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18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Tools Of The Trade UPDATE.


I have updated my equipment of late, I removed the pewter bolster from my hunting knife & fitted a new handle. This one as you can see is antler. Also shown is my fairly new clasp knife.
Keith.

Customised Brass Trade Kettle.




I finally got round to cutting my Track Of The Wolf brass trade kettle down to a correct documented size! I also made & fitted the correct type of bail lugs for this type of kettle. It is much lighter now, & of course it will take up less room in my knapsack.

I am pleased with the way it turned out, but I know I could have done a better job if I had the right tools for the job.

Dairy products in 17th and 18th century Malta

Dairy products in 17th and 18th century Malta

Sunday, 7 April 2019

17C American Women: Vegetables in 17C Virginia - Some Edible Plants fr...

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Friday, 5 April 2019

17C American Women: 1631 Young New England Indentured Servant's Urgent...

17C American Women: 1631 Young New England Indentured Servant's Urgent...: From the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 2nd Series, vol. 8 (Boston, 1892-1894). The writer is unidentified. March 15...