Sears House Designs of the Thirties by Sears, Roebuck and Co. 68 Sears-designed homes display handsome exterior and interior views — with vestibules, breakfast alcoves, massive chimneys, unusual roof lines, and other attractive features. Over 200 black-and-white illustrations.
Sears Modern Homes, 1913 by Sears, Roebuck and Co. Reproduced from a rare edition, this book features 112 designs for homes of "comfort and refinement," with external views, floor plans, and other details. 400 illustrations.
The Most Popular Homes of the Twenties by William A. Radford, Daniel D. Reiff Based on a rare 1925 catalog, this architectural showcase features floor plans, construction details, and photos of 26 homes, plus articles on entrances, porches, garages, and more. 250 illustrations, 21 color plates.
Country Tools and How to Use Them by Percy W. Blandford Profusely illustrated guide to early tools and their functions depicts and describes scores of devices — from hammers, planes, and saws to tools for blacksmithing, weaving, and baking.
A Museum of Early American Tools by Eric Sloane Describes scores of tools and the wooden and metal artifacts made with them. Covers farm and kitchen implements, as well as the tools of curriers, blacksmiths, and other craftsmen. 184 black-and-white illustrations.
A Museum of Early American Tools by Eric Sloane Fascinating look by noted historian at devices used by wheelwrights, coopers, blacksmiths, and other craftsmen of the pre-industrial age. Deluxe hardcover edition features 184 accurate, engaging illustrations by the author.
The Tools that Built America by Alex W. Bealer Fascinating story of early American woodworking enthusiastically describes and clearly illustrates a wide array of axes, saws, planes, hammers, and other implements used by frontiersmen. Over 200 drawings and photographs.
Turn-of-the-Century Farm Tools and Implements by Henderson & Co. Nearly 700 illustrations advertise items for garden, farm, lawn, stable, household, and more, including butter printers, cast-iron field rollers, broadcast seeders, corn harvesters and huskers, root cutters, cider mills, veterinary remedies, and more.
American Barns and Covered Bridges by Eric Sloane Lovingly written book, accompanied by the author's own sketches, depicts Maine-styled barns attached to houses, an "open" log barn in Virginia, a 2,088-foot covered bridge at Clark's Ferry, Pennsylvania, and a host of other structures.
A Reverence for Wood by Eric Sloane Delightfully illustrated book remarks expansively on the resourcefulness of early Americans in their use of wood — from making furniture, tools, and buildings to such by-products as charcoal.
Camp-Lore and Woodcraft by Daniel C. Beard Easy-to-follow advice for boys and girls on building campfires; packing, saddling, and mounting a horse; choosing a campsite, pitching a tent, cutting down a tree, chopping wood, and much more. 377 black-and-white illustrations.
Birdhouses and Feeders by G. Barquest, S. Craven, R. Ellarson Clear illustrations and step-by-step instructions show how to build 30 homes and feeders for our feathered and furry friends. Includes structures for wrens, bluebirds, owls, robins, squirrels, titmice, more.
Easy-to-Build Birdhouses by Charles Self Illustrated with more than 175 photos, 12 elegant but uncomplicated projects come with diagrams as well as everything you need to know about construction, from dimensions to tools.
Making Birdhouses: Easy and Advanced Projects by Gladstone Califf, Leon H. Baxter Easy-to-follow instructions include diagrams for everything from a one-room house for bluebirds to a forty-two-room structure for purple martins. 56 plates; 4 figures.
Action Whirligigs: 25 Easy-to-Do Projects by Anders S. Lunde Easy-to-follow instructions and measured drawings for creating 25 charming little wind-driven toys — from the simple Baking a Pie whirligig to the Woman at the Computer to various weathervanes. For all levels of ability.
Easy-to-Make Whirligigs by Anders S. Lunde Complete patterns and instructions for 30 charming, wind-driven toys: Signaling Trainman, Flying Puffin, Colonial Dame, many more. Only inexpensive materials and a few tools needed. 113 illustrations.
Making Animated Whirligigs by Anders S. Lunde More than two dozen traditional and original models of the wind-powered toys known as whirligigs appear in this how-to manual. Easy-to-follow instructions, detailed illustrations.
Whimsical Whirligigs and How to Make Them by Anders S. Lunde Complete directions and patterns for creating Danny the Dinosaur, Doctor Doolittle, Johnny Appleseed, Dancing Sailor, Coo-Coo Bird, and over 25 other delightful projects.
How to Make Mission Style Lamps and Shades by Popular Mechanics Co. Popular 1911 manual offers complete designs and instructions for making 18 authentic Mission lighting fixtures: chandeliers, reading lamps, droplights, desk lamps, dome fixtures, more. Over 75 working drawings, diagrams and figures.
Precise, factual guide for home restorers and nostalgia buffs provides descriptions, dimensions, prices, and nearly 300 illustrations of window frames, sashes, doors, blinds, mouldings, stair work, mantels, embossed and cut glass, brackets, scrollwork, wood drapery, balustrades, pew ends, pulpits, and much more.
Reprint of Combined Book of Sash, Doors, Blinds, Mouldings, Stair Work, Mantels, and All Kinds of Interior and Exterior Finish, Rand, McNally & Company, Chicago, 1893.
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