This page reproduces a section of an old Ohio Tool Company Catalogue listing workbenches and vises.
The Ohio Tool Company was relatively large manufacturer of tools, doing business in the 19th and early 20th Century. They were founded in Columbus Ohio in 1851 by Peter Hayden and associates and along with Stanley, Millers Falls, and Sargent produced a wide variety of tools for carpentry and building trades. The company ceased business in 1920.*
In the images that follow, I have reproduced several pages from an old catalogue, #23A that I found in a used bookstore. Since the catalogue bears no copyright date, I can't say exactly when it was produced. But since the information lists the Columbus and Auburn plants, I venture to guess it was produced a short time before 1913.
* Historical information comes from Emil and Martyl Pollak A Guide to the Makers of American Wooden Planes, 3rd edition (Astragal Press, 1984).
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