Fine Tool Journal Here comes my RSS info https://finetooljournal.net/ 2019-05-26T00:08:44+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 6804-336 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4878/6804-336 6804-336 Combination screwdriver brace. Unsigned but looks manufactured. The brace ends with a slot that holds a sliding bar with a screwdriver blade in the end and a sliding head that looks like it may have been intended for use as a washer cutter. Very unusual. Good+ (CDE330) 40-80 NOTE: Initial bids accepted until 5pm EST Saturday, June 15. Bids may be raised by phone until 10pm EST on Sunday, June 16. 6804-335 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4877/6804-335 6804-335 Lot of two patented braces. NOBLES 1865 patent with split-sleeve chuck held by sliding ring, 9" sweep, rosewood head with chip from rim; and IVES 5/7/72 patent, which is also marked 9/23/62 which was the date of Stackpole's first patent, not sure what the relationship between the two is, also marked No. 10, 10" sweep, rosewood grip and cast iron head. Good better (JCI92,108) 60-120 NOTE: Initial bids accepted until 5pm EST Saturday, June 15. Bids may be raised by phone until 10pm EST on Sunday, June 16. 6804-334 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4876/6804-334 6804-334 Lot of two Sheffield braces. Both unplated with pushbutton chucks. One is by MATHIESON SONS and marked "Warranted Socket"; the other is unsigned with user initials and ebony head with "Warranted Superior" brass medallion. Good (CDE) 40-80 NOTE: Initial bids accepted until 5pm EST Saturday, June 15. Bids may be raised by phone until 10pm EST on Sunday, June 16. 6804-266 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4808/6804-266 6804-266 Lot of two Scottish braces. Both with hexagonal steel bodies, 9" sweep, lever action chucks and good lignum heads. One is like new and marked "Garrick and Craig Glasgow", the other has surface oxidation and is unsigned but works smoothly. Good better (CBM112) 60-120 NOTE: Initial bids accepted until 5pm EST Saturday, June 15. Bids may be raised by phone until 10pm EST on Sunday, June 16. 6804-265 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4807/6804-265 6804-265 W. PALSER JUNIOR plated Sheffield brace. Good beech brace with solid brass head and pushbutton chuck. William Palser Jr. is an uncommon maker not listed in Reg Eaton's book, but Ken Roberts' "Some 19th Century English Woodworking Tools" has him working in Birmingham from 1846-65. One screw missing from the brass on the reverse side. Good+ (CBM103) 75-150 NOTE: Initial bids accepted until 5pm EST Saturday, June 15. Bids may be raised by phone until 10pm EST on Sunday, June 16. 6804-264 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4806/6804-264 6804-264 MILLERS FALLS No. 140 joist brace. One of MF's least common braces, designed for tight spaces. Good nickel and wood, but ratchet mechanism is sloppy. Good (CBM80) 60-120 NOTE: Initial bids accepted until 5pm EST Saturday, June 15. Bids may be raised by phone until 10pm EST on Sunday, June 16. 6804-263 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4805/6804-263 6804-263 STANLEY No. 993 corner brace. Wood fine, a little loss of paint on metal, works smoothly. Good+ (CBM128) 80-150 NOTE: Initial bids accepted until 5pm EST Saturday, June 15. Bids may be raised by phone until 10pm EST on Sunday, June 16. 6804-177 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4719/6804-177 6804-177 Scottish brace with ivory medallion. Typical Scottish design with hexagonal steel body, no name but it could be obscured by light surface pitting, lever action chuck with "30" stamped on latch, head looks like lignum with tight crack and 1" unmarked ivory medallion, brown color, 8" sweep. Good (DEN95) 30-60 NOTE: Initial bids accepted until 5pm EST Saturday, June 15. Bids may be raised by phone until 10pm EST on Sunday, June 16. 6804-176 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4718/6804-176 6804-176 Marked TAYLOR patent brace. Jeremy Taylor received his patent in 1836, the only earlier brace patent was destroyed in the patent office fire of 1836 and no examples are known. Taylor-pattern braces are frequently found, but this one is actually marked "J. Taylor Patent" which is uncommon. It's also stamped "Wilson" on the corner of the chuck; Increase Wilson of New London manufactured many of Taylor's braces. 12" sweep, cast iron head with an old welded repair, light surface rust. A nice and uncommon example of the earliest American patented brace. Good (CDE558) 80-150 NOTE: Initial bids accepted until 5pm EST Saturday, June 15. Bids may be raised by phone until 10pm EST on Sunday, June 16. 6804-175 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4717/6804-175 6804-175 Lot of four wing-nut chuck braces. All unmarked with wood heads and grips. Three have typical wing nut chucks, the fourth has an unusual split chuck design with the two halves tightened with a wing nut that looks possibly manufactured. All with 6" or 7" sweeps. Good better (CDE647,659,803,1657.) 50-100 NOTE: Initial bids accepted until 5pm EST Saturday, June 15. Bids may be raised by phone until 10pm EST on Sunday, June 16. 6804-174 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4716/6804-174 6804-174 Lot of four ratcheting braces. An A.C. ATKIN No. 3410, rosewood head and grip, 10" sweep; an M14 marked by MARSHALL WELLS HARDWARE, rosewood head and grip, 14" sweep; one marked by NORVELL-SHAPLEIGH HARDWARE, rosewood head and grip, 12" sweep; and one with an unusual lever-actuated ratchet marked "DRG German", wood head and grip, 10" sweep. All with good working ratchets and minimal rust. Good+ (CDE579,673,800,1645) 80-160 NOTE: Initial bids accepted until 5pm EST Saturday, June 15. Bids may be raised by phone until 10pm EST on Sunday, June 16. 6804-173 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4715/6804-173 6804-173 Lot of three patented braces. LYNAM'S 1871 patent, manufactured by MILLERS FALLS from 1871-1873, 10" sweep, good lignum head, works smoothly; HOLT's 1880 patent with ball-shaped split chuck, marked with patent date, 9" sweep, rosewood head and grip, light surface rust; and OLSON and TOOMBS 1917 patent for a folding brace, manufactured by the HILL PUMP VALVE CO. of Chicago, 8" sweep, steel head and grip. Good better (LWN94,95,97) 60-100 NOTE: Initial bids accepted until 5pm EST Saturday, June 15. Bids may be raised by phone until 10pm EST on Sunday, June 16. 6804-172 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 2019-05-23T05:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4714/6804-172 6804-172 Lot of three steel braces. All unsigned with cast iron heads, one has lever action chuck and 8" sweep, the other two have wingnuts, 6" and 13" sweeps. Light surface rust. Good better (CDE449,562,1629) 50-100 NOTE: Initial bids accepted until 5pm EST Saturday, June 15. Bids may be raised by phone until 10pm EST on Sunday, June 16. 6803-313 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4470/6803-313 6803-313 GOODELL-PRATT No. 5 single speed hand drill. One bit in the numbered compartments in head, red paint on gear 80%, good wood with light wear, could use a cleaning. Good (CWL171) 30 - 60 NOTE: All initial bids must be submitted by end of day Saturday, March 9, 2019. Bids may be raised by calling (800) 248-8114 on Sunday, March 10, 2019 until 10PM EST. 6803-312 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4469/6803-312 6803-312 O.W. BULLOCK eggbeater drill. 10-1/2" solid cast iron drill with distinctive "O.W.B." mark cast into stippled background on handle. Bullock, of Springfield, MA, primarily manufactured watchmaker's tools. Drivewheel has some pitting but teeth intact, japanning 85% and rosewood head. No bit. Good (RRT60) 35 - 70 NOTE: All initial bids must be submitted by end of day Saturday, March 9, 2019. Bids may be raised by calling (800) 248-8114 on Sunday, March 10, 2019 until 10PM EST. 6803-311 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4468/6803-311 6803-311 MILLERS FALLS No. 4 jeweler's drill. 85% japanning, someone has painted decorative red and gold dots on gear, rosewood handle good. Good (PNG108) 50 - 100 NOTE: All initial bids must be submitted by end of day Saturday, March 9, 2019. Bids may be raised by calling (800) 248-8114 on Sunday, March 10, 2019 until 10PM EST. 6803-310 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4467/6803-310 6803-310 MILLERS FALLS No. 104 "Buck Rogers" hand drill. The gray paint has a few tiny scratches but is mostly complete, 3 jaw chuck. Includes 5 bits in the handle. From the John and Janet Wells collection. Good (WLS213) 30 - 60 NOTE: All initial bids must be submitted by end of day Saturday, March 9, 2019. Bids may be raised by calling (800) 248-8114 on Sunday, March 10, 2019 until 10PM EST. 6803-309 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4466/6803-309 6803-309 Pistol grip hand drill. Unmarked and looks familiar but I can't place it. Black japanning with red gear and wood handle, aluminum grip, three jaw chuck. Japanning 85%, wood handle relacquered. Good (PLH195x) 50 - 100 NOTE: All initial bids must be submitted by end of day Saturday, March 9, 2019. Bids may be raised by calling (800) 248-8114 on Sunday, March 10, 2019 until 10PM EST. 6803-308 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4465/6803-308 6803-308 Brass drill. Brass forked frame with 6" long handle that extends out the side of the shaft, presumably for grip and carrying, 6" wide brass gear with different shaped decorative holes in it, 4" long mushroom shaped head, thumbscrew chuck and metal handle. Good (PLH773) 50 - 100 NOTE: All initial bids must be submitted by end of day Saturday, March 9, 2019. Bids may be raised by calling (800) 248-8114 on Sunday, March 10, 2019 until 10PM EST. 6803-307 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4464/6803-307 *6803-307 MILLERS FALLS No. 2 eggbeater grill. Wood worn, rusty, three jaw chuck ok, japanning 75%. Good- (GRN77) 20 - 40 NOTE: All initial bids must be submitted by end of day Saturday, March 9, 2019. Bids may be raised by calling (800) 248-8114 on Sunday, March 10, 2019 until 10PM EST. 6803-306 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4463/6803-306 6803-306 Lot of two ratcheting tools. A MILLERS FALLS No. 62A screwdriver, clean with a little crackle to lacquer, has a flared collar above the chuck. Flathead screw bit. And a YANKEE No. 75 push drill, light wear, jaws good. Good (CWL 178,179) 35 - 70 NOTE: All initial bids must be submitted by end of day Saturday, March 9, 2019. Bids may be raised by calling (800) 248-8114 on Sunday, March 10, 2019 until 10PM EST. 6803-305 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4462/6803-305 6803-305 A.H. REID "Lightning" brace. A nice example with an attractive sapwood streak in the head, light wear to grip, small crack at base of head. spring that holds bit in is present; Reid's 1882 patent date marked on shaft. Reid's 1882 patent date marked on shaft. Good (LHD 176) 30 - 60 NOTE: All initial bids must be submitted by end of day Saturday, March 9, 2019. Bids may be raised by calling (800) 248-8114 on Sunday, March 10, 2019 until 10PM EST. 6803-304 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4461/6803-304 6803-304 Brass frame brace. 5-1/2" long mushroom shaped head made from what looks like applewood, 5-3/8" x 2-5/8" frame is cast brass with iron gears and wood handle. Circle chuck with locking screw. Some staining on head and cracks in handle. Good (PLH 774) 40 - 80 NOTE: All initial bids must be submitted by end of day Saturday, March 9, 2019. Bids may be raised by calling (800) 248-8114 on Sunday, March 10, 2019 until 10PM EST. 6803-244 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4401/6803-244 6803-244 MCCLELLAN corner brace. Stephen McClellan received four patents for variations on this pattern - two in San Marcos, TX, in 1897 and two after he moved to New York. All are rated either A or B in Pearson. This is the version with the v-shaped guide and adjustable breast plate. Traces of nickel plating and rust on body, handle has split in wood. Marked only "Patent Applied For." Like most McClellan Braces has a Millers Falls chuck marked with McCoy's patent. Good- better (TBI66) 60 - 120 NOTE: All initial bids must be submitted by end of day Saturday, March 9, 2019. Bids may be raised by calling (800) 248-8114 on Sunday, March 10, 2019 until 10PM EST. 6803-243 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-19T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/4400/6803-243 6803-243 ATHOL MACHINE CO. hand vise. Nice grip with light wear, 1-1/4" jaws tightened with large thumbscrew, overall clean. Athol Machine Company was started by L. Starrett in 1868 and this one predates the name change in 1920. Good (RBN304) 30 - 60 NOTE: All initial bids must be submitted by end of day Saturday, March 9, 2019. Bids may be raised by calling (800) 248-8114 on Sunday, March 10, 2019 until 10PM EST.