Dating antique tools
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Seems too that the price to buy old catalogs has dropped significantly. A." The lower one has a design of outside calipers, a micrometer, and a one-piece square kind of jumbled together, with "The L. Roger sold me a bunch of early catalogs and they clearly show that Starrett added the "THE" in 1896. I suggest that no matter where else you read about Starrett dates, only the Smith study is accurate. Do you know of any source for reprints of early (pre no. I know about Cope, but would love to have the in between catalogs. Even catalog cuts went unchanged for one or more catalogs. I'm sure all Starrett collectors will e delighted to have this.Much research remains to be done in this area, I have started a data base of all known part numbers found on old wrenches and any new information from parts lists etc. 1915 (Bus Haury collection) Catalog shows a line of mechanic tools and auto tool kits. Michigan Website More company history and it's connection to the Gale Manufacturing Company can be found Here Found on several cast implement wrenches. Maybe Beaver Dam, the Wisconsin town where The Rassman Mfg, Co., manufacture of Simplex barn equipment was located. Source: Original Eberhard catalogs and several ads seen with the logo. Erie Tool Works is another division of the same corporation Several wrenches seen with this logo including one marked "M. Source: Lakeview Forge company history and several old periodial advertisments. Illustrated is a 5-1/2" side screw adjust type bicycle wrench.