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03-01-2015 08:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mitre box miter box langdon millers falls identification

I bought a couple of mitre boxes in the recent past, and I’m trying to identify them and possibly determine value. Any help anyone can provide would be much appreciated.

The first box is made by Arrowheart Industries of Detroit, MI. It’s a compound mitre box, which is a difficult thing to google about, since you only end up with the modern power tools. I’m wondering what, if anything anyone knows about compound mitre boxes and how valuable or not valuable they might be?

The second box is, as far as I can tell, a Langdon Acme. On the one hand, it’s got the same castings and the same guide posts and the same depth stops. On the other hand, its angle release lever is completely different and there’s no drilled and tapped hole for the length stop mount, which might just make it an old box, but I’m not 100% sure. Does anyone have any knowledge that might help me identify this one?


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#1 posted 03-01-2015 09:05 PM

Post the pics on this forum.
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/36757
the experts there will know or find out.

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#2 posted 03-01-2015 09:33 PM

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#3 posted 03-01-2015 11:02 PM

That Arrowheart is stunning, never seen one like it.

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#4 posted 03-02-2015 12:27 AM

Smitty—I can’t find anything on compound mitre boxes anywhere. The company manufactured this and a table saw, or so I’ve gleaned from Google, but I can’t seem to find anything else. They certainly don’t seem to be in business any more either way. Do you recognize the angle adjuster on the langdon copy? Is it a real Langdon/Goodells-Pratt/Millers Falls? Is it a repair that someone did later in its life?

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#5 posted 03-02-2015 01:03 AM

Thebed on the second box sure looks like a later model MF I had once, but the pressed metal isn’t anything I’ve seen before. You’ve got interesting examples, great finds! Have you cut with them yet?

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#6 posted 03-02-2015 01:34 AM

Yeah, they both cut great. I’m looking forward to using them as I start on my hand tool adventure.

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