UncleRon » collections

UncleRon

UncleRon

Collections

UncleRon has not created any collections yet. What are collections?

Posts

See all 38
59 Year Old Wedding Cake in a Can - Mmmmmm! - Kitchenin Kitchen
What are these things? And the mystery is solved! - Asianin Asian
For Bigship_Iron - A typical Horseman's knife. - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Japanese Metal Applique Button or Glove Hook - Accessoriesin Accessories
Antique Ambidextrous Scissors - 1881 - Sewingin Sewing
Odd Handtool Marked Park-Aid - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Convert your Circular Saw to a Chainsaw! - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Humpfreys "Safety" Double Snap Bolt for Breast Chains and Traces Pat'd 1888 - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
18th Century Bronze Henna "Tatoo" Stamps - Accessoriesin Accessories
Humphrey Tool Co. Tool/Screwdriver set - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware

Comments

  1. The value is probably less than the gas to haul it. If you can find someone to take it away, maybe for a yard ornament, you'll be doing ok.
  2. That's interesting, OlofZ! It makes me wonder how it got to the auction house near Lancaster, Pa. where I purchased it. It was in a large lot of miscellaneous junk - nothing particularly valuable or p...
  3. It's a Telek dagger worn on the forearm, under the sleeve of a robe. Used by the Tuareg tribe of Northern Africa. It would appear that the VW "Touareg" is a bastardization of this name.
  4. There doesn't seem to be a solid value for anything anymore. Recently I sold a nice group of old, handmade rules and measures. I was extremely disappointed in the prices realized at auction. Your piec...
  5. That is a very common pattern (shape) referred to as a "bare-head regular jack knife." They have been made for 150 years, although yours is almost certainly 20th century. You'll need to provide the ma...
  6. This knife is no older than the 1960s and probably a good deal newer despite its heavily oxidized surface. Note the two original rivets: on the back side the rivets have a hollow spot in their centers...
  7. This device is not for measuring, it's a calculating device. It can be used, with a book of charts, to create angles and do other calculations. It can be used for navigating, shipbuilding, and other f...
  8. A bit small for heavy pruning but for light work and flower beds it will work fine. I have this exact tool (George Ibberson, Sheffield, England - 1700 - 1988), and have seen them by three or four othe...
  9. 30 inches of mercury (drawn up the tube) is very high vacuum. Gauges similar to this were used on vacuum brakes in railroad applications.
  10. Your knife is an early-production-run, model # 110 commemorative, produced in 2014, for the 50th anniversary of the 110 model. Later runs of this knife had the name "Buck" included on the tang-stamp b...
  11. You've got it Bill. Or a glove hook. In any event his knife is a miniature so everything is small and it's more of a high-end novelty piece than a serious knife.
  12. Bs_I - I've added a pic of a horseman's knife so everyone can see what a hoof pic looks like (and the size). I hope that puts as least that part of the debate to rest. Your knife has an awl and leath...
  13. Seems the folks who want this to be a hoof pick are not reading that the knife is only 1 1/2" long, closed. Hoof picks are 2 1/2" +/- and quite substantial tools. I have seen many of these mini multi-...
  14. These are old door-lock keys. The modern pin tumbler lock was invented ca. 1860 and these keys were slowly fazed out over 100 years. The longer key is an unfinished casting - you can see the flashing ...
  15. I have had similar handles that were medical but it could also be part of some kind of food processing equipment.
  16. I suspect this is an old Imperial (pre-Soviet) Russian grafting knife. The light-colored in-filled piece, opposite the blade end, is ivory and used to extent about 1 1/2" to a flat, dull "spatula" cal...
  17. Looks like a Morroccan Koummya - definitely tourist quality, as fortapache said.
  18. This is a chef's trussing needle for sewing rolled-up pieces of meat, etc. prior to baking or grilling.
  19. Irishcollector & fhrjr beat me to it! :-) Also known as a "rase knife." Used to mark barrels, and also when building barns, etc; sometimes the frames were assembled flat on the ground, dissassembled, ...
  20. This is definitely an "electrician's" or "radio man's" knife but it is not a military version. The liner lock between the blades was patented in 1926. The bottom line reads, I believe, "Little Valley"...
  21. I think these tips are much smaller than the ones in fhrjr2's link. They look to be about 2 1/2" - 3" long to me. If so, they are interchangeable drill bits of the type that fit a pump- or reciprocati...
  22. The is a temporary handle for lifting/moving old, thin, sheet-iron cooking pans. The metal in these shallow pans is only about 1/32" thick. The single tine goes inside the pan and the double one goes ...
  23. Camillus was founded in 1902. This knife looks a lot like the WWII Mark 2 Military knife but there are significant differences. I believe this knife is a civilian sporting knife from just after the WW...
  24. Going to 28,000 lbs. I would think this would have to have been from one of those drive-on platform scales for cars and small trucks. Back in the 1920s a pick-up truck weighed under 2000 lbs. By the '...
  25. You don't say how long it is. Assuming it is apx. 4" - 4 1/2" long then it is early-mid-1800s. Keys tended to get smaller over time as the internals of locks became more refined. This key would fit a...
  26. This knife is almost undoubtedly Mexican. The first word is probably the knife-making family's name. The second word is "Falcon" and the bird's head is often called an eagle but it could be a falcon. ...
  27. The mark is a flexed arm with a hammer and the words "Hammer Brand." It is a trademark of the Imperial knife Co. Imperial made an extensive line of knives using the construction method of your knife -...
  28. Thanks, slackjack! Indeed, there are quite a few patents for ambidextrous scissors with the same rotating-bow idea, the latest of which was granted in 1993. With a bit of sleuthing I found patent US23...
  29. Thanks Newfld, truthordare, kyratango, & Tonne, for the information and links. I love Oriental art and especially Japanese art and crafts.
  30. That tang stamp is "Saxonia / Cutlery Co. / Germany." I had a couple Saxonia knives and they were small inexpensive knives like this one with cast iron handles. Essentially, nothing is written about ...
  31. fhrjr2- the HANDLE is the bud-shaped piece on the left end. The sheath looks like an Arabian jambiya but the handle look odd for that type knife. Based on the sheath this looks "real" (as opposed to ...
  32. That's a very romantic story, Jackielee, but the Case brothers got into the knife business as jobbers, in other words traveling salesmen calling on retail stores and taking orders for other manufactur...
  33. The handle is reversible so it could be for toasting slices of bread.
  34. Windwalker has it right. Usually used for pipe but other applications are possible.
  35. I've seen these (or something very similar) on telephone poles. They simply identified the pole and corresponded to a map used by power company repairmen.
  36. Neil- "Treen" means made of wood. This knife has a molded composition, or "hard rubber," handle. Also, it is not a quill knife. It's a small novelty "figural" knife in the form of a shoe. These were ...
  37. I figured that, fhrjr2. When I looked at the post there was only one picture. I didn't see all the wonderful wooden pieces in the second picture. I live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This area was s...
  38. Ky është një grup mjetesh. Blloku prej druri ka një teh brenda të cilit do të prerë temat mbi një kunj (si një dorezë për fshesë). Pjesa e hekurit i shkurton temat e përputhjes në një copë druri (si k...
  39. This is a set of tools. The wooden block has a blade inside which will cut threads onto a dowel (such as a broom handle). The iron part cuts the matching threads into another piece of wood (like the h...
  40. I figured the circular part was to hang on a hook. As for the rivets, they don't look right to have been used to attach it to a backing like a clip board unless it was quite thin. Just brainstorming a...
  41. I have seen more modern versions of a thing like this which had two of the hooks mounted about 3" apart on a board, and which worked in tandem. The clip-board-like device was hung on the wall and invo...
  42. Speaking of Freudian slips, I prefer "Scarement". It makes me all "worm" inside.
  43. Heard back from the ebay seller and he says he did no research and is basically guessing. Maybe someday someone will see one with a patent # or date. Until them I'll use it to probe for landmines whe...
  44. Thanks, Windwalker. That listing must have been made just after I searched for the item because I didn't get any returns for "Park Aid." I have written to the seller asking for his documentation. If i...
  45. Aha! The aspect of a little "hand," and the lanyard at the opposite end, just gave me an epiphany. I think it's an early version of a "ball launcher" used, like an atlatl, to throw tennis balls great ...
  46. I am familiar with eel spears & gigs Collectibles59. This device is only 17 inches long and the points were made dull. I'll post a fourth pic.
  47. OK. So you guys don't know either. :-)
  48. Cool. Tkx!
  49. Hard to tell but it might be a "stapleless" stapler. Put two pieces of paper under the foot, all the way in, and push the plunger. If I'm right they will be fastened together with a clever folding ac...
  50. Very cool, Earthling! That sounds like a more sophisticated version of the innards of an old Scandanavian lock, yes?
  51. See more