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Ancient Carpenters' Tools: Illustrated and Explained, Together with the Implements of the Lumberman, Joiner and Cabinet-Maker in Use in the Eight

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Classic reference describes in detail hundreds of implements in use in the American colonies in the 18th century. Over 250 illustrations depict tools identical in construction to ancient devices once used by the Greeks, Egyptians, and Chinese, among them axes, saws, clamps, chisels, mallets, and much more. An invaluable sourcebook.

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While Mercer served as its president 1910-30, Bucks Country (Pennsylvania) Historical Society published his 1929 account of the tools in its collection dating to the 18th century of that region. The ancient dimension arrives with the assertion that they are virtually identical to those used in the ancient world. Some old drawings portray use, but most illustrations are photographs of the tools themselves. The edition reproduced here is the fifth.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Regarded by collectors and students as the standard book on ancient woodworking tools, this classic reference describes in detail hundreds of implements in use in the American colonies in the 18th century. Many were largely unchanged in form since Roman times; others are identical in construction to ancient Greek, Assyrian, Egyptian, and Chinese implements. Over 250 illustrations depict these rare specimens, among them tools for cutting down trees, splitting and sawing logs, log grabs, sleds, wagons, and lumber sticks for moving and measuring, clamps for holding and gripping, hand saws, chisels and mallets for shaping and fitting, instruments for sharpening tools, and much more. This fascinating, richly illustrated sourcebook will not only be invaluable to collectors but will also enable antiques enthusiasts and woodcrafters alike to identify a wide variety of woodworking tools that form a direct link to artisans and craftsmen of ancient times.

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Over 250 illustrations depict tools used by Greeks, Egyptians, and Chinese, including axes, saws, clamps, chisels, mallets, much more.

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< div> Over 250 illustrations depict tools identical to ancient devices once used by Greeks, Egyptians and Chinese, including axes, saws, clamps, chisels, mallets, and much more. Invaluable sourcebook.< br> < /div>

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-316) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486409580
Author:
Mercer, Henry Chapman
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Mercer, Henry C.
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Carpentry
Subject:
Hand Tools
Subject:
Tools
Subject:
Construction - Carpentry
Subject:
Home Construction-Tools
Subject:
Americana
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
350
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.29 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Regarded by collectors and students as the standard book on ancient woodworking tools, this classic reference describes in detail hundreds of implements in use in the American colonies in the 18th century. Many were largely unchanged in form since Roman times; others are identical in construction to ancient Greek, Assyrian, Egyptian, and Chinese implements. Over 250 illustrations depict these rare specimens, among them tools for cutting down trees, splitting and sawing logs, log grabs, sleds, wagons, and lumber sticks for moving and measuring, clamps for holding and gripping, hand saws, chisels and mallets for shaping and fitting, instruments for sharpening tools, and much more. This fascinating, richly illustrated sourcebook will not only be invaluable to collectors but will also enable antiques enthusiasts and woodcrafters alike to identify a wide variety of woodworking tools that form a direct link to artisans and craftsmen of ancient times.
"Synopsis" by , Over 250 illustrations depict tools used by Greeks, Egyptians, and Chinese, including axes, saws, clamps, chisels, mallets, much more.

"Synopsis" by , < div> Over 250 illustrations depict tools identical to ancient devices once used by Greeks, Egyptians and Chinese, including axes, saws, clamps, chisels, mallets, and much more. Invaluable sourcebook.< br> < /div>
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