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Gary Roberts
North Carolina
Bookman, Ephemerist, Antiquarian, Retired Librarian
Interests: antiquarian books, vintage, ephemera, antique tools, art pottery, interesting old stuff, libraries, publishing, independent publishing
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My apologies for the delay. While most Slojd and Manual Arts texts were intended for instructors, there are some that are applicable to student use and a few intended for students. I’ll put together a list of Internet Archive links. Is this for your use or for use in a classroom? Gary
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The Teacher's Hand-Book Of Slöjd, by Otto Salomon 1891 The essential introduction to Slöjd, or Sloyd. The Teacher's Hand-Book Of Slöjd, by Otto Salomon, was the primary teacher training text for the instructor of Slöjd based education at the Nääs School in Sweden. Slöjd, developed by Salomon, combines craft, creativity... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2019 at Toolemera Press
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Without a doubt, this is a printer's proof of a c1828 trade card. c1828 William Betts, From Sheffield, Manufacturer Of Saws Of Every Description. Ladies Elastic Busks of all kinds. No. 10 Court Ludgate Hill, Birmingham. Original and uncut Trade Card Printers Proof. The only Betts trade card or printers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2019 at Toolemera Press
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At first I thought this was a trade card printers proof. That last time I researched this one, I came up empty. Not so now. This is an unused label for a druggist & chemists proprietary concoction of the sort typical of the early 19th century apothecary. Farriers' Liniment Label... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2019 at Toolemera Press
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Herewith the complete though well worn 1858 trade catalog of The Baldwin Tool Co.: Illustrated Catalogue And Price List Of The Baldwin Tool Co's Premium Bench Planes And Moulding Tools: Also, A List of Boy's And Gentlemen's Tool Chests, And Superior Plane Irons, From W & S Butcher's Extra Cast... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Toolemera Press
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Update 6/16/2019: This tintype is now up for auction on Ebay A few years ago the curator of the Yale Music Collection contacted me about using a tintype from my collection in their upcoming gallery exhibition. Needless, I agreed. The tintype is a favorite of mine. The tintype is of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at Toolemera Press
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1867 Auburn Tool Co., 50 Owasco Street, Auburn, N.Y. Price List Of Bench Planes. The Auburn Tool Co. sub-contracted much of it's plane making to the New York State prison system. For a history of the Auburn Tool Co., see the Davistown Museum history. 1867 Auburn Tool Co. Price List... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at Toolemera Press
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