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amberley hall 1The Tools and Trades History Society is an educational charity, whose aim is to further the knowledge and understanding of hand tools and the trades in which they were used.

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TATHS member Peter Young has finished his book about the famous York planemaker John Green and it is now available to buy.

The contents include:

PART I. 18th century York. Building works and the woodworking trades. Trading in York and travel. The first York planemakers. Apprenticeship rules and regulations. John Green senior and his family and his partnership in Coney Street. John Green junior and his progress with the business. His premises and apprentices. The rapid rise and success of the business, and its decline. Many original documents are reproduced.

PART II. The planes and planemaking. The turnover of the John Green business. Plane irons. Name stamps and dating of John Green planes. Categories of planes described and illustrated with specific reference to the progress of the design developments and improvements.

The book is 136 pages, illustrated in colour throughout.

Peter will be selling copies at the David Stanley International Auction on 28th March, or you can order it from the associated website johngreenbook.co.uk at £18 plus postage. The website is well worth a look as it shows sample pages from the book and includes a discussion forum to debate anything related to John Green.

Created: 02 February 2015