Resources: Tools

Early Rhode Island Toolmakers and Tradesmen Index of early RI toolmakers and tradesmen including marks and advertisments.(makers of ships, carriages, houses, furniture).

Hand Tool Preservation of Australia Directory of Australian Tool Manufactures and Makers ~ History & Heritage - Tools & Trades - Preservation of the Past - Antiques & Artefacts - Ancient Manual Arts

Rose Antique Tools  Rose Tools offers tons of information on tools and the companies that sold them. Scanned copies of many old catalogs to help you to identify a tool you may be have. New Information added to help identify your old tools! Adobe pdf files for complete antique tool catalogs I will be working on more catalogs soon for you to download and help identify your tools they will all be in adobe pdf form so check back for more great catalogs from the past.

The Davistown Museum  The Davistown Museum is a regional tool, history and art museum located in Liberty Village, Maine. The museum is unique among New England institutions in utilizing the hand tools of colonial and 18th and 19th century New England as a medium for exploring state, regional and local history. Searchable website.

The Tools & Trades History Society  The Tools and Trades History Society (TATHS) was founded in 1983 to further the knowledge and understanding of hand tools and the trades and people that used them. ~ The tools and equipment of historic trades are now often the only surviving evidence of what were once common everyday activities. The Society seeks to preserve these artifacts and to investigate, record and interpret the past and present performance of trades. Membership society. Links to resource information including photo galleries.


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