Hitchcock's Machine and Tool Directory 1955 Edition Volume 4 1954 Hitchcock Publishing

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Immerse yourself in the captivating world of mid-20th century machinery with "Hitchcock's Machine and Tool Directory, 1955 Edition, Volume 4", published in 1954 by the renowned Hitchcock Publishing. This vintage book is a veritable time capsule, offering a glimpse into the flourishing period of industrialization and technological advancement that defined the post-WWII era.

Key Features:

  1. Comprehensive Listings: Navigate through extensive listings of machine tools, factory equipment, suppliers, and services of the time. The Directory includes detailed specifications, photographs, and contact information, all meticulously compiled.
  2. Historical Context: Experience a wealth of historical context as you traverse through pages that depict an era when American manufacturing was at its zenith. This Directory offers invaluable insights into the evolution of machinery and manufacturing processes from a time before computerization revolutionized the industry.
  3. Authentic Advertisements: Indulge in nostalgia with authentic advertisements that paint a vivid picture of the marketing strategies and graphic design trends of the 1950s.
  4. Collector's Treasure: Perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of vintage machinery, this book boasts a sturdy hardcover and high-quality paper that have withstood the test of time. 
  5. Educational Resource: Ideal for historians, educators, and researchers, this volume offers a rich resource for those interested in studying the history of industrialization, machinery, and the American manufacturing landscape in the mid-20th century.


  • Title: Hitchcock's Machine and Tool Directory, 1955 Edition, Volume 4
  • Publisher: Hitchcock Publishing
  • Publication Date: 1954
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 738
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8x6x2


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