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Greenfield Tap & Die - World War 2 newsletter

Greenfield Tap & Die – World War 2 newsletter

LEADS & ANGLES – The World War 2 Newsletter of Greenfield Tap & Die

This wartime Greenfield Tap & Die newsletter tells the story of our effort at home as well as the doings of our loved ones overseas. Volume 1, No. 1 was published in May of 1942 – six months after the declaration of war. 

Four Issues now available: May to August 1942!


At Swords Point – an Organized Labor History of Greenfield

A surprising presentation of Union history in Greenfield, by Tom Goldscheider. Funded by Mass Humanities



Lost Millers Falls Tool Co. Tour

This 1943 film was shot entirely by the folks of the Millers Falls Tool Co. plant at “Erving Side”. It is hosted by local historians Ed Gregory and Richard Shortell. Together, they provide an excellent narrative of the technology and community surrounding this rare film.




Turners Falls from the air

Superview! Turners Falls MA, in the 1930s



The Steel Rule

Restored Movie: The Steel Rule

So, do you think you know how to use a ruler?


Superview of Riverside, Gill MA - ca. 1895

1884 Walker Atlas of Greenfield MASuperviews?
Come and explore our new way of viewing gigantic images!


film preservation

Film Restoration Project

Movie Film Restorations

Movies on 16mm were once an important tool for information and education. Many thousands were made during the 20th century, but fewer survive as each year passes. Our own digital video film project is now available for viewing! Please enjoy these beautifully clear and restored examples of historic films.



Wells Bros. Co. 100From early mills dotting the rural landscape in the 18th century, to the hydro power dams and factories of the 19th century, to the tap and die industry of the 20th century, Franklin County has played a unique role in regional, national and world history.

Our collection of artifacts, archival material, and historic photos represents nearly all of Franklin County’s 26 towns and the neighboring town of Athol. The Museum of Our Industrial Heritage presents these tangible reminders of the past by focusing on the spirit of innovation that fueled each era—and explores how that same spirit might shape our future.