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Offline OilyRascal

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Re: My Tool Room
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2012, 03:06:43 AM »
Very nice collection and display.  I just love that cabinet housing the plow planes.
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Re: My Tool Room
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2012, 08:06:28 AM »
I stand humbled in the presence of greatness. Beautiful collection. Beautiful displays. I will say again; WOW!!
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Re: My Tool Room
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2012, 11:58:47 AM »
Beautiful tools and displays. Almost all of wrenches are top drawer. See a few we just sold at York. The Hawes patent "Wobble Wrench" (second photo, second from right, top row) sold for $550 too an absentee bidder in Australia (winning bidder would of went to $900)

http://www.datamp.org/patents/advance.php?pn=1050131&id=13813&set=7

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Re: My Tool Room
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2012, 05:27:45 AM »
Thanks guys for the compliments. A few updated pictures of the small cabinets over the doors. I am in the process of building a 4th cabinet to hang along side of the big one. The patent drawings will come down and I'll have to find a place to relocate them.

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Re: My Tool Room
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2012, 09:01:44 AM »
Nice looking wrenches, Les!!

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Re: My Tool Room
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2012, 09:20:06 AM »
In Cab2B, are those small bottle jacks?
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Re: My Tool Room
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2012, 05:05:40 PM »
Yes, I'm not sure if they were advertising/salesman samples or machinist jacks. They are all marked with Joyce Cridland & Co Dayton Ohio cast into the bottom of the Jack. Some have a patent date cast into it and the smaller ones that resemble a standard bottle jack have "comliments of Joyce Crindland & Co" cast into the bottom. 3 different styles. All are screw jacks. The taller ones are double screw.

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Re: My Tool Room
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2012, 05:30:01 PM »

You got me totally sidetracked for a day you know....hehe

The patent date corresponds to patent 390605, by James O. Joyce...

Joyce was in fact a rather busy fellow, apparently fascinated with pumping water, and jacking things up...

00154989  Sep 15,1874  Improvement in lifting-jacks.  (Joyce,J.O.)
00209344  Oct 29,1878  Improvement in lifting-jacks.  (Joyce,J.O.)
00210946  Dec 17,1878  Improvement in lifting-jacks.  (Joyce,J.O.)
00256002  Apr  4,1882  Lifting-jack.  (Joyce,J.O.)
00271863  Feb  6,1883  Lifting-jack.  (Joyce,J.O.)
00271864  Feb  6,1883  Lever-jack.  (Joyce,J.O.)
00276827  May  1,1883  Lifting-jack.  (Joyce,J.O.)
00305392  Sep 16,1884  Lifting-jack.  (Joyce,J.O.)
00349280  Sep 14,1886  Vise.  (Joyce,J.O.)
00389475  Sep 11,1888  Telescopic jack.  (Joyce,J.O.)
00390605  Oct  2,1888  Screw-jack.  (Joyce,J.O.)

The vise is interesting, it is a quick release type, wonder if it was inspired by a screw-jack mishap?
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Re: My Tool Room
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2012, 06:02:16 PM »
I'm laying out the new cabinet with wrenches before I hang it on the wall. Still need to get a piece of glass cut for the door and it will be about finished.

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Re: My Tool Room
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2012, 07:25:03 PM »
Fabulous. Beautiful.

Thanks so much for sharing!!!
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Re: My Tool Room
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2012, 08:34:16 PM »
I have to say that those cases and their contents look mighty nice.   Lots of thought evident in the display.  But, with them under glass, how the heck do you take them down and fondle them?   *****    Not that anyone here does such a thing!
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Re: My Tool Room
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2012, 05:40:12 AM »
Covers/doors of the cases lift off. Just set them on the floor and fondle away. I didn't hinge them because of their size and weight. The glass is double thick window glass. A lug across the top of the case catches a dado in the top of the cover/door.

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Re: My Tool Room
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2012, 08:26:58 AM »
Les,

Those are beautiful wrenches and certainly worthy of special presentation.  If the boxes are placed on the wall, how will the wrenches be secured to the back of the box?

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Re: My Tool Room
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2012, 10:24:04 AM »
Brass screw in angle hooks are used to hang the wrenches in all my cabinets.

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Re: My Tool Room
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2012, 10:31:35 AM »
Click on the pictures to enlarge and you can see the hooks. The last picture posted has hooks on the top left wrench so far. That wrench is a English made quick adjust wrench. Made by C. F. E. Swinden & Co London, patented Instantaneous Grip Spanner.