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The Coachmakers' Illustrated Handbook Containing Complete Instructions On Carriage Building

This is the classic work on coach building in all its branches, reprinted from the 1875 second edition. Included are sections on:

-drafting, designing, and the construction of the frame and wooden parts

-smithing of the metal, the springs, platforms, axles, wheel hoops, etc., complete with detailed diagrams

-painting, applying designs and ornaments, varnishing, gilding, lettering, trimming

-other miscellaneous interesting and valuable information


The reader will find this a wonderful reference on the early trade that is now enjoying a strong revival.

384 pages, Paperback, B&W, 6" x 9", © 199
Order Number: AP611...........$29.95

“Astragal Press has come through again! An important reference source for those interested in the reconstruction of a classic carriage or making one from scratch.” —Blacksmith’s Gazette


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