Wm. R. Robertson Posted June 25, 2014 Share Posted June 25, 2014 Since this post could either go in the museum section or tools I am going to put it here because it is simply eye candy for tool nuts. I am copying this from another forum where it was posted at the time. For those that have watched this come together it is finally finished and open!!!!!!! "Labour, Craftsman, Artist - 300 years of Fine Tools"....This is at the Toy and Miniature Museum in Kansas City, Mo..... it runs from May 20th to Aug. 30 2009...... it may be one of the largest Tool exhibits mounted by a museum in about 20 years........ So here is a tour for those that can not get here.....The opening poster.....The 1st case is Books and Catalogs...... it includes Plumier's 1701 book on the Lathe, Bergeron's Manual du Tourner, a 1801 Peter Stubs catalog..... a E. Walker surface gauge and catalog.... a Sweet's micrometer and more.....The 2nd case contains some signed tools.... from an engraved silver Drafting set, a stamp maker's test rule and the owners stamp of Lyman Dickerman who's tool chest can be found a few feet away....The 3rd case is Drawing Instruments..... these date from about 1675 to the early 1900s.... and a few drawings....The 4th case is Lyman Dickerman's tool chest...... born in 1830 this Carpenter/joiner fought at Gettysburg where he lost a leg..... this may be why some of his tools are unused....... a few even have the prices still marked on them..... he also had great taste in tools as he bought the finest quality offered in his day.... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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