I could be that Adamstown was always loaded with tools, tool chests and workbenches and I didn’t notice. Now, with photographic evidence, I notice.
Lots of workbenches. Like this handsome devil:
There was text on the vise collars. I took a picture:
It says “C Christiansen, Chicago”. Turns out the Christiansen workbenches are fairly well known. While not common, not all that rare. A Google search shows many pages and references out there. Three of the more interesting ones are:
Ben Martin’s Christiansen Workbench Pictures
A Toolemera Blog: Another Christiansen Workbench
and from Sawmill Creek: My New (very old) Christiansen Co. Workbench
And then there is this poor, derelict, buried beast:
that once had a sliding deadman:
And what seems to be a Nicholson style workbench:
Here is what seems to be a contemporary tool chest:
with too many sliding tills.
All this and more. Planes, saws, more beaches, more chests, a small lathe and more. To see this collection, click HERE.