Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info https://finetoolj.com/ 2019-11-20T02:42:53+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B-679 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3664/b-679 B-679. SET OF AUGER BITS. Irwin No. 32-1/2. Complete set of 13 bits in original wooden box with 4 through 11 in top compartment and swing-out lower compartment for the larger ones. Bits are complete and original, box very clean with original hardware and good label, missing a small piece of one corner. Fine 100 - 200 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-678 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3663/b-678 B-678. PATENTED TWIST DRILL CONTAINER. Morse Twist Drill Co. Patented in 1902 by Thomas Abraham and manufactured by the Morse company of New Bedford, MA. Cylindrical wooden container with nickel plated brass top, two rows of holes with space for 30 bits. The nicest example we've seen, but you'll need to supply your own bits. Good+ 60 - 120 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-677 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3662/b-677 B-677. COMBINATION BRACE WRENCH. Johnston Patent. Samuel Johnston of Leesburg, VA, received two patents for this combination tool, both were manufactured by Peter Lowentraut of Newark, NJ. This is the earlier, rarer version marked only with the original 1894 patent and is one of the nicer ones we've seen, good rosewood handle and grip, nickel is 99% and nice and shiny. Marked "Territories for Sale by S. J. Johnston, Leesburg, VA" which we've typically seen only on the later versions. One of those essential gizmos that belongs in every collection and this is as nice an example as you're likely to find. Fine 150 - 250 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-676 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3661/b-676 B-676. LOT OF FOUR RECIPROCATING DRILLS. Two examples of the Goodell-Pratt No. 100, one clearly marked on the chuck and with the longer stained hardwood handle, the other unmarked with the shorter handle; and two examples of the Chicopee Automatic Drill patented in 1881 by George Belcher and manufactured by J. H. Hoague of Chicopee, MA, a No. 1 marked on the chuck and a No. 2 marked on the brass ferrule of the head. All clean and work smoothly. Good & better 120 - 240 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-675 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3660/b-675 B-675. BENCH MOUNTED DRILL PRESS. Millers Falls. Built in drill with spring-loaded lever arm, integram clamp. Marked by MF on lever arm. Lightweight model, probably intended for jewelers and hobbyists. Japanning probably repainted but very well done; metal clean. Works smoothly. 17-1/2" high. Fine 200 - 350 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-674 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3659/b-674 B-674. BRASS FRAMED BREAST DRILL. 11" long, completely brass except for drive wheel handle and chuck. Tubular handle with brass breast plate, old screw locking chuck. Good+ 80 - 150 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-673 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3658/b-673 B-673. LADIES BRACE. I. Sym. Very rare signed wooden brace from one of the earliest English planemakers, 1753-1803. Rich red English beech, with working wooden head and pushbutton chuck, 7" sweep. The only one we've ever seen. From the collection of Tom Witte. Fine 120 - 240 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-672 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3657/b-672 B-672. BOW DRILL. Unsigned, octagonal rosewood and brass handle, ivory spool is light yellow with one tight check, 10" long. Fine 100 - 200 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-671 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3656/b-671 B-671. PATENTED BRACE. H. Perkins. Very rare example of the design patented in 1853 by Howard Perkins, with a sliding locking bar, rated A in Pearson. A few spots of surface rust with some pitting but works smoothly, good head, 7" sweep. Good+ 125 - 250 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-670 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3655/b-670 B-670. WHIMBLE BRACE. Millers Falls 7312. 1925 version with cutaway corner rectangle Lion chuck and ball bearing head, 12 inch sweep. Near mint condition. Fine 80 - 150 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-669 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3654/b-669 B-669. SET OF AUGER BITS. Russell Jennings No. 100. Complete set of 13 bits in near mint condition in the original three level finger jointed wooden box with 90% label on inside lid, box has wear but no damage and original hardware. Good+ 100 - 200 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-668 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3653/b-668 B-668. EBONY FRAMED BRACE. William Marples Ultimatum. Good clean example of the classic ebony Ultimatum, 1870s version with the triple shamrock mark and head medallion, ring-pad chuck, complete ivory ring with two cracks, wood undamaged, brass has some overall dinging but never polished. Good+ 300 - 600 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-667 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3652/b-667 B-667. LOT OF TWO PLATED SHEFFIELD BRACES. An "Imperial Brace" by Joseph Marples (the third Marples) with elaborately engraved user name, and one by James Bee with an unusual solid brass head. Bee was an early Sheffield maker whose business was acquired by Henry Brown; his mark is not common. Both beech with good, pushbutton chucks, overall decent condition with no major cracks or damage. Good 100 - 200 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-666 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3651/b-666 B-666. COMBINATION WRENCH BRACE. Lowentraut 20th Century. Patented in 1901 by S. J. Johnston and manufactured by Lowentraut; this is one of the most gimmicky of the combination brace tools and always popular with collectors; this one is in well above average condition, with good rosewood handle and grip and modest nickel loss. Marked "Territories for Sale by S. J. Johnston, Leesburg, VA" and with Johnson's patent date. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good+ 100 - 200 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-379 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3314/b-379 B-379. SET OF JENNINGS AUGER BITS. Stanley No. 32-1/2. Thirteen clean No. 100 Jennings bits, 1/4" to 1", in three compartment dovetailed box with complete label. Box has some very light wear on the outside, all original hardware; inside is dead mint and bits appear unused. Fine 100 - 200 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-378 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3313/b-378 B-378. WHIMBLE BRACE. Millers Falls No. 7312. Version with Lion chuck with corners cut out to accommodate larger chucks and original whimble style handle, 12" sweep. Wood and metal both very good with some minor rust, MF decal on grip is worn but present, ratchet works smoothly. Good+ 80 - 150 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-377 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3312/b-377 B-377. EBONY FRAMED BRACE. Robert Marples Ultimatum. The Robert Marples version of the classic Ultimatum, good clear Hermitage Works stamp and medallion, complete ivory ring, wood and brass both very clean. Fine 300 - 600 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-376 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3311/b-376 B-376. WRENCH BRACE. Backus Patent. Based on Quimby Backus's 1879 patent for wrench jaws that could be chucked into a bit brace, it was subsequently manufactured as an integral part of a brace. This is an uncommon variation that we haven't seen before, in which the chuck is attached to the brace with a knurled sleeve. 19" sweep, metal and wood both very clean, the markings on the chuck are illegible. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good+ 80 - 150 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-375 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3310/b-375 B-375. SET OF AUGER BITS. James Swan. Complete set of 13 bits in near mint condition in the original finger jointed wooden box with original labels and clips inside and full metal label outside, box has minor wear but no damage and original hardware. Fine 80 - 150 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-374 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3309/b-374 B-374. BENCH MOUNTED DRILL PRESS. Millers Falls No. 22. Very clean, japanning intact, metal cleaned. Has a MF No. 2 eggbeater drill mounted with no remaining red paint on gear, fine rosewood handle, no bits. Fine 200 - 350 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-373 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3308/b-373 B-373. BOW DRILL. Unsigned, beautifully grained rosewood and brass handle, ivory spool is light yellow with one tight check, 11" long. Fine 150 - 250 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-372 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3307/b-372 B-372. LOT OF TWO HAND DRILLS. Millers Falls Nos. 2 and 1981. The No. 1981 was one of MF's most complicated and least common drills, with a two speed knurled ring shifter and a ratchet controlled by a knob mounted on the drive gear, based on John Leland's 1913 patent which takes three pages to explain it all. Clean and complete, with most of the red enameling on the driver gear, but some demented idiot has painted the wooden handle red. The No. 2 was the workhorse of the line and this is a nice example, with most red enameling and clean wood with partial MF decal. Both have good working Ryther chucks, no bits in the handles. Good 100 - 180 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-371 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3306/b-371 B-371. LOT OF TWO JEWELER'S DRILLS. A Whitney's patent drill, marketed by Tower & Lyon, elaborate red and gold pinstriping is about 50% complete. Plus one manufactured by O.W. Bullock of Springfield, with distinctive "O.W.B." mark cast into stippled background on handle and rosewood cap, includes set of original bits. Good & better 80 - 150 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-370 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3305/b-370 B-370. PLATED SHEFFIELD BRACE. Robert Marples Improved Octagon. Robert Marples (aka "the other Marples") was granted this registered design patent for an "Improved Double-Bound Carpenters' Brace with Octagon Compound Lever Pad" in 1857 to compete with William Marples' patented ultimatum design. These braces are far more rare than the ultimatum designs Robert produced when William's patents expired. For more details, see Reg Eaton's "The Ultimate Brace." The banner-like engraving of Marples' name and placement of the patent registration are different from what we've seen on any other brace. Beech body and brass framing have gotten dinged and over the year and have some surface corrosion but no major damage. Head has ivory ring, complete but brown, and worn Hermitage Works medallion. Good 200 - 400 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-369 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3304/b-369 B-369. FRAMED EBONY BRACE. Marsden Bros. Good clean example of Marsden's "Improved" design with the lever-activated chuck and the head design for which they received design patent No. 986 in 1847; the brass medallion in the head is embossed "986." Brace nice and clean and never polished, a couple of tight cracks in the grip. Fine 200 - 400 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information**