We Can Help You Sell Antique Tools or
Collections of Antique Tools and Vintage Collectible Tools.
I deal in all types of antique and vintage tools including
tools Such as those used by saddlemakers, cobblers, and more. On this page I will picture
and discuss some of the specific vintage leather tools that I typically deal in,
am looking to buy, or can help you sell.
If you are looking to buy antique leather tools
please visit our sales webpage at www.Patented-Antiques.com
you have any quality vintage tools you want to sell, please contact me at
LCM@AntiqBuyer.com and we can work out a deal.
Some of the most famous
names of makers of leather tools are Osborne, Gomph, Rose, Lyle, Sauerbier, Dixon,
Huber, Wiss, and a host of others. Many of these famous
19th century leather tool makers were
concentrated in and around Newark, New Jersey during the heyday of
production from the early to mid 1800's.
Other makers hailed from
different parts of the country, and some of those makers produced some very interesting and desirable
antique leatherworking tools as well.
One type of leather tool sought is what are
referred to as leather
splitters, or skivers. These devices were used to make
different thicknesses of material by passing them through a
under pressure. Osborne was the most prolific and well known
maker, and they
offered several different versions like the one pictured in the top left
corner with the twist handle set up to lock in the thickness. They
also sold a version with a pliers-like adjuster.
Pictured to the left is a Krebs Patent leather splitter which is a very
rare precision piece of
equipment and much harder to find than most others.
On the right are
two early versions of leather splitters. One is from NH and the second is marked Osborne
so I assume they bought the original patentee out. On
these examples the table flexes to regulate the cut instead of the cutter
moving. Different versions sell for different amounts.
next leather tools pictured are draw gauges. These come
in a variety of
Draw Gauges were made by a
number of different makers over the years.
They were designed to cut
strips or belts of leather. The most common variety are all
steel in construction, then there are the steel and rosewood versions, up a notch are
brass and rosewood examples.
Some draw gauges have unusual
patented features like the twist head Latta's patent. Another unusual
example has an operable trigger to release the bar.
Finally there are homemade or blacksmith made examples that range in
workmanship from crude and plain to works of art with inlays and file work.
I also deal in and can help you sell small leather tools like those pictured
here for working leather. These are often
referred to as saddle makers
tools, but were used in other leatherworking trades such as the
shoemaker or cobbler, upholsterer, and others. Some were specifically
designed to shave soles of shoes, but there is cross over potential in the
almost any of these tools. Those that hold the most interest have
handles and are usually stamped with the maker's name such as Gomph or
Later or more
recent examples have hardwood handles and lack the feel, look and overall quality
that these earlier vintage examples have.
here are further examples illustrating the types of antique Rosewood handled leather working
tools that we
are interested in and can help you with.
The above leather working tools are
examples of the
caliber, condition and quality of these tools that I primarily deal in.
To see past sales results click the tools link in the right column.
If you have quality antique or
vintage leatherworking tools similar to those that you see
on this page that you want to sell, please contact us at
providing me with as many details as possible. Thank you!!
To see examples of antique
or vintage leatherworking tools
that I currently have for sale please go to our sister site
visit the misc tool sale pages you will find there.
Larry & Carole