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The Wheelwright's Shop - George Sturt

The Wheelwright's Shop

Paperback Published: 3rd March 1963
ISBN: 9780521091954
Number Of Pages: 264

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George Sturt's frank and moving account of his trade as a wheelwright in the late nineteenth century offers a unique glimpse into the working lives of craftsmen in a world since banished by technology. The wheelwright's shop where he entered business had been operating for two centuries; this chronicle, first published in 1923, is a poignant record of that tradition, written as it was passing into history. E. P. Thompson's new foreword acclaims the significance of Sturt's engaging narrative as a vital document in the history of labour at the turn of the century.

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' ... a classic ... Mr Sturt's masterpiece. A delightfully urbane and informing book, full of valuable material for the social historian and a sheer pleasure to read.' New Statesman 'It shows in the author a combination of the gifts of a handicraftsman, the actual maker of things, with the powers of a writer, in a way not common in English literature.' The Times Literary Supplement

Origins
Beginnings
The Sturts
My own start
The wheelwright's shop
Timber
Buying
Carting and converting
The sawyers
Seasoning
Wheel-stuff
General Work
Kindly feeling
Hand-work
Bottom-timbers
Waggons
Waggon-locking
Curves
Tapering and shaving
Learning The Trade
Wheels
'Dish'
Spokes and felloes
Stocks
'Ringing' the wheel
Cook
Tyring
Getting Ready
Putting-on
'Boxing-on'
Exbeds
Bevelled tyres
Smithing and Sundries
Shoeing: square tongues
Shoeing: strakes
The new Iron Age
Ordinary iron-work
The Iron Age moving on
Will Hammond
'Jobbing'
'Cutting and shutting'
Sundry implements
The Old Order Changing
Prices
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ISBN: 9780521091954
ISBN-10: 0521091950
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 3rd March 1963
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.72  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.3

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