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

See our "Spirit Levels" section for more details of those available.

 
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Continental Axe Head A6
Original, quality mid to late 19th century continental blacksmith made wrought iron Axe head of a super shape. The blacksmith name is impressed to the top corner of the cutting edge "?? Raisin". Complete and in good order, the edge is sharp enough and all has been cleaned and lacquered.

10" front to back x blade edge 8" tall.

Total 2.5" thickest.

 
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Price: 95.00


Continental Axe Head A6



4 Tine Hayfork AT54
4 Tine Hayfork AT54
Original, quality late 19th century four prong wrought iron hayfork with a good long ash handle. The ironwork has been cleaned and lacquered. the woodwork waxed. All is complete and in good and working order.

Total 65" long.

Handle 1.5".

Fork 11.25" x 8.5".

 
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Price: 89.00


Elwell Four Prong Hayfork AT53
Original, quality late 19th century four prong wrought iron Hayfork with a good long ash handle. The ironwork is impressed "Elwell" for the manufacturer and still has some of the original red paintwork. The ash handle is in super condition, with no sign of any wormholes and has been waxed and the metalwork cleaned and lacquered. All is complete and in good and working order.

Total length 58.5".

Shaft 1.25".

Tines 9" wide x 12" long.

 
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Price: 89.00


Elwell Four Prong Hayfork AT53



Long Reach Turfing Iron AT52
Long Reach Turfing Iron AT52
Original, quality late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron Turfing Iron with a 'D Shaped' cutting blade, a cranked wrought iron shaft and an ash handle with a 'D' shaped grip with the wood cleaned and waxed and the ironwork lacquered. All is complete and in good and working order.

Total 62" long.

'D' grip 4" x 1".

Blade 8" x 5.5".

 
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Price: 115.00


Turfing Iron AT51
Original, quality late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron Turfing Iron with a heart shaped cutting blade, a cranked wrought iron shaft and the original ash handle with a 'D' shaped grip. All is complete and in good and working order with the wood cleaned and waxed and the ironwork lacquered. In superb condition and ready for work.

Total length 54.5".

'D' grip 4.25" x 1.5".

Blade 11" x 9".

 
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Price: 115.00


Turfing Iron AT51



Wrought Iron Wing Calipers C9
Wrought Iron Wing Calipers C9
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron wing calipers with great forging detail and a super wing nut. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

Arms 16" long.

Total length including wing 19" x 5.5" x 1.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 115.00


Pair of Wrought Iron Callipers / Dividers C8
Original, quality pair of late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron callipers / dividers. Some pitting but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. Some details etched to the top joint area and all cleaned and waxed.

7" x 0.25" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 38.00


Pair of Wrought Iron Callipers / Dividers C8



Pair of Wrought Iron Callipers C7
Pair of Wrought Iron Callipers C7
Original, quality pair of late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron callipers / dividers. Some pitting to the joint but otherwise complete and in good and working order. Cleaned and lacquered and with some punched detail.

Closed 8" x 1 1/8" x 3/8".

 
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Price: 45.00


Carpet Beater CB14
Original, quality 1920's wover cane carpet beater with a steel wire core and hanging loop. Complete and in good and working order.

30" x 10.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 48.00


Carpet Beater CB14



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.

Top grip 2.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


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" x 2.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Patent Carpet Stretcher CS2



Boxwood Rolling Ruler D20
Boxwood Rolling Ruler D20
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's brass and boxwood rolling ruler with the original brass dividers and fitted mahogany case. This super example is detailed for the maker "W. H. Harling Ltd 117 Moorgate London" and shows little if any signs of use even though the previous owner has scratched a name "R.D.L. Clarke" to the ruler otherwise complete and in good and working order.

Ruler 15" x 2.75".

Box 15.75" x 3.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 115.00


Steel Dustpan and Brush DP2
Original, quality 1920's pressed steel dustpan with much of the original black japanned paint finish and the tubular handle is designed to take a wooden handle if required. The brush, can you believe, has all its bristles intact and has them mounted up and over at the end and the turned wooden shaft and back are again with most of the Japanned finish. All is complete and in good and working order.

Dustpan 12.5" wide x 13.5" tall plus 4.5".

Brush 12" x 5" x 3.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Steel Dustpan and Brush DP2



Eel Spear ES12
Eel Spear ES12
Original, quality late 18th or early 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron Eel Spear. These were originally fitted to twenty-foot and longer wooden shafts and used to catch eels in the sand from bridges over the rivers. A great example, cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order

24" long x 5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 185.00


Firemans Axe FF80
Original, quality post-war standard issue Firemans' Axe with a wrought iron head on the original ash / oak handle. Complete and in good order.

15.5" x 8" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 85.00


Firemans Axe FF80



Shorts Gas Leak Indicator G3
Shorts Gas Leak Indicator G3
Original, quality 1920's cylindrical brass instrument in the original thick leather protective case and cover, with a glazed cover to the dial. The face is detailed to register "percentage coal gas in the air" and "all gas". Also the manufacturer "Short & Mason Ltd London E17". Appears complete and in the unpolished brass colour.

Total including leather case 5.5" tall x 3.25" diam.

 
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Price: 125.00


Rosewood Handled Glass Cutter in Leather Case GC2
Original, quality glaziers rosewood handled glass cutter in the original leather protective case. This example is detailed "A Shaw & Son" for the maker and "1917" and the steelhead is stamped with the broad arrow mark for the War Dept. All is complete and in good and working order.

Glass cutter 7" x 0.5" x 0.5".

Leather case 8" x 1" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Rosewood Handled Glass Cutter in Leather Case GC2



Long Handled Sickle GH200
Long Handled Sickle GH200
Original, quality 1920's blacksmith made wrought iron Sickle on a long ash shaft. The blade is impressed "Knapman 2" and the ash shaft is in superb condition with not a wormhole in sight. All has been cleaned, the wood waxed and the metalwork lacquered. Complete and in good and working order.

Total 53" tall.

Shaft 1.5" diam.

Sickle blade 1.5".

 
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Price: 68.00


Grave Digging Spade GH198
Original, quality late 19th century steel spade with the original heavy duty thick and long ash handle. The arrow head shaped spade still has some of the original paint, has seen very little use if any and is complete and in good and working order with no signs of woodworm.

Total 58.5" long.

Shaft 1.5" diam.

Spade 14" x 10" wide.

 
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Price: 115.00


Grave Digging Spade GH198



Brass Tackroom Broom Rack, 2 available HR124
Brass Tackroom Broom Rack, 2 available HR124
Original, quality 1920's cast brass wall mounted tack room broom or rake bracket. These examples have a shaped backplate with four countersunk screw holes for mounting and two shaped prongs facing forward. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 5.5" x 2".

Total 4.25" front to back.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 56.00


Messmer Ltd Micrometer M232
Original, quality 1950's ? benchtop micrometer in a heavy cast iron stand in the original War Dept green. This very clean example has a circular clear glass covered dial, calibrated and detailed for the manufacturer "H.E. Messmer Ltd London". The painted finish has been washed and lacquered and the brass bezel polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete, in good order and appears to be in working order.

Dial 6 1/8".

13" tall.

9" wide.

4.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 285.00


Messmer Ltd Micrometer M232



Chemist's Cork Borer Sharpener, 2 available M188
Chemist's Cork Borer Sharpener, 2 available M188
Original, quality 1920's chemist tool for sharpening brass cylindrical cutters used to make corks for medicine bottles. This very clean example has a brass cone shaped insert to house the blade and a turned fruitwood handle. 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.

7" long.

1" widest.

Blade 2.25" x 0.5".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 75.00


Brass Travelling Calipers N27
Original, quality pair of late 19th century brass and steel mapping calipers in a tapered tubular brass cover with a suspension eye. 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. Could this be nautical for chart work or mapping etc ? It's certainly of super quality and the first we have seen. Complete and in good and working order.

6" x 0.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Brass Travelling Calipers N27



1 3/8
1 3/8" Steel Shoulder Plane P49
Original, quality 19th century steel bodied 1 3/8" wide shoulder plane. This very clean example has mahogany infill and wedge and an original "Howarth" cutting blade. This very good, plane for its type does not carry a maker's mark but all is complete and in good and working order.

Body 8" x 1 7/8".

Total including wedge 9.75".

3" tall.

 
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Price: 230.00


1 1/2" Shoulder Plane P48
Original, quality late 19th century steel bodied 1.5" wide shoulder plane. This super example has rosewood infill and a long tailed wedge and the original 1.5" cutting blade by "Hearnshaw Bros of Sheffield". This plane has "W.A" punch stamped to each side for a previous owner but does not carry a maker's name. All is complete and in good and working order.

Body 7.75" x 2.25" tall x 1.5".

Total length including wedge 11.25" x 3.75" tall.

 
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Price: 200.00


1 1/2



Boxwood Sash Window Router Plane P43
Boxwood Sash Window Router Plane P43
Original, quality late 19th century all boxwood router plane with handles to each end, an adjustable fence and a shaped steel cutter in the profile of sash window glazing bars. This unusual example has the original carpenters name "T. Knott" stamped on two sides and to the top for the maker "Gleave, Oldham Street, Manchester, established 1833". Complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen of this model.

10.75" x 1.5" x 2".

 
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Price: 135.00


Spiers Steel Jack Plane P40
Original, quality late 19th century steel bodied Jack plane with rosewood infill and a cast brass screw down cap. The sides of the steel body are dovetailed to the sole and have a decorative top edge. The rosewood infill consists of a shaped and square grip to the front infill and a closed handle / grip to the rear and the brass bolt down cap to hold the cutting iron is stamped "Spiers Ayr" for the maker Spiers of Ayr in Scotland, a well known tool and plane maker of this quality. The 2.5" steel cutting iron is stamped for its maker "Hearnshaw Bros". The saw grip closed handle has a nice worn area to the top point for comfort, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. A superb example in fine condition, not easy to find these today.

Sole 13.5" x 2.75".

Total 5.5" tall.

 
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Price: 565.00


Spiers Steel Jack Plane P40



John Green Plane P35
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 x 0.5" wide.

 
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Price: 23.00


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: 45.00


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" x 6" tall in total.

 
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Price: 34.00


Plumbers Boxwood Turnpin PT41
Original, quality 1920's plumbers 'turnpin' turned in boxwood. Used to swell out the mouths of lead pipes for joining. Complete and in good and working order.

3" tall x 2" widest.

 
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Price: 38.00


Plumbers Boxwood Turnpin PT41



Plumbers Soldering Iron PT39
Plumbers Soldering Iron PT39
Original, quality mid to late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron plumber's soldering iron used when working joints in lead roofing and plumbing. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

12.5" x 4.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 56.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT38
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's plumbers' dressing tool in lignum vitae. Used by plumbers and other lead workers to dress sheet lead for plumbing and roofing work. This clean example is stamped "Monument Brand" and is complete and in good and working order.

8" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 45.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT38



Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT34
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 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 PT33



Plumbers Lignum Vitae Bobbin PT32
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 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 Boxwood Turnpin PT18



Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool, 2 available PT17
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 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: 34.00


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: 34.00


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: 156.00


Brass Handled Tailors Shears S20
Original, quality pair of late 19th century Sheffield steel tailors shears with cast brass handles and bolt mounts section. This superb example is stamped for the maker "T Wilkinson & Sons Sheffield" and with the Royal Crest to one side and warranted to the other. Brass handled shears by Wilkinson are not easy to find and these are in good and very usable condition and have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

13" x 3.5" x 2.75".

 
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Price: 360.00


Brass Handled Tailors Shears S20



Tailors Shears S16
Tailors Shears S16
Original, quality, late 19th century, superb steel tailors shears with much of the original black paintwork to the handles and with brass locking nuts. One side of the nut is impressed "? Inventor Newark N. Jersey USA" and all is complete and in good and working order, a super pair of shears, very comfortable to hold and work.

14.5" x 4" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 135.00


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: 26.00


Double Sprung Sheep Shears S11



Ward No 110 Sheep Shears S10
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: 36.00


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.

1.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 36.00


Double Sprung Sheep Shears S9



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: 18.00


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


Pair of Sheep Shears S5



Onions and Co Rosewood Spirit Level SL91
Onions and Co Rosewood Spirit Level SL91
Original, quality circa 1900, rosewood spirit level with a brass top plate and end plates to the underside, a clear bubble and impressed "Onions & Co Warranted Trademark" to the brass top. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

10" x 1" tall.

0.75" widest.

 
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Price: 75.00


Gentlemans Drawing Knife T159
Original, quality late 19th century all original gentlemans / ladies superb small draw knife with turned boxwood handles with brass ferules and discs mounted to the Sheffield made steel blade stamped for the manufacturer "Ward" with the anvil trade mark. Cleaned and waxed with the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order.

7" cutting edge x 7/8".

Total 13.75" x 5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 78.00


Gentlemans Drawing Knife T159



Clockmakers Steel Vice T158
Clockmakers Steel Vice T158
Original, quality mid to late 19th century blacksmith made watchmakers or jewellers steel vice with a hexagonal stem and fine jaws with a side mounted ring nut. A super colour and in super condition. Complete and in good and working order.

4.5" x 1.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 78.00


Coach Builders Floorboard Screwdriver T157
Original, quality late 19th century long blacksmith made wrought iron screwdriver with a rosewood handle and a copper ferrule. This super example has been forged using an old rasp and you can just see the checkered marks up and down the blade. The length of this tool enables the screws to be fitted to the floor in railway carriages and the like without the need to bend down. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

26.5" x 2" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 135.00


Coach Builders Floorboard Screwdriver T157



Woodcarvers Mallet T156
Woodcarvers Mallet T156
Original, quality 1920's woodcarvers mallet in elm with an oak handle. The head is stamped for a previous owner "J.V. Lord" and all is complete and in good and working order.

8.75" tall.

3.5" widest.

 
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Price: 56.00


Well's Unbreakable File Handle T154
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron file handle patented and manufactured by A.C. Wells & Co. This example is impressed "Well's Unbreakable File Handle", "Patent Size 1" and "A.C. Wells & Co". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

4.25" x 1.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Well's Unbreakable File Handle T154



Sorby Beech Button Chuck Brace T153
Sorby Beech Button Chuck Brace T153
Original, quality late 19th century super beech button, chuck brace with an ebony head and a brass collar and chuck. The manufacturer's name '1 & N Sorby ' is stamped below the grip and again on the brass chuck mount. Fully overhauled, the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the woodwork waxed. All is complete and in good and working order.

Total 13.5" x 5.5" x 3".

Circular head 3" diam.

 
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Price: 185.00


Cast Iron Toffee Hammer T149
Original, quality pre-war cast iron Toffee hammer with an axe shaped head a round flat faced hammer head. The handle is cast with "For Toffee". All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order.

7.5" x 2.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 36.00


Cast Iron Toffee Hammer T149



Brass Pattern Makers Tool T147
Brass Pattern Makers Tool T147
Original, quality pre-war, cast brass pattern makers moulding tool for shaping the sand for casting the moulds. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

11.5" x 1" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 45.00


Fenton and Marsdon Mortice Gauge T145
Original, quality mid to late 19th century brass barrelled mortice gauge with an ebony head and inset copper maker's plate detailing "Fenton & Marsden", a Royal Coat of Arms, "970" and "Registered 1847". Some scuffs to the ebony head and a previous owners name stamped in "TG Harrison" and complete and in good and working order.

9" x 2.5" x 2.25".

 
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Price: 200.00


Fenton and Marsdon Mortice Gauge T145



CWS Spanner T138
CWS Spanner T138
Original, quality pre-war cast iron spanner embossed with the logo for "CWS" Co.opertaive Wholesale Society. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

6.75" x 2.25" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 23.00


Marples Ebony Ultimatum Brace T134
Original, quality late 19th century brass framed ebony "Ultimatum" brace manufactured by William Marples of Sheffield. They do not come much better than this model or indeed this item. A top craftsman made, working tool. The wood infill is ebony and the frame, chuck and neck of the head are in cast brass. The brass side plates are impressed "William Marples Sole Manufacturers of the Ultimatum framed brace, Sheffield" with The Royal Coat of Arms and "By Her Majesty's Royal Letters Patent" and the trademark "Hibernia" for W. Marples. The top of the ebony head has an inset disc also embossed with the maker's details. All original and complete and in good and working order.

13.5" x 5" x 1.25".

Head 2.75" diam x 1".

 
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Price: 500.00


Marples Ebony Ultimatum Brace T134



Stonemansons Plumb Line and Square T130
Stonemansons Plumb Line and Square T130
Original, quality late 19th century stonemason's plumb line and square in oak. This example has three cut outs for the lead plumb bob, a shaped horizontal spar and a good colour overall. Each side is stamped for a previous owner "G. Gray" and all is complete and in good and working order.

30" x 12.5" x 3/8".

 
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Price: 165.00


Stonemasons Plumb Line and Square T129
Original, quality late 19th century sheet iron stonemasons plumb line and square. This example was used with a lead pear shaped weight on a string. Cleaned and lacquered and in good order, but without the lead weight.

12.5" x 25".

 
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Price: 115.00


Stonemasons Plumb Line and Square T129



Beech Handled Screwdriver T128
Beech Handled Screwdriver T128
Original, quality 1920's coachbuilders screwdriver with a shaped beech handle, a brass ferrule and a good steel shaft. An old screw repair to the handle and now complete and in good and working order.

15.25" x 2" x 1".

 
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Price: 34.00


Ransome Tractor Spanner T119
Original, quality 1920's double ended wrought iron spanner embossed to one side for "Ransomes" the farm machinery and Tractor manufacturer. The other side has a code number 689 or similar?. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

11.75" x 3".

 
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Price: 45.00


Ransome Tractor Spanner T119



Ransomes Tractor Spanner, 3 available T118
Ransomes Tractor Spanner, 3 available T118
Original, quality 1920's double ended wrought iron spanner embossed to one side for "Ransomes" the farm machinery and Tractor manufacturer. The other side has a code number 689 or similar?. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

10.5" x 2.5".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 36.00


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 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".

Cutting edge 6.25".

 
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Price: 85.00


Sorby Draw Knife T110



Lister Spanner T107
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


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: 36.00


Nicholsons Spanner T106



Fordson Tractor Spanner, 2 available T103
Fordson Tractor Spanner, 2 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: 26.00


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.

Stone only 8" x 2".

 
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Price: 36.00


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" x 1".

 
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Price: 156.00


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: 115.00


Wheelwrights Traveller T87



Toomers of Newbury 1956 Tool Catalogue TC1
Toomers of Newbury 1956 Tool Catalogue TC1
Original, quality 1956 Tool Catalogue of Tools Sold by "The House of Toomer Ltd 2 & 3 Northbrook Street. Newbury, Berkshire". This very clean unused example includes a price amendment for this 1956 catalogue and 102 pages of details and illustrations of tools available to purchase. Complete and in good order.

9.5" x 6.5".

 
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Price: 56.00