“Any Boy can learn himself to ride in a few hours…” I am a fan of cycling and have a special place in my heart for the old contraptions from the early days. Based on the enormous price, the one pictured below must have been a rich kid’s toy. According to the Bureau of Labor […]Read More Another Early Bicycle
A circular saw is a tool which no workman who has once seen it at work would care to be without, for it is a labour-saving tool of the first importance, and enables its owner to do many things with an amount of ease, exactness, precision, and rapidity that cannot be attained with saws actuated […]Read More Table Saw 1889
The second two claims are informative; “It is almost as palatable as milk” and “It does not nauseate or produce loathing for food…” This makes one wonder how bad the other healthy oils were.Read More How About Some Lovely Cod Liver Oil?
From 1889. I like the combination handsaw, square, and 2 foot ruler. Great idea.Read More Interesting Saw
Turning saw, rasp, mechanic’s saw, panel saw, chisels, brace and bits, scratch awl, pliers, screwdrivers, dividers, bevel gauge, square, spokeshave, calipers, marking gauge, plane, vice, and workbench; all in a fancy tool chest. Wow.Read More Tool Cabinet Extrordinaire
Popular Mechanics, 1927 At least the son looks like he was allowed to loosen his tie!Read More Stanley Tool Plan