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    This photo from the 1890s shows some of the many workers employed at the California Nursery Company. In these early years, there were already more than 60 workers at the nursery. Their hard work contributed to the immense success of the nursery.

    The letter scale, also known as a postage scale, is used to measure the weight of the letter or package being sent. The post office then used this weight to calculate a delivery fee.

    The short, sharper pieces of metal are the railroad spikes. Railroad spikes were used to hold railroad tracks to the ground. The large hammer is called the spike maul. Go to the right wall to find the use of these spike mauls.

    This old book is a catalog for mail orders of farm equipment. Mail orders were first introduced to America in the late 1800s but began gaining popularity in the early 1900s after many large department stores began making use of them. Mail orders and catalogs are similar to today's online shopping. These pages are specifically advertising horse harnesses.

    This is an oil lantern that uses oil to fuel a flame.

    These are kerosene lanterns from the early 1900's. They were often used by railroad workers.

    This old book is a catalog for mail orders of farm equipment. Mail orders were first introduced to America in the late 1800s but began gaining popularity in the early 1900s after many large department stores began making use of them. Mail orders and catalogs are similar to today's online shopping. These pages are specifically advertising horse harnesses.

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