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Colonial Craftsmen And Beginnings Of American Industry Edwin Tunis

Colonial Craftsmen And Beginnings Of American Industry

Edwin Tunis

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ISBN : 9780529034380
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In this book, Edwin Tunis reconstructs the vanished ways of colonial Americas skilled craftsmen. In over 450 meticulous drawings, the artist-author describes the skills, technologies, workshops, town and country trades, and individual and groupMoreIn this book, Edwin Tunis reconstructs the vanished ways of colonial Americas skilled craftsmen. In over 450 meticulous drawings, the artist-author describes the skills, technologies, workshops, town and country trades, and individual and group enterprises by which early Americans forged an economy in the New World. Tunis describes the development of the Kentucky rifle, Conestoga wagon, and iron grillework that still graces houses in some parts of the South. He also shows how colonial trade formed the basis for important modern industries like papermaking, glassmaking, shipbuilding, printing, and metalworking. In many cases, Tuniss own careful research reconstructs the complex equipment that served these enterprises.