Some notes on the Goodell-Pratt catalogs - complied with thanks to Michael Bishop in the United States. A fuller account of this work will be published later.Reproductions below are high resolution and may be slow to open
GP catalog #7, 1905: The Model 29 polishing lathe is present ($7.50) but shown with no accessories. The Model 29 catalog picture doesn't have a notch in the large pulley for drive by a round cord, but the text does describe this feature. The Mass Tool Co. catalog is listed as being available separately.
GP catalog #8, 1907: Model 29 1/2 polishing lathe introduced ($10.00). Described as identical to the 29 (still at $7.50) but with a better tailstock and improved minor features. However, this appears not to be correct as the casting is clearly different in the representation in the catalog - being braced and ribbed like the Mass Tool Co. lathe - and weighs considerably less than the 'smooth' casting of the 29 - other small discrepancies are noted as well.
A catalog picture shows what I'm calling a "v1" logo, that has different script to the later incarnations. No accessories are sold separately.
The Model 125 lathe is described as being introduced ($20.00). "This 24-inch Bench Lathe, with a 7-inch swing and 12 inches between centers, will be welcomed by a host of our customers who have insisted on ordering such a machine from us years before we had any idea of making one. The cut [picture] cannot fail to convey an excellent idea of its general characteristics. It is an Amateur Bench Lathe, and while all its construction and fitting is done with great care and reasonable accuracy, we do not pretend that it is possible to make a precision tool for the price at which we propose to sell this one. But we do know that there are innumerable uses for just a machine as we are bringing out..." (the text changes in later catalogs)
The catalog picture shows what I'm calling a "v1" logo, this has a different script to the later incarnations. No accessories are sold separately.
GP catalog #9, 1909:
The Mass. Tool Co. catalog now appears to be fully integrated into this publication.
Mass Tool No. 700 Precision Model Lathe $15.00 12" bed, 5" (swings on centers), 3/16 hollow spindle (?) is Mass Tool Co. , not GP, branded and seems to match the one in the Precision Lathe Assortment #1
Mass Tool Co. Precision Model Lathe Assortment #1, 5 x 12 precision lathe, countershaft, table rest, large step chuck, four round wire chucks 1/16, 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, saw arbor (no saw), polished wood case $20.00
Mass Tool Co. No. 720 Boring attachment $12.50 (chuck 0.75 tools 0.75)
Mass Tool Co. No. 725 Sawing attachment $5.00
Mass Tool Co. No. 710 Compond slide rest $25.00 scraped surfaces, double micrometer, 3/16" x 1/8" tools, lantern post, rotation marked in degrees
Accessories introduced for Model 125 lathe now appear
square center Morse taper 1 No. 137 $0.50
wood center (cup) Morse taper 0 No. 134 $0.50
spur center Morse taper 1 No. 135 $1.00
screw center Morse taper 1 No. 136 $1.00
tail stock face plate 3" Morse taper 0 No. 133 $0.50
interchangeable centers/shank Morse taper 0 No. 131 $1.50
lathe dog capacity 1/16" to 3/8" No. 139 $0.60
No price changes on 29, 29 1/2 and 125 - and the earlier catalog has no accessories listed whatsoever.
Cross slide is available @ v1
Cat #14 shows the v2 cross slide and v2 nameplate/logo.
Precision lathes no longer appear branded explicitly as the Mass Tool Co.
The first catalog released by Millers Falls post-GP acquisition (MF #41) does still include the No. 125/494 bench lathes and one attachment, the No. 132 slide reset.
By the time MF#42 was published, nothing was left of the Mass Tool Co. parts