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Hummel, Charles F. / "English Tools in America: The Evidence of the Dominys" from Winterthur Portfolio
(Winter 1965)

English firms producing tools used by the Dominy craftsmen,   pp. 37-46 PDF (2.3 MB)


Page 37

ENGLISH FIRMS PRODUCING TOOLS USED BY
THE DOMINY CRAFTSMEN
ASHTON AND JACKSON
FLAT FILE: 1838-1861; steel; L. (including American white-ash handle) 13%"
(57.26.529, Gift of HENRY B. DU PONT).
C. ~(
The "flat," or "entering," file marked ASHTON & / JACKSON and WAR-
RANTED / CAST STEEL was used to smooth flat surfaces or corners joined at right
angles. The manufacturer is first listed in the Directory of 1841 at 76 South Street,
Sheffield, with the designation "American Merchants and Manufacturers." The com-
pany does not appear in the previous Directory, published in 1837, suggesting the part-
nership may have been formed between 1838 and 1841. In the 1849 Directory the firm
is identified as "cutlery, file &c manufacturers." It continues to be listed in this manner
until 1861, when it disappears from the directories.
BUTCHER, WILLIAM
METALWORKING FILE: 1818-1828; steel; L. (including horn handle) 1578"
(57.26.484, Gift of HENRY B. DU PONT).
- ~-'- ~.s.
MORTISE CHISEL: 1818-1828; steel; L. (includi
(57.26.65, Gift of HENRY B. DU PONT).
ng American ash handle) 107s"
MORTISE CHISEL: 1818-1828; steel; L. (including American hard-pine handle)
11 7/16" (57.26.237, Gift of HENRY B. DU PONT).
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