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Metalwork

Crafts:Metalwork

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Metalwork, Adam, Hugh M and Evans, James H
1 Adam, Hugh M and Evans, James H Metalwork
Edward Arnold 1939 Third Edition Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
A reading copy, a well used hardback which has been crudely repaired internally and externally with tape at the spine. Not a pretty sight, but the contents are complete and the book probably has a few years of use left in it. viii + 336 pages, colour plate and 192 text illustrations, glossary, index 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Manual on cutting of metals: single point lathe tools, Alford, L. P. et al
2 Alford, L. P. et al Manual on cutting of metals: single point lathe tools
USA The American Society of Mechanical Engineers 1939 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Clean hardback tightly bound in maroon fake leather with gilt titles, endpapers foxed, page edges tanned, annotations on front endpaper. 320 pages, tables, bibliography, index 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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3 Anon 4 Canning handbooks: Handbook on silver plating and gilding, with, Handbook on nickel, copper and chromium plating, with, Handbook on silver plating, gilding, lacquering and bronzing, with, Canning handbook on polishing
Birmingham W. Canning & Co. Ltd 1959 Reprint Softcover Good 
4 clean and tightly bound paperbacks, all appear little used. 3 are extracts from the Canning handbook on electroplating. Silver plating and gilding: reprint from the 19th edition, stapled spine, card covers partly tanned, no inscriptions. 36 pages, illustrations in the text & on plates, index. Nickel, copper and chromium plating: reprinted with revisions from the 19th edition, 1962, spine creased and pulled at bottom, no inscriptions. 164 pages, photos in the text, index. Handbook on silver plating, gilding, lacquering and bronzing: reprinted with revisions from the 20th edition, 1969, glossy covers curled at edges, name and date on title page. 74 pages, photos in the text, index. Polishing: 20th edition, 1964, laminate chipping on glossy covers, no inscriptions. 104 pages, photos in the text, index 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Bench vice and floor work; erecting; shop hints; toolmaking; gauges and gauge making; dies and die making; jigs and jig making., Anon
4 Anon Bench vice and floor work; erecting; shop hints; toolmaking; gauges and gauge making; dies and die making; jigs and jig making.
International Correspondence School 1905 Reprint Hardcover Good 
Clean hardback tightly bound in brown leather effect cloth, rubbed at corners, internally has a publishers stamp and a name/date (1915) on the title page, otherwise unmarked. Around 350 - 400 pages (pagination is all over the shop, as is usual with these books), illustrations throughout, index. Heavy book 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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5 Anon Buck & Hickman: general catalogue of tools and supplies 1953
Buck & Hickman 1953 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Clean hardback bound in red cloth with gilt titles. Binding shaken, boards rubbed and worn, no inscriptions. lxiv + 1268 pages, photos and illustrations in the text, index 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Calvert's mechanics' year book 1941, Anon
6 Anon Calvert's mechanics' year book 1941
Altrincham Sherratt & Hughes 1941 66th edition Softcover Very Good 
Clean and tightly bound paperback original, no inscriptions, appears little used. 160 pages, b/w illustrations in the text 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Calvert's mechanics' year book 1942, Anon
7 Anon Calvert's mechanics' year book 1942
Altrincham Sherratt & Hughes 1942 First Edition Softcover Poor 
Paperback original, pictorial paper covers, stapled spine, front cover chipped and creased, spine, rear cover and last 2 pages missing, no inscriptions. 156 pages, illustrations and tables in the text 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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8 Anon G. A. Dunball Ltd.: a catalogue of engineers' tools
Romford G. A. Dunball Ltd 1965 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Clean, large format hardback tightly bound in gold cloth with black titles, spine titles faded, cloth has minor rubbing at corners and top edge, no inscriptions. 160 pages, photos in the text, index. Undated but appears to be mid 1960s 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Mechanics Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal and Gazette: January 1st - June 25th 1842, volume 36, Anon
9 Anon The Mechanics Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal and Gazette: January 1st - June 25th 1842, volume 36
J. C. Robertson 1842 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Hardback tightly bound in green quarter cloth over grey paper covered boards, paper spine label, boards shelfworn at corners, no inscriptions, pages uncut. 512 pages, hundreds of engravings 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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10 Anon Willcox's engineering supplies catalogue
W. H. Willcox & Co. Ltd. 1930 Ninth Edition; Reprint Hardcover Fair 
Clean hardback bound in red cloth with gilt titles, cloth worn at edges with short splits at spine, name on both pastedowns and pencil notes on second front endpaper re possible date of publication. 560 pages, photos on plates, illustrations in the text, index. Undated but pictures certainly pre WW2. Heavy book so additional postage may be requested 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Alfred Herbert small tools and machine shop accessories catalogue, Anon.
11 Anon. Alfred Herbert small tools and machine shop accessories catalogue
Alfred Herbert Ltd. 1938 Tenth Edition Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
Clean hardback tightly bound in worn paper covered boards with repaired splits at spine, pages rippled, waterstaining to endpapers, company stamp on front board, in text and on both endpapers. 608 pages, photos & illustrations in the text, Undated but appears to be late 1930s 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Aluminium alloys: catalogue, Anon.
12 Anon. Aluminium alloys: catalogue
The Eyre Smelting Company 1955 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Clean, glossy, loose leaf sheets in a studded and stapled binding of black card which is rubbed at corners and spine ends, no inscriptions. 40 pages. Undated but appears mid 1950s 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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C. W. Burton, Griffiths & Co. catalogue: Pittler turrets. Pin and stud machines. Full automatics. Semi-automatic chucking machines., Anon.
13 Anon. C. W. Burton, Griffiths & Co. catalogue: Pittler turrets. Pin and stud machines. Full automatics. Semi-automatic chucking machines.
C. W. Burton, Griffiths & Co. 1930 First Edition Hardcover Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Clean softback tightly bound in blue cloth with gilt titles, cloth has minor rubbing at corners, creased at bottom front corner, remains of labels on both covers, slight rippling to bottom edge and some colour has leached from page edges to last 60 pages, decorated endpapes, no inscriptions. 280 pages, illustrations throughout. No date but must be pre WW2 as importing Pittler tools from Leipzig 
Price: 32.00 GBP
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14 Anon. Corts of Leicester tools catalogue: Autumn 1957
Leicester Corts Ltd. 1957 New edition Softcover Fair 
Paperback catalogue, covers grubby, cut to front cover (now neatly repaired with archival tape), staples rusty; has a hole at the top left corner with a loop of string threaded through for suspension. 108 pages, many illustrations, index 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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15 Anon. Dormer twist drills, reamers, & small tools: catalogue number 11
Sheffield Sheffield Twist Drill And Steel Company Limited 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Clean hardback tightly bound in red cloth with gilt titles, rounded corners, phone number on title page otherwise no inscriptions. Two price lists are in a pocket at the rear - dated July 1956 and December 1957 - along with a stock list for milling cutters dated September 1958. 286 pages, illustrations throughout, index. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Elite (Astra) tool grinding machine, model AR5-E and AR5-E/ET. Operation & maintenance instructions, Anon.
16 Anon. Elite (Astra) tool grinding machine, model AR5-E and AR5-E/ET. Operation & maintenance instructions
Italy Elite Engineering 1965 First Edition Softcover Good 
Larger format paperback, blue card covers with red spine, covers have edgewear, no inscriptions. 22 pages, illustrations in the text. Date is an educated guess - this manual was issued with machine no. 4799, if that helps.... 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Handbook on electro-plating, polishing, lacquering, burnishing, enamelling, Anon.
17 Anon. Handbook on electro-plating, polishing, lacquering, burnishing, enamelling
W. Canning & Co. 1918 Seventh Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Clean hardback tightly bound in black cloth with gilt titles, cloth has minor rubbing at corners, no inscriptions. 254 pages, many illustrations in the text 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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18 Anon. Parker, Winder & Achurch Ltd. Catalogue
Birmingham Parker, Winder & Achurch Ltd. 1922 New edition Hardcover Fair with No dust jacket as issued 
Larger format catalogue, loose leaf in thick paper-covered boards, dark brown cloth covered spine. Contents and cover affected by damp storage, some discoloration and minor surface loss to a few pages, suppliers label to front pastedown has been partially removed (and now looks a mess!). Date is an informed guess, by reference to their London showrooms having just opened, and adverts for Great War memorials. [xiv] + 146 pages + 50 page price list, hundreds of illustrations. Heavy book, about 1.5kg packed weight 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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19 Anon. Stanley Tools Catalogue no. 26
Sheffield Stanley Tools 1957 New edition Softcover Fair 
Paperback catalogue, covers rather grubby, staples rusty but holding well; has a hole at the top left corner with a loop of string threaded through for suspension. 30 pages, many illustrations 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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20 Anon. Stanley Tools Catalogue no. 26
Sheffield Stanley Tools 1957 New edition Softcover Fair 
Paperback catalogue, covers grubby, staples rusty; has a hole at the top left corner with a loop of string threaded through for suspension. 30 pages, many illustrations 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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