Fine Tool Journal Here comes my RSS info https://finetooljournal.net/ 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 7104-214 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/13074/7104-214 7104-214 MILLERS FALLS 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, removable handle that can be repositioned, and two-jaw MF chuck. Nickel plating and wood are both exceptionally nice. Good (HSS1037) 150-300 7104-069 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/12929/7104-069 7104-069 TUCKER patent brace. William Tucker's 1859 brace with a screw that pulls a cog in to hold the brace.? Lignum head with some chipping around the edge, 8" sweep. Good (PLH3082) 60-120 7104-068 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/12928/7104-068 7104-068 T. TILLOTSON plated Sheffield brace. Beech body has some wear, ebony rotating head has tight crack and ebony button with gouge in it. T. Tillotson circular stamp in top brass plate, user intials stamped into wood near chuck. Good- (BUD484) 40-80 7104-067 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/12927/7104-067 7104-067 COLQUHOUN & CADMAN framed Sheffield brace. Ebony framed brace with pushbutton check mechanism. Brass and wood are very clean, the characteristic C&C scroll mark, stamped both on the body and cast into the head medallion are worn but clear. Crack in the head and possibly one in ebony near the chuck, some rust around screws, wood separating from frame in one section. Someone etched "In Drill This Side" in brass by the chuck. According to Reg Eaton's "The Ultimate Brace", Colquhoun & Cadman is the rarest maker of Ultimatum-style braces, accounting for only 2% of known examples.? Good (CVR534) 200-400 7104-066 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/12926/7104-066 7104-066 Lot of two wooden braces. Both user made and look like chairmaker braces with spoon type bits. One is 13-1/2" long with very 4-1/4" diameter wide rotating head an 9" sweep, copper plating on front arch that probably was used to repair a split in the chuck. The other is also13-1/2", with 3-1/4" diameter rotating head and 5" sweep. Both well made and in good clean condition. From the collection of Dennis Fisher. Good+ (FIS425,433) 100-200 7103-277 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/12411/7103-277 7103-277 MILLERS FALLS No. 108 angle brace attachment. Earlier version, traces of japanning and plating, two-jaw chuck. Good (JMC358) 35-70 7103-267 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/12401/7103-267 7103-267 Unusual variant of SPOFFORD patent brace. Nelson Spofford's clamshell-type chuck, originally patented in 1859, is not that rare, but this, although unmarked, appears to be a very rare example of Spofford's 1880 patent, rated A for rarity in Pearson.? Although the chuck mechanism is basically the same, this version uses two separate pieces rather than a single split piece to hold the chuck.? The patent description explains that this allows the chuck to be made of common cast iron rather than spring steel.? The second piece to the chuck is hinged, instead of pinned as in the patent description.? 10" sweep, beech head and grip.? You'll see 100 common Spoffords for each one of these.? Hank Allen collection. Fine (HNK194) 100-200 7103-266 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/12400/7103-266 7103-266 A.A. WOODS "Universal" hollow auger. Way above average condition for a hollow auger, with no missing parts, almost complete japanning and minimal rust.? Based on Wood's 11/27/1900 patent.? Fine (MKJ637) 60-120 7103-265 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/12399/7103-265 7103-265 DABOLL patent brace. Charles Daboll's 1854 patent for the pushbutton bit catch (A rating in Pearson); 12" sweep, cast iron head.? Chuck is marked not only with the patent information, but also by New London, CT, maker Increase Wilson.? Hank Allen collection. Fine (HNK182) 60-120 7103-263 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/12397/7103-263 7103-263 STREETER patent brace. Marked with Abel Streeter?s two earliest patents, issued in 1855 and 1857; No. 2 cast into underside of cast iron handle; super clean; 10? sweep.? Hank Allen collection. Fine (HNK185) 60-120 7103-262 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/12396/7103-262 7103-262 AMIDON patent brace. 1884 patent brace with a chuck tightened by a wingnut that pushed the jaws together. One of many wacky ideas from the Rube Goldberg of brace patents.? 11" sweep, rosewood grip and lignum head.? Hank Allen collection.? Fine (HNK192) 60-120 FTJWEB01-265 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/12054/ftjweb01-265 FTJWEB01-265 CORNER BRACE ATTACHMENT (LGN080) FTJWEB01-264 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/12053/ftjweb01-264 FTJWEB01-264 STANLEY NO.984 CORNER BRACE (LGN079) FTJWEB01-120 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/11909/ftjweb01-120 FTJWEB01-120 WOOD BRACE (DLY414) FTJWEB01-119 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/11908/ftjweb01-119 FTJWEB01-119 BRACE (CVR066) FTJWEB01-118 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/11907/ftjweb01-118 FTJWEB01-118 HAND DRILL (GRG043) FTJWEB01-117 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/11906/ftjweb01-117 FTJWEB01-117 CORNER BRACE (SWR287) FTJWEB01-116 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/11905/ftjweb01-116 FTJWEB01-116 JOIST BRACE PAT OCT 20 1896 (SWR137) 7102-190 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/11306/7102-190 7102-190 Lot of two metal braces. One by L.L. DAVIS based on the first Bolen patent, early nonratcheting type with brass chuck sleeve and gutta percha grip, 10" sweep; and an unusual STANLEY No. X-3 with a 6" sweep; these were manufactured by Stanley after it purchased the John S. Fray line using up Fray's spare parts, light wear but ratchet works smoothly. Good better (REW048,068) 60-120 7102-189 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/11305/7102-189 7102-189 Sheffield plated brace. Mahogany body, pushbutton chuck with a name that's too worn to read, brass unpolished, good rotating head. Good+ (HNL692) 40-70 7102-188 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/11304/7102-188 7102-188 Metal brace. Unmarked except for a "4" but clearly manufactured, Taylor-type lever action chuck, 9" sweep, cast iron head. Good (HNL900) 30-60 7102-187 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/11303/7102-187 7102-187 STANLEY No. 984 corner brace. Decent user; ratchet a little sloppy. Good (HNL843) 30-60 7102-186 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/11302/7102-186 7102-186 Lot of two metal braces. JOHN S. FRAY whimble brace with spofford chuck 10" sweep, rosewood grip and knob, some loss of nickel but overall good; plus a STANLEY No. 813 ratchet brace, 10" sweep, cocobolo head and grip, ratchet works. Good+ (REW061,084) 80-150 7102-185 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/11301/7102-185 7102-185 Craftsman made wooden brace. 13" long plus bit, 4" sweep, rotating head, well made thumbscrew locking chuck. The name "W.B. Fields, Ironton, O" and the date "27 May 1874" are stamped on the body. Like new. Fine (TBI594) 60-120 7102-184 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/11300/7102-184 7102-184 STANLEY No. 992 corner brace. 8" sweep, super clean. Fine (KNT39) 50-100