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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.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Brass Foundry Molding or Moulding Tools

A group of about 33 brass foundry moulding tools is on the UK eBay site, with these pictures. Brass foundry tools are rare in the US.
eBay Listing, Brass Moulding Foundry Tools

eBay UK
This group of molder's tools came from the USA, but are unmarked. Brass foundry tools are cast, and steel tools are forged. The brass spoons show the imprint of the sand mold inside the bowl.

Brass molder's tools 

Brass molder's tools


  1. hi there,
    I have a very interesting old brass piece maybe for foundry work. If I send some pics could you help to identify ? I would need an email address to send photos to. cheers. Yvette

  2. Glad to help, my email is on my profile: