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Saturday, March 8, 2014

History of Goodell Company's Works, Antrim, N.H.

The Goodell Co. of Antrim, New Hampshire, made a variety of household items from steel and cast iron, including high quality putty knives with rosewood handles and pewter bolsters. Goodell Co. is best known for its apple peelers and cherry pitters. The link below will take you to a zoomable picture showing Goodell's office, main factory, paper box, saw mill, box factory, scale shop, handle shop, and trip hammer and grind stone shop.

Illustration of Goodell Co. Works

Goodell Co. putty knives
Goodell Co. Works

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