Guide to the Makers of American Wooden Planes
its initial publication in 1983, A Guide to the Makers
of American Wooden Planes profoundly transformed the emphasis
and direction of tool collecting. Since then, it has been
the definitive guide to American planemakers, from the earliest
individuals who worked before the Revolutionary War to the
last few manufacturers of the twentieth century. Now, after
several years of meticulous research, a new edition of this
extraordinarily influential reference book is available. This
4th edition, completely revised by Tom Elliott, reflects the
tremendous amount of information on planemakers that has come
to light since the last edition. Included are: over 4000 biographical
entries, over 5000 imprints, almost 2700 wedge outlines, and
almost 3000 individual ratings for judging relative scarcity
pages. 8.5 x 11. Paperback. © 2001.
Order Number: AP006............
collector who has wished he could carry the Guide to the
Makers of American Wooden Planes in his pocket at flea
markets, auctions, or estate sales will be happy with this
new Field Guide. Tom Elliott has included all the imprints
(about 4500) from the fourth edition and has added over 550
new imprints. He has also provided all the star ratings shown
before, as well as notations of the names on the planes, whether
the name was for a maker or a hardware dealer, and the geographical
locations and approximate dates for each entry. Although showcased
in a new convenient size, all imprints are shown at their
original sizes; nothing has been scaled down except for the
size of this high-quality, laminated guide.
288 pages, Paperback, B&W, 4.25" x 11", ©
Order Number: AP146............