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Inhaltsangabe: In the 1800-1840 period, Pittsburgh was the "Gateway to the West," and there was more planemaking activity there than in many of the more publicized New England and east coast cities. This informative, thoroughly researched book, provides new insights into the lives of early 19th century planemakers in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area -- America's first major inland industrial center. Prine describes the roles these respected tradesmen played in their communities and how they compteted with each other to dominate the market. Included among the planemakers were a professor of music, a captain in the militia, a runaway apprentice from Connecticut, an inventor, and a justice of the peace. The author has also uncovered new information, not previously published in books, about planemakers in Baltimore, MD, and Cincinnati, OH, and the first recorded Canadian planemakers who came from England by way of Pittsburgh. The book reports the discovery of several previously unknown planemakers from the Western Pennsylvania area. Included are brief histories of all the Pittsburgh hardware firms that imprinted their marks on the planes they sold. With 80 outstanding full-color and black and white photos of planes, as well as numerous copies of newspaper and directory ads, estate inventories, apprenticeship papers, and patent drawings, this book sets a new standard for research and writing about regional planemakers.
Beautifully done, with superb photography, it intrigues ... the avid plane collector [and those] interested in the history of our country. -- The Tool Shed
This book will prove to be a valuable resource and important addition to every serious tool collector's library. -- The Chronicle
Buchbeschreibung Astragal Pr, 2000. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 936340061
Buchbeschreibung Astragal Pr, 2000. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110936340061