Oral history interview with Elwood L. Byles, February 26, 1970

Discussion relating to the hoopmaking equipment at Mystic Seaport, which came from George Smith and Sons shop in Canterbury, Connecticut. Topics include what tools were in each of Smith's two shops, why, and how they were used, the first tools Mr. Byles purchased from Smith, different articles made in the shop, and an explanation of mast hoop construction.