Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 2021-05-08T18:45:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B58-750 2021-04-18T09:12:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:12:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7327/b58-750 B58-750 GIMBAL-MOUNTED MINER'S PLUMMET. Heller & Brightly. Form of plumb bob used in mining as a dip meter. The bob itself, rather than being suspended from a line, is mounted in a gimbal suspended from two chains. In addition, the top unscrews and includes a wick for use as a lamp. 5-1/2" long, all brass, stamped "Heller & Brightly Phila" on the gimbal. Brass has a few dings, looks like it was polished a while ago but not obnoxious. Wick is pristine. The best part is that it's in a fitted mahogany case that also includes the glass bottle used to store the oil for the lamp. Heller & Brightly worked in Philadelphia from 1870 through 1912. Fine 800-1200 B58-749 2021-04-18T09:13:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:13:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7326/b58-749 B58-749 GRAVITY INCLINOMETER. Stevens-Prentice "Universal.". Mantleclock design with aluminum housing on steel base. The dial itself is marked only "Universal Inclinometer Milwaukee USA" and "Patents Pending" but there is an original instruction sheet that shows that it was manufactured by the Stevens-Prentice Manufacturing Co. An article from the 1922 American Machinist (copy included) dates it to the 1920s. In immaculate condition in its original plush-lined box. Fine 200-400 B58-748 2021-04-18T09:14:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:14:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7325/b58-748 B58-748 LOT OF THREE MORTISE GAUGES. One by James Howarth, 6-1/2" ebony stem and oval ebony head with brass wear ring, tight checks in head and stem, points long and sharp. One by A. Mathieson & Son, 7" solid brass stem, oval ebony head with brass facing, adjustable mortise points on one side of stem and marking point on other, all still sharp. The last is unmarked but definitely English, 7" solid brass stem, oval ebony head with brass facing, adjustable mortise points worn pretty flat. Good & better 180-240 B58-747 2021-04-18T09:15:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:15:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7324/b58-747 B58-747 BUTT-LOCKING BEVEL. Smith & Duckworth. Patented in 1883 by James Duckworth and Eli Smith of Springfield, MA. The blade has a groove milled in it which allows it to be quickly locked at a 90 degree angle. This is a very uncommon bevel, and in the few previous examples we've seen the blade is locked in the 90 degree position by a thumb slide on the handle, and there is a conventional large locking thumbscrew on the end. This one has two small screws on the end, which require a screwdriver to tighten. One has the head partly broken. It's also missing the brass scale with degree markings around the pivot screw that other examples have. Possibly an early variation on what is already a rare bevel. Heavy iron handle, 5-3/4" long, with 7" square cut blade. Good+ 200-400 B58-746 2021-04-18T09:16:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:16:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7323/b58-746 B58-746 COMBINATION SQUARE AND BEVEL. Halsted & Ackerman. The earliest patented combination square and bevel, patented in 1855, with a fold-out bevel blade in the brass handle. This one has only a 4" blade and 3-1/2" handle which is a size we've never seen. It's also marked with the patent date which is unusual. Modest tarnish but no rust, user name stamped on handle. Good+ 200-400 B58-745 2021-04-18T09:17:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:17:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7322/b58-745 B58-745 DECIMETER RULE. Lufkin Rule Co. Probably a promotional item. According to the markings, it is one decimeter (10 centimeters) long, one cm wide and one mm thick, and has a total volume of a cubic centimeter. The opposite side includes the interesting data that a cubic decimeter of water is equal to one liter and weighs one kilogram. If you're a Lufkin collector who has trouble keeping his metric measurements straight, this is the rule for you. Fine 100-200 B58-744 2021-04-18T09:18:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:18:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7321/b58-744 B58-744 TRY SQUARE. Stanley No. 2. 2" blade, the smallest made by Stanley and the rarest. Has the improved waffle handle steel blade and "Stanley" mark stamped on blade. Fine 100-200 B58-743 2021-04-18T09:19:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:19:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7320/b58-743 B58-743 SHOE SIZING RULE. J. Bayne. 14" long with sliding jaws held by leaf spring. Hand marked, faint but legible. Marked "J. Bayne 350 South Street Phil." Joseph Bayne was an early Philadelphia rule maker; his mark is uncommon. From the Carl Bopp collection. Good 80-150 B58-742 2021-04-18T09:20:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:20:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7319/b58-742 B58-742 FOLDING BOXWOOD INCLINOMETER. Fould's Patent. Design typical of the folding inclinometers made by many English instrument makers in the nineteenth century, but much larger, 7-1/2" long with 1-1/4" wide legs. Marked "Thos. Foulds Pat Apl'd For." I've only seen one other in years of obsessive collection of these gizmos. Fine 300-600 B58-741 2021-04-18T09:21:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:21:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7318/b58-741 B58-741 CALIPER RULE. Stearns No. 100. Two-fold, six inch, boxwood with brass hinge and caliper. Boxwood is darkened but undamaged, Stearns name faint but legible, markings clear. One of Stearns's rarer rules. Good+ 80-150 B58-740 2021-04-18T09:22:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:22:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7317/b58-740 B58-740 SET OF CALIPER RULES. Stanley Nos. 36-1/2 L & R. Matched set of right and left-handed boxwood caliper rules. Two-fold, one foot, unbound with brass hinges and caliper. Boxwood is very clean, brass has some tarnish but no damage. Good+ 80-150 B58-739 2021-04-18T09:23:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:23:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7316/b58-739 B58-739 COMBINATION LEVEL RULE. Lufkin No. 2062. Lufkin's classic three-fold, two foot rule with level vial in the center section. Early version marked patent pending prior to issuance of Buck's 1914 patent. Boxwood is like new, mild tarnish on the brass hinges, good original level vial. Fine 150-250 B58-738 2021-04-18T09:24:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:24:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7315/b58-738 B58-738 CARPENTER'S RULE. Stephens & Co. No. 42-3/4. Two-fold, two-foot, brass bound boxwood rule. Boxwood darkened with some light stains but no damage and markings all clear, straight and clean, missing face pins. A very uncommon rule. Good+ 80-150 B58-737 2021-04-18T09:25:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:25:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7314/b58-737 B58-737 FOLDING INCLINOMETER RULE. Stanley No. 036. Super clean example of the tool originally patented in 1858 and sold by L.C. Stephens, then by Chapin-Stephens before it was acquired by Stanley. For some reason, the Stanley versions are the least common. Good original finish, boxwood very crisp, brass has some tarnish. Fine 250-500 B58-736 2021-04-18T09:26:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:26:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7313/b58-736 B58-736 IVORY IRONMONGER'S RULE. T. Bradburn & Sons. Three fold, one foot, German silver sliding caliper and hinges. Tables for Hundredweight and for Round, Flat and Square Iron. Ivory is clean and only slightly yellowed, markings worn but legible. The three fold form is rare and was used primarily for ironmonger rules. Good+ 300-600 B58-735 2021-04-18T09:27:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:27:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7312/b58-735 B58-735 IVORY ARCHITECT'S RULE. W.H. Harling. Two fold, two foot, with German silver hinges. The inner faces are beveled on both sides, not just in the middle, with an unusual fluted design. The ivory has mellowed to a cream color and is unstained. Very slightly sprung, with one of its original face pins. Besides Harling, it's also marked "F.H. Foster"; presumably an owner but the lettering is the same as in Harling's name. In its original leather case. Fine 300-600 B58-734 2021-04-18T09:28:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:28:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7311/b58-734 B58-734 IVORY ARCHITECT'S RULE. Winter & Son. Four fold, two foot. Unusual form with both a slide and a caliper, both German silver. Inside face beveled on one edge. Very slightly yellowed, straight and tight with all pins. Fine 300-600 B58-733 2021-04-18T09:29:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:29:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7310/b58-733 B58-733 BULLS-EYE PLUMB BOB. Stanley No. 47-173. Uncommon flat plumb bob design, with a rotating steel wire so that you can either hang it vertically like a traditional bob or horizontally and sight through the center. Patented in 1974; these were more popular in England and were manufactured only for a year in the US, but this one is marked "Made in the USA." Made of some nonmagnetic metal, maybe aluminum, with fully intact red enamel. Fine 80-150 B58-732 2021-04-18T09:30:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:30:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7309/b58-732 B58-732 SALES AWARD. Stanley Tape Measure. 6' tape measure, face marked "Stanley Sales Club Award." In its original box. Fine 80-150 B58-731 2021-04-18T09:31:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:31:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7308/b58-731 B58-731 ADJUSTABLE FACE MARKING GAUGE. Winslow Patent. Rare and gizmoish with two adjustable wings to mark curved surfaces. Super clean and complete, one of the nicest examples we've seen. Fine 200-350 B58-730 2021-04-18T09:32:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:32:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7307/b58-730 B58-730 BLACKSMITH'S RULE. Stanley No. 17. Two fold, one foot, spring brass, vee mark and stamped with Traut's 1906 patent for the joint. Good+ 40-80 B58-729 2021-04-18T09:33:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:33:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7306/b58-729 B58-729 QUICK ADJUST NUT WRENCH. Heimbach Patent. Patented by Alton Heimbach in 1915 and sold by the Lever Wrench Co. of Duluth. Lift the lever on the back to slide the jaws and press down to lock. 8" long version. A couple of patches of light pitting but overall super clean. Good+ 100-200 B58-728 2021-04-18T09:34:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:34:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7305/b58-728 B58-728 COMBINATION WRENCH. Tryon Patent. Very uncommon example of Edward Tryon's 1901 patent that combined nut, pipe and buggy wrench with a unique side-mounted adjustment. Manufactured in the US by the Hartford Hardware Co. but marked only with the patent date, as is typical. 7-1/2" long, nickel plating intact, very clean. Fine 100-200 B58-727 2021-04-18T09:35:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:35:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7304/b58-727 B58-727 COMBINATION WRENCH. Millea's Emergency Tool. . Patented by Thomas Millea in 1903 and marketed as the Emergency Tool by Universal Tool Co. of Springfield, MA. Combination wrench, pipe cutter, wire cutter and screwdriver. Schulz No. 819. Nickel almost complete, nice clear mark, works smoothly. A rare wrench. Good+ 100-200 B58-726 2021-04-18T09:36:00+01:00 2021-04-18T09:36:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7303/b58-726 B58-726 LOT OF TWO QUICK-ADJUST WRENCHES. Richards Mfg. Co. "Shark.". Two examples of the adjustable alligator wrench patented in 1910 by Herman Paquette (Schulz #23) and manufactured by the Richards Co. of Aurora, IL. 8" and 12", both marked Pat. Pending. The 12" is like new, the 8" has some mild pitting. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good & better 120-200