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“A Book of Tools” from 1897 was a reference work 0075

A Book of Tools. bound in soft Canvas Cover, sent to any address upon receipt of 25 cents in stamps; or printed on heavier paper, with handsome Cloth Cover, 76 cents.
In ordering this Book kindly address letters to Department "A." WE have reserved these two pages in order to make some little mention of our Metal Workers' Catalogue, which treats of:

TOOLS, MACHINERY, AND SUPPLIES, used by Machinists, Engineers, Blacksmiths,Model Makers, Founders, Moulders, Inventors and Amateurs, in Manufactories, Mills, Mines, etc., etc. If we may be pardoned the conceit, the highest compliment we can pay "A BooK OF Tools " is to state that it is as complete in the lines represented as is this catalogue. In going through "A Book of Tools" the first line is Calipers, followed by Gauges, Speed Indicators, Steel Rules, Wrenches, Pliers, Shears, Files, and Hammers; then come the Blacksmiths' Tools, Anvils and Tools, Upsetters, Forges and Blowers; after these, Drills, Chucks, Drilling Machines, Milling Cutters, Reamers, Taps and Dies, Vises, Dogs, Clamps and Jack Screws ; These are followed by Pipe Fitters' Tools of all kinds, Punching Presses and Punches, Lathes from the small Jewelers' to the ponderous Engine Lathe, weighing many tons, Screw Machines, Lathe Tools, Shapers and Planers, Gear Cutting and Milling Machinery, Emery Wheels and Grinders, Grind Stones, etc., etc.; Then come Nickel Plating Supplies of all kinds, Chemicals, Lacquers, etc., Moulders' Tools and Supplies, Oilers, Valves, Cocks, Steam Whistles, Injectors, etc., etc.;
After this is the line of Engines and Boilers, together with Appliances and Tools, Governors, Indicators, Water Motors, Tube Cutters and Expanders, Steam Pumps, etc., etc.,
Following these, an uncommonly complete line of Hangers, Shafting, Pulleys, Clutches, Couplings, Gears, Link Belt, Chain, Leather and Rubber Belting, Packing and Hose, Factory Supplies, Wheelbarrows, Scales, etc.;

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The next line is Gas Furnaces and Burners, Gasoline Fire Pots, Torches and Lamps, Chain and Rope Hoists, Winches, Cranes, and Carrying Track, Wire Working Machinery. Drop Forgings, etc., etc; Followed by Brass, Copper, Bronze, Aluminum in Wire, in Sheet, Wire Rods and Tubing, Steel Wire and Rods, Spring, Keys and Cotters, Babbit Metal, Solder, Tin; Zinc, and Spelter After this are miscellaneous Supplies, Set and Cap Screws, Thumb Screws, Nuts, Machine Bolts, Patch Bolts, Turn Buckles, Rivets, Nails and Screws.

The remainder of book contains cuts and descriptions of Special Machinery and Supplies of all kinds, and is in some ways the most interesting part of the book. Taken altogether, it will be found amost complete and comprehensive Encyclopedia of Tools, Machinery and Supplies for Metal Workers.