Hoole Machine & Engraving Works
New York and Brooklyn, NY

Tool Types


Directory of American Toolmakers Information

While the "Est" date is 1832, this name and the Brooklyn address may be post-1900. The Hooles were America's most prolific bookbinding toolmakers, including John R. Hoole and his son, William E. Hoole.

Identifying Marks


General Information
Prints owing to Hoole design can be found in innumerable books from the 19th and 20th centuries.


Stamps for use in the bookbinding process typical of Hoole's designs:


Nelson, Robert E., Ed. (1999). Directory of American Toolmakers: A listing of identified makers of tools who worked in Canada and the United States before 1900. Early American Industries Association.

Hoole Machine and Engraving Works. (1911). Hoole Machine and Engraving Works. Facsimile of the original. The Special Publications Committee, Midwest Tool Collectors Association.