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Kitchen Collectibles
An Identification Guide

Kenneth L. Cope

Kitchen Collectibles, An Identification Guide by Kenneth L. Cope

Kitchen gadgets, tools, and appliances, like those found in your grandmother's kitchen have become major collectibles, bringing increasingly higher prices. Yet how can you put a value on an item that you can't identify? Here is the first book to concentrate on the identification of kitchen collectibles dating from 1830 to 1930. With over 600 manufacturers listed and described and nearly 2000 illustrations taken from original catalogs and advertisements, this book allows you to clearly identify your collectible.

 

To make identification easier still, the book contains an exclusive listing of the trade names associated with each manufacturer, and another alphabetical listing of manufacturers with their associated patent dates. This permits the cross-reference, and thus identification, of collectibles. Mr. Cope also helps the reader identify non-American pieces by providing a separate list of abbreviations found on such items, together with their country and an English translation of their meanings.

Finally, the book is fully indexed so that kitchen items of any type can be located and viewed. This is information that cannot be found anywhere else and is absolutely invaluable to the collector, dealer, researcher, or anyone else who is simply interested in what grandmother used in her kitchen.

208 pages, Paperback, B&W, 8.5" x 11", 2000
Order Number: AP93X............$29.95 $17.95

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