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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.


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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C. Hammond & Son, Edge Tools And Hammers Trade Catalog 1910

Trade Catalog: C. HAMMOND & SON, EDGE TOOLS AND HAMMERS, OGONTZ, PA., U.S.A., 1910. A full line catalog of the hatchets, axes, and hammers offered by the famous C. Hammond & Son. If you find a Hammond hammer, hang on to it and use it. They made some of the nicest hammers ever.

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John Graham & Co. Trade Catalog 1920 Witherby Taintor Coes etc.

Trade Catalog: JOHN H. GRAHAM & CO. FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY CATALOGUE, ESTABLISHED 1870. C1920. 112 Chambers Street and 95 Reade Street, New York, U.S.A.. Also offices world wide. Interesting expandable catalog containing a variety of sections covering hand tools, shop equipment, gardening, hardware, etc. For this PDF, I have included only those sections pertaining to tools. To wit: Snell Mfg. Co (auger bits and related tools), Winsted Edge Tool Works (seems to be a full line of tools), Coes Wrench Co., Taintor Mfg. Co, Torrington Co.. Seymour Smith & Sons, L.S Watson Mfg. Co., G.W. Griffin Co., Rock Island Mfg. Co., Asst'd Saw Vises, American Grinder Mfg. Co., Many-Use Oil Co.

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Douglass Mfg Co 1873, Handbill

Trade Flyer: MECHANICS' TOOLS MANUFACTURED BY DOUGLASS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, ALSO, EXCLUSIVE MANUFACTURERS OF COOK'S PATENT BORING IMPLEMENTS. Warehouse, 45 & 47 Chanbers Street, New York. May 1st, 1873. Not really a catalog, this four page flyer was apparently mailed to holders of the catalog in an attempt to clarify misrepresentations by other manufacturers. As a result, in four pages there is a concise and complete review of the full line of tools manufactured by the Douglass Mfg. Co.

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Henry Disston & Sons: Hand Saws

Envelope: HENRY DISSTON & SONS INCORPORATED OF WASHINGTON, 144 SECOND STREET, SAN FANCISCO, CALIF. 1931. To: The Norton Company, Worcester, Mass. Obviously the Norton Company was possessed of discernment when it came to selecting their tools.


Packaging: Tag: MECHANICS PRICE LIST. DISSTON HAND SAWS. KEYSTONE SAWS MADE BY DISSTON. c1950. Now you know what they cost a few years back. This is a cute tag most likely from a Disston Hand Saw. Go ahead and drool.


Letterhead: HENRY DISSTON & SONS, Keystone Saw, Tool, Steel and File Works. Philadelphia, PA Dec 2, 1889. A letterhead to the Tell City Bank,Tell City, Indiana concerning a draft from the Tell City Planing Mill Co. to Disston. Signed, Yours Truly, (Henry Disston & Sons stamp), Senior. I wonder which Disston that was?


Booklet: HOW A DISSTON HAND SAW IS MADE. 1922. Nice coverage of the mechanical and hand processes involved in the manufacture of Disston Hand Saws.

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Booklet: THE HAND-SAW. How To Use It, How To Choose It, and How To Keep It. Being a series of practical hints to Practical Mechanics. By One Who Knoweth Whereof He Speaketh. Henry Disston & Sons, Keystone Saw, Tool, Steel and File Works, Front and Laurel Streets, Philadelphia, Penna. Presented by William H. Hankins. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1875, by Henry Disston & Sons, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington. This small catalog was likely made for distribution at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition, judging by the publication date and the announcement of the introduction of the Centennial No. 76 saw.

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Letterhead: Henry Disston : Correspondence with Signatures. 1865-1892. A variety of peronal letters, with signatures. Compiled from photocopies of the originals in the collection of Roger K. Smith.

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Educational Poster: Disston Handsaw Poster : How to use for crosscutting and ripping. c1950?: From the source, how and why to use handsaws (Disston, of course) for the two basic sawing operations - crosscutting and ripping. Courtesy of Mike Siemsen's School of Woodworking.

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Joseph Clark, Plane Maker 1816: Price List


This fascinating price list from an early 19th Century British planemaker comes to us courtesy of the Tyne & Wear Archives Service. Found through the A2A (Access to Archives) site, the Tyne & Weare Archives Service was kind enough to arrange for a copy of this microfilm. Paul 'Bugbear' Womack stepped in to arrange for the funds for the copy. Unfortunately, Tyne & Weare are not set up for international funds.

The original of this price list was donated by a local gentleman, who unfortunately can no longer be located. The microfilm copy is, as they often are, less than distinct. I worked some Photoshop magic to produce a variety of versions, from which I managed to transcribe most of the price list. .

NOTE: This document is provided for the purposes of research and education, courtesy of the Tyne & Weare Archives Service. The original may not be reproduced.


This price list is presented as the original microfilm image and as a transcription

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