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International Tool Catalog Library

The International Tool Catalog Library includes manufacturer's and dealer's catalogs, advertisements, and related literature of tools of all trades. The emphasis is on hand tools, portable power tools, and tool-making. It also includes machinery from industries that may not be well-represented on other websites.

The collection is a resource for tool collectors, tool sellers, historians, teachers, and descendants of tool manufacturer's owners and employees. The majority of items are in the public domain. Some scans by others are designated for non-commercial use only, including watermarked items. Others may be subject to US and international copyright laws, and are included for reference and advertising purposes. 

To search for a specific tool, use the box Search this Collection and select Text contents.

To search by country, choose Topics & Subjects and select tool catalogue (English), Canadian tool catalogue, catalogue d'outils (French), Werkzeugkatalog (German), Schweizer Werkzeugkatalog and catalogue d'outils suisse (Swiss) and so forth. Export catalogs in another language will be listed under the home country. Selecting tool catalog will get American catalogs and all others.

The oldest general tool catalog is 1823, John Walker's General List of Prices of Hardware, Saddlery, Plated and Japanned Wares, Cutlery, &c. The oldest are 1767 and 1769, A Short Description and List, with the Prices of the Instruments of Husbandry, Made in the Factory... by Mr. John Wynn Baker.

In April, 2019 we are added advertisements from hardware magazines. These are for more-collected tools like levels and wrenches, small makers with no catalogs available, full-page ads, and those for multiple products. Adding an item to the Archive creates a listing for the manufacturer's name that makes it easy to find in internet searches. Additionally, we have learned by going through hardware magazines that Google searches frequently don't pick up every ad. In May, 2019 we added more portable electric power tool catalogs and ads.       

The Library welcomes donations or loans of paper catalogs, scanned images, or pdf files. We greatly appreciate the donations received to date. Particular needs include:
  • Axe, vise, and knife catalogs from all countries
  • 1970s-1980s German and Japanese hand and power tool catalogs
  • Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish hand tool catalogs
Contact wvamark21@gmail.com. Member of Mid-West Tool Collectors Association.  Historian at VintageMachinery.org (May 2019). Garage Journal member # 189201. For Twitter updates on new catalogs, follow twitter.com/Wvamark #InternationalToolCatalogLibrary To see non-tool catalogs and other items that I have uploaded, see my most recent uploads and look for Community Texts.

My scans are with an Epson V800 (replaced a Canon Pixma 870 in late Dec. 2018), edited with PDF Studio 12, and viewed with Foxit Reader.

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International Tool Catalog Library
by William Marples & Sons, Ltd.
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234 p., illus., 26.6 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalogue, tool catalog, woodworking tools, marking tools, cooper's tools, upholstery tools,...
International Tool Catalog Library
by Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Co.
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426 p., illus., 16.4 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, machinist's tools, measuring tools
International Tool Catalog Library
by Stanley Tools Division
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228 p., illus., 17.7 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, carpentry tools, woodworking tools, planes, levels, hammers
International Tool Catalog Library
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12 p., illus., 27.8 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, hammers, axes, hatchets, True Temper
International Tool Catalog Library
by Goodell-Pratt Co.
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405 p., illus., 13.8 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, drills, screwdrivers, vises, levels, bit braces
International Tool Catalog Library
by Peck, Stow & Wilcox Co.
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66 p., illus., 22.48 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, drills, wood chisels, hammers, pliers, wrenches, horticultural tools, sheet metal...
International Tool Catalog Library
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274 p., illus., 25.1 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, saws, hand saws, sawmills, machine knives, bit braces, crosscut saws, mill saws
International Tool Catalog Library
by Millers Falls Co.
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179 p., illus., 17.1 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, woodworking tools, planes, drills, saws, machinist's tools, power tools, bit braces
International Tool Catalog Library
by Nicholson File Co.
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52 p., illus., 15.2 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, files and rasps
International Tool Catalog Library
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160 p., illus., 28.1 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, automotive tools, auto body tools, wrenches, pliers, tool boxes and chests,...
International Tool Catalog Library
by American Fork & Hoe Co.
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234 p., illus., 27.9 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, hammers, hatchets, axes, agricultural tools, gardening tools, scythes, True Temper
International Tool Catalog Library
by Woden Tools Ltd.
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61 p., illus., 17.6 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, tool catalogue, engineer's tools, joiner's tools, woodworking tools, planes, cramps
International Tool Catalog Library
by Henry Disston & Sons, Inc.
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122 p., illus., 26.7 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, saws, hand saws, trowels, machine knives, files and rasps, horticultural tools,...
International Tool Catalog Library
by Sears, Roebuck & Co.
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52 p., illus., 27.8 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, automotive tools, wrenches, woodworking tools
676 p., illus., 25.0 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalogue, manufacturers' directory
International Tool Catalog Library
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513 p., illus., 25.8 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, hardware store catalog, woodworking tools, hand saws, planes, agricultural tools,...
International Tool Catalog Library
by Snap-on Tools Corp.
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136 p., illus., 27.7 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, automotive tools, auto body tools, wrenches, pliers, tool boxes and chests,...
International Tool Catalog Library
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148 p., illus., 19.9 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, measuring tools, machinist's tools
International Tool Catalog Library
by James Neill & Co., Ltd.
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54 p., illus., 20.8 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, tool catalogue, saws, engineer's tools, machinist's tools, magnets
International Tool Catalog Library
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92 p., illus., 22.6 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, woodworking tools, vises, clamps, saw sets, concrete tools, builder's hardware, lawn...
International Tool Catalog Library
by Fayette R. Plumb, Inc.
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22 p., illus., 27.9 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, hammers, hatchets, axes, files and rasps
58 p., illus., 27.3 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalogue, tool catalog, measuring tools, levels
International Tool Catalog Library
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207 p., illus., 25.1 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, woodworking tools, planes, drills, saws, bit braces
International Tool Catalog Library
by Joseph Tyzack & Son Ltd.
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favorite 3
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181 p., illus, 25.8 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, tool catalogue, hand saws, wood chisels, files and rasps, trowels, hammers, knives,...
International Tool Catalog Library
by Rock Island Manufacturing Co.
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16 p., illus., 27.0 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, vises
International Tool Catalog Library
by Stanley Rule & Level Co.
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149 p., illus., 18.7 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, carpentry tools, woodworking tools, planes, levels, measuring tools, drills, hammers
International Tool Catalog Library
by William Hunt & Sons, The Brades Ltd.
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110 p., illus., 27.2 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalogue, tool catalog, joiner's tools, woodworking tools, wood chisels, axes, auger bits,...
International Tool Catalog Library
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38 p., illus., 27.7 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, clamps, chisels and punches, wrenches, drills
International Tool Catalog Library
by W. Tyzack, Sons and Turner, Ltd.
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75 p., illus., 26.7 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, tool catalogue, agricultural tools, hand saws, files and rasps, trowels, hammers
International Tool Catalog Library
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8 p., illus., 27.7 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, sheet metal tools, tinsmith's tools
International Tool Catalog Library
by Sears, Roebuck & Co.
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52 p., illus., 27.6 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, automotive tools, wrenches, woodworking tools
International Tool Catalog Library
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86 p., illus, 33.5 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, woodworking tools, hand saws, axes, hammers, blacksmithing tools, agricultural tools
International Tool Catalog Library
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55 p., illus., 16.4 cm, trade catalogĀ 
Topics: tool catalog, nand punches, scissors and shears, sheet metal machines, bench punches, aviation tools
International Tool Catalog Library
by Mac Allied Tools Corp.
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128 p., illus., 17.0 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, automotive tools, wrenches
International Tool Catalog Library
by True Temper Corp.
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24 p., illus., 27.9 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, hammers, axes, hatchets, agricultural tools, mattocks and picks, True Temper,...
International Tool Catalog Library
by E.C. Atkins & Co.
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20 p., illus., 27.8 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, saws, hand saws, woodworking tools
International Tool Catalog Library
by Sears, Roebuck & Co.
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100 p., illus., 27.1 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, automotive tools, woodworking tools, welding equipment, power tools
International Tool Catalog Library
by Kraeuter & Company, Inc.
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34 p., illus., 21.3 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, automotive tools, machinist's tools, pliers, wrenches, masonry tools, chisels and...
International Tool Catalog Library
by Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Co.
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eye 1,424
favorite 2
comment 0
100 p., illus., 26.8 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, machinist's tools, measuring tools, speed indicators
International Tool Catalog Library
by Lincoln Electric Co.
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4 p., illus., 27.7 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, welding equipment
International Tool Catalog Library
by Sears, Roebuck & Co.
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eye 1,369
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98 p., illus., 27.1 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, woodworking machinery, metal lathes, washing machines, cookware, builder's hardware,...
International Tool Catalog Library
by William Marples & Sons, Ltd.
texts
eye 1,360
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comment 0
36 p., illus., 17.9 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, tool catalogue, woodworking tools, wood chisels, planes, hand saws
International Tool Catalog Library
by E.C. Atkins & Co.
texts
eye 1,319
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comment 0
44 p., illus., 22.5 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, workshop, hand saws, woodworking
International Tool Catalog Library
by William Marples & Sons, Ltd.
texts
eye 1,279
favorite 4
comment 0
76 p., illus., 21.1 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalogue, tool catalog, carpentry tools, joiner's tools, wood chisels, planes, axes, marking...
International Tool Catalog Library
texts
eye 1,262
favorite 0
comment 0
178 p., illus., 18.1 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, measuring tools, machinist's tools
364 p., illus., 27.1 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalogue, tool catalog, woodworking tools, saws, wood chisels, trowels
International Tool Catalog Library
by Nicholson File Co.
texts
eye 1,209
favorite 0
comment 0
86 p., illus., 27.9 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, saws, hand saws, files and rasps
International Tool Catalog Library
by Unit Rail Anchor Company, Inc.
texts
eye 1,202
favorite 1
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32 p., illus., 27.9 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, railroad tools, hammers, blacksmithing tools, stone masonry tools, mattocks and...
International Tool Catalog Library
texts
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196 p., illus., 17.8 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, woodworking tools, planes, hammers, wood chisels, bit braces
International Tool Catalog Library
by Behr-Manning Division Norton Co.
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eye 1,192
favorite 1
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40 p., illus., 23.6 cm, trade catalogĀ 
Topics: tool catalog, sharpening stones, grinding wheels, sharpening
International Tool Catalog Library
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260 p., illus., 17.6 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, woodworking tools, planes, drills, saws, machinist's tools, marking tools, power...
International Tool Catalog Library
by Belknap, Inc.
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120 p., illus., 26.5 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, hardware store catalog
International Tool Catalog Library
by Henry Disston & Sons, Inc.
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eye 1,181
favorite 1
comment 0
116 p., illus., 17.9 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, saws, hand saws, trowels, hacksaws, machine knives, files and rasps, horticultural...
International Tool Catalog Library
by Spear & Jackson Ltd.
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78 p., illus., 23.9 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, tool catalogue, saws, hand saws, saw history
International Tool Catalog Library
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84 p., illus., 24.4 cm, tool catalog
Topics: tool catalogue, tool catalog, hand saws, saws, wood chisels, axes, joiner's tools, gardening tools,...
International Tool Catalog Library
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140 p., illus, 15.8 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, saws, hand saws, trowels, files and rasps, horticultural tools, crosscut saws, mill...
International Tool Catalog Library
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eye 1,098
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21 p., illus., 23.8 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, tool catalogue, wood chisels, woodturning tools, builder's tools
International Tool Catalog Library
by David Maydole Hammer Co.
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eye 1,088
favorite 2
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32 p., illus., 23.0 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, hammers, carpentry tools, machinist's tools
International Tool Catalog Library
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798 p., illus., 27.7 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, hardware store catalog, automotive tools, wrenches, automotive parts and accessories,...
International Tool Catalog Library
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eye 1,078
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84 p., illus., 27.3 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, wrenches, pliers, automotive tools
International Tool Catalog Library
by Charles Parker Company
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eye 1,078
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80 p., illus., 22.2 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, vises, machinist's tools, woodworking tools
International Tool Catalog Library
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251 p., illus., 25.1 cm, trade catalogĀ 
Topics: tool catalog, saws, mill saws, hand saws, crosscut saws, bit braces
International Tool Catalog Library
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eye 1,048
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1 p., illus., 30.1 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, vises
8 p., illus., 27.9 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, sheet metal tools, sheet metal machines, tinsmith's tools, vocational education
International Tool Catalog Library
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eye 1,017
favorite 1
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172 p., illus., 18.4 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, measuring tools, machinist's tools
International Tool Catalog Library
by Warren Tool Corp.
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favorite 1
comment 0
8 p., illus., 27.8 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, hammers, mauls, picks, blacksmithing tools
International Tool Catalog Library
by J.H. Williams & Co.
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eye 976
favorite 0
comment 0
100 p., illus., 17.7 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, auto body tools, automotive tools, wrenches, machinist's tools, clamps, nippers
International Tool Catalog Library
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eye 967
favorite 3
comment 0
60 p., illus., 17.3 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, planes, woodworking tools
International Tool Catalog Library
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eye 966
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53 p., illus., 17.5 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, tool catalogue, saws, hand saws, blacksmithing, toolmaking
International Tool Catalog Library
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eye 962
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19 p., illus., 23.1 cm, tool catalog
Topics: tool catalog, tool catalogue, wood chisels, wood carving tools
International Tool Catalog Library
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eye 955
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106 p., illus., 27.3 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, tool catalogue, hand saws, saws, hammers, wood chisels, axes, joiner's tools,...
International Tool Catalog Library
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eye 940
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52 p., illus., 25.1 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, cutlery, scissors and shears, snips, sewing tools
International Tool Catalog Library
by Bonney Forge & Tool Works
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eye 935
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120 p., illus., 17.4 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, auto body tools, wrenches, automotive tools, refrigeration tools, hammers
International Tool Catalog Library
by Littlestown Hardware & Foundry Co.
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eye 931
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4 p., illus., 27.9 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, vises
International Tool Catalog Library
by Simonds Manufacturing Co.
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eye 926
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185 p., illus., 15.2 cm, trade catalog
Topics: tool catalog, saws, hand saws, files and rasps, machine knives, crosscut saws, mill saws