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PA-002  Wool Fleece Insoles for Wooden Shoes, Leather Shoes, Boots, and Moccasins    These fleece insoles are cut to fit about a man’s Size 13 boot. Customize to fit your needs by cutting them to your own foot size. Wool wicks away moisture from your feet, adds cushioning comfort, and keeps the cold and damp at bay when the weather is inclement. Ah, nothing like warm cozy feet!   $8.00

PA-003  Wool Fleece Instep Pads   A square pad of wool fleece fastened to the instep of the wooden shoes makes the shoe far more comfortable to wear for long periods of time. Our 3-inch square pads are sufficient to adequately pad your instep.   $3.00

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PA-005c PA-005  Colored Cotton Pouch   These pouches come in a variety of colors, solids, and patterns of types found throughout the colonies. Sizes vary but average about 6” wide x 8” long.   $2.00

PA-006  Heavy Weight Cotton Socks   Made in Virginia of the finest quality cotton grown in the USA. These All-American socks come in Medium and Large and reach well beyond the knee. There is elastic in the top to help hold them up however garters are recommended. Colors available include: red, white, blue, green, black, gray, brown, and yellow.   $10.00 per pair

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PA-007  Medium Weight Cotton Socks    These are also American made cotton socks of a lighter weight construction than our heavy weight socks. Great for kids!    $5.00 per pair

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PA-048 PA-048  Cloud Sox   A blend of blue and gray cotton gives the appearance of clouds.   This has become a popular heavy weight cotton stocking.   $10.00

PA-008  Homespun Cotton Scarf    Nothing flashy here – just plain, old fashioned cotton triangles used for head scarves, neck scarves, cravats, bandanas, and traditional face protection in dust storms. Our scarves are generously cut – 54 inches across the long points – so that, in a pinch, they can also be used for a triangular bandage or arm sling. Colors and patterns vary. Please specify your choice: solid color or colored pattern.    $6.00

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PA-009  Lady’s Pocket    Constructed of cotton in a variety of colors and patterns, these pockets are of a good size for holding many items out of the way between a lady’s petticoat and chemise. Please contact us for available colors and patterns. Utility white pockets are almost always in stock. Plain, solid color, or pattern – based upon availability of yard goods. All pockets have a twill tape tie for fastening around the waist.    $6.00

PA-010  Lady’s and Young Lady’s Aprons    Made in a variety of natural materials, colors, and patterns all based upon historical accuracy and available yard goods. Cotton and linen are most often used for making these aprons.    Lady’s (30”) = $6.00; Young Lady's (18”) = $4.00

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PA-038  Osnaburg Haversack    This lightweight Osnaburg Haversack is just what is needed for a day at the market fair or a trip to the field to carry your day's needs with you. This bag measures 11 inches by 11 inches and is lined with soft muslin. It has a large carved bone button to secure the flap with the provided leather thong. Machine sewn, made in the U.S.A.    $25.00

PA-013  Comb    Combs have been made from a wide variety of natural materials through the centuries. Wood, bone, ivory, and horn have been used by a wide number of cultures for their chosen material and they all have one thing in common: they will all break if you put them in your back pants pocket and sit on them! Today’s synthetic materials have mostly made broken combs a thing of the past so that many folks forget about just how fragile a natural comb can be. Our combs are made from natural cow horn and will not produce static electricity. Imagine – combing your long hair without having it fly in every direction!    $5.00

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PA-015  Tricorn Hat Trim    This cloth tape adds a distinctive finished edge to your hat. Simply fold it over the edge and sew with needle and thread (not provided.) Color: black only, 84 inches in length.    $3.00
PA-016  White Cotton Twill Tape    Used for belt material to secure aprons, pockets, and petticoats around a lady’s waist. Tape is 100% cotton twill. 6 yards, color white.    $3.00

PA-024  Early Clay Tobacco Pipe    This smoking pipe is a reproduction of a very early tobacco pipe from the 17th century. Generally speaking, the smaller the pipe bowl, the earlier the pipe. Tobacco consumption in Europe was still somewhat of a novelty in the 17th century and the product was expensive and somewhat in short supply. The tobacco found in North America at the time of the arrival of European colonists was a wild tobacco that was strong and harsh. A small amount went a long way so a pipe with a small bowl was sufficient. These pipes are made of fine kaolin clay, also known as “American porcelain.” Pipe measures 4 ½ inches overall.    $6.00

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PA-025  Pamplin Pipe from Appomattox County, Virginia    This pipe bowl is a true antique and we are pleased to be able to bring these to our customers. The Pamplin Smoking Pipe Company made clay pipes from 1740 until the early 1950’s when it went out of business. These pipe bowls were purchased at that time and have been in storage ever since. So that makes them more than 50 years old – genuine antiques! They have been washed and checked for cracks and have been fitted with a new stem. We use bamboo for the stem and custom-fit each stem to the bowl before shipping. These pipes are about as right as it gets for a 200 year period in the American history of tobacco use. If these pipes are used for smoking tobacco today, and they become clogged with tars or turn black over time, simply remove the stem from the bowl and place the bowl on a bed of coals in your campfire. The heat will burn away the contaminants and return the clay to its white color.    $8.00

PA-027  Clay Tobacco Pipe    This pipe measures about 7 inches in length and is one of our most popular pipes. It is of a style commonly used during the 18th century and is more easily transported in a haversack than is the long tavern-style pipe. It is made of fine kaolin clay like our other pipes.    $8.00

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PA-029  Dentalium Earrings    Dentalium shells were recorded by Lewis & Clark when they visited the Mandan Village in 1804-05. The shells were obtained through intertribal trade with Pacific Coast Indians.    $6.00

PA-032  Thimble Earrings    This pair of earrings was made by Jim DeReign and is typical of the kind made by Native Americans in the early days of trade in the Mississippi River Valley basin. The set incorporates an old brass thimble, glass trade beads of the kind found in this region, a hammered copper disc, and brass cones all assembled with brain tanned deer skin.    $7.00

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PA-033  Freedom Earrings    This pair of earrings by Jim DeReign incorporates three elements that were meaningful to early Americans: Cowrie shells, copper discs, and glass trade beads. These are held together by strips of brain-tanned deerskin. Jim tells us these also have special meaning for African American re-enactors as they incorporate the same kind of elements found in the African slave trade: Cowrie shells, glass trade beads and copper discs made from old Lincoln pennies.    $7.00

PA-034  Copper, Brass and Glass Earrings    In this pair of earrings, Jim DeReign uses three of the most common materials used by Native Americans for decorations after they made contact with European traders: brass cones, glass trade beads, and copper discs (in this case, hammered from old pennies.) The elements are held to the findings with strips of brain-tanned buckskin.    $7.00

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PA-035  Brass Pendant    First Americans and Europeans both used these simple brass pendants for making necklaces and earrings throughout the early fur trade period in American history. The brass is untreated and will tarnish if not kept polished. Tarnish is historically correct. Approximately 1-1/8th inch in length.    $1.50

PA-036  Copper Pendant    Even before contact was made between our First Americans and European explorers, copper was being used in North America for decorative purposes. Naturally occurring copper nuggets were picked up along the beaches of Lake Superior and on stream banks and gravel bars in what is today the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and in parts of Minnesota. These nuggets were then pounded, ground and shaped into various utilitarian and decorative items. When early European traders saw how copper was being used, they brought in their own copper sheets from Europe and copied what they saw and traded them for furs. The pendants offered here are used for necklaces and earrings and measure approximately 1-1/8th inch in length.    $2.00

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PA-037  Sailor's Bracelet    This traditional sailor's bracelet is crafted from about six feet of linen rope and a French Marine brass coat button.   While they have been documented to the early 19th century, we are not certain how much farther back in time these articles were worn by sailors.   One story has it that as the linen became worn, it acted as a sort of absorbent cloth for mopping sweat from the sailor's eyes while up in the rigging.   These come in various lengths to accommodate different size wrists.   Please state your wrist circumference for a correct fit.   The braclets are all handcrafted by Jim DeReign.    $12.00

PA-040  Tapestry Haversack    Bags like these have been traditional favorites for carrying all sorts of gear whether in camp, at market or on a long distance trek. Fully lined. Bag measures 9 x 13 inches.    $25.00

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PA-041  Brocade Haversock    This 2-piece set has a large, lined haversack that measures 13 x 15 inches. It includes a pouch made of the same material that comes in handy for storing those items you don’t want to get lost in the large main pocket.    $28.00

PA-042  Leaf Pattern Haversack    This haversack measures 11 x 12 inches and is of sturdy construction for durability.   $25.00

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PA-049  15x15 Canvas Haversack    This is a large 15x5 inch canvas haversack that is lined for long lasting durability. It has not been waterproofed as some may want to dye or paint the canvas before applying waterproofing. A haversack of this size is capable of carrying most of what is needed on a weekend trek or scout. This haversack is typical of the kind carried by colonial militia and Continental soldier alike.    $35.00

PA-043  Blue Check Shoulder Bag    This small 7 x 11 inch bag makes a fine addition to the young lady’s wardrobe when in camp or out shopping. It is lined and has a 30-inch cotton-webbing strap.    $15.00

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PA-045  Tradesman's Apron    This apron is typical of the type worn by merchants and tradesmen of the 18th century throughout the American colonies. It is unique in that it does not have a strap that goes around the neck to hold it upright on the wearer. Instead, there is a single buttonhole at the apex of the triangular top portion of the apron that fastens to one of the wearer’s waistcoat buttons. Size is 25 inches wide by 35 inches long.    $8.00

PA-047  Sandalwood Fan    It is thought that folding fans were invented about 1,500 years ago in Japan. Their value as an easy way to cool the user helped spread their popularity throughout the Far East by the time European traders from Portugal came across them in the 1400’s. They realized the market appeal fans would have in Europe and began importing them. By the 18th century fans were in widespread use by both men and women across Europe and in the colonies. They were being manufactured in Europe, China and Japan and being imported to the New World. Our fan is made of sandalwood and is imported all the way from China.    $2.00

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