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"During the 'axe age' in America (arbitrarily 1850-1960) axes were a commodity of great importance. Today, only about five manufacturers remain in the U.S. and none in Canada. While the axe is not uniquely North American, its specific use in this land, along with the men who manufactured them, gave them a character all of their own." --from the Preface.
This well-illustrated book compiles the history of axes and their manufacturers in North America. Paperback, 160 pages.
The slate gravestones of southern Maine bear evidence to the regions fascinating history, from shipwrecks and famous wartime sea captains to countless ordinary citizens. Master stone-cutter Bartlett Adams memorialized the tragedy and triumph of the region in nearly two thousand gravestones. Through deep and original research, Ron Romano narrates the early history of southern Maine and examines the artistry and legacy carved in stone. Includes "Anatomy of a Gravestone" drawn by Holly Doggett, a list of Maine cemeteries surveyed by town, a bibliography and black & white photos throughout. Paperback. 171 pgs.
Absorbing book describes, in detail, farm tools and kitchen implements and how they were made. Includes devices used by curriers, wheelwrights, coopers, blacksmiths, loggers, tanners, coachmakers, and other craftsmen of the pre-industrial age. An informal, expressively written book for cultural historians, woodcrafters, and Americana enthusiasts. 184 black-and-white illustrations. 128 Pgs Paperback
Updated in 2008,this is a compilation of toolmakers working in Maine and the Province of Maine prior to 1900. Including information on the Robert Merchant Wantage Rule, Berwick, Maine, 1720, the oldest signed and dated measuring tool made in Maine. Also early Maine planemkers Joseph Metcalf and Thomas Waterman. 271 pgs. paperback.