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Antique Tool Newsletter No. 2323

February 18, 2020

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News from mjdtools.com World Headquarters

G reetings from Avoca, New York where Our Founder has just finished plowing tons of slush out of the parking lot before it goes to 20 degrees overnight and creates a moonscape of ice and stalagmites, the navigation of which would give Marilyn multiple opportunities to have a month or two off from work.

We have sent the Indianapolis catalogues to the printer, so we should be shipping more or less on time. We are moving our web site to a new server, so you may experience some delay in accessing mjdtools.com in the next couple of days, so please be patient.

Today is the final day for our Special Auction Rate at the Marriott East Hotel in Indianpolis, so we have added the information to our Photo Montage once again. We look forward to seeing you there.

Speaking of Photo Montages, today's begins with four tool chests that will be sold in Indianapolis. The first is a most interesting Odd Fellows themed chest from the Collection of the late Peter Wood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The box has a paneled oak exterior, mahogany tills and walnut inlay panels inside the top that are ornamented with carvings of items symbolic in the rites of the Order of Odd Fellows.

The second chest is a full scale model of the Hammacher, Schlemmer fold-away work bench, No. 100. This chest was made by the late George Mayhew of Albuquerque, New Mexico and was featured in the 1999 article on antique tool collecting in The Smithsonian magazine that also featured the collection of legendary collector and all-around great guy, Bill McDougall, which we sold in 2006 and 2007.

At the bottom of the page are a wall hanging oak Keen Kutter chest by the E.C. Simmons Hardware Company and on the right a tambour front chest by Stanley, No. 850.

If anyone is in the area and really likes to shovel snow, please feel free to come by the next time we have inclement weather, at least until Carl returns from aimless beachcombing in Florida.


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Today's Featured Tool Description

Contal, Camille/Paris, France : Unusual Pinion Drive Breast Drill. Perforated Gear Whee. Pat. May 27, 1924. Length: 16.50 Inches. An UNUSUAL PINION DRIVE BREAST DRILL as patented by Camille Contal of Paris, France on May 27, 1924. This most unusually mechanically configured drill has a perforated gear wheel that is designed to engage a pinion gear that will engage any of the four concentric rings of perforations to adjust the torque delivered by the drill. Not a bad drill to sit around, sipping wine, and congratulating oneself on his creativity; but most likely not the kind of thing you would want to use in a dusty cellar. This drill has been professionally restored and it appears nearly new. Voici une autre idée complexe rendu comique et impraticable par le poids de sa conception. Simplement un excellent outil antique. (FINE). This item was sold on October 24, 2015 for $130.00. jpg_file

Just Added to the Auctions

jpg_file Lot 725. A set of PATENT INTERCHANGEABLE HANDLE CHISELS by the Edwin Walker Tool Company, Erie, Pennsylvania. This set of eleven chisels is complete with the original straight and offset interchangeable handles, all in top condition in their original wooden box, which retains its full, original paper label. The concept of interchangeable handles was patented by Edwin Walker on February 8, 1887. All are in top condition, but one of the chisel handles is a likely later replacement. A magnificent set. Highly recommended. (FINE).(2,000.00 - 4,000.00) Length: 14 Inches.

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Featured Antique Tools for Sale
Ordering Information E-Mail Books for Sale Home
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 444: Dovetail T. & G. Plane. Length: 9.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 800.00-1,600.00)
  • Both Orig. Spurs
  • Four Orig. |cis |ob
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Assorted Gouges And Chisel. Length: 13.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • 1/4" |sn "Everlast"
  • Witherby, Buck
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of 13 Asst. Gouges And Chisels. Length: 10.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • All B'wood Hdls.
  • Marples, Howarth
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Coll. Of Six Cigar Box Hammers. Length: 8.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Little Yara, Wiedman
  • Lord Gloster
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 24: Comb. Try Square & Bevel. Length: 9.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Pat Apr. 5, 1864
  • 9" Blade Length
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Unmarked : Unmkd. Spec. Purp. Metal Cutting Tool. Length: 9.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 90.00-180.00)
  • Iron With Brass
  • Pan For Shavings
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Lowentraut Mfg. Co./Newark, Nj : "20th Century Combinatino Brace. Length: 12.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 150.00-300.00)
  • Pat. May 21, 1901
  • "20th Century"
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Two Extra Clean Mililtary Items. Length: 21.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Bayonet Mkd. 1906
  • U.S. 159978
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Utica Tools/Utica, N.Y. : "Add Power To Your Hands" Hdwe. Display. Length: 32.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 300.00-600.00)
  • Many Original Tools
  • Glass Front Oak Case
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Early Dental And Medical Tools. Length: 7.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 150.00-300.00)
  • Reflex Tools, Probes
  • Picks, Scalpel, Etc.
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level (Unmarked) : Three Spec. Purp. Rules. Length: 36.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • #48 1/2 Board Cane
  • ##44 |wn, 45 |wn
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Clean & Usabl Woodworking Tools. Length: 11.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • M.F. #77 |ro
  • |sn #66 |bt, #53
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Six Collectible Woodworking Tools. Length: 17.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • Four Square |ha
  • 4 Sq |cs
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Millers Falls Company : Three R'wood Hdl. Tool Handles. Length: 7.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • All Different Sizes
  • All Orig. Tools
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Three Brass Appt. Layout Tools. Length: 24.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • |sn #17 B'smith |bs
  • Chesterman |tm 100'
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Lufkin Rule Co., The/Saginaw, Mi. : Lot Of Original Box Machinists' Tools. Length: 13.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • #1611, 1812,1911 |mc
  • #125 Magnifier
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Starrett Co., L. S./ Athol, Mass. No. 197: 8" "Electrician's" Level. Length: 8.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Rare & Excellent
  • Solid Brass Body
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Three Unus. Form Plumb Bobs. Length: 7.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Bruening With Reel
  • 32 Oz. Surveyor
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Lufkin Rule Co., The/Saginaw, Mi. : Lot Of Original Box Machinists' Tools. Length: 8.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • #514 Depth |mc
  • #100 Magnetic Base H
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Unmarked : Classic Railroad Message Pickup Hoop. Length: 31.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • For Moving Train
  • Scarce & Excellent
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Two English Mkr. Fenced Plane. Length: 10.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • Brass Tipped Plow
  • R. Marples Sash Fill
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level (Unmarked) No. 99: Patent Rule Trammels. Length: 1.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 150.00-300.00)
  • Pat. June 14, 1887
  • Rare, Comp. & Exct.
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Assorted Layout Tools. Length: 24.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • Burrowes |lv
  • Screen |wp, Rule
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Unmarked : Classic Scottish Panel Plane. Length: 13.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 120.00-240.00)
  • Cast Iron Body
  • Ibboston |ci
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level : Lot Of Extra Clean Woodworking Tools. Length: 12.00 Inches. $124.50.
  • #610 |hd, #51 |ss
  • #102 Blk.,#18 |bv 10
jpg_file Crane Co./Chicago, Il No. 125: Massive Brass Body Steam Whistle. Length: 20.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 600.00-1,200.00)
  • With Orig. Lever
  • Early Acorn Finial
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Champion Dearment/Meadville, Pa : Unused Four Pound Driving Hammer. Length: 14.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • 90% Original Decal\
  • Orig. Hdw. Store Con
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Windsor Mfg. Co./ Windsor, Vt : Patent Scratch Beader. Length: 9.25 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 150.00-300.00)
  • Pat. Sep. 15, 1885
  • Dual R'wood Hdls.
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Millers Falls Company : Rare Millers Falls Employee Manual. Length: 11.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 100.00-200.00)
  • Alice Dzeima
  • Employee For 14 Yrs.
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Snap-On Tools Co./Kenosha, Wi. No. C-123: Full Set Of Snap-On Pin Punches. Length: 8.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Full Set Of 12
  • Some Are Tapered
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 77: Original Body & Cran For Dowel Machine. Length: 9.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Needs A Cutter
  • 98% Original Paint
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Tobacco Items Opportunity Lot. Length: 16.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Corncob Pipe Display
  • Tobacco Plug Tags
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Duke, T./Philadelphia : Extra Clean Hdld |c1 Molding Plane. Length: 14.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Quirk Ovolo With Bead
  • Superb Condition
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Six Saddler's Hammers. Length: 13.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • Strap & Iron Shaft
  • Oak & Ash Handles
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Ohio Tool Company/Columbus, O. No. 105: Solid Rosewood Plow Plane. Length: 9.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 350.00-750.00)
  • With Ivory Tips
  • Rosewood Arms & Nuts
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Millers Falls Company No. 67: Open Throat Router Plane. Length: 9.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • 1/4 & 1/2" |cis
  • New Cond., Orig. Box
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Bridge City Tool Co./Portland, Or No. MP-8: Precision Machine Protractor. Length: 8.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Lim. Edition 1998
  • New Cond., Orig. Box
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Assorted Gouges And Chisels. Length: 11.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Beech & Oak Hdls.
  • Taylor, Marples
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Extra Clean Layout Tools. Length: 10.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • |sn #30 Ang. |dv
  • #25 10" |bv
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Taylor Tenoning Mach. Co./Rockfor : Patent Tenon Cutting Machine. Length: 5.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Pat. May 9, 1911
  • For Chair Rungs, Etc
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 20, 2020 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Babson & Reppellier/Boston, Mass. : Mayo's Improved Plow Plane. Length: 11.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 400.00-800.00)
  • Pat. Aug. 13, 1867
  • 90% Original Paint
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 21, 2020 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
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