Now at last a comprehensive guide to the fast growing field of antique tool collecting. It describes and illustrates over 700 of the most important tools, emphasizing those which are both available and affordable, and that have visual appeal and historic interest.
Also covered are such practical aspects as:
• Where to find antique tools • How to buy and sell them • Tips on cleaning, restoring, and displaying • Books to read • Clubs and organizations to join • Common and not so common pitfalls to avoid • Materials used in tools
A complete and conveniently organized reference guide that will add immeasurably to your collecting effectiveness and pleasure.