Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 2021-05-08T19:17:24+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B58-440 2021-04-18T14:22:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:22:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6977/b58-440 B58-440 IVORY ARCHITECT'S RULE. Rabone & Sons IOB. Four fold, two foot, German silver hinges, inside face beveled on inner edge. Like new in original green box, missing part of one lid edge, label faced but intact. Fine 300-600 B58-439 2021-04-18T14:23:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:23:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6976/b58-439 B58-439 IVORY IRONMONGER'S RULE. Four fold, two foot with German silver hinges and sliding caliper. Tables for Hundredweights (CWT), Coppers, and Round, Flat and Square Iron. Unsigned, but user name "H.B. Bradshaw" engraved around hinge. Straight clean and white, its original leather case has kept it in pristine condition. Fine 350-700 B58-438 2021-04-18T14:24:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:24:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6975/b58-438 B58-438 IVORY CARPENTER'S RULE. Stanley No. 86. Four fold, two-foot, German silver hinges, slightly yellowed, outside face worn but still legible, straight and unsprung with tight hinges, one face pin missing. Good+ 150-300 B58-437 2021-04-18T14:25:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:25:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6974/b58-437 B58-437 TRY SQUARE. Henry Dixon. 15-1/4" unruled blade, 9-1/4" rosewood handle with brass edge. Five diamond pattern escutcheon. Clearly marked "Dixon Hermitage Works Sheffield." A prior owner has stamped his name three times in a triangle on both sides of the handle, otherwise very clean. Fine 80-150 B58-436 2021-04-18T14:26:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:26:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6973/b58-436 B58-436 IVORY RULE. Stanley No. 0. Two fold, six inch, German silver trim and round hinge. The No. 0 and No. 00 rules were never listed in any Stanley catalog, and were too small to be of practical use. They were probably made out of scrap pieces of ivory as promotional items. Marked "Stanley Made in USA." Lightly yellowed with some tight checks. Good+ 300-600 B58-435 2021-04-18T14:27:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:27:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6972/b58-435 B58-435 POINT OF SALE DISPLAY. Stanley No. 290 Zigzag Rule Display. 11" x 6" and 11" tall, plexiglass front cover, orange paint with "Tool Box of the World." Includes six proper rules. Paint has some wear and internal labels are flaking but otherwise nice and clean. Good+ 150-250 B58-434 2021-04-18T14:28:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:28:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6971/b58-434 B58-434 POINT OF SALE DISPLAY. Stanley No. 291 Pull-Push Rule Display. 11" x 6" and 11" tall, plexiglass front cover, orange paint with "Tool Box of the World." Includes six proper tape measures displayed on a blue painted board, plus six additional tapes in the rear in original boxes, some boxes worn. Paper labels a little faded but overall super clean and complete. Fine 300-600 B58-433 2021-04-18T14:29:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:29:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6970/b58-433 B58-433 POINT OF SALE DISPLAY. Stanley Rule Display. Steel counter display on a wooden base, 11" by 13", with green and gold paint. There's a mirrored backdrop, 10" tall, that can be tacked to the wooden base. It has "Stanley Rules" on the front of the display, the top of the backdrop, and in reverse on the rear of the display so it reflects in the mirror. Six compartments for zigzag rules and four for boxwood rules. Includes an assortment of rules in the compartments, of mixed quality. Good+ 500-1000 B58-432 2021-04-18T14:30:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:30:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6969/b58-432 B58-432 LOT OF TWO IVORY CALIPER RULES IOB. Stanley No. 40. Four fold, one foot rules with German silver caliper and binding. Both light brown with faded numbers on the outside but cleaner on the inside; one marked Stanley with some interior brown and missing its face pins; the other unmarked and has its pins. In a box that original held six, split seams but intact, early label with red lettering. Good+ 200-400 B58-431 2021-04-18T14:31:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:31:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6968/b58-431 B58-431 SET OF TRAMMEL POINTS. An unusually elaborate and decorative set, cast brass bodies, triangular with floral decoration, 2-1/2 across, " in diameter, elaborately knurled locking screws, steel points, cast brass shoes, 6-1/2" long, on an exotic wood keeper bar. One of the nicest sets we've seen. Fine 150-300 B58-430 2021-04-18T14:32:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:32:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6967/b58-430 B58-430 SET OF TRAMMEL POINTS. Unsigned, cast brass bodies with heart-shaped cutouts, steel points, locking screws with knurled edges and cast brass shoes, 6-1/2" long overall. On an exotic wood keeper bar. Fine 90-180 B58-429 2021-04-18T14:33:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:33:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6966/b58-429 B58-429 IVORY COMBINATION RULE. L.C. Stephens No. 36. Super rare ivory version of the combination rule that would eventually become the Stanley No. 36, as marketed by its inventor, L.C. Stephens, before the formation of Chapin-Stephens. Ivory is lightly yellowed (more so on the metric side) and fully intact, good German silver binding, clearly marked by Stephens with the patent date. You'll see 1,000 boxwood No. 36's for each one of these. From the Dennis Fisher collection. Fine 2000-4000 B58-428 2021-04-18T14:34:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:34:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6965/b58-428 B58-428 COMBINATION RULE. "Ebony" Version of L.C. Stephens No. 36. The combination rule that would eventually become the Stanley No. 36 was invented and originally sold by L.C. Stephens, before the formation of Chapin-Stephens. 99% of them are boxwood, a handful are ivory, and an even smaller handful have this dark inlay on the handle. We know from their advertising that Stephens made an ebony handled version, but the one or two of these we've seen don't have any visible grain, and appear possibly to be made of dark gutta percha. Brass bound, unsigned, metric markings on reverse side. There's some moderate wear, but overall clean and extremely rare. From the Dennis Fisher collection. Good+ 2000-4000 B58-427 2021-04-18T14:35:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:35:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6964/b58-427 B58-427 IVORY CALIPER RULE. Stanley No. 38. Two-fold, six inch with German silver caliper, Type 2 marking, rounded caliper head. Super clean with very light yellowing, one very small chip from edge. Fine 200-400 B58-426 2021-04-18T14:36:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:36:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6963/b58-426 B58-426 MARKING GAUGE. Billings & Spencer. The version without the fine vernier adjustment which is actually more rare (Bachellar, page 155, bottom). 7" long, pie cutter wheel with a couple of chips, marked on the face of the head. Good+ 100-200 B58-425 2021-04-18T14:37:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:37:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6962/b58-425 B58-425 TRY SQUARE. User made with good age. Heavy brass 8" blade with cove end; 4-1/4" nickel plated brass handle. Both handle and blade are ruled, but with just an "X" at each inch mark. "JSB" stamped on reverse side of blade. From the Dennis Fisher collection. Good+ 80-150 B58-424 2021-04-18T14:38:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:38:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6961/b58-424 B58-424 PARALLEL RULE. Kelvin & Hughes Ltd. Unusually large (24" long) and decorative brass parallel rulers by the well known British maker of navigational instruments. Brass oxidized and never polished. Fine 80-150 B58-423 2021-04-18T14:39:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:39:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6960/b58-423 B58-423 FRAMING SQUARE. Unsigned, 18" unruled blade, 10-1/2" brass-bound rosewood handle with bench rest and level vial with green paper backing, quatrefoil escutcheon. A couple of tight checks in the handle and lightly stamped user name, otherwise immaculate. Fine 100-200 B58-422 2021-04-18T14:40:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:40:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6959/b58-422 B58-422 BRAILLE FRAMING SQUARE. Stanley No. 100B. Rare version of Stanley's No. 100 square with raised knobs at each 1" and 1/2" mark. Corners very slightly rounded and small hang hole. Second sweetheart mark. Good+ 150-250 B58-421 2021-04-18T14:41:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:41:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6958/b58-421 B58-421 SILL DRIP PLANE. W. Raymond. It's unusual to find one of these marked by a planemaker; most of them were user made. Very clean with one small stain, couple dings, and a few spots of inactive worm, light chipping around screws that attach fence, cuts 1/8". B mark. Good+ 60-120 B58-260 2021-04-18T17:22:00+01:00 2021-04-18T17:22:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6777/b58-260 B58-260 SURVEYOR'S PLAIN COMPASS. W. & L.E. Gurley . 6" needle, silver dial with hand-engraved signature and "Troy, NY" in the south position, brass dial cover, level vials on north and south arms and circular talley counter on south. In original box with wear and one large chip, complete Gurley label in the lid, sighting vanes, adjustable jacob's staff mount. Overly polished. Good+ 300-600 B58-259 2021-04-18T17:23:00+01:00 2021-04-18T17:23:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6776/b58-259 B58-259 GRAIN SCALE. DeGrave, Short & Fanner Chrondometer. A chrondometer is a specialized forn of scale used to measure grain and to determine the value of a full bushel from a sample. It consists of a brass cup that is filled to the top, leveled with an ebony striking stick, and then weighed. There's a complete label in the lid that includes the instructions and a scale to convert the weight to bushels. The manufacturers advertised themselves as "Scale, Weight and Weighing Machine Makers to Her Majesty" (presumably Victoria). Complete in its original mahogany case, there's some oxidation to the brass that you can polish if you're so inclined. Fine 150-300 B58-258 2021-04-18T17:24:00+01:00 2021-04-18T17:24:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6775/b58-258 B58-258 EBONY OCTANT. Very crisp and clean octant with brass arm with unusual decorative engraving, two filters, ivory scale, signature plate and pencil knob. with the original pencil. Unfortunately the maker's name on the signature plate is too worn to read clearly; it could be "Anthony." The lack of a vernier marks it as early. There's an old paper sticker that appears to read "U.S. Navy." Good+ 500-1000 B58-257 2021-04-18T17:25:00+01:00 2021-04-18T17:25:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6774/b58-257 B58-257 SURFACE GAUGE. Craftsman made made and massive, 15" high with steel post and adjustable brass collars, incorporating Brown & Sharpe calipers. There is one mounted caliper and second one that may be missing a mounting bracket. Very well made in a plywood box. Good+ 100-200 B58-256 2021-04-18T17:26:00+01:00 2021-04-18T17:26:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6773/b58-256 B58-256 SURVEYING LEVEL. David White Co. Dumpy level, marked "White's Improved" and "Patented." 12" long, hanging level, grey enameled finish, good optics. Serial number 68600. The White company was founded in Milwaukee in 1895, this instrument is prior to 1956 when the name was changed to White Instrument Co. In original finger jointed box, worn but intact, with a label indicating that it was serviced by the Carl Heinrich Company. Fine 200-400