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Welcome to our Web site! We specialize in materials for building professionals, and in "things German"

Concurrent with the Cape Ann Museum's Exhibit, we are selling a limited number of the exhibition catalog: Gloucester 3 Visions Vincent/Weaver/Gorvett Cape Ann Museum Oct 24, 2015 - Feb 28, 2016; Including One Signed Original Woodcut by Don Gorvett, Each Catalog signed by Don Gorvett and Jeff Weaver on the colophon page. Limited edition of 300, each numbered. It is a gorgeously produced and well written exhibition catalog of these three exceptional Cape Ann artists. (17305)    $40.00

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Featured Item
Pabco Pattern Book, 1933-34 (Flooring Finishes).
[Flooring]. The Paraffine Companies.

Paraffine Co., Inc.: San Francisco, 1933. Small octavo, pp 64. Color illustrations on each page... more

Price: $60.00

To-days Designs of Small Homes, "New Ideas by Small Home Architects' : Largest Distributors of Lumber and Building Materials in New England
[Pattern Book]. Nationwide House Plan Service.

Nationwide House Plan Service: Providence, RI, 1941. Quarto, pp 36. Sepia toned perspective renderings and floor plans on each page, including panoramic perspective views of the streets in the neighborhood... more

Price: $75.00

Concrete Masonry Pictorial, Vol. 8, No. 4.
[Masonry]. National Concrete Masonry Association.

NCMA: Chicago, IL, nd ca 1952. Quarto, pp 15. b/w photographs on each page... more

Price: $40.00

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Asbestos Flexboard For the Farm.
[Building Materials]. Johns-Manville.

Johns-Manville: New York, nd ca 1939. Quarto, pp 14. b/w photographs and construction details on each page... more

Price: $25.00

Metals in America's Historic Buildings : Uses and Preservation Treatments
[Metal]. Gayle, Margot and David W. Look; John G. Waite.

U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service, Technical Preservation Services Division: Washington DC, 1980. Quarto, pp. 170. Includes Notes and Bibliography. Richly illustrated with b/w photos. .. more

Price: $40.00

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