Friday, September 22, 2017

Black Diamond Knife and Saw Sharpener

Photographed at the Elgin County Railway Museum in St. Thomas Ontario.  A lovely little machine tool.

Notice the phrase "The Only" cast into the top of the frame.  That's self-confidence! Founded in 1911, Black Diamond is still around!

According to What Is It Like to Live in Natick:

"The technique of figure-eight stitching for baseballs was developed here. They were made for years by H. Harwood & Sons (now condos) and stitched by women in their homes. 

And, thanks to the old Hostess/Wonder Bread factory that used to be on Speen Street, the town ­appeared in an episode of “Family Guy.’’ After a nuclear holocaust, Peter remembers that Twinkies are the only food that can survive such a calamity, and the family ventures out to find the factory in Natick."

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