A Museum of Early American Tools

By: Eric Sloane

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Absorbing book describes, in detail, farm tools and kitchen implements and how they were made. Includes devices used by curriers, wheelwrights, coopers, blacksmiths, loggers, tanners, coachmakers, and other craftsmen of the pre-industrial age. An informal, expressively written book for cultural historians, woodcrafters, and Americana enthusiasts. 184 black-and-white illustrations.

Title: A Museum of Early American Tools

Author: Eric Sloane

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $8.95

Categories: Trades & Occupations,

Publisher: Dover Publications:

ISBN Number: 0486425606

ISBN Number 13: 9780486425603

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 128 pages, 6 1/2 x 9 1/4, paperback, Dover Publications

Seller ID: 425606

Description: This absorbing and profusely illustrated book describes in detail scores of early American tools and the wooden and metal artifacts made with them. Informally and expressively written, the text covers bulding tools and methods; farm and kitchen implements; and the tools of curriers, wheelwrights, coopers, blacksmiths, coachmakers, loggers, tanners, and many other craftsmen of the pre-industrial age. Scores of pen-and-ink sketches by the author accurately depict "special tools for every job," among them a hollowing gouge, hay fork, cornering chisel, apple butter paddle, boring auger, mortising chisel, a holding dog, hauling sledge, winnowing tray, reaping hooks, splitting wedge, felling axe, propping saw horse, and other traditional implements. Sure to be prized by cultural historians, this volume will delight woodcrafters interested in making their own tools and thrill general readers with its store of Americana. Unabridged republication of the edition originally published by Funk & Wagnalls, Inc., New York, 1964. 184 black-and-white illustrations.