In the mid to late 1800s, the D. R. Barton Company’s names was familiar to almost every craftsman in the United States. It was established in 1832 and incorporated in 1875. It is still recognized as one of Rochester’s earliest, and most prominent industries, and the tools are still sought after today for their quality and craftsmanship.
This publication includes the historical information on D. R. Barton’s edge tool businesses. There are articles, trade publication reprints, historical excerpts, reprints of multiple catalogs featuring D. R. Bartons’ tools, and advertising clippings from different venues of the day.