Machinery & tools could be considered the father of all antiques, because without them we would have never produced the fine furniture, sculptures, paintings and ceramics which so many collectors covet.
For many collectors, especially those with an interest in history, collections are formed by gathering together samples of tools or machinery from a specific era in human development. This may be primitive man, and the collection would consist of axes, spear points, and flint knives. Or, the industrial revolution which may consist of wooden moulding planes, early patented marking gauges, lathes etc.
Bamfords are able to help appraise, value and catalogue tools and machinery from the amateur’s and professional’s workshop, to private collections.