Saturday, October 7, 2017

"Tools For The Job" by L.T.C. Rolt

"Tools For The Job" here is a great book on the history and development of machine tools. Written in 1965 it covers the development of machine tools up to but short of computerization.

Along with the development of machine tools, the inventors and developers are also covered from Henry Maudslay to Nasmyth, Whitworth, Whitney and Samuel Colt and the development of interchangeable manufacture.

You will find lots of pictures and illustrations throughout, of some amazing old machines. If you like tools and the history of how they came to be, you will like this. The pictures below are from my original copy which I found in the used market many years ago.

"Tools For The Job" can be downloaded on my Books - Free Downloads page. # 24 - 9 MB - djvu