1909 Joh. Weiss & Sohn Werkzeugfabrik In Wien Ausgabe Antique Tool Catalog Reprint
1909 Price List of Woodworking Tools of wood, steel, and iron for Cabinet makers, Machine shops, Railway and shipbuilding shops, Carpenters, Glasers, Wood turners, Walking Stick factories, Wheelwrights, Coopers and Gentlemen; also tools for Book Binders
Catalog has 107 pages with hundreds of illustrations of tools, facsimile of catalog, with English translation on facing 107 pages
Text is in German and in English
Book measures 8-1/2" x 11".
square bound booklet/catalog
Reprinted byThe Mid-West Tool Collectors Association and Early American Industries Association, April 1980
Facsimile reprint of the original catalog from 1909
The company is one of the oldest planemakers still in existence, and was founded 1820 by a Bavarian carpenter, Johann Baptist Weiss, who emigrated to Vienna, Austria, in 1809
Weiss was succeeded by his son J. B. Weiss, Jr. who, according to history, was on the cutting edge of modern business practices – using market analysis and time studies before 1850
To promote exports he competed in the great 19th Century Expositions, most notably in London in 1851, Paris in 1855, St. Petersburg, and Sydney in 1879
Due to a devastating fire in 1945, where all records were lost, it is unsure when the company first started exporting to the United States, but it is estimated they started around about 1850 or so CONDITION
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