On this page I will try to provide information that I have found useful on the internet. I would like to thank the people who have done this research and have left links to Authors and Organizations where available. If you're a collector or even a casual user it's always interesting to know who and where.
It may be necessary to cut & paste some of the links.
Many thanks to:
Emil & Martyl Pollak for their fine books American Plane Makers
Patented Transitional and Metallic Planes In America Roger K Smith
British Planemakers by W L Goodman
Tool Group of Canada
WK Fine Tools
List of British chisel makers and logos. In German but Google translates it.
Swedish Chisels History & Makers Thanks to Glen Cross
identify a tool by patent number
Addis Chisels http://www.wkfinetools.com/contrib2/TweedaleG/Addis/addisFamily-01.asp
How to identify a planes' maker
Date your Stanley Plane flowchart
Stanley planes by type identifying http://learni.st/learnings/850-rexmill-com-hand-planes-101-the-resource?board_id=225
Stanley Tool Works... Stanley is a tough one to get info on.
http://www.davistownmuseum.org/bioStanley.htm A wealth of knowledge
http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.html Patrick Leech Blood & Gore
History of Stanley tools
Stanley (Canada) Roxton Pond PQ
Auburn Tool Co.
John Bell John Bell was a prolific Philadelphia plane maker with a working career from 1829 to 1851. Bibighaus was the brother-in-law to John Bell. He was a prolific planemaker as early as 1840.
Carter E. C. & E.C. All related business through family.
Awards at the thirty-third annual exhibition of the New York Agricultural Society, Albany, NY, October 1873: Edward Carter, Troy, N. Y.: boring machine: Bronze Medal.
From The city of Troy and Its Vicinity, by Arthur James Weise, 1886, has the following writeup:
EDWARD CARTER, manufacturer of carpenters' planes, mechanics' tools, wood mouldings, and ornamental work, Nos. 22 to 40 Spring Avenue; salesroom, No. 203 River Street.
The manufacture of planes and tools was begun in Troy in 1828, by Simeon Rowell, at No. 38 Ferry Street. His successors were Charles S. Rowell, rear No. 52 Congress Street, 1832; Jared West, 1832; Richard Carter, March, 1833; R. & L. Carter, No. 11 Ferry Street, 1835; E. & C. Carter (Edward and Charles), No. 11 Ferry Street, 1847; Edward Carter, No. 11 River Street, 1854; E. & C. Carter (Edward and Cyrus), No. 249 River Street, 1862; Edward Carter, No. 249 River Street, 1865.
Besides manufacturing tools, moulding, stair rails, Edward Carter executes, on orders, circular and scroll sawing, planing and turning. His sales of tools is extensive, not only in the United States, but in the West Indies, South America, Australia, and the Sandwich Islands.
Casey & Co see Auburn Tool Co.
Everything you needed to know about antique woodworking planes http://philipmarshall.net/pdf/gilmore_1978_apt_dating_architectural_moulding_profiles.pdf
Chaplin's Patented Hand Planes.htm
http://www.brasscityrecords.com/toolworks/museum/union%207/union%20x%207.html Thanks to Walt at Brass City Records check him out
H Wells Williamsburg Mass. circa 1865
Ohio Tool Co.
Millers Falls Tool Co.
http://oldtoolheaven.com/history/history.htm Another invaluable resource
Wm. Steers planemaker
Ibbotson Tool Works Sheffield
For info on other American, British or Canadian makers email me and I may be able to help.
http://www.wkfinetools.com/hUS-saws/saws-index.asp Logos & pictures from most American makers
Machinist Tool Makers
American Toolmakers files
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._S._Starrett_Company & Athol Tool Co.
Norris Plane Catalog
Canadian Toolmakers directory
How were saw medallions made?
Chapins & Chapins-Stevens
E. A. Berg Edge tools history
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Yankee (North Bros.) screwdrivers
J T Slocum Machinist Tools
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Welland Vale Manufacturing
Simonds Canada history
Stanley Combination Planes instructions
Stanley Combination Planes
All about saw sharpening
. Marshall-Wells Hardware
Beaver Power Tools
Perfect Handle chisel http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?id=20724
Galt Tool Works
Saw Logos saw logos
If you are looking for info please email me and I will try to find and link to it or send me a link if you want to share some info.