Maine Toolmakers and Manufacturers


Adams, George. (1855). The Maine Register for the Year 1855: Embracing State and County Officers, and an Abstract of the Laws and Resolves: Together with a complete Business Directory of the State and a Variety of Useful Information. Boston.

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Blanding, Edward Mitchell. (1899). The city of Bangor: The industries, resources, attractions and business life of Bangor and its environs. Bangor Board of Trade, Bangor, ME.

Branin, M. Lelyn. (1978). The early potters and potteries of Maine. Maine Heritage Series No. 3. Maine State Museum, Augusta, ME. IS(2).

Brundage, Larry. (date unknown). Down East (Maine) planemakers. Plane Talk. VII. pg. 1-20.

Brundage, Larry. (September 1981). Oakland, Maine axes and other edge tools. The Chronicle. 34(3).

Brundage, Larry. (June 1984). The planes of Maine. The Chronicle. 37(2). pg. 21-24. IS.

Brundage, Larry. (December 1989). An early and elegant broad axe. The Chronicle. 42(4). pg. 97 - 98. IS.

Butterworth, Dale and Blanchard, Clarence. (Fall 2005). Central Maine log rule makers and their rules. The Fine Tool Journal. pg 11-14. IS.

Butterworth, Dale and Blumenberg, Bennett. (September 1991). David Fuller, rural planemaker of West Gardiner, Maine part I. The Chronicle. 44(3). pg. 67.

Butterworth, Dale and Blumenberg, Bennett. (December 1991). David Fuller, rural planemaker of West Gardiner, Maine part II. The Chronicle. 44(4). pg. 112 - 113. IS.

Butterworth, Dale and Blumenberg, Bennett. (January 22, 1992). Abel Sampson: Maine's privateer turned planemaker. Maine Planemakers No. 3. Self-published. IS.

Butterworth, Dale and Blumenberg, Bennett. (March 1993). E. S. Lane: A Maine rule maker and scaler. The Chronicle. 46(1). pg. 15-16. IS.

Coe, Harrie B. (2002). Maine biographies. Clearfield, Baltimore, MD.

Cohen, Marcie. (1988). The journals of Joshua Whitman, Turner, Maine, 1809-1846. In: Barnes, Peter, Ed. The Farm. Boston University Press, Boston, MA.

Demeritt, Dwight B., Jr. (1973). Maine made guns and their makers. Published for the Maine State Museum by Paul S. Plummer, Jr., Hallowell, ME.  Revised and reprinted by Tilbury House, Gardiner, ME.

Fales, Cliff. (June 1992). The spiral screwdrivers of Isaac Allard, F.A. Howard and J.W. Jones. The Gristmill. 67. pg. 10.

Getchell, Nancy L. (1956). The manufacture of axes and scythes in Oakland, Maine. Oakland. unpublished.

Grindle, Roger L. (1971). Quarry and kiln: The story of Maine's lime industry. Courier-Gazette, Rockland, ME. IS.

Grindle, Roger L. (1977). Tombstones and paving blocks: The history of the Maine granite industry. Courier-Gazette, Rockland, ME. IS.

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Kallop, Edward L. Jr. (2000). Johnson's kingdom: The story of a nineteenth-century industrial kingdom in the town of Wayne, Maine. Wayne Historical Society, Wayne, ME.

Kallop, Edward L. Jr. (2003). A history of the North Wayne Tool Co. manufacturers of axes, corn hooks, scythes and hay knives. Wayne Historical Society, Wayne, ME. IS.

Kebabian, John S. (December 1968). A visit to the Peavey factory site Oakland, Maine. The Chronicle. 21(4). pg. 62-63. IS.

Klenman, Allan. (March 1997). The Witherell Axe Company of Oakland, Maine. The Chronicle. 50(1). pg. 37. IS.

Kley, Ron. (Spring 1985). Researching early Maine craftsmen: John H. Hall and the gunsmith's trade. Maine Historical Society Quarterly. 24. pg. 410-415.  X.

Lamond, Tom. (Winter 2008). Wm. Harvey & Sons. The Fine Tool Journal. 57(3). pg. 18. IS.

Lamond, Tom. (Summer 2008). Marsh & Sons Co. The Fine Tool Journal. 58(1). pg. 13. IS.

Lamond, Tom. (Fall 2008). Union Axe Co. The Fine Tool Journal. 58(2). pg. 16. IS.

Lewiston Saturday Journal. 1898. Finding Klondike gold in our Maine woods: The rush to the gold fields has given a boom to the almost forgotten shovel handle industry. Lewiston Saturday Journal.  pg 19.  http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1930&dat=18980226&id=5CUgAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xGoFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5214,5615556.

Merriam, Paul G., Molloy, Thomas J. and Sylvester, Theodore W., Jr. (1991). Home front on Penobscot Bay: Rockland during the war years 1940 - 1945. The Rockland Cooperative History Project, Rockland, ME.

Moore, Sam. (Winter 2000). Let's Talk Rusty Iron: Cant Hook or Peavey? Rural Heritage. Gainesboro, TN. Pierce, Cecil E. (ca. 1994). Fifty years a planemaker and user. The Astragal Press, Mendham, NJ. IS.

Rivard, Paul E. (1985). Made in Maine: An historical overview. Maine State Museum, Augusta, ME. W.

Rivard, Paul E. (2007). Made in Maine: From home and workshop to mill and factory. The History Press, Charleston, SC. IS.

Robertson, Edwin B. (1977). Maine Central steam locomotives: A roster of motive power from 1923 to the end of the steam era. Published by the author, Westbrook, ME. IS.

Robinson, Trevor. (June 1996). The ratchet screwdriver. The Chronicle. 49(2). pg. 54-57. IS.

Rockland Bicentennial Commission. (1976). Shore village story: An informal history of Rockland, Maine. Courier-Gazette, Inc., Rockland, ME. Rogers, Lore A. and Scribner, Caleb W. (June 1967). The Peavey cant-dog. The Chronicle. 20(2). pg. 17-21. IS.

Sawtell, William R. (1982). Katahdin Iron Works: Boom to bust. Self-published, Milo, ME.

Sawtell, William R. (1983). Katahdin Iron Works revisited / compiled by William R. Sawtell. Self-published, Milo, ME.

Sawtell, William R. (1988). K. I. III. Furbush-Roberts Printing Co., Bangor, ME.

Sawtell, William R. (1993). Katahdin Iron Works and Gulf Hagas: Before and beyond. Self-published, Milo, ME. IS.

Sawtell, William R. (date unknown). Video: History of Katahdin Iron Works and Gulf Hagas.

Schwarz, Chris. (Summer 2004). Lie-Nielsen chisels: Better than vintage. Fine Tool Journal. 54(1). pg. 14-16. IS.

Springer, Moses. (January 18, 1849). Largest scythe manufactory in the world. Maine Farmer.

Yeaton, Donald G. (2000). Axe makers of Maine. Unpublished, Donald Yeaton, 51 Strafford Rd., Rochester, NH 03867-4107. IS.