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The Tinsmith – Tools from Diderot 1763

The Tinsmith - Tools _Diderot_1763

From the Encyclopedia of Sciences, Arts and Trades, Diderot and D’Alembert

Detail: tools, stump anvil, punch, square, pliers, nippers, bellows, bucket, betty lamp, soldering iron, shears

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    1. The item on the top, right corner isn’t a betty-lamp, it’s a small applicator for powdered pine rosin (soldering flux.) The small tube on the side has a serrated ridge on top which, when a stick is drawn along its length, vibrates and causes the rising powder to drop out.

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