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Bernard Pliers catalog
« on: March 17, 2015, 09:06:18 PM »
This old catalog was once posted on the Sargent Tools website, but for some reason they took it down. I had to dig it up out of the wayback machine. No idea what year it was from.






















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Re: Bernard Pliers catalog
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2015, 09:29:24 PM »
Page 9 shows my No. 25 Trimmer. Neat!

How about those fence pliers on Page 9?  No. 10 and No.19?  I haven't seen those before.
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2015, 05:53:54 AM »
Thanks for sharing , good info
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Re: Bernard Pliers catalog
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2015, 06:03:25 AM »
Page 9 shows my No. 25 Trimmer. Neat!

How about those fence pliers on Page 9?  No. 10 and No.19?  I haven't seen those before.

I've got a set of No. 10's  (Although I didn't know that's what they were until I found this catalog yesterday.)  And I did not even know the No. 19 version existed. Looks like the only difference is in the plier jaws. The No. 10 has some sort of hook at the tip, possibly for pulling staples?


No. 10 Fence Pliers
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Re: Bernard Pliers catalog
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2015, 10:17:21 AM »
This old catalog was once posted on the Sargent Tools website, but for some reason they took it down.

That's odd. I wonder why?

I remember there were at least two vintage PDFs on the site. I was sure I had copied them, but I can't find them now...  :sad:

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Re: Bernard Pliers catalog
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2015, 10:35:10 AM »
Page 9 shows my No. 25 Trimmer. Neat!

How about those fence pliers on Page 9?  No. 10 and No.19?  I haven't seen those before.

I've got a set of No. 10's  (Although I didn't know that's what they were until I found this catalog yesterday.)  And I did not even know the No. 19 version existed. Looks like the only difference is in the plier jaws. The No. 10 has some sort of hook at the tip, possibly for pulling staples?


No. 10 Fence Pliers


Love those fence pliers!!!  I agree, the hook is probably for fence staples.  Sargent/Bernard/Schollhorn made some impressive tools.  The design is distinctive.  I have the No. 102 and the No. 25. After seeing the catalog pics I now want many more of them.  Must resist for a while because there are still so many homeless plierenches.  :grin:  I will be looking for the 10 and the 19.  Those are too cool.
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Re: Bernard Pliers catalog
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2015, 03:09:33 PM »
Very cool!!
Thanks for posting- now we have it.
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Re: Bernard Pliers catalog
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2015, 06:25:15 PM »
A good post. Thanks.

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Re: Bernard Pliers catalog
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2015, 09:21:20 PM »
There are a couple of late 1890s "new product" announcements for some of the Bernard pliers in the March 2015 MVWC Newsletter * (when I get it finished & mailed -- I've never been this late with a newsletter ).

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Re: Bernard Pliers catalog
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2015, 05:41:15 PM »
Found 'em!

Bernard Pliers Pictorial: http://www.mediafire.com/view/k0nfycdoe4ydveb/Bernard_Plier_Pictorial.pdf

Bernard Pliers Evolution: http://www.mediafire.com/view/r5n58dbkd94te8e/Bernard_Pliers_Evolution.pdf

There are some great old photos from the factory floor in that second link. (I say "great" from a historical perspective. There's no way in heck I'd ever want to work in a stamping plant. Especially not 100 years ago!)
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Re: Bernard Pliers catalog
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2015, 10:09:43 AM »
Got this today but don't see it on these pages.







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Re: Bernard Pliers catalog
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2015, 10:20:59 AM »
HeelSpur,  Those usually say Singer on them, sometimes around the pivot.  Used to cut the old round leather sewing machine belts and then punch the holes fo the staples.

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Re: Bernard Pliers catalog
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2015, 11:29:23 AM »
HeelSpur,  Those usually say Singer on them, sometimes around the pivot.  Used to cut the old round leather sewing machine belts and then punch the holes fo the staples.

Mike
Thank you, had to go back out to the shop and look. The printing is so tiny I needed a loupe to read it. Didn't say "Singer" on it, but got the patent number and Schollhorn Co. New Haven, Conn.
This is the Datamp http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?number=1804149&typeCode=0
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Re: Bernard Pliers catalog
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2015, 07:52:17 PM »
they are handy if you play around with foot powered machinery with round belts.

even old sewing machines.

it beats using an ice pick to punch the hole.