hardware-01Remarkably preserved due to the lack of air, tons of the Arabia’s hardware still appears ready for service. Locks and keys for the homestead, hand-wrought chain, all built a link at a time, weight scales, and even pre-cut lumber for two homes were included in the discovery.


Hundreds of pounds of chain, steel door handles and miscellaneous locking hardware were discovered.  These steel skeleton keys were included in the crates of door locks.



Henry Disston, started selling his own saws in 1840, operating out of a rented basement in Philadelphia. He would eventually build his company into the largest manufacturer of saws in the world. This carpenter’s Miter Box Saw was made by his company.


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