Online Catalogue last updated 25th of June 2012
Volume I: Materials, Their Choice, Preparation & Various Modes of Working Them by Charles Holtzapffel.
This book was published in 1843. It covers materials: the combining of woods: how to avoid shrinkage, warping and splitting. Other more exotic materials: bone, shell, ivory, horn, tortoise are described; with explanations on how they are prepared, cut, bent, joined, moulded and inlayed. Also covered are the use of amber, slate, marble, semi-precious and precious stones; the manufacture of cast and malleable iron; forging iron and steel; hardening and tempering; metal alloys most often used; casting and rounding; joining and rolling sheet metal; the various methods of soldering; and much more, 300 illustrations.
Code No. 007212, 480 pages, ISBN 1879335468, $63.00