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    Classic Lanterns Pearson, Dennis
    $29.99

    Revised 2nd edition

    The first photographic investigation of the history, companies, people, places, uses, prices, and the kerosene lanterns themselves. Some of these lanterns are so rare they have never been photographed before. Each lantern is described in detail. Restoration information in detail, on American and foreign lanterns, railroad lanterns, and lots of barn lanterns. Collecting tips, newly revised quick reference prices, and the Universal Value Calculator are also included. The author is an antiques restorer with over 35 years of lantern collecting experience.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"   Pages: 142   Illustrations: over 200

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    Cooper and His Trade, The Kilby, Kenneth
    $21.95

    The Cooper: and His Trade

    The Cooper is divided into two parts. The first, partly autobiographical,deals with material, tools, and techniques and discusses the role of the white cooper, the dry cooper and the various kinds of wet cooper. The second part of the books deals with organization and conditions of work and the social history of coopering from early times to the twentieth century.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 6" x 9"   Pages: 192   Illustrations: 184

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    Dictionary Of American Hand Tools Sellens, Alvin
    $39.95

    A Pictorial Synopsis

    Here is the greatest assembly of hand tools ever assembled. It is a fascinating chronicle of nearly every tool ever used in North America, including ancient tools used by Native Americans; Trade tools used to create coaches, pianos, ships, and saddles; tools for harvesting farm goods, turpentine, and ice; and tools for fine bookbinding and watch repair.The tools are organized according to profession, from Beekeeper to Wheelwright, and will fascinate today's practitioners of these trades and hobbies.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 9" x 12"   Pages: 546   Illustrations: over 4,500

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    Early Logging Tools Johnson, Kevin
    $29.95

    This book will be treasured by all who share a fascination for logging as it was done by the lumberjack, bucker, and high climber. The photos display the wide array of equipment once used to log high timber that is now eminently collectible, including axes, saws, filing tools, springboards, oil bottles, under cutters, wedges, marlin spikes, drag saws, and venerable chainsaws. Historical photos display towering giants of old growth forest where loggers toiled decades ago.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"   Pages: 159    Illustrations: 354

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    Hooks, Rings and Other Things Barnes, Frank T.
    $34.95

    An illustrated dictionary for collectors, students, curators, dealers and the just plain curious. The ultimate 'Whatsit?' book. Iron artifacts, which chronicled day-to-day living in early New England, have been brought together for the first time in this remarkable book. Delightfully illustrated and described, including their history, these antique iron pieces are documented and explained is how and why each piece was used.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimentions: 8 3/4" x 11 1/4"   Pages; 237   Illustrations: 1200

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    Knights In Shining Armor Sinkević, Ida
    $28.00

    Myth and Reality 1450-1650

    This scholarly significant, popularly written, and beautifully illustrated work explores the multiple rolls of arms and armor in the Renaissance and Baroque societies. During the period between 1450-1650, gunpowder weapons and new military technologies gradually extinguished the need for knights in shining armor on the battlefield. In this period, unsurpassed production of elaborate, richly decorated, and superbly crafted suits of armor became a symbol of status and was worn increasingly for ceremonial purposes and adopted into everyday life and dress.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 11.5" x 10.75"   Pages: 84   Illustrations: 111

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    Mästermyr Find, The Arwidsson, Greta and Berg, Gosta
    $17.95

    A Viking Age Tool Chest from Gotland

    This chest, found in1936 in Mästermyr on the island of Gotland, Sweden, contains more that 200 tools used by Viking blacksmiths, woodworkers and metal smiths. This archaeological find is described in detail with clear photographs and drawings.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8. 1/2" x 11"   Pages: 90   Illustrations: 75

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    Metalworking Hasluck, Paul N.
    $14.95

    Metalworking, by master blacksmith Paul N Hasluck,  is a classic guide filled with more than 2,000 beautiful black-and-white illustrations and clear, comprehensive instructions, offering everything you need to know to turn a chunk of metal into a useful and well-crafted product. Metalworking is ideal for all metalwork enthusiasts. Whether you are a handyman or handywoman looking to dabble in soldering, or are serious about fine-tuning your craftmanship, Hasluck's book of timeless tips and procedures will quickly become your go-to guide.

    Format: Softcover   Dimentions: 6" x 9"  Pages: 760  Illustrations:  over 2,000

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