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Month: March 2020

Ben’s Mill

This post comes our way from board member Sally Fishburn, http://www.safishburn.net/ Sally’s company, S.A.Fishburn, Inc. is dedicated to helping individuals (home owners, municipalities, non-profits, etc.) maintain the historic spirit and materials of their buildings though hands-on preservation, consulting, and design work.-Marc Sitkin For years, well, for over a decade, I was involved with Ben’s Mill …

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‘The Greenwood Gift to The Smithsonian Institution’

By C. Malcolm Watkins, Associate Curator, Division of Ethnology, U.S. National Museum Reprinted from The Chronicle, Volume IV, January, 1951 Of special interest to members of the Early American Industries Association is the Greenwood Gift to the Smithsonian Institution. This comprises a collec­tion which illustrates the arts and living habits of rural Americans prior to …

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‘Country’s Largest Tool Store at the Turn of the Century’

by R. James Aber Reprinted from The Chronicle, Volume XXIV, September 1971 One of the finest hardware stores in the United States at the turn of the (20th) century, Hammacher, Schlemmer & Co. spared no expense or effort to maintain the largest inventory of tools and hardware in the East. The selling floors of the …

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Justus Traut’s “Bull-nozed” Convertible Block Plane

In an April 2017 blog entitled “Justus Traut’s Bull-Nose Plane” I discussed a delightful little bull-nose plane from the Stanley Model Shop that was the product of Justus Traut’s inventive prowess (See Figure 1). The plane is based on patent No. 291,815 granted to Traut on January 8th, 1884(See Figure 2).   I wrote at that …

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