Tag: tools

Fire warden with a hand pump in North Hudson

Fire warden with a hand pump in North Hudson

Unidentified fire warden poses with what was known colloquially as an “Indian pump”. The tank was carried on the firefighters back and the hand pump was used to direct water at the fire. Circa 1930s. North Hudson area, NY.

Metal working shop at the SUNY Canton Agricultural and Technology College

Metal working shop at the SUNY Canton Agricultural and Technology College

In the foreground, a student uses equipment at a forge in the machine shop of what is now known as SUNY Canton. In the background, other students use a drill press and other tools. At the time the college was known as Canton Agricultural and Technological Institute located at St. Lawrence University. It became Canton […]

Repairing the siding of the Wanakena Presbyterian Church

Repairing the siding of the Wanakena Presbyterian Church

Two unidentified workers mask windows in preparation for painting the siding of the Wanakena Presbyterian Church. The renovation was funded by church and community donations totaling about $35,000. 2004. Wanakena, NY. Photo courtesy of Allen Ditch.

Two women at Hulls Lumber Camp

Two women at Hulls Lumber Camp

Two unidentified women outside Hulls Lumber Camp. Men sharpen axes on a grindstone in the background. 1900. Keene Valley, NY. Donated by D. Price. Courtesy of the Keene Valley Library Archives.

Crown Point Iron Company railroad workers in Ironville

Crown Point Iron Company railroad workers in Ironville

Workers of the Crown Point Iron Company railroad stand by tracks with track repair tools in hand. Early wood fired locomotive with tender and one passenger car can be seen behind them. The rail repair car is labeled “C. P. I. C. R.” Crown Point Iron Company Railroad.1870- 1880. May be in Ironville, NY. Courtesy […]