The Davistown Museum
Center for the Study of Early Tools
Scattered throughout The Davistown Museum are tools by important manufacturers who are also the subject of
information files compiled by the museum. This is a listing of our holdings for:
S. W. Card Mfg. Co.

Status Location
The Industrial Revolution (1865f.): Classic Period of American Machinists' Tools
Machinists' Tools
11115T1 Tap and die bio LPC MH
Tool steel, 3 5/16" long, 11/16" wide, sockets 3/8" tap, signed "S.W. CARD MANSFIELD, MASS." "TOSAMPLE 48".
This is a particularly small example, probably for a gunsmith or horologist.
30202T13 Tapping stock bio photo DTM MH
Steel, 5 1/2" long, signed "Card US No 0".
This diminutive tool is a product of one of New England's most important late classic period manufacturers of taps, dies, and related tools.
DATM (Nelson 1999) lists S. W. Card Mfg. Co., which was located in Mansfield, MA, as operating between 1874 - 1908 before being
bought out by the Union Twist Drill Co. of Athol. The factory building in Mansfield still stands.
11301T10 Tapping stock bio DTM MH
Cast steel, 4 1/2" long, signed "S. W. Card Mansfield Mass".

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