Item #21501 The Mechanic's Companion, or the Elements and Practice of Carpentry, Joinery, Bricklaying, Masonry, Slaying, Plastering, Painting, Smithing, and Turning, comprehending the latest improvements and containing a full description of The Tools belonging to each branch of business; with copious directions for their use, and an explanation of the terms Used In Each Art; also an Introduction to Practical Geometry. Building Trades, Peter Nicholson.

The Mechanic's Companion, or the Elements and Practice of Carpentry, Joinery, Bricklaying, Masonry, Slaying, Plastering, Painting, Smithing, and Turning, comprehending the latest improvements and containing a full description of The Tools belonging to each branch of business; with copious directions for their use, and an explanation of the terms Used In Each Art; also an Introduction to Practical Geometry.

Philadelphia: James Locken, 1849. Full Leather with some scuffing. Small quarto, pp. 331, indexed, 40 plates by W. S. Barnard depict tools of the trade and instances of joinery, molding, staircases, and bricklaying. Foxing and page discoloration. Good. Item #21501

Covers bricklaying, masonry, slating, plastering, painting, smithing, turning, joinery, and carpentry, with an introduction to practical geometry. A wonderfully practical snapshot of the trades in the first half of the 19th century.

Price: $110.00

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