Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

2002 Grants Awarded

Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

2002 Grants Awarded

Article excerpt

The following three recipients have been awarded grants through EAIA's Research Grants Program.

Early Windsor, Connecticut Coopers and their Tools, Products, and Shop Practices

By Joshua W. Lane, 106 Hastings Street, Greenfield, MA 01301

Mr. Lane will document the tools, training, trade practices, and products of early Connecticut coopers and will display and interpret coopers' tools and products as part of the exhibition, "The Woodworkers of Windsor: A Connecticut Community of Craftsmen and Their World," at Historic Deerfield, April 15-August 15, 2003. Mr. Lane is the thirteenth recipient of the Winthrop L. Carter Memorial Grant Award. This award is given in memory of Winthrop L. Carter, a long-time member of EAIA and a staunch supporter of its publications and grant programs.

The Lost Art of the Leather Breeches-Maker

By Jay M. Howlett, 504 Dunning Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Mr. Howlett's study will identify tools, cutting techniques, and stitches specific to the breeches-makers' trade; will select from surviving examples of working class and gentleman's sporting breeches to produce full scale working patterns; will identify and locate appropriate leathers tanned by traditional methods; and will produce one pair of work-a-day gentleman's breeches. Mr. Howlett is the fifth recipient of the John S. Watson Grant. This grant is named in honor of John Watson, EAIA treasurer from 1967-1997, in gratitude for his devoted service to the EAIA. …

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