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  1. What do you all think about reposting the photos...

    What do you all think about reposting the photos here at the end of the post? I would link them to #on the post. I think I have the originals of about all of them.
  2. Thanks for asking, you can find a lot of photos...

    Thanks for asking, you can find a lot of photos here,

    Dollhouse Miniature Makers?William R. Robertson

    Or just do a google image search under Robertson Miniatures and you’ll find a bunch of...
  3. More, more, more, please! Super neat mill,...

    More, more, more, please!

    Super neat mill, great restoration with a great story/history.
  4. And here I thought by the massive number of new...

    And here I thought by the massive number of new posts someone knew what this thing was.... I see I was mislead by my thinking.
  5. Very cool, certainly looks 18th century, maybe...

    Very cool, certainly looks 18th century, maybe French. I think I have seen that in Diderot but that is a few thousand plates to look at. Agree it could be for weaving.

    Just did a quick look and...
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    A local PM member came over for a shop tour and...

    A local PM member came over for a shop tour and bought them all along with a bunch of other stuff, thank you! So much easier than ebay, etc.
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    Thanks Mark, didn’t know it was full, it isn’t...

    Thanks Mark, didn’t know it was full, it isn’t anymore.
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    Current market for old machine shop books?

    I’m sorting through some of my old stuff with thoughts of putting it on eBay. Have any of you followed the current prices of early 20th c. machine shop books? Are these selling at all these days? As...
  9. More tests It looks like it works! Thank You!...

    More tests

    It looks like it works! Thank You!

    Used EPA111's instructions (thank you John) with firefox, was able to drag the photos and did not have to resize them. I tried it with Safari and...
  10. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!! I just...

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!

    I just tried this using Firefox and it worked fine! So the issue must be between the PM and software and Safari. Now I just have to remember to use Firefox for...
  11. Need help posting photos on the PM of a decent size

    I simply do not under how the photo posting works anymore! In the "Pretty Wing Nuts" thread I posted photos of wing nuts and they came out fine, I did them on my MacBook. I know if I do them from my...
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    The reason I took a bunch of photos of my wing...

    The reason I took a bunch of photos of my wing nuts was to make my girl friend's Christmas gift. It seems she likes pretty wing nuts and has often admired them around my shop. So I thought I would...
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    Yes they are older the GP. I forget the patent...

    Yes they are older the GP. I forget the patent date on these but I think it was in the 1890s.
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    “ How do you tell brass from bronze without doing...

    “ How do you tell brass from bronze without doing some chemistry?
    Absolutely lovely wingnuts!.”

    Honestly, more of a BS guess based on color. I could be wrong. I didn’t do any chemistry. Glad you...
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    Steel, French?, Late 17th c. from a hand vise ...

    Steel, French?, Late 17th c. from a hand vise

    Steel, English, Early 19TH C. from a Peter Stubs hand vise

    Brass, French, 18th c. from a drafting pen

    Brass, French/German, 18th c. from a...
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    Iron, English, Lancashire, 18th c. from a...

    Iron, English, Lancashire, 18th c. from a clockmakers turns

    Steel, American, 19th-Early 20th c. from a surface gauge

    Iron/steel, English, Lancashire, 18th c. from a past of rack wing dividers
    ...
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    Pretty Wing Nuts

    As many of you know I have weakness for collecting antique tools. One feature collectors have an interest in are tools that look pretty, something where someone took extra time to just make it nice...
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    I drove up 3rd street in Philly last month,...

    I drove up 3rd street in Philly last month, 11/2019, the only hint of the days of the machinery dealers was the old Swanger Bro’s. Machinery sign still hanging on their old building. The neighborhood...
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    Very nice! Are you a collector or user? Thanks...

    Very nice! Are you a collector or user?

    Thanks for sharing and welcome to PM.
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    Very rare to find a lathe of this vintage with...

    Very rare to find a lathe of this vintage with complete foot drive AND in what looks like very good, kept indoor and lightly used condition.
  21. $200 is a great deal. The accessories you have...

    $200 is a great deal. The accessories you have are not often seen with the machine and the dividing head is fantastic. I have had one of these and the later model. Still have the dividing head and...
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    It is the level attachment that is rare. Nice...

    It is the level attachment that is rare.

    Nice find, these are about 120 years old now.
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    Looks like a very nice and curvy early screw...

    Looks like a very nice and curvy early screw machine or special operation lathe. It would be great for making repetitive parts in a fun shop.

    Thanks for posting and welcome to the PM.
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    I think the second hole is to store the ball...

    I think the second hole is to store the ball plunger detent shaft (not a screw on the Standard examples) however that might have been a great idea but in practice it didn’t work, hence so many are...
  25. Hi Martin, Let’s make direct contract and...

    Hi Martin,

    Let’s make direct contract and exchange what information we have. I have a 5 page article in German on this. My email is [email protected]

    Thanks
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