The Cromwell Colleciton: Virginia Weapons and Other Material of the American Revolution By Giles Cromwell
Many years of research and collecting have gone into the publication of The Cromwell Colleciton: Weapons Of The American Revolution. a comprehensive study of the 18th century Virginia related firearms, accoutrements, artifacts, documents and related objects. Full color photographs and detailed descriptions define each item, which include longrifles, muskets, swords, knives, pipe-axes & tomahawks, powder horns, and much more! This is a fascinating history of these weapons from the American Revolution.
Hard cover, 367 pages, with over 330 full color photos and 22 B&W photos & illustrations, along with several fine original paintings by H. David Wright.
This book can be found at Crazy Crow Trading Post here. There was a review of this book in the October 2017 issue of the Maine Antique Digest. Copy and photos from Crazy Crow Trading Post.
When Robert Weil started collecting images for the Contemporary Makers book in 1973 the challenge to record contemporary gun work was daunting. Gathering material was difficult and time consuming. Few makers thought that there was any value in published documentation of their work. Electronic publishing has changed all that. Having a website or having one's work available to view on the internet is becoming a necessity. In spite of all the potential to finally have a true overview of what's being produced by the artists of today, a great deal of work still remains covered up and basically unknown. Our role is to make an effort to document some portion of what’s going on today. To comment on the established makers and to uncover the unknown. We welcome your comments and suggestions and look to you our readers to make us aware of the talented makers out there. Art and Jan Riser Robert Weil and The Makers