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External Links

This page will provide links to various external web sites with content that may be of interest to readers of Alloy Artifacts. These sites have been chosen based on informational content, although some may include limited commercial activities as well, such as listings of tools for sale or auction catalogs.

Please note that Alloy Artifacts is not affiliated with these other sites and has no control over their content or policies.

Tool Company History Sites

These are links to sites providing information on old tools and old tool companies, similar in spirit to Alloy Artifacts.

  • Collecting Snap-on. The name says it all -- a site dedicated to Snap-on tools and related brands. Includes a useful collection of early catalog scans.
  • P&C Tools. A site with historical information for P&C Tools.
  • The History of PLOMB Tools. This is the original Plomb Tools history site as archived by R. VanNatta.

Tool Collector's Clubs

Tool Catalog Resources

Catalogs are a very important source of information on older tool companies and their products.

  • International Tool Catalog Library. This site is run by and has an extensive collection of tool catalogs, currently skewing towards woodworking tools but with increasing coverage for mechanic's tools.

Tool Discussion Boards

These sites all have active discussion boards where you can post photographs and ask questions.

  • Papawswrench. A site with a mix of tools for sale, photographs, and an active discussion board.
  • Garage Gazette. A site with active discussion boards for tool-related (or not) topics.
  • Garage Journal Forum. An active discussion board for repair, maintenance, tools, and other topics.

Tool Museums

This section provides links to physical tool museums, to help you plan your next vacation trip.

Tool Applications

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