Items available for Education Loans from The Davistown 07-Aug-
Tools
Sliding T bevel 31808SLP8
10 1/4" long blade, 6" long handle photo photo
signed "J G NICHOLAS"
DATM (Nelson 1999) lists Joseph Nicholas as making saws and squares in Philadelphia from
approximately 1837 to 1857.
Spirit level 22211T5
29 1/2" long, 3 3/16" x 1 3/8"
signed "LAMBERT MILLIKEN," " & " "STACKPOLE" "BOSTON, MASS" with an American
Eagle w/shield
DATM (Nelson 1999) lists Lambert, Milliken, & Stackpole as working in Boston from 1859 to
1899. Part of the Robert Sullivan Collection donation.
SubCategor Woodworking: Planes
Beading plane 42602T3
9 3/8" long, 3/8" wide bead
signed "Cox & Luckman" on plane, blade has an obscured mark "____TH"
This is a typical imported English-made plane of the 19th century.
Bench plane 32802T11
7 3/4" long, 2 9/16" wide, 2" wide cast steel blade photo photo
signed on blade "ROBTSORBY", plane unmarked
This plane is typical of the run of the mill smoothing planes of the mid-19th century; it might
be found in any carpenters' tool kit. Robert Sorby is a well known Sheffield manufacturer of
Block plane blade 31112T1
6 1/2" long, 2 1/4" wide
signed "SHAW&Co"
DATM (Nelson 1999) lists this signature as a foreign maker of plane irons. Courtesy of Liberty
Tool Co.
SubCategor Woodworking: Saws
Keyhole saw 81713T17
14" long, 7 1/2" blade
signed "W. CRESSON PHILADA SPRING STEEL"
William Cresson worked from 1850 to 1862.
Keyhole saw 121112T5
18 1/2" long, 14 1/2" long blade
signed "Wm McNiece Philad" "Cast steel"
This saw was probably made pre-1865 given the solid brass attachment nuts and the "cast
steel" mark. DATM (Nelson 1999, 530) lists McNiece as working from 1859 to 1882.
SubCategor Wrenches

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