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The Milcor Manual - A Data Book on Milcor Materials and Methods : including Engineering Tables, Details, Specifications and General Information Regarding Milcor Stay-Rib and Netmesh Expanded Me
[Metal]. Milwaukee Corrugating Company.

Milwaukee Corrugating Co.: Milwaukee, WI, Quarto, pp 63. Supplement pp 7. b/w photographs, illustrations, and detailed drawings on each page... more

Price: $85.00

Architectural Sheet Metal Ornaments; Catalog B : AIA File No. 12-L
[Metal]. Miller & Doing, Inc.

Miller & Doing, Inc.: Brooklyn, NY, 1920. Folio, pp 64. Richly illustrated, with b/w images on each page.. more

Price: $160.00

Typical Designs of Timber Structures - A Reference for use of Architects and Engineers.
[Structural Engineering]. Timber Engineering Company (TECO).

Timber Engineering Co.: Washington, D.C., 1955. Oblong quarto, pp 123. Structural drawings of truss designs, arches, framing, etc., on each page. TECO Joist and Beam Hangers information and trussed rafter design laid-in... more

Price: $130.00

Miracles in Marble, A Story of Modern Methods Applied to One of America's Oldest Industries.
[Stone]. Vermont Marble Company.

Vermont Marble Co.: Proctor, VT, 12 mo, pp 22. b/w photographs on each page... more

Price: $65.00

Face Brick Bungalow and Small House Plans - 1)Three and Four Room; 2) Five Room; 3) Six Room; 4) Seven- and Eight-Room. 4 Volume Set.
[Pattern Book]. American Face Brick Association.

American Face Brick Assoc.: Chicago, IL, 1923. Small Quarto, pp. 14, 30, 30, 22. Illustrated with 2-toned color perspectives and floor plans... more

Price: $150.00

The Carpenter's New Guide; A Compete Book of Lines for Carpentry and Joinery.
[Carpentry]. Nicholson, Peter.

Grigg, Elliot And Co.: Philadelphia, PA, 1848. Quarto, pp 117. Eighty-three (83) Copper plates.. more

Price: $225.00

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