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Month: December 2021

Spruce Oil

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 30 no. 1, March 1977 by Bill Packard Sometime about 1910 to 1912, there were several spruce oil stills around Plainfield, Massachusetts. The Morann brothers had one on the grant that is now a part of a potato farm. There was one near where West Street and Bird Road meet …

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‘Pianos of his own Manufacture’ – Wesley Whitaker, Raleigh, N.C., 1788-1858

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 65 no. 4, December 2012 by Maria V. Shevzov Since the early 1920s, a piano labeled by a local craftsman, Wesley Whitaker, has stood in the North Carolina Executive Mansion, built in 1891 as a home for the state’s chief executive. Tours of the Executive Mansion routinely show the piano, …

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Luigi Nessi: A Tribute to a Great Collector and a Remarkable Collection

Excerpted from The Chronicle, Vol. 65 no. 4, December 2012 by John G. Wells Luigi Nessi, a successful practicing architect and regional planner in Lugano, Switzerland, had always been curious to learn more about the beautiful preindustrial age utilitarian objects he saw. They excelled in aesthetic design and were works of the finest craftsmanship. His …

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