Kingston, Massachusetts: Bibliography on Tools and Toolmakers

Compiled by Andrew W. Pollock III

The bibliographical listings below are very incomplete. All readers who know of additional material that would be relevant for inclusion in this bibliography are desired to contact the compiler by email. We are especially interested in newspaper clippings about C. DREW & CO., advertisements in trade publications, and any other printed information that would help to document the history of the company and its products. We are also interested in bibliographical information on Nahum Bailey, Daniel Bisbee, Thomas Cushman, Jeremiah Samson, John Washburn, and all other tool manufacturers who worked in Kingston, Massachusetts. C. DREW & CO. catalogues are enumerated on a seperate page of this website.

Bailey, Sarah Y. and Emily F. Drew. The Civic Progress of Kingston and a History of Her Industries. Two Hundred Years 1726-1926. Plymouth, Massachusetts: Memorial Press, 1926.

"C. Drew Building Destroyed in Fire." The Kingston Voice. December 31, 1980, pp. 1, 6.

"C. Drew Sold for $99,000. Famed 'Cat's Paw' Tool Firm Reorganizes." Silver Lake News. January 29, 1970, p. 13.

Cushman, Henry Wyles, Historical and Biographical Genealogy of the Cushmans: The Descendants of Robert Cushman, The Puritan, From the year 1617 to 1855, Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1855

Drew, Emily F. A Century of C. Drew & Company. [a Talk]Given before a regular meeting of the Jones River Village Club, Inc., on the evening of December the eleventh, 1937. Kingston, Massachusetts, 1937.

Larsen, Ray. "The Art of the Draw Forger," The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association. (Volume 35, No. 1)

Larsen, Ray. " 'A Satisfied Customer is the Best Advertisement' C. Drew & Co.'s Calking Irons." The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association. September 2001, pp. 102-109

"Christopher Prince Drew" obituary. Old Colony Memorial. February 9, 1907.

Pollak, Emil & Martyl. A Guide to the Makers of American Wooden Planes. Mendham, New Jersey: Astragal Press, 2001.

Salive, Marcel L. Ice Fishing Spears. Maryland (?): Marjac Publications, 1993. (Thanks to RL)

Stetson, T.D. "Kingston Inventions" In the Report of the Proceedings and Exercises at the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town of Kingston, Mass. June 27, 1876, pp. 141-145

Welcker, Peter, Merrill L. Welcker, and Anne P. Welcker. "Generations of Augermakers in Kingston, Massachusetts." The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association. September 2000, pp. 120-122.

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