Museum Industrial History

Everything you may or may not have wanted to know about Hide Glue from The Keystone Glue Company of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, manufacturers of Hide Glue, comes: The Glue Handbook Download KeystoneGlueHandbookSecured And, Doing The Gluing Download DoingTheGluingKeystone_secured Afternote: Doing The Gluing is available in print through the Toolemera Press Shop... Read more →

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Randle Holme III was the third Randle Holme to bear the name Randle Holme. Joseph Moxon was the only Joseph Moxon of his day. Got it? Both Holme and Moxon hailed from Great Britain. You can read more than you might want to read about the Holmes family here. And... Read more →

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Just because there has been Moxon's Doctrine Of Handy-Works and some Roubo, it seems seemly that there should be some André Félibien, notably his Des principes de l'architecture, de la sculpture, de la peinture, et des autres arts qui en dépendent : avec un dictionnaire des termes propres à chacun... Read more →

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Two treatises from Spear & Jackson on the Hand Saw courtesy of Peter Evans of the Oldtools Email List. CONCERNING HANDSAWS: SOME HINTS ON THEIR CARE & MAINTENANCE. Spear & Jackson: The World's Greatest Sawmakers. Aetna Works, Sheffield. c1950 Reprinted 2006 the Traditional Trades Group, Inc. Spear & Jackson's take... Read more →

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I have something on the order of 600 gb of images: photos, ephemera, books, etc. Bit by bit I'll add interesting material to this blog. As of yet I haven't installed an RSS feed or Email update function but will do so in due time. The Christiansen Bench Company, Chicago,... Read more →

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