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Month: April 2021

J. E. Minott, Edge-Tool Maker & Iron Forger

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 57 no. 1, September 2004 by Roger K. Smith Jonathan Eastman Minott’s career encompassed most of the nineteenth century, but although the first part of his career was spent as a private entrepreneur, he ended it working for a larger company, the Coes Wrench Company in Worcester, Massachusetts (Figure 1). …

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Socks and Stockings, Shirts, Drawers, and Sashes

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol., 53 no. 4, December 2000 by Richard M. Candee Hand and Machine Knitting for the Union Army This paper explores the Civil War’s impact onthe making of knit‑goods, especially woolen underwear, socks, and stockings, by contrasting a system of volunteer female home knitting in support of the Union Army organized …

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The Stinehour Press: Half a Century of Fine Printing in the Northeast Kingdom

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 62 no. 3, September 2009 by Elton W. Hall On the morning of July 15, 2008, I arose early and drove north from South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, 225 miles to The Stinehour Press in Lunenburg, Vermont. The purpose of the trip was to purchase and to encourage others to purchase as …

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History of the Taylor Thermometer Makers

  Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 30 no. 4, December 1977 by George A. Caswell The Bicentennial Year 1976 coin­cided with the 125th anniversary of America’s oldest existing and best-­known maker of thermometers and as­sociated instruments to measure tem­perature, pressure and humidity. Known successively as Kendall & Tay­lor, George Taylor, Taylor & Richard­son, Taylor Brothers, …

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