Goodell-Pratt Publications

This listing includes catalogs and ephemera published by the the Goodell-Pratt Company and related firms including: Goodell Brothers, Goodell Manufacturing, and the Massachusetts Tool Company.

1896

Goodell Brothers catalog, 1896

The first catalog of the Goodell Brothers Company. Prior to its publication, Goodell Brothers marketed its tools through the H. H. Mayhew Company of Shelburne Falls, an arrangement that began in 1888. In addition to products of its own manufacture, the company sold screwdrivers, gimlets, countersinks, and chuckable screwdriver bits manufactured by the Mayhew Company.


1897

Goodell Brothers catalog, 1897

Title from cover. Image courtesy of Museum of Our Industrial Heritage, Greenfield, Massachusetts.


1898

Goodell Brothers catalog, 1898

Title from cover. Image courtesy of Museum of Our Industrial Heritage, Greenfield, Massachusetts.


1899

Goodell-Pratt catalog, 1899

Image courtesy of Museum of Our Industrial Heritage, Greenfield, Massachusetts. The first catalog of the Goodell-Pratt Company.


1901

Goodell-Pratt catalog, 1901

Title from cover. Image courtesy of Museum of Our Industrial Heritage, Greenfield, Massachusetts.


1902

Maassachusetts Tool Company catalog, 1902

double micrometer

Certainly the most unusual tool in the catalog is the double micrometer pictured at left. Images courtesy of Museum of Our Industrial Heritage, Greenfield, Massachusetts.


1903

Goodell-Pratt large format catalog, 1903

Large format catalog.


Goodell-Pratt small format catalog, 1903

Pocket-size catalog.


1905

Goodell-Pratt 1905 catalog, reprint

Reprint catalog. Catalogue No. 7 contains more than 100 tools not seen in earlier editions. The line of iron levels purchased from the C. F. Richardson & Son in 1904 appears for the first time. Other noteworthy new additions include the Nos. 52, 53, 54 hand drills and the Nos. 55, 56, and 57 breast drills.


1907

Goodell-Pratt 1907 catalog

Pocket-size catalog. Includes over fifty tools not seen in the 1905 catalog.


1908

Goodell-Pratt 1908 catalog supplement

Pocket-size catalog. This supplement to the 1907 catalog features the precision tools manufactured by the Massachusetts Tool Company, a Goodell-Pratt subsidiary. Continues the page numbering of Catalog Number 8, making it reasonable to assume that Goodell-Pratt planned to issue versions of the catalog with this supplement bound in place.


1909

Goodell-Pratt 1909 catalog

Pocket-size catalog. A sixty-three page section of precision tools manufactured by Goodell-Pratt's Massachusetts Tool Company subsidiary appears on peach-colored paper at the back of the catalog.


1911

Goodell-Pratt 1911 catalog

Pocket-size catalog. A sixty-three page section of precision tools manufactured by Goodell-Pratt's Massachusetts Tool Company subsidiary appears on tinted paper at the back of the catalog.


1913

Goodell-Pratt large format catalog, leatherette cover, 1913

Large format catalog with simulated leather covers. The first catalog to feature tools acquired by means of the Stratton Level Company and Ducharmes & Company buyouts. Pages featuring Massachusetts Tool Company products are no longer printed on tinted paper.


Goodell-Pratt large format catalog, 1913

Large format catalog. The cover of this example is stamped O. W. Bardwell. At the time, Bardwell served as Goodell-Pratt's sales manager.


Goodell-Pratt catalog, 1913

Pocket-size catalog.


1915

Goodell-Pratt large format catalog, 1915

Large format catalog. The cover of this example is stamped O. W. Bardwell. At the time, Bardwell served as Goodell-Pratt's sales manager.


Goodell-Pratt 1915 catalog

Pocket-size catalog.


1917

Goodell-Pratt catalog, 1917

Pocket size catalog. Announces that the following brand names would be disappearing from the company's offerings: Ducharmes, Massachusetts Tool Co., Richardson, 'Little Giant' (farriers butterises), and Stratton. The tools were rebranded Goodell-Pratt.


1920

Goodell-Pratt catalog, 1920

Pocket-size catalog. Page two states that 150 new tools have been added to the line. It also mentions that the pocket size version of Tool Book No. 14 contains thirty-two fewer pages than the large-format catalog.


1923

Goodell-Pratt large format catalog, 1923

Large format catalog. Includes forty-eight more pages than the pocket-size catalog.


Goodell-Pratt catalog, 1923

Pocket-size catalog. Though the title indicates that the pocket size version is a "complete catalog," it contains forty-eight fewer pages than the large-format catalog. Among the exclusions: displays for dealers and introductory pages for classes of tools.


1926

Goodell-Pratt catalog, 1926

Pocket-size catalog. Introduces the company's new electric drills, a line acquired when it purchased the electric drill operation of the A. F. Way Company, of Hartford, Connecticut.


1930

 

Goodell-Pratt large format catalog, 1930

Large format catalog. First twenty-six pages are all illustrations, some in two-color. A bit braces page is shown at right. Features a thirteen-page, richly illustrated treatment of the company's electric tools as well.