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    I'll take it. I'll PM you.

    I'll take it. I'll PM you.
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    JST...the same thing crossed my mind. It is very...

    JST...the same thing crossed my mind. It is very difficult without some sense of scale to have a realization of its size. It has a 6" diameter flywheel but one could easily jump to the conclusion its...
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    Last pics are of the boiler. It is 5 1/2" in...

    Last pics are of the boiler. It is 5 1/2" in diameter with beautiful riveted construction. Outer shell is Brass, internal formed parts Copper. It sits on a base made from an old iron cased pressure...
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    The pressure gauge is unusual surprising me with...

    The pressure gauge is unusual surprising me with its mechanism. Internally it is all mechanical its mechanism being activated by a pressure operated plunger or diaphragm assembly which threads into...
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    E. E. Baugh Steam Plant.

    These picture's are of a small steam plant with some connection to E.E. Baugh Mount Holly, New Jersey. The reason I say connection is because the Township itself is much later than the mechanical...
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    I could use it. I'd give fifty dollars for it :)

    I could use it. I'd give fifty dollars for it :)
  7. Not enough pic's but I'm thinking saw set.

    Not enough pic's but I'm thinking saw set.
  8. I sent you a PM. Check your in box.

    I sent you a PM. Check your in box.
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    I've seen very small wet cell batteries very...

    I've seen very small wet cell batteries very similar used in early radio's. They were no longerthan 4" in length but made exactly the same way. Pricey little devils !
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    Now I see. With that setup one could drill...

    Now I see. With that setup one could drill perfectly straight as the spade is fitted into its own guide. Also the guide itself can be very accurately located. Thanks rivett !
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    Rivett.. that sounds very interesting and more...

    Rivett.. that sounds very interesting and more plausible. The divot's seem much too small to act as retainers to hold vice pads. Can you expound a bit on the method you describe ? Now that I think of...
  12. When I was just a kid..maybe 12 or 13 years old...

    When I was just a kid..maybe 12 or 13 years old they were tearing down one of the oldest funeral homes in Modesto, California. That would have been around 1970 or so. I remember seeing a compressor...
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    Ed..take some paint thinner and wipe the grunge...

    Ed..take some paint thinner and wipe the grunge of the wooden lagging on the cylinder. These are formed very nicely and I wouldn't remove them. After they dry out give them a couple of coats on...
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    Joe.. your replies are some of the most...

    Joe.. your replies are some of the most fascinating insights I've ever had the pleasure of reading. Thank you. To add just a shade more to what Joe has written.. today we feel that building "from...
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    Thanks Ed for posting the additional pictures....

    Thanks Ed for posting the additional pictures. I've been thinking about this engine and those thoughts reminded me how much our technical world has changed and how difficult it is to put together the...
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    I've been looking at this little engine. Odd the...

    I've been looking at this little engine. Odd the way the ports are laid out. Can we have a few more pics showing steam inlet and outlet..and the big end of the connecting rod ? Thanks !
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    Thank you Geoff ! That Brace belonged to my Great...

    Thank you Geoff ! That Brace belonged to my Great Grandfather and I am fortunate enough to own his wooden planes as well. There is a lot of family history associated with it. Yes..the last pics show...
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    Geoff..a few pics of the more interesting forms...

    Geoff..a few pics of the more interesting forms of screw related pieces I have collected here and there. Most have the smaller taper normally used in more modern Braces.

    If possible can you...
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    Geoff..since you collect Braces would you like to...

    Geoff..since you collect Braces would you like to see some odd countersinks and related tooling for driving screws? I have a very early iron Brace you may be able to identify. I could include that as...
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    I think it is a specialty tool for driving wood...

    I think it is a specialty tool for driving wood screws into those heavy Victorian hinges seen in the old mansions.I have quite a variety of those old tapered shank Screw drivers, Screw reamers and...
  21. The best thread I have ever read on the subject...

    The best thread I have ever read on the subject found right here on PM.

    how to make knurls,with pictureshow to make knurls,with pictures
  22. Nope..that is three! I have one too.

    Nope..that is three! I have one too.
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    I have a Goodell-Pratt Catalog #16 from the late...

    I have a Goodell-Pratt Catalog #16 from the late 1920's. It shows several pages of various iron levels and quite a few pages of wooden levels. It also shows their little lathes, ect. Interesting book.
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    Wow..I love it all. The floors,the beams...the...

    Wow..I love it all. The floors,the beams...the machines. Walls are a bit to sanitary but I would LOVE to have that floor in my home. Gorgeous.
  25. Our Own Moderator John Oder has very graciously...

    Our Own Moderator John Oder has very graciously sent me the book he posted written by Martin S. Lewis. Thank you VERY much John. I deeply appreciate this. It is stormy here in California tonight and...
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