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Stanley No. 624 Hand Drill
  • Stanley No. 624 Hand Drill
    This is an early one, marked Pat. Apl'd For, and the Sweetheart logo on the crank arm, with owner's initials.
    It has finely-turned rosewood handle and knobs. Three-jaw chuck with 3/8-inch capacity. There are some bits in the handle. I think some are original, G++ ......... $125.00

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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++ ......... $150.00
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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 ......... $500.00
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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 ......... $125.00

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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 ......... $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......... $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 ......... $185.00
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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 .......... $225.00

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  • Foss Patent Smooth Plane
  • Foss Patent Smooth Plane
    No. 3-size plane with an unmarked cutter and the two-piece cap. CA. 1880s. Nice dark rosewood handle and beaded knob. Non-adjustable model, G+ .......... $275.00
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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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  • Stanley No. 41Y
  • Stanley "Yankee" No. 41Y Push Drill
    Stanley No. 41Y 100 Plus push drill in the original box with instruction tag. 99% nickel plating with a bit of tarnish, Finee .......... Sold $85.00
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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+ .......... $150.00
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  • Ball Pien Hammer
  • Ball Pien Hammer
    The head is five-inches long. Marked "Compliments of N.W.M.I%quot;. (The N. W. is probably Northwest) The flat face is 5/16ths inch, and the pien is 1/8th inch. A bit of a splinter missing on the handle, Fine .......... $60.00
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  • Starrett Patent Inclinometer
  • Starrett Patent No. 10 Inclinometer
    An early inclinometer, try square and bevel protractor combined. No. 4 graduations on the twelve-inch rule. The rotary disc can be set at any angle from 0 to 90 degrees. The head is reversible so that the same angle can be laid out in opposite directions. There is a small chip at the back corner of the head, G+ .......... Sold $75.00
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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, G .......... $70.00
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  • Center Head
  • Standard Tool Co. Center Head for Six-Inch Rule
    This is the smallest size of this magnificent tool. It was also sold on a rule without the square head. It doesn’t need the offset slot on a rule. Small owner's initials on the center bar. I'm including a picture of the whole set, not for sale, to show I know the size, G+++ .......... Sold $100.00
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  • Perfect Handle Screwdriver
  • Perfect Handle Triple Lever Screwdriver
    Marked with the name and theAug. 8, 1911 patent date. A heavy-duty screwdriver with a 1/2-inch blade. The handles open to a tee-handle for heavy work, G+ .......... $75.00
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  • Stanley Router
  • Rare Stanley 2314-1 Router
    This is a rare Stanley-made experimental plane designed for some special purpose. A deep center skate was built to cut a fixed-width groove. They weren't marked Stanley, but there are remnants of the casting number that identifies this as from Stanley, G++ ..................... $295.00
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