Category: Chronicle

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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...

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The Niddy-Noddy

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol.  XI, no. 1, March 1958 by Laurence A. Johnson “Niddy-Noddy, Niddy-Noddy, two heads and one body” sang the proprietress of the antique shop in New England many years ago....

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On Heating a Bake Oven

Excerpted from The Chronicle, Vol. II, no. 1, January 1954 The following passage is taken from Chapter 5, Article 3 of Le Parfait Boulanger (The Perfect Baker), by M. Parmentier, Paris, I778, and has...

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Saw Hammers

Excerpted from The Chronicle, Vol. XIX, no. 2, June 1966 By R.D. Morris The four hammers in fig. 1 are saw hammers and are often mistaken for file maker’s hammers. These, as well as...