Astragal Press books on antique tools and more






Henry Kauffman
Julius Schramm was one of pre-war Germany’s great artist-blacksmiths who
not only let his art speak for his ideals, but who shared his ideals out of concern
for the craft. For two years Francis Whitaker was an apprentice in Schramm's shop and was later responsible for having these fascinating stories translated. These books provide us with the philosophy of his craft, sharing the integrity and enthusiasm that he had for his work at the forge.

The American Pewterer
His Techniques and His Products
Long considered one of the most authoritative and useful books on the subject. Not only does the book survey the history and the development of these historic products, from functional buttons and spoons to the more sophisticated candlesticks, tankards, coffee- and teapots, but more importantly it describes and illustrates, step-by-step, how these products were made. Many excellent photographs of the objects described are also included. The book will be of great interest to collectors, artisans, and students of the subject.

132 pages, Paperback, B&W, 7" x 10",
Order Number: AP530............$22.95

The Colonial Silversmith
His Techniques and His Products
In Colonial America, silversmiths produced objects of great merit, crafting everyday articles with care and skill. The products of the colonial period are well known, but there is little authoritative research on the actual techniques of the silversmith. Henry J. Kauffman fills the gap with this study. He describes the tools and the methods used by these colonial artisans in fashioning the wide variety of silver objects that today are so highly prized. Photographs of the finished products, together with detailed illustrations of the step-by-step fabrication of individual objects, supplement the text.

176 pages, Paperback, B&W, 7" x 10", 1995

Order Number: AP654...........$22.95 $17.95
Early American Copper, Tin and Brass: Handcrafted Metalware from Colonial Times by Henry J. Kauffman

Early American Copper, Tin and Brass
Handcrafted Metalware From Colonial Times

This is the fascinating story of how these important early products were made and used, ranging from the simple tin pot to an elaborate brass chandelier. The book covers items used in the kitchen, living room, and bedroom: sconces, lanterns, trays, candle molds, candlesticks, andirons, ladles, bed warmers, braziers, stills, kettles, pans, and a multitude of other objects.

104 pages, Paperback, B&W, 8.5" x 11", 1995
Order Number: AP62X..........$19.95

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