Category: Publications

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The Secret Joint Hinge

From The Chronicle, Volume  3, No. 1, July 1944 By Rudolf Hommel A close study of old houses in eastern Pennsyl­vania revealed that up to the period of the Revolu­tionary War door hinges were...

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Wooden Water Pipes

Excerpted from The Chronicle, Vol. II, No. 3, January 1938; no author credited Prior to about 1820, pipes for con­veying water, both in this country and in England, while sometimes of stone, were usually...

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From the The Chronicle Volume XIV, No. 4, December 1961 by Charlotte Woodhull Judging from accounts of the home life of our early ancestors, they were not particularly fastidious about laundering. Their garments, furthermore,...