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Forum topic by Don W posted 05-19-2019 12:50 PM 447 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don W

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05-19-2019 12:50 PM

I’m Looking for D. R. Barton price list. Original copies. along with other D. R. Barton information. Also any Barton tools with a logo other than the 1832 logo. If you don’t wish to sell what you have but would like them included in a new book, we can arrange that as well.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#1 posted 05-19-2019 02:54 PM

Hey Don,

The only tool i have with a different mark than the 1832 oval one is a plough plane blade. I am guessing my plough plane is around 1860-1880. Looks like at some point a previous owner lost the 1/2” iron and replaced it with a Barton. Pictures below.

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#2 posted 05-19-2019 07:29 PM

A few years back, I acquired a mind-blowing set of (22) D.R. Barton crank-necked patternmaker’s chisels.

I have spent hours trying to track down D.R. Barton information, but it’s almost as tough to come by as Geo Bishop saw information.

I’d have to dig them out, but judging from this one photo I found in my database/inventory, I think some of these lack the half-circle “1832” logo. I’ll have a look later on this week.

Meanwhile here are some shots of the chisels with their original rosewood handles

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#3 posted 05-19-2019 11:07 PM

Is this an example of what you’re looking for? I have this D.R. Barton, plus another with the oval 1832 Rochester NY logo.

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#4 posted 05-21-2019 09:47 PM

I only have this D.R. Barton iron but I think it’s the 1832 logo. Not sure if it’s any help with what you need Don.

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#5 posted 05-22-2019 12:51 AM

The only D.R. Barton I’ve got. Got the chisel at a yard sale for $0.25 with no handle and turned one for it. Not what you asked for I admit.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#6 posted 05-23-2019 10:19 AM

Thanks everyone.

Here is one for the book. A Barton – Smith (1842)

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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