THE CARRIAGE TRIMMERS' MANUAL

THE CARRIAGE TRIMMERS' MANUAL
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Written in 1881 by William N. FitzGerald, a veteran of the carriage industry, this was the most comprehensive addition to trade literature on the subject at the time of its publication. Rare, hard-to-find and long out of circulation, it is now back in print to inspire a new generation of carriage enthusiasts. Provides descriptive text and illustrations of numerous carriage interiors: from the everyday model to those suited for royalty. Furthermore, the book describes the complexity of materials—leathers, silks, laces—and range of skills (upholstering, tufting, stitching and binding, cutting enameled leathers, making leather sockets, welting, fabric selection, etc.) required for this branch of the carriage trade. It also includes recipes for cleaning, oiling and blacking leather, polishing metals and restoring ivory, among others.

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