American Hands Newsletter
The first issue of the free American Hands Newsletter features photos and a story about Richard Moore, the broommaker, among other information about the project.
“Sweeping out the hearth and home was originally done with twigs and branches, until people learned to tie grass, corn husks, straw and other fibrous plants to sticks. Alas, those early brooms were neither efficient, nor did they last very long. Then, good old American know-how invented a better broom, made of sorghum and tied using a foot-treadle broom machine. This treadle machine (invented in 1810) became an important component of the industrial revolution. I first saw such a machine in action, when I met Richard Moore at….” Click here to read the newsletter.
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