Carpenter Rule Book Collection
HPEF has assembled the following collection of Carpenter Rule and Price Books from a variety of sources. Many of the files below are scans of photostats and photocopies from the files of Lee Nelson and Orville Carroll compiled over several decades from archives and libraries throughout the United States. HPEF hopes that the materials, made available here for the first time in digital form, will be a valuable resource for those interested in 18th and 19th century building trades and construction. File sizes are listed when above 5MB.