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Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co.

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I would like to dedicate this page to John Goss, a dear friend of mine whom is no longer with us on this earth,  for without his help this page would not have been possible
Below are two links to the first section of tools  of a 1922 Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co.
# 69 catalog you will need the latest version of the adobe reader to view these files which you can download free at www.adobe.com

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1922 Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. 69 Catalog
1922 Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co.  69 Catalog

click here to download Hibbard, Spencer Bartlet Tool section 1 catalog pdf file 17.3mb

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click here to download Hibbard, Spencer Bartlet Tool section 2 catalog pdf file 18.7mb

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The history on this company was provided by the Directory of  American Toolmakers Book by the Early American Industries Association, which you visit at the EAIA website link http://www.eaiainfo.org/ 
 

Hibbard, Spencer, & Bartlett CO. Chicago Illinois 1883-1983. They sold axes, cutlery, hatchets, knives, levels, plane irons and planes and many other items. This company was a large hardware dealership that had a variety of tools made by others marked with their name and or one of several brand names they used. The principals were William G. Hibbard Died in 1904, Franklin F. Spencer who died in 1891 and Adolphus C. Bartlett who died in 1917. Bartlett worked for the other tow in Hibbard, Spencer & Co. before becoming their partner under this name. Some of the brand names they used were: OUR VERY BEST (OVB), AJAZ, Black Diamond, Hibbard and HIBSPEBAR. The REV-O-NOC of mark was not used until sometime after 1900 when a man named Conover (REVONOC spelled backwards) became an officer in the company. Lamson & Goodnow (cutlery) and the Sandusky Tool Co. were tow of their known suppliers.

There is a lot more history on this company which you can view at the following website http://www.thckk.org/ovb-hist.html




We have several links to assorted antique tool catalogs which you can download for free, all are in adobe pdf form so you will need the latest version of the adobe reader which you can download free at www.adobe.com
 
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