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273963 gtgrouch@r... 2021‑06‑18 Re: Anvil
 Let me know if you have any interest

 Ed Minch

Interest!? Heck yeah! You have an Avanti!?!?

Not 'xactly my type of tools though. Thanks for sharing, GK
Albion NY

	-----------------------------------------From: "Ed Minch" 
To: "porch"
Sent: Friday June 18 2021 4:04:08PM
Subject: [oldtools] Anvil

 Just left the basement of a woman I met at a garage sale. She
commented on my Avanti and we struck up a conversation - new reason to
drive an interesting car. She lives with her 93 old dad in the house
she grew up in in rural MD. Her dad had a constrcution company and the
basement was FULL of stuff. Not much of interest - things like a whole
45 gallon bucket full of channelocks or screwdrivers, but I did find a
stgraight pre WWII Victory saw with close to a full depth plate, if
not full depth, I few of the orange Jorgenson bar clamops I use, a
very nice early Stanly 98 marking gauge, 3 Arkansas stones brand new
in their boxes - soft, hard, and black.

 She has 3 items I thought might garner some interest from all y'all

 A cabinetmakers bench - 24” X 84” (approx) with a tool trough
along the back of the top. It has a face vice and and end vice each
with a great big wood screw. It was covered in more crap than I wanted
to move, but it looked about average in wear, working vices, and very
sturdy base. He dad said he wants $500 for it.

 A vice out of a local blacksmith shop her dad got in the 60’s. It
has a maker’s mark up high on one side - stamped large letters in a
straigh line ?????? with BROOKLYNNY in a smiling curve just below.
Faintly seems to have more letter in a frowing curve above. My guess
is 200 lbs. The plate on top has one slightly rounded edge. She did
not have a price in mind.

 A machinists tool chest - tall, metal, lots of drawers, a ton
(literally) of contents. Starrett, B+S, Mitotoyo (SP?), lots of gauges
and micrometers. I didn't price anything out of it

 She is located on Maryand’s Eastern Shore, an hour from the
Annapolis Bay Bridge or 45 minutes from Wilmington DE

 Let me know if you have any interest

 Ed Minch


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