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    Plain And Ornamental Forging Schwarzkopf, Ernst
    $21.95

    Schwarzkopf has endeavored to meet the need of furnishing a richly illustrated and fully ex[laines work on the science and art of plain and art metal forging. The attempt has been made to furnish simple and detailed drawings illustration each important operation. The book is designed primarily to assist the beginner in learning both the theory and practice of forge work through self-instruction.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 5" x 7.75"   Pages: 296   Illustrations: 531

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    Professional Smithing Streeter, Donald
    $22.95

    Traditional Techniques for Decorative Ironwork, Whitesmithing, Hardware, Toolmaking & Locksmithing Traditional smithing techniques are presented clearly including toolmaking, white smithing and lock smithing. Included early hand forged kitchen utensils, fireplace tools, locks, keys, hinges, latches, hooks, springs and more. Invaluable to blacksmiths, collectors, historians, and restorers alike.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"   Pages: 144   Illustrations: 257

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    Ships' Figureheads Hansesn, Hans-Jürgen und Hansen< Clas Broder
    $23.95

     This is the story of the carved wooden bow decoration that once adorned almost every stem of every wooden ship under sail. Hans Jürgen Hansen and Clas Broder Hansen begin with a report on the mythological origin of the bow decoration, which had a long life in seafaring superstition. It shows the development of figureheads from the Polynesians, Phoenicians, and Vikings to the high point of the gloriously decorated Renaissance and Baroque ships. Then it moves on to the imaginative, original variety of the figureheads of the 18th and 19th Centuries, the last windjammers and the school sailing ships that are still in use today. It details the different types of figureheads as well as the sculptors who made them.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimentions: 6 1/2" x 9 1/4"   Pages:128   Illustrations: 133

     

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    Slave Family. A Kalman, Bobbie
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     Colonists began using slaves from Africa in the early 1600s. In time, many areas became dependent on slave workers, and slaves soon outnumbered the European colonists. Each colony had its own slavery code. A slavery code was made up of laws that controlled the activities of slaves, such as where slaves could go and whose permission they needed. This booklet describes the lives of slaves in the colonies. Easy reading for young readers.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimentions: 8 1/4" x 10 3/4"    Pages: 32,   Illustrations: 31

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    The Artist Blacksmith's Craft and My Life as an Artist Blacksmith Schramm, Julius
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    The Artist Blacksmith's Craft  and  My Life as Artist Blacksmith

    This book offers great insight into the life and times of this famous German blacksmith. For two years Francis Whitaker was an apprentice in Schramm's shop and was later responsible for having this fascinating story translated.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 7 1/2" x 10 1/2"   Pages: 156   Illustrations: 122

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    The Village Blacksmith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
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    Half a century ago a blacksmith's shop, of the old New England village type, stood in Brattle street, Cambridge, not far far from Longfellow's home. Hundreds of passers-by glanced at the low roof, the grimy smith at his forge, the gazing children at the door, and went their way without giving them a second thought. Not so the poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He saw love, sorrow, the patience of hope, the strength of duty, all the beauty and tragedy of earnest human loving. The smith and smithy, the sheltering tree, the loitering children, poet and passers-by, alike are gone but it's pictures do not fade and its lessons do not grow old. The Village Blacksmith by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow captures this life with its strength and beauty.

    Format: Hard cover  Dimentions: 6 1/4" x 9 1/4"  Pages: 16  Illustrations: 16

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    Town-Country Old Tools Wood, Jack P.
    $16.95

    Town & Country OLD TOOLS Locks, Keys & Closures with prices by Jack Wood contains sections on Wood, Axes, Cooper's Tools, Blacksmith Tools, Bits, Draw Knives, Wrenches, Rail Road Track Tools, Saws. Levels, Screwdrives, and Farm Tools. The section on Locks, Keys, and Closures starts after the Old Tools Index.

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    Traditional Blacksmithing Holmstrom, J. G.
    $12.95

     Traditional Blacksmithing; The Fine Art of Horseshoeing and Wagon Making, by J.G. Holmstrom, is perfect for learning the timeless art of blacksmithing, or simpling admiring the beautiful illustrations of the tools of the trade! He was a successful, practicing blacksmith in the early twentieth century. He worked during the day and took notes on his tools and techniques, and over time organized his notes into a book each night at home. Topics covered include: setting up shop, building your own machinery, fixing your tools, and even how to cultivate a good reputation in the community.

    Format:  Softcover   Dimentions:  5" x 7"   Pages:  202   Illustrations:  60       

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