Millers Falls Publications — 1900-1914

1901

Langdon Mitre Box company, 1901 price list

Folds in four parts to form a small booklet. Includes descriptions and illustrations for the Langdon, the New Langdon, the Langdon Improved and the New Langdon Improved miter boxes. Also included are the Rogers miter planer and the Alexander jointer gauge. The card stock insert measures 9 x 15 cm. and is a parts list for traditional Langdon miter boxes. The Langdon Mitre Box Company was affiliated with Millers Falls via the interlocking directorships of George E. Rogers.


Millers Falls catalog no. 27

Catalogue No. 27 introduced the company's nicely designed No. 140 corner ratchet borer and its No. 16 and No. 18 breast drills. The other new tools included the No. 6 and No. 7 push drills and the No. 42 spiral screwdriver. The illustration seen here is a low-resolution black and white scan of the catalog's cover.


1902

Langdon Mitre Box company, 1902 price list

Folds in four parts to form a small booklet. The booklet was originally shipped with a miter box, in an envelope marked 'Preserve This'. Includes descriptions and illustrations for the Langdon, the New Langdon, the Langdon Improved and the New Langdon Improved miter boxes. Also included are the Rogers miter planer and the Alexander jointer gauge. The card stock insert measures 9 x 15 cm. and is a parts list for traditional Langdon miter boxes. The Langdon Mitre Box Company was affiliated with Millers Falls via the interlocking directorships of George E. Rogers.


1903

Millers Falls Pleasure and Profit booklet

Title from cover. Small booklet illustrating scroll saws, treadle lathes and related accessories for sale by the Millers falls Company. The back cover refers to the availability of Catalogue No. 28—a booklet published about 1903.


Langdon Mitre Box company, 1903 price list

Folds in four parts to form a small booklet. Includes descriptions and illustrations for the Langdon, the New Langdon, the Langdon Improved and the New Langdon Improved miter boxes. Also included are the Rogers miter planer and the Alexander jointer gauge. The card stock insert measures 9 x 15 cm. and is a parts list for traditional Langdon miter boxes. The Langdon Mitre Box Company was affiliated with Millers Falls via the interlocking directorships of George E. Rogers.


1904

Millers Falls pocket catalog B.

Small format catalog. Notice of catalog appeared in Hardware dealers magazine in summer 1904. The full text of the catalog can be found at Gary Roberts' web site, Toolemera Press.


Langdon Mitre Box company, 1904 price list

Folds in four parts to form a small booklet. Included are descriptions and illustrations for the Langdon Acme and Star miter boxes, the Rogers miter planer and the new Perfection jointer gauge. The insert unfolds to 15 x 24 cm. and is a parts list for Langdon Acme miter boxes. The Langdon Mitre Box Company was affiliated with Millers Falls via the interlocking directorships of George E. Rogers.


1905

Millers Falls Company catalogue No. 29

Large format catalog. Issue examined has a July 15, 1905 trade discount sheet inserted; the back of title page mentions gold medal awarded at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904. Includes over 25 tools introduced since the last large format revision of the catalog. Notable are the No. 3 and No. 7 hand drills, the Perfection jointer gauge and five new breast drills. The cover features the Star trademark. The “Star" trade name was appended to a number of items, most notably the better hacksaw blades and drill chucks.


Small format catalog. Item not seen. Notice of catalog made to hardware trade in fall 1905.


Langdon Mitre Box company, 1905 price list

Folds in four parts to form a small booklet. Includes descriptions and illustrations for the Langdon, the New Langdon, the Langdon Improved and the New Langdon Improved miter boxes. Also included are the Rogers miter planer and the Perfection jointer gauge. Does not mention the Langdon Acme miter box. The card stock insert measures 9 x 15 cm. and is a parts list for traditional Langdon miter boxes. The Langdon Mitre Box Company was affiliated with Millers Falls via the interlocking directorships of George E. Rogers. The illustration seen here is an enhanced black and white scan of a yellowed document.


1907

Millers Falls Company catalogue No.30

Large format catalog. New tools include the No. 4 extension bit holder, the No. 04 hand drill, the No. 24 breast drill, the No. 41 miter box, a coping saw and several Star brand chucks. The image of the catalog cover is courtesy of the Museum of Our Industrial Heritage in Greenfield, Massachusetts.


Millers Falls Company catalogue D

Small format catalog. This example was distributed by the well-known Orr & Lockett Hardware Company of Chicago.


Millers Falls Company catalogue E

Small format catalog. Similar to the 1905 catalog, but includes new tools on pages lettered “a” through “b” in front of catalog. Page 'b' introduces the 730 series of braces, tools referred to as “Holdall” braces because of a universal chuck. Other tools not seen in the 1905 catalog appear on the regularly numbered pages.


Langdon Mitre Box company, 1907 price list

Folds in four parts to form a small booklet. Issued the year after the Millers Falls Company is reported to have gained complete control of the Langdon operation. Included are descriptions and illustrations for the Acme and Star miter boxes, the Rogers miter planer and the Perfection jointer gauge. The insert unfolds to 15 x 24 cm. and is a parts list for Langdon Acme miter boxes.


1908

Millers Falls Company catalogue F

Small format catalog. Newer tools are included on pages lettered “a” through “e” in front of catalog. Introduces the No. 29 and No. 30 magazine-type hack saw frames which were patented February 4, 1908.


1910

Millers Falls Company catalog No. 31

Large format catalog. New tools include the top-of-the-line Master brace and the No. 040 car shop and ship carpenter's brace. Introduces the star in a circle logo that the company used on its publications for the next four years. Back side of the title page takes to task the Russell Jennings Company, of Deep River Connecticut, for not maintaining uniform tapers on the shanks of its bits.


Millers Falls Company catalog G

This small format catalog was released in two printings with identical covers. Although the contents of the printings appear to be identical, one variant is identified on the title page as Catalogue No. G; the other is identified as Catalogue No. 31.


Bowman's and Russell's scroll saw designs catalog

Title from cover. A tabloid containing illustrations of scroll saw patterns that could be ordered from the company. The back cover illustrates some of the company's foot-powered machines. The illustrations for these tools and prices listed are identical to those in the 1910 Millers Falls company catalog.


1911

Millers Falls Company tool practice booklet

Date is inferred from tools included and a copy with the year penciled in. Intended to familiarize consumers with the various types of tools sold by Millers Falls. Provides verbal and pictorial illustrations of situations in which a particular tool might prove helpful. Heavy emphasis on boring tools.


1912

Millers Falls Company catalogue No. 32

Large format catalog. Date is inferred from illustrated frontispiece dated 1912. This edition of the catalog introduces the illustration of the plant at Millers Falls, Mass., that was used in the company's promotional literature through at least 1959. On the facing page is a small line drawing picturing the plant as it appeared in 1873. The issue features a new series of breast drills-- nos. 84, 85, 86, 86, 94, 95, 96 and 97. The company states that its practice of running each driving gear on its own bearing increases the power of these breast drills by thirty percent.


Millers Falls Company net prices for catalogue No. 32

White paper, with crimson trademarks and prices given in green. The net prices listed are about 50% less than those listed in the catalog. Sized to fit neatly inside the cover of the large format catalog.


Millers Falls Company catalogue H, light coverMillers Falls Company catalogue H, dark cover

Small format version of catalog No. 32. Title from cover. Issued in two printings, one with a dark cover, one with a light. The contents of the two printings appear to be identical.


1913

Millers Falls Company catalogue No. 33

Large format catalog. Notable introductions include the No. 98, 980, and 981 hand drills. The No. 019, 191, 029 and 291 breast drills also appear for the first time in this issue. According to the 1914 catalog, “Catalogue No. 33 was not in general circulation ...”


1914

Millers Falls Company catalogue No. 34

Large format catalog. The first page following the title page is printed on orange stock. It announces the Domestic Sales Department is moving from New York to Millers Falls. The back of the page lists all of the tools added to the line since Catalogue No. 32.


Millers Falls Company catalog J

Small format version of catalog no. 34. Heckler Brothers, a large Pittsburgh hardware distributor, stamped its name and address on the cover the the catalog shown here. Like most larger hardware manufacturers, the Millers Falls Company did not sell at the retail level, but preferred to work with a network of regional distributors.


Millers Falls Company catalog J

A variant of the small format version of catalog no. 34. A new cover was necessitated by the introduction of the star and trapezoid trademark adopted in October of 1914. Its contents are identical to the earlier printing of the catalog.