Tool Information Files
The revolutionary impact of the internet now allows the construction of a detailed electronic encyclopedia of New England's most important toolmakers. This task is an essential component of constructing an archaeology of tools of the maritime culture of Maine. Visitors to this website can be extremely helpful by providing us citations of publications and website links pertaining to the many 18th and 19th century tool manufacturers and toolmakers who created the hand tools that helped build America.
All currently identified Davistown (Liberty and Montville) tool makers are listed in the Davistown History Project section of this website. If you have any additional information on these tool makers, please contact the Museum. Documentation of tool makers living in Liberty and Montville as well as in other nearby locations is one of the missions of The Davistown Museum. If anyone would like to set up a special file on the toolmakers in any community in Hancock, Waldo, Knox or Lincoln counties or has additional information on local toolmakers please contact the Museum.
Link here to the information on Maine toolmakers living outside of the Davistown Plantation area. As we collect information on the activities of these toolmakers, their files will be constructed or expanded in this location in our website. If you have any information other than that posted below on any Maine toolmaker that you would like to make available, please contact the Museum. Please note these listings also include tool users in the Museum collection who did not make their own tool.
Information files are currently available for:
Brown & Sharpe Co.Almond Mfg. Co., Fitchburg, MA
S. W. Card Mfg. Co.
Charles P. Fay
J. M. King & Co.
L. S. Starrett Co.
J. Stevens & Company