Astragal Press books on antique tools and more






A Museum of Early American Tools

Eric Sloane

This fascinating, extremely important, and profusely illustrated book was largely responsible for the first surge of interest in collecting old tools, and the research it inspired continues today. The classic text describes in detail scores of early American tools, and the wooden and metal artifacts made with them.

The book covers building tools and methods; farm and kitchen implements; the tools of curriers, wheelwrights, coopers, blacksmiths, coachmakers, loggers, tanners, and many other craftsmen of the preindustrial age. Over 180 pen-and-ink sketches by the author.


114 pages, Paperback, B&W, 6.5" x 9", 1964
Order Number: VAP208...........$11.95
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