Off Topic The Hand Tool thread

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9421864D-C5E3-4B63-BA5D-F587183E3CCB.jpeg Hey folks,
I’ve got a few old tools, but thought I’d post this photo of an old Gerstner tool chest. I have a beautiful set in my workshop but they are much newer. This one is very old and was given to me by a friend. Just looked out on my deck one day and there it was!
I use it next to my bed to keep knives, guns, extra gun barrels, lapel pins and such.
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R. Heinisch
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Irving Cutlery Co

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so
my forge has no electricity
luckily this champion 101 runs on elbow grease
and runs like a top at that, a little oil and she runs smoother than butter

now i just have to figure out how the hell to put a 3 jaw chuck in there
Does it take the same bit as a brace drill? I have a brace-drill adapter piece that converts a brace drill chuck to a 3-jaw chuck I'd be happy to send you if you need it.
 
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Does it take the same bit as a brace drill? I have a brace-drill adapter piece that converts a brace drill chuck to a 3-jaw chuck I'd be happy to send you if you need it.
Unfortunately no, it seems to take a half inch straight shank. I appreciate the offer though
 
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So, after a bit of talking on IForgeIron, I've concluded due to a number of things, such as the flat base, stepped feet and absence of a serial number, my trenton was made in englad, and judging by the stamps, produced by one of the wright brothers (not the ones that flew)

I've begun grinding it just a touch to smooth the face as well as prepping the corners for welding. Seeing as it's a forged anvil I dont see much of an issue, and it's value to me is absolutely better repaired than it's current form. I've talked with a few machine shops about getting it faced

You can faintly see the stamp, it reads

TRENTON
PATENT
SOLID WROUGHT (circular instead of ovular)
120

Which is very similar to the 1860-1890 stampings used by peter wright, as seen below. Aside from the hundred, they're very suspiciously similar
I believe my little trenton is a peter wright made under contract.

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