American Copper & Brass

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Author: Henry Kauffman

Publisher/Date: Thomas Nelson & Sons (c. 1968)    

Format/Condition: Used brown cloth hardcover book with gilt title on cover and spine in Very Good condition: dust jacket is lightly soiled, spot on the front cover, and has edgewear. Dust jacket not price clipped. Dust jacket is in a new clear protective sleeve; photo taken without the sleeve. Binding good; textblock strong; pages clean and unmarked. 288 pages, bibliography, index. Dimensions: 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Illustrated endpapers. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white.  

Description: This book is designed to help the reader to make reasonably positive identification of copper and brass objects, to enrich his knowledge of the way the objects were made and used, and to guide him to a fuller understanding of American Copper and brassware.

Contents include:

·         The Metals-Copper and Brass

·         The Trades-The Coppersmith and the Brass Founder

·         Products of the Coppersmith-kettles, pots and pans, stills, butter churns, sheathing for ships mugs, ladles and skimmers, measures, funnels, basins, coal hods, glue pots, Higley coppers, Weathercocks, engraved plates, etc.

·         Products of the Brass Founder-andirons, bells, gun parts and cannon, molds for casting pewter, furniture brasses, door knockers, skillets, tomahawks, buttons, scientific instruments, balances, sundials, lighting devices, clocks, door locks, etc.

·         William Bailey-A Craftsman

·         Documented list of coppersmiths

·         Documented list of brass founders

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