American Industries Association
Forward by Ted Ingraham
of the most important parts of a serious tool collector's collection
is the written material used to research and learn about the artifacts
they accumulate. In 2003, for the Annual Meeting of the Early American
Industries Association, 14 articles by Paul Kebabian on a variety
of tools, toolmakers and early trades were published as this collection.
Kebabian, a librarian
by vocation, has had many of his writings on tools and
toolmakers appear in newsletters and journals such as ACTIVE, Scrapbooks,
and The Chronicle.