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Books on Coachbuilding & Wheelwrighting


William N. Fitzgerald, The CARRIAGE TRIMMERS' MANUAL: Guide Book and Illustrated Technical Dictionary
Ref: CHT9133


Reprint of the 1881 edition by William N. FitzGerald, a veteran of the carriage industry, was the most comprehensive addition to trade literature on the subject at the time of its publication. For curators and carriage collectors, this in-depth and practical book is an invaluable resource that provides descriptive text and illustrations of numerous carriage interiors: from the everyday model to those suited for royalty. Furthermore, the book describes the complexity of materials: leathers, silks and laces, and the range of skills (upholstering, tufting, stitching and binding, cutting enamelled leathers, making leather sockets, welting, fabric selection, etc.) required for the carriage trade. It also includes recipes for cleaning, oiling and blacking leather, polishing metals and restoring ivory, among others.). This is an indispensable and instructive manual for the upholstery trade in general. Trimmers' tools such as stuffing sticks, round knives and shears are illustrated.  


Price: 18.50

William N. Fitzgerald, The CARRIAGE TRIMMERS' MANUAL: Guide Book and Illustrated Technical Dictionary

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M. C. Hillick, PRACTICAL CARRIAGE AND WAGON PAINTING
Ref: CHT9204


Reprint of an 1880 book written by a prominent American coach painter. Information on the selection and use and care of brushes; colours; varnishing; striping; scroll painting; lettering; monograms; repainting and revarnishing. The book is full of beautiful ornaments and imaginative lettering as a source for restorers. 


Price: 15.00

M. C. Hillick, PRACTICAL CARRIAGE AND WAGON PAINTING

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M. T. Richardson, PRACTICAL CARRIAGE BUILDING
Ref: CHT0062


One-volume reprint of the two-volume 1892 ed. The most complete treatment of its day covering the materials and tools used. Instruction and illustrations are given for wheelmaking, framing, axles, yokes and trees and every other part. Patterns and layouts are described for all kinds of wheeled vehicles and also sleighs and sleds. 


Price: 18.50

M. T. Richardson, PRACTICAL CARRIAGE BUILDING

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