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Collecting Antique Tools

Herbert P. Kean and Emil S. Pollak

A timeless classic for tool collectors! This comprehensive guide describes and illustrates over 700 of the most important antique tools, from wooden and metal planes, braces and measuring devices to axes, saws, and wrenches. The book includes over 250 outstanding black and white photographs of tools, common and rare, plus many line drawings that show these tools in use.


Also covered are many of the practical aspects of tool collecting, such as where to find antique tools, how to buy and sell them, valuable tips on cleaning, restoring and displaying them, books to read, clubs and organizations to join, common and not-so-common pitfalls to avoid, and materials used in tools. This is a complete and conveniently organized reference guide that will add immeasurably to your collecting effectiveness and enjoyment.

203 pages, Paperback, B&W, 8.5" x 11", © 1990
Order Number: AP853..........$29.95

“This is a quality work. Tool collectors of every level will no doubt spend much time with this book.” — Antique Week

“Astragal Press has given tool collectors another must book.”
— The Tool Group of Canada Journal

“A wealth of historical information on tools.” — Woodshop News

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