of American Hand Tools
A Pictorial Synopsis
by Alvin Sellens
is a fascinating chronicle of nearly every tool ever used in North
America, including ancient tools used by Native Americans; trade
tools used to create coaches, pianos, ships, and saddles; tools
for harvesting farm goods, turpentine, and ice; and tools for
fine trades such as bookbinding and watch repair. The tools are
organized according to profession, from beekeeper to wheelwright,
and will fascinate today's practitioners of these trades and hobbies.
volume includes more than 4,500 images from catalog illustrations
and trade literature, as well as hand drawings. Descriptions provide
dimensions and applications. A must have for the tool collector, dealer
or researcher, plus any practitioner of the early trades.
pages, Hardcover, B&W, 8.5" x 11", © 2002
Order Number: VAP132..........$39.95