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  1. Maltesehunter

    Pre1870(?) Blaisdell & Wood lathe on NH Craiglist !

    Sir, many people on this forum have collected these old lathes for decades. Very, very few pay $1000 for a lathe of this vintage - unless they are historically significant, and in the case of the Wood & Blaisdell, it isn't. This lathe is a pretty typical mid 1860s vintage lathe and there's still...
  2. Maltesehunter

    Pre1870(?) Blaisdell & Wood lathe on NH Craiglist !

    I believe you'd be hard pressed to find someone who would give you $4-500 for it. Does it have a countershaft and the change gears? It's certainly worth saving, it's just the guys who like this stuff are in over their heads with iron. Sad truth. Jake See attached from 1867 Blaisdell & Wood...
  3. Maltesehunter

    Goodspeed Machine - Winchendon, MA

    I sure hope the jointer and early table saw get saved. SAWoods, let us know how you make out w/ Dan. With a name like that it sounds like you're into wood-working machinery. SA Woods made great machines in Boston for a long time. Jake
  4. Maltesehunter

    possible Hendey salesman sample???????

    But then why would anyone make a box featuring a handle to lift it? Seems to me it was meant to be moved around and/or carried by someone. I can't think of too many models that have cases other than salesman samples. I agree that factory salesman samples are highly detailed, so perhaps this one...
  5. Maltesehunter

    Help identifying a compound angle fixture - Engineering Service Inc, Huntington CA

    Known as a Strickland universal ball vise. Engineering service bought the rights to the patent, I believe. https://archive.org/details/sim_chiltons-iron-age_1942-01-01_149_1
  6. Maltesehunter

    Lineshaft Machine Shop Photos

    I believe this lathe is made by Ames Mfg of Chicopee. Jake
  7. Maltesehunter

    Goodspeed Machine - Winchendon, MA

    Yep, that looks like a GN Goodspeed saw. My friend Ben has one just like it. That is a very nice piece. And so is the jointer. Those are not common. Jake
  8. Maltesehunter

    Napier Horizontal Band Saw repairs/rebuild

    Found some great photos from the factory. Jake http://emuseum.chs.org/emuseum/objects/18136/napier-saw-machine?ctx=37b26b6ee1fbddd9d7ef1e9c45ed438b8fb0f3db&idx=5 http://emuseum.chs.org/emuseum/objects/18135/napier-saw-machine?ctx=37b26b6ee1fbddd9d7ef1e9c45ed438b8fb0f3db&idx=6
  9. Maltesehunter

    Lineshaft Machine Shop Photos

    Unknown shop. Nice New Haven planer. Jake
  10. Maltesehunter

    Demo: 1900 Witcomb Planner & Hendy Shaper

    The planer is mid to late 1870s vintage. It’s my favorite gothic style planer ever made. If I remember correctly, the planer came from a shop in Belfast ME. The widow donated the machines her husband had set up. Jake
  11. Maltesehunter

    I think this is a Pratt Whitney Crank Planer, looking for confirmation and or information on who manufactured this tool..

    It's highly likely that it's not a Fenner. Not even close to the style. Many makers of crank planers had the similar heart cam and ratcheting mechanism. I suspected the plate was original. More than likely this was made by a smaller shop and not one of the bigger companies. Jake
  12. Maltesehunter

    I think this is a Pratt Whitney Crank Planer, looking for confirmation and or information on who manufactured this tool..

    You'd be surprised. I have a planer with very spindly legs similar to yours. The table on mine is maybe 2'. The legs also have bracing just like your crank planer. My guess is if you don't see extra holes beneath the bedplate, the legs and bedplate are original. Jake
  13. Maltesehunter

    I think this is a Pratt Whitney Crank Planer, looking for confirmation and or information on who manufactured this tool..

    This is a nice, little crank planer - certainly early and interesting. Just curious, how have you determined the legs are not original to the machine? If the legs and base plate are not original, then someone went through a considerable amount of work to make everything look good. The plate had...
  14. Maltesehunter

    Lathe designed in Jersey but made in London

    Thanks for posting pictures. Is there any way you can upload bigger ones so we can zoom in?
  15. Maltesehunter

    Starrett Bandsaw

    No, I meant power hacksaw, not a manual hacksaw...
  16. Maltesehunter

    Starrett Bandsaw

    I know Starrett made a hacksaw, but never heard of their band saws. The hacksaws are quite rare. Jake
  17. Maltesehunter

    Lathe designed in Jersey but made in London

    Yes, pictures and story please. It's not every day a specific one-of-a-kind lathe is mentioned in an 1870s article and then the owner of the very lathe shows up saying he has it... nearly 153 years later. This is really awesome. Jake
  18. Maltesehunter

    Shop Made Surface Gages

    Here's another surface gauge I occasionally use as a paperweight at work. Sorta has an art deco look to it. The styling is simple. Belonged to "H.C.R". He spent some time carving his initials in a graceful font. Instead of using screws or a bolt to mount the upright, he peened it in place. Jake
  19. Maltesehunter

    What are the current dollar values of Antique Machinist tools?

    Okay, I'll follow you on FB. Looking forward to seeing some pictures. Thank you.
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