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    Chain Making by Hand in the English Black Country
    $9.95

    "Chain Making By Hand" offers a guide to the chain making industry that flourished in an area of England to the north and west of Birmingham known as the Black Country from the end of the 18th century to the third quarter of the 20th century. The name "BLACK COUNTRY" predates the Industrial Revolution and was likely used because the surface exposed coal deposits in that area. For over a century the local skies were blackened and the soot droppings turned the entire countryside black.

    Format:  Softcover   Dimentions:  5 5/8" x 8 1/4"   Pages:  44   Illustrations:  35

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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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    Coal Edwards Ron & Adrianna
    $9.95

    WHAT IS COAL? HOW COAL WAS FORMED? TYPES OF COAL - COAL IN HISTORY - COAL MINING - A MINER'S LIFE - USES OF COAL - POLLUTION FROM COAL are all questions dealt with in this easy to inderstand booklet. Coal is a natural resource and fossil fuel used to generate electricity for heating, lighting, and manufacturing.

    Format: Soft Cover  Dimentions: 8 1/4" x 11 1/4"  Pages: 32  Illustrations: 38

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    Coal Heat Schuler Hull, Stanley & Cary
    $4.00

    It may be the answer to your rising fuel bills

    Looking for an alternative heat source from oil, wood, and electricity? Coal is cheaper and safer than wood because it does not have creosote buildup, and is easier to handle with less work. Coal Heat covers types and availability of coal, advantages and disadvantages, equipment, installation, maintenance, and conversion of furnaces to coal. Here is all you need to know about coat heat!

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 6" x 9"   Pages: 158   Illustrations: 51

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    Colonial Cook, The Kalman, Bobbie
    $8.95

     In many Colonial homes, the woman of the family ran the household. She was responsible for preparing, preserving, and cooking foods. If she had daughters, they helped her with these chores. In wealthier households, the woman of the house did not do the cooking herself. She planned meals and supervised the servants who propared and cooked the food. This booklet explains how the food was raised and prepared and portrays the roles of servants and slaves in the kitchen, as well as the tools they used. Easily understood by young readers.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimentions: 8 1/4" x 10 3/4"   Pages: 32   Illustrations: 60

     

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    Colonial Women Walker, Niki
    $8.95

     European colonists came to North America in the early 1600s. Most colonists came from towns and cities in Europe, so they were not prepared for the harsh wilderness. Most colonists believed that men were stronger and smarter than women. They had definite ideas about the roles, jobs, and behaviors that were suitable for women. The biggest events in most women's lives were marriage and childbirth. Their traditional jobs were preparing food, cleaning, caring for children and treating illnesses. This booklet for young readers depicts Colonial women in all their roles.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimentions: 8 1/2"x10 3/4"    Pages: 31    Illustrations: 48

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    Complete Modern Blacksmith,The Weygers, Alexander
    $19.95

    Design, forge, and fix your own tools, hardware, and household accessories with master craftsman and teacher Alexander G. Weygers. His three extraordinary books, 'The Making of Tools', 'The Modern Blacksmith', and 'The Recycling, Use, and Repair of Tools', are classics in their field and, here, in 'The Complete Modern Blacksmith' brought together.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8" x 11"   Pages: 304   Illustrations: 456 beautiful sketches throughout

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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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