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Forum topic by macgee posted 06-27-2016 03:05 AM 592 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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macgee

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06-27-2016 03:05 AM

I would appreciate some help identifying a auger bit that came with a large collection of (60-70) vintage Russell Jennings (pre-Stan.) and Irwins.

The stamped name appears to be ” Conn Val HD-Ware Co ” also stamped ” Pat. Mar. 16, 1870 ”. It’s hard to tell in the photo’s but appears to be really well made and heavier than the other bits in the same size. I can not find any information on it and appreciate any help. Thanks


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#1 posted 06-27-2016 04:20 AM

Appears to be Connecticut Valley Hardware (company? store?) Here's a EBay listing for one of those bits although the day is listed as 15 instead of 16…

A quick google reveals very little additional info…

Good Luck!

Herb

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#2 posted 06-27-2016 05:59 AM

Thanks Herb for the post and information.

You’re correct it does look like it may be a Connecticut Valley Hardware like the one in the photo you linked. Thank you for that.

I wonder if anyone knows more about these augers and how they compare to Russell Jennings?

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#3 posted 06-27-2016 06:42 AM

Maybe one of the LJs who frequent the Hand Drill of Your Dreams thread can help.

Herb

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#4 posted 06-27-2016 06:48 AM



Maybe one of the LJs who frequent the Hand Drill of Your Dreams thread can help.

Herb

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Thank you Herb! Cheers

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#5 posted 06-27-2016 10:05 AM

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