August 15, 2020 Tool Auction
SUMMER TOOL AUCTION
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2020 AT 9:00 A.M.
Preview Times – Friday, August 14 from 1:00 P.M. thru 5:00 P.M.
Sale to be held at the Horst Auction Center, 50 Durlach Rd., Ephrata, PA 17522
(The corner of Rt. 322 & Durlach Rd., approx. 2 ½ miles west of Ephrata)
Catalogues are available by sending $4 to Horst Auction Center, 50 Durlach Rd., Ephrata, PA 17522
or may be picked up at Horst Auction Center for $2.
Catalog listing along with photos are available on our website www.horstauction.com
Tools – 250 Lots of Antique Tools – In Main Auction Hall
Edge Tools: Goosewing, “Slipper”; Continental, side & squaring Broad, & felling axes, Posthole mortise axes; Froes; Hand axes ; Hatchets & Adze, Marquetry inlay knives; firmer, bench, carving & other chisels; Drawknives; “Coe’s Patent” adjustable shave Wooden Molding Planes –Simple & complex wooden molding planes (some made in Pa.); “Old Woman’s Tooth” router; transitional bench planes; Metal Planes: Stanley: Bedrock: #605 jack; #607-C jointer; Bailey #3-#8 bench planes; #12 & #112 adjustable scrapers; #55 combination #66 hand beader; #171 butt hinge router; “Blue Grass” 14” bench plane; Infill chariot block plane; Carriage maker’s router; Brass instrument maker’s shaves; Measuring devices: Wooden & metal marking gauges; 1993, Bridge City Ltd. brass cased wooden level; Wooden& iron frame levels; calipers & dividers; E.S. & Co. patented slide-by rule; Lufkin log rule; Brass & iron plumb bobs; Surveyor’s chain; 1885, pocket compass; Folding scrivener’s rule; Trammel points; Wrought iron wheel traveler; Hammers: framer’s & carpenter’s claw hammers; Upholsterer’s hammer; European planishing hammer; Saws: Novell-Shapleigh reversible backsaw; Atkins flooring saw; Bucksaw; Dovetail & assorted backsaws; Drilling tool: Busby Patent hand drill; Shipwright’s bit-stock brace; T-handle augers; spoon bit augers; Primitives: 17th century sword hanger; Keen Kutter oak tool cabinet; Clock maker’s bench vise; Lettering punches; F.B.S., Canton, Oh. 4pc. brass & iron utensil set; Wynn, cheese block “Thief”/ core tester; Aiken’s Patent leather splitter & leatherworking tools; Roof thatching tools; basket maker’s draw-plates; Conestoga wagon brake shoe; Horse collar bell set; Conestoga wagon hardware; Flax working seed rippers & hatchels; Pit-saw model; Wrought iron ornamental hardware; Wrought iron pistol ball extractor; Books: Antique tool references & tool catalogs
Garage Area: starts at 12:00 noon – Antique tool parts, user tools & repair projects: Economy hit & miss engine; blacksmith tongs; etc.
* Note – Due to the Covid-19 crisis there is fewer lots than normal for this auction. The tool sale has been combined with an antique book sale on the same date which will start following the sale of antique tools. These books include blacksmith & tinsmith ledgers that may be of interest to tool collectors.
*Note: This is just a partial listing of items for these sales. See our website for a more complete listing & photos.
Accepted Payments: Cash or PA Check. Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Debit Card with 3% Fee. No
12 – Stanley Bailey bench jack planes: #5 ˝-C “heavy frame” jack, post WWII, Vg; #5 jack w/ maroon paint, G-G+
2Stanley Bailey #6 bench fore plane, post WWII w/ black handle & knob, Vg; & E.C. Stearns & Co. angle gauge, G+
73 – Stanley edge tools: #71 ˝ router w/ nickel plated frame, G; #122 transitional block w/ “Liberty Bell” cap, G-G+; #135 handled transitional block, G
102 – Stanley Bailey planes: #6-C bench fore plane w/ Teflon adjuster knob, G+; 14” transitional handled block w/ blade adjustment lever & “Liberty Bell” cap, refinished sole (toe mark removed)
132 – Tools: Busby Patent, Newark, NJ. hand drill, G+; A.A. Wood & Son Co., adjustable hollow auger, Vg
154 – Various levels: 3 – Stanley metal levels: #237-12” aluminum, Vg; #37-6” Vg; #36-G- 12”, G+; E. Preston & Sons, 7” wooden level, cut-down wood
16Tray lot assorted measuring devices: 2 – small steel framing squares: Fulton BL; Thomas Douglass, New York; 2 – steel “zig-zag” rules: Starrett #451-3ft, G+; Lufkin #1174-4ft. G; 5 – assorted aluminum “zig-zag” rules, G-G+
173 – Various tools: A.M. Co., #1 small bench vise, pat. 11-14-1879, G+; E.C. Stearns, adjustable hollow auger, Vg; unsigned spoke pointer, auger
183 – Disston & Sons, handsaws: #D23-5 ˝ pt., marked “Defective”; w/ aluminum handle, G; “Lightweight” #D111-5 ˝ pt. w/ plastic handle, Vg
19Tray lot 4 – assorted tools: 2 – early clock maker’s bench vises w/ shielded threads, F (1 – missing bench clamp); Crossley (?), Phila. millstone pick, F; C. Nickum (Charles Nickum, Bethlehem Twp, Northampton Co., census record 1860), stone dresser’s brush hammer head, G+
217 – Assorted tools: small prospecting pick, G+; 12oz. rivet hammer, F+; Estwing pick mason’s pick-hammer, G; 4 – claw hammer: Stanley: 24oz. framers w/ octagon poll, G+; 16oz. round poll claw w/ V-strike, G+; unsigned 12oz. straight claw, G; Butterfield 12oz. square poll claw, F
227 – Assorted wooden simple molding planes, G. (look for cuts yourself). Makers include: Howland & Co; Union Factory, H. Chapin; F. Dalliker; Sandusky Tool Co.; unsigned
236 – Assorted measuring devices: unsigned hand wrought, 9 ˝” winged divider/compass, G+; 6 ˝” hand wrought outside caliper, G; 5 ˝” stiff-joint divider/compass, G; Asian micrometer, G; 2 – various try-squares, G
262 – Drawknives: Stanley #66 universal hand beader w/ blades & fences, Vg; wooden round heel shave w/ brass throat plate, G.
275 – Assorted tools: L. & I.J. White, 10” cooper’s head shave, G; Wheelwright’s 4 ˝” spoke shave, hand wrought, G; hand wrought brace/screwdriver, F-G; 2 – early key-hole saws, G
286 – Assorted wooden molding planes, G-G+: unsigned dovetail plane w/ brass plated nose; 5 – assorted hollow or round planes: Auburn Tool Co. two-iron nosing plane; J. Dennison; B. Heinbach; C.S. See; etc
292 – Matched pairs, wooden handled panel T&G “match planes”, G-G+: John Bell, Phila; M. Long (Mathias Long, mid-19th century working in Reading, Pa.)
314 – Assorted hammers: 2 – upholsterer’s claw hammers w/ steel braced handles, G+ (1 – C.S. Osborne); Plumb “Anchor Brand” 6oz. square-poll claw, G; unsigned 6oz. rivet, G+
333 – Various brace-back saws: Bringhurst & Co., Phila. “meat-packer’s” saw, G+; Edison Steel Works, hack saw, G; 12” hand wrought frame back, hack saw, G
343 – Various handsaws: Simonds Saw Co. #62-24 ˝”-8pt., G+; Worthington Co. 20” w/ metal braced handle, G; Park City 26”-4 ˝ pt., G
364pc. Brass & iron utensil set, marked F.B.S., Canton, OH, w/ pat. dated 1-26-1886, hook top handles. Set includes: lg. brass ladle; lg. skimmer ladle; sm. skimmer ladle; two-prong fork, Vg
373 – Various unmatched tools: E.S. & Co., pat. 10-24-1876, slide-by 4ft. wooden rule, G+; unsigned hand wrought spatula, G+; Chatillon “Inst.-T.” 30lb. cylinder-spring scales, Vg
384 – Various T-hand augers: 2 – patented multi-use handles: Millers Falls #2, Vg; other unsigned single-screw, G; 2 – hand wrought twist-bit, Vg. (1- Tazewell #3)
405 – Assorted wooden molding planes: A.L. Rapplee, Dundee, NY. raise handled block, G; 2 – handless block planes: D. Colton, Phila., Vg; signed (?) G; unsigned rabbet, G; H.P., dated 1848, round, G+-Vg
412 – Wooden joinery planes: B. Sheneman & Bro., Phila. #733 handled screw arm panel tongue plane, G+-Vg; Hoey & Taber, N. York (1836-40, 3-star rarity) handled panel grooving plane, G-G+
425 – Assorted wooden complex molding planes, G-Vg. (look at cuts for yourself). Makers include: Auburn Tool Co; J.B. Gibb, New York; Sawheag Works, Wallingford, CT.; unsigned
43Tray lot assorted tools: Iver Johnson, 5” bicycle wrench; 2 – brass plumb bobs, G-Vg+; oyster knife; Ault, 8” stiff-joint divider; 6” winged divider/compass; bone handled saw/knife; hand wrought drift pin, G
4411 – Assorted wooden hollow or round molding plane, G-Vg. Makers include: J.W. Gibbs; Union Factory, H. Chapin; Auburn Tool Co.; B. Wolff, Pittsburgh; S. Powell; etc.
457 – Assorted wooden molding planes: Union Factory, Chapin-Stephens, two-iron nosing plane, Vg; E.J. Price, lamb’s tongue, Vg; unsigned, coping (?) plane, Vg; D.S.B. side bead, G+-Vg; etc.
4610 – Assorted wooden bead & hollow planes, G-Vg. Makers include: E. Reager; C. Nurse; P. Probasco; E. Baldwin; R.A. Parrish; Goldsmith; etc.
474 – Assorted early wooden molding planes: D.B. belection molding plane, Vg; S.W. torus bead w/ bone filet strip, Vg; S.W. astragal bead, Vg; I.M. Dub, quarter round, Vg.
488 – Assorted simple wooden molding planes, F-G+ (look at molding cuts yourself) Makers: M.B.; E.B.; M.W.; P.B.; J.E.G.; M.P.; A.W. Mack; H. Ostrander
494 – Assorted wooden joinery planes: G.W. Popple, halving plane, Vg; Harris & Sheperd, Little Falls, coping plane; Cox, halving plane, G+; L. Kenney, Albany, tongue plane, G
50Early American (?) goosewing axe w/ 11 ˝” edge, high set handle w/ rounded tapered socket, and multiple embossed initial strikes (believed to be K.I.H) along chip deflecting weld. The axe has modern fitted handle, G.
51Relic, left hand Goosewing axe w/ 10 ˝” edge, maker’s initial “D” strike, and “moon & star” accents to upper edge of beard. The axe has tapered edge socket w/ hardened steel added to butt
52Relic, left hand Goosewing axe w/ 11” edge, off-set tapered handle socket, raised weld & hardened edg on Butt. Axe has two unknown tool strikes, heavy pitting
53Relic, left hand “Goosewing” axe w/ 13 ˝” edge, tapered socket w/ hardened steel butt; 3 – unknown embossed initial strike, “ Moon & star” decorative tool strikes on back edge of beard, raised chip deflector weld, heavy pitting (poor replaced handle)
543 – European continental axe heads: unusual upper bit mortise axe w/ heavy long wedge shaped socket & two-raised chip-guards, unknown embossed tool strike, G; flared side axe w/ French (?) tool makers strike & “Moon & Star” strikes, G; small flared hewing hatchet w/ “Moon & star” strikes
558 – Assorted wooden round or hollow molding planes, G-Vg. Makers include: 6 - E.W. Carpenter, Lancaster; 2 – unsigned
565 – Various wooden planes: “Woman’s Tooth” router, marked W.D. Dando, G; unsigned 5 ˝” horned block, G; Israel White, Phila. compass/circular block, owner marked F. Henderson, G; E.W. Carpenter, Lancaster, 7” block, F-G; unsigned 5 ˝” block plane, G
572 - Wooden screw arm planes, G-G+: E.W. Carpenter, Lancaster, sash molding plane w/ boxwood fillet strips. The planes stop nuts are replacements, Israel White, Phila. plow plane, glue repairs to rear thread. Both planes have multiple owner strikes
583 –Bench planes: Stanley Bailey: #105 jack, pressed-steel w/ “Liberty Bell” screw cap, cracked handle, G; #104 smooth, pressed-steel w/ brass cast “Liberty Bell” screw cap, G+; Sargent & Co. #3411 transitional handled block, G
594 – Various wooden molding planes: M.A. Emond, 3” handled ogee, G+; dado plane w/ brass adjustable sole mounted fence, F; E.W. Carpenter, side round, P-F; J.F. Bauder, Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa. rabbet, G.
603 – Wooden marking gauges: E.W. Carpenter, Lancaster w/ tradition molded stop screw & calibrated rail, G; unsigned two-arm mortise gauge w/ wooden stop screws, Vg; Stanley #71 two-arm mortise gauge, Vg
61Tray lot assorted tools: Bridgeport Hardware Mfg. rosewood tool handle w/ tools, G+; E. Britton, tool holder, missing tools; 5 – assorted socket handle firmer chisels (2 – corner chisels); assorted letter punches
62Tray lot assorted measuring devices: Stanley: #93 butt marking gauge; #95 ˝ butt marking gauge; #91 bit gauge; 3 – small pocket tape measures; Starrett #569 micrometer; etc.
63Stanley Bailey “150 years Anniversary” restored transitional #27 jack plane w/ brass tag ltd. #0585 of 2000. Plane in anniversary box
652 – Stanley planes: Bailey #4 jack, in original box, G+-Vg; #192 improved rabbet plane w/ pat. dated iron, missing knick-blade, Vg
69 3 – Various handsaws: “Enterprise” 25 ľ” combination square/hand saw, G; “Combination Saw” #2-26” straight edge/saw, G; “Quaker Saw Company” 26” sway back, G+
712 – Tools w/ wooden tool boxes: Mound #2 hollow ground scraping tool set in slide-lid box, G+; Shapleigh Hardware “DEX2” 18” metal adjustable level, G
72Box lot assorted leatherworking tools: Aiken’s Patent adjustable leather splitting tool w/ round iron mounted pillar/posts, G+; Meriden Cutlery Co., pat. 6-20-1870, off-set serrated edge knife, G+; 4 – various stitch-marking wheels; Comph. snake’s head marking tool; etc.
732 – Wooden bit-stock braces: 1st shipwright’s brace w/ spring-steel chuck, shell bit stock, & boxwood knurl, Vg; 2nd carpenter’s brace w/ 2 – wooden wedge center-bit stocks, & turned knurl knob, G
744 – Wooden molding planes: re-worked ogee molding block plane, G+; 2 – handled tongue planes, G; E.W. Carpenter, Lancaster, altered cut to center V-groove, G+
75Tray lot assorted drilling devices: 2 – German ball braces w/ thumb-screw chucks, G; assembled set of 11 – graduated center auger bits, G+
763 – Various wooden tools: homemade steam-bent Yoke-type compass/divider w/ bullet casing tipped arms, G-Vg; Auburn Tool Co. two-iron nosing plane, F+-G; Ohio Tool Co., nosing plane, G-G+
77Tray 7 – various edge tools: Stanley: #80 box scraper, G-Vg; #118 pressed-steel low-angle block, Vg+; #101-P pressed steel block, G; 4 – assorted iron block planes, F+-G
786 – Assorted wooden complex & & simple molding planes, G-Vg. Makers include: J. Lovell; J. M’Master & Co.; A. Newell; Hills; etc.
82Lg. unsigned, side broad axe w/ 13 Ľ” edge, arched shoulder, & upper &lower lugs, restored Vg.. Owner tagged “Buzzard Wing”
842 – Edge tools: Winchester trade mark, felling axe, G+-Vg; B&O RR (Baltimore & Ohio Railroad) square poll carpenter’s adze, F-G (pitting)
85Drainage tile layer’s “Mule spade”. Open face deep trenching shove w/ 3-tine open face “Fork” top. G+
87Lg. Kent style broad squaring axe w/ 10” edge, 6” blade depth to handle eye, narrow set upper & lower lugs, flared weighted butt, G+
89J. Beatty & Son, Chester, left side lopping axe w/ upper & lower lugs. The axe has 1 ˝” extended butt, some pitting, G+
902 – Early un-signed hand wrought axes: relic, shipwright’s axe w/ narrow eye, 7 ˝” from edge to eye & 1 ˝” square pinning poll, extensive pitting, P-F; broad squaring axe w/ 9 ˝” edge, heavy hardened butt, upper & lower lugs, G
91European “Gaul-wing” or “slipper” left edge side axe w/ round tapered socket eye, extensive tool strike decoration. The blade is ľ rear-mounted to handle w/ 10”: extended beyond socket tip, G-Vg
922 – Brass capped 30” wooden levels: Keen Kutter #KK-3 cherry wood, Vg; Stanley #25 mahogany adjustable, G+
942 – Stanley measuring devices: #36-24” iron level, G-G+; #38 three-foot adjustable plateau level-stand, G+
952 – Stanley wooden levels: “sweetheart” #93-28” brass bound mahogany level, G+; R&L #50-26” brass capped 3-ply adjustable, G+
966 – Assorted small levels: Stanley: #104-12”, G; #206 rosewood torpedo, G+; Rockley –Abbey #1621-8” pocket level, g; Elliott-Lucas, 8 ľ”mahogany torpedo level, Vg; etc.
975 – Assorted measuring devices (most Stanley): #88 clapboard siding marker, Vg; #89 clapboard siding gauge, G; pr. brass & iron trammel points w/ 3” steel points, G; “Defiance” #1260-6ft. tape measure, G; Baldwin “Presto” 6ft tape measure, G
983 – Various tools: H. Chapin, Union Factory, boxwood brass faced mortise gauge, Vg; pr. of small brass & steel tipped trammel points, Vg; unknown maker, rosewood handle multi-tool handle, G
99Tray lot assorted measuring devices: 1993, Bridge City “Signature Series” #BL-9” brass cased rosewood level, Vg in original box; 8oz. plumb bob, G+; French, partial drafting tool set in veneer wood case, G
1003 – Braces, G-G+: Merit 10” ratchet brace w/ aluminum knurl; Osgood patent, F; Stanley #1201A -12”, G+
103Late, Stanley #55 combination molding plane w/ brass painted parts. The frame & fences appear complete, but has sprayed on brass paint (that possibly hides damage?)
1042 – Stanley edge tools: #171 door trim/ butt hinge router, G+-Vg; #79 two-way edge rabbet, parts missing
1054 – Assorted drilling devices: Craftsman push drill, in original box, Vg; Craftsman #107.1, hand drill, F+; Stanley Handyman #H1253A ratchet brace, G+; unknown maker, patent 1886, ratchet brace, G
1062 – Infill planes: 3 3/8” “chariot” block plane w/ rosewood wedge. The plane has removable toe plate, G+; A. Mathieson & Son, 7 Ľ” handled block plane w/ mahogany wood infill, G.-G+
1073 – Bench planes: Stanley Gage: #G3-C, rosewood handle & knob, G+; #6, repainted deck, G; Sargent #714, G-G+
1083 – Edge tools: E.C. Stearns & Co., “Coe’s Patent” pat. 3-27-1900, adjustable shave, Vg; Sargent #73 small router, missing parts; Stearns raise handle spoke shave, G
1113 – Stanley bench planes: Bedrock #605 jack, repaired handle & knob, G; Bailey: #6-C fore, V-strike, cracked handle, G; “sweetheart” #3-C jack, cracked handle, G
1124 – Assorted bench planes: Crescent Mfg. 13 ˝”-C jack, G+; Sargent #414 jack, G (repainted); Siegley #5-C, G+; Eclipse 8 ľ” smooth jack, G+
11312 – Assorted wooden molding plane, G-Vg. Cuts include: rabbet, side bead; nosing; tongue; etc. Makers include: Young & M’Master; F. Chaffey; Howland & Co.; J. Kendall; etc.
1145 – Assorted bead molding planes, F-G+: Greenfield Tool Co. 1 Ľ” nosing plane; 4 – side beads: Ohio Tool Co.; Greenfield Tool Co.; Parker, Hubbard & Co
1165 – Assorted tools: Estwing 24oz. framer’s claw hammer w/ “Hammer-tooth” handle, E; aluminum “Four-edge” 9 ˝” plane; 3 – Stanley “Handyman” hand drills, G-Vg
1174 – Various tools: unknown maker, 14oz. steel tipped brass plum bob, Vg; Dural-Eagle #618 clamp-n-saw, Vg; Jackson, 12” backsaw, G+; Sargent adjustable scraper, G+
1212 – Tools: Disston & Sons, pat. 11-2-1909, 20” handsaw w/ multi-use handle, Vg; E.C. Stearns & Co., #500, bench mounted saw vise, Vg
1222 – Handsaws: E.C. Atkins, flooring saw, G+; John Spear, 18” backsaw, owner’s initials carved on handle, G
123Keen Kutter oak two-door tool cabinet w/ dark walnut stain, brass tags on doors, interior drawer w/ brass tag, interior has decals & tool hanger hooks, G+
126J.B. Stohler, (John B. Stohler, working Scheafferstown, late 19th century) upper bit posthole mortise axe w/ lower lug, Vg
1282 – Cooper’s edge tools: T.R. Barnett, Phila. cooper’s adze w/ oval socket eye, Vg; unsigned, 4” chamfer knife, G-Vg
1303 – Various tools: Osborne Tool Co. pistol grip leather slitting gauge, missing blade, G; 2 – broom maker’s hackle/rakes (various tooth sizes)
1314 – Various hammers: Beryl Co., beryllium “anti-spark” 16oz. claw hammer, G+; unsigned, saw-dressing hammer; 2 –claw hammers: Ward’s “Master Quality”, 16oz., G-Vg; signed, 13oz. claw, G+
1324 – Claw hammers: Philadelphia Tool Co., bell poll, G; Sharpleigh’s round poll; G; Lakeside round poll, Vg; etc.
1334 – Various tools: small 10lb. bench top anvil, G-G+; “York Fair” 1974, cast aluminum small paper weight, Vg; small cast brass paper weight, G-Vg; Green Mengel, 2002, cast brass swage block, 3 1/8” X 3 1/8” X 1”
1363 – Edge tools: Stanley (?) (Murray Patent) reversible double-edge shave, G; Ogontz Tool Co. #3 wooden block plane, Vg; Keen Kutter, 9” transitional handled block, G (cracked handle)
137Tray lot assorted tools: L.L. Davis, pat. 9-17-1867, adjustable iron level w/ ornate lattice cast frame, G (some rail damage); 2 – partial drafting sets. G-G+; whetstone in coffin topped wooden case, G; long shaft screwdriver, G
1402 – Stanley Bailey bench planes: #6 fore bench plane w/ rosewood handle & replacement knob, G+; R&L #122 transitional block plane w/ “Liberty Bell” cap, inlaid steel throat plate, Vg
1414 – Assorted bench planes, G-Vg: V-B #905-C, jack (hole in tail); Challenger 8 ľ” jack; Craftsman #187.37…, jack; Sargent #408 jack
1424 – Assorted planes: Union Mfg., New Britain, CT. 9” jack, G+; “No Name” #4 smooth jack, replaced handle, Vg; Stanley #H1248 block, Vg; Stanley #110 w/ maroon paint & chrome plated cap, Vg
1444 – Various planes: V-B #903 smooth jack, G-G+; Stanley Bailey #4 smooth jack, G+-Vg; Stanley #110 block, G-G+; Stanley #9 Ľ block, G+
146Early American wrought iron “goosewing” axe w/ 9 3/8” edge, chamfered tapered socket handle. The axes “beard” has accented rounded corner, crack to weld at socket shaft & replaced handle
147Lg. “Kent” style side broad axe w/ arched shoulders, upper & lower lugs, flared butt. Axe has early off-set hickory handle, Vg
148Beatty & Son, Chester, right hand side broad axe w/ 12 Ľ” edge, upper & lower lugs, modern replaced off-set handle, G+
149J. Beatty (John Beatty, 1830-1866) lg. broad squaring axe w/ 12” edge, extended butt, upper & lower lugs. The axe has thick 2 ľ” wide laid hardened steel edge, G-Vg
150Unsigned, left hand side broad axe, G-G+. The axe has shallow arched shoulders, 11” edge & modern off-set handle
1522 - Axes: unsigned, forest firefighter axe w/ adze tail, Vg; hand wrought double-bit felling axe, G+
1538 – Assorted wooden side bead or side-round molding planes, G-Vg. Makers include: Warner & Driggs, Phoenix Factory; Athin & Son; Union Factory, Chapin-Stephens; W.F. Dominick & Co.; Casey Kitchel & Co.; J.P. Millener & Co.
15410 – Assorted wooden hollow & round molding planes, G-Vg. Makers include: Kimberly; Moseley & Son; R. Barnes; Auburn Tool Co.; etc.
1557 – Assorted wooden tongue or grooving joinery planes, G-G+. Makers include: F.M. Clark; Reed, Utica; J & L. Dennison; W. Dirr, York
15611 – Assorted wooden hollow or round molding planes, G-Vg. Makers include: Denison & Co; J.T. Loomis; Taber Plane Co.; L. Case; Sims, London; etc.
157Tray lot 2 – wooden planes & knives: F. Willis (?) ovolo w/ bevel molding plane, G+; Auburn Tool Co., handled screw arm plow plane, some damage G; partial set of blades for C.G, Miller patented plane
158Unsigned, hand wrought left hand side broad axe w/ unusual square eye/socket, 12 ˝” edge, modern replacement handle, G-G+
159Beatty & Son, Chester, “Guildford” style axe w/ 8 ľ” edge, 5 ˝” blade depth to socket, upper & lower lugs, G+
163Unsigned, left hand side broad axe w/ 12” edge, off-set handle, thick flared butt, upper & lower lugs, poor edge
164Unsigned, wrought iron right hand side broad axe w/ raise center “wedge” blade, 12” edge, off-set handle, pitting, G
1662 – Wooden levels: Sargent & Co. #494-24” adjustable level, G+; Stratton Bros. 30” mahogany level w/ brass corners & brass shielded side-view, G-G+
1672 – Measuring devices: Lufkin Rule Co. 6-tier flexible log rule w/ brass foot, G; Stanley “sweetheart” #1093-24, brass bound mahogany level, G.
1682 – Iron levels: Davis Patent #9-19” open cast level, probably cut down 24” frame, F; Stanley #36G-18”, G.
1715 – Various tools: 2 – combination cleaver/tenderizer mallets, Vg; 2 – combination meat tenderizer/ice tools; small neoprene faced brass mallet
1723 – Drawknives: C.E. Jennings, 8” carpenter’s, repaired handle, G+; Greenlee, 8” carpenter’s, missing cap from handle, G+; unsigned, 9” sag back, G.
1735 – Assorted wooden molding planes, G-Vg: Goldberg, France, rabbet plane, Vg; unsigned, side bead, G+; 3 – various “Snipe-bill” planes: T. Pentold; H. Noyes & I. Lack; R. Nelson, London
1749 – Assorted wooden hollow & round molding planes, G-G+. Makers include: Varvill & Son, York; Moseley & Son; Madox; H.L. James, Williamsburg, Mass; Griffiths, Norwich; E. Preston & Sons
177American Axe, Glassport, Pa., left hand side axe w/ 11 1/8” edge, upper & lower lugs, 1” thick butt, modern off-set handle, G+-Vg
178Unsigned, right hand side broad axe w/ 13” edge, upper & lower lugs, 1 Ľ” flared butt. Axe has well fitted modern off-set handle, heavy pitting, G.
179Unsigned, hand wrought mast maker’s side/blocking axe w/ 9 Ľ” edge, 7” blade from edge to eye socket. The axe has modern replaced handle, F-G
1802 – Timber trade tools: relic, side broad axe, signed Stewart (?), Lewistown, heavy pitting P-F; rafting pike poll, G+
181Group of Stanley tools w/ original boxes or sleeve: #95G butt gauge, Vg; #49 bit gauge, Vg; #59 bit gauge, Vg; set of 4 – Handyman #H1252 wood chisels, G-Vg
182Tray lot of brace & bits, G-G+: B.H. & M. Co. #478 ratchet brace, G+; Millers Falls #33 ratchet brace, G+; 7 – Ľ” Irwin screwdriver bits w/ original box, Vg
186A. Mathieson & Son, Glasgow, 22” handled wooden bench jointer w/ iron button, owner marked John Taylor, G-Vg (handle re-worked to hide damage)
1873 – Wooden handled bench jointers, G-G+: D. Leary (unknown), 22” cracked cheek; Greenfield Tool Co. 16”; W. Hields, Nottingham, 14 ˝” field raising plane parts
1883 – Various wooden planes: Union Factory, H. Chapin, #160-16” bridge builder’s jack rabbet w/ skew set iron, chipped ear on tote; Auburn tool Co., 14” jack rabbet, missing knick blades; homemade oak center bead plane, G
1892 – Iron bench planes w/ original box: Sears Craftsman #37064-9 ˝” jack, Vg; Sargent #1409-9 ľ, G+
1902 – Tools: Hirsch Brand, West Germany, 10” brass back dovetail saw w/ round grip, Vg+; wooden slide arm plow, refinished (maker unknown), missing wedge & irons
1915 – Various tool references: H.B. Down on the Farm, S. Holbrook; S.B.: Collecting Farm Antiques, L. Hothem; 2 – B. Jones books: The Practical Woodworker; The Complete Woodworker; Mid-West re-print, Wood Working, P. Hasluck
1963 – Stanley “Defiance” bench planes: #1204 jack w/ gray paint & black handle, Vg; 9” jack w/ black paint & red handled, Vg; 14” fore plane, F+-G
1983 – Edge tools: Stanley Bailey: #3 bench smooth jack, G-G+; #4 bench smooth jack, late era w/ block handles, Vg+; Stanley R&L adjustable box scraper, G
199Tray lot assorted tools: North Bros. “Yankee” #1555 breast drill, Vg; A.H. Reid, Phila., pat. 12-12-1882, spiral operated screwdriver, Vg; Stanley “Handyman” #H1306 set of 6 – auger bits w/ sleeve & box, Vg
2003 – Assorted tools, G: Union, “Whitcher” #4, shoe maker’s combination tool; spoke shave, missing iron; “no name” 9” jack plane
202“Folk Art” Farrier’s wrought iron picture stand. Unusual design w/ rivet fastened parts including: 3 – horse shoes w/ mounted square caulks; blacksmith’s hammer; anvil; & fold out horse hoof stand. Unknown age, but neat piece of folk art.
203European, left hand 14” “Goosewing” axe w/ off-set oak handle, signed S.B. & crown strike. The “Goosewing” has tapered socket w/ deflector raised weld, surface pitting, G-G+.
204Unsigned, hand wrought butcher’s splitting cleaver, 10 ˝” w/ through hickory bolt mounted handle, G
2052 – Tools: Wooden bit-stock brace w/ 2 bits (1-stock), spring operated chuck. The brace has hardwood knurl, scratch carved decoration. It is later carved on chuck head B.E. & dated 1880; Rosewood & brass mortise gauge w/ brass inset shield & iron step-screw, G
206Tray lot early hand wrought “Snail/gimlet” twist bit augers. All have T-handles, small to large sizes, F-G+
2072 – European, roof thatching combination tools. Both are handled wash board slotted “Leggers/thatch dressing trowels, both have wrought iron curved spikes extending upward from handle. (1 – straight & 1 – curved)
2082 – Specialty tools: fancy wrought iron handled carriage maker’s router w/ wooden grips & tombstone arch large thumbscrew, G+. It has center molded accent; Iron frame bone/hack saw w/ hardwood pistol grip handle & decorative center bead mold back. The saw has clover/key tension screw, F
2094 – Wrought iron tools: 8 ˝” splitting froe w/ round eye (no handle), G; 2 – blacksmith’s twisting bars (1 – socket); 9-tine bench mount flax seed ripper w/ diamond set tines & clip bench mount, F-G
2104 – Various wrought iron basket maker’s draw-plates for making Pa. “wicker-rod” baskets. They all clip mounted to bench w/ draw-plated heads that conical shield above holes, G: 3-hole; 5-hole; 6-hole; 16-hole
211European, 1 3/8” wide, mortising/chisel axe, marked I.L.U. #40, G-Vg. The axe has 5” socket w/ arch top & flat butt
212Hand wrought 14-tine flax seed ripper w/ tool decorated bar & wrap-over end tines. The piece is embossed signed G.R.. The tool decoration has 8-point stars & undulating line. The tines are diamond edge set.
2145 – Various Continental/European marquetry inlay maker’s knives w/ short blades & long rounded grip handles, F-Vg. All possibly mid-1700 or earlier. This form knives were replaced w/ invention of scroll/fret saws
215European, metric iron bar caliper w/ wooden turned handle & sliding arm w/out stop screw, marked 6 meter, 20 degree C.
217Hand wrought carpet layer’s adjustable stretcher w/ 2 – 2 Ľ” pad heads that have sharp teeth to grip edge of carpet mounted to one side ready-bolt & other adjustable bar/rail, Vg.
218Hand wrought 13-tine flax seed ripper/rake, embossed signed M.R. in shield shaped punch. It has heavy drive-in clip based rail & tapered diamond set tines. It is owner initialed I.H.
2193 – Brass cased tools: Stanley, London, (marked 1885??) Pocket compass. The compass has white vegetable ivory dial w/ black print, and lid engraved w/ Robert Frost poem “A road not taken”; early 6ft. cloth tape measure w/ small crank, G-G+; traveler’s “pocket” cork screw tool set, G
220Tray lot decorative models & accessories: black stained pit sawing stand model w/ rabbet & nail mounted spayed leg frame, Vg; later era cider press model w/ screw operated beam press. It has press vat on frame, turned oak barrels; concrete or stone base under wooden turn screw. Some parts are loose & need glued, G; 2 – late cast brass horse head mounts
221Hand wrought 14-tine flax seed ripper/rake w/ tapered diamond set tines set into heavy bench clip iron frame.
222Tray lot 5 – assorted pieces hand wrought Conestoga wagon hardware: 2 – “King” pin plates (1 – dovetailed accent ends); Heavy rough lock chain; double-braided chain w/ ring & oval loop ends; primitive wagon tongue “Hound” band
223Late era, heavy wrought “Conestoga” sliding wheel break shoe w/ attached chain rough lock. The shoe leather casing on sides & wrapped around hook, G.
224Early “Conestoga” wagon tongue rail mounted brass bell. The bell is 5 Ľ” diameter & is embossed D.J. It is mounted to wrought iron strap, that would be slid into slot in tongue or main beam. G
225Hoop of 4 – brass bell w/ wrought iron strap for mounting to Conestoga wagon horse hames. The bells are 3 3/8” – 3 5/8”. The hoop has for sockets for bells (1 – bell is missing)
2262 – Hand wrought “What’s its”: 1st wooden pump pipe maker’s 2 ˝” diameter “Worm” (clean-out) tool; twisted chain trammel w/ single bar hook for over crane
2272 – Small furniture maker’s wooden sweep-stock braces for boring mortise pinning holes. Both, have small spoon bits. The both have brass collars, turned wooden knurls & hardwood sweep-stock frames
228Fine, Scotch pattern thumbscrew brace w/ thumbscrew rectangular socket, octagon arm, turned lignum-vitae knurl & knob. The knurl is fancy turned w/ flat top, Vg
2304pcs. – Ornamental hardware: matched pr. ornate cast brass & engraved lock & latch plate. Both plates have 4 – pheasant heads; ornamental open-work center; and fully engraved floral accents (possibly removed from fancy liquor cabinet); wrought iron umbrella engraved bell, removed from tallcase clock, G; 12” hand wrought ornamental floral bracket (unknown if for lamp or curtain)
2312 – Primitives: 17th century, European style sword hanger belt hook w/ tool decorated cap, pierced & tool decorated shaft, pierce & tool decorated belt loop, small powder horn w/ relief carved octagon collar, wooden rounded plug & wooden thumbscrew carved stopper (rodent chewed)
2322 – Wrought iron “What’s its”: 18th century wig maker’s curly iron/tongs w/ 7” round rod tips, G; 7 ˝” twisted shaft, ring handled pistol “Worm” extractor for removing unfired ball from shaft., G
2333 – Various draftsman tools: 2 – Bone handle pen knives: George Wostenholm & Son, Sheffield, trade advertising for Byron Weston Co.’s Linen Ledger, w/sleeve, E. Faber, Germany, patent applied for, combination knife w/ brush on handle tip; homemade wooden compass w/ quill tip, Vg.
234Fine, small pr. of boxwood trammel points w/ turned rosewood stop knobs. The points have steel tips & brass furrels. The pair is on 4 ˝”rosewood rail, Vg.
235Pr. of brass, steel tipped trammel points w/ heart pierced heads. The points have brass stop screws & 1 ľ” steel points. They would fit 1 1/8” X 3/8” rail.
236Pr. of brass, steel tipped trammel points w/ open cast “compass star in block” design. The points have iron stop screws & 3” steel point in 1” brass socket. The points would fit 1 7/8” X 5/8” rail.
237Lg. approx. 5lb. brass plum bob w/ steel tip & threaded string-through cap. The plumb bob has turned ogee & wide bead molded design, G-Vg
2382 – Plumb bobs: turned mahogany conical shaped w/ brass nickel plated cap, G+; turned iron or steel tipped plumb bb w/ brass threaded thread-through cap. The bob has wide round top & step-molded lower. G
2392 – Plumb bobs: approx. 2lb. turned steel or iron bob w/ brass threaded string-through cap, wide elongated round shape & tapered point & spool turned cap area; miniature approx. 6oz. brass plumb bob w/ tapered steel tip & brass thread string-through cap.
2403 – Small cast brass handle instrument maker’s draw shaves: 5/8” iron rounded bottom, , ľ” curved; 1 ˝” iron low angle shave
2412 – Miniature boxwood planes, Vg: 2 5/8”x 1” block plane w/ unsigned iron, The plane has matched wedge; 2 ˝” L. handled carriage maker’s “thumb” rabbet plane w/ 5/8” iron
242Match pr. of miniature boxwood “thumb” hollow & round molding planes, Ľ” W X 2” w/ owner signed T. Whitham (possibly Maine family origin) Vg.
243Matched pr. of miniature boxwood “thumb” side/edge rabbet (left & right) planes w/ fine molded accents, Vg. 2 Ľ” L.
244European, 17th-18th century brass metal working rivet/planishing hammer w/ engraved “mushroom” capped handle, tool decorated head, round & flatwork handle w/ tool decoration, G+
2454 – Various small measuring devices: 3 ˝” stiff-joint outside caliper w/ decorative acorn caps on upper cusp, marked G.R.S.; 2 ˝” stiff-joint outside caliper w/ small rounded tips; unsigned 4” “double” caliper w/ hinge pin legs, G+; unknown, wire tip gauge for unknown use
246Rare, wood & brass two-part folding 2ft. rule. The scrivener’s rule has calibrated marking & is embellished with brass tack on 3/8” wide rail w/ initial K on center & equidistance quarter page makings. The rule has steel capped end & brass pin hinge & housing, G+ (maker unknown)
247Wrought iron 9” stiff-joint divider/compass w/ side mount knife blade clamp w/ wrought iron stop screw. The dividers has extensive file work accent to legs, Vg
248Wrought iron “What’s it” 10-narrow tine seed ripper/rake w/ right-angle mounted wooden handle. The rake has 2 ˝” wide base (possible for flax work, but unknown)
2492 – Hand wrought wheel travelers w/ wooden grips, F-G: 3 ˝” dia. wheel w/ straight iron strap; 4 7/8” dia. wheel w/ S-shaped strap
2503 – Wrought iron tools: 11” winged divider w/ butterfly stop screw, G; 6 ˝” leather working divider/compass scribe w/ race knife edge, marked G. Barnsley , G+-Vg; Rare, “Make-do” skeleton key w/ rattail handle/hook, G
2513 – Various collectible primitives: relic (dug-up) 17th or 18th century German, small chest lock, unknown origin; resin engraved wax seal to hang from charm chain (unknown material, not plastic, possible coal), Vg; reproduction cast brass Apothecary nesting weight set in hinged lid cup, that has bird accented loose handle (probably from India or Asian origin)
2522 – Hand wrought tools: hook handle leather slitting knife w/ “make-do” straight razor blade mounted into carved handle that has thumb-grip; Middle-Eastern leather smoother scraper w/ rivet mounted wooden handled frame. The hoe scraped dough-type scraper has rounded smoothing edge, and is tool decorated w/ tassel-tipped diamond designs
2538 – Assorted leather working slicker & edge working tools: 3 – carved stone; 5 – mixed hardwoods, G-Vg
254Cooper’s wooden hoop back compass w/ steam bent hickory bow that has steel tips & brass furrels that is adjusted by double threaded boxwood spread adjuster, Vg
255European, wooden D-router w/ hardwood shape ornamental cut-out plate & turned knobs. The router plate has beaded accent rim & tool decoration. The blade housing is dovetail mounted to plate, Vg.
2565 – Assorted tools: 3oz. Jeweler’s rivet hammer w/ hardwood shaped handle, Vg; 6oz. staple/tack hammer w/ metal braced handle & lower cross-peen, G+; mahogany & rosewood spool type string winder, two-part construction (possible casting mold??); hand carved model of hand vise w/ spring back & threaded screw, damaged; hand carved model of flat-nose pliers, G
257Homemade walnut combination marking gauge w/ wedge stop oval head on 1” X 2” rail w/ iron scratch points, G+
258Flax working hatchel w/ hand wrought nail tines driven through oak rail. The bench mount is threaded metal plate w/ large butterfly wing screws, G-G+
259Wooden adjustable chamfer plane, Vg. The chamfer plane is unsigned, and has adjustable moving bottom mount fence & has E.C.E. “Garantie” marked iron
260Fine, figured walnut grooving router w/ adjustable metal fence, iron sole inset, & brass plate on top, Vg
2612 – Wooden shaves: homemade walnut bucket maker’s interior “buzz” curved shave w/ sole plate & plate stops; unsigned, walnut wood two-way spoke shave w/ brass sole plates. The shave has rounded handles, Vg
262English, 5” infill “Chariot” block plane w/ rosewood infill wedge bottom, rectangular knob & blade wedge w/ rounded knob, G (iron tail block cracked), replaced blade
2633 – Wooden small block planes: walnut 4” L/ coffin shape block, some burn charring, G; owner J. Durley, 3 ˝” hollow smoothing block, Vg.; owner signed, W.H. hollow rounding smooth block, Vg.
2643 – Planes: unsigned, iron core box plane w/ 1 Ľ” X 1 ˝” iron frame, wooden handle & turned knob, Vg; McLeod, 4 ľ” block w/ dovetail mounted round sole, Vg; “What’s it” wooden specialty “flush/right angle” round coping plane, marked WH.F., Vg.
266D.R. Barton, Rochester, NY. Rosewood & boxwood handle plow plane w/ rosewood frame,, wedge & fence; boxwood screw arms, stops & knobs The plane has brass depth adjuster & side set screw, Vg. A real beauty!
267Tray lot assorted drafting tools: Newman, London, 6” parallel rule, Vg; unknown maker 6” rosewood & brass parallel rule, G+; trade adv. 3” straight rule; German brass & steel protractor gauge w/ adj. arm, G+; brass 4” protractor; unsigned 7” steel protractor, G
2682 – Wooden measuring devices: wooden wheel traveler w/ oak handle & softwood 3 ľ” dia. wheel; String winder w/ turned oak handle & cut-out walnut harp/head, Vg
2693 – Various collectibles: early unsigned brass two-wheel adjustable transit/scope w/ central brass arm swivel; unknown maker scale arm (?); cast iron rosette design, curtain tie back? (or door lock push handle?)
270Rare, hand wrought double-bar lock from early safe door (?). The lock is 7 ľ” X 6 Ľ”X 1 Ľ” w/ 1 1/8” deadbolts. The lock has fitting key, but unable to operate
2713pc. – Early hand wrought hardware: “Mustache” ram’s horn side hinge w/ flush mount socket, Vg; long barn door hasp w/ pinned swivel-hook, rattail hook/grasp, & round cusp, G; “what’s it” hasp(?) w/ ram’s horn cusp (possible wagon hardware)
272Ornate pair wrought iron off-set chest hinges w/ wrapped joint & two long “wavy” undulating straps. The lid strap has central hub (floral bulb shape), and off-set strap has perforated central hub (tulip shape), G
2732 – Historic wrought iron hearth tools: small pad footed andiron w/ simple baluster shaped upright that has brass finial/cap, Vg; 29” coal shovel/peel w/ “ram’s horn” hanger. The shovel is unsigned & has extensive flaws & damage to shove blade, G
2744 – Early metal working tools: small 12” dbl-end stake anvil, G; dbl-end rounding/fuller forming hammer, G+; unusual shaped Farrier’s hammer w/ lg. rectangular face & round shielded handle, G; saw-set, G
275Lg. hand wrought cranberry rake head w/ narrow set tine, & socket handle set on lg. hoop brace. The tines are possibly cast or drop-forge cast & soldered to iron plate, G
276Assorted hardware: salvaged tallcase clock, metal dial w/ tombstone arch & moon dial window, paint chipping, P-F; partial set of 3 – cast brass “Victorian” era ornate drawer pulls mounted on display board,
2772 – Wooden planes: European, 1 1/8” hollow plane, marked “P & crown”, Vg; L. & I.J. White, coping plane w/ side mounted handle, replaced wedge, G
2782 Vol. set – Hardbound, The Chronicle, of Early American Industries Association, volumes 1 – 26 (1933-1973). They are bound in blue cover bindings, Vg
2793 – Various tool references: H.B. Christie’s Collector’s Guide Woodworking Tools, C. Proudfoot, & P. Walker; S.B.: Collecting Antique Tools, Kean & Pollack; The Catalogue of Antique Tools, Donelly
Catalogue Reference codes:
|E||Excellent condition||Nearly new condition with original finish and no noted damage.|
|VG||Very Good condition||Small cracks in wooden parts, no repairs. Has minor loss to original finish or fully refinished & restored. Ideal for collector’s or display purpose.|
|G||Good condition||Minor cracks in wood parts, repairs may be needed for use, has substantial paint or finish loss. Minor rust damage on iron planes & tools. Ideal for users or those wishing to refurbish for collection.|
|F||Fair condition||Substantial cracks to wooden or metal parts. Most parts still intact, but may have had substantial damage. Major rust damage. Needs attention or repair prior to use. Good for parts.|
|P||Poor condition||Major damage or altered pieces. Has deep pitted rusting to iron & metal pieces. Good for parts use only, or major repair work.|
Cataloguer’s note: This list is a guide that contains our description of each piece. We used several tool references, guides and years of experience handling these tools to create these descriptions. However, many pieces are hand wrought for a particular purpose and no reference to their use exists.
“Rarity” is a very difficult attribute to determine, but we considered how often these pieces have come across our auction block in the past several years to make that distinction. This may not always be in agreement with all price or collector guides.
The conditional reference was done in a fashion that we felt described the quality or condition of each piece. Please refer to the chart above.
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