|Forum topic by Don Broussard||posted 12-04-2013 03:38 AM||2595 views||0 times favorited||31 replies|
12-04-2013 03:38 AM
Apologies in advance for the length and picture-heaviness of this post.
We have a local website where private parties offer items for sale or for free—I like to think of the website as the child of a Facebook/Craigslist marriage. My wife (my elf) saw a posting yesterday for some miscellaneous tools. The rough pictures showed a few hand saws (one of which has the Disston PHILADA medallion), an eggbeater drill, along with an old toolbox and two tool totes. The listing also included a small two-tank electric air compressor. The seller was asking $100 for the whole bunch. As it turns out, the seller was a young woman who went to school with my daughter and she ended up selling me all the tools in the original listing for $50. The smalls are in an Evaporust bath now, and I’ll pull them out tomorrow and start cleaning them up. I hope to find some identifying marks on some of the more unfamiliar and/or unusual tools.
There were also a number of triangular files and a saw set, suggesting that the previous owner sharpened his own hand saws. The saw set is not pictured below but it appears to be a run-of-the-mill saw set (thinking it’s a Disston).
Also not pictured separately is a pair of strap-on quad roller skates without the skate key.
Here’s what I brought home:
Toolbox No. 1 and Contents
Tool Tote No. 2 and Contents
Tool Tote No. 3 and Contents
Compressor and Hose
As I mentioned above, there are a few tools that are unfamiliar to me. My hope is that someone will recognize one or more of these tools below.
The file at the top has a square cross-section, with the maximum dimension of about ¾”. The cut of the file is only in one direction. The tang is also larger than any file tang I’ve seen. The end opposite the tang appears to have been broken off. The overall length of the file is about 17”.
The screwdriver (?) shown above had a hollow handle for storing bits (I think the bits are part of the haul). I has a nice wooden handle and the top has internal wooden threads. I’m guessing that the mating threads in the body had worn out, because a previous owner put string in the threads to make the top stay on.
Finally, three of these these four tools look to have taken a pounding. I’m thinking they were tools for tooling leather, but that’s just a guess.
I hope to provide additional information after I’ve cleaned the tools up a bit. Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.
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