Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 2019-05-19T08:22:50+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 E-292 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2902/e-292 E-292. CLAPBOARD GAUGE. Pedrick Patent. Patented by Joseph Pedrick of Columbus, IN, on 11/30/69, a clean, complete and clearly marked example of a rare early patented gauge. Fine 200-400 E-285 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2895/e-285 E-285. TANGENT GALVANOMETER. Central Scientific Co. Early device used to measure electric current that consists of a compass mounted inside a loop of copper wire; you hook up the current and the deflection of the compass needle with a little figuring gives you the current in amps. Central Scientific Co. was a leading maker of scientific instruments and its May 1909 catalog lists this instrument for $7.25. In immaculate, like new condition but we haven't tried to hook it up. We'll leave that to the buyer. Fine 150-250 E-232 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2842/e-232 E-232. TRANSIT. Wm J. Young Co. 4-1/2" needle, silvered dial with some spots of oxidation, engraved "Wm J. Young Co., Makers, Philadelphia." Serial number 4352 which dates it to the late 1860s. Single vernier with rack and pinion adjustment, hanging level and base level vials all intact, optics good. In original box with instructions pasted in lid, rough condition but intact, with separate four-point base and sun shade. Brass has uniform oxidation and never polished. A good clean example from the inventor of the transit and Philadelphia's premier instrument maker. Good+ 500-1000 E-231 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2841/e-231 E-231. POCKET COMPASS AND INCLINOMETER. Unsigned, 2-3/8" needle on silvered dial with hanging inclinometer pointer, mounted on a 4" square brass base, folding sighting vanes. In an original wooden box, latch missing, that also includes clippings from an 1885 issue of the Philadelphia Times that has nothing to do with instrument but helps date it. Good+ 100-200 E-230 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2840/e-230 E-230. SURVEYOR'S COMPASS. W. L.E. Gurley. 4-1/2" silvered dial, blued steel needle with wire weight, lifting arm, two level vials mounted in face, folding sighting vanes and socket for mounting on a Jacob's staff. Gurley marketed this model as being particularly suited for use in wooded areas. In fitted mahogany box. Fine 200-400 E-229 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2839/e-229 E-229. SURVEYOR'S COMPASS. G.J. Heisely. George Jacob Heisely of Harrisburg was one of the two sons of Frederick Heisely who followed him into the instrument business. 6" silvered dial, fleur-de-lis at north, steel needle, crossed levels at south, tally counter, engraved "G.J. Heisely Harrisburg", plain socket, in worn wooden box, probably not original, with sighting vanes and collection of stakes. Two screws under box missing. Brass is tarnished and could be cleaned and polished if desired. Good+ 300-600 E-228 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2838/e-228 E-228. SEXTANT. T.S. J.D. Negus. Brass frame with mahogany handle, vernier, several folding filters, in original box with three scopes and other accessories. Brass is oxidized and needs cleaning. The folding sight mounted on the center vane is broken at the base but is included. The Negus brothers began business in New York in 1862. Good 200-400 E-183 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2793/e-183 E-183. SLIDING RULE. Interlox No. 106 IOB. Dead mint example of the sliding rule technically called the "Master Rule" and manufactured by Master Rule Manufacturing of New York. Unused, and still in the box with mailing label and stamps. Nicest one we've ever seen. Fine 50-100 E-182 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2792/e-182 E-182. ULTIMATUM STYLE MORTISE GAUGE. D. Flather Sons. Solid brass stem with internal screw, oval ebony head with brass plate, good clean condition, points sharp. Good+ 50-100 E-181 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2791/e-181 E-181. EXTRA LONG BUTT-LOCKING BEVEL. At first we got really excited thinking this was a previously unknown St. Johnsbury bevel with a 22" blade, but the design is wrong and it isn't marked with Robinson's patent. Not sure who made it, but it looks manufactured, 14" steel handle, some overall surface rust but works smoothly. Never seen another. Good 150-250 E-180 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2790/e-180 E-180. SET OF TRAMMEL POINTS. One fixed head and one sliding head on 43" dedicated beam. The heads are carved wood with iron points, 8" long, sliding head is locked by a wood thumbscrew. Good+ 80-150 E-179 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2789/e-179 E-179. SLITTING GAUGE. Unmarked but looks manufactured. 17" stem, graduated to 12", open handle with rolling wheel, head held by carved wooden thumbscrew, good cutting head held by wedge. Fine 60-120 E-178 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2788/e-178 E-178. COMBINATION RULE. Stephens Co. No. 36. Super clean example of L.C. Stephens' 1858 patent that would eventually become the Stanley 036. The boxwood has darkened a little but is undamaged, user initials stamped in the brass. Every collection needs one, and this is a nice example. Good+ 100-200 E-177 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2787/e-177 E-177. BROAD CARPENTER'S RULE. Stanley No. 73-1/4. Uncommon rule offered in 1929 only. Four-fold, two-foot, laid out from left to right, sweetheart mark. Missing its pins but super clean. Good+ 100-200 E-176 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2786/e-176 E-176. LOT OF TWO CARPENTER'S RULES. Stanley Nos. 62 and 62C. Four-fold, two foot, brass bound. The No. 62 is like new, clean and straight with sweetheart mark, some mild scuffing to the outside. The less common caliper version, No. 62C, has darkened a little and lost its face pins, but otherwise near fine. Good+ better 100-200 E-175 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2785/e-175 E-175. METRIC IVORY RULE. J. Rabone Sons. Four-fold, two foot, German silver arched hinge, unbound. Ruled in inches on the outside and centimeters on the inside, with architect's scales (1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and 1") on the edges. Very lightly yellowed, has its face pins. Good+ 150-250 E-174 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2784/e-174 E-174. COMBINATION LEVEL RULE. J. Rabone Sons. No. 1370. 12" version of Rabone's rule with level and plumb vial, boxwood with brass tips and feet, like new. Fine 60-120 E-173 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2783/e-173 E-173. GLAZIER'S SQUARE. Lufkin Rule Co. Lufkin made these squares in four sizes expressly for glass cutting in lengths (measured by the upright) of up to 60"; this is the 36" model. Like new. Fine 80-160 E-172 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2782/e-172 E-172. CALIPERS DATED 1725. Unsigned and lovingly made by a master craftsman, 18-1/2" steel bar with brass jaws and fine vernier adjustment. "1725" is engraved across the end of the jaws. In a fitted rosewood box with traces of a label, all that can be made out is what looks like the beginning of "Engineer" and the word "Works." Fine 125-250 E-171 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2781/e-171 E-171. LOT OF TWO BUTT-LOCKING BEVELS. Eagle Brand. Two examples of the adjustable bevel patented in 1892 by the Kershaw brothers of Cleveland and manufactured by them using their classic Eagle trademark. 12" blade with 6" handle and 6" blade with 3-1/2" handle. Nickel very clean, nice clean castings, work smoothly. Only apology is that a replacement piece has been brazed to the locking screw of the longer one. Good better 60-120 E-170 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2780/e-170 E-170. HIDE SCALE. H. Boker Co. Crude scale used by trappers to weigh their pelts, cast iron ring with brass face. Good condition, marked "Not Legal for Trade" so don't try it. Good+ 70-140 E-169 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2779/e-169 E-169. TAPE MEASURE. Farrand Rapid Rule. One of the first mass produced pocket tape measures, manufactured by Hiram Farrand of Berlin, NH before it was acquired by Stanley. Early 8' nickel plated Type A, some traces of surface rust. Good+ 60-120 E-168 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2778/e-168 E-168. LOT OF TWO TAPE MEASURES. Stanley. A 6' No. 636 "Featherlite" in red and black plastic case; and a 79" No. 7506 in a round case marked "Patented", tape pulls out completely. The No. 7506 has some light surface wear. Fine 50-100 E-167 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2777/e-167 E-167. MORTISE GAUGE. Stanley No. 77. Stanley's top of the line rosewood gauge, near new with sharp pins, very slight wear to head, mustache plate, sweetheart mark. Fine 50-100 E-166 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2776/e-166 E-166. ULTIMATUM STYLE MORTISE GAUGE. 6-3/4" brass bound ebony stem, square brass plated ebony head, internal screw. There are some markings but too faint to read. One tiny chip from head, points worn down. Very attractive example. Good+ 50-100