Tagged: The 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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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...

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The Humble Hod

Excerpted from The Chronicle, Vol. II No. 14, June 1940 By Joseph E. Sandford About two thousand two hundred years ago, the Greek comic poet Diphilus wrote a comedy called The Brick-Carrier. Only two...

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Cider Making in the 1870s

Excerpted from The Chronicle,  Vol. 29 No. 2, June, 1976 By Daniel B. Reibel Apples were a favorite fruit of American farms. The trees would grow anywhere and they did not require a great...

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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...