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Carriage and Wagonmakers'
Machinery and Tools

Kenneth L. Cope

The use of machinery to replace hand tools began earlier in carriage and wagon building than in other 19th century trades, and lasted longer. It was primarily concerned with wheelmaking, one of the most intricate and time-consuming tasks of the carriage builder.


Mr. Cope continues his series with an alphabetic listing of the inventors and builders of American carriage and wagon makers' machinery and tools and, as before, accompanies his descriptions with many illustrations from old catalogs and trade journals, as well as a glossary of terms.

200 pages, Paperback, B&W, 8-.5" x 11", 2004
Order Number: AP189............$25.95

"Provides primary source material on the numerous firms that produced machines for carriage, wagon and wheelmaking." — The Gristmill