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A Fine Large Antique Wrought & Incised Iron Trammel
Likely Germany, 18th Century


A Fine Large Antique Wrought & Incised Iron Trammel
Likely Germany, 18th Century, entire view

Art and utility combined, a preening bird surmounts this heavy-duty trammel which is
further ornamented with piercing and decorative scrolls. The owner’s initials “FSR” over
“AMH” within oval cartouche. Very goof condition and color.
(Length: 38.5"-57"; width: 8.5")


A Fine Large Antique Wrought & Incised Iron Trammel
Likely Germany, 18th Century, detail view 1

A Fine Large Antique Wrought & Incised Iron Trammel
Likely Germany, 18th Century, detail view 2

A Fine Large Antique Wrought & Incised Iron Trammel
Likely Germany, 18th Century, detail view 3

A Fine Large Antique Wrought & Incised Iron Trammel
Likely Germany, 18th Century, detail view 4

A Fine Large Antique Wrought & Incised Iron Trammel
Likely Germany, 18th Century, detail view 5

A Fine Large Antique Wrought & Incised Iron Trammel
Likely Germany, 18th Century, detail view 6

A Fine Large Antique Wrought & Incised Iron Trammel
Likely Germany, 18th Century, detail view 7

A Fine Large Antique Wrought & Incised Iron Trammel
Likely Germany, 18th Century, detail view 8

A Fine Large Antique Wrought & Incised Iron Trammel
Likely Germany, 18th Century, entire view

$1,850.00

497-135




Goffering Iron, Wrought and Signed by Maker Patrick Lyon, Philadelphia
PATRICK LYON * PANTENTEE
Scottish born American blacksmith, mechanic and inventor working in
Philadelphia…working class hero.
Date/Period: Late 18th or Early 19th Century


Goffering Iron, Wrought and Signed by Maker Patrick Lyon, Philadelphia PATRICK LYON * PANTENTEE, entire view 1

Measurement: H: 7.75”, L: 21.5”, D: 3.75

Material: Cast and wrought iron

Condition: Fine original condition

Additional Information: Larger than usual with long handle; the barrel raised on
wrought standard that pierces and is peened on the underside of oval cast iron base.
For ruffling, frilling and pleating fabrics.

Goffering Iron, Wrought and Signed by Maker Patrick Lyon, Philadelphia PATRICK LYON * PANTENTEE, Pat Lyon at the Forge

"Pat Lyon at the Forge," by John Neagle, 1829.
Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Patrick Lyon (1779-1829) was a Philadelphia blacksmith
of some reputation and wealth. Born in London, he
moved to America to establish a smithing business there.
In addition to blacksmithing, he also built fire engines and
was renowned for his locksmithing. Early in his career,
the Bank of Pennsylvania commissioned him to make the
locks for their vault and in 1798, when it was robbed of
over $160,000, suspicion immediately fell on him. 1798
was the same year that yellow fever plagued the region
and therefore, Lyon was away from Philadelphia, in
Delaware, with his assistant. Upon his
return and learning of the accusations against him,
he went to prove his innocence to the bank's
president, cashier, and alderman. Despite an undeniable
alibi for his whereabouts, they insisted
that he was at the least an accomplice and had him
imprisoned under a large bail. Unable to

meet the bail, Lyon remained in the Walnut Street Gaol for three months. It was later discovered
that the robbery had been perpetrated by the bank's porter and a carpenter, who returned
almost all the stolen money, the porter having died of yellow fever shortly after the robbery.
Upon his release, Lyon sued the bank's directors and was eventually granted a sum of $9,000
for the damages to his smithing business and reputation. It is unclear whether this sum was the
foundation of his fortune, but he was able to recover fully from the injury to his business and
went on to amass considerable wealth. Lyon wrote a narrative about his imprisonment: The
Narrative of Patrick Lyon, who suffered three months Imprisonment in Philadelphia Gaol, on a
vague suspicion of being an accomplice in the Robbery of the Bank of Pennsylvania: with his
remarks thereon. (1799). In its introduction, he pleaded for equal justice for rich and poor.
An engraved portrait by Philadelphia artist James Akin is the frontispiece of the work and shows
a 30-year-old Lyon in Walnut Street Prison, incongruously dressed as a gentleman, seated on a
Chippendale chair, and holding a technical drawing and calipers.

$1,475.00

605-146


Goffering Iron, Wrought and Signed by Maker Patrick Lyon, Philadelphia PATRICK LYON * PANTENTEE, scale view

Goffering Iron, Wrought and Signed by Maker Patrick Lyon, Philadelphia PATRICK LYON * PANTENTEE, entire view 2

Goffering Iron, Wrought and Signed by Maker Patrick Lyon, Philadelphia PATRICK LYON * PANTENTEE, detail view 1

Goffering Iron, Wrought and Signed by Maker Patrick Lyon, Philadelphia PATRICK LYON * PANTENTEE, detail view 2



Shipwright’s Double Planking Bevel, Dated 1753
Date/Period: 1753 - SOLD


Shipwright’s Double Planking Bevel, Dated 1753, entire view

Measurement: Length: 11.75" (closed), brass blade: 6.25”, the other: 2”

Material: Dark wood, possibly walnut, and brass

Condition: Very Good

Additional Information: A visually pleasing tool used for forming angles of two
adjoining surfaces [used to determine frame face bevels].
Impressed in the longer blade is “G” and “1753” perhaps signifying the date an
apprentice was made a freeman.

This example displaying great color and patina is ornamented with brass including
four suits…symbols of society and human energy: clubs representing both the
peasantry and achievement through work; diamonds, the merchant class, and the
excitement of wealth creation; hearts, the clergy and the struggle to achieve inner joy;
spades, the warrior class.

SOLD

1245-31


Shipwright’s Double Planking Bevel, Dated 1753, entire view 2

Shipwright’s Double Planking Bevel, Dated 1753, entire view 3

Shipwright’s Double Planking Bevel, Dated 1753, detail view

Shipwright’s Double Planking Bevel, Dated 1753, detail view 2



Bit Brace, An Ancient Piercer or Wimble, Burlwood Handle and Spoon Bit
Date/Period: 17th century or earlier


Bit Brace, An Ancient Piercer or Wimble, Burlwood Handle and Spoon Bit, entire view

Measurement: The brace: 12”, with bit: 17”

Material: Burlwood, steel

Condition: Very good, commensurate with age and use

Additional Information: Spreading circular turned handle attached by a peened tine;
inside corners display ornamental file-work; square chuck. The bit locking device
features a shaped finger piece.

During the period a brace and bit was by different names including a piercer [used to
bore holes to drive pins] …for some it was known as a brace, for others a wimble.
Wimble and bits were listed in period probates

$575.00

1245-35


Bit Brace, An Ancient Piercer or Wimble, Burlwood Handle and Spoon Bit, detail view

Bit Brace, An Ancient Piercer or Wimble, Burlwood Handle and Spoon Bit, detail view 2

Bit Brace, An Ancient Piercer or Wimble, Burlwood Handle and Spoon Bit, detail view 3



Antique, Feed Cutter, Straw Cutter Fragment, Arm with Blade, Handmade Screws
Date/Period: Early 19th Century


Antique, Feed Cutter, Straw Cutter Fragment, Arm with Blade, Handmade Screws, entire view 1

Measurement: 51.25" x 9.5" x 1"

Material: Wood and iron

Condition: Weathered

Additional Information: Lever cutter, arm with blade for an early straw and fodder
cutting box. Farmers cut corn and other fodder into sh0ort piece so cattle would digest
easier. The large sharp blade is secured with four handmade screws suggesting an
early date. The piece displays well, graphic on wall much like a trade sign.

$485.00

335-133


Antique, Feed Cutter, Straw Cutter Fragment, Arm with Blade, Handmade Screws, entire view 2



Landers, Frary & Clark Carving Set


Landers, Frary & Clark Carving Set, case view 1

Landers, Frary & Clark was founded in 1862 and remained in business for over 100 years. Over the years the company manufactured everything from stainless steel bull nose rings to toys to carving sets. This set, which includes two carving knives and forks and sharpening steel, comes in a leather case lined with green velvet. The set has stag horn handles with sterling Repousse mounts.
Dimensions of case: 18.625-inches wide, 2-inches high, 8.375-inches deep.
Dimensions of pieces: 12-inch large fork length, 16.25-inch large knife length, 14.375-inch sharpener length, 13-inch small knife length, 11-inch small fork length.

$450

593-10


Landers, Frary & Clark Carving Set, case view 2
Landers, Frary & Clark Carving Set, set view
Landers, Frary & Clark Carving Set, brand detail
Landers, Frary & Clark Carving Set, lettering detail
Landers, Frary & Clark Carving Set, case view 3



Sugar Nips [nippers], Brass Baluster Post, Molded Walnut Base, Wood handle
Date/Period: 1800-1830ish - SOLD


Sugar Nips [nippers], Brass Baluster Post, Molded Walnut Base, Wood handle, entire view 1

Measurement: Base: 11.5" x 4"; Nipper length: 14"

Material: Wrought iron, cast brass, walnut

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: A nice example, wrought iron, very nice brass baluster post on
circular domed base mounted to molded walnut base. Beautifully turned and incised
handle display great surface, warm patina, and brass ferrule.

SOLD

660-44


Sugar Nips [nippers], Brass Baluster Post, Molded Walnut Base, Wood handle, entire view 2

Sugar Nips [nippers], Brass Baluster Post, Molded Walnut Base, Wood handle, entire view 3



Antique Right Angle Food Chopper, Filed Heart, Brass Brazed Ferrule, Carved Handle
Unknown Maker, 19th Century


Antique Right Angle Food Chopper, Filed Heart, Brass Brazed Ferrule, Carved Handle

(Height: 6"; width: 9.5"; depth: 1")

$195.00

110-897




Cellerman Corkscrew, Four Finger Pull, Closed Loop Handle
Date/Period: 19th Century


Cellerman Corkscrew, Four Finger Pull, Closed Loop Handle, entire view

Measurement: Length: 4.75"; width: 2.75"

Material: Steel

Condition: Fine, worm is full-length

$75.00

843-361




American Bronze Spoon Mold, Pewter
18th Century - SOLD


Antique Bronze Spoon Mold for Pewter Spoon, American, 18th Century, angle view 1

(L: 8”)

SOLD

110-775


Antique Bronze Spoon Mold for Pewter Spoon, American, 18th Century, angle view 2
Antique Bronze Spoon Mold for Pewter Spoon, American, 18th Century, open view




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