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AMERICAN MACHINISTS TOOLS: An Illustrated Directory of Patents

by Kenneth L. Cope

American machinists tools are becoming some of the most popular tools in the antique tool world. The precise design and craftsmanship of these inspired tools evokes the era when most of the tools we revere were produced. Until now, most of the available information was in hard to find vintage catalogs. Mr. Cope has done a tremendous job of assembling this diverse information into these two exciting books.

This much needed Directory includes over 1000 fully-indexed and illustrated patents, covering all American machinist's tools patented through 1905 and the more important ones patented between 1906 and 1916. Each patent is represented by at least one illustration and often by two or more; and each is indexed in three separate ways: alphabetically by patentee name, chronologically by date and patent number, and by type of tool. This triple indexing provides a sure, easy way to identify and categorize any tool. With just fragmentary scraps of patent information, the reader can use the three indexes and the complete collection of illustrations to determine what the tool is, who patented it, when it was patented, and what company made it. 424 pages. 7" x 10". Soft cover...... sale ... $19.00