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A Brown & Sharpe Catalogue Collection,
1868 to 1899

Introduction by Kenneth L. Cope

Anyone who collects or studies 19th century machine tools and machinist’s tools will be delighted with the three catalogs that are reprinted in this valuable book.

The first is the 1868 catalog, the first offered by the newly formed Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Co. and also the first to offer products from its related company, Darling, Brown & Sharpe.


The second catalog, issued in 1887, contains a much larger range of products, reflecting the company’s rapid expansion.

The last catalog, issued in 1899, is dedicated to machinist’s tools only. No collector or industrial historian should be without this collection, unless, of course, he is fortunate enough to own the originals.

291 pages, Paperback, B&W, 6" x 9", © 1997
Order Number: AP76X...........$19.95 $14.95

“Top quality…the catalogue collection is one that should be in every serious collector’s library.” —The Gristmill

"An excellent reference guide for collectors and historians." — Sn3 Modeler

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