Knife And Two-tined Fork

A house built in the 1820s by an armory worker (and later rented to others) tells much about how the armory workshops operated before divison of labor and mechanization were common. In the early years of the armory, workers were paid by the piece. As craftsmen, they came and went at their convenience. Drinking and gambling on the armory grounds were common. Workers may have brought work home to have family members help meet a monthly quota, to train their sons in arms making, or to do work on the side. Read more »

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0051
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Thimbles

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0052
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Straight Pins

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0053
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Button

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0054
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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