Rose Tools Scanned Catalog Archives
(Keen Kutter / Simmons / Shapleigh)

Rose Tools put an extraordinary amount of time and effort into scanning the catalogs amassed here. While the website hosting this resource has been taken down, Rose Tools has given permission to host them here. Donna Rose Allen still maintains an active website devoted to quality new and old tools.

A complete listing of the scanned catalogs is also archived.

If anyone has scanned catalogs that they would like hosted, please contact me. I have been helped immensely in the past by having access to online resources, and would like to pass on what I can.

ALL CATALOGS HERE ARE HOSTED WITH THE PERMISSION OF ROSE TOOLS. A big thanks goes out to Mark Stansbury of FoleyFiler.blogspot.com for doing the heavy work in saving these catalogs, and to Donna Rose for making the scans available.


Keen Kutter was a trademark originally owned and used by Simmons Hardware Co. When Shapleigh Hardware Co. acquired Simmons in 1940, they continued using the name.

To avoid downloading huge files, the catalogs below are broken into multiple sections.


Simmons Hardware Co.

Manual Training Blue Book, Catalogue No. 776 (1912)



Simmons Hardware Company (1939)



Shapleigh Hardware Co.

Shapleigh Hardware Company (1959)