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Jonathan Green-Plumb, EARLY EUROPEAN DECORATED TOOLS
Ref: COLL-T-002


This publication is a survey of European hand tools, from various woodworking and other trades, dating from the 16th century to the 19th century. The tools that are illustrated and analysed were either made decoratively or received surface decoration, often incorporating ancient symbols, dates and owners initials. Although all the tools featured were made to be primarily functional, the focus of the book is on the aesthetic qualities that transform such tools into examples of genuine folk art. Planes, braces, axes, compasses, saws and chisels, etc, are featured, including many that have not been previously recorded or published. The tools presented, via photographs, drawings and paintings have been sourced from various national museums across Europe and from private collections too. 


Price: 30.00

Jonathan Green-Plumb, EARLY EUROPEAN DECORATED TOOLS

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Greta Arwidsson & Gosta Berg, THE MASTERMYR FIND: A VIKING AGE TOOL CHEST FROM GOTLAND 
Ref: COLL-T-001


Greta Arwidsson and Gosta Berg authored this book about a chest which was found in Mastrmyr on the island of Gotland Sweden in 1936. More the 200 objects were found in and around the chest. Most of the items were tools that were used by blacksmiths and carpenters.  


Price: 15.00

Greta Arwidsson & Gosta Berg, THE MASTERMYR FIND: A VIKING AGE TOOL CHEST FROM GOTLAND

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Herbert P Kean, RESTORING ANTIQUE TOOLS
Ref: CHT1102


The book that unlocks the secrets that professional’s restores have been using for years. The book covers explains the essentials restoration techniques. Covers, boring, edge tools planes, metal & wood, measuring tools saws and other miscellaneous tools. 


Price: 20.00

Herbert P Kean, RESTORING ANTIQUE TOOLS

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Harrison, RECORD PLANES AND OTHER TOOLS
Ref: CHT9138


A thoroughly researched account of the history of Record planes from the founding of the original company C & J Hampton in 1898 through the acquisition of the Preston List in the early 1930s to the position of Record Tools in 1998. Accompanying this is a reprint of the complete February 1938 No. 15 Catalogue, now considered the most representative and the peak of the pre-Second World War production. Dates for introduction of each plane after 1938 and various adaptations are all listed in great detail. The author has had full cooperation and approval of the firm in his researches. Illustrations of planes and parts appear throughout the text. Appropriate patent documents are included, also a guide to recent prices realized. 


Price: 19.95

Harrison, RECORD PLANES AND OTHER TOOLS

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R. A. Salaman, DICTIONARY OF LEATHER-WORKING TOOLS, 1700 - 1950
Ref: CHT9016


Over 1100 tools are illustrated and discussed under various trades: bookbinder, furrier, the maker of boots and shoes, clogs, driving belts, gloves, handbags and purses, harness and saddles, hats, ball maker, coach trimmer, felt maker, pump-washer maker, last and boot tree, parchment and vellum, taxidermist, loriner and whip maker. There are chapters on manufacturers (tanner's and currier's tools) and on decoration.

Paperback 377 pages 


Price: 35.50

R. A. Salaman, DICTIONARY OF LEATHER-WORKING TOOLS, 1700 - 1950

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R. A. Salaman, DICTIONARY OF WOODWORKING TOOLS c. 1700-1970 and Tools of Allied Trades
Ref: CHT9013


This is the 2nd edition, revised by Philip Walker, of what has become recognised as the definitive reference work on handtools used in the woodworking trades. Every known tool is described. Over 450 town and country workshops were visited in the compiling of this record. The purpose of each tool is explained and many of the original methods and sayings of tradesmen are also recorded. 


Price: 37.50

R. A. Salaman, DICTIONARY OF WOODWORKING TOOLS c. 1700-1970 and Tools of Allied Trades

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