Please note

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.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

W. Rose 1929 Catalog Available Here

The 1929 W. Rose catalog is no longer available from the site where it has been for years. Fortunately I had saved it to my computer, so have now uploaded it to my site with permission.

W. Rose Book of Tools - 1929 catalog
W. Rose in 1959 Star Sales catalog  

W. Rose building, 2011 
Photo used with permission from Flickr


  1. Very cool. Thanks for the share

  2. Nice site thanks for your work.