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    Catching the Fire Lyons, Mary E

    Philip Simmons, Blacksmith

    A stimulating book for young readers about this amazing African-American craftsman. Simmons is truly a hero and role model. His gates, fences, and railings decorate the city of Charleston, SC where he forged for most of his long life.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 8.5" x 9.25"   Pages: 48   Illustrations: 29

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    Chain Making by Hand in the English Black Country

    "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

    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 Heat Schuler Hull, Stanley & Cary

    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

     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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    Cooper and His Trade, The Kilby, Kenneth

    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

    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

    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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