Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 2021-05-08T19:22:34+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B58-645 2021-04-18T10:57:00+01:00 2021-04-18T10:57:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7222/b58-645 B58-645 SLATER'S HAMMER. Belden Machine Co. 9-1/2" wide pointed end with leather wrapped handle and brass end. Clearly marked, super clean. Fine 60-120 B58-644 2021-04-18T10:58:00+01:00 2021-04-18T10:58:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7221/b58-644 B58-644 JEWELER'S HAMMER. The best feature of this hammer is its elaborately carved 9" rosewood handle. The head is 3-1/4" long, cross peened and slightly spalled around the face. It's also been painted gold with some paint spilling onto the handle, but most of it has worn off. Good+ 80-150 B58-643 2021-04-18T10:59:00+01:00 2021-04-18T10:59:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7220/b58-643 B58-643 LOT OF TWO HAMMERS. Combination hammer and tack puller patented in 1893 by George Capewell, the Thomas Edison of nail pullers. With the patent date and "A.S. Co. Columbia" cast into head, and the patent date also stamped on jaws. There's a little loss of lacquer on the handle but the metal is perfect. If you're only going to have one tack puller in your collection, this should be it. Plus an unsigned broommaker's hammer, 9" long, worn with tight crack in the handle. Good & better 80-150 B58-642 2021-04-18T11:00:00+01:00 2021-04-18T11:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7219/b58-642 B58-642 EBONY FRAMED BRACE. William Marples Ultimatum. Earliest type with Spring Lane cap on head, complete ivory ring, white but with a couple of cracks, short nozzle, assembly number under royal arms stamp. The brass has been polished but is toning down, the ebony has a beautiful brownish grain. One of the most attractive examples we've seen. Fine 300-600 B58-641 2021-04-18T11:01:00+01:00 2021-04-18T11:01:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7218/b58-641 B58-641 DECORATIVE PLATED SHEFFIELD BRACE. Brown & Flather. Unlike most plated braces, made of ebony rather than beech, and brass plating is engraved with decorative pattern. Pushbutton chuck. David Flather's Solly Works end cap in head. There are a couple of cracks and one large chip from the ebony body and two cracks in the head. Good 60-120 B58-640 2021-04-18T11:02:00+01:00 2021-04-18T11:02:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7217/b58-640 B58-640 DECORATIVE PLATED SHEFFIELD BRACE. Unsigned, looks like rosewood, head is an exotic wood with attractive sapwood, large ivory medallion and mother-of-pearl inlay with one small piece missing. The plating has decorative engraving, and the spool for the head has decorative brass casting. There are a couple of cracks in the body. Good+ 150-250 B58-639 2021-04-18T11:03:00+01:00 2021-04-18T11:03:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7216/b58-639 B58-639 BENCH MOUNTED DRILL PRESS. Millers Falls No. 10. 28" overall, original MF brass plaque, integral vice, japanning worn and red on drive wheel mostly gone, complete and works smoothly. Good+ 250-500 B58-638 2021-04-18T11:04:00+01:00 2021-04-18T11:04:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7215/b58-638 B58-638 LOT OF TWO COMBINATION WRENCH BRACES. Peter Lowentraut. Lowentraut was known for manufacturing the Johnson patent wrench brace; this is the earliest version, based on Johnson's original 1894 patent, with only one set of jaws. Lowentraut also manufactured a very similar tool, patented by Sylvanus Robinson, which is much less common. The Robinson design has a hinge that allowed the wrench part of the brace to be placed in a straight line with the handle; whereas on the Johnson patent it is necessary to remove the wrench and reattach it to accomplish the same thing. Also in the Johnson patent the rear crank has a blade so you can pull it out and use it as a screwdriver or, more likely, lose it. Both have overall surface pitting but good wood and work smoothly; the Johnson patent is marked by Lowentraut but the Robinson is unmarked. From the Cecil Holmes collection. Good 100-200 B58-637 2021-04-18T11:05:00+01:00 2021-04-18T11:05:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7214/b58-637 B58-637 CAST IRON HAND DRILL. Unmarked, 11" long, good turned fruitwood handle, chuck missing its locking screw. From the Cecil Holmes collection. Good+ 60-120 B58-636 2021-04-18T11:06:00+01:00 2021-04-18T11:06:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7213/b58-636 B58-636 CAGE HEAD BRACE. Unusually elaborate ball bearing two post head, 10" throw, grip looks like horn, thumbscrew chuck. Japanning on head is worn, but otherwise very clean. Good+ 80-150 B58-635 2021-04-18T11:07:00+01:00 2021-04-18T11:07:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7212/b58-635 B58-635 COMBINATION BRACE DRILL. Quimby Backus No. 2. Incorporating Backus? own 1880 chuck patent and Seymour Bostwick?s patent for the brace/drill combination. Produced as part of Backus? ongoing wars with the Millers Falls Company. Unmarked (or the marks have been worn off by cleaning) but the design is unmistakable. There's a small crack in the chuck and the ratchet needs some work. From the Cecil Holmes collection. Good 100-200 B58-634 2021-04-18T11:08:00+01:00 2021-04-18T11:08:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7211/b58-634 B58-634 BENCH MOUNTED DRILL PRESS. Millers Falls No. 23. Built in drill with lever arm, built in clamp. Marked on the arm. Japanning mostly intact and possibly retouched in spots; a couple of shallow holes in the base. Works smoothly. Good+ 150-250 B58-633 2021-04-18T11:09:00+01:00 2021-04-18T11:09:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7210/b58-633 B58-633 BRACE. Darling Patent. Patented by Benjamin Darling of Bridgewater MA in 1868. One of the rarest and most desirable of American patented braces; it?s the brace Ron Pearson chose to illustrate the cover of his book. A spring is placed in holes along the handle to open and close the jaws. Small chip in the edge of the head; includes a bit. From the Dennis Fisher collection. Good+ 300-600 B58-632 2021-04-18T11:10:00+01:00 2021-04-18T11:10:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7209/b58-632 B58-632 BREAST DRILL. . Unmarked and user made. It has a heavy cast brass triangular body with steel shaft and cast brass breast plate. 15-1/2" long, single speed, well made and works smoothly. Good+ 60-120 B58-631 2021-04-18T11:11:00+01:00 2021-04-18T11:11:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7208/b58-631 B58-631 LOT OF TWO PATENTED BRACES. Gardiner Holt's 1880 patent with the ball-shaped chuck, marked with patent date, 8" sweep, has a square nut rather than wing nut, rosewood head and grip with some minor chipping. Plus Greenleaf Stackpole's 1867 patent with the rotating collar; the less common and more attractive brass collar version, 10" sweep, cast iron head. Good & better 100-200 B58-470 2021-04-18T13:52:00+01:00 2021-04-18T13:52:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7007/b58-470 B58-470 BORING MACHINE. Winkler Patent. Patented 5/18/09 by Randolph Winkler of Covington, KY, and designed specifically to bore holes in the sills of freight cars "and similar locations." 40" long, has one crank and one of the two curved end plates shown in the patent drawing. Rare. Good+ 150-250 B58-469 2021-04-18T13:53:00+01:00 2021-04-18T13:53:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7006/b58-469 B58-469 LAPPING PLATE. Unmarked but definitely manufactured; according to the consignor's label it's designed specifically for sharpening sheep shear cutter heads. 15" high and 14" across, when you turn the crank it rotates the plate and also causes the blade holders to move back and forth along the surface. Works smoothly; a great gizmo. Good+ 100-200 B58-468 2021-04-18T13:54:00+01:00 2021-04-18T13:54:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7005/b58-468 B58-468 BORING MACHINE. Merchant Patent. Originally patented in 1861 by Niram Merchant of Guilford, NY, and manufactured by the Guilford Iron Works; this is actually the improved version patented in 1876 by son Andrew. It's purpose is to drill two parallel holes in the side of a plank and was intended specifically for use by coopers in assembling cask heads. Unmarked but clearly matches the patent drawings. Drive wheel is 16" in diameter and it's mounted on a 10" by 14" base with a crack that looks original. Needs a cotter pin to hold the drive wheel on, otherwise complete and works smoothly; just the thing if you need to drill two parallel holes; also makes a great doorstop. Good+ 100-200 B58-467 2021-04-18T13:55:00+01:00 2021-04-18T13:55:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7004/b58-467 B58-467 PULLEY-DRIVEN JIGSAW. Unsigned, wooden frame, 26" by 12" and 25" high. Cast iron rocker arms, split in saw table, original blade. From the Dennis Fisher collection. Good 100-200 B58-466 2021-04-18T13:56:00+01:00 2021-04-18T13:56:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7003/b58-466 B58-466 DISPLAY OF MINIATURE TOOLS. Set of five edged tools, including carpenter's adze, grubbing axe, pick, hatchet and double-bitted felling axe. The hatchet is embedded in a miniature birch log in the center, and the other tools are arranged around it with the felling axe being embedded in a piece of wood. Displayed on a stand under a plexiglass lid, 12" in diameter, that probably started life as a cake display case in a bakery. Good+ 100-200 B58-465 2021-04-18T13:57:00+01:00 2021-04-18T13:57:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7002/b58-465 B58-465 ORIGINAL ARTWORK. John D. Morgan. Morgan is a West Virginia artist who makes what he calls "Assemblages" - three dimensional shadow boxes. This one is called "On the Level", and features a Stanley No. 36 level along the base, with calipers, a clockwork assembly, a pipe reamer, and some other weird stuff arranged around it. The backdrop is an old newspaper with a number of other pictures pasted to it. All in a black painted 19" by 25-1/2" box. Signed on the reverse by the artist. We honestly have no idea what it's worth as we couldn't find any of Morgan's other works for sale, but it's pretty cool, and it's always possible that Morgan will get famous and a hedge fund manager will decide to pay you $100 million for it. From the Dennis Fisher collection. Fine 300-600 B58-464 2021-04-18T13:58:00+01:00 2021-04-18T13:58:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7001/b58-464 B58-464 ADVERTISING. Stanley Alarm Clock. 7" high, nickel plated, dial is marked "The Stanley Rule & Level Plant, New Britain, Conn., U.S.A", with a picture of a bench plane labelled "Plane." Keeps decent time and the alarm works, but doesn't reliably go off when it's supposed to. For the Stanley collector who has everything. Good+ 200-400 B58-463 2021-04-18T13:59:00+01:00 2021-04-18T13:59:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7000/b58-463 B58-463 ADVERTISING. Stanley Hardware Store Poster. Advertises Gage planes, with sweetheart trademark. Nicely triple matted and framed, the poster itself is 10" x 13", the overall size of the frame is 15-1/2" x 18-1/2". Fine 150-250 B58-462 2021-04-18T14:00:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6999/b58-462 B58-462 ADVERTISING. Stanley Hardware Store Poster. Advertises Stanley chisels, with sweetheart trademark. 11" by 14", mounted in a frame so that it can stand up on its own. You can see the outer edge has been bent slightly but the picture itself is clear. Fine 150-250 B58-461 2021-04-18T14:01:00+01:00 2021-04-18T14:01:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/6998/b58-461 B58-461 SET OF STANLEY ADVERTISING POSTERS. Four total, featuring Hammers, Bit Braces, Screwdrivers, and Mitre Boxes. All are 11' x 14", with sweetheart mark at the bottom and hanging hole at the top. Designed for hardware store display. There is some wear around the edges but the pictures themselves are very clean. An exceptional set. Fine 300-600