A Museum of Early American Tools

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486463036

Category: House & Home

Page: 108

View: 1703

This delightful evocation of simpler times and the tools that built America has always held a special place in the hearts of lovers of Americana and Yankee ingenuity. Now available in a handsome hardcover gift edition, this engaging, informative book features 184 of the author's inimitable drawings.

A Museum of Early American Tools

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486425603

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 3148

Absorbing book describes, in detail, farm tools and kitchen implements and how they were made. Includes devices used by curriers, wheelwrights, coopers, blacksmiths, loggers, tanners, coachmakers, and other craftsmen of the pre-industrial age. An informal, expressively written book for cultural historians, woodcrafters, and Americana enthusiasts. 184 black-and-white illustrations.

A Museum of Early American Tools

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 128

View: 7219

Absorbing book describes, in detail, farm tools and kitchen implements and how they were made. Includes devices used by curriers, wheelwrights, coopers, blacksmiths, loggers, tanners, coachmakers, and other craftsmen of the pre-industrial age. An informal, expressively written book for cultural historians, woodcrafters, and Americana enthusiasts. 184 black-and-white illustrations.

The Tools that Built America

Author: Alex W. Bealer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138623

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3016

Fascinating story of early American woodworking enthusiastically describes and clearly illustrates a wide array of axes, saws, planes, hammers, and other implements used by frontiersmen. Over 200 drawings and photographs.

A Reverence for Wood

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486433943

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 5071

This book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Covering such topics as the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, and carpentry, Sloane remarks expansively and with affection on the resourcefulness of Early Americans in their use of this precious commodity.

An age of barns

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 95

View: 5978

Portrays how Americans lived in the past and shows how they reasoned and what their attitude toward life was--their personal aspirations and national purpose.

ABC Book of Early Americana

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486498085

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 4269

Looks at implements, inventions, and everyday items from early American life as well as examining schoolhouses and classroom equipment.

Old Ways of Working Wood

The Techniques and Tools of a Time Honored Craft

Author: Alex W. Bealer

Publisher: Castle Books

ISBN: 9780785807100

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 255

View: 3181

A revised edition of a classic guide to woodworking methods that have been refined and developed over thousands of years. It teaches and preserves techniques and historical information that were lost when modern woodworking technology, dedicated to mass production, displaced the craftsman. Every woodworking operationâ??chopping, splitting, using the workbench, sawing, hewing, boring, chiseling, shaping, planing, turningâ??is described in detail. There is also information on the role of various tools in the evolution of wood products, the types and characteristics of wood, the preparation and maintenance of tools, collective tools of antique value, and instruction on the subtleties of the craft, from rabbeting to molding. The professional woodworker, the hobbyist, the collector, the antiques dealer, and the craft enthusiast will discover valuable information in this definitive work. It is reference, guide, and history all in one volume.This book contains over 200 line drawings by the author to illustrate age-old, yet fascinating, ways of working with wood. With chapters that describe the ways to fell a tree, methods for splitting wood, and more, along with a complete appendix and index, this is a great reference for anyone interested in the ways of wood working.

Our Vanishing Landscape

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486436780

Category: History

Page: 107

View: 4588

This book takes readers on a leisurely journey through a bygone era with fascinating accounts of canals, corduroy roads, and turnpikes, waterwheels and icehouses, colorful road signs and their painters, circus folk, and more. Brimming with anecdotes about people and the times, this delightful narrative remains a milestone of Americana. 81 black-and-white illustrations.

Dictionary of American Hand Tools

A Pictorial Synopsis

Author: Alvin Sellens

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764315923

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 546

View: 1586

Here is the greatest assembly of hand tools ever assembled. It 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 todays 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.

Eric Sloane's America

Paintings in Oil

Author: Michael Wigley,Mimi Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048646525X

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 3849

Eric Sloane's evocative oils of America's landscape and material culture shimmer with immense historical and nostalgic appeal. This original hardcover collection gathers nearly a hundred of his finest paintings, with subjects ranging from New England to the American Southwest.

American Yesterday

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486427607

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 6318

A compilation of engrossing facts and anecdotes vitalized by author Eric Sloane's own pen, this book captures the living legacy of America as seen in "the things that were." According to Sloane, "American Yesterday "explores "our national attic of vanishing ways and obsolete occupations." Impressed by the artistry and sturdy realism of pioneer builders, he takes genuine delight in exploring the unique careers of barber-surgeons, dowsers, tithingmen, sawyers, nailers, plumbum-men, and a great variety of artisans, illustrating the activities, customs, and things created by the people who made their living in "antique ways." Sloane, a devoted student of early Americana, speaks lovingly of the people who spent much of their lives creating wardrobe closets, foot stoves, church pew armrests, grindstones, featherbed patter paddles, charcoal burners, English phaetons, giant hogsheads, drovers' sleighs, windowsill sundials, and other items of long ago. Credited with "doing gallant service, preserving records of the ways and the means of the forefathers who got along well with the resources now long forgotten" ("Springfield Republican"), Eric Sloane has written an immensely enjoyable book that will enchant anyone who takes pleasure in reading about the past and views its artifacts as part of a rich national heritage.

Book of Old-Time Trades and Tools

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486443426

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 316

View: 4680

Lavishly illustrated primer on the work of tailors, shoemakers, calico printers, millers, and 29 other craftworkers provides valuable insights on Victorian working class culture. More than 700 illustrations.

American Barns and Covered Bridges

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486425614

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 1078

This lovingly written book presents reliable records of such vanishing forms of architecture as the American barn and covered bridge. Delightful anecdotes accompany accurate line drawings of barns attached to houses, an "open" log barn in Virginia, a "top hat" barn in North Carolina, and more. Over 75 black-and-white illustrations.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Author: E.L. Konigsburg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442431263

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 6785

2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved classic From the Mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere -- to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and, preferably, elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing that her younger brother Jamie has money and thus can help her with a serious cash-flow problem, she invites him along. Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at auction for a bargain price of $225. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master, Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn't it? Claudia is determined to find out. Her quest leads her to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue, and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.

Across Atlantic Ice

The Origin of America's Clovis Culture

Author: Dennis J. Stanford,Bruce A. Bradley

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520275780

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

View: 8002

Argues that the Solutrean culture of coastal Spain and the European Atlantic Shelf was the ancestral industry to the North American Clovis industry.

Museum Politics

Power Plays at the Exhibition

Author: Timothy W. Luke

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452906096

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5258