An Archaeology of Tools

H.G. Brack
1st edition, 2013

Describes the Davistown Museum’s ever-expanding inventory of hand tools, which includes historically important tools from many sources that serve as a primary resource for information about the diversity of tool- and steelmaking strategies and techniques before and during the Industrial Revolution. Also includes tools in the Tools Teach—School Loan Program.

Softcover, 8" x 10"
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Hand Tools in History Publication Series Summary

Volume 9: An Archaeology of Tools contains the ever-expanding list of tools in the Davistown Museum collection, which includes important tools from many sources. The tools in the museum exhibition and school loan program that are listed in Volume 9 serve as a primary resource for information about the diversity of tool- and steelmaking strategies and techniques and the locations of manufacturers of the tools used by American artisans from the colonial period until the late 19th century.

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An Archaeology of Tools: The Tool Collection of the Davistown Museum describes its ever-expanding inventory of hand tools, which includes historically important tools from many sources. The tools in the museum exhibition and Tools Teach education program serve as a primary resource for information about the diversity of tool- and steelmaking strategies and techniques before and during the Industrial Revolution. They provide information about the locations of the manufacturers of the tools used by American artisans from the colonial period until the late 19th century. The museum collection is the source of many of the images included in the publication "Tools Teach: An Iconography of American Hand Tools," which explores the tool forms of early American industries and the classic period of American toolmaking that followed. Many of the tools in the museum collection are also illustrated and discussed in other texts in the museum's "Hand Tools in History" publication series. Most tools are available, often for hands-on inspection, to museum visitors and students participating in the museum's Tools Teach School Tool Loan Program.