carding tools, presses, and other items for preparing fibers that will be turned into thread and cloth.|
|Spinning jenny for turning fibers into thread|
|Looms for turning thread into cloth.|
A slew of sewing machines. Unfortunately none of
them are labeled so that I could determine the dates.
I'd love to look up the serial number and
try to get more info on them.
|These are in a large case, so the photo is especially bad. They are tiny little machines, only about 10 or 12 inches across.|
|This has to be one of the oldest machines. It doesn't|
even look like a sewing machine except for the pedal on the bottom.
Richard was able to figure out several things about the machine.
|A couple of ironing boards. Literally, |
boards....made of wood.
|Washing machines. The one on the left has a gas powered motor.|
The black on in the back that looks like a barbeque pit is a washing machine.
|Check it out.....the tub is made of wood!|
Sort of a half barrel with a wringer on top.
|In the commissary (country store) there's a thread display case. |
Couldn't resist .
|Sign in the store reads, "Ginghams reduced to 20 & 25 cents a yard."|
I want that price!
Okay, now for the quilts. Not many pictures. I took photos of the large bed quilts, but there were a few others that were art quilts. My batteries were about dead, and we were exhausted!
Thanks for visiting. Please leave a comment. I'm curious about which of the items is most interesting to you.
Hope you enjoyed the textiles exhibit!
Don't forget to visit the LSU Rural Life Museum website.