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Pioneer Axe

Film by Peter Vogt
Produced by Peter Vogt
Cinematographer: Peter Vogt
Editing: Peter Vogt
Copyright: 1965, Peter Vogt
10 minutes, Black and White
Original format: Film: 35mm, 1965
Distributor: Patricia Sawin
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This is a short film made by Peter Vogt in 1965 about axe making in Oakland, Maine. It documents the process of creating fine axes in the Emerson Stevens shop -- the last axe factory to operate in Oakland. Oakland was once a world-famous center of quality blade-making.