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The Transformation of the Blacksmith: The Chesebro Blacksmith Shop, 1914-1920

Excerpted from The Chronicle, Volume 54, No. 1, March 2001 by Trevor Jones In July 1914, the Chesebro Brothers’ blacksmith shop in Saunemin, Illinois, burned down in a spectacular fire that consumed both the shop and two adjacent barns. Undaunted by the disaster, the shop’s owners, Ralph and Elmer Chesebro, soon traveled to Chicago to …

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Paper Barrels

Excerpted from The Chronicle, Vol. X no. 1, March 1957 by Laurence A. Johnson The pictures used in this article are from Mr. W. H. Murphy’s catalogue, entitled “CATALOGUE con­taining cuts of the Special Barrel Machinery used in the Murphy Patent Paper Barrel, office: 65 South Salina Street, Syracuse, N. Y.” This interesting glimpse into …

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Street Lighting

Excerpted from The Chronicle, Volume III, No. 17, October 1948 By Bertram K. Little The 18th century brought great advances in street lighting both abroad and for the first time in this country. By 1702 the streets of Copenhagen were widely lighted by lanterns, very much like those in Holland. The latter city refused to …

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