Metalshaping – The Lost Sheet Metal Machines #2


Timothy Paul Barton


Metalshaping – Volumes 1 & 2 The secrets of shaping sheet metal are revealed, from the first car to current day and beyond. A four-year effort with over 500 contributors from around the world. Research includes the first patents, the first ads, and a breakdown of machinery models. Mind-blowing introduction to suppressed technology and to future-tech. Loads of photo instruction with full contact lists.

Book #2 Three chapters cover the in-depth history of English Wheels with original patents and ads. Two chapters cover “Fender Smoothers,” which evolved into pneumatic planishers and bulls-eye picks, and how WWII changed their development. One chapter covers secretive “Crowning Machines,” which most readers have never heard of. An Auburn boat-tail body section is made from scratch.