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A Guide to the Makers of American Wooden Planes
Tom Elliot
A Guide to the Makers of American Wooden Planes, 4th Ed. by Emil and Martyl Pollak
4th Edition
With its initial publication in 1983, A Guide to the Makers of American Wooden Planes profoundly transformed the emphasis and direction of tool collecting. Since then, it has been the definitive guide to American planemakers, from the earliest individuals who worked before the Revolutionary War to the last few manufacturers of the twentieth century. Now, after several years of meticulous research, a new edition of this extraordinarily influential reference book is available. This 4th edition, completely revised by Tom Elliott, reflects the tremendous amount of information on planemakers that has come to light since the last edition. Included are: over 4000 biographical entries, over 5000 imprints, almost 2700 wedge outlines, and almost 3000 individual ratings for judging relative scarcity and value.
480 pages. 8.5 x 11. Paperback. 2001.
Order Number: AP006............$39.95 $34.95
A Field Guide to the Makers of American Wooden Planes by Tom Elliott
A Field Guide...
Any collector who has wished he could carry the Guide to the Makers of American Wooden Planes in his pocket at flea markets, auctions, or estate sales will be happy with this new Field Guide. Tom Elliott has included all the imprints (about 4500) from the fourth edition and has added over 550 new imprints. He has also provided all the star ratings shown before, as well as notations of the names on the planes, whether the name was for a maker or a hardware dealer, and the geographical locations and approximate dates for each entry. Although showcased in a new convenient size, all imprints are shown at their original sizes; nothing has been scaled down except for the size of this high-quality, laminated guide.
288 pages, Paperback, B&W, 4.25" x 11", 2003
Order Number: AP146............$24.95 $19.95
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