Category: Chronicle

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Explosion-Proof Phone

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 64, No. 3, September 2011 by Patty MacLeish This telephone, which weighs 44 pounds, was “picked up” by Jim Sellers last December (Figure 1). There is a Bureau of...

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Corn Husking Pegs

The following is excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 59 no. 3, September 2006 by Suzanne Fellman Jacob It’s cold; the wind drives down the back of your neck. Your hands are ungloved in order...

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Political Campaign Lighting

Excerpted from The Chronicle, Vol. XVII no. 3, September 1964 The tin lamps and torches often used for Political Campaigns, were mainly used for religious, industrial and theatrical purposes. The name “torch” is applied...

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Chardoillet’s Planes

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 63 no. 1, March 2010 by John G. Wells My first encounter with a French metallic plane by Chardoillet occurred in 1983. My wife Janet and I had been...

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The Slaughtering Roll

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. XIX No. 2, June 1966 Editor’s note: Do not read this article if you’re squeamish. by Mary Earle Gould Villages of the early years commonly had a tannery, a...