The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

An academic publication providing coverage and analysis of history. It contains a wide variety of articles and book reviews relevant to purposes of the Early American Industries Association.

Articles from Vol. 62, No. 2, June

Cheese-Making Tools and Machinery, Part II
This article, the second of two articles on cheese making, deals with cheese making in the factory and the many different types of cheese presses. Part I focused on subsistence and commercial cheese making on the farm.Factory Cheese MakingThe first U.S....
Eighteenth-Century Moldings, Where Did They Come From?
Plane ChatterThe architectural forms developed by the Greeks and enhanced by the Romans have left their mark on buildings throughout Europe and the Western World. Reborn after the "Dark Ages" in fifteenth-century Italy and disseminated through the pages...
Four Sixteenth- to Seventeenth-Century Miter Planes
The appearance of four sixteenth- to seventeenth-century central European metallic miter planes with a very close family resemblance seemed sufficiently interesting to share with other collectors in hopes of gaining more information. Three of them are...
Nickel-Plated Backsaws
Many years ago a Disston & Sons, circa 1873, came my way (Figure 1). At first glance, this saw did not appear to be in particularly good condition, but it was interesting and different. There were blotches over both sides of the blade, which seemed...
Rescuing a S. Morison Spinning Wheel
Thirty years ago, I was told to "help myself" to some firewood behind our local historical museum. I supposed it to be mostly kindling. I have been a supporter of this institution for many years, at one time restoring two cycles in its collection - an...
Spinning Device Brings Responses
The spinning device described in the Whatsits column in the March 2009 issue o/The Chronicle (The Chronicle 68 no. 1 [2009]: 41) produced several responses which we will weave together in thisfolbw-up. We thank EAIA members Florence Feldman-Wood, who...
Stanley Hollow-Handle Tool Sets
The story of Stanley hollowhandle tool sets starts with an inventor by the name of Nathan S. Clement, who resided in Worcester, Massachusetts. On April 21, 1857, Clement patented a hollow awl handle (Figure 1) that contained a hollow handle or cavity...
The Stanley Companies Pictorial Promotions Circa 1860-1960
Brief History of the Stanley CompanyIn 1858, the Stanley Rule & Level Company was formed by the consolidation of the rule business of A. Stanley and Company with the level and try square business of the Hall & Knapp Company, also of New Britain,...