Antique Garden Tools and Accessories (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Antique Garden Tools and Accessories (Schiffer Book for Collectors) by Myra Yellin Outwater

Title: Antique Garden Tools and Accessories (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Author: Myra Yellin Outwater
ISBN10: 0764314785
ISBN13: 978-0764314780
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (October 23, 2001)
Language: English
Subcategory: Engineering
Size PDF: 1264 kb
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Rating: 4.3/5
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Pages: 192 pages
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Antique Garden Tools and Accessories (Schiffer Book for Collectors) by Myra Yellin Outwater


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In thousands of years of tilling the soil, we have created a great variety of garden tools to dig, cut scrub, harrow fields, and trim borders. What makes the tools unique, and collectible, is the way function has dictated form, resulting in not only ingenious shapes, but artistic ones. In the 19th and early 20th centuries garden tool catalogs listed hundreds of task-specific tools including dibbers, mattocks, potato hoes, onion hoes, daisy grubbers, claws, weeders, forcers, straighteners, garden row markers, garden reels, rakes, watering cans, water tanks, lawn mowers, lawn rollers, weed whackers, and many many more. This book looks back at two hundred years of garden history, and attempts to identify the tools and accessories that gardeners used, and as much as possible identify their specific functions. With over 750 color photographs, concise captions, and a guide to prices in today's antique marketplace, this is a useful as well as beautiful exploration of garden implements.