Fine Tool Journal Here comes my RSS info 2020-07-05T12:39:33+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 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 6904-195 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7526/6904-195 6904-195 Lot of two TAYLOR braces. 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 are usually unmarked. One of these is marked "Taylor Patent" and is also marked by Increase Wilson who manufactured many of Taylor's braces, 8" sweep. The other is marked by both Wilson and E.W. Long, apparently one of Taylor's contemporaries, it is also marked "4" and has the thumb lever protruding from the back of the chuck, 9" sweep. Both with good cast iron heads, some surface rust but no pitting. Good+ (TBI1060) 100 - 200 6904-133 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7464/6904-133 6904-133 PARKER patent brace. Unmarked but clearly Homer Parker's 10/8/1889 patent, rated "A" by Ron Pearson and very rare. 8" sweep, wooden head and grip worn but intact, some surface rust but works smoothly. Good (JSM033) 50 - 100 6904-132 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7463/6904-132 6904-132 Hexagonal body brace. Unmarked, probably British, good boxwood head with one tight crack, thumbscrew locking chuck, 10" sweep. Nice example. Good+ (SPM1226) 30 - 60 6904-131 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7462/6904-131 6904-131 STANLEY No. 108 Spofford brace. 8" sweep, cocobolo head and grip, nickel fully intact, like new noting some glue residue on head. Fine (LWN078) 50 - 100 6904-130 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7461/6904-130 6904-130 Lot of three ratchet braces. A STANLEY Bell System No 2100-A, 10" sweep; a CONSOLIDATED TOOL WORKS No. 210, 10" sweep; and a KEEN KUTTER KK8 with original hardware store tag, 8" sweep. Some surface rust, most on the Keen Kutter, but all at last good with working ratchets. Good & better (TBI416) 75 - 150 6904-129 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7460/6904-129 6904-129 Lot of two cast iron braces. One is manufactured by ABEL STREETER and marked with both his 1855 and 1857 patents (Pearson B rating), but the screw holding the bit may be a replacement, "No. 3" cast under cast iron head, 8" sweep. Plus a smith made brace with 8" sweep, thumbscrew chuck, wooden head. Good (DEN096,097) 60 - 100 6904-128 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7459/6904-128 6904-128 Lot of two patented braces. CLEMENT ROSE's 1867 patent, manufactured by MILLERS FALLS as the No. 3, 8" sweep, nickel is like new, lignum head has very attractive grain, super clean example of an uncommon brace. Plus ABEL STREETER's 1867 patent, rated B in Pearson, 8" sweep, cast iron head, patent date clearly marked. Two exceptionally nice examples of uncommon braces. Fine (KNT038) 80 - 140 6904-127 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7458/6904-127 6904-127 MCCLELLAN patent corner brace. Stephen McClellan received four patent 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 later version in which the rear handle was fixed rather than removable. Nickel is about 40% but its complete and functional. Like most, it has a Millers Falls chuck. Good (TBI372) 60 - 120 6904-126 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7457/6904-126 *6904-126 Cage head brace. Two posts riveted to large flat breast plate, a little loose, thumbscrew chuck, 10" sweep. Good (HSS258) 20 - 40 6904-125 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7456/6904-125 6904-125 JOHN S. FRAY No. 100 corner brace. Light surface rust but good clean rosewood head and grips, works smoothly. Good (TBI1059) 50 - 100 6904-124 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7455/6904-124 6904-124 Pod brace with four pods. Carved wooden brace, 8" sweep, rotating head, split with old repair, includes pods with three nose bits and one auger. Good (TBI332) 40 - 80 6904-123 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7454/6904-123 *6904-123 Lot of two plated Sheffield braces. One by W. GREAVES SONS, head missing its medallion and with a chip from edge; the other marked "No. 41", head also missing medallion. Good- (CVR719) 20 - 40 6904-122 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7453/6904-122 6904-122 Lot of four wooden braces. Two plated Sheffield bracers, a JAMES BEE patent by Henry Brown and a BROWN FLATHER; and two unsigned, one with a wingnut chuck the other with pincher type. One of the Sheffields has some big chips from the head, otherwise in decent shape. Good better (CVR340,718) 50 - 100 6904-095 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7426/6904-095 6904-095 GOODELL-PRATT No. 83 universal ratchet handle. Hardwood head with chip in lacquer around user initials, japanning nearly complete, works smoothly. An uncommon G-P tool. Good+ (DEN46) 60 - 120 6904-094 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7425/6904-094 6904-094 HOLT MANUFACTURING CO. No. 10 Brace. Nice clean example of Gardiner Holt's uncommon (Pearson B rating) 1880 patent with its distinctive ball-shaped chuck. Good cocobolo head (one check) and grip, clearly marked. A nice brace. Good+ (CDE1012) 40 - 80 6904-093 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7424/6904-093 6904-093 STANLEY No. 929 aluminum handled brace. One of Stanley's rarer braces, with aluminum head and grip, manufactured only from 1926-33. 8" sweep; like new. Fine (KNT041) 60 - 120 6904-092 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7423/6904-092 6904-092 HOLT MANUFACTURING corner brace. Uncommon form of corner brace based on Gardiner Holt's 1892 ratchet patent, ranked as "A" for rarity in Pearson. Differs from more common corner braces due to its small knob, ebonized wood. Slight nickel loss but works smoothly. Good+ (CBM788) 70 - 140 6904-089 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7420/6904-089 6904-089 Corner brace. The only mark on it is "New Britain, Conn" (very faint), but it doesn't look like a Stanley product. It has a concealed ratchet that works pretty well, and a wide flat head that could be a user modification but looks proper. One chip broken out of the chuck jaws. Different. Good (CHS148) 50 - 100 6904-088 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 2020-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/7419/6904-088 *6904-088 Ratcheting corner brace. Not sure who made it, but it was at one point owned by the Prescott Construction Co. which put a label on it and engraved their name in two places, good clean condition. Good+ (RPT113) 20 - 40