Clean Set of Twelve D.R. BARTON 1832 Socket Firmer Chisels in Wooden Box - 84035 - AS OF DEC. 14

$ 695.00
  • Clean Set of Twelve D.R. BARTON 1832 Socket Firmer Chisels in Wooden Box - 84035

Clean Set of Twelve D.R. BARTON 1832 Socket Firmer Chisels in Wooden Box - 84035 - AS OF DEC. 14

$ 695.00
Item #: 84035

A very clean set with mostly original handles. Sizes 1/8 to two inch. All chisels are original to the set. Custom 18 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch box. 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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A very clean set with mostly original handles. Sizes 1/8 to two inch. All chisels are original to the set. Custom 18 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch box. 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.