C. DREW & CO. Trade Catalogues

Compiled by Andrew W. Pollock III

           From left to right, scans of C. DREW & CO. catalogues: Catalogue No. 34 (reprint) * Catalogue No. 36 * Catalogue No. 37, 1947 * "Marine Tool" catalogue of March 1, 1953, * "Ripping Tool" catalogue of May 1, 1954

From left to right, scans of C. DREW & CO. catalogues: Catalogue No. 59, January 15, 1959 * "Marine Tool" catalogue of December 1, 1959 * "Marine Tool" catalogue of December 1, 1961 * Catalogue No. 63, January 1, 1963 * Catalogue, June 1968


The following is a list of C. DREW & CO. trade catalogues. This list is very preliminary, and it's our hope that readers who have knowledge of other catalogues will help us to update our information by sending us an email.


Listings arranged by number 1 though 36:

Catalogues No. 1 through 33: none reported

Catalogue No. 34. One copy reported: Mystic Seaport Museum. G. W. Blunt White Library. (Call number VFM 765). Issued c. 1920. *** Collectors should be aware that Catalogue No. 34 was reprinted in 1972 by the Marine Historical Association and the Antique Trades and Tools of Connecticut Society. These reprints appear to be quite hard to find.

Catalogue No. 35. One copy reported: Mystic Seaport Museum. G. W. Blunt White Library. (Call number VFM 765). Issued c. 1924.

Catalogue No. 36. One copy reported: Andrew W. Pollock III's personal library; acquired from C. Spooner, April 2002. Issued c. 1926-1927 (dating based on an internal context; on page 8, a section of text reads: "No Red Wood can be shipped during 1927 as stock is not sufficiently seasoned.")


Listings arranged by date:

January 1, 1886. Catalogue. Issue number not ascertained. A photocopy of a mutilated original exists in the Mystic Seaport Museum. G. W. Blunt White Library. (Call number VFM 765).

1947. Catalogue No. 37. Two copies reported:

March 1, 1953. "Marine Tool" Catalogue. One copy reported: Andrew W. Pollock III's personal library; acquired from David Schnakenberg of Vienna, Virginia in January 2006. 4 pages.

May 1, 1954. "Ripping Tool" Catalogue 10. One copy reported: Andrew W. Pollock III's personal library; acquired from David Schnakenberg of Vienna, Virginia in January 2006. 4 pages.

January 15, 1959. Catalogue No. 59. One copy reported: Andrew W. Pollock III's personal library; acquired from Aynne Hartman of Cleveland Heights, Ohio in June 2003.

December 1, 1959. "Marine Tool" catalogue. One copy reported. Andrew W. Pollock III's personal library; acquired from the CEO of a Mid-Western rigging supply company in February 2006

December 1, 1961. "Marine Tool" catalogue. One copy reported. Andrew W. Pollock III's personal library; acquired from the CEO of a Mid-Western rigging supply company in February 2006

January 1, 1963. Catalogue No. 63. One copy reported. Andrew W. Pollock III's personal library; acquired from the CEO of a Mid-Western rigging supply company in February 2006

January 1, 1967. Price List (not illustrated). One copy reported. Andrew W. Pollock III's personal library; acquired from the CEO of a Mid-Western rigging supply company in February 2006

June 1968. Catalogue. One copy reported. Andrew W. Pollock III's personal library; acquired from the CEO of a Mid-Western rigging supply company in February 2006

Date uncertain (c. 1980). Catalogue No.305. "8 Pages, no date/around 1980 as I remember it," (Thanks to Ray Larsen)

Date uncertain (c. 1980). Catalogue __ (No #), "titled 'The Tool Cats', 10 Pages + 3 1-page inserts, no date/around 1980" (Thanks to Ray Larsen)

Date uncertain (c. 1980). Catalogue __ (No. #), "titled 'Cats Paw Forged Steel Tools', 12 Pages, No date/around 1980." (Thanks to Ray Larsen)


Thanks are extended to Wendy Schnur of the G.W. Blunt White Library for information on the C. DREW & CO. catalogues in the Mystic Seaport Museum Collection. Thanks are extended to Ray Larsen for information on three catalogues issued c. 1980.



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