Carriage Maker's Guide
Clark, G. W. The carriage maker's & painter's "guide" ... Buffalo, NY: Haas & Kelley, 1870.
Everything one needs to know to set up and operate a business painting
carriages is contained within this pamphlet's 48 pages: arranging the
shop, tools, preparation of paints, pigments, and varnishes, common
decoration styles (including "Boston style: body dark green, running
parts vermillion"), what to charge, etc. At end are ten pages of ads and
a directory of suppliers in New York State.
Purchased on eBay. Lapidus Gift Fund.
--David Whitesell, Curator of Books
"One day I am visited by a collector of ordination sermons; the next, by
a collector of 4th of July orations; then comes a collector of geography;
another wants religious newspapers; another wants every book printed in
New York before 1700. I accommodate myself to all; for I want every thing
and collect every thing, and I have more zeal than the whole of them: and
in this way I am kept very busy."
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3rd Librarian of AAS