Rare 1911 Book of Hand-Forging By Thomas F Googerty

Rare 1911 Book of Hand-Forging By Thomas F Googerty

Code: boan00018tf


Product Description


ARTIFACT: This is a Rare 1911 Book of Hand-Forging By Thomas F Googerty.

Written as a text book by Thomas Francis Googerty one hundred years ago at the end of the horse drawn era and begining of the modern industrial era. Googerty was born in Pontiac, Michigan about 1863 to a barely literate Irish immigrant family. He taught blacksmithing at Illinois State Reformatory starting about 1889. In 1938 the Chicago Daily News captioned a front page story about Tom Googerty with the phrase, "Iron Worker With Dreams Helps Forge Men at Pontiac." 

Beginning in 1910, Googerty spent seven years at University of Wisconsin-Stout teaching forge work. Googerty wrote several books on metalworking and received both national and international prizes for his artwork. At the time of his death in 1945, Googerty was described as one of the nation's greatest craftsmen in decorative wrought iron work. Book is small it covers a lot of ground by keeping to the subject and not over explaining details. This has been a standard blacksmiths' reference for a century.

VINTAGE: Circa 1911's.

SIZE: Approximately 5=1/2" x 8-1/8"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Paper, cloth-covered.

ATTACHMENT: Glued binding.


ITEM NOTES: This is from a reference book collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VEX18 LAAEX05/19 PSLABEX07/02/19

CONDITION: 7 (Very Fine): The book is in fine condition with only some minor yellowing of the pages and only one tear on page: first & 4 (see 2 photo). The cover does have some a few spots of light to medium wear. and moderate wear of the corner. 

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.