• Conjectural view of the Nassawango hot blast furnace in operation.

    Nassawango Hot Blast Furnace, Snow Hill, MD

    Article Submitted by Alice Paterra Branch Manager, Worcester County Library, Berlin, MD   Back among the trees of the Pocomoke Forest stands a tall structure made of brick. The structure is what remains of an iron furnace; the furnace stack has been dormant since 1850, but between the years of 1831 and 1850 it was […]

  • The Ironmonger - The King of Hardware Trade Journals By Geoffrey Tweedale

    The Ironmonger – The King of Hardware Trade Journals By Geoffrey Tweedale

    Anyone who has picked up an old saw, plane, or knife soon looks for a trade mark or maker’s name. These can identify and sometimes date an artefact. But one often wants to know more about the history of the manufacturer or individual. Reference books and other published sources – such as newspapers and directories […]

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    Unusual Panel Saw by the American Saw Co.

    This article was authored by Wiktor Kuc and Joe Steiner. Some time ago Joe Steiner (former partner at Sauer & Steiner Toolworks) sent me this email: “Hey Wiktor, I don’t know if this interests you but here are some pics of a saw from a co. that is the first example I have seen (maybe […]

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    A Smithy & A Foundry-man — Regional Meeting

    Early American Industries Association Regional Meeting – Perry Hall, Maryland A Smithy & A Foundry-man Lectures and Demonstrations on the American Blacksmith & Foundry work: casting & molding metal Saturday, September 13, 2014 8:00 am – 4:00 pm At Windy Hill Forge in Perry Hall, Maryland 3824 Schroeder Ave * Perry Hall, MD 21128 Event […]

  • Shelburne Musuem Shaker barn full of tools

    9th Annual Tool Discovery Day

    9th Annual TOOL DISCOVERY DAY Sunday, July 20, 2014 11am to 3pm At: The Chester Ranlett Tool Museum , Route 6, Eastham, MA Located behind the Swift-Daley House Museum and adjacent To the Eastham Post Office. Plenty of parking. All are welcome to a gathering of tool collectors, anyone interested in sharing their knowledge and […]

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    Fireplace and Oven Workshop At Eastfield Village

    I spent the past week out at Eastfield Village for a 5 day workshop on building a traditional fireplace and beehive oven. The class was full of Carpentry and Preservation Carpentry Students from the North Bennet Street School in Boston. We had a great time learning the ins and outs of building a traditional fireplace. […]

  • Mayflower II in Plymouth Harbor

    Oak Lumber Needed for Plimoth Plantation

    Reprinted news brief from 2013. Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Massachusetts—Plimoth Plantation announced today an appeal for white oak lumber to help repair Mayflower II, the full-scale reproduction of the Mayflower that sailed to Plymouth in 1620. The Museum hopes to promote an awareness of this need and to receive help in locating sources for these materials. […]

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    Decoding Smith’s ‘Key’

    The following article was recently published in ‘American Period Furniture, 2013′, the annual publication of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers . I wrote the article to chronicle my study of Joseph Smith’s ‘Key’. I hope you find it enjoyable. -Matt Cianci Joseph Smith was an English engraver working around the turn of the 18th century, and […]

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    Web Site Upgrades

    Welcome to the new EAIA web site! This site took a while to develop, but I hope that you will enjoy your visit. Some highlights of the new site include: Highlights: All New Website WordPress Based Support for Blogs New Photo Galleries New Opportunities to Contact Committees and other EAIA Members Calendar of Events Chronicle […]

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Mr. Salisbury is starting to finish the bed. The stain is a two part application first he uses a alum in water as the mordant and the color is derived from Brazilwood bark boiled in water. He will probably use two coats of the stain to get the desired color and then it will be sealed will 3 coats of seedlac. — with David Salisbury at Joiner's Shop at Colonial Williamsburg.

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Conjectural view of the Nassawango hot blast furnace in operation.

Nassawango Hot Blast Furnace, Snow Hill, MD

Article Submitted by Alice Paterra Branch Manager, Worcester County Library, Berlin, MD   Back among the trees of the Pocomoke Forest stands a tall structure made of brick. The structure is what remains of an iron furnace; the furnace stack has been dormant since 1850, but between the years of 1831 and 1850 it was […]

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The Ironmonger - The King of Hardware Trade Journals By Geoffrey Tweedale

The Ironmonger – The King of Hardware Trade Journals By Geoffrey Tweedale

Anyone who has picked up an old saw, plane, or knife soon looks for a trade mark or maker’s name. These can identify and sometimes date an artefact. But one often wants to know more about the history of the manufacturer or individual. Reference books and other published sources – such as newspapers and directories […]

Learn More
American saw Co. Saw blade etch - featured image.

Unusual Panel Saw by the American Saw Co.

This article was authored by Wiktor Kuc and Joe Steiner. Some time ago Joe Steiner (former partner at Sauer & Steiner Toolworks) sent me this email: “Hey Wiktor, I don’t know if this interests you but here are some pics of a saw from a co. that is the first example I have seen (maybe […]

Learn More