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New Tools Were Last Added: 2019-10-20 (newest items on top)

Update 2019-10-20 Hi Folks- hope everyone had a nice weekend. I posted a few dozen new tools to the list this evening. I truly hope to have a chance to get a lot posted this week- The past month or so has been challenging for us so I appreciate your patience as I work to catch up with my tool work. Thanks for stopping by! --Josh


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Measuring, Marking, and Layout Tools For Sale



Stanley no. 15 SW Era Try and Mitre Square.
This is a somewhat scarce model made up until the 1930s. This is a SW era example made in the 1920s-early 30s. It's missing nickel and is in fair condition, but usable. The blade is 9in long.
$15
Item Number mml4269
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Early Stanley no. 2 Inproved Try Square.
This all-metal square was given the model no. 2 at its introduction in 1874 then changed to the no. 12 in 1898. This is a no. 2 based on the May 26, 1874 patent date on the lead fill around the rivets securing the stock to the blade. It's in good, usable condition with a bit of discoloration and some minor japanning loss. It's still straight and square. An interesting, early Stanley tool.
$22
Item Number mml4270
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Cute 12in Panel Gauge.
This is a craftsman-made panel gauge made of beech with a dovetailed rosewood wear plate under the marking point. It's seen a lot of use as evidenced by the many marks on the beam where the locking screw made impressions as it was set and unset. It's still perfectly usable and has developed quite a nice patina from age and careful use.
$28
Item Number mml4265
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Very Early Stanley Try and Mitre Square.
This square has a 7 1/2in steel blade and a beautiful rosewood stock. It has two patent dates on it: Traut's April 16, 1872 and Winterbottom's June 29, 1869. I haven't come across a Stanley square with both of these patent marks before. It's in very good condition and perfectly usable. An interesting, early square.
$28
Item Number mml4260
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Stanley Walnut Infill Try and Mitre Square.
This is a decent, usable example. It has Traut's patented pewter infill around the screws and a walnut infill in the stock. The blade has some wear but it's still square. It's a tough tool that can be used outdoors without hesitation. A decent, usable example.
$18
Item Number mml4261
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Lufkin no. 42 12in Rule and Double Bevel.
This rule was made by Lufkin in Saginaw, MI. It's in excellent condition with clean scales and tight bevel blades. An excellent example.
$30
Item Number mml4264
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10in Outside Caliper.
This is a high quality caliper made by the Union Caliper Co. of Orange, MA. It's in excellent condition and works perfectly.
$15
Item Number mml4244
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Starrett 10in Outside Caliper w/ Microadjuster.
This is a high quality machinsts caliper made in Athol, MA by Starrett. It has some discoloration and scattered light pitting but still works perfectly.
$20
Item Number mml4245
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12in Combination Square.
This square was made for Craftsman, likely by the Union Tool Company of Orange, MA based on the style of the graduations. It's clean and perfectly usable
$15
Item Number mml4247
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Early "Eureka" 8in Bevel Gauge.
This bevel is marked "Sargent's Patent July 22, 1873" on the blade. This patent is the basis for the Stanley no. 18 "Eureka" bevel gauge that's so popular among workers. I believe this is a "type 1" based on the information in Walter's guide to Stanley tools. It has a nice even patina and works well, despite a small bend in the blade near the end. An interesting, early bevel
$30
Item Number mml4249
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12in Combination Square.
This square was made for Craftsman, likely by Union in Orange, MA. It's in very good, usable condition with the original scribe.
$20
Item Number mml4259
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Stanley no. 15 Try and Mitre Suqare.
This is a somewhat scarce model. It's the first example I can recall finding. It has a cast iron stock and nickel-plated steel blade. This example was made ca. 1900 based on the logo.
$25
Item Number mml4240
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Stanley 6in no. 1 Winterbottom Patent Try and Mitre Square.
This is an early example with the walnut infill. It's in good, usable condition. The blade is straight and square. It has some light discoloration. The wood infill is in great shape. A nice usable example of this popular square in a handy size for bench use
$28
Item Number mml4241
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Stanley SW Era 6in Combination Square.
This is a nice Bodmer patent square with the SW logo from the 1920s and the Jan 23, 1917 Patent date on the blade. It's missing a bit of nickel but works perfectly. A nice usable example in a useful size.
$30
Item Number mml4235
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Early 6in Compass.
This compass is marked "S.J Bemis" which I presume was a precursor to Bemis & Call which was started in 1844. It's seen some use and has a nice patina. The hinge is tight and the points in good shape. A solid worker for layout or design work
$26
Item Number mml4233
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Stanley no. 1 Winterbottom Patent Try and Mitre Square.
This is an early example with the walnut infill. It's in good, usable condition. The blade has some small bends in it but it's still square and usable
$20
Item Number mml4221
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Stanley no. 12 6in Try Square.
This is an early example of a Stanley no. 12, likely dating to the late 1800s. It has a clean blade that's still straight and square. A solid worker in nice condition
$24
Item Number mml4222
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Rabone no. 1638 Two-Foot Folding Steel Rule.
This rule was made in Birmingham, England by Rabone. It has brass end caps and is in excellent condition.
$24
Item Number mml4225
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Stanley no. 136 1/2 6in Caliper Rule.
This small rule has some light discoloration on the brass but is otherwise near-perfect. The caliper is graduated for both inside and outside measurements.
$24
Item Number mml4227
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Unmarked 6in Bevel Gauge.
This all-metal bevel gauge looks like the classic Stanley "Eureka" design but operates by means of a setscrew. It's pretty clean, and works perfectly.
$25
Item Number mml4219
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Gorgeous 12in Rosewood Bevel Gauge.
This gauge has a lovely rosewood stock with great grain and color. The blade is a little discolored. It operated by means of a set screw and works perfectly. It's completely unmarked.
$24
Item Number mml4220
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Small Well-Made Marking Gauge.
This gauge is unmarked and could be craftsman-made. It has a 6in beam with a long knife-edge cutter dovetailed into the end of the beam. It works perfectly and will prove quite useful.
$28
Item Number mml4217
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Rosewood Bevel Gauge.
This gauge has a clean 7 1/2in long blade. The rosewood stock is gorgeous. It works perfectly.
$22
Item Number mml4208
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Very Early Stanley 10in Rosewood Bevel Gauge.
This is one of Stanley's earliest gauges. The design was patented September 4, 1877 by J. Traut. The only identifying mark is the circular patent date stamp on the stock which is hard to read. This example works perfectly. It has a clean blade and a lovely rosewood stock.
$28
Item Number mml4201
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Moore and Wright 3in Inside Caliper.
This is a top quality machinists caliper made in Sheffield. It's in excellent condition and works perfectly.
$15
Item Number mml4195
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Starrett no. 135 4in Machinists Level.
This level is in very good condition. The finish is near-perfect and the vial is intact.
$18
Item Number mml4164
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Starrett 12in Calipers.
These calipers are in exceptional condition and work perfectly. Made in Athol, MA, they are a top quality machinists tool. Still sold today, they retail for $79 new from Starrett
$24
Item Number mml4143
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Starrett 6in Calipers.
These calipers are in near-mint condition with no wear or discoloration. Made in Athol, MA, they are a top quality machinists tool. Still sold today, they retail for $59 new from Starrett
$24
Item Number mml4145
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9in British Rosewood Bevel Gauge.
This gauge has a beautiful rosewood stock and works perfectly.
$20
Item Number mml4071
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Big, Early 14in Wing Divider.
This big wing divider is clearly hand-forged and works perfectly. A good looking, useful layout tool for larger work.
$45
Item Number mml4021
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5in Patented Machinst Calipers.
This caliper was made by Meigs-Powell Co of Milwaukee, WI. It is marked "Welles Patent" on the other leg. This patent relates to the patent granted May 07, 1889 to Fred A. Welles for the design of the hinge. It is in excellent condition and works perectly
$15
Item Number mml4007
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