Davistown Museum Inventory of Tools The Epstein Hoard

Status Location
31602T14 Weights (collection) bio BDTM T
Bronze, 3 1/2", 2" and 1 13/16" wide, unsigned except for troy weight descriptions.
Three crucibles with three different varieties of weights.
32502T46 Anvil bio BDTM T
Cast steel, 3" long including tang for pritchel, unsigned.
32502T1 Box bio BDTM T
Walnut with brass hardware, 13 3/4" x 12 3/4" x 4 1/8" high with two hinged lids, signed "BERTIE FAXON Brookville #4 c. 1800" on a brass
label on the box.
This box contains the Norman Epstein hoard of jewelers and watchmakers tools. Does Bertie Faxon have any relationship to Richard Faxon
edge toolmaker of Braintree, MA, c. 1795? The Liberty Tool Co. recycled at least five of his edge tools (broad axes, draw knifes) in the 1970s.
32502T40 Burnisher bio BDTM T
Cast steel, unsigned.
It has no handle.
32502T10 Chasing tools (3) bio BDTM T
Cast steel, 2 1/2" to 3 1/2" long, signed with unknown touchmarks.
32502T9 Etching and scribing tools (5) bio BDTM T
Wood handles, 3 rosewood, 2 unknown tropical wood with brass ferrules, 4 1/2" to 6" long, unsigned.
One has a steel file and one a diamond cutter with a diamond tip. The other three have steel, brass, or iron tips.
32502T12 Float bio BDTM T
Cast steel, 3" long with 1" float surface, unsigned.
The long end is a fine filing surface.
32502T24 Hand spindles (3) bio BDTM T
Cast steel, brass, and wood, 5 1/16", 4 3/4", and 3 3/8" long, unsigned.
32502T25 Jewelers' anvils (2) bio BDTM T
Bronze, 3 11/32" long, 3/4" wide and 3 3/8" long, 5/8" wide, unsigned.
One is more highly finished than the other.
32502T4 Jewelers' files bio BDTM T
Cast steel, various lengths, signed "Graves & Sons" "W Greaves" "Lord & Co." "Triumph Smart & Child Co." "J. M. Martin" (2) "P. Ashton"
(2) "Martin CS" "RS Sanders" (2) "Spanale" "RAINE".
"R M Cock" "Grobet" (2) "Friely". This Epstein hoard file lot illustrates the wide variety of European sources for steel files: English, German,
French, and Italian.
32502T2 Jewelers' files (30) bio BDTM T
Cast steel or iron, 3" to 6" long, signed with obscure marks or no mark.
32502T3 Jewelers' files (7) bio BDTM T
Cast steel, 3 1/4" to 6 3/4" long, signed "Stubs".
32502T18 Ladle bio BDTM T
Cast iron, bronze, and wood, 6" long, unsigned.
32502T47 Ring sizer bio BDTM T
Wood, 11 7/8" long, 3/4" maximum diameter at head of taper, unsigned.
This is used for measuring ring diameters.
32502T22 Scale level bio BDTM T
Brass, 3 1/4" long, 1 1/16" wide, signed "PR" (by the owner) and marked "1 - 18".
32502T23 Scale level bio BDTM T
Brass, 5 5/8" long, 13/16" wide, signed "Sussfeld Lousch & Co New York", "Lepine", "Lever" with scale 000 to 30 and 1 - 27.
32502T21 Scale level bio BDTM T
Brass, 5 3/4" long, tapered, unsigned.
It is marked "1 - 32" for measuring.
32502T42 Screwdriver bio BDTM T
Brass, 3 15/16" long, unsigned.

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