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

2003 Research Grants Awarded

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

2003 Research Grants Awarded

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EAIA 's Research Grants Program provides up to $2,000 to individuals for research projects for the study of early American industries in homes, shops, farms or at sea. For further information and applications, contact, Justine J. Mataleno, Research Grant Coordinator, 1324 Shallcross Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806. The recipients of the 2003 awards follow.

Richard M. Candee, York, Maine. Mr. Candee's proposal, "A Catalogue of American Home Knitting Machines, 1812-1962," will focus on the history of American invention, manufacture, and use of domestic hand-cranked knitting machines, resulting in a catalogue that will identify, describe, and give a brief history of every known American knitting machine company. Mr. Candee is the fourteenth recipient of the Winthrop L. Carter Memorial Grant. This award is given in memory of Winthrop L. Carter, a long-time member of the EAIA and a staunch supporter of its publications and grant programs.

Peter J. Wrike, Cobbs Creek, Virginia. Mr. Wrike's project, "The Floating Blacksmith, 1775-1776," will discover relevant material on the vessel Unicorn and its tools and facilities aboard; identify contemporary documents relating to the blacksmith's trade and marine-related smith trades; identify what blacksmith's tools and facilities existed aboard contemporary naval and merchant vessels; identify services and products provided by the Unicorn to the floating town; prepare a scholarly study on the results of the project; and illustrate the configuration of tools and shop facilities aboard the vessel. …

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