1905 Handyman's Book Tools, Materials, Processes Working in Metal, Paul N. Hasluck, Antique Blacksmithing ,Metalwork, Brass Work, Clock Cases, Jewelry
An Antique Rare Book find the tool collector, carpenter, blacksmith or hobbyist. The full title reads, 1905 The Handyman's Book of Tools, Materials, and Processes Employed in Working Metal - Edited by Paul N. Hasluck with over 2200 Illustrations and working drawings. Published by Cassell and Company, Limited (London, Paris, NY and Melbourne).
I was so excited to find this book I had to spend a week with it to take it all in. As a guy that loves hand tools, really all tools, I found this book to be the absolute best reference I have seen for building and instruction. It has over 2200 illustrations. I tried to show as many as I could but really a drop in the bucket. In order for me to give you an idea of just how much is in here. I went and typed the full Table of Contents below.
The book itself was rebound in handsome navy blue bark cloth for this gentleman's personal library. There are no missing or loose pages. The front hinge is cracked but it does not affect the contents. There is even tanning throughout. No rips, tears or intentional stains. No odors. There is an odd wrinkle page 759 which is the index and the last page. It is the only damage I see worth reporting. The cover shows mild bumping and fading. For 117 years old it's really a nice copy.
There are 760 pages total including the index. The book measures 9 1/4" X 6 7/8" . I will type the Contents below for you to see the detail of the information.
Foundry Work (70 Illustrations)
Smith's Work (274 Illustrations)
Surfacing Metals (129 Illustrations)
Polishing Metals: The Machines and Processes (34 Illustrations)
Annealing, Hardening, and Tempering (12 Illustrations)
Drilling and Boring (60 Illustrations)
Taps, Screw-Plates, and Dies (54 Illustrations)
Soldering, Brazing, and Riveting (89 Illustrations)
Forging Iron and Steel (61 Illustrations)
Working Sheet Metal (177 Illustrations)
Repousse Work (113 Illustrations)
Oriental Decorative Brasswork (23 Illustrations)
Finishes, Lacquering, and Colouring Brass (1 Illustration)
Lathes and Lathework (237 Illustrations)
Spinning Metals on the Lathe (71 Illustrations)
Tools for Measuring and Testing Metalwork (86 Illustrations)
Building a 4 1/2" Centre Lathe (39 Illustrations)
Gold and Silver Workings (244 Illustrations)
Making a Skeleton Clock (50 Illustrations)
Building a Small Horizontal Steam Engine (58 Illustrations)
Making a 1/4 H.P. Vertical Steam Engine (81 Illustrations)
Boiler Making (34 Illustrations)
Building a Petrol Motor (36 Illustrations)
Making Water Motors (29 Illustrations)
Building a Dynamo and Electric Motor (10 Illustrations)
Electric Plating (6 Illustrations)
Wireworking (54 Illustrations)
Electric Bell Making (21 Illustrations)
Making a Microscope and a Telescope (33 Illustrations)
Like I said this is really the have all of books for the guy that does it all or likes to do it all. Best reference book out there. Also really cool for the tool collectors.
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