British Saws and Sawmakers from 1660
ISBN: 1909300748
EAN13: 9781909300743
Language: English
Pages: 748
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 10.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 3.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Choir Press
Book Overview
Historians of the various tools trades have long wanted a work specifically on saws and this, the first, is an attempt to match the detail and scholarship of the best that cover planes, cutlery, spanners and measuring tools. The author is a frequent writer and lecturer on saws and the history of their manufacture, and is able to base his work on 15 years of original research and the building of a personal collection of saws - probably the largest in the world - which is housed with the renowned Ken Hawley Collection in Sheffield's Kelham Island Industrial Museum. Together, these collections form a unique research base and visitor attraction. This scholarly book is illustrated with almost 2000 photographs, the majority by the author, and with its listings of saw makers and dealers forms the most comprehensive directory to date of British names in the tool trades.