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Barnard, Charles.  Tools and machines. New York: Silver, Burdett & Co., [1903]. 12mo (19 cm, 7.5"). 164 pp.; illus.

History and (then) current uses of various essential tools, such as the hammer, chisel, and saw. Barnard makes a strong argument for continuing education on the uses of various tools, saying "the boy who can drive a nail true and straight . . . or the girl who can copy a thousand words on a typewriter without a mistake is a better boy or a better girl than any of the poor, helpless creatures who have that queer, old-fashioned idea that it is beneath them to do so fine a thing as work." The volume is => illustrated with a black and white frontispiece and many smaller, in-text illustrations displaying the tool examined in each chapter.
        Provenance: On front pastedown in blue ink, "School District No. 1 Form of Davenport." A black number 36 is also inked in the corner.

Publisher's grey-blue cloth with black lettering to front board and spine, yellow and black torch, gear, and hammer decoration to front board and blind-stamp to rear one; rubbing to boards and edges,staining and a light patch to front board. Page edges foxed (not the pages themselves), and very minor and occasional soiling or staining to interior. => An interesting production in a copy sturdy and "decent" despite "school" provenance.  (37514)   Please RESHELVE This.

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