Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B60-715 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8905/b60-715 B60-715 LOT OF TWO LOG RULES. A Maine Rule by R.B. Haselton, with the eagle Contoocook mark, some wear to finish but all markings clear, slightly warped. The other has a partial paper label that reads "Holland Rule" and "Son, Sole Manufacturer, Milo Jct., Me." Valentine and Andrew Fabian made log rules in Milo Junction but we haven't seen and "and Son" label from them. It has a bad split at the end that has been repaired with a nail. Both are 4' long and 7/8" square with brass tips. Good & better 50-100 B60-714 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8904/b60-714 B60-714 GLAZIER'S SQUARE. Sommer & Maca. Sommer & Maca was a leading manufacturer of tools and materials for the glass industry, although this could also function as a framing square; one ruled 36" leg, the other is 20" long, not ruled, with a brass edge; ogee ends on both. Very clean with a few small stains. From the collection of Dennis Fisher. Good+ 50-100 B60-713 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8903/b60-713 B60-713 BRASS FRAMED SEXTANT. Pistor & Martins. Ladder type frame with wood handle, seven filters, fully intact mirror, marked "Pistor & Martins, Berlin" and "US Navy" along rim, along with serial number 745. P & M worked in Berlin from 1845 through 1871. Fine 300-600 B60-712 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8902/b60-712 B60-712 LOG CALIPER WITH WALKING WHEEL. F. M. Greenleaf. Florence "Flossie" Greenleaf was the daughter of rulemaker William Greenleaf and an important maker in her own right. This one is marked Littleton, NH, early in her career before she relocated to Maine. 48" beam, with some very minor staining but all markings clear, brass lined jaws work smoothly. The 18" walking wheel is unsigned but looks to be contemporary with the caliper. From the collection of Dennis Fisher. Fine 700-1400 B60-711 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8901/b60-711 B60-711 ADVERTISING. Stanley Tape Measure. A Stanley No. 7366 6' tape with a brass case that features cross U.S. and British flags with the slogan "Bundles for Britain." Produced by Stanley in 1939-1941 to show solidarity with Britain during the blitz. Paint is worn but the message is clear. Good 125-250 B60-710 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8900/b60-710 B60-710 CLAPBOARD GAUGE. Tinsley Patent. Marked with Tinsley's name and 9/19/71 patent date on brass collar. Wood handle with metal wire stand on bottom, sheet metal spring bar that curls up at end and has sliding stud that locks with thumbscrew. Some surface rust and discoloration but in generally decent shape. Not many examples known. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good+ 80-150 B60-709 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8899/b60-709 B60-709 LARGE MICROMETER. Tumico "Feathertouch." Made by the Tubular Micrometer Co. of St. James, MN. 20-1/2" jaws. In its original 16-1/2" by 28" hinged lid wooden box with seven original accessory feelers. Fine 100-200 B60-708 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8898/b60-708 B60-708 SIX FOOT STRAIGHT-EDGE. Laminated, 3" wide with brass edges. Clearly manufactured but unsigned. Could have been used by paperhanger. From the collection of Dennis Fisher. Good+ 80-150 B60-707 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8897/b60-707 B60-707 IVORY WATCHMAKER'S RULE. 4" ivory body with three metal wings that fold out from the body with various sized cutouts. Unsigned, marked only "French Lines." The French line is an obsolete measurement (in 1799 France determined that a meter is equal to exactly 443.296 French lines), but was still used by watchmakers through the end of the century. There's a tight crack around the hinge, very lightly yellowed. Good+ 500-1000 B60-706 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8896/b60-706 B60-706 IVORY HAWTHORN PATTERN ENGINEER'S PRESENTATION RULE. J. Cail. In 1832, Robert Hawthorn, a civil engineer in Newcastle on Tyne, took the standard Routledge engineer's rule, rearranged the scales and crammed it full of all sorts of other useful information (like the capacity of a "chandler" of coal) and produced the Hawthorn Rule, as described in detail by Jane and Mark Rees on page 157 of The Rule Book. Most examples were twofold boxwood, but this is a fourfold ivory and German silver version with a German silver slide, marked "Improved and Arranged by Rt Hawthorn Civil Engineer Newcastle Tyne" and also marked by John Cail, who worked in Newcastle from 1823 through 1858. As a bonus, the hinge is neatly engraved as having been presented by P. Bowrne, Esq., to James Spence. Very lightly and uniformly yellowed with no staining, straight and clean with all its pins; a fine example of a very uncommon and extremely cool early engineering rule. Fine 500-1000 B60-705 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8895/b60-705 B60-705 IVORY IRONMONGERS RULE. Threefold, one-foot, unbound with German silver hinges and caliper. Unsigned but probably English. Lightly yellowed, straight and clean. Good+ 300-600 B60-704 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8894/b60-704 B60-704 LOT OF TWO ULTIMATUM STYLE MORTISE GAUGES. One by Charles Nurse & Co. with "INVICTA" mark (faint), 7" solid brass stem. The other looks manufactured but is unmarked with 6-1/4" brass framed ebony stem. Both have oval ebony heads with brass plate and typical English style locking screws. The Nurse has good sharp points, the other is more worn down, wood has dings but no damage. Good+ 80-150 B60-703 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8893/b60-703 B60-703 LOT OF TWO HAND-STAMPED FRAMING SQUARES. Smallwood. Both 24" by 12". One stamped "J.H Smallwood", the other looks like "W. Smallwood." There is an "I & D Smallwood" listed in the EAIA directory as a maker of hand stamped steel squares. Both have been cleaned, one has some light surface pitting. From the collection of Hank Allen. Good+ 80-150 B60-702 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8892/b60-702 B60-702 COMBINATION SQUARE. Darling, Brown & Sharpe. Patented in 1852 by Nathan Ames of Boston and originally manufactured by Brown & Sharpe, this one is marked DB&S which dates it to 1868-1892. 6" rule with some patches of very light oxidation, no rust. Fine 80-150 B60-701 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8891/b60-701 B60-701 CAST BRASS PLUMB BOB. 4-1/2" with steel point, concentric circles and knurling around top, worn but undamaged. Good+ 80-150 B60-700 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8890/b60-700 B60-700 PLUMB BOB WITH REEL. Brass with cast iron tip, 7" long, surface has light dinging, never polished, brass reel is 1-1/2" in diameter. Good+ 100-200 B60-699 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8889/b60-699 B60-699 CAST BRASS PLUMB BOB. Onion shape, 6" long with steel point, unsigned, some light dinging but no damage. Good+ 80-150 B60-698 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8888/b60-698 B60-698 MICROMETER. Ciceri Smith No. 15. The story is that John Ciceri Smith of Edinburgh was a manufacturer of wire mesh in the 1890s and invented what may be the first digital readout micrometer to improve the quality of his product; it was so successful that he concentrated on the micrometers from then on. This one is brass and 5" long, marked "Ciceri Smith's Patent Micrometer London"; he also subsequently patented it in the US on 4/11/93. Also marked "857" which looks like a serial number. Clean and works smoothly. Fine 100-200 B60-697 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8887/b60-697 B60-697 SET OF TRAMMEL POINTS. User made, cast brass bodies, 2" square, with decorative cutouts and scribed decorative lines, knurled steel locking screws, 5" long curved steel points that can be replaced by traditional points, on 13" rosewood keeper bar. Fine 100-200 B60-696 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8886/b60-696 B60-696 INDICATING CALIPERS. Kaplan Patent. Based on 1916 and 1919 patents by Ladislav Kaplan of Clinton, NJ, and manufactured by the Indicating Caliper Co. of New York. A few spots of surface rust, clearly marked with both patent dates and manufacturer. From the collection of Dennis Fisher. Good+ 80-150 B60-462 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8652/b60-462 B60-462 NARROW IVORY CARPENTER RULE. E. Preston & Sons. Fourfold, one-foot, unbound with German silver arched joint. Only very lightly yellowed outside and markings clear, has all its pins, straight and tight. Marked by Preston on the inside and by John Dobie & Co, Glasgow, on the outside. Dobie was a rulemaker himself, but also marked Preston rules for resale. Fine 140-280 B60-461 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8651/b60-461 B60-461 IVORY ENGINEER'S RULE. T.F. Walker Arrangement. An uncommon hybrid rule designed primarily for civil engineers but also with some financial functions. Marked "Arranged by T.F. Walker, Birmingham." See Rees, page 158. Twofold, two-foot, German silver hinge, beveled on one edge, has an ivory slide with about a quarter broken off. Front side has light yellowing, reverse is darker, approaching brown but without staining. Good+ 300-600 B60-460 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8650/b60-460 B60-460 IVORY CARPENTER RULE. Stanley No. 87. Fourfold, two-foot, German silver bound. The outside is only lightly yellowed but the markings are worn, the Stanley mark and No. 87 are barely legible. The inside is very clean. Missing one face pin, straight and unsprung, has "200" scratched into hinge. Good 80-150 B60-459 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8649/b60-459 B60-459 BOXWOOD RULE WITH DECORATIVE HINGE. Rabone & Sons. Four-fold, two-foot unbound rule with arched joint. The brass joint is relatively heavy and includes elaborate decorative casting. The rule itself is like new, tight and unstained. Fine 200-400 B60-458 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8648/b60-458 B60-458 DECORATIVE BRASS PLUMB BOB. Cast brass with steel point, unsigned, 7" long, with a decorative rope with two tassels cast into the body. From the collection of John Sindelar. Fine 100-200