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138 lb. Blacksmith Anvil138 lb. Blacksmith Anvil  The name and weight stamp have been all but obliterated by whatever work the blacksmith was doing when repeatedly pricking both sides leaving numerous little prick marks.  Good rebound and ring.  Some edge chipping, but all in all pretty nice.  Nice!!

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AMN-138-ANVIL

Good . . . . . $350.00 

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18th Century Marquetry / Armorers Saw18th Century Marquetry / Armorers Saw    A super condition and rare form 18th Century saw.  Unmarked save the letter L stamped on the bar.  A near exact same example dated 1784 is pictured in David Russell's book on antique tool collecting on page 14.  The details, and filework that went into this are incredible.  Special & Very Nice!! 

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Good +. . . . . .  $2250.00

GG-MVISE

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Gunsmiths / Silversmiths / Jewelers / Tool Makers 18th Century Decorated Claw Hammer18th Century Gunsmiths / Silversmiths / Jewelers / Tool Makers Decorated Hammer  A beautiful 18th Century tool that has great form and exhibits fine craftsmanship. The handle is ebony and transforms into a slightly tapered turned steel shaft that ends in the beautiful form decorated hammer head. The stamped Rosette engravings are well done with a central flower, small leaves and stems.   Very Nice!! 

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Good +. . . . . .  $595.00

GG-HMR

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Miniature Gunsmiths / Silversmiths / Jewelers / Tool Makers Combo Anvil / ViseMiniature Gunsmiths / Silversmiths / Jewelers / Tool Makers Combo Vise / Anvil    A super condition 19th Century miniature vise.  Great form and fine craftsmanship. Crisp clean condition.  Unmarked but clearly a quality well made tool.  Very Nice!! 

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Good +. . . . . .  $250.00

GG-MVISE

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Stephens Patent Vise Co.  2 Jaw Quick Action ViseStephens Patent Vise Co.  2" Jaw Quick Action Vise   Marked on top bar with the Stephen's Pat Vise Co.  NY name and 2 patent dates.  I believe this is the smallest size they made and was aimed at jewelers, silversmiths, and gunsmiths.  Good overall condition.   The quick release, lock, and click adjust features all work properly.  Nice!!

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CYN-SVISE

Good +. . . . . $225.00     SOLD!!

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Miniature ANtique ViseMiniature Gunsmiths / Silversmiths / Jewelers / Tool Makers Vise  Nice original condition.   This is the first of this style vise I have encountered. It is very well made. Note the heavy duty design for such a small vise with dovetailed slides on both sides.  The small anvil post unscrews.  The opening screw threads into a larger threaded rod allowing for a wide opening in relation to its size, and making for a very stable vise when open.  It is unmarked as to maker save one number stamped near the rod / handle.   Nice.

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JF-M-VISE

Good + . . . . . $175.00

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Wilton 8400 Bullet ViseWilton 8400 4" Bullet Vise  Nice original condition.  Some overspray of white paint on one side, but otherwise clean and original with no damage, repairs, issues, or other problems.  Nice jaws showing little wear.  The vise of choice for all trades. 

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AMN-WILTON

Good + . . . . . $325.00 

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Wilder ALL SHAPES Bench ViseWilder Model 8 - 800 "ALL SHAPES" Bench Vise  A rare & unusual vise in nice original condition.  Its claim to fame is the 3 piece jaw design where on one side are two rotating oblong and sloped jaws that have the ability to hold most any shape object securely against a typical straight jaw. The straight jaw measures 3" across. There are some file cuts across the top faces of the jaws that look like layout lines they are so precise. They can be dressed out or left as they will not affect use. 

Perfect for the gunsmith, machinist, model maker, pattern maker, jeweler, hobbyist, etc.   The label on the side indicates a patent is pending.  I read, but could not find a reference to these being offered in Popular Science magazine back in the late 50's.  I saw another reference that said there was a design patent D187553 - Filed May 15, 1958.


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AMN-WILDER-V

Good + . . . . . $695.00 

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Luther Best Maide #1 Dimogrit Grinder SharpenerLuther "Best Maide" #1 Dimogrit Grinder Sharpener   Considered one of the best.  Runs easy and smooth.  Flat wheel.  2 guides although I see no way to mount the second one. 

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Fine  . . . . . $45.00

SBRG-GRIND

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Wheelwright's Traveler / Measuring ToolWheelwright / Blacksmith Traveler / Measuring Tool   Nice cast iron version with strong marks, good pointer, and nice patina.  For laying out wheel spoke spacing, length of curved objects and other applications.  

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ALA-TRAVLER

Good + . . . . . $40.00

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Barnes Woodworking LatheBarnes # 3 Woodworking Lathe I believe this Barnes Lathe is designated as a #3.  It would have started life out as a foot powered lathe, but the parts, including the flywheel and foot peddles, to make that happen are gone.   This was changed over to be run electrically sometime in the past.  A new motor will need to be adapted as there is nothing here to facilitate that at present either.

What is here is pretty nice.  The wood rails are original, straight, not all beat up and nice.   They are stamped with the serial # xxxx  The original tailstock is nice as is the headstock.  There is also homemade gizmo for doing round work like posts or baseball bats that would serve to hold the work steady in the middle.  It seems well made and suitable for the job. There are several tool steady rests from 6" to 3' included as well.

It can be picked up here in CA, or I can deliver it up and down the west coast for a small fee. Delivery to other places will be at cost through a shipping company.

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AMN-BARNES

Good  . . . . . $395.00 

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Starrett 219 Micrometer on Articulated StandStarrett 219 Micrometer on Articulated Micrometer Stand  An unusual micrometer on an even more unusual design articulated stand. The Starrett version of a micrometer stand is # 206.  This is simply marked on the stand "Made by H. R. Simpson", the Machinist / makers name I assume.  Note that the # 219 Starrett micrometer has a blade like anvil. That number must have been retired as there are no examples using a Google search.  Current day Starrett blade micrometers retail for approx. $600.  I read somewhere that this type of micrometer and stand are used by ammunition reloaders.  The ratchet feature works fine and stops at 0.   Different.   Add it to the collection.

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CHC-219-MIC

Good + . . . . . $195.00 

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Starrett 18-A Center PunchStarrett 18-A Center Punch    It has seen little use. A useful tool. Good point.  Nice!!

AMN-STAR-18A-CP

Good +  . . . . . . . $30.00

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Starrett # 85 D Divider SetStarrett  9" # 85 D Divider Set  5 legs. Like new in box!

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CHC-STAR-85D

Fine. . . . . $95.00

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4 Speed Indicators / Machinist Tool4 Speed Indicators / Machinist Tool  Each is a bit different even though there are just 2 makes.  A collection.

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CHC-4SPEED

Good + . . . . . $40.00 / Lot   $15.00 Each

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Farriers Horseshoe Gauge / ToolFarriers Horseshoe Gauge / Tool  A blacksmiths or Farriers tool to help get the right hoof angle prior to shoeing the horse.  I have been told that if you get it wrong it can cause big problems.

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CHC-HORSE

Good + . . . . . $40.00 

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Goodell Pratt Lathe w/ Drill Chuck & GrinderGoodell Pratt Lathe w/ Drill Chuck & Grinder   For jewelers and others.  What you see is all there is.

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CHC-GP-LTH

Good + . . . . . 45.00

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Apothecary Cork Cutters w/ Sharpening ToolApothecary Nesting Cork Cutters w/ Sharpening Tool   #1 - 15 missing #12 otherwise Nice!!

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CHC-CORK

Good . . . . . $45.00

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12 Sand Casting / Patternmakers Foundry Tools / Lifters / Smoothers / etc.12 Sand Casting / Patternmakers Foundry Tools / Lifters / Smoothers / etc.   Used by patternmakers, foundry workers, casters and others in the trades when making perfect molds and patterns for their job  A nice assortment.   Nice & Different.

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CYN-CAST-2

Good + . . . . . $50.00

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Hagen Patent Gun Stock Makers Tools / BroachHagen Patent Gun Stock Makers Tools / Broach   R. A. Hagen was granted a patent for his unusual cutting tool design in 1950.  The patent # is 2534816 and it comes up easily with a Google search.  Each of the 8 different sizes shown is marked with the name and patent number.  They look to have never been used.  In the patent he claims they are Gun Barrel Broaches or tools for fitting barrels to gunstocks.  He notes that they could be used in other trades as well.  Note the wheel design of the three on the left.  The idea was you could set it up to cut when pushing, or pulling, and one could rotate the wheel to reveal a new sharp cutting area as needed. The others have cutters that can be removed and changed out or sharpened as needed.  A nice assortment.   Nice & Different.

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CYN-HAGEN-8

Fine . . . . . $50.00

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DEM-MART Gun Stock Makers Checkering ToolsDEM-MART Gun Stock Makers Checkering Tools    The maker of these gun stock checkering tools is still in business.  I would guess that these date from the 50's - 60's.  They came from a tool collection where they saw no use for the last 50 or so years and look to have not seen much use prior to that.    A nice assortment.   Nice & Different.

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CYN-D-MART-7

Fine . . . . . $50.00     SOLD!!

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4 Antique Thread Chasers4 Antique Thread Chasers   These are marked as to size, but there is no maker info.  Nice!!

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CYN-4-THRD

Good . . . . . $12.00 / Lot

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5 Antique Thread Chasers5 Antique Thread Chasers   These are marked as to size as well and again there is no maker info. I was told they were used to finish or smooth out threads cut on a lathe.  One of them is cut from an old file.  Old school.   Nice!!

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CYN-5-THRD

Good . . . . . $12.00 / Lot

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4 S. W. Card Antique Thread Chasers4 S. W. Card Antique Thread Chasers   These are marked as to size and maker info. S. W. Card who were well known makers of tap & Die sets.  I was told they were used to finish or smooth out threads cut on a lathe.  Nice!!

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CYN-5-THRD

Good . . . . . $12.00 / Lot

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Small Boatbuilders / Shipwright Caulking MalletSmall Boat Builders / Shipwright Caulking Mallet  Marked with initials, but I do not see a maker name.  Very nice condition.  Good faces.  It is hard to see from the pic, but this is about 50% smaller and lighter than typical full size mallet.    Nice!!

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ALA-CAULK

Good + . . . . . $75.00

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Shipwright / Boat Builders Caulking MalletShipwright / Boat Builders Caulking Mallet  Unmarked.  Oak or Black Mesquite. Very nice condition.  Good faces.  The handle has a slight taper and was installed by me.  It is a dense dark hardwood that was a leg from a 19th century tripod.   Good fit and looks good.

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ALA-CAULK-2

Good + . . . . . $125.00

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Small Dog Head Saw Makers HammerSmall Dog Head Saw Makers Hammer  Marked 493 on one side.  Good faces.  Weighs just about 1 lb.   Nice!!

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SBRG-SAWH

Good . . . . . $60.00

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Small Dog Head Saw Makers HammerDog Head Saw Makers Hammer  Marked 1 1/2 on one side.  Good faces. Owner pin prick ID.  Weighs just about 1 1/2 lb.   Nice!!

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CYN-SAWHMR

Good +. . . . . $60.00

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Rosewood Handle Multi ToolRosewood Handle Multi Tool w/ 6 Tools  Most every outfit made them and marketed them as the do all, all you need drawer tool.  Some were nice and pretty substantial, some were pretty cheaply done.  This is one of the nicer ones.    Nice!!

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SBRG-THNDL

Good + . . . . . $40.00

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Osborne  Splitter's Patent Champion Lap Skiver and  Leather Splitting MachineOsborne 6" Splitter's Patent" Champion Lap Skiver and  Leather Splitting Machine   Some replaced screws, but solid with no cracks or damage.  Lots of life in the cutter.  The plier lock handle feature seems to slip, but i am not sure.  Nice!!

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SBRG-O-LTHR

Good . . . . . $195.00 

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Osborne & Other Saddle Makers Tools12 Osborne & 3 Other Saddle Makers Leather Tools   Everything shown as a lot.  Most are marked Osborne and have Rosewood handles.  The all wood burnisher is marked Osborne.  Just one vainer and the two pricks at the bottom are not.  Nice!!

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SBRG-O-LTHR

Good . . . . . $195.00 / Lot

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Lot of Misc. Leather Tools & CuttersLot of 7 Misc. Leather Tools & Cutters   Most of the standard cutters are Osborne.  Good overall condition.  Nice!!

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CYN-7LTHR

Good +. . . . . $40.00

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S. Osborne Saddle Makers Head / Round Knife - Leather ToolC. S. Osborne Saddle Makers Head / Round Knife - Leather Tool   Nice!!

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SBRG-OS-HDKN

Fine . . . . . $65.00

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2 Leatherworking Draw Gauge Cutters2 Leatherworking Draw Gauge Cutters   NOS unmarked - Nice!!

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AMN-DG-LTHR

Fine. . . . . $20.00 / Pair

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Patented Antique Cast Iron Tool / File HandlesPatented Antique Cast Iron Tool / File Handles   Handy & Nice!!

AMN-CITHR

Good . . . . . $20.00 / Choice

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