Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B59-704 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8114/b59-704 B59-704 EXPOSITION MEDAL. Presented at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, held in Omaha in 1898. Bonze, 2-1/2" in diameter, with elaborate casting. Fine 80-150 B59-703 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8113/b59-703 B59-703 NAIL PULLER. Dirigo. Patented 6/24/1884 by Maschil Converse, the Edison of nail pullers, and marked by Dirigo Tool Co. as "The Dirigo." Has a boot-shaped plate to provide leverage, presumably for decorative purposes. A very rare nail puller in immaculate condition. From the collection of Hank Allen. Fine 100-200 B59-702 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8112/b59-702 B59-702 PROTOTYPE STANLEY LEVER CAP. Burdick Patent. Stanley experimented with this T-lever design for its lever caps, which was patented by James Burdick in 1931, but never used it. The T-lever ending in a cam that pressed against the spring was intended to provide a quick release. Has a Stanley orange mark, in mint condition. Fine 250-450 B59-701 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8111/b59-701 B59-701 EPHEMERA. George F. Bauer Cooperage. The March 2008 issue of the Chronicle included an article by the late Carl Bopp, as part of Carl's "Made in Philada" series, which explored, with his typical thoroughness, the history of the Bauer cooperage, founded in 1907. This centerpiece of this lot is a promotional 1907 calendar, die-cut out of heavy paper (19-1/2" by 13-1/2"), which was featured on the cover of the Chronicle, and the colors of which are as vibrant as the day it was printed (one hand is slightly damaged). Also included are copies of the Chronicle issue, two cooperage rods, imprinted with the name of the Bauer cooperage, a folder of original documents, including vintage invoices and receipts, and old photographs from Carl's research. A treasure trove for anyone interested in Philadelphia history. From the collection of Carl Bopp. Fine 1000-2000 B59-700 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8110/b59-700 B59-700 ADVERTISING. Stanley "Tool Box of America" Display. Designed so that the tool chest can be popped out from the background to form a three dimensional point of sale display. This particular example has been framed, and we're not going to disassemble it to turn it into a three dimensional display. We'll leave that for the buyer. The display is 9" by 12" and appears to be in immaculate condition; the frame is 14" by 17". Fine 300-600 B59-699 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8109/b59-699 B59-699 CHOPPER. Not sure what this was designed to cut, but looks like it was intended for household rather than agricultural use. 15" blade on an 18" wooden base, good brass hinge and handle. Fine 60-120 B59-698 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8108/b59-698 B59-698 WATCHMAKER'S STAKING SET. Kendall & Davis. 50 stakes, 14 stumps, no empty holes, rotating wood base with original glass dome. One of the nicest staking sets we've ever offered. Fine 150-250 B59-697 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8107/b59-697 B59-697 QUICK ADJUSTING BENCH VICE. Millers Falls No. 800. Marked only "No. 800" but made by MF and listed in its 1938 catalog. By depressing a lever the jaws can be quickly slid into position, and then the handle is used to tighten it. Black japanning mostly intact, red paint along the vice edge is about 50%. Works smoothly. Good+ 80-150 B59-696 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8106/b59-696 B59-696 STANLEY SIGN. Wrought iron, 36" high and 24" across, with the name "C.F. Stanley" in cutout letters. Overall surface rust but no damage. Good+ 100-200 B59-695 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8105/b59-695 B59-695 COACHMAKER'S PLOUGH PLANE. W. Zettler. Rosewood handle, adjustable brass fence that slides on an iron arm with a screw adjustment and locking screw. Compassed sole depth stop. "W. Zettler im Schwerin" is marked on the adjustment knob. Schwerin is the capital of Mecklenburg in northern Germany; Zettler worked there in the mid-nineteenth century. There is a chip from the screw that locks the depth stop; otherwise very clean. Fine 700-1400 B59-694 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8104/b59-694 B59-694 CORN SHELLER. Little Giant No. 7. T-handle type sheller with spring-operated jaws and two separate sets of jaws, one specifically for popcorn. One of the rarest of the Little Giant line. Good+ 400-800 B59-693 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8103/b59-693 B59-693 HONING STONES. Norton Abrasives. 36 total stones in various sizes and composition, all in very clean condition with intact labels, in a plush lined leatherette roll with original straps. From the collection of John Sindelar. Fine 150-300 B59-692 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8102/b59-692 B59-692 TAP & DIE SET. Henry L. Hanson No. 51. Hanson's "Ace" set, five taps and five dies in original wooden box. NOS, absolutely mint. Hanson was in Worcester, MA, in the 1940s. Fine 50-100 B59-691 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8101/b59-691 B59-691 CARPET STRETCHER. Pearson Patent. This gizmo, designed to simultaneously stretch and tack down the edges of a carpet, was patented by Martin Pearson of Minnesota on 1/26/92. Pearson subsequently revised it to convert it to the Pearson automatic nailer that is more familiar. Beautiful blue paint with gold highlighting, 90+% complete, marked with the patent date and "M'f'd by P.J. Linde, Robbinsdale, Minn." Fine 200-400 B59-492 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7902/b59-492 B59-492 WATCHMAKER'S STAKING SET. G. Boley. 50 stakes, 13 stumps, no empty holes, rotating wood base with original glass dome. Tool is marked "G. Boley, Germany" and "109." One of the nicest staking sets we've ever offered. Fine 150-250 B59-491 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7901/b59-491 B59-491 ADVERTISING SIGN. Blue Grass Hardware. Contemporary reproduction of Belknap Hardware's Blue Grass flanged steel point of sale sign. Circular part is 13-1/2" in diameter. In immaculate condition. Fine 100-200 B59-490 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7900/b59-490 B59-490 SPEED INDICATOR. Lintner & Sporborg. Very unusual design, with a trigger that lowers the indicator into place, covered by two patents and manufactured by this Gloversville, NY, firm as the "Paragon." Very clean with a couple of small patches of nickel loss, in its original velvet lined box, part of one end missing. Good+ 100-200 B59-489 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7899/b59-489 B59-489 WATCHMAKER'S ROUNDING UP TOOL. Unsigned, all brass, 14" by 5-1/2" and 9" tall. Includes 10 accessories - spacers and cutting discs - stored on pegs on the wooden base, plus room for a few more. You will need to replace the belts, but its otherwise complete and very clean. Some paint splotches on the wooden base. Good+ 400-800 B59-488 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7898/b59-488 B59-488 CARVED WOODEN CLAMP. The jaws of this clamp have each been decorated with a carved face that wraps around the outer edge, converting them from the most pedestrian of tools to a work of folk art. There are a couple of splits mended with screws. From the collection of John Sindelar. Good 100-200 B59-487 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7897/b59-487 B59-487 ADVERTISING SIGN. Champion Vises. Cast iron, 13" across and 14" high with stand. Has "Champion Vises" cast into both sides. Traces of gold paint. Good 100-200 B59-486 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7896/b59-486 B59-486 ENGRAVED JEWELER'S ANVIL. 4-1/2" long and 2" high. Top and front side covered by elaborate engraving, including a pair of doves on the top. Marked by the artist "P. Debard." Very well done. Fine 150-250 B59-485 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7895/b59-485 B59-485 RAILROAD LANTERN. Adlake Kero No. 250. Original clear globe, marked by "D & H R.R." (Delaware and Hudson Railroad). Some surface rust but complete. Adams & Westlake Co. of Chicago, which used the trademark "Adlake", was one of the premier manufacturers of railroad equipment. Good+ 60-120 B59-484 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7894/b59-484 B59-484 RAILROAD LANTERN. Adlake Nonsweating. Early kerosene powered lantern, 17" tall, two white and two red lenses, all intact. Adams & Westlake Co. of Chicago, which used the trademark "Adlake", was one of the premier manufacturers of railroad equipment. From the collection of John Sindelar. Good+ 150-300 B59-483 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7893/b59-483 B59-483 MASSIVE STEELYARD. One of the largest, and most elaborate, we've ever seen; the steel arm is a full 60" long, with decorative cast brass fittings, including a bovine head at the end, which may indicate it was used to weigh hides, or in a stockyard? Italian markings, clearly used but in very clean condition. From the collection of John Sindelar. Fine 400-800 B59-482 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7892/b59-482 B59-482 SET OF SCALE WEIGHTS. Complete set of eight weights, from 1/4 oz to two pounds, in a rosewood box with brass plate on top. From the collection of Dennis Fisher. Good+ 100-200