JLC ??JULY 1990 Remembrance of Things Past Backfill Compiled by JLC Staff These ads were selected from an assortment of old tool catalogs, all of which have been reprinted recently in their original form. The tools in these catalogs show, in part, the extraordinary activity of tool companies that flourished from 1850 to 1950 as the mechanical revolution took hold worldwide. The ads are presented here with their original text and prices. You'll notice that prices have increased slightly since the time these tools were first offered. But don't be discouraged. We hope someday to print the specs for a time machine for those of you who would like to go back to 1923 and pick up, say, a dozen column