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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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Hi Raynette Thanks for pointing out the problem. I corrected the link. Apparently I had pasted in without deleting the first half of the url link. Gary
Herewith the IngramSpark/Bookshop Author ISBN List The process is easy. Add a comment that includes your ISBN(s). I suggest adding the title(s) for verification. Anyone who is a member of the Ingramspark Facebook groups and who has joined the Bookshop.org affiliate program is welcome to participate. For example, my bookshop.org... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Toolemera Press
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Amazon.com for US, UK, CA, EU, AU orders Support Indie Bookstores: Buy Bookshop.org for US orders National Moulding Book: Containing The Latest Styles Of Mouldings • 1899 Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU Bookshop.org • US • Support Indie Bookstores (Affiliate Links) ISBN: 9781087864433 E. L. Parker & Co.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Toolemera Press
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> Download Roseboom_Broom_Supplies_Catalog_1899 Free PDF: c1899 Price List Of W. L. Roseboom & Co. Broom Corn Broom Manufacturers' Supplies. ( 3.6 MB) A rare and unusual trade catalog of broom maker's tools, machinery and supplies. When was the last time you saw such a catalog or even a broom maker... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2020 at Toolemera Press
Primarily for IngramSpark and Lightning Source authors and publisher, yet relevant to most Print On Demand services For Print Production Only. Not specific to eBook production. Both Cover and Interior PDF files for upload should be set to: PDF/x-1a:2001 If saving from a word processing program such as Word or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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One of the most graphic covers on an early 20th century trade catalog, Luther Tool Grinders. Luther Manufacturing Company made what was and continues to be amongst the best hand and foot operated grinders. I've owned various models and, despite their age, all performed flawlessly. Bronze bearings, machined gears, made... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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The Walls We Build, by Jules Hayes Bookshop.org : Supporting Independent Bookstores (affiliate link) Aerio : An Ingram Brand : International Shipping (affiliate link) Book Depository : FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE (affiliate link) (affiliate link) Paperback: 462 pages Publisher: Jukebox Publishing (March 18, 2020) Language: English ISBN-13: 9781916338005 Product Dimensions: 5... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2020 at Toolemera Press
For Print Production Both Cover and Interior PDF files for upload should be set to: PDF/x-1a:2001 If saving from a word processing program such as Word or Pages, files should be Saved As PDF/x-1a:2001 If using Acrobat Pro 9, save the completed file as Postscript and process the Postscript file through Distiller set to PDF/x-1a:2001. If using Acrobat Pro DC, select Output or Save As PDF/x-1a:2001 Once created, a PDF/x-1a:2001 document cannot be edited without repeating either Save As PDF/x-1a:2001 or, if using Acrobat Pro 9, repeating export as Postscript and Distilling. Note that RGB colors will convert to CMYK.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2020 at indieauthorscentral
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The Walls We Build, by Jules Hayes Bookshop.org : Supporting Independent Bookstores (affiliate link) Aerio : An Ingram Brand : International Shipping (affiliate link) Book Depository : FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE (affiliate link) (affiliate link) Paperback: 462 pages Publisher: Jukebox Publishing (March 18, 2020) Language: English ISBN-13: 9781916338005 Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.2 x 8 inches Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds Three Friends. Two Secrets. One Hidden Life. Disastrous choices and heartbreaking consequences, but a love that endures a lifetime. Growing up around Winston Churchill’s country estate in Kent, Frank, Florence and Hilda are inseparable, but when Frank marries Hilda for duty... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2020 at indieauthorscentral
For Print Production Both Cover and Interior PDF files for upload should be set to: PDF/x-1a:2001 If saving from a word processing program such as Word or Pages, files should be Saved As PDF/x-1a:2001 If using Acrobat Pro 9, save the completed file as Postscript and process the Postscript file through Distiller set to PDF/x-1a:2001. If using Acrobat Pro DC, select Output or Save As PDF/x-1a:2001 Once created, a PDF/x-1a:2001 document cannot be edited without repeating either Save As PDF/x-1a:2001 or, if using Acrobat Pro 9, repeating export as Postscript and Distilling. Note that RGB colors will convert to CMYK.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2020 at indieauthorscentral
Hi Joe Apologies for not responding sooner. Thanks for the recommendation. I'll look up your article and add it to my blog. Gary
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Educational Sloyd: The Early Roots Of Manual Training; Doug Stowe, Woodwork 2004: August Issue 66 An interesting article by Doug Stowe relating his experiences in discovering Slojd. In pdf and images. Download W88sloyd (1) Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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Free PDF Download - The Hartford Clamp Co. Trade Catalog c1930 Download Hartford_Clamp_Company_Trade_Catalog Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2020 at Toolemera Press
Hi Corey I got your message through Facebook. To recap, it’s a circa 1900 manual arts education bench and looks to be in original condition. $225-$300 has been average lately.
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For your edification, as a free download PDF: 1938 Edition Price List William Marples & Sons, Limited, Sheffield: Shamrock Brand Tools Download MarplesCat1938 Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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Courtesy of the newly formed Union Manufacturing Company comes this pdf of the original 1905 Iron And Wood Planes trade catalog. Produced by yours truly from the rare and all original trade catalog over which I sweated the details to provide for you, and you only, this PDF for the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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There exists one Christiansen Workbench Co trade catalog: at the Smithsonian Library. Which is a bit far from me. I've emailed the reference desk to find out if a copy can be made and emailed or mailed to me. If you have a copy of a Christiansen Co trade catalog,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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While updating my reprint of the Peter Nicholson's The Student Instructor, soon to be live and in print, I reread the J. Taylor book catalog that had been inserted in the original book. There are books listed by Taylor that I would love to own, to read, or to reprint.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2020 at Toolemera Press
From what I’ve seen to date, the company supplied workbenches to educational institutions and to manufacturing companies. Do you have a photo of the lab bench? I’ld like to add it to this history page. Thanks for the comment Gary Roberts
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Herewith you will find the chapter on the making of the typical 19th and early 20th century tool chest from the inimitable Bernard Jones' The Practical Woodworker: Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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I don't know where or when I found this PDF file of the 1891 Disston saw line as offered by John H. Graham Hardware Co. My guess is that whosoever created it will chime in and I can provide attribution. It's a helpful guide to what was available from that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2019 at Toolemera Press
You’re very welcome. Anything from James Price is scholarly.
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A Museum Curator's & Collector's Guide To English Bitstock Tools by James E. Price. Courtesy of James E. Price is this public domain study of British Bitstocks and Bits. Of note is that early American bitstocks and bits were either based on British designs or were imported from Great Britain.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2019 at Toolemera Press
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Joseph Moxon, he of Mechanick Exercises: The Doctrine Of Handy-Works fame, was not what the woodworking community thinks he was: a Joyner Of Note. Far from it. Moxon was a polymath, aka; Noun, A person of wide-ranging knowledge or learning. He was a map maker, globe maker, scientific instrument maker,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2019 at Toolemera Press
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Courtesy of Andrew Beelen, member of the Facebook group Rhykenology, shared this interesting H. Chapin sash plane: Listed in the Bliven & Meade catalog as a Self-Regulating Screw Arm Handled Sash Plane, it is in truth a double boxed handled sash plane, non-regulating. The heel is stamped Wm. McK. Perry... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2019 at Toolemera Press