Early American Industries Association Blog

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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...

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Passing the Block

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 56, no. 4, December 2003. by Elton W. Hall Among the Providence, Rhode Island, tool and hardware dealers in the second quarter of the nineteenth century were Henry Reynolds...

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Files and Sandpaper

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 1 no. 13, September 1935 By L. L. Thwing It is unlikely that we shall ever see a file dating back to the 18th century. or that a claim...