Antique Tools

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The tools of the cooper are quite distinctive. In order to form the round casks of the trade, many of the cooper’s tools are arc-shaped. The croze, exaples seen here at the left and right sides, was used to cut a groove inside the staves. The sun plane, seen in the middle, was used to level the edge of the stave ends. These tools will be auctioned in Humboldt, Iowa on May 4, 2013 by Great Planes Trading.

The tools of the cooper are quite distinctive. In order to form the round casks of the trade, many of the cooper’s tools are arc-shaped. The croze, exaples seen here at the left and right sides, was used to cut a groove inside the staves. The sun plane, seen in the middle, was used to level the edge of the stave ends. These tools will be auctioned in Humboldt, Iowa on May 4, 2013 by Great Planes Trading.

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On Friday May 17, 2013, an auction will be held by Great Planes Trading Company at the Double Tree Cape Cod in conjunction with the EAIA Annual Meeting. As part of a special program benefiting EAIA , Irwin Sitkin donated these antique tools to be sold at auction, with the proceeds going to EAIA. This is a special way to share your collection with EAIA and allow the organization to pursue the promotion of historic trades, crafts, and manufactures. Interested in donating items for sale in auction? Several auction companies will accept tools on consignment with the proceeds going to EAIA with waived or reduced consignor fees. Contact EAIA’s executive director for more details!

261. Lot of three 8-inch iron smooth planes: Stanley #3; Keen Kutter KK3 and a late model Keen Kutter K3 with KEEN KUTTER spelled out in lever cap, only the second of this model that we have seen, very good.

262. Lot: Goodall iron smooth plane; Vaughan & Bushnell V&B No. 904C “poor man’s Bedrock” 9-inch smooth plane, very good; Sargent #106 Type 1 iron block plane with gull-wing screw, very good; and a postcard with Birds Eye View of Sargent & Co.’s Factory, New Haven, Conn.

263. Lot: Small Yankee ratchet screwdriver; three offset Yankee screwdrivers; STANLEY offset screwdriver; a tie clasp with pair of dividers and a try square, very good; and a mini Craftsman block plane in gray and red paint, fine overall.

F.M. GREENLEAF LITTLETON N.H. “walking” log caliper, with intact 10-spoke wheel.

The spoked wheel allowed for easy and accurate measurement of the length of a log. The black leg is weighted with lead and starts the wheel off.

Adjustable sweep ratchet brace, similar to a Millers Falls Barber Improved No. 97, with a sweep adjusted by loosening two set screws. This brace can be set in six different positions. It retains most of the original nickel plating and the wood is fine. This brace is to be sold at auction May 17, 2013 by Great Planes Trading Company.

Adjustable sweep ratchet brace, similar to a Millers Falls Barber Improved No. 97, with a sweep adjusted by loosening two set screws. This brace can be set in six different positions. It retains most of the original nickel plating and the wood is fine. This brace is to be sold at auction May 17, 2013 by Great Planes Trading Company.