Selections from the Chronicle: The Fascinating World of Early Tools and Trades

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Emil Pollak, Martyl Pollak
Astragal Press, 1991 - Technology & Engineering - 407 pages
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For the past 58 years, some of the most interesting & informative writing on early tools, trades & technology has appeared in The Chronicle, the journal of the Early American Industries Assn. From this rich source 55 articles have been chosen, some written by recognized experts, others the first-hand reminiscences of early craftsmen, pioneers & travelers. There's a fascinating variety of subjects from horsehair sieves to early burglar tools, from blacksmiths' hammer signals to building a New England home in 1831. There are chapters on the education of apprentices during the colonial period; the harvesting of ice; lumber rafting down the Delaware; how tinsmiths used their tools; shot towers; early household irons; the wooden leg of Gouverneur Morris; the spinning wheel; capenters' & engineers' slide rules, & many more. For more information on this & other titles, send for our booklist.

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