Fine Tool Journal Here comes my RSS info 2020-09-24T00:49:17+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 7001-298 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8618/7001-298 7001-298 Lot of two joist braces. A STANLEY No. 984, wood and metal decent, and a GOODELL-PRATT No. 83 "Universal Handle", japanning 60% with initials scratched. Both ratchets work. Good (CBM813) 80 - 150 7001-297 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8617/7001-297 7001-297 JOHN S. FRAY No. 70 joist brace. Uncommon joist brace, good rosewood handle and head, mild nickel loss, ratchet works smoothly. Good+ (CBM815A) 60 - 120 7001-296 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8616/7001-296 *7001-296 Scottish brace. Four sided body, rosewood head, lever action chuck. Good (CBM815) 20 - 40 7001-295 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8615/7001-295 7001-295 GOODELL-PRATT No. 251 universal corner brace. Patented in 1905 by Albert Goodell and originally manufactured by Goodell Tool before the formation of G-P, this is the second version with red japanning. Good japanning, some patches of surface rust on nickel, works smoothly. Good+ (CMB817A) 80 - 150 7001-294 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8614/7001-294 7001-294 GOODELL-PRATT No. 251 universal corner brace. Patented in 1905 by Albert Goodell and originally manufactured by Goodell Tool before the formation of G-P, this is the early version with black japanning, marked Goodell Tool and with the patent date on the handle. Japanning 50% and nickel fair, works smoothly. Good+ (CBM817) 80 - 150 7001-293 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8613/7001-293 7001-293 MCCELLAN PATENT 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, sliding breast plate, and removable handle that can be repositioned. Nickel worn and dull but no damage. Good (nonumber) 60 - 120 7001-292 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8612/7001-292 7001-292 Lot of three ratcheting bit braces. Two by STANLEY: a No. 923 with 10" sweep and "100 Plus" mark on head, and English No. 73Mk4 with 6" sweep. Both have very clean chrome plating and smoothly working ratchet, the English one has a very worn but undamaged head. Plus a YANKEE No. 2100 with 14" sweep, ratchet a little stiff but works. Good & better (CBM816) 80 - 150 7001-290 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8610/7001-290 7001-290 Lot of two joist braces. A MILLERS FALLs No. 140, one of MF's less common braces, nickel about 50%, ratchet works smoothly, good wooden handles. And a GOODELL-PRATT No. 251 universal corner brace, missing one handle and the cover for its universal gear, that we're throwing in for parts. Rating is for the MF. Good+ (CBM818) 80 - 150 7001-180 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8500/7001-180 7001-180 Lot of two patented metal braces. An example of the CLEMENT ROSE 1876 patent, 6" sweep, iron head so pre-Millers Falls; and one by PECK, STOWE & WILCOX (not marked but unmistakable) with Riesling's patent ratchet, 12" sweep. Good+ (LHS253) 60 - 120 7001-179 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8499/7001-179 7001-179 Lot of four patented metal braces. A Spofford patent by JOHN S. FRAY, 8" sweep, rosewood head and grip; a non-ratcheting L.L. DAVIS, early type with brass sleeve on chuck; a Draper-type with clamshell chuck, unmarked but by QUIMBY BACKUS, 10" sweep, rosewood grip and head; and one with a sliding ring chuck; we've seen it but the patent date is too faint to read, 8" sweep, beech head and grip. All have varying degrees of surface rust but all work smoothly with good wood. Good & better (CBM810) 80 - 140 7001-178 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8498/7001-178 7001-178 Lot of two MILLERS FALLS angle brace extensions. Two examples of the design with Anthoine's 1875 patent, a No. 108 with Leland's universal jaw chuck, and No. 109 with alligator jaw chuck, marked with patent date. Both have worn japanning but good nickel and work smoothly. Good+ (ECN303) 60 - 120 7001-177 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8497/7001-177 7001-177 STANLEY No. 929 aluminum handled brace. One of Stanley's rarer braces, with aluminum head and grip, manufactured only from 1926-33. 6" sweep, slight surface rust, working ratchet. Good (CBM805C) 50 - 100 7001-176 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8496/7001-176 7001-176 Lot of two STANLEY No. 929 aluminum handled brace. One of Stanley's rarer braces, with aluminum head and grip, manufactured only from 1926-33. One with 10" sweep, slight surface rust, working ratchet. Other has 8" sweep, very clean, works fine. Good & better (CBM805) 100 - 200 7001-175 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8495/7001-175 7001-175 Lot of four braces. A STANLEY No. 2101 "Bell System", 10" with Yankee head; a PS&W No. 59-1/2, 6" sweep; STANLEY No. 901, 8" sweep; and one too rusty to read any mark, non-ratcheting, 12" sweep. All in decent condition and working. Good (CBM807, 809) 60 - 120 7001-174 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8494/7001-174 7001-174 Lot of three STANLEY braces. A No. 2101A Bell System, 10" sweep, ratchet needs work; a No. 923, 10" sweep, ratchet works; and a No. 811, non-ratcheting, 14" sweep. Wood and metal generally good. Good & better (CBM806) 75 - 150 7001-171 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8491/7001-171 7001-171 Lot of three Sheffield braces. Two plated, one by Fenton & Marsden with lever action chuck, tight check in body, the other unsigned, and one unplated by Brown & Flather. Good heads, all work smoothly. Good+ (LHS259) 60 - 90 7001-170 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8490/7001-170 *7001-170 Lot of two bitstock tools. Wire twisting tool used to seal boxes, patented by Seraphine Bauwens and manufactured by the Four-in-One Box Machine Makers, rusty but working, and a plated Sheffield style brace, big crack in head. Good (COL121, 178) 30 - 60 7001-169 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8489/7001-169 7001-169 Lot of two patented metal braces. A Spofford patent by JOHN S. FRAY, 8" sweep, japanning worn but undamaged, and a Taylor-type with lever action chuck, half the head is broken despite someone's attempt to repair with J. B. Weld that we're throwing in. Good- & better (LHS260) 50 - 80 7001-168 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 2020-09-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8488/7001-168 7001-168 Stanley No. 992 corner brace. 10" sweep, overall wear and surface rust but works smoothly. Good (TWR339) 30 - 60 6904-206 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7537/6904-206 6904-206 MILLERS FALLS No. 182 ratcheting drill brace. Early type with drill gear held in place with wing nut above ratchet mechanism. Nickel plating very clean, red paint on gear wheel 90%, good lignum vitae head and rosewood grip. Unfortunately the ratchet doesn't work properly. Good (KNT045) 60 - 120 6904-201 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7532/6904-201 *6904-201 MAC-ERIE No. 101 ratcheting brace. Uncommon brace made by the Mac-Erie Company of Erie, PA. Octagonal chuck shell, 8" sweep. Good (JSM037) 30 - 60 6904-200 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7531/6904-200 6904-200 PECK, STOW & WILCOX No. 8012 ratcheting brace. 12" sweep, nickel immaculate, lignum head with good decal, works perfectly. Fine (KNT035) 30 - 60 6904-198 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7529/6904-198 6904-198 LYMAN patent brace. Patented in 1871 by John Lynam and manufactured for only two years by MILLERS FALLS, it used leaf springs for the ratchet mechanism and was a flop. 10" sweep, marked both with the patent date and MF's "No. 2" designation, lignum vitae head, surface oxidation but no pitting, works smoothly. Good+ (KNT043) 40 - 80 6904-197 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7528/6904-197 6904-197 Lot of two patented braces. STACKPOLE 1867 patent with the rotating collar; the less common and more attractive brass collar version, 8" sweep, cast iron head; and DAVIS LEVEL & TOOL CO., pre-ratchet version with brass collar around chuck, rosewood head and gutta percha grip (with chip). Good+ (JSM035) 60 - 120 6904-196 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7527/6904-196 6904-196 ROSE patent brace. Patented in 1867 by Clement Rose and later manufactured by Miller Falls, this is the pre-MF version with no grip, 10" sweep. Good+ (TBI415) 60 - 100