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Larry and Carole
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Hydraulic Ram Water PumpsCollection of Hydraulic Ram Water Pumps   You can stop looking for one, I got them all!  The back row are mostly complete but may need some restoration, mostly to the valves.  In front, on the left is a marriage of top and bottom that are not a good fit. The small one in the middle has no valve, and on the right is a hard to find Rife that needs its foot welded back on and has no valve system.  Out in front are some misc. valves and parts to help you along with the project.  Names include, Rife, Goulds, Billabong, Mansfield, Douglas, Humphries, and a few unmarked as far as I can see.  The price for all is around 100.00 each give or take.  I will break individual ones out of the mix for 350.00 each.

For the curious, as most who see them have no idea what they are looking at, Hydraulic Ram Pumps are a means to move water uphill for free.  You just need a water source with fall, like a creek, river, or the like.   In a water source with fall, you get one of these set up in, or next to that source, prime it, pressurize it, and then sit back and listen to it go click - clack as it almost magically pumps water uphill with no motors, electricity or other power needed.  I do not remember all the details, but it is something like for every foot of fall you get 10' of lift, and for every 10 gallons that pass through, one gallon ends up at the top of the hill where the sun is. 

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HWY-RAMS

ALL  . . . . . $150.00 - $250.00 each         SOME SOLD!!

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Vulcan #4 40 lb. Blacksmiths AnvilVulcan #4 40 lb. Blacksmiths Anvil   Nice overall condition.   One small chip.  Not all beat up.  A nice example!!

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SBRG-40-ANVIL

Good +  . . . . . . $250.00

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Boley Leinen Watchmakers Lathe w/ AccessoriesBoley Leinen Watchmakers Lathe w/ Accessories   Boley Leinen is a well known and respected German maker of watch makers tools, lathes, and accessories.  Their lathes are considered by many to be the Rolls Royce of Watchmakers Lathes.  This example is in virtually new unused condition.  The box seen is original and marked with the company name.  All of the additional pieces in the first pic are included and do not fit into the box, and do not have a box of their own.  I do not know the specific names of many of the pieces or their function.  We will let the pics tell that story. 

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DM-LATHE

Fine . . . . . $2495.00

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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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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   Bottom left SOLD

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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 . . . . . $40.00

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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 on the left, but this is about 50% smaller and lighter than typical full size mallet.  (See pic on right) Nice!!2 caulking mallets

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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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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 + . . . . . $30.00

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Ohio Rosewood Handle Multi Tool"Zenith" Rosewood Handle Multi Tool   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.  Most are unmarked.  This one is marked with the Zenith Tool Co. logo on the end of the cap and is one of the nicer ones.  Nice!!

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RNO-O-THNDL

Good + . . . . . $35.00

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Stanley #2 Excelsior Tool HandleStanley #2 Excelsior Tool Handle   The idea was patented in 1867 and that is cast into the body.  Not marked Stanley. Surface rust on cap.  7 tools.   Nice!!

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TX-STOOL-H

Good + . . . . . $35.00

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Jaques Patent Direct Read MicrometerJaques Patent Direct Read Micrometer   This unusual micrometer was made by the Central Tool Co, of Auburn RI.  Its claim to fame is the window where the hundredths and thousandths numbers come up automatically as you turn the thimble. The numbers do change, but i am not sure that it is calibrated or correct.   Jaques held several patents for machinist tools and micrometers.  See pic for dates.     Different & Nice!!

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RNO-O-MIC

Good + . . . . . $75.00

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Antique DividersDIVIDERS   The largest pair is 18" or so and primitive with no maker marks.  Several of the other 8 & 10 inch ones are Peck Stow & Wilcox.  The remaining of similar quality.  Nice!!

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RNO-DIVIDE-18             RNO-DIVIDE-1                RNO-DIVIDE-2                RNO-DIVIDE-3                 RNO-DIVIDE-4                 RNO-DIVIDE-5

18" - - - - - Good + . . . . . $35.00

8" & 10" - - - - - - - Good + . . . . . $15.00 Choice       Smallest on far R SOLD!!

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Saddle Maker / Cobbler Cast Iron Revolving Nail Cup marked American - S. M. & T. Co St. LouisSaddle Maker / Cobbler Cast Iron Revolving Nail Cup   The base is marked American - S. M. & T. Co St. Louis.  The base has a chip.   Nice!!

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ALA-LTHR-CUP

Good + . . . . . $75.00

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Millers Falls Hand Vise w/ ToolsMillers Falls Hand Vise w/ Tools This is unmarked, but appears to be by Millers Falls.  Nice condition with minor surface rust.  A number of tools are included.  Nice!! 

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TX-HAND-V

Good + . . . . .  $60.00 

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Cast Iron Cut - Out Tool or File HoldersCast Iron Cut - Out Tool Handles or File Holders   Nice!! 

TX-HAND-CICO

Good + . . . . .  $24.00 / Each

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Patented 1877 Disston Saw HandlesPatented 1877 Disston Saw Handles   These patented cast iron saw handles are great for in close jobs no other saw can get too.  Note how the blade can go all the way to the back of the handle.  A great idea.  The patent was granted to Disston and another fellow.   One odd ball variation - same price.

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TX-SHANDL

Good  . . . . . $10.00 / Choice           Top 4 SOLD!!

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Saddle Maker / Cobbler HammerSaddle Maker / Cobbler Hammer   These are usually by Osborne but I see no name.  There is a layer of rust, but it still looks pretty good. 

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MOA-HMR

Good  . . . . . $25.00

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Small Antique Hammers2 Small Antique Hammers  Nice.

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TX-2HMRS

Good + . . . . . $10.00  Choice

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W. W. Taylor Rosewood Handle Leather ToolW. W. Taylor Rosewood Handle Leather Tool  At least that is what I think it is.  A burnisher, or ?  The blade is not sharp and seems too dull to be a letter opener or something like that.   It has that Gomph or early Osbourne look and feel to it.  A nice example!!

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RNO-WW-T

Good + . . . . . $45.00 

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Blade-Aid Swivel Knife SharpenerBlade-Aid Swivel Knife Sharpener in Box  This guide is for use to help sharpen a swivel knife leather tool.

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TX-BLADE

Fine  . . . . . $12.00

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Universal Millwork 1920 Design Book No. 20Universal Millwork 1920 Design Book No. 20   This design book illustrates the Roberts Sash & Door Co line of products.  Many color cuts.  Lot of text to explain the details seen.  396 pages of great design & ideas.  Much of it has the Craftsman era look using Oak.      Nice!!

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SR-F-BOOK

Fine . . . . . $25.00

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Frictionless Metal Co. CollectionFrictionless Metal Co. Collection   The Frictionless Metal Co was based in Richmond VA and made Babbitt bearing metalFrictionless Metal Advertising for use in large machinery prior to widespread availability of ball bearings.

What I am offering here is a collection Frictionless Metal Co. pieces assembled over the years by a collector of levels.  One of the products Frictionless Metal Co put out were small decorated advertising levels produced for them by Starrett.  They are considered hard to find.  They are on the left below 2 examples of the product they made, Babbitt ingots.

Buying one level probably lead to the start of this collection which includes two Babbitt ingots, 2 of the levels,  2 blotters, numerous used letter envelopes with advertising graphics, a 1901 poster calendar, and the very rare good luck horseshoe advertising clock seen in the last pics.  The clock is not working.  Check all the pics. 

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TX-SHANDL

Good  . . . . . $495.00 / Lot

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