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H. O. Hickok Bookbinders Machinery Bookbinders Tools Trade Catalog

Letterhead: W. O. HICKOCK. Eagle Works, Improved Book Binders Machinery, iron and Brass Foundries, Wood Turning, Ruling Machines, Steam and Gas Fitters Supplies, General Machine Works, Keystone Cider Mills, Keystone Feed Cutters. Harrisburg, Pa, U. S. A., April 16, 1886. To: New Urbana Wine Co... "Gentlemen: Have you old Dry Catawba wines and at what price per two or three dozen quarts." Apparently this was a thirsty bunch. W.O. Hickock is still in business as a machinery manufacturer.

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Hickok Bookbinders' Machinery: Bookbinders' Tools. Catalogue No. 88. The W. O. Hickock Manufacturing Company, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. c1920. From the famous Hickok Mfg. company, makers of bookbinding equpment since 1844, comes a rare catalog. Judging by the early electric tools, I'm guessing at a c1920 date, but it could be a bit earlier. Nearly out of business at this point, their products remain sought after by bookbinders.

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Jos Harm Album Van Schaven En Gereedschappen c1900 Trade Catalog

Trade Catalog: ALBUM VAN SCHAVEN EN GEREEDSCHAPPEN: Rabots et Outils - Planes and Different Tools: JOS. HARM, Vijzelstraat 120, Amsterdam. c1900. (judging by the Stanley Planes offered). This catalog of planes, braces, saws and bench equipment is tri-lingual in Dutch, French and English. Tools shown are primarily Dutch, followed by select items from the Stanley line, then a few French and British style planes. There is a small selection of Dutch style braces and saws, along with replacement handles and bench equipment.

This catalog was clearly published for the Dutch trade, as the Dutch planes are not translated. The French, British and Stanley tools are translated in varying sets. Of particular interest are the varieties of Dutch planes and braces that continue styles often listed as from the 18th Century. Needless to say, this is one of my favorite catalogs.

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H. Hale, Plane Manufacturer 1854

Manuscript: Correspondence

H.Hale, Plane Manufacturers, to The Providence Tool Col, 1854.

New Haven, Apil 7, 1854

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Gents

We are in want of some Plane Irons Which we should like to have you send to us providing you will sell them low as other makers

Please send us list of prices by return of mail

And, Oblige

H. Hale Co
Plane Manufacturers
Corner St. John & Art.... St.

 Apl. 8

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Goodnow & Wightman, Tools & Hardware, Boston Ma 1883

Letterhead: GOODNOW & WIGHTMAN, Tools & Hardware. 176 Washington Street, Boston. May 10, 1883. Although this letterhead lacks an addressee, it came from the same group as the next two Millers Falls related letterheads. This is a request for repair and alterations to two vises, to be shipped to Gay & Parsons, Augusta, Maine.

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Gage Tool Co. Vineland, N.H. 1897

Envelope & Letter: GAGE TOOL CO., Vineland, N.H., April 30, 1897. Envelope and letter from P. S. Gage to his Father, John Gage. Apparently the Gage family was having problems paying their water bills. The letter from P. S. Gage to his father is presented in four parts for legibility.

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Trade Journal Advertisement: GAGE TOOL CO. The Carpenter, 1908. "Only Self-Setting Plane-30 Days' Trial

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Eagle Square Mfg. Co. Billhead 1912

Billhead: EAGLE SQUARE MFG. CO. MANUFACTURERS OF CARPENTERS' SQUARES AND BORING MACHINES. South Shaftsbury, Vt., May 4th, 1912. Estimate from F. L. Mattison for filing a saw. This billhead notes "House building materials and brush handles of all kinds" are sold in addition to their well known carpenters squares.

From the University Of Vermont: Eagle Square Manufacturing Company Records, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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