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Candles & Candle Wicking 18th Century.

Common plant fibres for candle wicks were apparently Cotton,  Linen, & Hemp.Candles & Candle Wicking  18th Century.Pensive I lay, e'en from the dead of night,Until the sun his daily course began,Reflecting on the candle's wasting light,And...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 Mar 2020

Priming Horn Documentation Found!

Priming Horn Information.“The priming-horn is intended to be filled with Pistol Powder, and the Ranger always to prime from it in time of action, by which method he will not be near so subject to burn priming or miss fire as He would by...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 Jan 2020

All about soap & shaving in the 18th century.

All about soap & shaving in the 18th century.Image taken from Perret’s Book “The Art to Shave Oneself” 1770A question was raised about what soap was used for shaving in the 18th century, so I thought I would do a little research....
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 29 Jan 2020

Belt Bag, Shot Pouch & Cartridge Box Primary Documentation.

Bag, pouch, belt bag, belt pouch.Shot pouch, shot bag.Cartouche box or cartridge box.Shot bag or shot pouch for goose shot.Large shot pouch or shot bag for bird shot.Ball bag or ball pouch for ball.Small shot bag or shot pouch for bird shot.For those...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Jan 2020

Curating; or, building the manuscript inde

Back in early 2018, I composed a series of blog posts about getting started with turning a dissertation into a book, including researching the publishing process, targeting series, oft-circulated myths, and, in five parts, how to fund it. The, at the...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 9 Dec 2019

Medical Use of Honey in the 17th & 18th centuries. Documentation.

18th Century Medicinal Uses for Honey. ‘A poultis for a Swelling by My Aunt Dorothy Pates’, for example, used honey as a binding agent. Another recipe, said to be ‘approved by the best doctars [sic]’ used a clove of garlic...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Oct 2019

Museum of Appalachia to Host “Days of the Pioneer” Antique Exposition - September 13th & 14th

Museum of Appalachia P.O. Box 1189, Norris, TN 37828 Phone: 865-494-7680 or 494-0514 E-mail: www.museumofappalachia.orgMuseum of Appalachia to Host “Days of the Pioneer” Antique Exposition - September 13th...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 10 Sep 2019

Tools Made from Rasps or Files

Tools Historic Maritime I (1607-1676): The First Colonial Dominion The Davistown Museum - Tools Made from Rasps or Files 31-Jul-14 Blacksmiths re-use worn or damaged files and rasps by making them into something else. All the tools listed here are also...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 9 Sep 2019

Litigious virtue; or, preparing the book manuscript

The two hardest parts of writing a book for me has been project design and the daily starting line.[1] The design for the book’s research question was a fraught process that took nearly two years of graduate school. It is in this aspect that I think...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 27 Jul 2019

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...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 Apr 2019

Conférence – « Les Lundis numériques de l’INHA » : HyperOtlet et BiblioTouch (8 avril 2019, Paris)

HyperOtlet est un projet de recherche interdisciplinaire et collaboratif visant à mettre à disposition d’une communauté d’experts une éditorialisation critique du Traité de documentation, en proposant un...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 25 Mar 2019

Trail Foods. William Byrd.

Trail Foods. Byrd. The Secret History.William Byrd II (March 28, 1674 – August 26, 1744) “The Portable Provisions I would furnish our Foresters withal are Glue-Broth and rockahomini : one contains the Essence of Bread, the other...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 4 Jan 2019

More Documentation on the use of Wads or Wadding with Round ball in Smoothbores.

Round Ball & Wads or Wadding.“ I slipped a boullet upon the shot and beate the paper into my gunne."Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson 1636-1710.  Being an account of his travels and experiences among the North American Indians,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 Nov 2018

A Few Words About Smoothbores.

In the 18th century smoothbores did NOT use a patched ball, the ball was loaded in the same way as using shot, with wads or wadding.An Essay On Shooting 1789.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 16 Nov 2018

Original Kettle Sizes.

8 cm tall X 15 cm wide at top X 13 cm wide at base.Height 4 1/2 cm x 12 cm diameter at the top x 10 cm diameter at the base.or roughly: 1 3/4 inches tall x 4 3/4 inches diameter at the top x 4 inches diameter at the base.If these measurements are correct,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 5 Nov 2018

More Gunpowder Bag Documentation. 1739.

One of the authors leathern gunpowder bags.The Pennsylvania GazetteApril 12, 1739BOSTON, February 26."Wednesday Morning a sorrowful Accident happen'd at the House of Cap. Thomas Homans in the westerly Part of this Town near Hooper's Meeting House: A...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 5 Nov 2018

Gunpowder sold in a paper package 1736.

THE SOUTH CAROLINA GAZETTEJuly 24, 1736Charleston, South Carolina"On the 8th Inst. a sad Misfortune happened at Wiltown, Mr. Welsh who kept Store there, having weighed two lb. of Gun-powder and put it in a Paper upon the Counter, another Man came...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 5 Nov 2018

Period Cook Book Links.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 29 Oct 2018

More on Period Pencils. C.1717

Pencil from the merchant vessel Princess Carolina (1717).;
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 29 Oct 2017

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