The Old Tool Reprint Room

Reprints: N-Standard

Some of the reprints listed here were re-created from damaged originals. Others, especially those reprinted by Ken Roberts, have had additional pages of background information added to them. Conversely, some titles were not reproduced in their entirety in order to keep production costs down. Most reprints sell at a fraction of the cost of the originals, so building a library of them is far more economical in terms of time and money than seeking out originals.

Some of the reprints listed are still in print and available from the publisher. Others are can be located when offered for sale by antique tool and used book dealers or on online auction sites. Copies regularly turn up at old tool swap meets and in estates of tool collectors.

National Saw Company

National Saw Company catalog, ca. 1895


Nicholson File Company

A Treatise on Files, 1878


Norris & Son

Norris Metal Planes, book


North Brothers Manufacturing Company

North Brothers Manufacturing Company catalog, 1908


North Brothers Manufacturing Company catalog, 1912


Norvell, Saunders

Forty Years of Hardware, book


Ohio Tool Company

Ohio Tool Company plane booklet, ca. 1900


Ohio Tool Company catalog, ca. 1910


Oldham, Joshua

Joshua Oldham, New York, U.S.A.: Catalogue and Price List


Orr & Lockett Hardware Company

Orr & Lockett Hardware Company catalog, 1898.


Osborne — C. S. Osborne & Company

C. S. Osborne & Company catalog, 1911


Owatonna Tool Company

Owatonna Tool Company catalog, 1925



Peck — A. G. Peck & Company

A. G. Peck & Company catalog, 1891.


Peck Stow & Wilcox Company

Peck Stowe & Wilcox Company catalog, 1899


Peck Stowe & Wilcox Company catalog, 1927


Phelps Manufacturing Company

Phelps Manufacturing Company catalog, ca. 1941


Pike Manufacturing Company

Pikehelps Manufacturing Company booklet, 1913


Pomeroy, A.H.

A. H. Pomeroy catalog, 1886


Preston — Edward Preston & Sons

Edward Preston & Sons catalog, 1901


Edward Preston & Sons catalog, 1909


Edward Preston & Sons centenary booklet, 1925


Rabone — John Rabone & Son

John Rabone & Son slide rule book, ca. 1867


John Rabone & Son slide rule book, 1880


John Rabone catalog, 1892


Rayl — T. B. Rayl Company

 T. B. Rayl & Company catalog, ca. 1888


Rayl's catalog, ca. 1905


Record Works

record tools catalog, 1938



Rose, Joshua

Pattern Maker's Assistant, manual


Roys & Wilcox


Russell & Tremain Company

Russell's Screw Power Mower and Reaper booklet, ca. 1862


Russell Jennings Manufacturing Company

Russell Jennings Manufacturing Company price list, 1884


Russell-Jennings Company catalog, ca. 1899


Russell-Jennings Company poster, 1907Russell-Jennings Company poster, reverse


Sandusky Tool Company

Sandusky Tool Company catalog, 1877


Sandusky Tool Company catalog, 1925


Sargent & Company

Sargent and Company catalog, 1911


Sargent & Company catalog, 1925


Sargent catalog collection by Astragal Press, 1993


Sawyer Tool Manufacturing Company

Sawyer Tool Manufacturing Company catalog, 1904


Sears, Roebuck and Company

Sears, Roebuck and Company blacksmiths' catalog, ca. 1910


Shannon, J. B.

J. B. Shannon catalog, 1873


Shapleigh Hardware Company

Diamond Edge Planes price list, 1927


Shipman — A. H. Shipman Bracket Saw Company

A. H. Shipman Bracket Saw Company catalog, 1881


Simmons Hardware Company

Standard-Simmons Hardware Company want book, ca. 1912


Simmons Hardware Company exhibit guide, 1915


Keen Kutter catalog, 1930 Keen Kutter catalog, Smith reprint, 1930


Simmons Hardware Company pocket knives catalog section, 1930


Simonds Manufacturing Company


Simonds Manufacturing Company catalog, 1919


Smith — H. D. Smith & Company

H. D. Smith and Company catalog, 1920


Smith, Joseph

J. Smith's Key to the Various Manufactories of Sheffield, 1816


Smith, Otis A.

Otis A. Smith catalog, 1905


Spear & Jackson, Ltd.


Spiers, Stewart


Kne Roberts' compilation on Spiers and Norris planes


Standard Rule Company

Standard Rule Company catalog, ca. 1885


Standard Tool Company

Standard Tool Company catalog, ca. 1899