Volume 20/1 in the series
Tools are found in the collection holdings of most museums of history and culture. They reflect the work and handcraft of past centuries. Defining tools and their function always presents a challenge as a result of their diverse tasks or special uses.
This fully illustrated compendium deals with three groups of tools, and explains their use and history: axes and hatchets; files, rasps, and scrapers; and picks, hooks, rakes, and hoes. The book thus proves to be an indispensable resource for inventorying collection objects and is simultaneously a knowledgeable compendium for everyone who is interested in historical and modern types and forms of hand tools.