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Forum topic by Pendragon1998 posted 05-01-2014 04:04 AM 1268 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-01-2014 04:04 AM

WTB: Cast Iron File Handles

I bought a couple antique cast iron file handles on another forum (example photo below), and I’d like to locate a few more. I figure someone on here has a 5 gal bucket full of them that he bought at a yard sale for a buck.
I’m looking for just 2-3 of them. The last ones I got, I think I paid around $4-5/ea plus shipping.

The ones with the elongated thumbscrew (left two) have a larger hole to accept the tang than do the ones with the flat, round thumbscrew (right side ones). I am mainly interested in the larger ones with the elongated thumbscrews, but tell me what you’ve got for sale. They don’t have to be pristine, but I’d like them in basically the shape of the ones in the photo, with no missing parts. Finally, since these are cast iron, they can be cracked, so I’d like to avoid that.

Can anybody help me out? I know it’s not a big dollar transaction, but I’d appreciate it if someone could locate some.

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#1 posted 05-01-2014 04:06 AM

I have a bunch of these and they are great…... Check Ebay…....Put them on your watch list and wait…..

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#2 posted 05-14-2014 03:36 PM

I guess I’ll give this a last bump to the top just in case :-)

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#3 posted 05-14-2014 03:42 PM

I’m guessing that folks here are not eager to part with them if they have them. Ebay watch list is a very good suggestion.

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#4 posted 05-14-2014 05:35 PM

Fair enough, just wanted to try. I am also watching ebay.

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