Simonds Guide for Carpenters,
This booklet was
provided by Walt Cheever, member of
OldTools mailing list. Thank you Walt!
booklet was produced sometime in late 1911 or 1912.
Unfortunately, there is no exact date of print for this publication.
We base the date
on listing of factories and branch offices and images of two
factories printed in the booklet.
The Lockport, NY
steel mill was built in 1910 and begun production in 1911.
factory is listed on the first page of the booklet and it is the
latest event in the timeline of the company expansion during
publication of this catalog.
The next catalog that we have
is copyrighted in 1914 and includes Spokane, Wash. and Memphis,
Tenn. branches, both established in 1913.
is quite peculiar that the publication of this size and
published by the company of recognized leadership in the
industry, did not includes publication date. Fortunately
for researchers of old tools, other available
information sources help in identification.
this Simonds Guide for Carpenters, we aim to introduce such
rules as have been found reliable, and will facilitate the daily
work of every reader.
object is to direct your attention to the Simonds Saws,
illustrated in the latter pages, and to create an interest which
will result in a trial of a Simonds Hand Saw, for we are
positively sure the quality will be found enough superior to win
the confidence of every intelligent mechanic.
Very truly Yours,
Simonds Mfg. Co.