Manual of Falling Bow Tops for Horse-Drawn Vehicles
A comprehensive book on the subject of falling tops. The book covers a period from 1860 to 1900 and it is very specific about the different drafting and construction techniques and styles for a certain time period. Extensive list of patents for certain fasteners and tops is included for reference. Restorers will find it a comprehensive book with many articles on materials, cutting, and trimming. Book acts as a chronological table for collectors and museums.
440 pages, softcover