Volume 13 in the Hand Tools in History series explores the iconography (imagery) of early American hand tools as they evolve into the Industrial Revolution’s increased diversity of tool forms. The hand tools illustrated in this volume were selected from the Davistown Museum collection, all of which are cataloged in An Archaeology of Tools (Volume 9 in Hand Tools in History), and from those acquired and often sold by Liberty Tool Company and affiliated stores, collected during 40+ years of “tool picking.” We also include important tools from the private collections of Liberty Tool Company customers and Davistown Museum supporters. This volume is a guide to the hand tools and trades that played key roles in American history. They narrate the story of a cascading series of industrial revolutions which culminate in the age of information technology.
To order a spiral bound copy of Judith Bradshaw Brown’s 2006 Volume 14: Tools Teach: A Guide for Teachers and Students: Pre-school-Secondary, contact the Davistown Museum. We will print and mail your order for $16.00. The spiral bound copy will include material that is not in the pdf version.