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Antique Tool Newsletter No. 2010

February 16, 2017

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News from mjdtools.com World Headquarters

G reetings from Avoca, New York where we can't figure out why we are thinking about Summer when it is so far away.

Today we have a Customer Preference Poll on the first two photos in today's Photo Montage. Choice A, in the first photo, was taken today. Choice B, was taken during our Spectacular Summer Auction (coming this year on July 20, 21 & 22). If you prefer Choice A, we will do all that we can to get you some professional help. If you prefer Choice B, please plan to join us for the closest thing the the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. Indeed, we may well be the successors to that enterprise.

We have finished filling the March Auctions and the catalogue will be at the printer soon. We will be shipping the Searchable CD with the April auction catalogues.

Many thanks to all of you who have subscribed to our 2017 Auction Catalogues. We will be publishing four full color catalogues, five detailed lists and a Searchable Auction CD containing 60,000 prices, descriptions and prices. To order your 2017 Subscription, please give us a call at (800) 869-0695 or just click HERE to order online.

Despite the seasonal weather, we are making great progress inside, comforted by the presence of tens of thousands of old tools. Also, as you can see from today's final photo in the Photo Montage, we have now filled up the new storage room, which started out as a "Cleaning Shop". Despite much semi-audible grumbling from the staff as the project was begun, we are delighted to report that all are in agreement that the utilization of the upper reaches of the storage room for long items has effectively doubled the space we have. The project will be finished after the spring sales as we add hardwood flooring, a ceiling and tongue & groove edge & center bead boards on the walls, leaving us with the kind of overkill implementation that would make Our Founder proud.

Today's Video Link is to a film about ice harvesting (one wonders what inspired that.) Enjoy.







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Today's Featured Tool Description

Stratton Bros./Greenfield, Mass. No. 10: 10" Rosewood Level. Full Brass Bound. New Condition. Length: 10.00 Inches. The levels produced by the Stratton Brothers Company of Greenfield, Massachusetts, are, in the parlance of collectors of antique tools, "nice". Sometimes, such tools are so well preserved as to have their appearance be greeted with "really nice". Every once in a while, however, there is a tool that, when shown to an experienced collector, makes it unnecessary to use the "niceties", because a reflexive utterance of the single word, "wow", escapes the lips before the thought pattern can begin to engage. This pristine example of the Stratton Brothers top of the line rosewood is a tool that will produce such a response. Incredible. (FINE). This item was sold on February 18, 2000 for $850.00. jpg_file

Just Added to the Auctions

jpg_file Lot 400. A MASSIVE FENCED OGEE CROWN MOLDING PLANE by E.W. Pennell, 225 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This 4 1/2" blade width plane is complete with its original "pull stick". From the Collection of Dave Englund, Seattle, Washington. (GOOD+).(350.00 - 750.00) Length: 15 Inches.

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Featured Antique Tools for Sale
Ordering Information E-Mail Books for Sale Home
jpg_file Brattleboro Tool Co. No. 304: Steers' Patent Smoothing Plane. Length: 10.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 300.00-600.00)
  • Pat. Sep. 11, 1883
  • 80% Original Paint
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 18, 2017 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Stanley Tools : Rare "Defiance" Hdw. Store Display Plane. Length: 9.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 500.00-1,000.00)
  • "Cutaway" Side
  • With Footed Base
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 29, 2017 Nashua Spring International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire

New Winter Tool Sale Item

jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 64: Butcher's Block Plane. Length: 12.50 Inches. $2,250.00.
  • 98% Original Paint
  • Serrated |ci
jpg_file Romer Axe Co./Dunkirk, N.Y. : Engraved Presentatio Hatchet. Length: 13.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 300.00-600.00)
  • "L.E. Thompson Comp.
  • Of Romer Axe Co."
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 18, 2017 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Unmarked : Two Primitive Wooden Bit Braces. Length: 14.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 150.00-300.00)
  • Beech Fixed Chair Mk
  • Screw Pod Beech
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 29, 2017 Nashua Spring International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire

New Winter Tool Sale Item

jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Assorted Woodworking Tools. Length: 23.00 Inches. $225.00.
  • 12 Inch Broad Axe Hd
  • W.W. Bryan Crn. |ch
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 97: Cabinet Maker's Edge Plane. Length: 10.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 250.00-500.00)
  • "Type 11" Trademark
  • 90% Original Paint
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 18, 2017 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Three English Maker Braces. Length: 14.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • T.E. Wells Brass Hea
  • Unmkd. Brass Head
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 17, 2017 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 112: Handled Scraper Plane. Length: 9.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 100.00-200.00)
  • Rosewood Handles
  • Block Letter T.M.
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 18, 2017 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana

New Winter Tool Sale Item

jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 55: Patent Combination Plane. Length: 12.00 Inches. $745.00.
  • With 4 Boxes Cutters
  • 95% Original Nickel
jpg_file Mann, J.B./Stoughton, Mass. No. 4: Early Shoemaker's Spoke Shave. Length: 9.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 50.00-100.00)
  • Orig. Paper Lbl.
  • Very Little Used
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 17, 2017 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Stratton Bros./Greenfield, Mass. No. 10: Rosewood Plumb & Level. Length: 10.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 350.00-750.00)
  • Unused Condition
  • End View Vial
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 29, 2017 Nashua Spring International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire

New Winter Tool Sale Item

jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 77: Hand Crank Dowel Machine. Length: 9.00 Inches. $385.00.
  • With |sn 3/8" Cutter
  • Exc. Wkg. Condition
  • patent.jpg

New Winter Tool Sale Item

jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 28/32: Twp "Toothing" Cutting Iron. Length: 5.00 Inches. $195.00.
  • For |sn |scs
  • Early Block Ltr.
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Assorted Pipe & Nut Wrenches. Length: 11.25 Inches. $345.00.
  • Russwin, T. & L.
  • B. & C., B. & C. #75

New Winter Tool Sale Item

jpg_file Kerby & Bro./New York (Unmkd.) : Maple Wantage Rule. Length: 36.00 Inches. $295.00.
  • Geo. F. Bauer, Phila
  • Unused Condition
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Assorted Layout Tools. Length: 17.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 120.00-240.00)
  • Odd Jobs Incomplete
  • |tss, Zig-Zag |frs
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 20, 2017 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 94: Cabinetmkrs Rabbet Plane. Length: 8.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 150.00-300.00)
  • "Sweetheart" T.M.
  • 80% Original Nickel
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 18, 2017 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Brown & Sharpe Mfg. Co. : Pratt's Patent Exp. Screw Micrometer. Length: 1.75 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 200.00-400.00)
  • Pat. Apr. 23, 1878
  • Later Paper Gauge Ty
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 29, 2017 Nashua Spring International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire

New Winter Tool Sale Item

jpg_file Sawyer, Samuel W./Palmyra, Ny : Tools & Name Stamp O Of Samuel W. Sawyer. Length: 26.00 Inches. $165.00.
  • Ebony Mitre |ts
  • Casey, Clark & Co Jt

New Winter Tool Sale Item

jpg_file Assorted Makers : Two Pairs Of Spec. Purp. Molding Plane. Length: 9.50 Inches. $145.00.
  • M. Doscher Side Rabb
  • G.W. Denison 7/8 T/G
jpg_file Osmonson, Peltier & Berg/Crooksto : Osmonson's Patent Protractor. Length: 16.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Pat. Feb. 16. 1909
  • Scarce And Exccellen
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 18, 2017 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana

New Winter Tool Sale Item

jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level : Nosing Attachment Fo For Stanley No. 45. Length: 8.00 Inches. $95.00.
  • 95% Original Nickel
  • With Original |ci
jpg_file Brooks, P./E. Hartford (Ct.) : Unhdld. Wedge Arm Plow Plane. Length: 9.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 50.00-100.00)
  • Tombstone Depth Stop
  • Wkd. Ca. 1850's
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 28, 2017 Nashua Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Five Early Glass Archimedian Egg Beat. Length: 17.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 90.00-180.00)
  • Keystone, Silver & C
  • The Lightning Dasher
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 20, 2017 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York

New Winter Tool Sale Item

jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 41: Miller Patent Combination Plane. Length: 10.00 Inches. $385.00.
  • Later Slitter Type
  • Outside Fence Only
  • patent.jpg
jpg_file Unmarked : Wkg. Set Of Five Walnut Planes. Length: 7.38 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Drip Bead, Curve Rab
  • |cm Rabbet, Router
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 18, 2017 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana

New Winter Tool Sale Item

jpg_file Smith & Hemenway/Jamestown, N.Y. No. 159: Seavey Patent Mitre Box. Length: 8.00 Inches. $115.00.
  • Pat. Mar. 28, 1899
  • 85% Original Paint
  • patent.jpg
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Three Early Hand Forged Tools. Length: 13.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Closed Scorp
  • Trade Axe
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 18, 2017 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana

New Winter Tool Sale Item

jpg_file Assorted Makers : Three N.Y. State Mkr Sash Molding Plane. Length: 9.50 Inches. $245.00.
  • M. Crannel Adj Sash
  • With Matching Cope
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Three Showy Woodworking Tools. Length: 14.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • Plated English |br
  • |ar, D Router
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 28, 2017 Nashua Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stratton Bros./Greenfield, Mass. No. 10: 12" Length R'wood Body Level. Length: 12.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • With End View Vial
  • Pat. Mar. 1, 1870
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 20, 2017 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Three Double T/G Molding Planes. Length: 9.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 50.00-100.00)
  • Ohio Tool #75 5/8"
  • Sandusky #100 1/2"
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 20, 2017 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York

New Winter Tool Sale Item

jpg_file Unmarked : Salesman's Sample Folding Attic Stairs. Length: 21.50 Inches. $475.00.
  • Complete & Excellent
  • Appears Ca. 1920's

New Winter Tool Sale Item

jpg_file Baldwin, A. & E./New York : Stepped Set Of 10 Bead Molding Planes. Length: 9.50 Inches. $545.00.
  • 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 1/2
  • 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, 1
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level : Lot Of Assorted "Special" |cis. Length: 10.25 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 350.00-750.00)
  • In Box For Standard
  • Many Uncommon Types
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 18, 2017 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana

New Winter Tool Sale Item

jpg_file Sears, Roebuck & Co./Chicago : "Golden Jubilee" Metallic Plane. Length: 9.00 Inches. $95.00.
  • Rosewood Hdls.
  • Full Orig. Decal

New Winter Tool Sale Item

jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 55: Patent Combination Plane. Length: 12.00 Inches. $795.00.
  • With 4 Boxes Cutters
  • 98% Original Nickel
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Three Extra Clean Spirit Level. Length: 6.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • |sn #44 Bit & |sq
  • Starrett #134 Cross
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 17, 2017 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Granite State : Rare "Granite State" Sewing Machine. Length: 12.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 1,500.00-3,000.00)
  • Hand Stenciled
  • Floral Image On Bed
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 29, 2017 Nashua Spring International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire

New Winter Tool Sale Item

jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Clean & Usabl Edge Tools. Length: 18.00 Inches. $195.00.
  • Perf. Hdl. |dk 10"
  • Wilkinson |dk 8"
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