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Spirit Levels
Spirit Levels
Many original, quality, Spirit Levels are currently available in stock.

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2 Cwt Anvil on Stand A16
Original, quality post - war or earlier '2 Cwt', wrought iron anvil on the original wrought iron stand. This superb example is embossed to the side "2 Cwt JB England" and to the other "10 2KGS". Has a good clean nose and working surface and two aperture for accessories. Some minor knocks to one top edge and complete and in good and working order. Anvil 12" tall x 27.5" x 4.5". Base of anvil 11.5" x 9.5". Stand 13.5" tall and 17.5" square on floor. Total height 24".  
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Price: 550.00


2 Cwt Anvil on Stand A16



Elwell Hedging Slasher   AT39
Elwell Hedging Slasher AT39
Original, quality, pre-war, near unused hedging slasher with a good sized blade and a super shaped hickory shaft. The blacksmith made wrought iron blade is impressed "Elwell" for the maker and "3804" for the model. The metalwork has been cleaned and lacquer and the shaft waxed. Complete and in good and working order. 52.5" x 6", shaft 2" x 1.25".  
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Price: 75.00


Bee Keepers Honey Knife BK2
Original, quality pre-war bee keeper's steel honey knife with a fruitwood handle and brass ferrule and a cranked double bevelled blade. These knives were used for cutting the honeycomb from the panels from the beehives. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good and working order. Blade 8.25" x 1.25" and total length 13.25" x 1". 
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Price: 36.00


Bee Keepers Honey Knife BK2



Librarians Book Grab   BP7
Librarians Book Grab BP7
Original, quality, late 19th century, llibrarian's book grab, used for reaching books from the upper shelves. This example has a mahogany pole with a cast iron lever to one end and brass pincer action grips to the other. The cast brass gripper action is in the original lacquered, unpolished and part gilded finish as is the lower backplate to the lever action. This can be polished back to brass if required. A great book grab, not easy to find today and complete and in good and working order. 49.5" long x 4" + 1.5".  
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Price: 300.00


Electric Light Shade Ring Removing Tool, 2 available BR1
An original, quality, ingenious tool for removing the shade holding ring on electric bulb holders. Impressed to the wooden grip for the makers and inventors "Willington and Millers and a patent number for the year 1905". The adjustment is controlled by the wing nut at the end of the grip. Complete and in good and working order. 8.25" x 1.5" x 1.25". Price is for each.

 
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Price: 135.00


Electric Light Shade Ring Removing Tool, 2 available BR1



Wrought Iron Wing Calipers   C5
Wrought Iron Wing Calipers C5
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, blacksmith made wrought iron calipers, with a side wing and a nut for adjustment. This superb example has bevelled sides to the arms, further decoration to the hinge area and is stamped for the maker / owner to the wing "S. Hobbs" or similar. Cleaned, lacquered, complete and in good and working order. Length of arm closed 15.75" x 1.25" + 0.75", total 15.75" x 6.5" + 2".  
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Price: 125.00


Cast Iron Shoe Last CL1
Original, quality mid 19th century three piece cast iron cobblers (shoe mender / maker) last. The circular base is decorated with a petal shaped outer edge and has two countersunk screw holes for mounting to the bench, a square shaped aperture to house the slender last and a separate heel pin. The base is in old green paint and the last and pin are black, all is complete and in good and working order. Base 6" diameter Total height 11" x 9"widest 
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Price: 85.00


Cast Iron Shoe Last    CL1



Carpet Stretcher CS3
Carpet Stretcher CS3
Original, quality late 19th century near unused cast iron carpet stretcher with a long ash shaft and ball grip. The cast iron head has retained most of its original black paint but has lost one tooth, otherwise all is complete and in good order. 25.5" long, teeth 3" wide and top grip 2.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Patent Carpet Stretcher CS2
Original, quality, 19th century, carpet stretcher in wrought iron and cast iron, with the original turned fruitwood handle and brass ferrule. The cast iron arm to the base spikes is embossed with US patent details "Pat June 13.1876". Much of the original black paint finish has remained and all is complete and in good order. An early carpet stretcher, the first we have seen of this model. Folded 13" x 4.75" + 2.5". 
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Price: 145.00


Patent Carpet Stretcher   CS2



Copper Gluepot GP4
Copper Gluepot GP4
Original, quality late 19th century copper gluepot with a lift out copper liner and a steel wire swing over handle. This super small example has a dovetailed seam to the base, has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. These were used with water in the outer pot, and pearl beads of animal glue in the inner pot, and the melted glue was used by all good cabinet makers and the like. Pot 3" tall with wire down, 6" with it up and 3.75" widest. 
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Price: 56.00


Harness Makers Tool HT15
Original, quality late 19th century harness marker's tool with a rosewood handle and a brass ferrule. Complete and in good and working order. 9" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Harness Makers Tool HT15



Harness Markers Tool HT14
Harness Markers Tool HT14
Original, quality late 19th century harness maker's tool with a turned beech handle and a brass ferrule. Complete and in good and working order. 7" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 38.00


Harness Makers Single Creasing Iron HT13
Original, quality late 19th century harness maker's single creasing iron with a turned beech handle and a brass ferrule. Complete and in good and working order. 6.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 38.00


Harness Makers Single Creasing Iron HT13



Dixon Harness Makers Double Creasing Iron HT12
Dixon Harness Makers Double Creasing Iron HT12
Original, quality late 19th century harness maker's double creasing iron with a beech handle, brass ferrule and marked for the maker "J. Dixon and Sons". Complete and in good and working order. 8" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 45.00


7 Dixon Harness Makers Edge Trimmers HT11
Seven matching late 19th century harness maker's "edge trimmers" with matching handles and all marked for the maker J Dixon and Son and numbered. Some with rosewood handles and others in beech. Minor splits to the handles but otherwise all complete and in good and working order and all with brass ferrules. 6" to 8" long and 1.25" widest. Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 230.00


7 Dixon Harness Makers Edge Trimmers HT11



Harness Makers Tool   HT6
Harness Makers Tool HT6
Original, quality, late 19th century, harness maker's 'single crease' hand tool, with a wrought iron head stamped "2" and "J.Dixon" for the maker and fitted with a turned rosewood handle and brass ferule. Complete and in good and working order. 6.5" x 1". 
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Price: 45.00


Leather Covered Chesterman Tape Measure M186
Original, quality pre war 33 ft surveyor's tape measure, in a leather cover, with a polished fabric tape and brass mounts. The stitched leather case is embossed " Chesterman, Sheffield England " to both sides. All is complete and in good and working order with no wear to the tape. 4" diam and 1" thick. 
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Price: 56.00


Leather Covered Chesterman Tape Measure M186



Wire Mesh Face Safety Cover   M1
Wire Mesh Face Safety Cover M1
Original, quality 1920's fine wire mesh face protector; not sure of it's use but a very delicate item, now and in it's day. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order. 13" x 6" x 3". 
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Price: 56.00


Early Brass Oil Can OC39
Original, quality early 19th century or perhaps a little older, all brass oil can in the original unpolished green finish. This super example has a cylindrical body on four ball feet with a circular screw off filler cap to the top, a long tapered and curved spout to the front and a circular rope twist handle with finger rests top and bottom. This is the first we have seen and all is complete and in good and working order. 16" long, 3" wide and 5" tallest.  
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Price: 650.00


Early Brass Oil Can OC39



Wells Umbreakable Cast Iron Lamp   OL88
Wells Umbreakable Cast Iron Lamp OL88
Original, quality, Wells unbreakable cast iron workshop lamp fired by colza / vegetable oil, circa 1900 / 1910. This large example has the remains of the rope wick still in position and its screw off lid and swing handle. The lid has the original wire retaining strap and has some repairs. One side of this lamp is impressed "Wells Unbreakable", "A G Wells and Co" and "No 18". A very clean example near unused, now cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order. 7.5" tall with handle down, base 5.5" diameter, 9.5 widest including spout. 
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Price: 156.00


Brass Bullnose Plane P38
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass bullnose plane with the original steel blade and ebony wedge. The blade is stamped for the maker of the iron 'Thomas Ibbotson and Co", and the plane is stamped for two previous owners 'RG Scott' and 'A.J Fry', but no maker's details. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Body 3.5" x 1" x 2.25" tall including wedge and total length including iron 5.25".

 
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Price: 125.00


Brass Bullnose Plane P38



Norris A6 Smoothing Plane P37
Norris A6 Smoothing Plane P37
Original, quality 1920's smoothing plane with a steel body, a brass lever cap, the original two piece cutting blade and the original mahogany infill with a closed grip to the rear. The blades are impressed "Norris London" and the lever cap "Norris A6 London patent adjustable". The wooden infill is also stamped for a previous owner "F.H Arnold". We have not over cleaned this plane as much of the original finish has been retained and all is complete and in good and working order. The best condition Norris we have had to date. 9.5" long, 2.75" wide sole, 6" tall and 2.25" cutting iron.  
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Price: 550.00


John Green Plane P35
Original, quality, mid 18th century, beech 1/4" rounding plane of the moulding shape with the original iron and wedge. This super clean plane stamped "4" to the rear end is stamped to the fore end for the plane maker "John Green of London", a plane maker from 1754. Complete and in good and working order. 9.5" long x 6" tall total + 0.5" wide.  
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Price: 56.00


John Green Plane   P35



J Cogdell Plane   P34
J Cogdell Plane P34
Original, quality, mid 18th century, beech 3/4" rounding plane of the moulding shape, with the original iron and wedge. The base of this plane has been altered and shaped into a compass shape. Many owners names are stamped to both ends, but is stamped "J Cogdell" within a zig zag block to the fore end for the maker John Cogdell, a plane maker in London from 1750 to 1770. Apart from the alteration all is complete and in good and working order. 10" long x 6" tall in total + 0.75" wide.  
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Price: 65.00


Old Woman's Tooth Routing Plane P33
Original, quality, late 19th century, shaped beech "Old Woman's Tooth" router plane with a superb patina and the original wedge and blade. The side is impressed for the manufacturer "Buck 261 Edgware Road" and the previous owner "E.Barrett". A good example, complete and in good and working order. 6.5" tall including iron, 6.25" wide. 
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Price: 56.00


Old Woman's Tooth Routing Plane   P33



Side Snipe Plane   P32
Side Snipe Plane P32
Original, quality, very clean beech side snipe plane, circa 1900. This example is not stamped for the manufacturer but it is for a previous owner "Smallbone". Side snipes were used to clean the sides of a rebate. All is complete and in good and working order. 9.5" x 0.75" + 6" tall in total.  
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Price: 34.00


Beech Moulding Plane P13
Original, quality, late 18th or early 19th century, beech moulding plane with the original iron and wedge. Many previous owner stamps but none for the maker. A good colour and complete and in good order. 9.5" x 1" x 5.75", 5/8" cutting iron. 
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Price: 23.00


Beech Moulding Plane    P13



Fielding/Panel Plane by W. Deeley    P10
Fielding/Panel Plane by W. Deeley P10
Original, quality, 19th century, skew ironed beech panel plane with a slotted fence and a depth stop. This unusual plane is in superb condition and colour and has brass mounts to the adjustable fence and depth stop. The single wide cutting iron is impressed with three crowns and 'Mitchell Wreaks & Co Patent'. The plane is also impressed 'W. England' to both the fore end and rear, for the previous owner and to the fore end for the maker 'W. Deeley' for William Deeley 1826 to 1858. All is superb and complete and in good and working order. 9" x 3.75" x 6." high.  
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Price: 145.00


Plumbers Boxwood Turnpin PT37
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers turnpin turned in boxwood. Used to swell out the mouths of lead pipes for joining. This turnpin would be tapped over the mouth of the pipe, thus stretching it to a flared end. Complete and in good and working order. 3.25" tall and 2.25" widest.

 
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Price: 36.00


Plumbers Boxwood Turnpin PT37



Plumbers Lead Dressing Mallet PT36
Plumbers Lead Dressing Mallet PT36
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers mallet with an egg shaped lignum vitae head mounted on the original malacca cane handle. A good size in great condition. These mallets were used with lead plumbing and lead roofing work. Complete and in good and working order. Head 6" x 2.75" and total length 14".

 
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Price: 56.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT34
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers' lead dressing tool in lignum vitae. Used by plumbers and other lead workers to dress sheet lead for plumbing or roofing work etc. This clean example is complete and in good order. 7" x 1.5". 
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Price: 45.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool   PT34



Plumbers Lignum Vitae Bobbin   PT33
Plumbers Lignum Vitae Bobbin PT33
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers' large pull through bobbin in lignum vitae, often referred to as a 'dolly'. These were used by plumbers to make bends and to remove dents in lead pipes and were strung in a line, then fed through the pipe. Complete and in good order. 5" x 3.75" diameter. 
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Price: 56.00


Plumbers Lignum Vitae Bobbin PT32
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers' small pull through bobbin in lignum vitae, often referred to as a 'dolly'. These were used by plumbers to make bends and to remove dents in lead pipes and were strung in a line, then fed through the pipe. Complete and in good order. 3" x 1.5" diameter. 
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Price: 23.00


Plumbers Lignum Vitae Bobbin   PT32



Plumbers Boxwood Turnpin   PT18
Plumbers Boxwood Turnpin PT18
Original, quality, plumbers' turnpin, turned in boxwood. This example is larger than average and was used to swell out the mouths of lead pipes for joining. This turnpin would be tapped over the mouth of the pipe, thus stretching it to a flared end. A great looker, complete and in good order. 3.5" x 2.25" widest. 
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Price: 38.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool, 2 available PT17
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers' lead dressing dolly in boxwood. Used by plumbers and other lead workers to dress lead in plumbing or roofing etc. A very clean example, complete and in good order. 6" x 1.25". Price is for each. 
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Price: 23.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool, 2 available   PT17



Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool   PT16
Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT16
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers' lead dressing tool in boxwood, with a steel cap to the grip. This tool known as a 'chasing wedge' or 'plumber's glut', was used with leadwork plumbing or roofing. Stamped for the original owner "P.Hull". Some stains and scuffs, otherwise complete and in good order. 6" x 2.5" x 1". 
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Price: 34.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Mallet PT11
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers mallet, with an egg shaped lignum vitae head mounted on the original ash handle. These mallets were used with lead plumbing and lead roofing work etc. Complete and in good order. Head 6" x 2.25", total length including shaft 12 x 1". 
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Price: 45.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Mallet   PT11



Plumbers Lead Dressing Mallet   PT10
Plumbers Lead Dressing Mallet PT10
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers mallet, with an egg shaped lignum vitae head mounted on the original malacca cane handle. These mallets were used with lead plumbing and lead roofing work etc. Complete and in good order. Head 5" x 2.25", total length including shaft 13 x 1". 
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Price: 45.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT6
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers lead dressing tool in boxwood. Used by plumbers and other lead workers to dress sheet lead for plumbing or roofing work etc. This example has a curved underside and is stamped for the manufacturer 'William Marples and Sons Ltd, Sheffield and London'. Complete and in good order. 12.5" x 2.5" x 2.5". 
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Price: 56.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool   PT6



Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool   PT5
Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT5
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers lead dressing tool in lignum vitae. Used by plumbers and other lead workers to dress sheet lead for plumbing or roofing work etc. Complete and in good order. 13" x 2" x 2". 
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Price: 45.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool, 2 available PT3
Original, quality 1920's, plumber's lead dressing tool in lignum vitae. These were used by plumbers to dress roofing leadwork etc. This clean example is stamped "Monument Brand" and is complete and in good order. 8.25" x 1.75". Price is for each. 
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Price: 38.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool, 2 available   PT3



Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool  PT2
Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT2
Original, quality 1920's, huge plumber's lead dressing dolly in lignum vitae. These were used by plumbers to dress roofing leadwork and drainpipes etc. Lignum Vitae is heavy and hard and one of the few woods that with not float. This example is the largest we have seen and has a super detailed grain, showing two extreme colour variances. The side is impressed with the trade mark of two columns and "Monument Brand". A very unusual item in great condition. 14.75" x 4" diameter.  
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Price: 230.00


Large Stokers Coke Shovel R53
Original, quality 1920's / 30's huge wide steel shovel, with a short ash shaft and a steel 'D' handle with an ash grip. This super shovel has very little signs of use if any and was probably used for coke or other light weight goods. The shovel head is stamped "A and E Parkes and Co Ltd Banthdormen Street Birmingham" for the manufacturer and "all steel, wheel brand" and "made in England". Cleaned, waxed and complete and in good and working order. In unbelievable condition. Total 36.5 x 14" x 4" and lead only 16" x 14" x 2".  
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Price: 125.00


Large Stokers Coke Shovel R53



Cedar Rolling ruler with Pencil and Easer   R36
Cedar Rolling ruler with Pencil and Easer R36
Original, quality, circa 1900, cedar rolling ruler, with a concealed pencil to one end and earaser to the other. Manufactered by 'Hogarth and Hayes, of Keswick' and engraved "Ellen Eaton", persumably for the previous owner. Complete and in good and working order. 12.25" long x 1.2" widest diameter, pencil 7" long with ferrule, eraser 2" long with ferrule. 
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Price: 85.00


Jewellers Brass Ring Gauge RS1
Original, quality 1920's tapered brass gauge for wedding rings and others. This example is calibrated from size 1 to size 26 and has embossed detail to the top circular flat grip for the wedding ring supplier " Fitter Forbes and Co, Hockley Hill, Birmingham " and " We Supply Wedding rings on approval ". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 8" x 1.75" x 0.75".  
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Price: 115.00


Jewellers Brass Ring Gauge RS1



Wilkinsons Tailors Shears   S18
Wilkinsons Tailors Shears S18
Original, quality, late 19th century, superb, brass handled tailors shears with Sheffield steel cutting blades. This pair of shears have mansized finger holes and are extremely comfortable to hold. The central bolt has two large heads and detail "Wilkinson and Son Sheffield" as do the grips. Complete and in good and working order. 13" x 4" and 2". 
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Price: 230.00


Huge Brass Tailors Shears S17
Original, quality late 19th century, huge cast brass handled tailors shears, with very large fitted finger guards. The brass is stamped near to the large bolt and caps, for the manufacturer " T Wilkinson and Son makers, Sheffield " and " Warranted " to the other side. Appears unused and is complete and in good and working order, fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. This the largest pair we have seen. 16" long, 4.5" wide and 3" front to back.  
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Price: 485.00


Huge Brass Tailors Shears S17



Double Sprung Sheep Shears S11
Double Sprung Sheep Shears S11
Original, quality late 19th century smaller than average double sprung cast steel sheep shears. Ideal for topiary work. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 10.75" x 3.25" open x 1" front to back.

 
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Price: 45.00


Ward No 110 Sheep Shears S10
Original, quality late 19th century cast steel double sprung sheep shears with the maker's mark detailing "Ward Sheffield No 110" to each blade. Ideal for topiary work. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 14" x 3.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Ward No 110 Sheep Shears S10



Double Sprung Sheep Shears S9
Double Sprung Sheep Shears S9
Original, quality late 19th century cast steel double sprung sheep shears with a slot and wing nut adjustment system. Ideal for topiary work. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 13" x 3.75" open and 1.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 56.00


Cranked Sheep Shears S8
Original, quality late 19th century cast steel cranked sheep shears in very, very clean condition. Ideal for topiary work. Each blade is impressed for the manufacturer 'Ward of Sheffield' and "No 30". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 12.75" x 4" and 1.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 45.00


Cranked Sheep Shears S8



Cast Steel Sheep Shears S7
Cast Steel Sheep Shears S7
Original, quality 1920's smaller than average cast steel sheep shears, stamped "Grasshopper 155 Made in England". Ideal for topiary work. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 10" x 3" closed x 1" front to back.

 
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Price: 38.00


Ward No 33 ½ Sheep Shears S6
Original, quality late 19th century near unused pair of cast steel sheep shears, of a standard design but very very clean. Both blades are impressed 'Cast Steel' and "WRP Ward Sheffield No 33 ½". Ideal for topiary work. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 13.25" x 5.5" open and 1.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 36.00


Ward No 33  Sheep Shears S6



Pair of Sheep Shears S5
Pair of Sheep Shears S5
Pair of original, quality 1920's / 30's, cast iron and steel sheep shears with turned applewood handles and stamped to the wrought iron stem for the manufacturer "Burman and Sons Ltd" , "War Time Finish" and "Made in England". The metalwork has been cleaned and lacquered and the grips polished. All is complete and in good and working order. 10.5" long, 4.5" widest 1.5" front to back.  
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Price: 56.00


Brass Plumb Bob T118
Original, quality late 19th century brass plumb bob of an unusual form with the bob stored for safety inside a screw on brass cover. No maker's name or numbers but very clean and complete and in good and working order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Total 3" long plus string x 1.5" diam. 
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Price: 85.00


Brass Plumb Bob T118



J Howarth Lever Chuck Brace T116
J Howarth Lever Chuck Brace T116
Original, quality late 19th century brass bound beech brace with a lever chuck action, an ebony head with an inset brass maker plate and brass mounts. One bracing plate is impressed for the maker "James Howarth Sheffield", the inset plate to the head, "James Howarth Broomspring Works" and the mouth of the chuck is stamped '98' or '89' perhaps for the year? All has been cleaned, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled, and complete and in good and working order. A seriously good example in super condition and the first brace by this maker we have had. 13.75" x 5.5" x 1.25" body and 3" diam x 0.75" head.

 
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Price: 385.00


D Flather Button Chuck Brace T115
Original, quality late 19th century superb button chuck brace in beech, with a cocobolo head with a brass inset maker's plate and a button chuck in brass. The chuck is stamped for the manufacturer "D.Flather and Sons Warranted", and the head has a Royal Coat of Arms and "D.Flather and Sons Solly Works Sheffield". The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, and the original finish to the wood enhanced. Fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order. This is the first of this maker we have seen.14.5"" x 5.5" x 1.5" and 2.75" diam of head.

 
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Price: 230.00


D Flather Button Chuck Brace T115



Steel and Boxwood Draw Bore Pin T114
Steel and Boxwood Draw Bore Pin T114
Original, quality late 19th century steel draw bore pin with a tapered steel pin mounted with a turned boxwood grip. These pins were used for drawing up mortice and tenon joints in wooden framework. A super example. Complete and in good and working order. 13.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Cloth Sampling Shears T113
Original, quality pair of small late 19th century cast steel cloth sampling shears. Ideal for topairy work Complete and in good and working order. 4.5" x 1.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Cloth Sampling Shears T113



Cloth Sampling Shears T112
Cloth Sampling Shears T112
Original, quality pair of small late 19th century cast steel cloth sampling shears. Ideal for topiary work. Complete and in good and working order. 5" x 1.5" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 65.00


Sorby Draw Knife T111
Original, quality late 19th century gentleman's draw knife with boxwood hand grips and brass ferules and mounts. The fine blade is impressed " I Sorby Cast Steel" and the head of punch logo. Cleaned and polished and complete and in good and working order. 13" long x 4.25" and 1.25" cutting edge. 
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Price: 85.00


Sorby Draw Knife T111



Sorby Draw Knife T110
Sorby Draw Knife T110
Original, quality late 19th century small gentleman's draw knife with fruitwood hand grips and brass ferrules and mounts. The fine blade is impressed "1 Sorby Cast Steel" and also stamped with the maker's logo 'The head of Punch'. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. 12" x 4.5" x 1.5" and cutting edge 6.25".  
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Price: 85.00


Small Draw Knife T109
Original, quality smaller than average 1920's draw knife, with the original turned ash handles, a good clean small drawknife blade and steel ferrules. Looks unused and is in superb condition. Has been cleaned and waxed and is complete and in good and working order.. 7" long x 5" tall with a 1" blade.  
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Price: 65.00


Small Draw Knife T109



Brass Mounted Spokeshave T108
Brass Mounted Spokeshave T108
Original, quality spokeshave dated 1943, manufactured in beech, with a steel cutting blade and a brass mout. Adjusted by a pair of brass mounted thick thumbscrews. This clean example is also stamped for the "Midland Tools Ltd". The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. 11.25" x 1.25" x 1.25". 
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Price: 56.00


Lister Spanner T107
Original, quality pre-war double ended forged steel spanner with provision for 5/8" and 9/16" nuts, embossed to the shaft "Lister England". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 11" x 2.25" x 0.5".  
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Price: 36.00


Lister Spanner T107



Nicholsons  Spanner T106
Nicholsons Spanner T106
Original, quality pre-war double ended forged steel spanner. This example is embossed "Nicholsons " to one side and "6707" to the other. Cleaned and lacquered with some minor pitting, otherwise complete and in good and working order. 12.75" x 2.25" x 0.75".  
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Price: 56.00


Large Ransomes Spanner T105
Original, quality pre-war large double ended forged steel spanner with provision for 1" and 1 ¼" nuts. This super example is embossed "Ransomes England" to one side and "PC1400" to the other and has a 'nail pull' eye. Cleaned and lacquered, with some minor pitting otherwise complete and in good and working order. 18" x 4" x 1".  
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Price: 85.00


Large Ransomes Spanner T105



Fordson Tractor Spanner 3 available T103
Fordson Tractor Spanner 3 available T103
Original, quality pre-war forged steel spanner for a hexagonal nut 2.25" wide. The shaft is embossed "Fordson" and "N-17029". Some minor pitting, cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 10" x 3.5" x 0.5". Price

is for each. 
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Price: 38.00


Brass Plumb Bob T102
Original, quality late 19th century shaped brass plumb bob, with a screw off top to take the cord, a steel pointed tip and stamped to the main body ' H Smith ' for the previous owner and " 6 ½ ". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 3.75" tall and 1.75" diam.  
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Price: 75.00


Brass Plumb Bob T102



Sharpening Stone T99
Sharpening Stone T99
Original, quality, late 19th century, sharpening stone in a mahogany two piece coffin shaped case with a decorative underside and top of the lid. As used by cabinet makers and carpenters for sharpening chisels and plate irons etc. Complete and in good and working order. 8.5" x 2.5", 2.75" tall total and stone only 7.75" x 2".  
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Price: 85.00


Sharpening Stone T98
Original, quality, late 19th century, sharpening stone in a stained pine two piece coffin shaped case. As used by cabinet makers and carpenters for sharpening chisels and plate irons etc. Complete and in good and working order. 10.5" x 2.75", 2.25" tall total and stone only 8" x 2".  
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Price: 65.00


Sharpening Stone T98



Reed Sickle T92
Reed Sickle T92
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, thick bladed blacksmith made wrought iron sickle on a good long ash shaft. All in super condition and appears un-used. The iron is stamped "Brades Co" and all has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. 48" x 11" and 1".  
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Price: 156.00


Cranked Gouge Chisel T91
Original, quality, 1/4" gouge chisel with cranked steel tool, the original turned ash handle and a brass ferrule. The steel is stamped "Stoumont" for the maker and "1943", with the war department broad arrow stamp. Appears unused and is complete and in good and working order. 15.5" x 7/8" diameter handle. Another matching gouge may well be available, reference code: T90. 
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Price: 45.00


Cranked Gouge Chisel T91



Cranked Gouge Chisel T90
Cranked Gouge Chisel T90
Original, quality, 1/2" gouge chisel with cranked steel tool, the original turned ash handle and a brass ferrule. The steel is stamped "Stoumont" for the maker and "1943", with the war department broad arrow stamp. Appears unused and is complete and in good and working order. 16.25" x 1" diameter handle. Another matching gouge may well be available, reference code: T91. 
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Price: 45.00


Wheelwrights Traveller T87
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, all brass wheelwright's traveller in the original patinated unpolished green colour. These were used to measure around the outside of a wooden cart or coach wheel before making the correct size wrought iron tyre. This super example is calibrated to the outer rim of the wheel and is stamped "S. Evans, Bagshot", this could be the previous owner, the wheelwright using it or the maker of the traveller. Complete and in good and working order. Disc 6.5" diameter, total 12.75" long.  
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Price: 156.00


Wheelwrights Traveller T87



Brades Adze T80
Brades Adze T80
Original, quality, late 19th century, wrought iron adze, with the original shaped elm shaft. The head is impressed "Brades and Co Warranted 2" and the shaft has a few well treated minor worm holes. The rear of the socket of the head is fitted with a pin and all is complete and in good and working order. 28" tall, head 4" x 10.5". 
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Price: 75.00


Thatcham Billhook T76
Original, quality, early to mid 19th century, blacksmith made wrought iron billhook iron, with great forging marks and impressed with the maker "J.Pike Thatcham". The wooden handgrip is long gone, but a beauty otherwise. Has been cleaned and waxed. 18.25" x 4", blade 2" approx. 
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Price: 65.00


Thatcham Billhook T76



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1" 'Screw Box' T14
Original, quality 'Screw Box' in beech and teak, circa 1900/1920's - but without the matching tap. Used for cutting 1" wooden threads. Complete and in good and working order. 12" x 2.25" x 2.25". 
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Price: 56.00



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