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Because of the lack of published trowel and masonry tool histories, the information here is based on other sources that may be less reliable and certainly are incomplete. These include eBay and tools that I purchase myself that are the starting points for my research. I will write what I know as I learn it. If what you read here interests you, please check back often and look for revisions and corrections. Scanned catalogs are either mine or by Rose Antique Tools and used with permission, and are on Google Docs as pdf files. A few are links to other websites. Your photos and information are welcome. Please click on any picture to enlarge it. Comments are welcome, but any with links will be deleted as possible spam.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Collecting Mason's Line Pins

Promotional line pins are a specialized branch of masonry tool collecting. Because of the advertising stamped on them, dating them is easier than with other tools. They promoted cement, mortar, and brick manufacturers and suppliers and occasionally other businesses.

eBay search for line pins in the collectible tools category

Frederick Tool Corp. promotional masonry tools (USA)

Lehigh Portland Cement co. line pins

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