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Blog entry by Skip Mathews posted 05-25-2015 05:23 AM 1572 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this small four inch tri square at a flee market for $8.
I have not been able the make out the maker mark, looks like Rich-Con
It is in pretty good condition for being 106yrs old
It is also right-on square.
It is much easier to use when working on small stuff.
Anyone know about Rich-Con?
I love finding good old tools.

-- Being focused on a project is the best meditation, it allows you to live in the moment"



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HerbC

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#1 posted 05-25-2015 05:31 AM

That date means the manufacturer was granted a patent on April 27, 1909. The square may have been made at any time on or after that date.

Nice find.

Herb

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#2 posted 05-25-2015 09:40 AM

Nice little square, Skip! I have a few Rich-Con tools, a four fold wooden ruler and a draw knife. Here's a little info on the company.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 05-25-2015 10:02 AM

Thanks for the commments…
Very interesting article on Rich-Con. A bit of local history considering I have lived in and around KC all my life.
My wife and I currently have an antique booth at 5th and Wyandotte. :)

-- Being focused on a project is the best meditation, it allows you to live in the moment"

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#4 posted 05-25-2015 11:03 AM

It didn’t wander far from home then, did it? Does having your own antique booth mean you get first pick? :-)

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 05-25-2015 11:23 AM

Way to go ,Candy. I was sure some one out of 106,000 LJ’s must have the answer.

Cheers, Jim

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#6 posted 05-25-2015 04:22 PM

When it comes to old tools… I am more of a collector/user than a seller :)

-- Being focused on a project is the best meditation, it allows you to live in the moment"

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#7 posted 05-25-2015 04:30 PM

I always thought the date something was made was somewhat close to the patent date marked on it.

-- Being focused on a project is the best meditation, it allows you to live in the moment"

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#8 posted 08-14-2015 10:42 AM

Hi, Skip! I picked up another Rich-Con tool (a saw) and found some more info. Thought I’d share. They opened a branch (both retail outlet and wholesale center) in Oklahoma City in 1906.
http://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/98001636.pdf
Have you discovered anything new?

-- God bless, Candy

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