Monthly Archives: April 2018

Sargent 5206 Block Plane

Sargent 5206 Block Plane

The Sargent 5206 block plane is a beautiful and somewhat collectible artifact produced at the end of the industrial revolution.  It was made during both World Wars with production beginning in 1912 and ending in 1947.  The Sargent 5206 block plane was finished in nickel plate, cadmium plate, black...

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Davis Patent Level

The antique for this week is a one foot long, cast iron Davis Patent Level.  “Davis” levels are very ornate and command high prices on the antique market. Note in the picture above that there is space within the iron casting on either side of the center vial for...

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Kodak Vest Pocket Model B Camera

Today’s antique of the week is a Kodak Vest Pocket Model B which was made between the world wars.  The camera originally cost $7.50 US (that’s $105.28 US in 2018 dollars!). Below is a tour around the Model B. Like many other folding cameras, the Model B includes a...

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The Sargent 196 Rabbet Plane

This week’s antique comes from the Sargent & Co. toolworks in CT.  The 196 Rabbet Plane was made from 1910-1943, and it’s one of the few decorated metal planes made between the world wars. The iron body casting is well machined and robust.  Both the cap screw and the...

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Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine Accessories

I won’t bore you with the history of the distinctive Willcox & Gibbs chain stitch sewing machines.  However, I will regale you with a little “accessory” knowledge.  While you may run across Willcox & Gibbs machines, you are less likely to run across their accessories (and will almost never...

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