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Early Shaker Vice Clamp, Wood and Wrought Iron, Original Thinning Blue Paint
From the Seed House, Tyringham, Massachusetts, Ex Jean Brown Collection
Ash and maple - SOLD


Early Shaker Vice Clamp, Wood and Wrought Iron, Original Thinning Blue Paint
From the Seed House, Tyringham, Massachusetts, Ex Jean Brown Collection
Ash and maple, entire view 1

Displaying thoughtful design, dovetail joinery and excellent craftmanship; fast threading thumbscrew
with large bean thumbpiece…thought to be a benchtop clamp for sharpening sawblades; great dry
surface. It was said the tool was made and used by notable Shaker, Brother Albert Battles, a lifetime
member who became Elder in 1844. (Furniture maker) The clamp was found in the Tyringham
Community Seed House where seeds were stored and prepared for sale. This Seed House was at one
time larger, but it was moved off its original foundation and downhill to a new site. Later, in the 1950s to
the 1980s, the building was the residence of Jean Brown. The building was moved by Andrews
Construction, clamp acquired by Alice Hale thence to world famous art collector Jean Brown to Shaker
specialist Charles Flint. (12" x 10" x 7")

SOLD

1039-43




Brush, Shaker, Curly Maple - SOLD


Brush, Shaker, Curly Maple, entire view

Drafting style brush.
Dimensions: 11.5" L.

1032-82 - SOLD




Cast Iron Heart, Swing Saw Counterweight, L. Houston Co., Montgomery, PA
Date/Period: 1880s - SOLD


Cast Iron Heart, Swing Saw Counterweight, L. Houston Co., Montgomery, PA, entire view

Measurement: Height on Stand: 12.5"; height: 10.5"; width: 9"; depth: 4"

Material: Cast iron, paint

Condition: Very good

Additional Information: The Levi Houston Company manufactured woodworking
machinery; we found 10 patents. This weight has always been misidentified as a
windmill weight…it is signed “L HOUSTON / MONTGOMERY, PA / PATENTENTED /
JUNE 17 1884 / APRIL 14 1885.” The weight was made for a circular crosscut saw that
was large and ceiling mounted.

SOLD

431-140




Coopers Barrel Shave, Scorp, Hallow Shave, Signed Hardy (Family, Edges Tool Makers)
Probably New Hampshire (W: 5 5/8”) - SOLD


Antique Coopers Barrel Shave Signed Hardy, Probably New Hampshire, angle view

Hardy, David, P.
Hebron, New Hampshire, 1872
Tool Types: Edge Tools

Hardy, Ephraim, L.
Brookline and Hollis, New Hampshire, 1821-1870
Tool Types: Axes, Coopers’ Tools, Draw Knives, and Shaves

201-458 - SOLD




Molding Plane, Cesar Chelor, "Cesar Chelor, living in Wrentham", Freed Slave
Wrentham, Massachusetts, 18th Century, Makers Mark on Toe
Yellow birch, original wedge and iron - SOLD


Molding Plane, Cesar Chelor, 'Cesar Chelor, living in Wrentham', Freed Slave
Wrentham, Massachusetts, 18th Century, Makers Mark on Toe
Yellow birch, entire view

Francis Nicholson, first known American plane maker freed his slave Cesar Chelor (1720-1784) upon his death circa 1753; Chelor, the celebrated maker and independent businessman was the first African American to imprint tools. (1754-1784)
(Very good condition, scattered staining; L: 10", H: 6", W: 1.5")

673-12 - SOLD





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