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Stanley Catalogue No. 34
Ref: LAP-SC34

More than 100 years ago, Stanley Tools printed handsome catalogues that illustrated the company's woodworking and carpentry tools with detailed illustrations and descriptions of how the tools worked.

Though few of these catalogues survive, they are an invaluable source of information for hand-tool users, offering exploded parts lists of complex tools - such as the No. 45 plane - and advice on how the tools should best be used.

The catalogues are also a helpful way to identify tools you might find at auctions etc. (Do do you need a clapboard gauge, a wantage rod or a board stick?)

For a long time, Lost Art Press have sought to publish a crisp and classy catalogue from the heyday of Stanley Tools’ production of woodworking tools. So they collected a bunch of catalogues and finally settled on one printed in 1914 - one of their favourite eras of Stanley’s output.

This catalogue contains all the planes, hand drills, measuring tools, chisels and hundreds more that are critical to a workshop, but without a lot of the oddball stuff that came later.

It is printed at exactly the same size as the original (5½" x 7½") on hard and smooth paper that mimics the original. It is wrapped in a heavy softbound cover that is printed in dark blue ink. The only significant change Lost Art Press made to their version was to sew the signatures for durability. Like all Lost Art Press books, this is produced entirely in the United States.

Price: 22.50

Stanley Catalogue No. 34


Ref: CHT9138

A thoroughly researched account of the history of Record planes from the founding of the original company C & J Hampton in 1898 through the acquisition of the Preston List in the early 1930s to the position of Record Tools in 1998. Accompanying this is a reprint of the complete February 1938 No. 15 Catalogue, now considered the most representative and the peak of the pre-Second World War production. Dates for introduction of each plane after 1938 and various adaptations are all listed in great detail. The author has had full cooperation and approval of the firm in his researches. Illustrations of planes and parts appear throughout the text. Appropriate patent documents are included, also a guide to recent prices realized.

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Price: 20.00



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