Branding iron. Looped handle. Heart. Family brand of James Byron Pierce, great-great-grandfather of donors. Used on the Chisholm Trail. Pierce was sheriff of Travis County and died in the early 1900's.
H. 4.38 x W. 3.38 x L. 35.5 in (H. 11.13 x W. 8.59 x L. 90.17 cm)
Place of Origin
Chisholm Trail (Tex.)
Gift to San Jacinto Museum of History from G.G. and W.P. Gray.
Artisan or Artist
iron ; branding irons ; blacksmithing
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- inorganic material -- metal -- iron (metal) ; Objects Facet -- Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- Tools and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- equipment -- brands (tools) ; Activities Facet -- Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name) -- metalworking -- ironworking -- blacksmithing
Tools and Equipment for Communication -- written communication tools and equipment -- writing devices -- iron, branding
communication artifacts -- branding irons
Process or Technique
PROCESS metalworking -- blacksmithing
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