FS: Toolemera Press, Buck Bros 1894

FS: Toolemera Press, Buck Bros 1894

Post by GRober » Tue, 05 Aug 1997 04:00:00

August 1997 Toolemera Press.

Each Toolemera Press reproduction is a high quality photocopy of an
original tool related catalog, book, periodical or piece of ephemera.  The
reproduction is made with matching paper, in as close to the original size,
layout and binding as possible.  Any variations from the original will be
described.  Each copy will be marked Toolemera Press and dated. Each
Toolemera Press issue will be shipped within two weeks upon receipt of your

Dealer inquiries invited.  I can supply some titles in quantity at discount
for resale.  Resellers are requested to sell at original price.

Ordering information:

Press in the subject field.  Please include your full name, email address
and preferred mailing address. Indicate the title(s) and quantity that you
are ordering.

Checks or money orders are cheerfully accepted. Send payment to:

Gary Roberts
1077 South Street
Roslindale, MA 02131-2321

International purchasers please note (including Canada and Mexico):
International Money Orders or US currency preferred.  After I receive your
email order, I will contact you if there is a substantial difference in
mailing costs.

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

Back issues available (please email for descriptive listing):

1. Disston Pocket catalog C. 1901. Price: $7.00
2. Langdon Mitre Box set C. 1900. Price: $5.55
3. Bartholomew Brace pocket catalog C. 1900. Price: $7.00
4. "Yankee" Fine Mechanics Tools and "Yankee - Handyman" Household Tools.
No. 15 Dealers Costs - Suggested Retail Prices. Temporary Catalog. January,
15, 1947. Price: $4.00
5. "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
Price: $7.00
6. "Stanley Improved Labor Saving Carpenters' Tools including
'Bailey Adjustable Planes' ". Stanley Rule & Level Co. New Britain, Conn.,
U.S.A. Price: $6.00.
7. "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". Price: $8.00
8.  "Emmert Vises, Illustrated Facts", published by The Emmert Manfg. Co.,
Waynesboro, PA." C. 1901. Price: $6.00

Gary Roberts

Boston, MA