Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info https://www.finetoolj.com/ 2019-12-10T14:39:59+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B-648 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3633/b-648 B-648. ROLLING RULE. Warren-Knight Co. Brass roller, 18" long, in immaculate condition in fitted wooden case. Fine 60 - 120 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-647 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3632/b-647 B-647. PIANO TUNER'S TOOL KIT. Twenty two tools in total; we recognize a few such as the rosewood handle wrench with replaceable heads. Several are marked "H.S. & Co." which is presumably Hammacher Schlemmer. Also includes a Starrett adjustable jaw nippers marked with the 1896 and 1899 patent dates. All tools are immaculate in a felt and leatherette roll. Fine 150 - 250 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-646 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3631/b-646 B-646. ELONGATION GAUGE. Hounsfield Patent. Patented in 1933 by Leslie Hounsfield of London (UK Patent No. 394609 and used to measure the increase in length of metal under tension. There is a trough in which the piece being tested is inserted, but someone thought it was a type of inclinometer and inserted a Preston level which we're throwing in (vial is dry anyway). Clearly marked with the patent information and the manufacturer, Tensometer Ltd. of London. 6" long. Different. Fine 60 - 120 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-645 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3630/b-645 B-645. COMBINATION TOOL. Alford Hand Vise. This gizmo is basically a hand vise that can also be chucked into a brace and serve as a drill or washer cutter. It was sold by Millers Falls, and is described in MF catalogs as an "Alford Vise" but the identity of Alford is a mystery. This one is in nice condition, with a good rosewood handle and some minor surface rust, good MF mark, has a full complement of tools in the hollow handle. Good+ 80 - 160 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-644 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3629/b-644 B-644. INTERCHANGEABLE SCREWDRIVER SET. Clark Patent. Patented in 1873 and manufactured by R.H. Brown & Co. of Westville, CT. Set includes the handle marked with patent date and four blades in original wooden box with complete and unstained paper label in lid. Handle has some scratches, label is stained but complete, box is intact with broken latch, hinges have some play but complete. Fine 125 - 225 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-643 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3628/b-643 B-643. SET OF ENGRAVING TOOLS. Set of 10 tools in original plush lined wooden box with original hardware and tight crack in lid. Unsigned. Fine 80 - 150 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-642 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3627/b-642 B-642. DOUBLE PAN JEWELER'S BALANCE SCALE. Brass beam and pans, in its original case with a full set of weights in troy ounces and grams. Marked "West Germany" and "157." Not terribly old but very nicely made. Fine 60 - 120 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-641 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3626/b-641 B-641. DRAFTING SET. Tamaya & Co., Ltd. Exceptionally nice and complete set with no pieces missing, all steel or electrum with minimal rust. Four compasses, two articulated, compass extension and dividers, four adjustable dividers with white handles that don't look like ivory, trammel points, three spring bows, pencil lead case, along with an unusual blue steel instrument that we don't recognize with "circles", "lines", "planes" and "solids" marked on its legs. In a nice plush-lined case with little wear and blank cartouche in the lid. Tamaya was Japan's leading maker of scientific instruments. Fine 100 - 200 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-640 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3625/b-640 B-640. CAPONIZING KIT. Pilling-Lansdowne No. 2. As near as we can tell, it contains everything you need to caponize a rooster should you be so inclined, near mint in its original box with complete label in the lid. Manufactured by Pilling & Son of Philadelphia. Fine 50 - 100 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-639 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3624/b-639 B-639. WATCHMAKER'S STAKING TOOL. Hall Pattern. Not marked but the design originally popularized by J.G. Hall of Roxbury, Vermont; probably either by Hall or K & D manufacturing. Very clean in original rosewood box with 21 punches and five stumps. Fine 75 - 150 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-638 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3623/b-638 B-638. MOUNTED COLLECTION OF LEATHERWORKING TOOLS. Sixteen tools in total, including cobbler's hammer, Osborne semi-circular knife, and other specialized tools. All in very clean condition and nicely displayed against a nap background on a 15-1/2" by 34-1/2" oak frame, ready to hang. There's a copper wire where one tool appears to be missing but the rest are so well arranged it doesn't detract. Good+ 100 - 200 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-637 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3622/b-637 B-637. ADJUSTABLE ENGRAVER'S VISE. Leather faced wooden jaws, with both a wingnut lock and small knurled fine adjustment wheel, mounted on a heavy cast iron half-globe that can be moved to any position in the cast iron base. User's name stamped on it. Well made and unusual. Good+ 80 - 150 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-636 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3621/b-636 B-636. EPHEMERA. Scientific American Description of Tidey Beveling Plane. Complete copy of the March 17, 1855 issue (Vol. X, No. 270), eight page broadsheet. The Tidey plane is described on the first page with two illustrations. The paper is yellowed with ragged edges and some of the broadsheet pages have become detached but fully legible. Good+ 60 - 120 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-635 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3620/b-635 B-635. ADVERTISING MATERIALS. Gage Tool Co. 4" wooden rule extolling the virtues of the Gage self-setting plane. Includes a picture of a No. 4 smooth plane, extensive information about the sellers, and the slogan "The Inexperienced Can Set Them." Plus a carpenter's pencil from another seller in Carthage, Mo., that goes a step further by claiming both that "A Child Can Set Them" and "They Set Themselves." The rule is faded but legible, the pencil is clear. Good+ 100 - 200 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-634 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3619/b-634 B-634. STANLEY MISCELLANEA. Two Boxes of Razor Blades. "Ready Edge" 2" single edge blades for use in tools, each box originally held five, now one has four and the other three. The boxes have detached end flaps, included, but good clear marks on a yellow background, original packing material. For the Stanley collector who has everything else. Good 60 - 100 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-633 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3618/b-633 B-633. COLLECTION OF PROTOTYPES AND ADVERTISING. Skamser Spindriver. In 1949, Sydney Skamser of Los Angeles received a design patent for his combined screwdriver and inertial weight; basically a screwdriver with a sliding double hammerhead on the shaft. The attachment was designed to give the screwdriver additional inertia when it was spun, or could be used as handles, or slid to the end and used as a hammer. Although the Spindriver has since vanished, Mr. Skamser apparently had some success marketing it at the time, and this collection of materials, obtained from Mr. Skamser's estate in 2004, includes the original prototype, a box containing ten additional prototypes and production models, all carefully labeled, and an array of advertising materials, including eight folding point of sale displays for different models in mint condition and a printing block. The entire collection is contained in a box that originally held three dozen No. 8 spindrivers. A fascinating look at a tool that never quite made it, bound to appeal to any lover of gizmocity, all in immaculate condition. Fine 300 - 600 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-632 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3617/b-632 B-632. VENEER IRON. Cast iron with a sliding compartment filled with hot coals to heat veneer glue. The cast iron compartment is 4-3/4" x 3", with wooden handles with a couple of tight cracks, 16" long overall. The compartment is sealed with a sliding lid, one end broken. Good 60 - 100 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-496 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3431/b-496 B-496. JEWELER'S ANVIL. 4" long by 2" high and mounted on a 6" diameter copper sheathed half globe with wooden base. Good+ 100 - 200 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-495 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3430/b-495 B-495. BINNACLE COMPASS. E.S. Ritchie & Sons. A helmet type binnacle with two ports for oil lamps, includes a 7" floating dial on gimbals, marked with Ritchie's name and several patent dates, including his 4/17/1863 patent that is credited as the first practical liquid filled compass. Serial No. 17165. Mounted on an oak base, 20" x 15" x 18" tall. The brass is polished and dent free, the compass works smoothly. Ritchie, founded in Boston in 1855, was the leading maker of navigational instruments and is still in business. According to their records (a copy of which will be included), this compass was sold on October 15, 1889, to T.S. & J.D. Negus Co. of New York, another leading maker of navigational instruments. Fine 800 - 1500 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-494 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3429/b-494 B-494. THRESHOLD GAUGE. Macker Patent. Patented 8/6/1889 by D.W. Macker of Grafton, Mass, and manufactured by him; designed specifically to assist carpenters (of which he was one) to lay out door thresholds. These things show up occasionally and have a high gizmocity factor but this may be the nicest one we've seen, clean and complete and clearly marked. Fine 100 - 200 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-493 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3428/b-493 B-493. LOT OF FOUR LEATHERWORKING KNIVES. The knives are unmarked but clearly for a specialized use by a leatherworker or cobbler, but what really stands out in this set are the stunning rosewood handles. Fine 100 - 200 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-492 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3427/b-492 B-492. HANDCUFFS. Unmarked but probably patented. The key uses a screwing motion to either lock or unlock the cuffs, and works smoothly. Nickel is about 50%. Good+ 80 - 150 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-491 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3426/b-491 B-491. LOT OF TWO RETRACTABLE BLADE SCREWDRIVERS. Billings & Spencer. One with three screwdriver blades and a knife blade, clearly marked by Charles Billings' 1892 and 1896 patents, in like new condition. And one with open handle, four screwdriver blades, a little more surface rust but still works smoothly. Good+ & better 80 - 150 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-490 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3425/b-490 B-490. LOT OF TWO OILSTONES. One by Pike, 10"x 2" x 1-1/4", in a metal stand with "Pike Sharpening Stones Use Oil" cast into plaque on side. The other by Seneca, 4-3/4" x 1-3/8" on a cast iron stand with good paper label underneath. Good+ 80 - 150 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-489 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3424/b-489 B-489. LOT OF FOUR MITRE TEMPLATES. E. Preston & Sons. Four brass templates, all marked by Preston. Largest is 5-1/2", smallest is 3-1/8". Good+ 60 - 120 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information**