Tools are parts of the regular collections in most historical and cultural history museums. Often entire workshop facilities were transferred to a museum, but individual tools also reflect the work and skilled crafts of past centuries. Defining tools and their functions is frequently a challenge on account of their very diverse tasks and special uses.
This illustrated collection of terms is concerned with four tool groups and explains their uses and histories: axes and hatchets; files, rasps and scrapers; planes; hoes, hooks, rakes and picks. As such, this publication proves itself to be an indispensable aid for inventorying collection objects. By the same token, it is a knowledgeable compendium for anyone interested in both historical or modern types and variants of tools