Monthly Archives: November 2018

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Swartchild & Co. Wrist Watch Timing Washers

I recently purchased some watch related antiques that included this Swartchild & Company boxed selection of timing washers for wrist watches.  The all cardboard box measures just under 5 inches long, just under 1-3/4 inches wide, and 5/8 of an inch high. There are twelve vials in the set. ...

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Nikon 20-35mm F2.8 Lens Review

The Nikon 20-35mm F2.8 D lens was Nikon’s entry into the professional wide angle zoom lens category.  This lens hit the market in 1993 long after Canon’s 24-35mm F3.5 entry that debuted in 1978 and the later Canon 20-35mm F3.5 in which debuted in 1989. Specs While late to...

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Stanley No. 71 Router Plane

Today’s antique is a Stanley Number 71 router plane.  These planes, and the later No 71-1/2, were used to level the bottom of a groove or other recess to a plane parallel to the surface. This particular plane is unique for a few reasons that I want to walk...