Dorchester Illustration 2209 Colonial File Company

Dorchester Illustration no. 2209

 

The Colonial File Company was located on a part of Tenean Street that was obliterated by the Southeast Expressway.  They manufactured hand files for machinists.

 

If anyone is a keeper of old tools, would you please look at your files to see if any of them were manufactured by the Colonial File Company?  Thanks.

 

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Dorchester Illustration 2208 Putnam Nail, Lawley Shipyard, Seymour’s Ice Cream building

Dorchester Illustration no. 2208

Eat your history at the Dorchester Historical Society’s fundraiser t the new Boston Harbor Distillery in Port Norfolk.

Putnam Nail Company Hot-forged Sliders with City Head Horseshoe Nails (beef or portabella)

Lawley’s Shipyard Intrepid Salt Cod Cakes with cucumber tartar sauce and One Design Baked Beans with crispy pork belly (vegetarian also available)

Seymour’s Ice Cream Coffee Nutty Buddy Minis

Fundraiser: September 20th, 4-6 pm at Boston Harbor Distillery, 12R Ericsson Street, Dorchester

Buy tickets on the web at www.dorchesterhistoricalsociety.org or by mail to: Dorchester Historical Society, 195 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA  02125

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Dorchester Illustration 2207 Sarah Morton

Visit to Worchester Art Museum today included a view of a portrait of Sarah Morton by Gilbert Stuart.

Sarah lived on Dudley Street in Dorchester in the Morton mansion designed by her cousin Charles Bulfinch.

Sarah’s publications include poems contributed to literary magazines. Her first long poem was published separately in book form in December, 1790, Ouabi: or The Virtues of Nature, An Indian Tale. In Four Cantos. Boston: Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer Andrews, 1790. Other works include: Beacon Hill. A Local Poem, 1797; The Virtues of Society. A Tale Founded on Fact, 1799; My Mind and Its Thoughts, in Sketches, Fragments, and Essays, 1823.

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Dorchester Illustration 2206 Putnam Nail Company

Dorchester Illustration no. 2206

The Putnam Horseshoe Nail company was one of the early manufacturers at Port Norfolk.  The attached illustration shows an advertisement including some of the day’s famous horses and reasons to buy the Putnam nail.  In 1890 eight and a half tons of nails were manufactured every day by 425 employees .

Horseshoe Nails, Yachts and Nutty Buddys have all been made at the site of the horseshoe nail company.  Eat and drink your way through the manufacturing history of Port Norfolk at the Dorchester Historical Society’s  fundraiser on September 20th, 4-6 pm, at the new Boston Harbor Distillery, 12R Ericsson Street, Port Norfolk in Dorchester.  Buy tickets at www.dorchesterhistoricalsociety.org and scroll down toward the bottom of the  home page.

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Sept 20, 2015, 4 to 6 pm Tour & Tasting fundraiser at the Boston Harbor Distillery

Dorchester Illustration no. 2205

Attached please find the invitation to the Dorchester Historical Society’s fundraiser scheduled for September 20, 2015, 4 to 6 pm at the new Boston Harbor Distillery in Port Norfolk.

 Why should you attend?

 1) support the Dorchester Historical Society Preservation Fund for the renovation of its buildings

 2) have a great time touring this new Dorchester business and tasting samples of their products

 3) marvel at the handmade craftsmanship of the structure of a building that served as a manufacturing facility for Putnam Horseshoe Nails, Lawley Yachts, and Seymour Ice Cream, seen only by employees in the distant past

4) enjoy the light fare from Ashmont Grill (rumors are that the treats will have themes matching the historic industries just like the Distillery’s products, matching the Putnam New England Whiskey, Lawley’s New England Spirit, Seymour’s Local Roast Coffee Liqueur and more

5) be current with what’s happening in the community whether you live in Dorchester or have moved to the suburbs

6) this will be the event of the year and is the easiest way you will ever learn your history — by eating and drinking it!

You can obtain tickets on the Society’s website www.dorchesterhistoricalsociety.org – scroll down on the home page.  You can use PayPal or a credit card.  Or you can mail to Dorchester Historical Society, 195 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA 02125.  Questions? Call Earl Taylor 617 293-3052.

Don’t wait.  Attendance is limited. You don’t want to miss out.

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Dorchester Illustration no. 2205 Boston Harbor Distillery event

Dorchester Illustration no. 2205

Attached please find the invitation to the Dorchester Historical Society’s fundraiser scheduled for September 20, 2015, 4 to 6 pm at the new Boston Harbor Distillery in Port Norfolk.

Why should you attend?

1) support the Dorchester Historical Society Preservation Fund for the renovation of its buildings

2) have a great time touring this new Dorchester business and tasting samples of their products

3) marvel at the handmade craftsmanship of the structure of a building that served as a manufacturing facility for Putnam Horseshoe Nails, Lawley Yachts, and Seymour Ice Cream, seen only by employees in the distant past

4) enjoy the light fare from Ashmont Grill (rumors are that the treats will have themes matching the historic industries just like the Distillery’s products, matching the Putnam New England Whiskey, Lawley’s New England Spirit, Seymour’s Local Roast Coffee Liqueur and more

5) be current with what’s happening in the community whether you live in Dorchester or have moved to the suburbs

6) this will be the event of the year and is the easiest way you will ever learn your history — by eating and drinking it!

You can obtain tickets on the Society’s website www.dorchesterhistoricalsociety.org – scroll down on the home page.  You can use PayPal or a credit card.  Or you can mail to Dorchester Historical Society, 195 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA 02125.  Questions? Call Earl Taylor 617 293-3052.

Don’t wait.  Attendance is limited. You don’t want to miss out.

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Dorchester Illustration no. 2204 Save the Date

Dorchester Illustration no. 2204

Find out about Horsheshoe Nails, Yachts and Nutty Buddys on September 20th.  Save the date.

 

 

 

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Dorchester Illustration 2203 Save the Date, September 20th

Dorchester Illustration no. 2202

Find out about Horsheshoe Nails, Yachts and Nutty Buddys on September 20th.  Save the date.

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Dorchester Illustration 2202 Nutty Buddys

Dorchester Illustration no. 2202

Nutty Buddys

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Dorchester Illustration 2201 Yachts

Dorchester Illustration no. 2201

Yachts

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