Colonial Wrought Iron

Colonial Wrought Iron

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qColonial Wrought Ironq is the authoritative reference of forged iron of the colonial period in America. For the historian, artist, and collector alike this survey will document yesterday and inspire tomorrow. This book shows the wrought iron collection of James C. Sorber in 505 descriptive black-and-white photographs, many of which depict multiple items. The photographs have explanatory captions and dimensions. These items are grouped under five categories: hearth and kitchen, domestic items, tools, hardware, and the Conestoga wagon. The text explains the characteristics and the conditions of the period in which the iron was forged. Readers with an interest in early American wrought iron can be grateful that Sorber has shared his incredible collection of iron masterpieces. Although colonial smiths have long ago laid down their hammers, the quality of their work lives on. Also included is a list of blacksmiths' signatures, qtouch marks, q with the names of items on which they are found. This book is valuable resource tool for the blacksmith involved in making reproduction hardware and related items.This tapering in both width and thickness can be exhausting work on a large piece. After tapering, the barrel or pintle is formed. Recall that each hinge has two sections that must eventually be joined by a common pin. One section is the pintleanbsp;...

Title:Colonial Wrought Iron
Author:Don Plummer
Publisher:Skipjack Press, Inc. - 1999


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