Hobbies & Leisure / Hobbies & Interests -General / The Amateur Mechanic by Bernard Jones  editor Bernard Jones  editor Waverley Book Co Ltd: complete set of four red cloth hardcovers with gilt lettering and decoration to spines: undated but  circa 1920: each volume approximately 6 .5 x 1x 9 inches tall: Synopsis: A heavily illlustrated four volume set of The Amateur Mechanic - a Practical Guide for the Handyman  specially prepared for subscribers . A collection of instructive articles written by assorted experts described as a '  New, enlarged edition rearranged and entirely reset, with thousands of photographs and drawings'.  Contents and Condition: Volume 1, 384 pages.  Contents include: -- woodworking, riveting boots, china restoring, fitting a workshop, chair repairing, easy bookbinding, renovating barometers, repairing water taps, making hearthrugs from cloth strips, metal fretwork, electro silver and nickel plating, re- upholstering , making a hay -box, taxidermy, overhauling a lawnmower, house painting, etc.  Condition: cover edges rubbed: endpapers and some contents slightly tanned.  Volume 2, 384 pages.  Contents include : -- picture mounting framing and hanging, clock cleaning and repairing, re-pinning brooches, piano repairs, re-hooping a cask, using hacksaws, casting metal, making hand-sewn boots, lighting a bucket fire, rubberstamp making, curing  dry rot in floors, mounting photographs, glass blowing and working, Emery discs bobs and wheels, Ink making, netting, repairing pocket knives and penknives, miniature electric lighting, overhauling engines, stepladders, cleaning and preserving leather backs, micrometers: how to make and use, set painting for amateur theatricals, making and erecting tents, leaded glass work etc.  etc.  Condition: slight indentation and wear to cover edges: endpapers foxed.  Volume 3, 384 pages.  Contents include: -- fitting and repairing locks, building model aeroplanes, paper hanging, cleaning and repairing watches, repairing boots, simple wood turning, making a mattress, wood inlaying, making celluloid varnish, cleaning and restoring paintings, electrode typing, making an air gas plant, making rustic furniture for the garden, French polishing, renovating a grandfather clock, simple bricklaying, bent ironwork, testing metals by touchtone, treillage and trellis work, plaster casting etc. etc.  Volume 4, 396 pages including index.  Contents include: -- wireless telegraphy, metal turner's lathes and accessories,  camara making, varnishing and staining, stencil making and stencilling, metal turning, making walking sticks, typewriter adjustments and repairs, basket and wickerwork, tiling,  gramophone construction, motor car and motorcycle charts, high-class brushes and how to make them, charging accumulators, preparing and reading working drawings, screw cutting, metal spinning, building model racing yachts, household electric light repairs, constructing workshops, poultry houses etc, overhauling and adjusting motorcars, metal drilling tools -- how to use , building a portable span roof greenhouse, constructing furniture and fitments, etc. etc.  Condition: area of discoloration to  back cover: endpapers foxed.  All volumes have some lightly tanned pages. Please note Shipping Surcharge will apply used books
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  • Book Title: The Amateur Mechanic
  • Author: Bernard Jones editor
  • ISBN: MW0019563241
  • Publisher: Waverley Book Company
  • Year Published: unstated circa 1920
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