OK, here's an obscure request for information. I'm putting together an archaeological toolkit circa 1927-1935 for a hands on demonstration I am preparing. Since I'll actually be using this stuff, I need tools that still look the same as they did in the Golden Age. I have the big stuff, like my transit, tripod, and stadia rod, and the more specialized equipment, like chaining pins, steel tape, plumb bob, etc. The main problem is, there aren't a lot of references for, say, paint brushes from 1930! I know a lot of tools haven't changed, like picks, but were mattocks common in the 20s and 30s? I imagine so, but can't find any definitive reference. Some things are easy, like galvanized buckets and trowels, but others are not as simple to find. Here's some of the tools I need: - whisk broom (are Fuller brushes still the same as they were?) - various small brushes, like paint brushes (round and flat) - dental picks - pick/mattock - dust pans - line levels - toothbrushes - clipboards (have they changed? I wouldn't think so, but I have no idea!) - pencils and pencil sharpener - grease pencils - sketch pads and portfolios A lot of this stuff is just the minutiae that no one gives a lot of thought. Nonetheless, to be accurate I'll need this sort of stuff in my kit. Most helpful would be the names of brands that still make these tools the same way since the period. This is just a start, mind you! I'll add things to this list as I think of them! Thanks everyone!