|Forum topic by anastziatas||posted 02-17-2016 02:26 PM||702 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
02-17-2016 02:26 PM
Hello i am new in collecting old tools so i said to share my first buy and also see what you can tell me about the tools i got(date,manufacturer,etc). Before i start i want to say that i have not yet restored them because first i just got them and second i am still researching on how to restore them. LETS START!!
I Got all of these tools together for about 30pounds! Also i edited the image adding the makers mark’s
so first i have these auger bits by W.M ridgway Also it seams that they are from a line called “power”
Then i have the Marples :)
The other ones look newer and the writing on them says “marples ridgway”
Next i have an auger bit that i dont know anything about it named “DON auger co LTD”
Then i have some footprint auger bits
So leaving back the auger bits we are going to the Eggbeater that is tiny. I have some problems with it because it has a very sticky chuck and dont know how to open it(It is a more modern chuck). Also i dont know maker or anything about it. It is orange in color.
Then i have 2 bit braces. Number 1 is nickel plated with no marks on and number 2 has a mark on the chuck but i cant make out what it says. It starts with “Manufactured by JAC…n LTD Sheffield England”
I would appreciate it if you could also tell me what you think about the jaws of the chuck
The last item is a W. Marples&Sons cast steel chisel I think i found it in the 1928 catalog. But i have a serious problem. I has a big curve. Any way to fix this?
In the end i would appreciate if you could tell me any info about the tools and tell me a thing or two about restoring them. I want to start a blog with me restoring them and sharing, learning with you guys.Thanks