Early American Industries Association Blog

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Political Campaign Lighting

Excerpted from The Chronicle, Vol. XVII no. 3, September 1964 The tin lamps and torches often used for Political Campaigns, were mainly used for religious, industrial and theatrical purposes. The name “torch” is applied...

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Chardoillet’s Planes

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 63 no. 1, March 2010 by John G. Wells My first encounter with a French metallic plane by Chardoillet occurred in 1983. My wife Janet and I had been...

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The Slaughtering Roll

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. XIX No. 2, June 1966 Editor’s note: Do not read this article if you’re squeamish. by Mary Earle Gould Villages of the early years commonly had a tannery, a...

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The Papermaker’s Hand Mould

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. IV no. 4, October 1951 By Harrison Elliott A somewhat simple and ingenious contrivance is the paper mould used in forming each sheet separately by the hand process for...

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Coffee Grinding Mills

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. XII No. 4, December 1959 By Laurence A. Johnson “Though thou shouldest bray ( beat small) a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will his...

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Bone-Shakers

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. X111 no. 4. December, 1960 by Laurence A. Johnson The speed and enthusiasm with which the American public in the late 1860’s took up the use of the self...