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Old codger collecting old woodworking tools, mostly planes. Also any small unidentified mysteries.


  1. I assume no name or any identifying marks.
  2. My first guess is a die stock, with the die missing. Usually there three or four pair of die together. This tool was used to cut threads onto a rod or clean up existing rusty or bent threads.
  3. Please look again at stamping and possibly a name on the screws. My thought on the "f c x" was first a broken fox stamp?? The "directory of American toolmakers" cd edition list an Irving w. Fox, Roch...
  4. I just found on google searching for "c s osbourne tools" a new "tucking tool no. 747" that looks like the putty knife pictured. Many uses for the same tool again!
  5. Research a "cider pump", need dimensions and complete picture
  6. You might investigate a "cider pump" to pump apple juice from a barrel. There could be a wooden pipe ,about six inches long, for the upper hole. In all of apple prosessing metal was avoided to prevent...
  7. The book "Stanley tools" by john Walter page 371 states that number 13 circular plane type 2 does not have the model number. It was made from 1871 to 1878. A starting point to identify your plane. Enj...
  8. My "impression" from lug nuts "depresser" is that he is thinking of coil springs? Isn't this "C" clamp used to spread flat leaf springs for lubricating or adding a silencer pad between two springs?
  9. No particular reason and no evidence that that is what it is, the lettering has no meaning to me, enjoy
  10. It reminds me of a machinist lathe tool with a carbide tip??
  11. Is it probable that this plane started out as longer and has the the two plumbs cut or broken off. Seems that I've seen them with half circle ends instead of square ends. Just raising that possibilit...
  12. I don't see any wear pattern on it ? Only guess would be a pie crimper?? Maybe ??
  13. Consider that number one should be "turnscrew", (old or English name for a screwdriver) from a time when screws were handmade and the slot in the head was made with a chisel
  14. I met a fellow in town here that had over 800 different string dispensers. Some cast and lots of paper mache?? In designs of cats, dogs, and other animals and birds. Pottery, ceramic and glass too. Di...
  15. The 8 is probably the size of hole to be drilled, 8/16 ths of an inch or 1/2 inch. Please verify and let us know
  16. There some strange looking "corn" knives, for working on bunions, just a thought to consider?
  17. The only thing I've seen these fit are the covers for water meters.
  18. I have used them to build rabbit cages using "C" clips, probably used wherever they fit
  19. My guess is that it is a valve lapping tool for automobile engine valves. Old valve s had two recesses in the flat part so the valve could be rotated back and forth with a polishing compound to make ...
  20. Does anyone have "knowledge" or documentation about the can covered with wood? Why? When? I have five gallon bucket, flat top.... , bottom , side and bottom , all metal, covered with wood veneer
  21. I would be looking for watch and clock making/repair "centers" , maybe
  22. My thought is a grafting tool. Not exactly like a grafting froe but check out the simuliarity
  23. Possibly a measuring cup? Have you measured how much it holds? The markings don,t seem to be numbers. Seems somewhat crudely made for kitchen use. Maybe for two cycle gas/oil mixture. Thanks for showing
  24. To, keeno55, I apologize for not explaining the action involved. When holding the handle vertical the weight of the lever holders the "jaws" open. Then you push the jaws over a weed until the " lever...
  25. I should have made comment that the split and curved part could have been used like a hoe for digging up roots, maybe
  26. My opinion is that it a weed puller. With the lever down by it's own weight the jaws are open. You press over a weed with the open jaws and then pull the handle toward the lever. This closes the jaws ...
  27. Is there a way to look at previous post without starting with most current every time? Maybe Entering a range? Or some search? Thanks
  28. A listing on ancient for wire stretcher shows one listed as " 1904 strieby foote combination tool, FYI interest
  29. Possibly made by n. J. Tate, original patent feb 12, 1901. See "the fencin, tool bible" by bill marquis on page 86
  30. Is the square tapered? (Thicker in the corner and thinner on the ends?) why the date 1830? And why English? I,m not being critical, just curious as to reasons. I agree with time and place possibility....
  31. According to eaia "directory of American toolmakers" there was axe maker Matthias price in Newark no from 1846 to 1871
  32. Possibly united shoe machinery co, Lynn mass. 1863-1913. Makers of leather and shoe repair tools
  33. I have seen "dock" saw advertised in reprint catalogs. Possibly made for working around water
  34. Possibly could be used as a "barking spud" or of course as some kind of scraper. Appears to be newer rather than older, whatever that means
  35. I had thought these were made to repair pulls in knitted sweaters and such. The hook was inserted from the back side of a garment where a loop was pulled out. The loop was caught, the latch closed an...
  36. Consider farriers tools. Possibly "clinchers" or caulk cutters?
  37. No comments in five years? Consider the possibility of burnishes for cabinet scrapers
  38. It reminds me of a tire changing hammer with the rubber face missing
  39. I think that it is a water meter cover tool. Pentagon shaped socket and hook or point to lift lid
  40. Consider the small hooks for catching links of a chain. Possibly for rotating or grabbing a log. Any research on a stump puller. A fairly common tool¿
  41. The upper left has a hook like corn check row stakes. Is the rod about 30 inches long and pointed on the end not shown? A good possibility to research
  42. I think it is an automatic tack feed and hammer for carpet. Are there points on the underside to push the carpet, with a knob or handle to drive the round rod when a tack is fed down the tube?
  43. I,m thinking a box opener knife, no experince but have seen cigar box hammers listed with like shape
  44. Please check out a sleeve stretcher or press used in dry cleaning suits. I have one of this style and another style that is for sale in modern supply catalogs. Enjoy a great find!
  45. Please consider an adjustable valve grinder. Handle missing, possible one head of several made for one handle. I don,t understand the two "ears" on the square.
  46. Looks like a caulking mallet head without the handle. Used to make wooden ships waterproof
  47. Beautiful rule,! Why buffalo horn? How was that identified? Consider the possibility of ebony or other exotic wood. Great find regardless!
  48. Sorry, but it sure looks like a cutoff from a train rail to me.
  49. Possibly check on a curd cutter. Just one suggestion
  50. Seems like I remember these being used to align points in a distributor or voltage regulated back in the day
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