I added a new Disston advertisement to my Old Tools Advertisements section of my site. This ad has a great picture of the Disston lumberyard. Specifically, it shows a portion of the apple logs waiting to be sawn into boards for saw handles.
This photo really puts the size and scope of the Disston operation into scale. There must be thousands of apple logs in this photo, and this is just a “portion” of their apple inventory at this particular point in time. It’s an amazing amount of wood. This is one reason I love old advertisements- they take us back in time to when these tools were being made and provide us with valuable insight.