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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Aprons Aren't Just for the Kitchen

This photo was taken January 1, 1917 in Nova Scotia. It is on file at the NS Museum of Cultural History.


It is hard to tell, but if you look closely you will notice that the two men who are not wearing hats are wearing leather aprons.The men work for The Eastern Car Co. Here they are taking a mid day break for the camera. They work with a big machine called a lathe. A lathe spins a block of material to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, and gives it symmetry about an axis of rotation. The pieces seen here laying on the tables are train axels. As it turns out this picture has been turned into a postcard.

9 Goddesses Have Spoken:

MsSnarkyPants said...

Blacksmiths wear those big leather aprons too. Well at least they do in all the medieval movies, and as we know they can always be counted on to be 100% historically accurate. ;) heheheh

Jenifir said...

I remember my Dad having several work room aprons including a carpenter's apron with pockets for nails, etc. My husband has several kitchen/housekeeping aprons eventhough I am the primary cook,etc. because he likes the practicality. He loves a full bib apron, so maybe one day I will find enough leather in a worn out garment to make him a repurposed leather apron-thanks for stimualting the ideas!

Bobbi Jo said...

That is a great picture. And thank you for the information on the aprons. It is always good to learn things about what you love. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

the ungourmet said...

I love old photographs!

Bob's Red Mill right by me and we go into their store and eat occasionally. Yummy Breakfast. They have biscuits with flax seed in them.

Anyway, they have all of these old photos of the mill up on the walls. Lots of aprons going on!

Persuaded said...

yeah, nice... but somehow they just don't have the appeal of a little 50's number with bias trim and a big bow in the back;)

Grand Pooba said...

Reply to this here comment so I can send you a picture! I'm to lazy to start a brand new email are you kidding?

The Kat's Tail said...

My grandfather was a bread baker by hobbie. He would take a towel and tuck it in the front of his Bermuda shorts so it looked like an apron without the ties. I miss him!

Kat

Gypsy Mermaid said...

hey chick! I am hosting a swap! Come check it out! big mermaid hugs

toodles-
sarah

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Maybe a leather apron is what my husband needs?