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  1. rivett608

    1893 patent Barker beam caliper

    Thanks Gordon, my bad, dyslexia kicking in. I have corrected it. These came from eBay a few months ago.
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    1893 patent Barker beam caliper

    Here is the rare, as in I have only seen a few in 40+ years of searching, BARKER’S PATENT BEAM CALIPER. This was patented on May 2 1893 (#496,679) and its main feature was a sliding jaw where the typical caliper would have a fixed jaw. This allowed for easy inside and outside measurements using...
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    Looking for a value on this 1889 Micrometer

    1st off, that is not a prototype for that micrometer, it was first made by R. H. Brown before Starrett bought out the patent rights. It is an earlier Starrett version and these trade on eBay for $50 to $100 normally. Read the patent to understand why the 6 holes are in different locations.
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    Standard Tool Company Athol Mass. Help to ID a tool

    Well DUH? What antique machinist tool collector wouldn't want to add that to their collection. That is so cool, great condition, very rare, all original, not messed with! Must ask, did you get it at Yard Sale prices?
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    Picture of original CEJ Gage block set?

    I have an original set by Hoke when he made them at the National Bureau of Standards, this was in 1919 way before he went to work at Pratt & Whitney. These are the round ones, quite different than the later styles.
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    O/T Change of format for this 'Board

    I just want to thank all the people who work to make this forum better. I have been around for a long time, it has at times been in PITA but with this newest version seems better. So THANK YOU. BTW Is Don still around? Does he still own it?
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    O/T Change of format for this 'Board

    Well said, I too am very stubborn to change but at least the new version makes posting photos easier.
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    1870 Baldwin/Shultz Lathe restoration

    WOW, THANK YOU. That is amazing and yes that is the same Charles S. Shultz, he lived in Hoboken before moving to Montclair in 1896.
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    1850 W W Smith patent Caliper

    This 8” Caliper might win the award for “Coolest Looking Adjustment Knob”? It is from the rare Wm. W. Smith patent of Oct. 1 1850 (#7,689). One of the other interesting things is it has a helical spring in the hollow cast head. I say these are rare because in 40 years of collecting I have only...
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    1870 Baldwin/Shultz Lathe restoration

    At some point, possibly in when Shultz built his new house in 1896 a floor mounted motor driven line shaft was added behind the lathe with a split wood pulley attached to the flywheel shaft. Luckily none of the original drive was removed as is so often the case. This motor also may have been...
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    1870 Baldwin/Shultz Lathe restoration

    Jim, it was right here on the PM in Oct. of last year. https://www.practicalmachinist.com/forum/threads/need-help-identifying-a-foot-pedal-lathe-maybe-ornamental.395132/ When I was working on the restoration of Thomas Edison’s Lab shops back in the 1990s I was taken to see this shop and was...
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    1870 Baldwin/Shultz Lathe restoration

    We don’t know if it is or not, we do know it has been. There a very long time. Also most Baldwin lathes like the #3 you show have the lead screw on the back of the bed. Mine has it on the front. Maybe this handwheel was supplied with the front mounted screw? Is your catalog dated? Does it have...
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    1870 Baldwin/Shultz Lathe restoration

    Here is a pair of his calipers with notes on use he signed and dated in 1883.
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    1870 Baldwin/Shultz Lathe restoration

    This is the house and shop this came from, the shop had sat undisturbed for a 125 years. Both photos are last year, there are none known from Shultz's lifetime.
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    1870 Baldwin/Shultz Lathe restoration

    The restoration or cleaning of the 1870 Baldwin/Shultz Lathe is mostly done, it just needs belts replaced and the tooling that goes with it cleaned. I call this an 1870 Baldwin/Shultz Lathe because it was made by Nathan H. Baldwin of Laconia, NH. about 1870. It was owned by Charles S. Shultz...
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    Lathe ID and request for resources

    Agree, it is nice and early. Has someone looked in Ken Cope's books yet?
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