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W. F. & John Barnes Foot Powered Velocipede Shaper / FormerW. F. & John Barnes Foot Powered Velocipede Shaper / Former  The Barnes shaper / former is one of the harder to find of all the many different foot powered machines that this famous company from Rockford Ill. put out.  They were in business roughly from the 1870's to the 1920's.  From visiting some informational sites I have figured out that this is a second model using the flat drive belt with holes as opposed to the earlier design using round belts.  It is marked with the Barnes name and 2 patent dates on the frame. The table is original and marked 7635.  I saw one site that had a chart to date it from that number but could not find it the next time I looked.  Here is the address to another site that has a pretty complete history of the machine and its development.  http://www.footpoweredmachinery.com

The condition is nice. I see no casting problems or cracks. The table is original and marked 7635. The original belt is OK. The seat is damage free. It spins freely.  One of the ideas with these is that they could be run in either direction to help with working with the grain. There is just one cutter.  I can break it down and box it, but imagine it is going to be several hundred unless you the buyer are here on the west coast. 

Unusual & Nice!!

Good + . . . . . $1295.00     SOLD!!




Barnes Woodworking LatheBarnes # 3 Woodworking Lathe I believe this Barnes Lathe is designated as a #3.  It would have started life out as a foot powered lathe, but the parts, including the flywheel and foot peddles, to make that happen are gone.   This was changed over to be run electrically sometime in the past.  A new motor will need to be adapted as there is nothing here to facilitate that at present either.

What is here is pretty nice.  The wood rails are original, straight, not all beat up and nice.   They are stamped with the serial # xxxx  The original tailstock is nice as is the headstock.  There is also homemade gizmo for doing round work like posts or baseball bats that would serve to hold the work steady in the middle.  It seems well made and suitable for the job. There are several tool steady rests from 6" to 3' included as well.

It can be picked up here in CA, or I can deliver it up and down the west coast for a small fee. Delivery to other places will be at cost through a shipping company.

Good  . . . . . $150.00        SOLD!!





Foot Powered Grinder Polishing MachineFoot Powered Grinder Polishing Machine  I am not sure who made this.  It is bigger and heavier duty than typical.  The peddle has a logo I do not recognize and it is also marked #2 in the casting. 

The condition is nice. There is one casting repair in the peddle area.  It is period, solid and well done . Note the design of the bearings for both axles.  Built to last.  I imagine any number of different machines could be driven by this as the grinder present is simply screwed down and there are other holes for the belt as if there was something else mounted at one time. 

Unusual & Nice!!

Good + . . . . . $395.00     SOLD!!





Braunsdorf - Mueller Circular Miter Saw aka - Dorn Patent Mitre Saw Braunsdorf - Mueller Circular Miter Saw aka - Dorn Patent Mitre Saw This unusual circular, revolving miter saw is marked Braunsdorf - Mueller and was patented by a fellow named Dorn. You can read all about this type of circular miter saw and see other examples and ads for them by running those names in Google searches.

The basic device is in nice overall condition w/ no casting problems or breaks.  It has been tastefully cleaned.  There is no saw but I believe most any well known makers miter saw would fit, be it Disston, Millers Falls, Langdon, Atkins or whatever.

There is a small curved piece of metal that acts like a guide for the circular motion missing from one track underneath. I put a washer there that serves the purpose for now.  It missing does not affect the look or use and would be an easy fix.

Note it has two different depth stops or fences.  Also note that the large fences operates independently of each other.  There are numbered increment stamps to set the fences that are readable on the base as well.   Different & Rare!!
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Good + . . . . . $395.00      SOLD!!




Goodell Pratt Peddle Lathe / Grinder / DrillGoodell Pratt Peddle Lathe / Grinder / Drill  This treadle / pedal lathe / grinder / drill is in very nice condition and looks to be all original.  The tool rest, outboard grinder and drilling attachment are present.  Take a look at all the pics.  This style lathe was offered for a number of years and by different outfits over that period.  It was a popular item, and well received despite its small size and limited capacity. 

Fine  . . . . .$495.00        SOLD!!






Barnes #6 Scroll SawBarnes #6 Scroll Saw  The operation of this model is different from most of those encountered  in that it derives its power from a small round leather belt and pulley system instead of the springy wooden arms which are typical on these saws.  This example is in very nice condition and has no major casting problems or breaks.  There is still considerable pin striping on the body, and it displays very nicely.

Good . . . . . .$695.00       SOLD






H. M. Quackenbush of Herkimer NY Pedal Powered Wood LatheH. M. Quackenbush of Herkimer NY Pedal Powered Wood Lathe   The overall condition of this rare cast iron pedal lathe is very nice. Note the patented main chuck in one of the pics.  It is about 26" between centers and a bit over 3" from center to bed.  There are two different lathe rests and a couple choices for the tail stock. There is an assortment of additional tooling stored in the 2 drawers that have been added below the original wooden top. There is no belt but I see no reason it would not work and I see no casting cracks or other damage.  It is smaller than a Barnes, but bigger, nicer, and better built than other smaller lathes like the New Rodgers or Millers Falls Lathes of the period.  The flywheel must weigh close to 50 lbs.  Please check all the pics.

There is a lot of info on H. M. Quackenbush the inventor / maker of this lathe on the internet. There is a history about him and the company at Wikipedia. I learned there he was most famous for his spring loaded nutcracker and the line of BB guns and rimfire guns he produced. There is some info on the lathe that can be found including catalog entries in online vintage catalog reprints for different models he made. There is also and entry and images of a similar lathe on the site www.vintagemachinery.org  That info notes that Ken Cope could not find an example to put in his book on antique tools.  Very Nice!! 

Good +  . . . . . .$975.00        SOLD!!



Barnes #3 Pedal Powered Antique 5' Lathe This is a super nice example of Barnes's largest and most popular pedal powered lathe.  Over the years it was offered in several different configurations, with this being the final version.  Barnes stopped production of these in the late 20's due to a number of considerations including the depression, and the fact that electricity was becoming available in remote places.  They came in several lengths with this being the 5' model.  The condition of the working parts is excellent, tight and ready to again perform any lathe related task given to it.  All parts are original except for the rod to hold the seat up, and there is one small weld repair to the butterfly shaped bracket that holds the main shaft to the leg assembly.  The belt will need to be replaced but is whole for the moment.  The head stock and tailstock show little signs of wear or even use and are tight and nice.  The tool rest which is the larger version is nice as well.  These are not found very often, and the condition and functionality is great.

Good . . . . .$2495.00        SOLD






1876 Shipman Patent Scrool Saw / Jigsaw1876 Patent Shipman Scrollsaw /  Jigsaw  This is a neat looking pedal powered jigsaw I have never seen before, and would not expect to see in such nice condition.  It  has an almost shaker look and feel to it being made almost entirely of wood, and having such graceful lines.    Mr. Shipman pulled the patent # 183,029 in 1876, and resided in Rochester NY, and if I am not mistaken there was a Shaker colony up that way back when.  This was bought here on the west coast  near Reading Ca. years ago.  The condition is such that I doubt it was ever used.   It has been sitting on display for the last 20-30 years, and is now being offered for sale for the first time in that time.  A super piece!!

1876 Patent Jigsaw . . . . . . .$150.00        SOLD!








Levin Jeweler's Lathe with Collets and AccessoriesLevin Jeweler's Lathe with Collets and Accessories  Everything in the first pic is included as one lot and as is. I took individual pics so you could determine what is what and see details as I do not know what to call half of it.  Any questions are going to have to be pretty general as I know little about the details with this. All of what you see came as one lot and has been sitting on a shelf in one box for about 20 years. There was some surface rust on some pieces which I cleaned off with a soft wire wheel.

There are over 40 collets. All are marked Levin. In the last two pics I separated them into those with fractional sizes and those with #'s are in front. I noted that there are several the same size and there are 6 of one size grouped in the second row in the last pic. I am not going to list off the sizes individually.

I got all of the motions freed up and moving smoothly on the other parts. Some were frozen or very stiff. Note that the tail stock has a shim on the sole. The draw action works smoothly and I feel no slop in it or the tail stocks. Likewise I see or feel nothing wrong with other things that should move.

Good . . . . . .$695.00        SOLD




Lathe Attachment for Millers Falls Lester Scroll SawLathe Attachment for Millers Falls Lester Scroll Saw   At least that is what the collector identified it as.   Very well made, and will clean up to be a great addition to that saw you have.   Unusual & Nice!!

Good + . . . . . $125.00         SOLD!!






Marshall Jeweler's Lathe with Collets and Accessories  This entire  Jeweler's or Watchmakers Lathe setup appears to be in very nice condition.  Jeweler's or Watchmakers lathes are typically pretty easy to find, it is the accessories that can be elusive and cost a small fortune.  This one comes with about everything you would need to have a complete and working setup.   The motor is there and running, it has a tool rest, the head, the tailstock, a three jaw chuck, a couple other chucks or faceplates mounted down below, a cross feed, approx 60 collets and a drawer full of misc parts and accessories.  Everything appears to be running smoothly with no apparent damage or problems that you need to hear about.  Most of the collets I looked at are marked Peerless and are in excellent condition with no signs of rust or excessive use.  All in all a very nice set-up, and  if you are looking for a complete and working setup to start a shop or add to the existing shop you need look no further.

Good . . . . . .$695.00         SOLD




Treadle Powered Lathe Small Treadle Powered Lathe This small lathe is in very nice condition, and there are no casting breaks in the frame or foot pedal.  It is unmarked as to manufacturer, but is typical of the many different styles that were available back near the turn of the last century.

Good . . . . . .$295.00         SOLD






Goodell Pratt LatheGoodell Pratt Lathe  This Goodell Pratt small lathe is in very nice condition, and there are no casting breaks in the frame.

Good . . . . .$295.00      SOLD





Star Pedal; Powered JigsawStar Pedal Powered Jigsaw  Star Jigsaw has been restored. It looks pretty good and seems to be operable.   I believe the table has been recast / replaced.  It has a lip at the edge and so might be right and just buffed up for the restoration.  Note that under the arm there is a tube and rod affair.  This looks to be a recreation to represent what i assume was a blower to blow the dust from the work.  The rest of this saw looks great and it is a very graphic and showy piece with its flared leg design and paint decoration.  There is patent info up near the top, and a lot of original paint and decoration remain there.

Good . . . .$495.00        SOLD







Lathe / Jigsaw CombinationLathe / Jigsaw Combination  This has been restored as well.  It too seems to be in operating condition, and the unusual little lather attached up front looks original and operational as well.  It will need a belt to make it work though.  The foot pedal looks to be a later wooden replacement.  The tool box attached to the frame does not look original to me.  I believe the table may be a replacement as well.

Good . . . . .$395.00       SOLD









Hobbies JigsawHobbies Jigsaw  This Jigsaw is as found.   It looks pretty good and seems to be operable.   It seems to just need a cleaning and to be tightened up, or bolted down.

Good . . . . .$225.00       SOLD










Barnes Velocipede #2 Jigsaw Barnes Velocipede #2 Jigsaw  This pedal powered Barnes jigsaw has been sitting on the same shelf for over 20 years.  It was repainted and restored when bought, and has sat  idly waiting for its time to come.  The shelf is about 8' up in the air so it was a bit difficult to get any real good shots.  I could not see any repairs or evidence of welding, but could not get all the way around it.  Both the buyer (a collector), and seller (another collector),  were old time tool collectors, and any major mechanical defects would have been addressed before raising it to this resting place.  These Barnes Velocipede model jigsaws are becoming very hard to find these days.  The price assumes there is nothing materially wrong, and if truly interested I can give you more detailed info.  

Good . . . . . .$1295.00        SOLD





Barnes  #7 Pedal JigsawBarnes  #7 Pedal Jigsaw  This pedal powered Barnes jigsaw is a bit less complex than the Velocipede offered above and was the more common model sold as it was less expensive.  This saw needs a bit of restoration and reassembly. The original top needs to be glued back up, the belt is missing and the rod from the pedal needs to be replaced.

There is lots of original paint and decoration left, and the previous owner has applied a coat of clear lacquer or the like to protect it.  This one will make a fine user with a little effort. 

Good . . . . . .$495.00        SOLD



Antique Pedal Powered JigsawChallenge Jigsaw  This Challenge Jigsaw by Seneca Falls Mfg. Co of NY has been partially restored. It looks pretty good and seems to be operable but not all is correct or original.   I believe the table has been recast / replaced.  It has casting ribs on the bottom and a lip at the edge and so might be right and just buffed up for the restoration.  One of the foot peddles has a break in it, and the entire bracket affair to hold it in place looks to be made up.  The rest of this saw looks great and it is a very graphic and showy piece with its flared leg design and paint decoration.  There is patent info up near the top, and a lot of original paint and decoration remain there.

Challenge Jigsaw  . . . . . . .$300.00       SOLD!






Emmert Patternmakers ViceEmmert Patternmakers Vice This is the large size vice that these folks produced, and it has the ability to hold just about anything, in any position that you could stick in it.  Everything is here including the angle plate, the adjusting rod and the bracket for it.  This vice is NOS as in never been used and has just some minor spots of rust on the bar from storage.  The jaws still have the original grease on them.  The handle and the rod are still in their original paper wrappings taped together.  There is nothing about this one that you will not like.

Fine . . . . . .$995.00       SOLD



Miniature Gunsmiths / Silversmiths / Jewelers / Tool Makers Combo Anvil / ViseMiniature Gunsmiths / Silversmiths / Jewelers / Tool Makers Combo Vise / Anvil    A super condition 19th Century miniature vise.  Great form and fine craftsmanship. Crisp clean condition.  Unmarked but clearly a quality well made tool.  Very Nice!! 

Good +. . . . . .  $150.00      SOLD!!







Wilton 9-C 1 Combination Pipe and Bench 4 1/2 Jaw Bullet ViseWilton 9 - C 1 Bullet Vise Combination Pipe and 4 1/2 Jaw Bench Vise   Very nice condition Wilton bullet vise.  Light wear and scuffs to the paint.  No other apologies.  Nice 4 1/2 Inch wide jaws.  Opens to 9".  Swivel base with both locks.  Marked Schiller Park Ill.  It is also marked with what looks like 801. It is 16" long 10" tall with 4 1/2" jaws.  It weighs approx. 63 lbs.  Nice.

Good + . . . . . 425.00      SOLD!!








Wilton 4 Bullet Vice w/o BaseWilton 4" Bullet Vice w/o Base The vice of choice for machinists and other metal working trades.  Super condition and shows little signs of use or wear.  The design allows for little slop and great precision.  None better.  Missing the swivel base. 

Good . . . . . .$295.00      SOLD






Wilton 4 Inch Bullet ViceWilton 4" Bullet Vice The vice of choice for machinists and other metal working trades.  Super condition and shows little signs of use or wear.  The design allows for little slop and great precision.  None better.

Fine . . . . . .$395.00     SOLD







Stephens Patent Vise Co.  2 Jaw Quick Action ViseStephens Patent Vise Co.  2" Jaw Quick Action Vise   Marked on top bar with the Stephen's Pat Vise Co.  NY name and 2 patent dates.  I believe this is the smallest size they made and was aimed at jewelers, silversmiths, and gunsmiths.  Good overall condition.   The quick release, lock, and click adjust features all work properly.  Nice!!

Good +. . . . . $225.00     SOLD!!






Stephens Patent Lever Action Quick ViseStephens Patent Lever Action Quick Vise  This is an unusual quick action vise that you do not see very often especially in this large size w/ 4" jaws.  It is complete, operates properly and tightens well when the lever is pulled after getting it close.  The swivel base is present and OK.  The jaw is not spring loaded / operated.   

Good +. . . . . .$150.00         SOLD!








Emmert Turtle Back Pattern MakersEmmert Turtle Back Pattern Makers Vise It look OK, but has a few issues and is being sold AS - Is for Parts or restoration. First off it has the tilt bracket, but it has been brazed. (see pic) The inner jaw shows an area where it has been repaired along one edge. The inner face looks fine and is smooth, but you can see evidence of the weld / repair on the outside. (see pics). After you take off the turtle back cover you can see broken parts there as well. I am not sure what this part is called, or if the break would affect usage. Again, see the pics. If this does not sell as a unit I will be breaking it down and selling it piece by piece later on.

Fair . . . . . .$250.00         SOLD!




Wilton 8400 Bullet ViseWilton 8400 4" Bullet Vise  Nice original condition.  Some overspray of white paint on one side, but otherwise clean and original with no damage, repairs, issues, or other problems.  Nice jaws showing little wear.  The vise of choice for all trades. 

Good + . . . . . $325.00        SOLD!!









Wilder ALL SHAPES Bench ViseWilder Model 8 - 800 "ALL SHAPES" Bench Vise  A rare & unusual vise in nice original condition.  Its claim to fame is the 3 piece jaw design where on one side are two rotating oblong and sloped jaws that have the ability to hold most any shape object securely against a typical straight jaw. The straight jaw measures 3" across. There are some file cuts across the top faces of the jaws that look like layout lines they are so precise. They can be dressed out or left as they will not affect use. 

Perfect for the gunsmith, machinist, model maker, pattern maker, jeweler, hobbyist, etc.   The label on the side indicates a patent is pending.  I read, but could not find a reference to these being offered in Popular Science magazine back in the late 50's.  I saw another reference that said there was a design patent D187553 - Filed May 15, 1958.

Good + . . . . . $695.00        SOLD!!




Unimat Lathe / Milling Machine w/ AccessoriesUnimat Lathe / Milling Machine w/ Accessories in Original Box  This miniature lathe / milling machine looks to have seen little use and was carefully used and well taken care of when it was.  The owner was particular in the way he took care of his tools and about the tools he had.  The pics below are individual shots of all the accessories he had stored in a separate box.  There is a 3 and 4 jaw chuck, several face plates, the milling table, and a host of other accessories and pieces.  The original manual / instructions are also included.   

Fine . . . . . .$795.00        SOLD





Unimat Lathe / Milling Machine w/ Accessories in Original BoxUnimat Lathe / Milling Machine w/ Accessories in Original Box  This miniature lathe / milling machine looks to have seen little use and was carefully used and well taken care of when it was.  Lots of extras and attachments  There is a 3 and 4 jaw chuck, several face plates, the milling table, and a host of other accessories and pieces.  The original manual / instructions are also included.   

Fine . . . . . .$995.00       SOLD







Wodack Electric Hand Saw Chicago IllWodack Electric Hand Saw Chicago Ill.   There is little info to be found on this early wormdrive skilsaw online.  There is a you-tube video of one running, and they refer to it as the "Junior".  I think Beastie would be more appropriate.  I did read that Dewalt bought them out.  The ID tag has a wealth of info stamped on it.  The capacity was over 4" meaning it has a 10" blade in it.  It was made by Wodack Electric Tool Corporation and was distributed exclusively by F. L. Rogers of Chicago / New York.

It is being sold as is. No guarantees or warranties of any sort. It does run.  I plugged it in even with that funky cord.  It about jumped off the table.  The switch is not working.  It is in direct drive.  Be forewarned.  It sounded a bit archy but did run.  Note there is no safety guard.  What you see is what you get.  A great addition to the next hot collector group - - early dangerous electric tools.  Different!!

 Good +. . . . . . . $75.00      SOLD!!





Gerstner Dentist Dental Tool BoxGerstner Dentist Dental Tool Box    This Gerstner Dental toolbox is in very nice condition.  The last owner used it to house gunsmith parts and supplies.    A nice piece.   

Good + . . . . . $175.00   SOLD!!










Gerstner Model 052 Machinist Box / Tool ChestGerstner Model 052 Machinist Box / Tool Chest  This Gerstner Model 052  Oak 11 Drawer Machinist Tool Box / Chest is 26" long and in very nice condition.  It has been lightly used and the felts are original and nice.  The drawer bottoms are metal. There is a serial # inside on the bottom.  The original finish is very nice.  A nice piece.   

Fine . . . . . $495.00     SOLD!!





Gerstner Machinist  Box / Tool BoxGerstner Model 42 Machinist Tool Box /  Chest    This Gerstner Model 42 20" Machinist tool box is in very nice condition.  It does not appear to have ever been used.  The interior felt is like new.  The original finish is very nice.  A nice piece.   

Fine . . . . . $325.00        SOLD!!





Gerstner Model 52 Machinist  Box / Tool BoxGerstner Model 52 Machinist Box / Tool Chest  This Gerstner Model 52  Oak 11 Drawer Machinist Tool Box / Chest is 26" long and in very nice condition.  It has been lightly used and the felts are original and nice.  The drawer bottoms are metal. There is a serial # inside on the bottom.  The original finish is very nice and a few shades lighter than the pic shows. A nice piece.   

Fine . . . . . $495.00        SOLD!!



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