Museum - Trade Catalogs


1867 Auburn Tool Co., 50 Owasco Street, Auburn, N.Y. Price List Of Bench Planes. The Auburn Tool Co. sub-contracted much of it's plane making to the New York State prison system. For a history of the Auburn Tool Co., see the Davistown Museum history.

Also available at the Toolemera Blog.


1858 trade catalog of The Baldwin Tool Co.: Illustrated Catalogue And Price List Of The Baldwin Tool Co's Premium Bench Planes And Moulding Tools: Also, A List of Boy's And Gentlemen's Tool Chests, And Superior Plane Irons, From W & S Butcher's Extra Cast Steel. Manufactured at Middletown, Conn. Charles H. Pelton, Printer. 1858

A bit of background on this catalog. This was part of a lot of paper I purchased from a dealer from Georgia. The entire lot was heavily smoke and damp stained. This came from the attic of what had been a Civil War era hardware wholesale and retail firm. Dates on correspondence indicated that the firm shut down during the years of the Civil War and reopened the year after the war ended. This is the only trade catalog that survived.

Download PDF 1858 BaldwinTool Catalog

Also available at the Toolemera Blog.


Trade catalog in the form of a broadside.

Joiners' Tools Manufactured By John J. Bowles, Hartford, Conn. c1840 Every type of wooden plane you can imagine is listed here with prices. I sold the original a few years ago but digitized if first, as is my wont.

The broadside is also available for purchase as a sticker, print or poster at my REDBUBBLE store, at prices most reasonable.