Fine Tool Journal Here comes my RSS info 2021-04-20T06:24:11+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 7002-362 2021-01-06T11:11:00+01:00 2021-01-06T11:11:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9214/7002-362 7002-362. MILLERS FALLS No. 1950 "Buck Rogers" brace. Later type with red plastic ratchet selector as well as handle and grip; like new. Fine 60-120 7002-361 2021-01-06T11:12:00+01:00 2021-01-06T11:12:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9213/7002-361 * 7002-361. MILLERS FALLS No. 731 "Holdall" brace. Featuring Leland's universal jaws, ratcheting model, 12" sweep, works smoothly, nickel mostly intact, wood on head and grip worn but undamaged. A perfect user. Good+ 30-60 7002-360 2021-01-06T11:13:00+01:00 2021-01-06T11:13:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9212/7002-360 7002-360. Lot of two bit braces. Ratcheting brace with the ratchet controlled by a rotating plate on the back of the chuck; not marked but clearly patented, 10" sweep, nickel partially worn, good rosewood head, works smoothly. Plus a push button type similar to the Taylor patent, marked "P. Naylor, New London, Conn.", 8" sweep, cast iron head, includes one bit. Good+ 80-150 7002-356 2021-01-06T11:17:00+01:00 2021-01-06T11:17:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9208/7002-356 7002-356. Patented wrench. Unmarked but we've seen it before. 12" long, jaws mounted on both sides of the head. One of the jaws holds an attachment that looks original so it can be converted into a joint brace. Ratchet mechanism needs work. Good 100-200 7002-189 2021-01-06T14:04:00+01:00 2021-01-06T14:04:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8991/7002-189 7002-189. Ultimatum trade brace. Marked by Haynes Bros., Maidstone, but clearly made by ROBERT MARPLES, ebony fill, blank medallion on head as befitting a trade brace, slip ring chuck, a couple of minor chips and splits in wood but overall very clean, brass never polished and well patinated. Good+ 300-600 7002-188 2021-01-06T14:05:00+01:00 2021-01-06T14:05:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8990/7002-188 7002-188. P. WALTER & CO. Sheffield brace. Plated pushbutton brace. Rosewood head with one crack and medallion marked "Solly Works." Solly Works was usually associated with Flather; braces marked by Walter are uncommon. Wood has wear with one cut at the grip and small chip by one edge of the plating. Good 30-60 7002-187 2021-01-06T14:06:00+01:00 2021-01-06T14:06:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8989/7002-187 7002-187. JOHN S. FRAY whimble brace. With Spofford chuck. Nickel plating has some nickel loss, one big chip from rosewood grip. Good 30-60 7002-185 2021-01-06T14:08:00+01:00 2021-01-06T14:08:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8987/7002-185 7002-185. Lot of two specialty braces. MILLERS FALLS No. 182 combination drill and brace, type with solid nut through drive wheel and alligator jaws, red paint mostly gone and some nickel loss, ratchet needs some lubrication. Plus an unmarked joist drill, not sure who made it; some loss of nickel and moderate wear to wood but works smoothly. Good+ 60-120 7002-184 2021-01-06T14:09:00+01:00 2021-01-06T14:09:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/8986/7002-184 7002-184. 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, but is marked with the 1897 patent date. Nickel is worn but its complete and functional with good wood and japanning. Good+ 50-100 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