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Bone-Shakers

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. X111 no. 4. December, 1960 by Laurence A. Johnson The speed and enthusiasm with which the American public in the late 1860’s took up the use of the self...

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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....

A raised panel door made by Steven O'Shaughnessy for the Peabody Essex Museum 6

EAIA Today

We are nearing the end of summer here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It is hot, humid and we suffer from occasional showers and downpours which seem to run right off. But September...

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‘Whatsits’

By John Verrill, Executive Director, Early American Industries Association One of the pleasures of working in the EAIA office is getting frequent requests to identify tools whose purposes are unknown to the inquirer. We...