Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B61-724 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9671/b61-724 B61-724 LOT OF TWO REEL TYPE PLUMB BOBS. Stanley Nos. 1 and 2. Neither reel is marked, average dinging, both have lines. Good+ 100-180 B61-723 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9670/b61-723 B61-723 REEL TYPE PLUMB BOB. Stanley No. 5. The largest reel type Stanley made 4-1/2" long. Marked on the reel, has plumb line, oversized point, nickel plating 80%. Good+ 80-150 B61-722 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9669/b61-722 B61-722 ADJUSTABLE FACE MARKING GAUGE. Winslow Patent. Rare and gizmoish with two adjustable wings to mark curved surfaces. Complete, good pins, no nickel loss, undamaged ebony stem. Fine 300-600 B61-721 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9668/b61-721 B61-721 SHIP'S COMPASS. D. Baker "Axial Balance." A dry card compass, 8" in diameter, manufactured by the Baker company of Melrose, Mass. The company was formed in 1873, the fact that it says "D. Baker" rather than Baker Compass Co. indicates an early instrument. The label also says "Sold by Max Kuner Co., Seattle." Mounted in brass fittings in a 12" square box - pine rather than mahogany, so probably not original - with no lid, and includes two adjustable iron correcting spheres, known as "navigator's balls" to offset the effect of metal contained in the ship. Fine 100-200 B61-720 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9667/b61-720 B61-720 COMBINATION SQUARE. Standard Tool. Based on Chaplin's 1866 patent, although the decorative center finder, like all known production models, lacks the hinged secondary beam described in the patent. Marked faintly on the 12" rule but the head and center finder are unmarked, head has its original scribe and good level vial, japanning 50%, center finder is near mint. Fine 80-150 B61-719 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9666/b61-719 B61-719 GAUGING ROD. Stanley No. 45. Marked "Stanley No. 45" and "Wine Gallons." One of Stanley's least common rules, in near mint condition. Fine 200-400 B61-718 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9665/b61-718 B61-718 REPLACEMENT LEVEL VIAL IOB. Empire Level Case. Adjustable level vial case to be used to replace the level vials in Empire's line of aluminum level. Intact with good level vial, box has some minor wear but no split seams, complete label. From the collection of Don Rosebrook. Good+ 50-100 B61-717 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9664/b61-717 B61-717 SLIDING T-BEVEL. Detroit Bevel & Divider Co. Based on George Miller's 1874 patent. This is the version with a 4" steel handle with a diamond cast into it, 6" square cut blade with mark partly obscured by some light surface pitting. A very attractive and uncommon bevel. From the collection of Don Rosebrook. Good+ 200-400 B61-716 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9663/b61-716 B61-716 CARPENTER'S CALIPER RULE. Stanley No. 36-1/2E. Twofold, one foot unbound boxwood rule with sliding brass caliper. The "E" suffix means that the graduations read from left to right in the English fashion, rather than from right to left as God intended. According to Scott Lynk's "Stanley 'Special' and Custom Rules," this modification was available as a special order for a variety of rules, but beginning in 1926 a couple of dozen of them were given this special "E" designation. Straight and clean with original pin and good markings, third sweetheart. Fine 200-400 B61-715 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9662/b61-715 B61-715 FRAMING SQUARE. Smith Patent. Patented 1/30/1900 by Andrew Smith of Los Angeles and manufactured by the Automatic Tool Co., this uncommon three-arm aluminum bevel is in nice clean condition except that its original instruction label has worn off. From the collection of Don Rosebrook. Good+ 80-150 B61-714 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9661/b61-714 B61-714 BRASS PLUMB BOB. O.J. Kuker. 10" long, cone-shaped with steel tip and screw-in top. Marked "64" and "O.J. Kuker Seattle." Kuker was one of the founders of Kuker-Rankin in 1928 so this is presumably older. Very clean condition. Fine 100-200 B61-713 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9660/b61-713 B61-713 HEAVY STEEL PLUMB BOB. 10" long, cylindrical with steel point, unmarked, has its plumb line wrapped around a wooden stick, a few flecks of surface rust but no damage. Good+ 70-140 B61-712 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9659/b61-712 B61-712 HEAVY BRASS PLUMB BOB. Solid brass with no steel tip, cone shaped, 5-1/2" long and 4" in diameter, screw in top. Unmarked. Fine 100-200 B61-711 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9658/b61-711 B61-711 LOG CALIPER. Simon Noyes. Unusual design, only 28" long with rosewood jaws, lower jaw attached to a cast iron hook but without a lock. Clearly marked "Made Only by Simon C. Noyes, Lisbon, NH, Warranted Accurate." A couple of tight checks in the jaws, otherwise very clean and legible. Fine 300-600 B61-710 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9657/b61-710 B61-710 TRAMMEL POINT SET. Unmarked and user made. Brass bodies with steel points, steel shoes and knurled locking screws, 1-1/8" square, 5-1/2" long. Mounted on an original laminated keeper; one of the points is fixed to the end with a fine adjustment screw and the other slides. FISH Fine 100-200 B61-709 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9656/b61-709 B61-709 SURVEYOR'S COMPASS. Robert L. Shaw. Brass dial engraved "Rob't L. Shaw, 222 Water Street, New York" at south with a fleur-de-lis at north. It has a 5" blued steel needle with lifting circle (that doesn't fully lock) and a vernier adjustment and crossed levels on the south arm, both vials good. Dial cover. In an original box with sighting vanes, fully intact but missing locking hooks. Shaw began his career as an apprentice to John Wheeler; he was in business for himself from 1845 through 1876; despite his long career instruments signed by him are relatively uncommon. Fine 300-600 B61-708 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9655/b61-708 B61-708 SURVEYOR'S COMPASS. H.M. Pool. 5" blued steel needle with lifting circle, bras dial, fleur-de-lis at north and NE, NW, SE and SW ordinals, "H.M. Pool Easton" engraved in center. Vernier adjustment on north arm and crossed levels on south, both vials good. Dial cover. Horace Minot Pool and his brother John were leading instrument makers beginning in the 1830s. In an original wooden box with sighting vanes, Unfortunately there is large amount of oxidation on the dial that makes it almost illegible; you may want to polish the brass. Good 250-500 B61-707 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9654/b61-707 B61-707 SURVEYOR'S COMPASS. William J. Young. The dial is bronzed with a silver ring, and is engraved "Wm J. Young, Maker, Philadelphia" with a fleur-de-lis at north. It has a 5-1/2" blued steel needle with lifting circle and a tally counter and vernier adjustment on the north arm. There is a circular level on the south arm, which Young also used in preference to crossed levels, like most it is dry. Includes a dial cover with the user name engraved. In an original box with sighting vanes and jacob's staff mounting socket. The box is intact, but the handle has been replaced and one locking hook is detached but included. Fine 300-600 B61-706 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9653/b61-706 B61-706 SURVEYING COMPASS. W. & S. Jones. 4-1/2" needle, brass face, elaborate engraving with "W. & S. Jones, 30 Holborn, London." Vernier adjustment, short arms with no levels, folding vanes with sighting wires missing. Cover with degree markings engraved. Needle locking mechanism needs loosening. In original box, a couple of cracks and one hook missing, with original plumb bob. Brothers William and Samuel Jones were among the premier London instrument makes at the beginning of the nineteenth century; they were at 30 Holborn from 1795 through 1822. Fine 600-1200 B61-705 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9652/b61-705 B61-705 SURVEYING TRANSIT. R. Whitcomb & Co. Brass transit, compass has silvered dial and 4" needle with lifting arm, engraved "R. Whitcomb & Co., Cincinnati." A frame, 8" high, 5" vertical circle. Optics good, striding level on telescope. In original box with plumb bob. Rasselas Whitcomb worked in Cincinnati from 1851-1878 when he sold out to the better known Herman Pfister. Fine 300-600 B61-704 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9651/b61-704 B61-704 NAVIGATION INSTRUMENT. A. Leitz Station Pointer. A station pointer is a large three-legged protractor used to measure the angles between three landmarks spotted simultaneously. It's enclosed in a 23" long box, but each of the three legs has and extension that doubles the length in use. Satin steel and brass, labelled "U.S. Navy 1941." Like new. Fine 200-400 b61-458 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9405/b61-458 b61-458 IVORY ARCHITECT RULE. Winter & Son. Unusually short variation at four-fold, one foot with beveled interior edges. German silver arched hinge and tips. Lightly yellowed, some corrosion on interior hinges, has all its pins. Marked "Winter & Son Newcastle on Tyne" on edge. Good+ 300-600 b61-457 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9404/b61-457 b61-457 IVORY CALIPER RULE. E.A. Stearns No. 54B. Fourfold, one foot, German silver bound. Ivory is bright white, straight and clean with all its pins. Near mint. From the collection of Don Rosebrook. Fine 150-250 b61-456 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9403/b61-456 b61-456 IVORY CARPENTER'S RULE. Stanley No. 85. Fourfold, two foot unbound rule. Type 2 mark. Straight and clean with very light overall yellowing. From the collection of Don Rosebrook. Fine 120-240 b61-455 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9402/b61-455 b61-455 IVORY ARCHITECT'S RULE. Chapin-Stephens No. 86-1/2. Fourfold, two foot, ivory with German silver hinges, beveled internal edges. Very clean, mellowed to a light yellow, straight with crisp edges and all pins. Fine 300-600