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

Queries

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

Queries

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NEEDS NORLUND INFO

I recently acquired an axe stamped ORIGINAL NORLUND. In trying to collect information on it I am finding very little. It appears the A.O. Norlund Company was absorbed in the 1930s by the Mann Edge Tool Company. That's all I can find. Any information on the Norlund Company or the axe would be greatly appreciated.

Chester Davis

7722 Huskyway S E, Olympia, WA 98503

E-mail:

SEARS CRAFTSMAN REFERENCE?

As a result of a recent impulse purchase, I have a 1950s Craftsman block plane, new, in the original box. None of my books at home nor an internet search gave me any information about early Craftsman handtools. Is there a reference I can consult, like the one Sellens did for Stanley, that lists and discusses the various Craftsman models, especially for the 1950s and earlier? Thanks.

Terry Hansen

1402 Hickman Bluff Rd.,Lavaca, AR 72941

(479) 674-5459; e-mail:

CHESEBRO BROTHERS

Last issue Shavings ran a query asking for information about a Chesebro Brothers stencil. Patty MacLeish, editor of The Chronicle, replies that Trevor Jones in the March 2001 issue (Vol. 54, No.1) wrote a five-page article entitled "The Transformation of the Blacksmith: The Chesebro Blacksmith Shop, 1914-1920. Patty, however, says, "I don't know if these brothers are the same who made the stencil." Would any EAIA member know if they are? …

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