Collecting Antique Tools

Collecting Antique Tools

by Herbert P. Kean, Emil S. Pollak
     
 

A comprehensive guide that describes and illustrates over 700 of the most important antique tools, covering all categories from wooden and metal planes, braces and measuring devices, to axes, saws and wrenches. Included are over 250 original photographs, plus many line drawings that show these tools in use. Also covered are: where to find antique tools; how to

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A comprehensive guide that describes and illustrates over 700 of the most important antique tools, covering all categories from wooden and metal planes, braces and measuring devices, to axes, saws and wrenches. Included are over 250 original photographs, plus many line drawings that show these tools in use. Also covered are: where to find antique tools; how to buy and sell them; valuable tips on cleaning, restoring and displaying; books to read; clubs and organizations to join; common and not-so-common pitfalls to avoid; materials used in tools. A complete and conveniently organized reference guide for anyone concerned with antique tools.

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Those who have interest in old tools--interest enough to contemplate collecting such things (and their number appears to be increasing)--will have interest in this book. Short sections treat the materials used in tools, cleaning/restoring/displaying tools, buying antique tools. Also to be found here are a short but quite useful bibliography, and a list of antique tool clubs and organizations. But the value of the book derives mainly from its nearly 300 plates. Unfortunately, the items pictured are seldom identified with any precision (nor has any attempt been made to indicate their value in the existing market), so for hard data the collector must expect to turn to other sources. Published by The Astragal Press, One South Street, Box 338, Morristown NJ 07963-0338. (NW) Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780961808853
Publisher:
Astragal Press
Publication date:
10/01/1990
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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