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Kent Knife Cleaner

A Kent Knife cleaner can be seen in the Hildene Estate, the historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln located in Manchester Vermont.  Found in many classic homes of the late 19th century and early 20th century, Kent Knife Cleaners were once a sought after tool for the American homemaker. Now antiques, these machines were made … Read the full article

Hildene

From 1902 to 1903 Robert Todd Lincoln, the only child of Mary Todd Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln to live to adulthood, purchased 500 acres of land for $30 an acre in Manchester, Vermont, with plans to build a home. On April 18th 1903, construction of the home began with builder Ira G. Hersey of Boston … Read the full article

Hildene Linen and Ironing Room

“If we are organized backstage, then our lives are less complicated” — Unknown I find it very rewarding to have a linen storage that keeps one’s sheets, towels, tablecloths, placemats and blankets all organized. This wonderful wall of storage built at Robert Todd Lincoln’s home, known as the Hildene Estate, is a major feature of … Read the full article