Early American Industries Association Blog



By John Verrill, Executive Director, Early American Industries Association One of the pleasures of working in the EAIA office is getting frequent requests to identify tools whose purposes are unknown to the inquirer. We...

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Wooden Water Pipes

Excerpted from The Chronicle, Vol. II, No. 3, January 1938; no author credited Prior to about 1820, pipes for con­veying water, both in this country and in England, while sometimes of stone, were usually...

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From the The Chronicle Volume XIV, No. 4, December 1961 by Charlotte Woodhull Judging from accounts of the home life of our early ancestors, they were not particularly fastidious about laundering. Their garments, furthermore,...