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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Trying to find out more about these items , they’d were my grandfathers who got them from his grandfather. Anyone who can tell me More please let me know! , thanks. ( Adam K )

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    1. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
      machinist tools and box..
    2. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Good solve roycroftbooksfromme1.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Luv those old wooden machinist tool boxes.
    4. Kitsock23, 2 years ago
      hey guys, i see 3 people commented on this, but i cant read what anyone says. im trying to find out more about what i have here. please let me know how i should go about finding out details. thanks, adam email is if you have and suggestions
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      There were a number of companies that made these as well as made by individuals. I notice where there is a place where the company name plate is obviously missing. Tools are basically for working with lathes, mills etc.. What else do you want to know?
    6. Kitsock23, 2 years ago
      Is it something of value? What would you think everything would bring at auction?
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      I thought this is were you were leading us. We can't do appraisals for you or buy & sell on CW. CW is owned by Barneby's and they do appraisals. We avoid competing with them. At the top of this page, you will see "appraisals".
    8. Kitsock23, 2 years ago
      Thanks. I’m not interested in selling , just want to know is it something I should insure , they were my grandfathers and a keep sake for me, thank you for your time though!
    9. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      If you haven't done so already, I'd suggest searching eBay/etc listings for "machinist's tool box" and/or "machinist's tools". Don't forget to also check the 'completed listings' in your search.

      At a glance, it does look like a good collection of high quality tools, as well as a lovely oak toolbox they're housed in. I'd wanna keep it too!! :-) :-) :-)
    10. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
      Forget eBay, if you want to know what sold and for what price use Use the completed auctions on the left column and do your search. That will show you what sold in your category on eBay and what didn't and for how much. eBay only shows you what is for sale, watchcount shows you up to date what actually sold and for how much. It will show you what people are willing to buy and the price they will pay.
    11. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
      Looking through the first picture I see,..
      2 Depth gages mic’s used to gage how deep your hole is ….
      Some tap’s and dies. for threading holes or round stock
      That horseshoe looking piece belongs on the hailmary block ,the long block of steel with the grove is use to lock a round piece of round stock down on a milling bed which then would be dog down be for milling..
      The tool boxes looks to be in good shape normally find them on ebay for a c note,. then to the right a Vernier used to measure thing lie a mic…od/ id and such…
      In the 3 pic I see odds and ends along with indicators which were used in many ways .. to check a surface flatness and us for hole roundness ,… on milling machines and laths to true the run of the lathe and to check the run off of the piece of metal you’re your turning weather you want none or want to add run off /a taper depending on the callout on the print your working from . the flat bars a the angle pieces would be used for milling machine to square and lift the square piece of stock so you don’t mill its bed. .the leather case looks to have templets and shims your grandfather might been making the same part for a while which was common hard to tell by the pic
      The 4th picture shows tool to scribe a piece of metal you would take a piece of stock and apply some blue ink let it dry then scribe out what dimensions you want .. angles holes where to start more so ruff in dimensions to get close to what you want to mill or run on the lathe as you get nearer you use your gages .. also I see tools for checking dimensions that you can set once to size,.. let’s say in a lathe to check the size of a piece of metal say 2 feet long screw it in or out to touch one end then slip it off and see if it the same in spots of the length of the part ,, rather the mic it all the time till you get near to the finish cut. then mic it out,… I see you have large mic’s that are 1 to 2 inch 2 to 3 and so on ..mic’s today are digital most kids couldn’t read your,…lol the new one have a wire sticking out and a button you can press to send your dimensions right to your machine screen or laptop or to the company’s computers .. everything is high tech …they work with micro parts today … you should pick yourself up a used table lathe .. and learn to use your grandfathers tools. smiling /..later

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