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Misc. Antique Tools



19th Century Antique Carpenters Tool Box19th Century Antique Carpenters Wooden Tool Box  This is a great carpenter's tool chest.  It is very well constructed, and in great condition.  It has three sliding trays.  Each tray has multiple dividers and additional sliding trays within the different trays or drawers.  You could send years filling this box with treasures. 

This box measures approx. 40" across the front.  It is dovetail construction.  It has rolling casters under it.  The two top panels on the lid are covered in leather.  A super antique tool chest that looks great in our living room, but even better in yours. 

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AMN-TOOL-BOX

Fine   . . . . . . $795.00

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19th Century Antique Carpenters Work Bench19th Century Antique Carpenters Work Bench  This carpenter's work bench is approx.. 6 1/2' long and 2' deep. It has working vices at both ends. The one on the left is 18" wide. On the right the vise wraps the corner. The base is original and mortise and tenon construction. The top lifts off to make moving it easier. The only apology is the missing rods to operate the vices.

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AMN-TOOL-BNCH

Fine   . . . . . . $1295.00

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Sargent & Co. 1894 Catalog Sargent & Co. 1894 Catalog  Good overall condition on the interior.  Some damage to the outer binding hinge (taped).  Super illustrations.  Sargent's main focus at this point was Hardware including door knobs, locks and associated hardware, more than tools and planes.   There are plenty of them as well as a full line of other tools and general line of household goods from the era.  Well over 1000 pages.    While the cover says 1894 there are added inserts and updates including a "new" price list for pics and hoes dated 1899.  A wealth of information and history.

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AMN-SARG-1894

Good  . . . . . $495.00

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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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Starrett # 131 Cast Iron Level Sights in BoxStarrett # 131 Cast Iron Level Sights in Box  Look like Stanley # 1 Level Sights for metal levels.  Marked Starrett on back.  You do not see these often.

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TX-LVLS-STAR131

Fine  . . . . . $60.00

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Nestor's Patent Clapboard GaugeNestor's Patent Clapboard Gauge  An unusual brass and mahogany clapboard gauge patented on Dec 31, 1867 by John Nester of Portland Oregon. Features include a clapboard marker, marking gauge, level; and a 12 inch rule. Minor tool-box dings.  Fully functional. Lightly cleaned.   Nice condition.

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TXS-NESTOR

Good + . . . . . $150.00

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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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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 + . . . . . $50.00

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

TX-HAND-CICO

Good + . . . . .  $24.00 / Each        Most SOLD!!

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Antique Hammer3 Small Antique Hammers Nice.

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TX-3HMRS

Good + . . . . . $10.00  Choice

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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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Antique Wrench3 Small Wrenches   On top is a tiny Alligator. In the middle is a very small Rolls Royce open end wrench.  Below is a marked small S open end.  Overall very nice condition.

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RNO-3TWRNCH

Good + . . . . . $40.00 / Lot

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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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If you have similar antique or collectible tools you want to sell please see our
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