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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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The Langdon Mitre (Miter) Box Company Langdon Mitre Box Co. 1 Langdon Mitre Box Co. 2 Langdon Mitre Box Co. 3 Langdon Mitre Box Co. 4 Langdon Mitre Box Co. 5 Langdon Mitre Box Co. 6 Langdon Mitre Box Co. 7 Langdon Mitre Box Co. 8 Langdon Mitre Box Co.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Toolemera Press
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Ohio Tool Company Billheads Ohio Tool Company Billhead 1911 Ohio Tool Company Billhead 1904 Ohio Tool Company Billhead 1913 Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Toolemera Press
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Price List Of Planes. Made And Sold For Home Consumption & Exportation By Joseph Clark Plane-Maker Near The Nun-Gate Newcastle Regulated By The Trade, Aug. 1816 The original of this single sheet price list of wooden planes is held by the Tyne & Weare Archives. PDF of original images and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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Book Label of Edumund Cullis of Gloucester, England, from Peter Nicholson's Instructor, 1815 edition. Cullis may very well have been a later owner of this important Nicholson text. Book Label Edmund Cullis This Book Belongs To Edmund Cullis, Gloucester. If thou are borrowed by a friend, Right Welcome shall he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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I'm not sure who made this breast drill, but it certainly was manufactured. Pardon the slightly blurry images. I sold this a few years ago and these are the only images on file: early breast drill 1 early breast drill 2 early breast drill 3 early breast drill 4 early... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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Instructor Jointed Toys For Coloring, Cut Out And Construction Work, by Bess Bruce Cleaveland • 1920 Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU (Affiliate Link) ISBN: 9781522942894 Instructor Jointed Toys For Coloring, Cut Out And Construction Work, by Bess Bruce Cleaveland, 1920: Books 1 & 2. Bess Bruce Cleaveland was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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C. E. Jennings & Co. Manufacturers Of Mechanics Tools And Hardware Specialists • 1901 Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU (Affiliate Link) ISBN: 9781535133142 C. E. Jennings & Co. Trade Catalog, August 1, 1901. The Charles E. Jennings company operated from 1878 until 1923 with offices in New York,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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C. Hammond & Son Trade Catalogue: Manufacturers Of Edge Tools And Hammers • 1910 Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU (Affiliate Link) ISBN: 9781530148684 C. Hammond & Son, Manufacturers Of Edge Tools And Hammers, Ogontz, PA., U. S. A., 1910. Trade Catalog Charles Hammond manufactured edge tools and hammers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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A Treatise On Files And Rasps • Nicholson File Co. • 1878 Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU (Affiliate Link) ISBN: 9781534685697 A Treatise On Files And Rasps, Descriptive And Illustrated: For The Use of Master Mechanics, Dealers, &c.; In Which The Kinds Of Files In Most Common Use,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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The Student's Instructor In Drawing And Working The Five Orders Of Architecture 1815 Peter Nicholson Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU Bookshop.org • US • Support Indie Bookstores (Affiliate Links) ISBN: 9780989747721 The Student's Instructor In Drawing And Working The Five Order's Of Architecture, by Peter Nicholson, 1815 Peter... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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The New England Farrier • 1826 Paul Jewett of Rowley, Ma Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU Bookshop.org • US • Support Indie Bookstores (Affiliate Links) ISBN: 9780989747769 The New England Farrier: A Compendium Of Farriery, In Four Parts; By Paul Jewett of Rowley, MA. 1826. First published in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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The Painter, Gilder, And Varnisher's Companion • 1850 Henry Carey Baird, Philadephia Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU Bookshop.org • US • Support Indie Bookstores (Affiliate Links) ISBN: 9780982532942 The Painter, Gilder, and Varnisher's Companion: Containing Rules and Regulations in Everything Relating to the Arts of Painting, Gilding, Varnishing,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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Furniture Making: Advanced Projects In Woodwork • 1912 Ira S. Griffith Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU ISBN: 9781523275014 (Amazon Publishing) Bookshop.org • US • Support Indie Bookstores ISBN: 9780983150015 (IngramSpark) (Affiliate Links) FURNITURE MAKING: ADVANCED PROJECTS IN WOODWORK by Ira S. Griffith 1912 features the furniture and accessories... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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Working Drawings Of Colonial Furniture • 1922 Frederick J. Bryant Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU Bookshop.org • US • Support Indie Bookstores (Affiliate Links) ISBN: 9780982532959 Working Drawings Of Colonial Furniture by Frederick J. Bryant 1922 "Because of the increasing demand for woodworking projects embracing the designs of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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Wood Carving: A Carefully Graduated Course • 1896 Joseph Phillips Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU Bookshop.org • US • Support Indie Bookstores (Affiliate Links) ISBN: 9780983150084 WOOD CARVING by John Phillips 1896 was published "...to fill a long-felt want for a graduated course of exercises, these being suggested... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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A Manual Of Wood-Carving • 1891 Charles G. Leland, Revised By John J. Holtzapffel Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU Bookshop.org • US • Support Indie Bookstores (Affiliate Links) ISBN: 9780983150053 A Manual of Wood Carving, by Charles G. Leland, revised by John J. Holtzapffel, 1891, was a highly... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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How To Join Mouldings: Or, The Art Of Mitring & Coping • 1892 Owen B. Maginnis Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU Bookshop.org • US • Support Indie Bookstores ISBN: 9780982532966 (Amazon Publishing & Bookshop/Ingram) (Affiliate Links) How To Join Mouldings: Or, The Arts Of Mitring And Coping by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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Our Workshop & The Lathe And How To Use It • 1866-1867 Temple Thorold Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU Bookshop.org • US • Support Indie Bookstores (Affiliate Links) ISBN: 9781087819426 "It is our intention to notice many things, however trivial, that may in any way serve to enlighten... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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Cabinet Construction • 1936 J. C. S. Brough Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU ISBN: 9781522984689 (Amazon Publishing) Bookshop.org • US • Support Indie Bookstores ISBN: 9780983150022 (Bookshop/ Ingram) (Affiliate Links) "This book deals exhaustively and in a thoroughly practical way with all methods of cabinet construction. Each detail... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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Woodwork Joints: How They Are Set Out And Where Used • 1926 William Fairham Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU ISBN: 9781519715173 (Amazon Publishing) Bookshop.org • US • Support Indie Bookstores ISBN: 9780982532973 (Bookshop/Ingram) (Affiliate Links) "To be successful in woodwork construction the possession of two secrets is essential... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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Woodwork Tools And How To Use Them • 1922 William Fairham Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU Bookshop.org • US • Support Indie Bookstores (Affiliate Links) ISBN: 9780982532997 "...to know just how to handle and manipulate the saw or the plane or the chisel to effect the desired result... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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The Complete Cabinet Maker And Upholsterer's Guide • 1829 J. Stokes Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU Bookshop.org • US • Support Indie Bookstores (Affiliate Links) ISBN: 9780983150046 The Complete Cabinet Maker And Upholsterer's Guide, by J. Stokes, was in continuous publication from the first London edition of 1829... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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Carpentry Made Easy; Or, The Science And Art of Framing • 1858 William E. Bell Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU Bookshop.org • US • Support Indie Bookstores (Affiliate Links) ISBN: 9780989747783 CARPENTRY MADE EASY; OR, THE SCIENCE AND ART OF FRAMING, was written by William E. Bell of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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Fret Sawing For Pleasure And Profit • 1877 Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU Bookshop.org • US • Support Indie Bookstores (Affiliate Links) ISBN: 9781087809496 Fret Sawing For Pleasure And Profit, first published in 1877 by Henry T. Williams, New York, NY. Introductory essay by Gary Roberts on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2020 at Toolemera Press
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The Art And Craft Of Cabinet-Making • 1891 David Denning Amazon.com • US, UK, CA, EU, AU Bookshop.org • US • Support Indie Bookstores (Affiliate Links) ISBN: 9780982532980 The Art And Craft Of Cabinet-Making: A Practical Handbook To The Construction Of Cabinet Furniture; The Use Of Tools, Formation Of Joints,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2020 at Toolemera Press