Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B64-749 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13063/b64-749 B64-749. FRENCH SECTOR RULE. 6-3/4", brass, single fold, unfolded is nearly 13" long. Beautifully engraved with scales on front and back along with a sun motif on joint. Some age tarnish and mild dinging, tiny chip at end of one leg. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 150-300 B64-748 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13062/b64-748 B64-748. CALCULATING RULE. E. Smith & Co. Rarest of the extensible sliding rules based on Waterbury's 1876 patent and manufactured by E. Smith & Co. of Rockford. Extends to 38" with board tables. An unusually clean example with no staining or damage. No trammel points or pencil holder. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 80-160 B64-747 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13061/b64-747 B64-747. BEVEL SQUARE. Stilwell Patent. Patented in 1890 by Charles Stilwell of Morristown, NJ; the manufacturer is unknown and examples are very uncommon. The distinctive triangular head is complete with original level vial; 12" blade. Head and blade have surface rust and pitting, but no damage. Condition: Good, Estimate: 120-240 B64-746 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13060/b64-746 B64-746. DRAFTING TOOL Kimber Cleaver Protractor. Brass, 6" square, with an inner divided circle with fine vernier adjustment and four spring-loaded marking pins. Cleaver was a preeminent mining engineer in the Pennsylvania coal region who is credited with a number of inventions and innovations, but apparently held no patents. There are a number of variations on his protractor, some of which will be included in future auctions. This one, like most, was made by the Philadelphia firm of Wm. J. Young. In immaculate condition in its original mahogany box. From the collection of Chuck Morgan. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 900-1800 B64-745 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13059/b64-745 B64-745. COMPUTING RULE. W. L.E. Gurley. Four-fold, two-foot brass bound boxwood rule. Patented in 1915 by Edward D.N. Schulte and manufactured by Gurley. Contains two sets of logarithmic scales, one on each side, for measuring the volume of either cylindrical or rectangular containers. Marked "Patent Applied For" so an early version. Straight, tight and clean, noting one small stain. A very uncommon Gurley tool. From the collection of Chuck Morgan. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 300-600 B64-744 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13058/b64-744 B64-744. ANGLE DIVIDER. Nagel Patent. Patented in 1905 by one Henry Nagle of Vicksburg, MS (#797,453) and manufactured by him as "Nagel's Adjustable Square, Angle and Bevel." Similar in function to the Stanley No. 30, with two arms that are locked together to fold out simultaneously. 9" long and sheet metal, another claim made in the patent was that it was simple and cheap to manufacture. Henry couldn't compete with the marketing muscle of New Britain, and this is the only one we've ever seen. Remarkably free of rust for a sheet metal tool. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 100-200 B64-743 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13057/b64-743 B64-743. COMBINATION BEVEL SQUARE. Fox Patent. Based on Philo Fox's 1888 patent. 10" blade with 4-1/2" cast iron handle, includes a bevel attachment that pivots out from the blade. Some rust and light pitting. Condition: Good, Estimate: 60-120 B64-742 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13056/b64-742 B64-742. INCLINOMETER RULE. W.F. Stanley. These folding rules, with level vials in both legs, sights on the top leg, and a compass, were widely produced by a variety of instrument makes in the nineteenth century, primarily in England. We've seen them called "gentlemen's" rules or compendia. This one is by famed London instrument maker W.F. Stanley and is in mint, unused condition in its original plush-lined leatherette box. From the collection of Chuck Morgan. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 350-700 B64-741 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13055/b64-741 B64-741. SET OF DRAFTING TRAMMEL POINTS. T. Alteneder & Sons. Besides the standard two trammel heads, one with fine vernier adjustment, it includes a third head with two rollers protruding from the sides. Also includes an ink line to replace the pencil lead holder, and a tube of pencil leads. German silver, complete and immaculate in its original plush lined case. Alteneder worked in Philadelphia in the late 1800s. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 200-400 B64-740 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13054/b64-740 B64-740. MODERN MAKER. Figural Plumb Bob. All brass, 3" long, in the shape of a person wearing a helmet of some type. Marked "PNTC 2016" so produced for the Pacific Northwest Tool Collectors' 2016 Best in the West meet, but not the official meet favor (in 2016 that was a miniature felling axe). Mint in original packaging with a thread to hang it. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 80-160 B64-739 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13053/b64-739 B64-739. SLIDING T-BEVEL. Bailey Tool Co. It's marked "B.T.Co." with the familiar battleaxe on the blade, but we've never seen one like it. The side of the handle, which at first glance just looks like it's cracked, actually swivels out to lock the blade in place. It seems impossible to believe that Bailey never patented it, but we're not aware of any other examples. 8" blade and a 4-1/2" cast iron body with a japanned recess, moderate wear but no damage. From the collection of Steve Dice. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 500-800 B64-738 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13052/b64-738 B64-738. MODERN MAKER. Sequim Tool Plumb Bob. 3" long, brass with steel point, two decorative turned borders, with "Sequim Tool" engraved on the side. Mint. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 80-160 B64-737 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13051/b64-737 B64-737. ABNEY LEVEL. W. & L.E. Gurley. Hand held surveying instrument used to take a rough estimate of ground slope in the field, originally invented by Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney in the 1870s and widely copied since then. This one has Gurley's name engraved on the side and is in near mint condition (noting some brass tarnish) in its original rosewood box with Gurley's label in the lid. From the collection of Chuck Morgan. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 100-200 B64-736 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13050/b64-736 B64-736. LOG RULE. R.B. Haselton. 24", rectangular shape with seven scale on each face and two each on the edges. Very clean with crisp edges and clear markings, marked "R.B. Haselton, Maker, Cotoocook NH." Condition: Fine, Estimate: 80-160 B64-735 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13049/b64-735 B64-735. TWO PIECE CLOTHIER'S RULE. Belcher Bros. Two 22-1/2" sections that can be locked together to form a 45" rule, ruled in inches along both edges and in fractions of a yard down the center. Very clean, no staining, edges crisp. A very uncommon Belcher rule. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 90-180 B64-734 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13048/b64-734 B64-734. LEVELING STAND. Stanley No. 38. Attaches to a pole or stake and used with a metal level and sights. Vee mark on locking screw, nickel plating fully intact, complete and functional. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 120-240 B64-733 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13047/b64-733 B64-733. WATCHMAKER'S LATHE. Clamps into a vice, and is turned by a bow. 9" long, unsigned, includes the original bow, two extra mandrels, and a hole sizing gauge. In original plush lined walnut box. Like new. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 300-600 B64-732 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13046/b64-732 B64-732. INCLINOMETER. W. & L.E. Gurley. Rotating arm type, all brass, with a 2" level vial that is reads against a protractor scale to show the slope of the underlying surface. 7" long, with holes to attach it to a surface or longer rule. From the collection of Chuck Morgan. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 200-400 B64-731 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13045/b64-731 B64-731. SLIDING T-BEVEL. D. Bissell Patent. Patented (5/25/80) and manufactured by David Bissell of Detroit. Includes the folding graduated blade used to measure angles, but as usual missing the combined sheet metal screwdriver and scratch awl that slid into the end. 11" blade, super clean with Bissell's name and patent date cast into the 6" handle. From the collection of Steve Dice. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 200-400 B64-730 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13044/b64-730 B64-730. PATENT MODEL. Try Square. Patent No. 70,204 granted 10/29/1867 to Nelson Hamblin of Flatbush, NY. 3-1/2" wood body with opening in center and rotating brass blade. According to the description, the purpose was to allow the workman to tell immediately if a joint were square. We thought that's what all try squares did. Not known to have been manufactured. Includes both tags with original ribbon, still attached. From the collection of Steve Dice. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 500-1000 B64-729 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13043/b64-729 B64-729. PATENT MODEL. Combination Try Square and Bevel. Patent No. 71,953 granted 12/10/1867 to Samuel Batchelder of Prairie du Chien, WI. 4-1/2" rosewood body with 3-3/4" blade that can be set at different angles and has an internal spring. Some rust on blade. Not known to have been manufactured. Includes both tags with original ribbon, detached but included in a protective sleeve, along with a tag indicating that it was part of the Cliff Petersen collection From the collection of Steve Dice. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 500-1000 B64-728 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13042/b64-728 B64-728. HARP STYLE FOLDING MULTITOOL. Toolmaster. Nine tools that fold out from an iron frame. The tool itself is unmarked, but "Toolmaster" is stamped on the original leather pouch (along with an advertisement for Modess-Yes Tissues). Condition: Fine, Estimate: 60-120 B64-727 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13041/b64-727 B64-727. JEWELER'S LATHE. Marco. 12" long bed with a stand to attach it to a bench. The plating on the headstock and tailstock are immaculate, but worn on the body itself. Marco was a trademark of C.& E. Marshall Co, of Chicago, which also made some precision instruments in Germany before WWII, and this one is stamped "Germany." The lot includes a separate tool rest, pulley stand, and some accessories. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 300-600 B64-726 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13040/b64-726 B64-726. DRAFTING INSTRUMENTS. Albert Nestler Set of Pens. Pen body with 4" ebony handle and set of eight nibs of different sizes, intact in its plush lined wooden case marked by Nestler, a German maker of scientific instruments founded in 1878. From the collection of Pat Gefre. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 100-200 B64-656 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12970/b64-656 B64-656. SURVEYOR'S TRANSIT. W & L.E. Gurley. All brass transit, pre-1880, 5" needle on silvered compass card with "Troy" and fleur-de-lis at north, 11" telescope on 7" high frame, two levels, vernier. Mounted on four-point adjustable base. In original box, worn but intact, with Queen servicing label pasted in lid, includes sunshade, plumb bob and screwdriver. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 300-600