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Woodworking Tools ➔ Plane, Jointer

Identifier:
1990.16.32
Description:
Long, squarish body, iron is positioned at one third of the total length from the front. The tote is positioned at one half the total length.;Stamped on top of iron: 'D.R. BARTON ROCHESTER NY'..;USA: Michigan, Grand Rapids. Used by Buzzitta while studying at Davis Tech, designing at Stow-Davis or other Grand Rapids firms.. Buzzitta, Giacomo.;USA: Michigan, Grand Rapids. Used by Buzzitta while studying at Davis Tech, designing at Stow-Davis or other Grand Rapids firms.. Used by Buzzitta while studying at Davis Tech, designing at Stow-Davis or other Grand Rapids firms.. Buzzitta, Giacomo.
Date:
1865 – 1923
Materials:
Wood, Edged Steel
Dimensions:
6.25" h 3.5" w 28.25" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Grand Rapids Public Library
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Harrison Park School Grand River Exhibit (2014)
The fifth Grade class at harrison park Elementary created this exhibit for there school after participating int he Immerse program at the museum.  
Makers/Donors
Grand Rapids Public Library

David R. Barton Tool Co.
David R. Barton created several edge tool manufacturing companies in upstate New York. The two best known and most successful were the David R. Barton & Co. and David R. Barton Tool Co. The first company was formed by Barton in 1849 and manufactured axes, adzes, chisels, hatchets, cooper's tools and so on. It was bought out by the Mack Brothers, partners who had helped Barton rebuild after a flood in Rochester destroyed his company. Barton formed David R. Barton Tool Co. with his two sons. He passed away in 1875, and the company was bought again by the Mack Brothers in 1880. 

Source: 
https://www.davistownmuseum.org/bioBarton.html