Mid December Newsletter

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Jas. Townsend and Son Website Newsletter

18th Century Reproduction Glasses   GL-791
18th Century Reproduction Glasses GL-791

1740-1800 Reproduction Glasses Frames  GL-784
1740-1800 Reproduction Glasses Frames GL-784

Collapsible Camp Bench  S-4055
Collapsible Camp Bench S-4055


New Video!

Last week in our 18th Century Cooking Video Series, we showed how to building an earthen oven . Earthen ovens are easily documented in journals and archaeological evidence from the 18th century. Their use dates back thousands of years. In today’s video installment, we demonstrate how easy it is to use an earthen oven even without the aid of thermostats and thermometers. We’ll bake a batch of bread. BYOB (Bring your own butter)!

Still Time to Make Presents of the Past!

We have many in-stock items from which to choose. And if you can’t decide or are a little uncertain about what that hard-to-buy-for person would like or need, may we suggest a Gift Certificate! If you’re ordering custom items, please call us right away with your measurements. We’ll be happy to check our stock and sewing schedules to see if we can meet your Christmas delivery deadline.

They’re Back!

Just in time for Christmas! We’re thrilled that we can finally announce that our 1740-1800 glasses are back in stock! These spectacles are very accurate in their construction. We have extended the temples, however, so that they may be easily worn with the temples over the ears. They are constructed to last and amazingly priced. Please be advised that the extra length makes them slightly too long to fit in our existing glasses case.

Another New Product! Will the madness ever end?

Collapsible Camp Bench

Our carpenter showed up recently with a prototype of this handy collapsible camp bench. It emulates the mortise-and-tendon benches seen in George Neumann’s book, Early American Antique Country Furnishings. The beauty of this bench is that the legs can be removed and nested in the seat. The entire thing lies flat and fits into a convenient canvas carrying bag (which is included with the bench). No more sitting in the dirt or on one of those bee-hind-pinchin’ folding chairs. Handmade here in Indiana. Very sturdy. Not intended, however, to be used as a step stool (just don’t do that!) The seat measures a whopping 18” x 8-1/2”, and stands 14” tall.

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