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Antique Iron

Herbert, Peter, & Nancy Schiffer

The antique ironware field is covered by this extensive selection of items. Included are architectural hardware, lighting devices, andirons and fireplace equipment, tools, toys, weathervanes, firemarks, kitchen utensils, fences and gates. Many items are in private collections, never before seen publicly, while others are form foremost museums. Concise descriptions of each item identify regional products from the United States and England, and they amplify or provide background for the groups.
A short history of manufacturing processes is presented.


The importance of blacksmiths in town life is made clear by the numerous examples of their trade throughout the communities as well. The selection has been made to illustrate the artistic, as well as common examples of each form and to show the evolution of styles through the years.

352 pages, Hardcover, B&W, 8.75" x 11.25", 1979
Order Number: SJ236..........$59.95

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