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Larry and Carole
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Antique / Vintage Collectible & User Tools


 

Antique Piano Tuning & Repair Tools


Piano Makers Bow DrillsPiano Makers Rosewood & Ivory Bow Drill Both of these piano makers bow drills came from the same tool box along with a number of other piano tuning tools I have listed elsewhere. I got the lot of piano tuning tools, including several Rosewood Handle Tuning Hammers / Wrenches in a trade for some nice bench planes.

One bow drill is marked H. S. & Co. for Hammacher Schlemmer. I see no maker marks on the other which is not unusual. It is probably by one of the known New York piano tool and plane makers like Erlandsen, Brandt, or the like. Both are very similar to each other noting the difference in the shapes of the Rosewood handles.

The pads or bits shown fit either drill. Drill pads usually got separated from their drills and it is unusual to find bow drills with them. I will include five (5) with the sale of each or either drill. I also have one all wood bow (see last pic) that will be included with which ever bow drill sells first.

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AMN-BOW-1                            AMN-BOW-2              4 Pads / Bits SOLD

TNB - - - - - Fine . . . . . $495.00

BWB - - - - - Fine . . . . . $495.00

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Piano Key ClampsPiano Key Clamps   Good condition.  Faint maker marks on some. For clamping ivory veneers to the wooden keys on a piano. 

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TRD-PK-CLMPS

Good + . . . . . . $125.00 / Lot

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Misc. Piano Tuning & Repair ToolsMisc. Piano Tuning & Repair Tools  These came from the same box as the Rosewood & Ivory Bow Drills listed above. The brass handle brushes are homemade and have a great look. You probably know better than I what to call, and what the other tools are for. As a lot, with all all the rest, or just this grouping.

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TRD-PIANO-6T

Good + . . . . . . $55.00 / Lot

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Piano Tuning / Repair ToolsMisc. Piano Tuning & Repair Tools  These piano tuning & repair related tools came from the same box as the Rosewood & Ivory Bow Drills listed above. You probably know better than I what to call each, and what specific job the individual tools are for. As a lot, with all all the rest, or just this grouping.

TRD-PIANO-L-W20

Good  . . . . . . $125.00 / Lot

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Antique Piano Tuning & Repair ToolsMisc. Piano Tuning & Repair Tools  These piano tuning & repair related tools came from the same box as the Rosewood & Ivory Bow Drills listed above. You probably know better than I what to call each, and what specific job the individual tools are for. As a lot, with all all the rest, or just this grouping.

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TRD-PIANO-L-MTL

Good  . . . . . . $125.00 / Lot

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Antique Piano Tuning Hammer / Wrenches Repair ToolsPiano Tuning Hammer / Wrenches Repair Tools  These Rosewood handle piano tuning wrenches / Hammers & other repair related tools came from the same box as the Rosewood & Ivory Bow Drills listed above. There are two additional threaded double heads to interchange when needed. The sliding extend feature works on all of the wrenches. The brushes and assorted misc. also came from the same box.

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TRD-PIANO-WRNCH

Good  . . . . . . $275.00 / Lot     Hammer / Wrench on Right SOLD

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Lot of Piano Tuning & Repair Tools - Package Deal All Six lots of Piano Tuning & Repair Tools for one money.  Includes 2 Bow Drills w/ pads and one all wood bow, (not shown) The lot of piano key clamps, the 4 Rosewood handle tuning wrenches / hammers, and all of the assorted misc. shown in the pics and listed separately above. 

TRD-PIANO-LOT

Good + . . . . . . $1250.00 / Lot

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Piano Makers Bow Drills Piano Key Clamps Antique Piano Tuning Hammer / Wrenches Repair Tools Antique Piano Tuning & Repair Tools Piano Tuning / Repair Tools Misc. Piano Tuning & Repair Tools

Lot of Piano Tuning & Repair Tools - Package Deal All Six lots of Piano Tuning & Repair Tools for one money.  Includes 2 Bow Drills w/ pads and one all wood bow, (not shown) The lot of piano key clamps, the 4 Rosewood handle tuning wrenches / hammers, and all of the assorted misc. shown in the pics above and listed separately above. 

TRD-PIANO-LOT

Good + . . . . . . $1250.00 / Lot

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Misc. Antique Tools



Lion Machine Co. No. 4 Universal TrimmerLion Machine Co. No. 4 Universal Trimmer Very nice. Proper original handle. Cutters are sharp and damage free. Over the years these trimmers were made and sold by several different companies. This is an earlier version with the patent info and Bridgeport CT location info cast into the body. It was such a popular tool that several companies are still offering clones.

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LA-LION-T

Fine . . . . . $150.00

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Waller Tool Co. c. 1920s Butt Mortising / Hinge Mortise Cutter aka c. 1930s Stanley No. 280Waller Tool Co. c. 1920s Butt Mortising / Hinge Mortise Cutter aka c. 1930s Stanley No. 280 Stanley bought them out c. 1930 and offered it as their No. 280 until they ended production with the beginning of WWII. This is an earlier non Stanley version.  Nice!!

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LA-HINGE-CUT

Good + . . . . . $35.00

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Primitive Pad Saw / Walnut Tool HandlePrimitive Pad Saw / Walnut Tool Handle Also called a keyhole saw by some.  Has a slot through the Walnut handle to store extra saw blade length.  Nice!!

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LA-PADSAW-1

Good + . . . . . $24.00

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General S-75 8 Piece Pin Punch Set in Wood CaseGeneral S-75 8 Piece Pin Punch Set in Wood Case  Nice. All 8 of the punches are correct.

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GEN-P-PUNCH

Good + . . . . . $24.50

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antique Cast Iron Cutout Saw JointerCast Iron Cutout Saw Jointer   Nice casting.  Unmarked. Pretty sure it is a saw tooth jointer. There is no depth or width adjustments and the opening is pretty wide, so?

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LA-SAWJ

Good + . . . . . $22.50

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Task Pro Center Dowelling Jig Task Pro Center Dowelling Jig  Well made heavy duty self centering dowel jig.  I have an older Dowel - It version of this tool I use to use it and loved it. This appears to be a later /newer model. I see similar versions can retail for upwards of $75.00 or less at Harbor Freight.

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GIL-TASK-DJ

Good + . . . . . $15.00

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United Ice SupplyUnited Ice Supply No. 100 Spear Point Ice Pic / Chipper  There is a website devoted to these broken down to how many points.  From a much different era.  For use or the collection.

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LA-ICE

Good + . . . . . $12.50 

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Misc. Wrenches & Related Tools


3 Early California Church Key Beer Bootle Openers3 Early Advertising Church Key Beer Bottle Openers  The top one is brass and from the Fresno Brewing Co. a pre prohibition Beer Brewery that is long gone. It dates from the teens and is over 100 years old. The square hole is a wrench for adjusting early gas fired car headlights. The Golden Glow is a famous WI beer, and the Pee Boy Opener is from the little known Lee Jo Tavern & Bottle Shop in Sacramento that is also long gone. As a lot.

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G-3-BOTTLE

Good + . . . . . $50.00 / Lot

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Antique Wrench3 Small Wrenches   On top is a tiny Alligator. In the middle is a very nice small Rolls Royce open end wrench.  Below is a marked small S open end. Overall very nice condition.

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RNO-3TWRNCH

Good + . . . . . $40.00 / Lot

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Tomahawk Mfg. Co. Leaf Spring Grease ToolTomahawk Mfg. Co. Leaf Spring Grease Tool  Patented October 17th 1916. Tap it in between the leaf springs, turn the handle to push some grease out, and spring noises will disappear. The good old days. Nice condition.

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SACB-SPRING

Good + . . . . . . $20.00

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Misc. Antique Vices / Tool Handles & Related Tools



Antique Tool Handles/ Combination ToolsAntique Tool Handles/ Combination Tools 3 are Rosewood. They are in varying condition. Most are pretty good. All have some bits. Some have a lot of bits. Some have cracked or glued tops.

I have more of these. Including an original Stanley No. 1 Excelsior Tool Handle in boxwood with cutters / bits.

Other names are Rollis, Frey, MF. and others. Top left are 4 Rosewood, to the right 2 newer German models. On the bottom are two oddball ones. Above that are more unusual ones. Sold as a lot, or individually. There are 28 shown here, but i threw in 2 more nice ones. 30 Total.

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TOOLH-28TL

4 Tool Handles Shown . . . . . $57.00 / Lot         SOLD!!

Stanley Boxwood Excelsior Tool Handle . . . . . $50.00

Pick & Choose any others . . . . . $25.00 / Each       Several Sold!!

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Misc. Antique & Collectible
Mouse / Rat & Small Animal Traps


# 1 Sure Death Trap by Davenport Trap Co# 1 Sure Death Trap by Davenport Trap Co. This is a # 1 Sure Death Small Animal / Rat Trap by Davenport Trap Co. pictured. It has a 4 1/2" diameter ring and 6 finger trigger to spring the trap. Overall nice condition. Strong spring and is fully functional.

The Davenport Trap Co. was formed in 1909. Bruce Shaw introduced the No. 1 Sure Death trap in 1909 as “sure death” for mink, marten, muskrat, weasel, rabbit, pocket gopher, moles and rats. He was granted a patent for the idea in 1912. In 1912 the # 2 & # 3 models, which were slightly different, were introduced and this style trap with the 6 finger trigger was dropped. This is an early version marked Pat Apl'd For on the trigger arm.

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GV-SURE-TRAP

Good + . . . . . . $175.00

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Antique Leather Working Tools



Osborne Steel Draw Gauge2 Osborne Steel Draw Gauges One is much nicer than the other.

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LA-OSB-DG1                       LA-OSB-DG2

Good + . . . . . $20.00

Fair . . . . . $10.00

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Osborne Latta Patent Draw Gauge / Leather ToolOsborne Latta Patent Draw Gauge / Leather Tool  Rosewood handle, iron frame.  Patented twist lock bar adjusting feature. Has trigger. Proper keepers.  Note cutter / blade is marked "P. Goesser Grass Valley Cal" an early California cutlery & Bowie knife maker.

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JF-LATTA

Good + . . . . . . $75.00

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C. S. Osborne Round / Head Knife / Leather Tool C. S. Osborne 6" Round / Head Knife / Leather Tool   Good condition.

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SACB-OSBORNE-HK

Good + . . . . . . $75.00

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3 Leather Tools by Gomph & Snell & Atherton3 Leather Tools by Gomph & Snell & Atherton   Good condition. Your paying for the two Rosewood Handle Gomph pieces, the Snell & Atherton heel shave is a giveme / toss in.

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SACB-3LTHR

Good  . . . . . . 55.00

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G. Pearson & Sheffield 1916 Round / Head Knife / Leather Tool5" G. Pearson & Sheffield 1916 Round / Head Knife / Leather Tool   A nice condition head knife by the well known and well respected English maker of edge tools and cutlery. Good + condition.

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SACB-ENG-HK

Good + . . . . . . $65.00

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1911 C. S. Osborne Leatherworking Tools Catalog1911 C. S. Osborne Leatherworking Tools Catalog  This is a 1976 reprint put out by Astragal Press.  A good reference.

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Good + . . . . . $12.00 

OAK-1911-CAT

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1899 C. S. Osborne Leatherworking Tools Catalog1899 C. S. Osborne Leatherworking Tools Catalog  This is an original.  Cover is slightly loose and taped.  Interior is pretty nice.  A great reference.

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Good  . . . . . $195.00 

OAK-1911-CAT

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Blade-Aid Swivel Knife SharpenerBlade-Aid Swivel Knife Sharpener in Box  This guide is for use to help sharpen a swivel knife leather tool.

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TX-BLADE

Fine . . . . . $12.00

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