03 November 2014

A Civil War Soldier's Famous Tool Chest

H.O. Studley served in the Union Army during the War Between the States. But that's not what he's remembered for. Rather, he's somewhat famous for his tool chest. Wiki tells us this:
Studley joined the Massachusetts Infantry at the start of the Civil War and was captured in Galveston, Texas in 1863. After the war he returned to Quincy and joined the Rural Masonic Lodge. He died in 1925 and was remembered in his obituary in the Quincy Patriot-Ledger for his remarkable tool chest, among his other achievements.
Friend, adopted Virginian and retired Senior Furniture Conservator at the Smithsonian Institute Don Williams has a book coming out next year about Studley and his absolutely amazing tool chest. Don discusses in the video below.




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