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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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    Golden Age of Ironwork, The Magaziner, Henry Jonas
    $20.00

    The Golden Age of Ironwork

    This book demonstrates the incredible versatility and beauty of scaled-down architectural and ornamental masterpieces.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 8.75" x 11.25"   Pages: 224   Illustrations: 171 photographs by Robert D. Golding

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    Hammered Symbols Rienthaler, Gustl
    $20.95

    The need to adorn one's self and to protect ourselves from the influences of evil forces and misfortune is as ancient as the history of mankind. Hence people even decorated everyday objects with symbols and protective signs. August Reinthaler's detailed descriptions and quality drawings of the tools in his extensive collection make this a valuable and informative text book.

    Format: Softcover.  Dimentions: 6"x 8 1/4"   Pages: 150    Illustrations: 446

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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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    How to Make Chain Mail Heath, Robert M.
    $8.50

    The ancient Romans and prehistoric European tribes had shirts of mail as did the medieval knights, familiar to us from the stories of Robin Hood and Ivanhoe. Mail, at least the outward form, should be made to imitate the styles of old. 

          1. The first type is the best made from links that were shut with a forge weld.    2. The second type of mail would have been made of links closed with a cold shut. Each link would be flattened where the joint was made a hole drilled in both ends to receive a very small shutting rivet. This was considered to be good mail but not the very best.    3. The third type of mail and lowest in quality, was made of links not shut at all. The links were bent shut without securing the two ends in any way.                                                                                                                                   

    The shirt presented here was made of links that were not shut. The ends were butted together after each link was individually fitted into the pattern of the metal fabric.

     

    Format: Soft cover,  Dimentions: 5 1/4" x 8 1/3",  Pages: 34,  Illustrations: 65

     

     

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    Knights
    $19.95

    Clad in armour and mounted on horseback, knights were noble warriors who lived hundreds of years ago in a world where mighty castles dominated the landscape and rival forces clashed in blood-soaked battles. Enter a world filled with heroism, romance and warfare and find out about the rise and fall of the most feared warriors in medieval Europe. A young readers guide to the Medieval World.

    Format: Hardcover.  Dimentions: 12" x 10 1/2"   Pages: 29   Illustrations: 100 with lots of pull-out pictures

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