Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B64-725 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13039/b64-725 B64-725. HAND STAMP. Mortimer Patent. Covered by a design patent issued to Charles Mortimer in 1870. 3" long, with a holder for type blocks. Japanned with fully intact gold and red pinstriping, boxwood knob. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 80-160 B64-724 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13038/b64-724 B64-724. GOLDBEATER'S TOOL. Goldbeaters were artisans who prepared and attached gold leaf. This is a "waggon", used to trim the edges of the gold leaf after it has been beaten into a thin sheet. Boxwood, 6" long, with two cane rails. The lot includes a page from an old encyclopedia that describes the process and illustrates various other tools. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 100-200 B64-723 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13037/b64-723 B64-723. SHAKER SHOE HORN. 11" long with offset handle, labelled "South Union Shakertown, KY 1807-1922." Who knew the Shakers invented ergonomic shoe horns? Condition: Fine, Estimate: 50-100 B64-722 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13036/b64-722 B64-722. TANGENT GALVANOMETER. Ziegler Electric Co. Early device used to measure electric current that consists of a compass mounted inside a loop of copper wire; you hook up the current and the deflection of the compass needle with a little figuring gives you the current in amps. Ziegler was a Boston maker of electrical instruments at the end of the nineteenth century. 11" high, 9" diameter. The thread from which the compass needle is suspended needs to be replaced, but otherwise like new. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 100-200 B64-721 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13035/b64-721 B64-721. AGRICULTURAL THEMED COFFEE CUP. Large coffee cup lavishly covered with pictures of agricultural implements and sayings and poems in praise of farmers. New. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 30-60 B64-720 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13034/b64-720 B64-720. PARTING COMPOUND FLASK. J.W. Paxson Co. Tin, round body 6" in diameter with small holes, 6-1/2" neck with brass plaque reading "J.W. Paxon Co., Foundry Supplies, Philadelphia." Parting compound or dust is used in sand casting to keep the casting from sticking to the mold. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 60-120 B64-719 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13033/b64-719 B64-719. FIREFIGHTER'S SHACKLE. Solid brass, 6" long, attached by a leather strap to a 5" by 1-1/2" brass plaque with "Fire Well" on one side and "BCFD D.E. Yarger 1943-82 39 Years" on the reverse. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 50-100 B64-718 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13032/b64-718 B64-718. ADVERTISING. Parker Vise Bear. 3-1/2" tall cast iron bear, wearing a white coverall with "Parker Vises" and a picture of a vise on the chest, also wearing a white cap tipped at a jaunty angle. Some overall wear. Condition: Good, Estimate: 125-300 B64-717 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13031/b64-717 B64-717. SURVEYOR'S CROSS STAFF. Used primarily in Europe and sometimes called a French staff. Hollow octagonal brass body; you mount it on a Jacob's staff and sight through the slits in the body. Unsigned, solid brass, 2-1/2" in diameter and 5" long with mount. Comes in a beautifully turned boxwood box with screw lid. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 150-250 B64-716 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13030/b64-716 B64-716. DOOR STOP. George Washington Hatchet. Door stop manufactured by the Newton Manufacturing Company of Newton, IA. 13-1/2" replica of a hatchet with "The George Washington Door Stop" cast into the head and a spike protruding from the side. In its original 15" by 7" box. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 50-100 B64-715 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13029/b64-715 B64-715. IVORY HANDLED KNIFE. Buck. 2-1/2" blade with 4" ivory handle. Blade is marked "Buck Tot. Crt. Rd. " (Tottenham Court Road). Clean and sharp. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 50-100 B64-714 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13028/b64-714 B64-714. FIGURAL TWEEZERS Full length nude female body, 3-3/4" long, some mild surface rust. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 100-200 B64-713 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13027/b64-713 B64-713. FLEAM MALLET. Lignum vitae with nice heartwood streak, 8-1/4" long. Used by veterinarians to tap a fleam into blood vessels. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 60-120 B64-712 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13026/b64-712 B64-712. LOT OF TWO SUMITSUBO JAPANESE INK LINES. Both about 6" long. One has very crisp clear abstract carving and Chinese characters, the other has floral carvings, more worn with a couple of cracks. Both have their cranks and ink pads, the second one has its line. Condition: Good & better, Estimate: 120-240 B64-711 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13025/b64-711 B64-711. PIANOMAKER'S BELLOWS. 9-1/2" cast iron body, leather bellows worn but intact and working. Condition: Good, Estimate: 50-100 B64-710 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13024/b64-710 B64-710. BENCH VISE. North Bros. Yankee No. 1993. North's premier bench vise, based on two patents by Fegley & Leopold. 8" by 4" and 7" high, 2-3/4" jaws that open 3". Plaque on the side has the North Bros. mark and patent information. Like new. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 100-200 B64-709 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13023/b64-709 B64-709. DOWEL CUTTER. Unmarked, solid brass, has four holes for different size dowels with cutter held by a sliding clamp. 7" long. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 60-120 B64-708 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13022/b64-708 B64-708. STRAPPING TOOL. Stanley Works. 12" long when fully extended with 7" handle, used to tighten straps on bales and packages. "BS-16-20" cast into frame. Frame and handle are cast brass, extension is iron. Has blue Stanley Works plaque. Dates to the time before the merger when Stanley Works was mostly a hardware company. Condition: Good, Estimate: 60-120 B64-707 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13021/b64-707 B64-707. ADJUSTABLE LEVEL. Tru-Align. 5-1/4" long with level vial and "Tru-Align", tilts on top of a 4-3/4" high stand. Appears to be pot metal with flaking silver paint. From the collection of Don Rosebrook. Condition: Good, Estimate: 50-100 B64-706 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13020/b64-706 B64-706. MULTITOOL. Hermes. A T-handle ratcheting handle, 4" long with 4-1/2" handle, and nineteen separate attachments, all in fitted compartments in a folding leatherette zippered pouch, 8" by 13". From the compartments it looks like a couple are missing. There is some surface rust, and the ratcheting mechanism is touchy and needs some lubrication, at best. Marked "Hermes" on the handle and the case. Condition: Good, Estimate: 125-250 B64-705 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13019/b64-705 B64-705. CORN SHELLER. Unmarked, 1-1/2" diameter center compartment with four blades, cast iron with wood handles, 14" wide. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 60-120 B64-704 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13018/b64-704 B64-704. INCLINOMETER. Direct Reading Instrument Co. 11-12" precision vial in a cast iron and brass body, has a loop on one end and a small round level on the other. Marked "Patentees and Maker, The Direct Reading Instrument Co., Halifax." In its original box with a table of distance measurements pasted into the lid. Only one we've ever seen. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 200-400 B64-703 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/13017/b64-703 B64-703. BUNG HOLE BORER. Unusually elaborate and clearly manufactured but unmarked. In addition to the 1-5/8" auger and side cutter, it has a sliding adjustable blade with the depth set by a crank, designed to cut a groove around the bunghole. Cast brass with steel cutters, 10" long with a 17" handle. In immaculate condition. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 100-200 B64-488 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12802/b64-488 B64-488. MODEL RADIAL ARM SAW. Rockwell. Scale model of a radial arm, 11-1/2" by 10-1/2" by 16" high. All moving parts, Rockwell decal on blade shield. In a custom made fitted wooden box. One small area where paint is scraped, otherwise like new. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 100-200 B64-487 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12801/b64-487 B64-487. STEAM ENGINE INDICATOR. "The Tabor." Manufactured by Ashcroft Mfg. Co, Bridgeport, CT. Patented instrument used to graphically record the pressure versus piston displacement through an engine stroke cycle. Engineers use this information to check design and performance of the engine. Fully nickel plated, with solenoid operated stylus, 9? x 10? x 8? finger-joined walnut box with second compartment inside lid that includes an operating manual from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. Includes a wide variety of original hardware; don't ask us if it's all there but it looks impressive. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 100-200