Posts tagged ‘Providence’

Nicholson Files.

September 9th, 2009

Looking at this building, the first thing to come to your mind probably wouldn’t be machine shop. But thats what it originally was. This is what was made there… By 1896 Nicholson had 4 factories so I don’t know if the files above were made in the original Providence factory but they certainly could have […]

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 […]

J.T. Slocomb Company

August 3rd, 2008

Below is a micrometer caliper. In particular, this is a one inch outside micrometer caliper. It measures outside dimensions from zero to one inch by thousandths of an inch. A two inch outside micrometer would measure from one to two inches, and a three inch from two to three inches, etc. This particular “mic” was made […]

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