is an Internet Magazine that concentrates on hand tools, the toolmakers and the tool distributors that operated mostly between the mid-1800s and mid to late-1900s. Particular attention centers upon the markings and labels of such makers and distributors, specifically those that can be classified as manufacturers and/or major distributors. [more inside]
posted by zamboni
on Aug 13, 2012 -
Old Wood Working Machines.
Covering only North American manufactures, the OWWM website (referred to as the mothership) has 1160 scans of manuals, flyers, catalogs, and sales literature dating back over 100 years. The FAQ
is extensive and has exploded spinning off many pertinent articles
. OWWM also has almost 2200 user submitted, machinery profiles
showing machines as found and/or restored. One of the highlights is a write up on what appears to be the very first (PDF) Delta Unisaw
which was built before WWII and aside from mostly cosmetic changes is still built today.
posted by Mitheral
on Jan 24, 2005 -