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Russell Jennings
  • Russell Jennings Spur Dowel Bitts in the Box
    Size 6 1/2. One left in the early original box that held six.The box has wallpaper designed covering. The label on the top is marked Deep River, Conn, their first home, and the end of the label says it was registered in 1876, The bit is new, some wear to the box, Fine .......... $55.00
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  • Mann & Co. Screwdriver
  • Yankee Offset Ratchet Screwdriver No. 68-400
    Has a screw-holding feature. Patented in 1895. Ten inches long, G+ .......... $55.00
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  • Yankee Screwdriver
  • Yankee Offset Ratchet Screwdriver No. 68-402
    Made by Stanley with 1/4 and 3/8 straight bits. Four inches long, Fine .......... $20.00
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  • Yankee. Screwdriver
  • Yankee Offset Ratchet Screwdriver No. 68-402
    Made by Stanley with 1/4 straight and No. 2 Phillips bits. Four inches long, Fine .......... $25.00
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  • Yankee Screwdriver
  • Yankee Offset Ratchet Screwdriver No. 68-412
    Made by Stanley with No. 1 and No. 2 Phillips bits. Four inches long, Fine .......... $25.00
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  • Ball Pein Hammers
  • Stanley No. 306 Ball Pein Hammers in the Box
    Six unused 4-oz. ball pein hammers with wrappers on five, in their original box. Probably from around 1940, Fine .......... Sold $185.00
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  • Leather Slitter
  • Randal & Co. Cin. O. Leather Slitter
    Mounts on the edge of a workbench to cut leather straps. I had a leather-working shop in the '60s and I have never seen one of these. Five-inches wide overall, G+ .......... $110.00
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  • Altitude Meter
  • Eureka Instrument and Appliance Co. Altitude Meter
    In the original box with instructions. Measures the angle of incline in degrees, and also the rise of the slope for every foot of the base. So, the height of the slope can be calculated. A hole was drilled on one side to attach it to a board to sight on trees or buildings. Get the base measure and you can calculate height. 3 1/4 overall height, Fine .......... $95.00
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  • Framing Square
  • Eagle 12-Inch Framing Square
    A 12-inch Eagle framing square. Thicker than usual - the thickness of the big ones - with tapered ends. Graduated in 8ths and 16ths, G .......... $40.00
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  • Lady Legs Calipers
  • Lady Legs Calipers
    Owner-made. Nice form, 3 3/8-inches high, G+ .......... $55.00
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  • Drill Point Set
  • Stanley 04-060 Drill Point Set for Hand Drills
    Eight bits that fit the Stanley eggbeater drills, and also drills with three-jaw chucks from other companies. The bits are 1/16, 5/64, 3/32, 7/64, 1/8, 9/64, 5/32 and 11/64. New Old Stock from the '80s .......... $50.00
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  • Starrett No. 90 Improved Bronze Dividers
  • L.S Starrett No. 90 Improved Bronze Dividers
    An early set, marked Pat. Sept. 24, 1889. In the original case marked Starrett on the top. Has the two sets of divider and caliper points, ball points and the pencil holder. I collect machinist's tools and I haven't seen this set before, Fine ..................... $525.00
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  • Phillips Plough Plane
  • Phillips Plough Plane
    The early model with the Aug. 13, 1867 patent date and the Babson & Repplier mark on the skate. 90% japanning. Nice beech handle and trim, G++ .......... $495.00
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  • LUTHER BROS.GRINDER
  • Luther Bros. Co. Hand Grinder
    An unusual hand grinder. Chain- and gear-drive. Quite unusual.Larger size. I oiled it up and it works, G+ ..................... $155.00
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  • Hammer
  • Great Hand Forged Hammer
    Early hammer. The head is five-inches long. Very nice form with a bit of decorative punch-work, G+ .......... $70.00
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  • Watchmaker's Tool
  • Watchmaker's Tool
    I think it's a jig to hold round parts for polishing. The box is four inches overall length, Fine .......... $50.00
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  • P.H. Sinsz Glass Cutter
  • P.H. Sinsz Glass Cutter
    Made in Baltimore by P.H. Sinsz. An early one with a diamond point and steel wheel. Nickel plated with finely-turned ebonized handle. 3 7/8 inches overall length, Fine .......... Sold $40.00
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  • Union Instrument Corp.
  • Union Instrument Corp. Vernier-Adjust. T-Square
    A 24-inch t-square. Iron head and plated blade. The head angle is adjustable to thousandths with a vernier scale, G++ ......... $125.00
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  • Eifel-Flash Plierwnch Kit
  • Eifel-Flash Plierwnch Kit
    Patented 5. 12. (19)16. This kit is complete with the eight-inch wrench, all three jaws (universal, pipe and wire), and the E-F angle screwdriver. According to them, the wrench can do everything. I've used one for years and the parallel jaws are great.
    Comes in the original oil-skin pouch with a 64-page instruction manual. The wrench has a straw finish. That is not rust in the picture, well, there is a little on the screwdriver, Fine .......... $115.00

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  • Cast Iron Level With Stars.
  • Cast Iron Level With Stars
    An unusual 12-inch level with a spectacular star design. There are a couple of similar examples, so, it was probably manufactured. There is a steel penny covering the plumb vial end. I think the level is much earlier than that. There are two corner chips on the bottom. Owner-made box, G ......... $400.00
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  • Clapboard Gauge
  • Clapboard Gauge
    Used to hold clapboard siding to a wall with equal spacing, for measurement or nailing. Marked only "Patent", but I believe it is the Johnson Patent, Fine ......... $50.00
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  • Bailey Tool Co.
  • Bailey Tool Co. Smooth Plane
    No. 3-size smooth plane with the rare, early side-lever cap. Bailey Tool Co., battleaxe trademark, and the March 14, 1871 patent date marked on the cutter. Very nice dark rosewood handle and beaded knob. Actually pretty crisp with 140 years of patina and small owner's initials on the sides, G ......... $1295.00
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  • Sawyer Tool Mfg. Co. No. 90 Bevel
  • Sawyer Tool Mfg. Co. No. 90 Bevel
    From an early, well-respected tool company. Patented July 25, 1893. A small (arms are four inches long and 5/32nds thick), heavy duty bevel square with two arms, that seems capable of any layout possible.
    The ends of the arms are ground to 30, 45, 60 and 90 degrees, Fine ......... $115.00

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  • Simplex Jack in the Box
  • Simplex Jack in the Box
    A practical tool and an indestructible toy. Three-inches high, capacity 500 lbs. Built by the world's largest manufacturer of heavy-capacity jacks. With graphic box, Fine ......... Sold $45.00
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  • Mullan Tool Co. Plumb Bob.
  • Mullan Tool Co. Plumb Bob with Reel
    A 16-oz. plumb bob from Mullan, Idaho. The reel has a nail on the side to hang from wood, and a magnet on the back to hang from metal. There is some magic Marker work around the magnet for identification, Fine......... Sold $75.00
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  • Oil Can
  • Landers, Frary & Clark Oil Can
    From a New Britian, Conn. maker. These oil cans were for home use, to fill lamps, or used in machine shops to oil the machinery. There is a vintage catalog illustration that shows an engineer in a suit with these cans on a fancy tray. Nickel-plated brass, Fine ......... $175.00
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  • Stearns Universal Shave
  • Stearns Universal Shave
    This one has an adjustable sole that is adapted for all work which can be done with an ordinary spoke shave, while its flexible spring bottom allows it to cut either on the inside or outside of a circle in the same manner as a spring bottom circular plane. The throat is adjustable. Late-Victorian styling. All of the bells and whistles you could want from a tool.
    The March 27, 1900 patent date is cast in the cap, Fine .......... $175.00

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  • Sawyer Surface Gauge
  • Sawyer Tool Mfg. Co. Micrometer Surface Gauge
    A rare and unusual surface gauge with a nine-inch spindle. Has an actual micrometer adjustment for the pointer, Fine .......... $225.00
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  • Diagonal Bit Holder
  • Hill & Adams Diagonal Bit Holder
    Hill & Adams Diagonal Bit Holder. Marked Pat'd Jan 5, 1858. According to The Bitstock Source Bookthis was the first patent for an angle device attachment for boring with a brace, G .......... $90.00
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  • Trammel Points
  • Early & Fine Trammel Points
    An early trammel set has 28-inch rod with finely turned acorn finials, that was made in two pieces for storage, G+ .......... $100.00
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  • Tack-Holding Hammer
  • Early & Tack-Holding Hammer
    A. A. Potter tack hammer and tack holder was patented Feb. 12, 1884.It has a spring clip that comes down the side to hold the tack in a recessed area on the head. The only one I have seen, G .......... $80.00
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