Keen Kutter(r) Planes: The Simmons Hardware Company (Paperback)
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Collectors have long sought information about the Simmons Hardware Company and its Keen Kutter(R) tools. Now, one of the foremost authorities on tools offers a complete description and value guide for every Simmons Hardware Company brand name plane, scraper, router, and spoke shave along with dates of manufacture. Amply illustrated with over 200 catalog images, over 700 special brand names used by Simmons and 800+ Keen Kutter items are listed with important details of each. Simmons was a leader in the wholesale hardware field through the nearly 90 years of its existence (1874-1959), and its products have become a favorite among tool collectors. This new volume contains a history of Simmons Hardware Company and associated information prepared from the viewpoint of a collector. In addition to Keen Kutter, the tools produced under other Simmons brand names are listed, including Simmons(R), Chip-A-Way(R), Oak Leaf(R), Bay State(R), and Bailey's Blued(R). This is an important new resource for collectors and tool historians alike.
About the Author
Alvin Sellen is a nationally recognized tool historian.