FS: Toolemera Press 12/97

FS: Toolemera Press 12/97

Post by GRober » Wed, 03 Dec 1997 04:00:00



These are the currently available Toolemera Press reproductions.  Each
reproduction is a one of a kind, handtool or period tool related trade
catalog or piece of ephemera.  All reproductions are high quality
photocopies from the orginal, not from a master.  This technique produces
a higher level of line definition. Reproductions are on color matched
paper, bound and cut to match the original size. Each reproduction has the
date of publication.

To order items from this list, please contact me at either

will ship your order upon receipt of payment, made out to Gary Roberts.
Unless noted otherwise, all prices include domestic postage.

Gary Roberts
1077 South Street
Roslindale, MA 02131-2321
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Your order will be shipped upon receipt of your check.

International purchasers please note (including Canada and Mexico): Please
specify method of payment.  After I receive your email order, I will
contact you if there is a substantial difference in mailing costs.
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Title: "Yankee" Fine Mechanics Tools and "Yankee - Handyman" Household
Tools. No. 15 Dealers Costs - Suggested Retail Prices. Temporary Catalog.
January, 15, 1947. North Bros. Mfg. Co., Division of the Stanley Works,
Philadelphia 33, Pa., U.S.A.

An 8 page, 7" x 9" dealers price list on light blue paper. The original
appears to have been a photocopy taken from the standard Stanley catalog
and reassembled as a temporary price list.  The reprint is folded once and
not stapled, as in the original.

Included are:

Bit brace, Bit extensions, Drills - automatic, Drills - hand and ***,
Drills - bench and chain, Drills - reciprocating, Drill chucks, Repair
parts,***Drivers - ratchet,***drivers - rigid,***drivers,
phillips, Spiral***drivers, Spiral***driver accessories, Tap
wrenches, Tools - offset, Vises.

Each tool has the wholesale and suggested retail cost, either for a single
item or as a boxed lot.  (Ex: no. 1446 hand drill, wholesale price: $5.85,
suggested retail price: $8.80). Each tool is keyed to a page number is the
Stanley -Yankee catalog.

Price, including First Class postage: $4.55.
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Title: Disston Pocket Catalog

40 pages, 3 1/8" by 5 1/2". Light green self cover (cover is of same
weight paper as body papers), offwhite body pages. Two staples at fold.
Very nice engravings throughout of tools along with 'shadowed' text and
typical turn of the century Victorian engraving embellishments.

Reproduced size = 3 1/8" by 5 1/2". Reproduced on light green and offwhite
20lb Hammermill brand paper.  Stapled twice at fold as in original.

Contents:

Front cover depicts a D8 saw in the process of ripping a board. Rear cover
depicts the D3 Filing Guide and Clamp, patent Dec. 12, 1893. #120 Acme
Spring Steel Saw. #112 Hand Saw. #12 London Spring Steel Saw. #D100 Spring
Steel Skew Back Saw. #D8 Skew Back Saw. #16 Spring Steel Saw. #8 Spring
Steel Saw. #7 Cast Steel Beech Handle Saw. #D100 Ship Carpenters Saw. #43
Combination Saw (Plumb and level attachment, also lists #42 without
attachments).  #29 Hand Saw (includes straight edge, rule, scratch awl).
#7 Gauge Saws (includes depth stop for tenoning, shouldering, dovetailing,
etc) Backsaws... #4, Dovetail, Pattern Makers. Keyhole, Compass and
Nesting Saws. #4 Mitre Box Saw. Disston Goods... #93 Mortise Gauge, #2
Bevel, #1 Try Square, #16 Level. Screwdrivers... Telegraph, Electric,
Machinists. Triumph patented Saw Set. Monarch Saw Set. #1 Ball and Socket
Saw filing Clamp. Saw Files

And for your reading pleasure, the end of this pocket catalog includes a
four page monologue: "The SAW, How to choose it and how to keep it in
order, Being a series of Practical Hints to Mechanics."

Price, including postage: $7.00.
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Title: Langdon Mitre Box Co. price list, Mitre Box Directions, Mitre Box
parts card, Mitre Box price tag and Envelope.

Date: Appearance is turn of the century.  No date on any of these items
other than Patent date noted for the Langdon Mitre Box (February 27,
1883). Unfortunately I have not had time to thoroughly research the dating
of this set.

Description: The original set came in a 6 1/2" x 3 3/4" brown envelope
through which a string was punched, presumably to so as to tie the set to
the Mitre Box for display. I have reproduced each piece to size; the Price
list on cream colored 20lb paper; the Mitre Box Directions and Parts List
each on separate pieces of white 67lb card stock; the price tag and
envelope are on opposing sides of one piece of white 67lb card stock.

The Price list includes plates, descriptions and prices for each of the
tools sold by the Langdon Mitre Box Co., C. C. Rogers, President, Geo. E.
Rogers, Treasurer, Millers Falls, Mass, USA. It is approximately 13" x 5
1/2" and is a 3 fold list:

The Rogers Mitre Planer. The Perfection Jointer Gauge.The  Star Mitre Box.
The Langdon Mitre Box. The New Langdon Mitre Box. The New Langdon Improved
Mitre Box

The Langdon Mitre Box Co. Directions includes directions for the Langdon,
New Langdon and Improved Langdon Mitre Boxes.  It is a 1 fold prochure,
approximately 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" when closed.

The Langdon Mitre Box Co. parts list for the Langdon, New Langdon and New
Langdon Improved Mitre Boxes is a single 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" card with plates
and parts listed on each side.

The price tag  is an unpriced Dennison tag for the Mitre box.

The envelope is 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" with printing on one side only.

Note that all pieces have a hole punched through one corner for string.
The hole has been closed over as much as possible.  You will see a slight
mar in each piece that does not detract from the overall appearance and
does not block any pertinent details. This set is cut to size and folded
as in the originals.

Price: $5.55, postage included
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Title: "Price List of *** Drills, Braces, Ferrules. Etc., Etc.
Manufactured by H. S. Bartholomew, Bristol, Conn. 190_."

Description: 24 pages, 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" on ivory paper. Stapled as in the
original. Very attractive type and decorations on the cover and
illustrated throughout.

The Bartholomew Ball Brace, Machinist Screw-Driver Brace, Bartholomew
Cheap Grip Brace, Bartholomew Cheap Ratchet Brace, Bartholomew Medium
Brace, Bartholomew Medium Ratchet Brace, Bartholomew Excellent Brace,
Bartholomew Excellent Ratchet Brace, The Bartholomew Brace, Bartholomew
Ratchet Brace, H. S. Bartholomew's Forged Steel Jaw Brace, Bartholomew's
Forged Steel Jaw Ratchet Brace, Patent Differential Thread Bit Holder, H.
S. Bartholomew's Differential***Brace, H. S. Bartholomew's
Differential***Ratchet Brace, Armstrong's Patent Double Grip Brace,
Armstrong's Patent Double Grip Brace with Ratchet, Two Motion *** Drill
with and without adjustable grip chuck, Double Geared *** Drill,
Malleable Ferrules.

All of this in such a tiny package!

I have to admit that this is one of my favorite catalogs.  It is lovely to
look at without being overdone in design. Sharp and clear print and copper
plate etchings displaying Bartholomew's patented braces from 1861 through
1884.

Price: $7.00.
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"Suggestions On The Care Of Saws By C. C. Taintor, Inventor Of The Taintor
Saw Set". Taintor Mfg. Company, 113 Chambers Street, New York. 1908, 24
pages. 3.25" x 6.5". Green cover, off white interior. Illustrated
throughout.

This reproduction is made to size, stapled at the fold.  Cover is of green
paper and interior is of ivory paper.

The title page reads: "Hints on the Care of Saws With Suggestions for
Jointing, Setting And Filing".

C. C. Taintor is pictured throughout this booklet using his patented saw
set. He looks somewhat like Ulysses S. Grant! Thoroughly illustrated.
Describes how to care for saws using the Taintor Positive Saw Set with a
brief review of what is wrong with the competitors models. Includes a
description of the workings of the Taintor Positive Saw Set.

Price including postage: $7.00
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Title: "Catalogue and Price List of Genuine D. R. Barton Edge Tools made
only by Mack Tool Co., Inc, 100 Brown's Race, Rochester, N.Y. (DR Barton
stamp), All tools of our make are stamped as above. We do not make tools
with special brands for anyone. September 1st, 1922"

Description: Original - 6" x 9" on newsprint. Some foxing on cover.
Reproduction - approx 5" x 8" on ivory paper, stapled at fold. 22 pgs plus
self cover.

Contents: Broad, hand, bench, pinning and flooring axes; hunters, shingle,
half, lath and box hatchets; carpenters adzes; carpenters, coach,
carriage, wagon makers and shingle draw knives; corner, socket framing and
special manual training socket chisels; carpenters socket handle and
trowel shank handled slicks; socket, firmer, millwrights, patternmakers
and shipbuilders socket chisels; firmer, millwrights, patternmakers and
ship builders socket gouges; patternmaker's long paring firmer chisels;
turning chisels and gouges' turner's hustler chisels; patternmakers long
paring firmer gouges; ***chisel, socket ***chisel; cast steel plane
irons; Addis style carving tools; ship builders tools... adzes, axes,
calking mallets, calking irons; brace bits... countersinks, reamers,
screwdrivers.

Price including postage: $8.00
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Title: "Stanley Improved Labor Saving Carpenters' Tools including 'Bailey
Adjustable Planes' ". Stanley Rule & Level Co. New Britain, Conn., U.S.A.

Imp Pocket catalog, C. 1900, 20 pgs including cover, 3.5" x 6.25", tan
cover with cream interior pages.  Some foxing on rear cover and last page.

Plumbs and Levels, Bedrock Planes (A New Style of Iron Bench Plane),
Bailey Adjustable Planes, Bailey Wood Planes, Bailey Adjustable Block
Planes, Stanley Iron Block Planes, Parts for Planes, Stanley Adjustable
Circular Plane, Improved Victor Circular Plane, Stanley Cornering Tool,
Stanley Carriage Makers' Rabbet Plane, Stanley Improved Scrub Plane,
Adjustable Scraper Plane, Improved Rabbet Plane, Duplex Rabbet Plane and
Fillester, Stanley Side Rabbet Plane, Stanley Adjustable Beading, Rabbet
and Match Plane, Stanley Patent Universal Plane, Improved Dado Planes,
Stanley
Rabbet
and Block Plane, Adjustable Cabinet Makers' Rabbet Plane, Woodworkers'
Router Plane, Stanley Universal Spoke Shaves, Stanley Improved ***Gauge,
Improved Marking and Mortise Gauge.

Price: $6.00, postage included.
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Title: "Emmert Vises, Illustrated Facts", published by The Emmert Manfg.
Co., Waynesboro, PA." C. 1901.

Description: Original - 3.25" x 6.25". Orange cover, cream interior.
Stapled at fold.
Reproduction - 3.25" x 6.25". Red 60lb paper cover. Cream interior.
Stapled at fold. 18 pgs including cover. Some foxng apparent on front
cover of reproduction.

Contents: Illustrated sales pamphlet for the Emmert Vise. Includes
numerous testimonials. Brief descriptions of the suggested methods of
work. Numerous clear engravings of the vise in all it's working positions.
Illustrations are of the "turtle back" style vise mounted on a wood bench.
Shown are boring (with a PS&W style brace), planing (with a handled wood
smooth plane), chiseling and filing. Includes one page devoted to the
rarely seen Emmert Handy Vise for farmers, carpenters and wagon makers.

Price including postage: $6.00
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Title: "Buck Bros. Edge tool catalog." 1894. "Stamped with the Buck's Head,
Illustrated List of Tools Stamped Buck Bros. Cast Steel or Buck Brothers,
Manufactured at the Riverlin Works, Millbury, Mass, USA, 1853 - 1893,
Established 40 years, For Sale by Hardware Dealers throughout the United
States. Beware of Imitation, Ask for Tools Stamped with the buck's Head,
small tools that will not admit of being stamped with the Buck's head are
stamped Buck Brothers in full. All of our boxes are labled with the Buck's
head, which is out trade mark". In the corner there is a hole and print:
"Hang this up."

Description: Original - 5.75" x 9". Yellow cover, cream interior. Stapled
at fold. Reproduction - 5.5" x 8.5". Canary 60lb paper cover. Cream interior.
Stapled at fold. 12 pgs including cover. Some slight foxng apparent on
corners of front cover of reproduction. Full rear cover engraving depicts
the Riverlin Works Factory. Note that the original cover was printed at a
slight angle. The reproduction is the same. I try to produce as precise a
facsimile of the original as possible.

Contents: Firmer chisels and gouges, Paring chisels and gouges, Turning
tools, Beveled edge firmer chisels, Extra socket chisels and gouges, Socket
Mortise chisels, Socket Deck or Ship  Carpenters chisels, Carpenters slick,
Millwrights socket firmer chisel, Corner chisel, plane iron, toothing iron,
***driver bits, nail sets, brace reamers, countersinks, punches,
burnisher, London Style carving chisels and gouges.

Price including postage: $6.00
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Title: "Stanley Pistol Grip Saw Sets Nos. 42, 43 and 442". C. 1930.
Instructions for use of all three saw sets, includes instructions for use
of "Attachment for Circular Saws" and brief description of each tool.

Description: Single page, text and graphics both sides. Folded to make 12
separate pages. Original 9" x 12" on cream paper. Reproduction 8 1/2" x
11" on cream paper.

Price including postage: $3.50
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Title #1: "Instructions for the use of Simonds Crescent Saw Tools". C.
1930. Instruction sheet for the use of the Simonds #340 lumber cross cut
saw tool, the Simonds setting stake, the Simonds Spring Set and the
Simonds Setting/Swaging Hammer. Text illustrated with steelplate
engravings.

8.5" x 11" single page reproduced on blue paper as in the original.

Title #2: "Atkins Excelsior Saw Tool No. 5". C. 1916. Instruction sheet
for the use of the Atkins No.5 Excelsior Saw Tool, a combined cross cut
saw Jointer, Raker Tooth Gauge and Side File. Includes instructions for
use of Setting Block and Set Gauge. Text illustrated with steelplate
engravings.

5.25" x 13.75" single page reproduced on yellow paper as in the original.

Price for both including postage: $4.00

Gary Roberts
The Toolemera Press

Boston, MA