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Carriage Maker's Guide

Clark, G. W. The carriage maker's & painter's "guide" ... Buffalo, NY: Haas & Kelley, 1870.

The carriage 
maker 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

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