Each the highest authority in its particular field. Each handsomely and substantially bound in red cloth with cover embossed in gold.

The Tinsmiths' Pattern Manual

A practical book for sheet metal workers, by J. K. Little, C. E. It leads the learner by simple steps from simple geometric figures to the most complex practical problems. Declared by leading sheet metal workers to be the best sheet metal book published. Price........................$3.50

The Furnace Work Manual

A practical handbook for furnace workers by Sidney P. Johnston. This thoroughly practical treatise is illustrated by over 200 cuts. It treats of furnace work proper, tells how the pipes should be cut, how they should be laid and connected, and describes the construction of furnaces, all the details of pipes, dampers, cold air supply chimneys, home made tools, etc. This book contains 268 pages and has been warmly commended by the trade and trade press. The price is.................,..................$3.50

The Workshop Manual

A workshop companion containing over 250 pages, compiled by J. J. Davies. It contains chapters on pattern cutting, workshop receipts, slate roofing, mouldings, the properties of metals and a number of useful trade tables. The price is................................................... $3.50

The House Warming Manual

Contains the $300.00 essays in The American Artisan House Warming Competition for cash prizes. Arranged for publication by Sidney P. Johnston. The latest and most up-to-date practical articles on steam heating, hot water heating and warm air heating, by the brightest minds in the trade. Price is.................................................. $3.50

Hot Water Manual

The revised American edition for 1897 of Walter Jones' Heating by Hot Water, the standard English authority on this subject. This book has been amended by the author with the needs of American heating practice constantly in view. It treats of high and low pressure systems, bath apparatus, hot water supply for public institutions, duplicate boilers, radiators, etc. It contains 240 pages and is sold for...................$3.50

FOR SALE BY

Daniel Stern, Publisher,

69 Dearborn Street, Chicago.

The American Artisan

Published Weekly At $2.00 Per Year, In Advance

If you are a tinner or stove dealer, hardware or heating man, you cannot afford to do without THE AMERICAN ARTISAN.

This journal gives the latest news of the stove world, treats editorially of matters of commercial interest, gives the latest Hardware Association news, chronicles the changes in the retail trade, tells of new goods, contains technical articles on steam, hot water and furnace heating, etc.

The Tinshop Department gives diagrams for pattern cutting, contains letters from tinners on topics of trade interest, etc.

The Notes and Queries Department contains answers to questions that often make a single number worth more than the price of a year's subscription.

The Free Want and Sales Columns have often secured tinners, or tinners have secured situations or disposed of tools through this source.

Our New Patent Department keeps the trade posted on the latest inventions.

Current market quotations are given.

Address, enclosing currency, express or postoffice money order or draft.

DANIEL STERN, Publisher,

69 Dearborn Street, Chicago.

Books Bymail

Books on Plumbing.

Books on Sheet Metal Work Books on Metallurgy.

Books on Pattern Cutting.

Books on Heating and Ventilating.

Books on Mechanical Drawing.

If you want any technical book send to us, and if we do not have it in stock we will get it for you.

Among The Books We Carry Are

Plumbing, by John Smeaton. Price................. $3.00.

Heating and Ventilating Buildings, by R. C. Carpenter.

Price......................................... 3.00

Practical Hot Water Heating, Steam and Gas Fitting, by James J. Lawler. Price...................... 2.00.

American Plumbing, by Alfred Revill. Price........ 2.00.

Warming and Ventilation, by Chas. Tomlinson.

Price.......................................... 1.00.

Hot Water Supply, by F. Dye. Price............... 1.00.

House Drainage and Sanitary Plumbing, by Wm. Paul.

Gerhard, C. E. Price...........................50.

Willett's Heating and Ventilation of Residences, by Jas. R. Willetts. Price........................50.

FOR SALE BY,

DANIEL STERN,

69 Dearborn St., Chicago.

Important

We would have you notice that the world is moving -moving rapidly, too. Rapid advances have been made in all kinds of business operations during the last decade, and in none more than in the Stove and Furnace business. Just here we would whisper in confidence to you, that this rapid advance, so far as the stove business is concerned, has not been an universal one. There are still some back numbers in the business - men who think "a stove good enough for GRANDFATHER is good enough for me." Now, we feel sure you are not to be classed among that number; in fact, we KNOW you are not one of that class, otherwise you would not be reading this book. Now, then, knowing you to be a live, progressive, wide-awake dealer, we feel no hesitancy whatever in stating clearly and plainly, so as not to be misunderstood, that if you desire to keep your reputation of progressiveness, as well as your growing trade, you cannot afford to overlook our line of strictly up-to-date stoves and furnaces. Of course, we cannot enumerate them all here, but can only call your attention to our line of Penn Esther Ranges. They are the leading ranges on the market to-day. We make that assertion without fear of contradiction - it is an acknowledged fact. They are selling as fast as we can make them, and if you want to be in it, you cannot afford to do business without having them represented on your floor.

The same can be said of our Penn Perfect Furnace -but in order to appreciate our line you should be in possession of our latest catalogue, circulars, etc, and a postal card will procure them. Remember that the Mt. Penn Stove Works, located at Reading, Pennsylvania, is moving - moving rapidly, as we stated the world was, at the beginning of this notice - and in order to keep posted in the latest and best things in stove manufacture, you must keep in constant touch with Mt. Penn. Wherever you see the word "Penn" in connection with another word making up the name of a stove, "that's us."