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The latest TATHS publication for members is now on sale.

The publication which was issued to all TATHS members last year is now available for purchase by non members in the Shop section of the website.

Thomas Marquois was a Huguenot, living in London in the last quarter of the 18th century. Around 1778, he invented a set of parallel scales that greatly simplified military sketching in the field. The set consisted of two scale rules and a right-angle triangle.

Although Marquois sank into obscurity after his death in 1802, his scales did not and Marquois parallel scales are described in nearly every English book on mathematical instruments published during the nineteenth century. Many of the best-known mathematical and scientific instrument makers offered them. Numerous examples are found in tool sales and antique shops.

In this monograph, the author outlines Marquois's life, explains how the scales were used, who made them and several later improvements. It includes Marquois's own instructions for their use.

210 x 264mm 86 pp ISBN 978-0-947673-24-6

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{ppShopItem MARQ /Marquois (UK) / 7.00}
{ppShopItem MARQ /Marquois (Eur) / 9.50}
{ppShopItem MARQ /Marquois (RoW) / 15.50}

* Please note that customers in the USA should order this title from Astragal Press, not from TATHS.

This important publication describes a unique set of over 200 tools from the late eighteenth century, giving an extraordinary insight into the trade practices of the time. The tools were bought by Joseph Seaton for his son Benjamin but were hardly used - instead they survive intact, with an original inventory recording the prices paid at Christopher Gabriel's London toolshop, and can be seen in the Guildhall Museum, Rochester, Kent.

This second edition is much bigger and more detailed than the very popular first edition. It has more photographs (many in colour) and revised text from expert tool historians.

Also included are measured drawings of many of the tools and of the chest itself.

210 x 264mm 180pp ISBN 978-0947673-21-5

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 {ppShopItem SEAT /Tool Chest Benjamin Seaton (UK) / 23.50}  {ppShopItem SEAT /Tool Chest Benjamin Seaton (Eur) / 26.50}  {ppShopItem SEAT /Tool Chest Benjamin Seaton (RoW) / 33.50}

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Reprint of a booklet, written by C. C. Taintor and published by the Taintor Mfg. Company, New York in 1908.

The author was the inventor of the Taintor Saw Set and this booklet describes how to sharpen and set a saw and, of course, the use of his saw set.

86 x 158mm  24pp  ISBN 978-0-947673-22-2

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{ppShopItem TCOS / The Care of Saws (UK) / 3.00}
{ppShopItem TCOS / The Care of Saws (Eur) / 6.50}
{ppShopItem TCOS / The Care of Saws (RoW) / 9.00}

A facsimile of a very early directory of Sheffield, first published by Gale and Martin in 1787. The full title is "A Directory of Sheffield Including the Manufacturers of Adjacent Villages: with the several marks of the Scissor and Filesmiths, Edgetool and Sickle Makers. To which are added, the Regular Setting out and Return of Posts; And a Correct List of the Coaches & Wagons"

Entries show the wide range of trades that could be found in the Sheffield area, from  anvil makers, through the makers of buttons, edge tools, fenders, files and leather inkpots, to the makers of penknives, saws and scissors.

Alongside their addresses are reproductions of their distinctive marks, making this directory useful in identifying the makers of surviving eighteenth century hand tools.

An introduction by tool historian Jane Rees sets the historical context.

128 pp

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 {ppShopItem 1787 /1787 Directory of Sheffield (UK) / 3.50}  {ppShopItem 1787 /1787 Directory of Sheffield (Eur) / 6.50}  {ppShopItem 1787 /1787 Directory of Sheffield (RoW) / 9.00}

A collection on CD of scans of historic tool catalogues not easily available elsewhere, mostly from members' own libraries.

An essential reference for the collector or student of tool history, this disk includes:

Chesterman No 102 (not dated) 124 pages
Stanley Tools 134-E (not dated) 231 pages
George Adams (c1912) 387 pages
Nettlefold and Sons (1911) tools section only 50 pages
Hardware Trade Journal Key List (1950s) 228 pages
Governor / Trojan / EC Atkins (not dated) 124 pages
John Davis Mining, Surveying, Engineering and Mathematical Instruments (1898) 52 pages
John Davis Optical, Mathematical & Philosophical Instruments (1860) 10 pages
Isaac Greaves Gambia (not dated) 18 pages
Simonds Guide for Carpenters (1914) 64 pages
Thomas Smith Spanners Issue G (1930s) 20 pages
Thomas Smith Spanners Issue K (1930s) 20 pages
Pike Manufacturing Co No 14 (1926) 80 pages
Pike Manufacturing Co How to Sharpen (1922) 48 pages
William Ridgway Woodboring Tools Issue B36 (1938) 40 pages
Jas. Williamson & Son Varnishes (not dated) 17 pages

All scans are in pdf format, suitable to print for your own use, or read on your PC, tablet or phone.

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 {ppShopItem CD2 / Catalogues on disk 2 (UK) / 7.00}  {ppShopItem CD2 / Catalogues on disk 2 (Eur) / 9.50}  {ppShopItem CD2 / Catalogues on disk 2 (RoW) / 10.50}

A collection on CD of scans of copies of historic tool catalogues mostly held at the Society's Tool Collection at Amberley.

An essential reference for the collector or student of tool history, this disk includes:

Alldays & Onions - Anvils and blacksmith's tools
William Barnsley & Sons (1927) - Shoemaking
William Barnsley & Sons (1938) - Shoemaking
James Chesterman (1925) - Measuring equipment
Rabone No 29 - Measuring equipment
A. Copley (1952) - Stonemason's tools
Christopher Johnson 'Flag Brand' - Cutlery
Albert Jagger (1908) - Coach lamps
Albert Jagger (1910) - Coach ironmongery
W. Langley List 12 - Cooperage
W. Loftus - Brewing requisites
Charles Nurse (1891) - General tools
Charles Nurse (1908) - General tools
James Howarth (1884) - General tools
William Greaves & Son Export Catalogue G - General tools

All scans are in pdf format, suitable to print for your own use, or read on your PC, tablet or phone.

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{ppShopItem CD4 /Catalogues on disk no 4 (UK) / 7.00}
{ppShopItem CD4 /Catalogues on disk no 4 (Eur) / 9.50}
{ppShopItem CD4 /Catalogues on disk no 4 (RoW) / 10.50}

A reprint on CD of the Directory of American Toolmakers, published by the Early American Industries Association.

The CD contains a list of approximately 14,000 toolmakers working in Canada and the United States before 1900. The 1999 print edition, which ran to 1200 pages, soon sold out but in response to continued interest the EAIA produced this convenient electronic version.

The main feature is the Directory itself in pdf format, listing toolmakers by Name, Location, Working Dates, Types of Tools made, Sources, Birth and Death dates and Trade Marks. Many entries include supplementary text giving more background and history of the companies listed. It is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in American tools and their makers.

The CD also includes sample articles from the EAIA journal The Chronicle and an index to its contents for 1988-2006

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{ppShopItem DATM /Directory American Toolmakers (UK) / 10.00}
{ppShopItem DATM /Directory American Toolmakers (Eur) / 13.50}
{ppShopItem DATM /Directory American Toolmakers (RoW) / 14.50}

*Please note that customers in the US and Canada should order this item from the EAIA.

To celebrate 25 years of TATHS, a special edition of Tools & Trades was published in 2008, containing a selection of articles from the Journal and the Newsletter.

Subjects include: wheelwrights; planemaking in York, whetstones, riving wood, an apprenticeship at Norris & Sons, John Littlewood of Sheffield, the tool bass; sailmakers' seam rubbers and several others.

176 x 250mm 170pp  ISBN 978 0 947673 19 2

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{ppShopItem 25AC /25 Anniversary Collection (UK) /4.00}
{ppShopItem 25AC /25 Anniversary Collection (Eur) / 7.50}

{ppShopItem 25AC /25 Anniversary Collection (RoW) / 12.00}

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