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E. H. Morris Plane

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 29 no. 2, June 1976 by Raymond M. Smith This is a plane that I recently acquired (Figure 1). It is a beauti­ful iron-soled 22″ fore plane, with beechwood...

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A Danish Sabot Axe

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 40 no. 1, March 1987 by David B. Crowe On an international basis, the wooden shoe is typically regarded as a Dutch object. This understanding may be due, perhaps,...

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Fillet Cutting Plane

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 30 no. 1, March 1977 by Ivan C. Risley Several tool collections contain a small “plane-like” item that seems only to confuse the owner as to its purpose. This...

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The Hasher

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. XI no. 4, December 1958 by Laurence A. Johnson Recently I was browsing through several old copies of the Wolcott New York, Lakeshore News, and I ran across an...

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Advertising Campaign – 1832

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. II No. 2, November, 1937 by Lawrence B. Romaine In glancing through Fortune Maga­zine the other day, I marvelled at the remarkable color work in the adver­tisements, the soft...

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Larding and Larding Needles

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. XIII No. 3, September 1960 by Mary Earle Gould Thestory of my gift of a set of larding needles is well worth telling. I have my Grandmother Gould’s cookbook...

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The Barlow Knife

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. XII no. 2, June 1959 by Laurence A. Johnson The success and well-being of the colonist when he came to the new land of America depended a great deal...