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About cataloguing

The catalogue of items in the TATHS library at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) is in title order. The items within the library are filed strictly in TATHS Accession Number order and it will help the library staff if you quote both title and number when requesting to view a particular item.

A Class has been assigned to show whether the item is a Book (B), Almanac (ALM), Trade Catalogue (TC) , Video, CD or Other (O).

An attempt has been made to provide a Category and in some cases Sub Category to give some indication of the subject matter and help to search for a particular subject. On some Trade Catalogue entries the Sub Category indicates the firm involved.

 

Categories and Sub Categories

  • 18th Century Tools
  • Adzes
    • Axes
  • Agricultural
    • Horticultural
  • Archaeological Tools
  • Blacksmithing Farrier
  • Bookbinding
  • Boring Tools
  • Brickwork
  • Building
    • Architecture, Leadwork, Steelwork, Plastering,
    • Electrical, Glass, Fixings, Plumbing, Surveying, Lifts,
    • Heating, Roofing
  • Cabinet Making
    • Ornament
  • Carpentry
    • Joinery
  • Collecting
  • Coopering
  • Country Crafts
    • Coppicing, Thatching, Corkcutting, Buttonhooks, Canework
  • Decorative Arts
    • Pottery, Sculpture
  • Draughting
    • Drawing, Design
  • Edge Tools
  • Encyclopedia
  • Engineering
    • Steam
  • European Tools
  • Furniture
    • Treen
  • Gauging Instruments
  • Hammers
  • Hardware
    • Nailmaking, Woodscrews
  • Hones
    • Stones, Abrading
  • Horological Tools
  • Iron
    • Steel, trade Ironwork
  • Joinery Trades
  • Kitchenalia
    • Baking, Cheesemaking, Grocery
  • Knives
    • Scissors
  • Lathes
  • Leather Trades
    • Shoemaking, Saddlery
  • Locks
  • Marking
    • Setting out Tools
  • Medical
    • Dental Instruments
  • Metalwork
    • Gunsmithing
  • Milling (millwrighting not metalwork)
  • Musical Instruments
  • North American Tools
    • Lathes, Levels
  • Planes-metal
  • Planes-wooden
  • Printed Ephemera
  • Printing
  • Rope work
  • Rules
    • Measuring, Sliderules
  • Saws
  • Scientific Instruments
    • Globes, Lens making, Microscopy
  • Shipwrighting
  • Silversmithing
  • Social History (includes Biographies, and registers)
    • Directories
  • Stonemasonry
  • Textiles
    • Felt, Linen, Tailoring, Needlework, Spinning,
  • Embroidery,
    • Cloth Finishing
  • Timber Trade
  • Tinsmithing
    • Coppersmith
  • Tool Manufacture
  • Tools
    • Supplies ( wide ranging TCs )
    • Undertaker's supplies
  • Trade Catalogues (these appear as TC in the Class field)
  • Trademarks
  • Veterinary Instruments
  • Welding
  • Wheelwrighting
  • Woodcarving
  • Woodworking Tools

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