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A Danish Sabot Axe

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 40 no. 1, March 1987 by David B. Crowe On an international basis, the wooden shoe is typically regarded as a Dutch object. This understanding may be due, perhaps,...

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Fillet Cutting Plane

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 30 no. 1, March 1977 by Ivan C. Risley Several tool collections contain a small “plane-like” item that seems only to confuse the owner as to its purpose. This...

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The Hasher

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. XI no. 4, December 1958 by Laurence A. Johnson Recently I was browsing through several old copies of the Wolcott New York, Lakeshore News, and I ran across an...

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Advertising Campaign – 1832

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. II No. 2, November, 1937 by Lawrence B. Romaine In glancing through Fortune Maga­zine the other day, I marvelled at the remarkable color work in the adver­tisements, the soft...

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Larding and Larding Needles

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. XIII No. 3, September 1960 by Mary Earle Gould Thestory of my gift of a set of larding needles is well worth telling. I have my Grandmother Gould’s cookbook...

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The Barlow Knife

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. XII no. 2, June 1959 by Laurence A. Johnson The success and well-being of the colonist when he came to the new land of America depended a great deal...

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A Forgotten Sight

Excerpted from The Chronicle, Vol. 39 no. 1, March 1986 by Norton K. Brown This picture of basket merchant Andrew J. Love was made by H. M. Rand and F.J. Taylor in Cambridgeport, Mass....