Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info https://www.finetoolj.com/ 2020-11-28T04:53:46+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B57-440 2020-10-05T14:27:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:27:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6155/b57-440 B57-440 METRIC CARPENTER'S RULE. Stanley No. 72-1/2. Four-fold, two-foot bound rule. Rare version with metric markings on the outside, English on the inside. Very clean with original lacquer, missing its pins and a couple of small stains. Good+ 150-300 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-439 2020-10-05T14:28:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:28:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6154/b57-439 B57-439 TRY SQUARE. Stanley No. 1. Very rare 3" version of the square with cast iron frame and rosewood infill handle, Stanley mark on blade is faint but legible, dent on reverse side of handle. Good+ 80-150 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-438 2020-10-05T14:29:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:29:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6153/b57-438 B57-438 MARKING GAUGE. Blaisdell Patent. Larger 8" version of A. H. Blaisdell's 1868 patent, one of the rarest and most gizmoish of gauges, with adjustable wings for curved surfaces, finely made of rosewood and cast brass. There's a brass loop on the end that looks like it's intended to hold a pencil; we haven't seen that before but it looks original. Fine 200-400 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-437 2020-10-05T14:30:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:30:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6152/b57-437 B57-437 CENTER FINDER. Unmarked and user made. Made entirely of rosewood with very attractive sapwood streaks. 11" stem is hand ruled. Just plain pretty. Fine 100-200 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-436 2020-10-05T14:31:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:31:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6151/b57-436 B57-436 BUTT-LOCKING BEVEL. Bailey Patent. Type 1, 10" blade with clear Bailey 3/19/72 patent mark, super clean, locking mechanism works smoothly. Fine 150-250 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-435 2020-10-05T14:32:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:32:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6150/b57-435 B57-435 ALIDADE. E.R. Watts & Son. 13" boxwood body with folding brass sights. Like new. Fine 150-300 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-434 2020-10-05T14:33:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:33:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6149/b57-434 B57-434 GRAVITY INCLINOMETER. Rufus Porter. Very rare example of the inclinometer invented around 1847 by Porter, noted inventor, painter and founder of Scientific American. All known examples have an engraving, presumably by Porter, showing two masons using the inclinometer to build a brick wall; in this example the engraving is clear and complete; one of the nicest examples we've seen, with "R. Porter" and "Patent Applied For" lettered in red although no patent has ever been located. In a 9-1/2"" square frame, glass looks original. Destined to be the highlight of any advanced collection of inclinometers. Fine 3000-6000 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-433 2020-10-05T14:34:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:34:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6148/b57-433 B57-433 BRASS FRENCH SCALE. Heavy duty scale that is designed to be attached to an upright, graduated in "Grammes" and marked by E.D. Paindavoine of Lille. There's a mechanism that looks like it's designed to interact with the teeth on the scale and hold the pointer in place but it's rusted. Looks like there may be a part or two missing, but an impressive hunk of brass. 18" high. Good 80-150 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-432 2020-10-05T14:35:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:35:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6147/b57-432 B57-432 INCLINOMETER. LeFebvre Clitographe J. LeFebvre, who worked in Paris in the late 1800s, was known for these distinctive large inclinometers with a square iron upright frame and level mounted on a brass arm. There are a few variations known; this one is 12" by 10", with a single scale marked in feet for the English market, and without the detachable feet. It is stamped "patent" which we don't recall seeing before. In its original wooden case, in rough shape with a split in the lid but intact. A prior owner has pasted a paper label describing it as a "hornblock gauge" and stating that it comes from a railroad works, which is a term we've not seen applied to these instruments. Good+ 100-200 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-431 2020-10-05T14:36:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:36:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6146/b57-431 B57-431 SURVEYOR'S PLAIN COMPASS. G.J. Heisely. Silvered brass card, fleur-de-lis at north, "G.J. Heisely, Harrisburg" at south; 5-1/2" blued-steel needle, circular tally counter. The needle has a bent tip, the glass is stuck inside the cover, the only level is missing its vial and one end, and one of the sighting vanes doesn't seem to fit although it looks original. No case. Definitely a compass with issues, but one that would repay some restoration work. Includes Jacobs staff with original handwritten tag indicating that it was the property of one Clarence Wingard, a farmer from Carroll County, Indiana, born in 1876, whose family may have brought the compass from Pennsylvania. George Jacob Heisely was the elder son and apprentice of Frederick Heisely. Good- 100-200 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-430 2020-10-05T14:37:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:37:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6145/b57-430 B57-430 SURVEYOR'S VERNIER COMPASS. Benjamin Pike's Son. Silvered brass card, large fleur-de-lis at north, "B. Pike's Son, 518 Broadway, NY," at south; 5-3/4" blued-steel needle on brass lifting collar, crossed levels on south arm, brass sighting vanes. In a fitted wooden box with original label in lid. Benjamin Pike was one of the pre-eminent instrument makers of the early 1800s; the firm became Benjamin Pike's Son when Daniel Pike took over on his father's retirement in 1867. There are two pieces of scotch tape that appear to be holding the glass in place and typical oxidation to the brass. Good+ 300-600 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-429 2020-10-05T14:38:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:38:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6144/b57-429 B57-429 SURVEYOR'S PLAIN COMPASS. W.C. Davis. Silvered card with fleur-de-lis at north, circle of leaves, and "W.C. Davis New York" at south, 4" steel needle with lifting arm, rack and pinion vernier, crossed levels, the one on the south arm is missing but the screws are present, plain socket. In original box with sighting vanes, S. Thaxter & Son label in lid. Brass has been polished but not obnoxiously. But for the missing level this would be a fine example of a smaller compass by an uncommon maker; it's still pretty nice. Good 200-400 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-428 2020-10-05T14:39:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:39:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6143/b57-428 B57-428 STEELYARD SCALE. Preston Patent. We've heard these described as "hide scales", used by trappers to weigh pelts, but they could be used to weigh anything that can hang on a hook. This version was patented by William Preston of Chelsea on 2/22/70, and consists of a brass arm, 18" long and marked "Wm. B. Preston, 91 Union St., Boston" on the head, with a cast iron weight and hook, and two hanging loops so that it can be reversed and used for heavier weights. Well made and unusual. Good+ 100-200 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-427 2020-10-05T14:40:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:40:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6142/b57-427 B57-427 TAILOR'S MEASURE. Griffen's Measuring Square. Patented in 1901 by Frank Griffen of Summit, NJ, it consists of a boxwood rule with two sliding heads, each equipped with a level vial and a rod, and a cloth tape measure all of which, according to Mr. Griffen, would enable a tailor to take every needed measure of the body to produce perfectly fitted clothing. Clearly marked, and like new in a fitted rosewood case. Fine 100-200 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-426 2020-10-05T14:41:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:41:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6141/b57-426 B57-426 DEPTH GAUGE. Dated 1855. 9-1/2" steel head that slides on a 2-1/2 flat steel unruled shaft and is locked by a handforged thumbscrew. Marked "R. Pringle Glasgow 1855" on the head. Preston made a similar looking tool they called a stonemason gauge. Good+ 60-120 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-425 2020-10-05T14:42:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:42:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6140/b57-425 B57-425 PLAIN SCALE. Merrifield & Co. Plain scales were invented about 1750, and included a variety of scales (sine, etc.) that could be used with a pair of dividers to solve trigonometric functions. This one is unusual both by being American (most were English) and by being 24" (most were 12"). Boxwood with inset brass plugs to protect the wood from divider points. A couple of minor stains and dings. Merrifield worked in both Boston and New York in the early 1800s and rules by them are scarce; this one is marked New York. Good+ 150-300 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-424 2020-10-05T14:43:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:43:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6139/b57-424 B57-424 DRAPER'S YARD. R.B. Haselton. Yardstick used by those in the cloth trades, and marked in fractions of a yard, from 1/16 through 7/8, on the reverse. Nice clear Haselton eagle stamp. Good 60-120 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-423 2020-10-05T14:44:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:44:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6138/b57-423 B57-423 LARGE SET OF WING DIVIDERS. Unmarked and user made, legs are 28" long, wood with iron tips, locked with handforged wing nut. Well made and attractive. Good+ 60-120 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-422 2020-10-05T14:45:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:45:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6137/b57-422 B57-422 COOPER'S LONG CALIPER. Manufactured, but unfortunately the label is too worn to read. 40" long, boxwood, very clean. Good+ 60-120 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-421 2020-10-05T14:46:00+01:00 2020-10-05T14:46:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6136/b57-421 B57-421 MODERN MAKER. Bridge City AS-24 Adjustable Angle Square. Two Cuban mahogany heads, one fixed and one rotating, 24" satin metal blade. A couple of minor scratches on the metal but the wood is immaculate. Fine 100-200 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-260 2020-10-05T17:27:00+01:00 2020-10-05T17:27:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/5975/b57-260 B57-260 TAPE MEASURE. Lufkin No. 986 Donut. 6" metal tape based on Hiram Farrand's 1931 patent before he started manufacturing his own rules; very clean example of an uncommon Lufkin rule. Good+ 80-150 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-259 2020-10-05T17:28:00+01:00 2020-10-05T17:28:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/5974/b57-259 B57-259 FOLDING INCLINOMETER. Unsigned, but these devices were made by many English instrument makers, and a couple in the US, during the nineteenth century. Boxwood with brass hinge and edges, good level vials in both legs, working compass. Fine 200-400 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-258 2020-10-05T17:29:00+01:00 2020-10-05T17:29:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/5973/b57-258 B57-258 WOODEN SURVEYOR'S COMPASS. Andrew Newell. Dial has paper card with fleur-de-lis at north and east, central engraving of a port with lighthouse with "Made by Andrew Newell East end of the Market Boston," card is a little faded and has one tear but clearly legible. 5-1/4" steel needle, wooden siting vanes, one missing its wire. Newell apprenticed in London before emigrating to Boston where he worked from 1749-1798. Nice clean example from the days before compasses were made of brass. Good+ 300-600 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-257 2020-10-05T17:30:00+01:00 2020-10-05T17:30:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/5972/b57-257 B57-257 WANTAGE ROD. Primes Patent. Patented 7/23/78 by Eli S. Primes of Baltimore, according to the patent it combines both the "out stick" used when the barrel is less than half full with the "in stick."16" long, marked with patent information, it looks like someone added a coat of lacquer but still clearly legible. According to the records of the Internal Revenue Service, its use was required by revenue agents until 1897 when it was replaced by Alexander's Improved Wantage Rods. We can only assume Mr. Alexander made a larger contribution to his Congressman's campaign fund. Good+ 100-200 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114** B57-256 2020-10-05T17:31:00+01:00 2020-10-05T17:31:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/5971/b57-256 B57-256 SURVEYOR'S CHAIN. W. & L.E. Gurley No. 13. 100 foot chain comprised of 11" steel links with brass handles and brass tags. Clearly marked and unusually clean and rust free. Fine 150-250 **All bids must be placed by end of day Friday, October 30, 2020. Auction takes place live-in-person at the Wyndham Garden, York, PA, at 9:00am, Saturday, October 31. Successfully placed bids will be found under My Bids. Current high bids may be obtained by emailing finetoolj@gmail.com or calling (800) 248-8114**