This is one of
the very few manuals written by a recognized professional smith; in
this case, one with over 50 years' experience, whose work appears
in hundreds of restorations throughout the country. The book has long
been unavailable and a collector's item; this eagerly awaited reprint
completely reproduces the original edition. Here traditional smithing
techniques are presented in clear, step-by-step text and photographs,
enabling the reader to produce high-quality, hand-forged small iron
work. Included are detailed descriptions of work space layout, specialized
tools and techniques, whitesmithing, toolmaking, and locksmithing.
Mr. Streeter demonstrates
not only how things are done, but how they can best be done by others.
There is special emphasis
on the crafting of early high-quality, handforged kitchen utensils,
fireplace tools, locks, keys, and decorative ironware: hinges, hasps,
latches, bolts, hooks, springs, and more. Students and professional
and semi-professional smiths will find this volume of great practical
value as will collectors of early American ironwork, owners of colonial
houses, historians, preservationists and restorationists in
fact, anyone interested in knowing how these early products were made.
pages, Paperback, B&W, 8.5" x 11", © 1980, 2E 2008
Order Number: AP662..........$22.95