Historic Hood River
W. F. Laraway’s Depthing Tool
There are more than just photographs at our history museum. I thought I’d mix it up a bit with occasional photos of objects. This is a good one because the object is interesting and it let’s us talk about a member of the community.
William Fouts Laraway opened a jewelry store in Glenwood, Iowa in 1866. He moved to Hood River about 1902, where he lived until his death in 1928. His shop was on Oak Street between 2nd and 3rd.
A depthing tool is a specialized instrument used for watch or clock repair. Here’s a good explanation of how Mr. Laraway would have used this tool.