Posts tagged ‘history’

I love Woonsocket .

October 11th, 2009

A long time ago there was ‘The Simplex Tool Company’ of Woonsocket Rhode Island. I can’t find much about them, but they left a nice little bench vise. Actually it’s a 50 pounder which isn’t really big, but it’s bigger than your average ‘do it yourselfer’ vise.

Somebody was an auto worker.

March 31st, 2009

This weekend I found a nice old depression era textbook. It’s from The Henry Ford Trade School and is loaded with “Greatest Generation” tool know how and nostalgia. “Henry Ford Trade School was founded in 1916 to train mechanics and make it possible for a young boy to partially support himself while attending school. It […]

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