Andrew Tuckwell, a
webmaster of the TATHS website sent me a note about their New
Year's gift to all interested in Vintage Tools and their
you like old tools, you will understand that old catalogues
hold an extraordinary amount of useful information. But
paper copies are rare and fragile, so sharing scans is a
good way to go.
We are pleased to
be able to offer, as a free download, a scan of the 237 page
1928 Marples Catalogue of "Shamrock" brand tools.
You can read it on
your PC, tablet, iPad, Kindle or smartphone, or print it for
your own personal use. It lists a huge range of Sheffield's
finest tools, from Adzes to Zinc Salt Saws - many for the
carpenter and joiner, but also tools for the cooper,
engineer, mason, basketmaker, plumber, gardener, decorator,
cook, saddler, shepherd, shoemaker, wheelwright, and many
It's a large-ish
file at 43Mb. The scan is at 300dpi, in colour. The text is
searchable, but is only as good as Tesseract OCR conversion
makes it, so for best results, just page through the whole
thing or use its own internal index, which is at the front.
As far as we are aware, this edition is not available
anywhere else on the web.
If you like it,
remember that we have a large range of catalogues which are
available for our members to download, or for anyone to buy
on disc, in our Shop."