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Two images of a 4ft long Austrian carpenter's rule, made from fruitwood. One of the inscriptions on the side has the owner/makers name and the date, 1748. The ends are capped with brass and there are numerous carvings of tools along one face.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Two images of a late 18th, early 19th century 'trusquin-traceur', a coopers circle cutter, probably from the Alsace region. The carved and punch decorated stock is made from walnut and it has some attractively forged fittings of iron.

















 
Fruitwood fore plane - Baroque shell decoration
Fruitwood fore plane - Baroque shell decoration
This 23 inch long plane, previously part of a collection of similar tools in an east coast American museum, is simply decorated with a carved scallop shell. This image has featured on many objects, especially since the 17th century. The plane now has a rich patina and appears to be typical of the Baroque period.
 : Detail of the escapement
Detail of the escapement
Austrian jointers
Austrian jointers
Plan view of both planes
Two Austrian carved jointer planes
Two Austrian carved jointer planes
Previously in the K.Apold folk collection
Two 18th century French metalworkers saws
Two 18th century French metalworkers saws
One of these saws is dated 1727. Often these are described as being tools used by armourers or locksmiths.
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