Items of Interest to the Tool Collector World - Found during other research.
This sections is specifically for collecting those interesting items we discover while researching other topics.
Here is a link to a very interesting book on English & American Tool Makers, published in 1916. If you're looking for older (18th & 19th century) history on hand tools, this is a good read.
War Department Announcement ordering the "discontinuation of production" of certain tools/wrenches due to War conservation. From "Machinery, Volume 25, 1918
A fantastic reference for the history of J. H. Williams by Mrs. Maggie Blanck.