Items 9-16 of 43
- Blacksmith, The$7.00
The Artisan within the Early Community
The blacksmith was a man of many talents and took his place as an important member of the early farm community. Virtually every article for the home or farm that could not be formed of wood was made by him. His shop served as a natural gathering place for the men of his village and as a center for the exchange of information on crops, gossip and national news.
Henry and George Landis of Landis Valley Pennsylvania, were brothers of exceptional curiosity. As small, rural children, they were curious about the way people lived and worked during the founding days of this nation. Before their formal schooling was accomplished, they had already begun to collect American antiques that were to become the nucleus of the Landis Valley Museum. They were often seen with their horse-drawn wagon coming home from country sales loaded with "another pile of junk."
It is to them that this booklet is dedicated.
Format: Softcover Dimentions: 8 1/2" x 11" Pages: 64 Illustrations: 111Learn More
- Blacksmithing Basics for the Homestead DeLaRonde, Joe$14.99
Basics for the Homestead
Joe DeLaRonde is a master blacksmith. He started his blacksmithing career 35 years ago as an apprentice under a master German blacksmith. His works are in use around the globe by military personnel and living history enthusiasts, as well as in private collections and museums in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe.Through detailed but easy-to-understand instructions, illustrations, and photographs, he teaches the basic skills of forging. Here is all the information you need to create artistic yet functional iron hardware and accoutrements for home or ranch, including: pokers, shovels, tongs, hooks, camp sets, forks, spoons/spatulas, skewers, nails, hinges, latches, drawer pulls, coat hooks, towel bars, candle holders, brooms, hoes, crowbars, awls, screwdrivers, chain links, chisels, hammers, adzes, axes and knives. DeLaRonde continues to work in his shop in Mancos, Colorado.and Europe.Through detailed but easy-to-understand instructions, illustrations, and photographs, he teaches the basic skills of forging. Here is all the information you need to create artistic yet functional iron hardware and accoutrements for home or ranch, including: pokers, shovels, tongs, hooks, camp sets, forks, spoons/spatulas, skewers, nails, hinges, latches, drawer pulls, coat hooks, towel bars, candle holders, brooms, hoes, crowbars, awls, screwdrivers, chain links, chisels, hammers, adzes, axes and knives. DeLaRonde continues to work in his shop in Mancos, Colorado, producing some of the finest tomahawks, axes, and knives available on the market today.
Format: Softcover. Dimensions: 8" x 9" Pages: 135 Illustrations: 305Learn More
- Boone Blacksmithing Legacy, The Plummer, Don$19.95
The Boone Blacksmithing Legacy explores the art and craft of blacksmithing through generations of Boone Blacksmiths. This is one of the most fascinating legacies in American history. It includess that of the famous pioneer, Daniel Boone and the entire Boone family. Daniel Boone, the seventh, says he walks in the footsteps of giants. And indeed he does. In addition to the insightful history and detailed photos, included here are instructions on making dragons as done by Daniel Boone VII.
Format: Soft cover Dimentions: 6" x 9" Pages: 112 Illustrations: 106Learn More
- Catching the Fire Lyons, Mary E$18.00
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: 29Learn More
- Chain Making by Hand in the English Black Country Moss, Ron$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: 35Learn More
- 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 200Learn More
- 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: 51Learn More
- 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