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Hearth Ovens

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 14 No. 4, December 1961 by Ruth Lessey TIN ovens were legion during the days of fireplace cooking. They were of many types and many sizes from the large...

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Eel Tongs – A Forgotten Tool

Excerpted from The Chronicle Volume 28, No. 1, March 1975 by Norman R. Ball Probable identification of one of the “Whatsits” items in the Septem­ber 197 4 issue of the Chronicle has been supplied...

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Nickel-plated Backsaws

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 62 No. 2, June 2009 by Phil Baker Many years ago a Disston & Sons, circa 1873, came my way (Figure 1). At first glance, this saw did not...

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The Barbells of Old South

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 55 no. 4, December 2002 The Barbells of Old South: The Extraordinary Early, Pressed-Glass Doorknobs of Old South Meeting House by Franklin Pierce Hall In the winter of 1999,...

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An Ingenious Fly Trap

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. II No. 6, September 1938 by Lawrence B. Romaine “The Edson Revolving Fly Trap, Patent Applied for. Hudson, Mass. The Edson Manufacturing Company, Sole Manufacturers, Boston Office, 53 High...