Category: Publications

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Tin Plate and the Tinker

Excerpted from The Chronicle, Vol. 4 No. 2, April 1951 by Gillian W.B. Bailey Although the manufacture of tin plate had -long been a monopoly of Bohemia, about 1620 the industry spread to Saxony...

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Cider Making in the 1870s

Excerpted from The Chronicle,  Vol. 29 No. 2, June, 1976 By Daniel B. Reibel Apples were a favorite fruit of American farms. The trees would grow anywhere and they did not require a great...

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Butter Churns

Excerpted from The Chronicle, Vol. II, No. 10, June 1939 By William S. Sprague A churn has been defined as “a ves­sel in which milk or cream is agitated to induce the separation of...

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A Brickyard in New England

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 32, No. 2 (June 1979) By Daniel B. Reibel This little scene, frozen in time be­tween 1895 and 1900, shows a part of the operation of a brickyard in...

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James Wilson, Pennsylvania Chairmaker

Excerpted from The Chronicle, Vol. 32, No. 4, December 1979 By Donald L. Tuttle and Joyce Baudin, Illustrations by Linda Scharf-Jones Chairmaking in small shops in eastern Pennsylvania reached its peak shortly after the...