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Title:
Tools rare and ingenious : celebrating the world's most amazing tools
Author:
Nagyszalanczy, Sandor.
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Publication Information:
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
210 pages : color illustrations; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781561586561
Format :
Book

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Lancaster Library TJ1200 .N34 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Summary

Over the centuries, craftsmen have transformed humble objects-drills, saws, planes, and levels-into works of art. This new title expands on Sandor Nagyszalanczy's acclaimed The Art of Fine Tools by offering a world tour of objects that rarely leave the private vaults of collectors. A visual feast of the finest and most beautifully crafted vintage tools ever made, Tools offers engaging facts about their history, function, and manufacture. Collectors and craftsmen will relish the depth of historical and technical information that accompanies each of the over 400 color photographs. Anyone who has ever held a hammer or a saw will marvel at these masterpieces of art and utility.


Author Notes

Sandor Nagyszalanczy of Bonny Doon, California, is a professional furniture designer, freelance writer, photographer, and tool consultant


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 2
Primitive and Ancient Toolsp. 6
Decorated Toolsp. 26
Fine and Fancy Toolsp. 46
Ingenious Mechanismsp. 68
Maker's Marks and Logosp. 88
Magnificent Miniaturesp. 104
Combination Toolsp. 122
Patent Models and Prototypesp. 138
Presentation and Exhibition Toolsp. 152
Tools of Many Tradesp. 172
Craftsman-Made Toolsp. 192

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