Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B62-724 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10909/b62-724 B62-724. IVORY CARPENTER'S RULE. J. Rabone & Sons. Four fold, one foot with German silver arched hinge and finger joints. Missing its pins but straight and clean and barely yellowed. Fine 150-250 B62-723 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10908/b62-723 B62-723. IVORY RULE. 3/16" wide, 6" long, brass tips. Has the name "G. Zimmerman" on reverse side in gothic script. Good+ 150-250 B62-722 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10907/b62-722 B62-722. IVORY ENGINEER'S RULE. S.S. Ireland. Four-fold, three foot, arch joint, German silver hinges and caliper slide. Ivory is yellowed but not stained, worn on outside but still legible, slightly sprung. One small crack and one chip and central finger hinge. Three foot engineer rules are uncommon. We were unable to locate the name "S.S. Ireland" in any reference works. Good+ 150-300 B62-721 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10906/b62-721 B62-721. IVORY ARCHITECT'S RULE. J. Halden & Co. Four fold, two foot with German silver hinges. Inside face beveled on inside edges only. Lightly yellowed and slightly sprung with all its pins. Joseph Halden was briefly in partnership with A.G. Thornton before setting up his own business in Manchester in 1877. Good+ 200-400 B62-720 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10905/b62-720 B62-720. IVORY HYDROMETER RULE. Fisher. Slide rule used in conjunction with a hydrometer to determine the proof, or alcoholic content, of beverages. This is the pattern invented by John Dicas in 1780 which would become the standard US method. See Rees, pp. 234-236. Marked "Fisher Phila", presumably Martin Fisher who worked in the early 1800s. Ivory is only very slightly yellowed, with a repaired crack at one end. In a fitted leather pouch that is too supple to be 200 years old and has a modern snap fastener. Fine 200-400 B62-719 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10904/b62-719 B62-719. FRAMING SQUARE. P. B. Fraley. 15" wide unruled blade, 9-1/2" mahogany handle with brass edge and quatrefoil escutcheon. Marked "P.B. Fraley Warranted", faint but legible. Fraley (or Frayley) was an early Philadelphia sawmaker who, like so many others, also made squares and got swallowed up in the 1850s by the Disston juggernaut. From the collection of Carl Bopp. Good+ 120-240 B62-718 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10903/b62-718 B62-718. COMBINATION SQUARE. Duby & Shinn Universal. Patented in 1902 by Joseph Duby and manufactured by Duby & Shinn of New York, the two square legs are set in a steel base at angles and joined together with a dovetail joint, according to the patent it can be used to lay out circles and all manner of angles. According to a 1906 Popular Mechanics ad, it was offered in three sizes; we're not sure how they measured them but the legs of this one are 7-1/2" and 9". It looks like it had a copper wash that has mostly worn off, but otherwise very clean. Fine 80-150 B62-717 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10902/b62-717 B62-717. TAILOR'S MEASURE. Nienaber, Son & Co. Two-piece boxwood rule, with brass joint, 24" long, with two 8-1/2" brass rods, one fixed and one sliding. Not sure exactly how it works but we're guessing it was used in the tailoring or cloth business. Clearly marked by Nienaber of Cincinnati. From the collection of Don Rosebrook. Fine 100-200 B62-716 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10901/b62-716 B62-716. INSIDE CALIPERS. Brown & Sharpe No. 827. 25" legs, vernier adjustment, locking joints. Clearly marked. A couple of small patches of rust but no pitting or damage. Fine 50-100 B62-715 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10900/b62-715 B62-715. OIL GAUGING PLUMB BOB. Lufkin No. 587-1/2. Lowered into oil tanks to determine their outage. Solid brass, 5-1/2" long plus eye, clearly marked. From the collection of John Sindelar. Fine 60-120 B62-714 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10899/b62-714 B62-714. LOT OF TWO WING DIVIDERS. An example of Oscar Stoddard's 8/27/72 patent, with replaceable points, 16" long and clearly marked. Plus an unmarked user made example with 10-1/2" brass and steel legs. From the collection of Don Rosebrook. Fine 120-240 B62-713 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10898/b62-713 B62-713. DESK RULE. Clegg Patent. Patented 9/10/67 by Daniel Webster Clegg of New York. 10" long, boxwood with brass edges and cutouts with brass wear plates. According to the patent, intended to be particularly used for ledger books. Clearly marked, some tarnish to the brass but otherwise very clean. From the collection of John Sindelar. Fine 100-200 B62-712 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10897/b62-712 B62-712. CARPENTER'S SLIDE RULE. A. Stanley & Co. No. 14 Two-fold, two-foot, half brass bound with brass slide. The markings are worn with some staining and the "A. Stanley" mark is just barely visible, but its straight and tight with intact pin and a bona fide A. Stanley. Good 200-400 B62-711 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10896/b62-711 B62-711. PARALLEL RULE. Unsigned, 6" long, ebony, three part type with decorative brass hinges. Fine 80-160 B62-710 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10895/b62-710 B62-710. BROAD CARPENTER'S RULE. Stanley No. 73-1/4E. Uncommon rule offered for a short period during the sweetheart era. Four-fold, two-foot, sweetheart mark. Missing its pins but very clean. The "E" suffix is an indication that it was one of a handful of Stanley rules that were laid out with the numbers running from left to right in the English fashion rather than from right to left as God intended. Like new. Fine 100-200 B62-709 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10894/b62-709 B62-709. TRAMMEL POINTS. Stanley No. 5. T mark on one tightening screw. One set of curved points. On keeper bar. Fine 80-150 B62-708 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10893/b62-708 B62-708. TRAMMEL POINTS. Stanley No. 3. Stanley's largest size trammels. Type 3 with waffle pattern and the clamp on pencil holder, marked with the patent. Clean and rust free, point marked Stanley. On the original keeper bar. Fine 80-150 B62-707 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10892/b62-707 B62-707. SET OF SURVEYOR'S RULES AND OFFSETS. Thomas Jones. Four 24" rules and five 4" offsets (there were probably six originally). Ebony body and ivory edges, each marked with Jones' 62 Charing Cross address and ruled in chains. The paper label in the lid of the box gives Jones' 4 Rupert Street address which dates it to around 1820. One offset has a chipped corner, and the box itself is rough, but overall a very unusual and attractive early set. Good+ 150-250 B62-706 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10891/b62-706 B62-706. SET OF COMPLEX RULES. The most complicated and elaborate set of rules we have ever seen and we have no idea of its purpose. It consists of 10 rules: one comprised of five legs that unfold to a total of 42", each leg has either one or two hinges to allow it to be folded and the end one has a caliper; one comprised of three legs that unfold to 24", the center one also has a hinge to fold in half; four identical ones that unfold to 18" with a metal strip with holes; and four more that each unfold flat to 26", on two of them one of the legs has a hinge in the middle. None of them are signed, and the only hint is that one of them has the following written on the side: "At Clerkenwell Green London 1816. When the Judge asked his master to show him the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet this is the rule that formed it." The same message is repeated in block printing on the opposite side. All of them are contained in a fitted mahogany box with a folding lid. The lid has a piece of paper pasted into it that may contain some clue as to the purpose, but the writing is so faded we can't read it. Everything is boxwood with brass hinges and very well made, there are a few stains. Fine 300-500 B62-458 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10643/b62-458 B62-458. FIELD SKETCHING BOARD. Central Manufacturing Co. Model 1913. Generally used by the Army Corps of Engineers in the field to sketch maps and the like. 12" by 15" sketching surface with scales and trough compass. Instructions on reverse. Includes three telescoping legs that extend to 41" and work smoothly. In a heavy duty metal case that has some empty compartments that may have held other instruments, "Manufactured by McFarlan Motor Co. 1918" in the lid. We've seen a few of these made by other instrument makers that are pretty beat up but the case has kept this one in nice condition. Fine 100-200 B62-457 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10642/b62-457 B62-457. SURVEYING TRANSIT. Wm E. Stieren. Brass transit, compass has silvered dial and 4-1/2" needle, engraved "Wm. E. Stieren, Maker, Pittsburgh, Pa, No. 118"; five pointed star at north. A frame, 6-1/2" high, no vertical circle. No striding level on telescope and one level on the base is dry. In original box with sunshade. Stieren was born in Prussia and immigrated to Pittsburgh in 1863, where he worked as an optician and instrument maker through 1888. Good+ 300-600 B62-456 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10641/b62-456 B62-456. SURVEYING TRANSIT. Keuffel & Esser No. 5124. The No. 5124 was K&E's economy model, without a compass or vertical circle. Very clean and functioning with original black lacquer finish, 5" telescope with good optics, mounted on a flat aluminum base with no provision for tripod. Serial No. 57707 which dates it to 1930. In its original case with leather pockets for accessories and brass label. Fine 150-250 B62-455 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10640/b62-455 B62-455. BUILDER'S LEVEL. Starrett No. 101-C. Starrett's high end transit level with optics and telescoping sight. Optics clear, nickel fully intact, good japanning on base. No stand. Fine 100-200 B62-454 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10639/b62-454 B62-454. SIGHTING LEVEL. Huet, Paris. Brass, 13" telescope on adjustable tripod stand. Good optics. Striding level with missing vial. There's also a cross-mounted vial that doesn't match the rest of the instrument and may be a later addition. Marked Huett Paris MG76/1956. Good+ 100-200 B62-453 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10638/b62-453 B62-453. TELESCOPIC ALIDADE. W & L.E. Gurley Model 580. 11-1/2" long, black lacquered, vertical circle, trough compass. The Model 580 was described by Gurley as the "explorer's" alidade; unlike most alidades that are mounted on a central pillar, this one is built close to the base. Serial No. 433033 which indicates it was made in 1943. In its original 5" x 5" x 12-1/2" leather covered wood case, fully intact brass plaque, corners, straps and buckles. Like new. Fine 300-500