200 beautifully photographed planes illuminate, in full and rich color,
the extraordinarily high level of craftsmanship involved in the planes’
fabrication, showing in clear and close-up detail inlays of silver,
bone, ivory and rare woods.
full descriptions of all of the planes contained in the book.Numerous
one-of-a-kind examples are also highlighted and displayed. Super detail
pictures are included, showing the characteristic features of specific
makers. This book is the culmination of over two years of extensive
research and serves as an excellent reference source for collectors
and dealers, as well as industrial historians and curators.
features, among other things:
of nuts and shoulder moldings for identification purposes;
Special sections on the Greenfield Tool Company, the Ohio
Tool Company and planemaking at the New York Auburn Prison;
A special section on a modern planemaker and his work;
examples of craftsman-made planes;
Finely detailed examples of the use of ivory tips, nuts and
silver trim, and the use of woods such as rosewood,
ebony and boxwood.
For those interested
in tool collecting or restoration, in industrial history or material
culture, or for those who simply appreciate craftsmanship, innovation
and beautiful design, this visual tour through a slice of American
history will provide both invaluable information and immense satisfaction.
pages, Hardcover, Full Color, 8.5” x 11”, © 2003
Order Number: AP111............
must for those interested in American material culture."
beautiful book, loaded with photos not just for plane
collectors, but for all tool collectors." The
than seeing fireworks on the Fourth of July!" Page after
page of beautiful plow planes show the artistry and innovation
of early planemakers." The Gristmill
visual panorama." Maine Antique Digest