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Dictionary of American Hand Tools by Alvin Sellens

Dictionary of American Hand Tools by Alvin Sellens

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Here is the greatest assembly of hand tools ever assembled!

This reference 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 trades such as 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.

This comprehensive volume includes more than 4,500 images from catalog illustrations, trade literature, and hand drawings.

Descriptions provide dimensions and applications. This is a must have for the tool collector and antique dealer, as well as anyone fascinated by the means of production.

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  • Dictionary of American Hand Tools A Pictorial Synopsis

    Alvin Sellens


  • Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket

    Copyright: 2002

    Pages: 546

    Size: 9 x 11.5 in.

    Condition: New

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