AMAZING Set of Nine Heavy Millwright's Framing Gouges by D.R. BARTON - 85247

$ 675.00
  • AMAZING Set of Nine Heavy Millwright's Framing Gouges by D.R. BARTON - 85247

AMAZING Set of Nine Heavy Millwright's Framing Gouges by D.R. BARTON - 85247

$ 675.00
Item #: 85247

21 1/2 to 15 inches long. Excellent condition. NEW hickory handles. A twelve pound set of gouges! Sizes: 1 3/4, 1 5/8, 1 3/8, 1 1/4, one inch in canal, one inch out cannel, 3/4, 5/8, and 3/8 inch. Wow! David R. Barton (b. 1805) began making planes soon after moving to Rochester, NY, to learn nail making. In 1848, after several failed partnerships, he went out on his own. Within two years, he expanded and employed 50 other plane makers. From 1856 to 1861, he employed prison labor in Kingston, Ontario. After a fire destroyed his factory in 1865, he formed D.R. BARTON & CO. with the Mack brothers. In 1874, the Macks took over control. After David Barton’s death the following year, the brothers renamed the firm MACK & MACK. They used the D.R. BARTON & CO. trade name through 1939.

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21 1/2 to 15 inches long. Excellent condition. NEW hickory handles. A twelve pound set of gouges! Sizes: 1 3/4, 1 5/8, 1 3/8, 1 1/4, one inch in canal, one inch out cannel, 3/4, 5/8, and 3/8 inch. Wow! David R. Barton (b. 1805) began making planes soon after moving to Rochester, NY, to learn nail making. In 1848, after several failed partnerships, he went out on his own. Within two years, he expanded and employed 50 other plane makers. From 1856 to 1861, he employed prison labor in Kingston, Ontario. After a fire destroyed his factory in 1865, he formed D.R. BARTON & CO. with the Mack brothers. In 1874, the Macks took over control. After David Barton’s death the following year, the brothers renamed the firm MACK & MACK. They used the D.R. BARTON & CO. trade name through 1939.