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Category: All Categories: Hardware: Tools
6 items found.   List by:   Title     Manufacturer     Year Made
1.
ANTIQUE HANDCRAFTED WOOD & STEEL WATER LEVEL GAUGE.  Picture
Manufacturer: Unknown. Unknown..
The frame consists of two 3" x 1 3/4" x 54" l. maple pieces spaced about 1" apart joined at the top and near the bottom by maple crossbars. One of the vertical pieces is impressed with a numbered scale of 36" graduated by the 1/4". A steelcounterweight slides up & down in grooves cut into the inside of each of the vertical pieces attached to which is a steel pointer that rides up & down the face of the scale. Attached to the top of the vertical pieces is a steel mount for a pulley aligned so that a brass plumber's chain attached to the counterweight is pulled between the vertical pieces and attachable to a float (not present). The bottom of the scaled vertical piece has a curved section removed & an oval hole; the other piece has a round hole - the purposes of which are unknown. Scribe marks on both crossbars. Gauges of this type were used in railroad water towers, although they were much taller to measure feet. This gauge. of course, was designed for a lesser vessel. Since it was acquired at a farm sale, it was probably use with a holding tank or cistern for rain water. Very minor signs of use. Net weight about 15 lbs. This item will require special packing. PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT SHIPPING COSTS BEFORE ORDERING, AS THEY WILL VARY GREATLY DEPENDING ON DESTINATION AND CARRIER.

Appr.: | AUD 87.01 CAD 84.75 EUR 59.76 GBP 47.77 JPY 7,500.00 MXN 937.50 ZAR 815.22 

Purchase direct from: Henry F. Hain III. Item number: 78-0103.
    
US$75.00
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2.
C. 1930 COPPER TIRE REPAIR NEEDLE.  Picture
Manufacturer: The KEX Company C. 1930..
Copper rod which tapers from a solid, pointed end to 1/4" d. at the upper end, which is hollow with 2" l. splits on both sides. 6 3/4" l. Stamped "Pat. Jan. 19 1926 KEX REG. U.S. PAT. OFF.". Patent (No. 1,570,298) was issued to Albert H. Fisher, assignor of one-half to Milan R. Forkapa, of East Cleveland, OH for a tire repairing process in which the needle was used to insert plugs into damaged tires. In 1928, a Canadian patent record shows that the patent's rights had been acquired by The KEX Company. NOTE: Shipping for this item via 1st Class Mail is $2.25. Your shipping charge will appear as $4.00 in the Shopping Cart, but will be lowered before your credit card is charged.

Appr.: | AUD 8.70 CAD 8.47 EUR 5.98 GBP 4.78 JPY 750.00 MXN 93.75 ZAR 81.52 

Purchase direct from: Henry F. Hain III. Item number: 50-0012.
    
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3.
C. 1930 TWINE / CORD CUTTER ADVERTISING MESSER CANDY.  Picture
Manufacturer: Jones Mfg. Co., Columbus, OH C. 1930..
The front half of the tube has both sides open to received the twine which can be scooped into the opening using the rounded ends of the top & bottom of the tube. The twine is guided to the blade by a loop of heavy steel wire which extends from the front end of the handle to the front of the tube and curvesupward to the top of the tube. The blade is positioned perpendicularly to the bottom of the tube and rises to a position between the wires forming the loop. Stamped "Made By Jones Mfg. Co. Pat Pend Col's. O." within a rectangle. This tool was patented May 8, 1923 [1,454,543] by Edwin R. Jones of Columbus, OH who filed an application May 2, 1922. According to the patent, the holedrilled in the end of the handle was intended to accommodate a base (also included in the patent) which would allow the tool to be used in a fixed, vertical position rather than hand held. Little is available about Messer's. It was founded by a Scottish immigrant, John Messer (b. 1840), who emigrate to the USA in 1860 and by 1870 had established a retail confectionery business in Pittsburgh, PA. A city directory for 1900 lists John and Edward Messer with "John Messer & Son." Edward (b. 1875) was the youngest son of the founder, who also a son, John L. (b. 1865), who apparently continue the business in Pittsburgh. Official records list the "Messer Candy Co." in Pittsburgh, the earliest being in1905 and the latest 1920. John L. is listed in the 1930 census as a confectionery manufacturer, while Edward appears in Cincinnati as a candy salesman, and an "E. Messer Confectionery Co." is mentioned in a 1934 Cincinnati record. Obvious signs ofuse with no major defects.

Appr.: | AUD 20.30 CAD 19.77 EUR 13.94 GBP 11.15 JPY 1,750.00 MXN 218.75 ZAR 190.22 

Purchase direct from: Henry F. Hain III. Item number: 90-0034.
    
US$17.50
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4.
OLD TINSMITH MADE SOIL BLOCKER.  Picture
Manufacturer: Unknown. Unknown..
Multiple piece construction from soldered and crimped seam closed tinplate. 4" d. across bottom. 7 1/8" h. excluding plunger. 13 1/4" h. with plunger retracted. Makes compressedcylinders of free standing potting soil in which to start seeds, eliminating the use of pots. When the block is made and with the proper mix, it holds together during plant root growth. In working condition with overall light rust.

Appr.: | AUD 27.84 CAD 27.12 EUR 19.12 GBP 15.29 JPY 2,400.00 MXN 300.00 ZAR 260.87 

Purchase direct from: Henry F. Hain III. Item number: 93-0457.
    
US$24.00
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VINTAGE BEARING SCRAPER.  Picture
Manufacturer: Unknown. Unknown..
Arrow-shaped, slightly curved steel blade (2 7/8" l. x 1/2" across the upper end). 4" l. x 1/4" d. shaft attached to a black wooden handle with steel ferrule. 11 1/4" l. Unmarked. A little wear to the handle, otherwise in excellent condition with no rust, sharp blades, & undamaged tip.

Appr.: | AUD 10.44 CAD 10.17 EUR 7.17 GBP 5.73 JPY 900.00 MXN 112.50 ZAR 97.83 

Purchase direct from: Henry F. Hain III. Item number: 50-0142.
    
US$9.00
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6.
VINTAGE HANDMADE WOODEN TRAMMEL POINTS.  Picture
Manufacturer: UNknown. Unknown.
All walnut. Fixed & sliding heads (each 5 1/2" l.) on a 20 1/2 l. x 1 3/16" x 5/16" bar. Headsare 15/16" sq. where they meet the bar & taper down with chamfering to 5/8" sq. ends where steel pins have been inserted. Above the bar, heads are octogonally chamfered giving the appearance of hammer heads. Sliding head has a small square hole for insertion of tighting wedge. The stationary head is nailed to the bar. There are scribe marks around the hole in the sliding head & the slot where the bar is inserted in the stationary head. Unmarked. Heavy & well-worn dark walnut varnish stain overall. The bar has a 2" split close to the stationary head, which has a 1/2" split in its end.

Appr.: | AUD 69.61 CAD 67.80 EUR 47.81 GBP 38.22 JPY 6,000.00 MXN 750.00 ZAR 652.17 

Purchase direct from: Henry F. Hain III. Item number: 91-0828.
    
US$60.00
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