Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B63-703 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11783/b63-703 B63-703. BODY SHOP RASP. Vixen. Cast iron, 9" long with integral tote and front knob, has a float bottom bolted on. "Vixen" cast into both sides, a maker we're not familiar with. Good+ 50-100 B63-702 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11782/b63-702 B63-702. ROUNDER. Very unusual and gizmoish, and deserves to be patented, but not marked. 12" by 3" and 5" high. It has a crank operated mechanism at the top to press down on the dowel and a spring operated holder at the side. The throat on the bottom is missing its cutter and wedge. It is lavishly covered with decorative stamped stars, but no name. Different and well made. Good+ 100-200 B63-701 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11781/b63-701 B63-701. LOT OF OCCUPATIONAL PHOTOS. Twelve tintypes, all 3-5/8" by 2-1/2", showing workers holding a variety of tools, both woodworking and agricultural, several have multiple individuals. Plus one that looks like an albumen print, showing a well dressed gentleman holding and pointing to a ball peen hammer, labeled on the back as having been taken by one J.L. Bowen of North Adams, Mass. Good & better 300-500 B63-700 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11780/b63-700 B63-700. VERNIER CALIPERS. Fleming Machine Co. 3-3/4" jaws, in original green wooden box with several accessories and metal plaque in lid. There are two empty spaces where some accessories are missing. A few light patches of rust. Good+ 60-120 B63-699 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11779/b63-699 B63-699. STEELYARD SCALE. Smith made. The center support has a decorative scalloped pattern to the edge, there are a series of small decorative circles punched into the arms, and the hanging hooks on the end are twisted. 20" wide. Fine 120-240 B63-698 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11778/b63-698 B63-698. LOT OF LEATHERWORKER'S TOOLS. C.S. Osbourne. Twelve total, with crank necks and boxwood handles, different profile blades. All numbered and marked by Osbourne. Good+ 100-200 B63-697 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11777/b63-697 B63-697. FOLDING FLEAGLASS MICROSCOPE. Unsigned, brass with ivory handle, 2-1/2" long. The 1-3/4" slide is missing the pin that would have held specimens to be examined. From the collection of Pat Gefre. Good 60-120 B63-696 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11776/b63-696 B63-696. WALL MOUNTED MATCH SAFE. Cast iron with decorative pattern, 7" high with hinged lid and separate match container. Used back in the day to store matches and keep them dry for easy access. Fine 80-150 B63-695 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11775/b63-695 B63-695. FRAMING CALCULATOR. Woods "Key to the Steel Square." 3" celluloid square with rotating dials on each side, used to calculate different angles using a steel square to lay out hips, rafters, etc. Includes a 40 page book of instructions, in a leatherette pouch, intact with original snap fastener. Copyright in 1902 A. W. Woods of Lincoln, NE, whose name is also stamped in gold lettering on the pouch. From the collection of Ray Schmidt. Fine 50-100 B63-694 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11774/b63-694 B63-694. BASKETMAKER'S SHAVE. Used to cut willow strips to be woven into baskets. See Whelan, page 375. 4-1/2" long with hinged sole plate and cutter, the angle of the sole plate, and therefor the width of the strip cut, is set with a thumbscrew. Some light pitting on the steel plate and a chip from the head of the thumbscrew, wood fine. Good+ 100-200 B63-693 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11773/b63-693 B63-693. ADVERTISING MATERIALS. Standard Tool Co. Calendar. Calendar for the year 1935, 8" by 11-1/2" green cardboard backing marked by Standard Tool to advertise its "Red Shield" line of tools. Stapled to the backboard are a series of shield-shaped pages including a calendar with the leaves interspersed with advertising material describing various Standard Tool products. The calendar is followed by 20 pages of additional information, including tables of various machinist information. There is damage to one corner of the green backboard but the pages are pristine. Good+ 150-300 B63-692 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11772/b63-692 B63-692. REPLICA OF ZIG-ZAG RULE DISPLAY CASE. Modern reproduction by Bill Webber, oak, 19-1/2" by 12" and 11" tall, swiveling glass front and drop-down opening at back. Includes 48 Stanley folding rules, from left to right, six each of No. 106, 167 (red numbers), 266F, 06, 856, 206, 167 (black numbers), and 804E-M. The six rules in each compartment are all the same and are in mint condition, many unused with their original store binding. "Stanley "Zig-Zag" Rules" decal on front. Fine 1000-2000 B63-691 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11771/b63-691 B63-691. DIPPING NEEDLE COMPASS. W.S. Darley & Co. 3-1/2" compass on a 10" telescoping handle that extends to 28". Darley is primarily a makier of firefighting equipment and we're not sure what a firefighter would do with a dipping needle, but it's in mint condition in its original case. Fine 50-100 B63-690 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11770/b63-690 B63-690. STEELYARD SCALE. Fairbanks. Massive brass scale with 38" arms, sliding brass weights on both arms that are calibrated to weigh up to 1,000 pounds, also includes five additional weights that can be hung from it to weigh heavier amounts. Marked only "Fairbanks Patent." Erastus and Thaddeus Fairbanks, of St. Johnsbury, VT, had a number of scale patents, including several the details of which were lost in the 1836 patent office fire, so we're not sure which one this is. They went on to found E. & T. Fairbanks, the premier scale maker of the 1800s. Very clean and will look impressive hanging on your wall. Fine 150-250 B63-689 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11769/b63-689 B63-689. COMBINATION RULE AND POCKETKNIFE. Chesterman. 3-1/2" body with two wings that fold out to form a 9" rule, marked "Chesterman No. 1205", ruled in both inches and milimeters. It also has 2" and 1-1/2" knife blades, both marked "Joseph Westby Sheffield." Also marked "Rustless", and in fact there's no trace of rust on it. Like new. Fine 150-300 B63-688 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11768/b63-688 B63-688. MITER BOX. Rockford Miter Box Co. With its characteristic honeycomb pattern iron base and based on Peterson's 8/30/1910 patent for the tilting saw clamp. Has the company name and patent date cast on the reverse. 19" long and 10" high, moderate surface rust but no breaks. You'll need to furnish your own saw. Good 60-120 B63-494 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11574/b63-494 B63-494. MITER PLANER. Langdon. Patented in 1872 by David Rogers and manufactured by Langdon Mitre Box Co. (later acquired by Millers Falls), this heavy duty brute makes short work of cutting mitres and, unlike the typical shooting board, can cut right or left handed mitres without slicing off the user's fingers. This is the middle size with 4" skew cutters and is in absolutely immaculate condition with the green and red paint job looking like it just came out of the factory. If it was repainted, they did a fantastic job. All parts, original marked cutters, and the prior owner has mounted it on a shaped cherry base. Unless you insist on a little rust for authenticity, you'll never, ever find a better example. From the collection of Bill Webber. 1200-2400 B63-493 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11573/b63-493 B63-493. FOLDING CORKSCREW. Clamshell. The two sides fold to allow the screw to be carried in your pocket and expand to form the handle. 2-1/2" long with fluted brass handles and a spring clip to hold it shut. See "Bull's Pocket Guide to Corkscrews", page 86 (left). Like new. Fine 150-250 B63-492 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11572/b63-492 B63-492. SET OF PIPE ORGAN TUNING TOOLS. These are described in the display as "voicing cones" and "knocking up cups." Voicing cones are double-ended brass tools with a cone at one end and cup at the other that could be used to expand or contract the diameter of pipes, which were typically made of a soft lead alloy. We couldn't find a description of "knocking up cups" but they are larger diameter cups presumably used for the larger pipes. This set consists of four voicing cones and three knocking up cups mounted in a 11" by 13" wooden frame with felt background, plus three extra voicing cones that didn't fit into the display. All unsigned and in good clean condition. Now all you need is an out of tune pipe organ and a Phantom of the Opera mask. From the collection of Pat Gefre. Good+ 100-200 B63-491 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11571/b63-491 B63-491. PISTOL SHAPED POCKET KNIFE. Joseph Feist. 3-1/2" long and shaped like a pistol with decorative casting on the sides. When the trigger is pulled, a 2" blade snaps out. The catch is a little tricky, but once you figure it out it works smoothy. The blade is marked by Feist, who was a Solingen knifemaker from 1898-1924 and is known for his figural designs. Good+ 200-400 B63-490 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11570/b63-490 B63-490. MITRE CUTTER. Langdon Mitre Box "Star." Patented in 1902 by William Parsons as a "mitre machine" because it didn't include the traditional box and marketed by Langdon as the No. 40, emphasizing its lightness and portability. This is an early version without the model number and "Pat Appl'd For" cast into side. Japanning 80%, clean and functioning. Good+ 60-120 B63-489 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11569/b63-489 B63-489. INTERCHANGEABLE SCREWDRIVER SET. Clark Patent. Patented in 1873 by Frank Clark and manufactured by R.H. Brown & Co. of Westville, CT. Set includes the handle and four blades in original wooden box with 95% complete paper label in lid. Handle has some minor scratches, blades are near fine with some small rust patches, box is intact with good hinges but broken latch. From the collection of Pat Gefre. Good+ 80-150 B63-488 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11568/b63-488 B63-488. BENCH VISE. P. S. Stubs. Unmarked but identical to vise manufactured by Peter Stubs, a leading Lancashire toolmaker of the early nineteenth century. 4" high, 2" jaws, bench clamp that looks like it's missing the plate on the end of the screw. Very clean. Good 60-120 B63-487 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11567/b63-487 B63-487. LOT OF THREE GRAVERS. Ezra F. Bowman. Based on Wundes' 3/12/1889 patent for interchangeable graver handles. Looks like rosewood, with German silver collars to hold the cutters and allow them to be advanced for sharpening, decoratively engraved with the patent date and Lancaster manufacturer. From the collection of Pat Gefre. Fine 90-150 B63-486 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11566/b63-486 B63-486. LOT OF STANLEY PLANE CUTTERS. Three sets of No. 72 router cutters (three in each set), a set of Miller's patent cutters, about 40 miscellaneous cutters, mostly from a No. 45, and one brace-chucked spoke point that somehow found its way into the box. All in an 8" by 5" by 3" box with a tooled leather cover that's probably as valuable as the cutters. Mixed 200-400