Now that we’ve sold through our copies, we’re offering a free pdf of our high-quality scan of the “Stanley Catalogue No. 34.” You can read it in this post, and click on the link below the window to download.
This catalog shows nearly every tool needed in a hand-tool shop, from the chisels to the butt gauges to every sort of plane in Stanley’s 1914 line. The catalog’s text explains what each one was used for and how it functions differently from other similar tools available at the time.
The catalog also has fantastic exploded views of many of the complex tools, such as the company’s miter boxes, the multi-planes and handplanes.
It’s a great way to better understand how hand tools of all sorts work.
21 thoughts on “Free PDF: Stanley Catalogue No. 34”
Thanks for being so generous. You’re good people.
Merci ! Vous êtes de bonnes personnes.
It’s quite a mind bender to see how prices have changed in 110 years or so. A new number 7 plane with rose wood handle… $4 and change.
Page 67, Stanley number 1: $1.50 would sell for 1000x that today.
Oh wow, awesome. Thank you all so much!
Wow, thank you! Much appreciated.
Thanks! This is like the Sears Christmas catalog showing up in the mail when you’re seven!
I didn’t know we could get the PDF without buying the book Anyway, it’s nice to have a hard copy for when my eyes can no longer read digital
Thank you so much for turning this amazing catalog into a free pdf. You guys are great! I think I might have nightmares after looking at the “blown apart” version of the Stanley 55.
Kind of you to do this, but I’m happy I got my hardcopy! I was expecting chisels as I thought they were introduce in 1914, but don’t see them in #34. If any knows different please let me know. Thanks!
They might have been — there were also dealer catalogs…and many “No. 34” catalogs! https://eaiainfo.org/the-stanley-companies-pictorial-promotions-circa-1860-1960/
Thank you, Fitz! I’m holding, on my lap (I’m typing with my hands), a Stanley No. 30 Duplex Adjustable Level, offered on page 25 for $1.50. It was my grandfather’s. He was an immigrant stone and brick mason, who formally renounced his allegiance and fidelity to the Emperor of Austria in 1893.
Wow! Thank you very much! 😊
First you offer the book for sale I buy it, then 2 weeks later you give free downloads, how does that make me feel?
Here was the first paragraph of our announcement on the sale for the catalog:
“We’re closing out our reprint of the “Stanley Tools Catalogue No. 34,” and are selling remaining copies for $10 each, simply to free up space on the warehouse shelves. Every purchase comes with a free PDF copy – once the 450 (or so) print copies are sold out, we’ll continue to offer a free PDF of the 1914 catalogue here on the blog.”
Full entry from Sept. 20 here.
If you feel we cheated you, let us know at email@example.com and we will refund your $10.
It makes you feel fortunate to have scored one of the remaining hard copies of the book.
Thank you. Does the pdf you sold have Lost Art Press markings on it?
The cover of the book and the title page do – but the pdf here is the original interior that we scanned and cleaned up
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