Items available for Education Loans from The Davistown 07-Aug-
Tools
Straight razor 110611T3
8.5" long handle, 3" long razor blade
signed "T. NOONAN & SONS CO BOSTON MASS", the trademark on the leather case reads
"Black Demon"
"Timothy Noonan was a Boston Hairdresser from 1871 through 1880. His primary address was
on Washington Street: at 723, then 913, and 910. Sometime after 1880, the company became
known as 'T. Noonan & Sons'. (http://www.hairraisingstories.com/Proprietors/NOONAN.html).
Wall scraper 121412T15
8 5/8" long, 3 3/4" cutting edge
signed "WALL SCRAPER" "USE BROOM STICK ->" "WARRANTEED STEEL"
Weavers' shears 71312T3
4 1/2" long, 1 1/2" wide, 1 5/8" cutting edge
signed "TREAT ENGLAND"
Horologist's screw plate 42012T2
7 3/4" long, 1 5/8" wide bio
signed "P S STUBS" "19 ENGLAND"
This tool is a watch and clock-makers' screw threading plate.
SubCategor Files
Crossing file 102012T12
9" long, 5/8" wide
signed "B ANTOINE GLARDON VALEORBE MADE IN SWITZERLAND"
Crossing file 102012T5
11" long, 3/4" wide
signed "MADE IN SWITZERLAND A VALLORBES"
Double cut square file 102012T11
19 1/2" long, 3/4" wide
signed "K&F U.S.A."
Kearney & Foot of Paterson, NJ and Philadelphia, PA, 1879-1897 used this mark. They made
files and handles. Eventually, they were acquired by Nicholson File Co. (Nelson 1999, 437).
Double cut wood file 92812T1
22 1/2" long, 1 3/4" wide
signed "WARRANTED CAST STEEL" (with a man on a horse) "W.A.T. ZACK & CO. Sheffield"
File 31811T16
6 1/2" long, 3/8" wide
signed "ASHWORTH"
This file is used for the second or fine cut. DATM (Nelson 1999) lists Sager Ashworth & Co. as
working in Lowell, MA, 1857-1871.

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