This is largest
single source of information on North American toolmakers ever compiled
and it is now updated and available on CD. The heart of the directory
is its main list which includes over 14,000 maker's names, the geographic
location of the maker as well as the work location(s) (when available),
the working years of the maker, the tool types are separated into
73 categories, and description of the marks on the tools.
With over 1,200
pages containing over 14,000 entries and over 5,000 supplemental
names dating back to as early as 1636, together with cross-references,
indexes, and lists of primary and secondary sources, this is an
invaluable resource. Tool collectors, museum curators, genealogists,
and historians of North American technology will find this publication
beneficial. Complied as a pioneering effort by many members of Early
American Industries Association (E.A.I.A.).