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Oakland Edge Tool Industry 

July 17, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| Free
Staff photo by David Leaming
CHOP CHOP: Howard Hardy speaks inside his shop in Hinckley about his large collection of old axes and cutting tools made from one of several tool companies in Oakland.

Oakland Edge Tool Industry 

Did you know that the factories for Oakland’s economy were the ones that produced axes, scythes and other edged tools?  By the late 1800’s, Oakland was the axe and scythe capitol of the United States.  Howard Hardy of the Oakland Historical Society has a passion for collecting axes and scythes.  Lots of them.  He began collecting on a small scale over 20 years ago. This grew into doing research into the tool manufacturing process.  Each tool has a story behind it that Howard wanted to learn about and share with others. He is vice-president of the Oakland Historical Society. Please join us for this free presentation that is open to the public.

Details

Date:
July 17, 2014
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.vhsme.org

Venue

Vassalboro Historical Society 
327 Main Street
Vassalboro, ME 04989 United States
Phone:
207 923-3505

Organizer

Vassalboro Historical Society 
Phone:
207 923-3505
Email:
Website:
http//www.vhsme.org