"Vintage" Tool Collections

"Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:34 pm

Here are some photos of older power tools I have. All of these tools are used regularly. All of the power hand tools pictured were completely under water last April during the "Great Flood", I have serviced them all, and they all are functional.
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Month & year is stamped in the upper right corner: 11-53
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Home Utility was a Black & Decker brand when they still made quality tools. These were my dad's. They date from the early 1950's.
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Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:43 pm

More tools...
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A real workhorse!
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I've polished many, many cars with this unit! Dates from the 1950's.
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Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: Dallas On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:45 pm

LOL I have a Black and Decker saw exactly like that one! I was reading on a forum somewhere, that the guy thought his B&D was real good, as it had built a deck and a house. I started laughing, as the one, which I have, was my father's from the '60s or so and has probably built 50 houses or more. After that, and the discussion about the plastic B&D's, I bought another one, just like mine and yours on eBay for $5. The shipping was more than the saw. Between the two, which I now have, I'm guessing, I'm good for two lifetimes. The problem, that I had, was I didn't know the model, as the name plate had long been worn off.
Dallas
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Modified Russo C-35
Other Heating: Oil Hot Air
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: Modified C-35


Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:49 pm

The table saw was under water only a few inches as was the Jointer Planer.
The motor on the saw had a label which read "Sears Golden Jubilee--1888-1938". Unfortunately I damaged it when moving the saw. The motor needs rewinding, I have a substitute motor on it from my 1950's Craftsman Band Saw.
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This belonged to my grandfather, made in 1938. Always has a layer of sawdust on it.
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Name plate on saw.
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Bearing label on saw.
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Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:53 pm

More...
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From the 1950's as well.
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Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:58 pm

Lastly...for now...
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Cast Iron and very heavy!
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Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:00 pm

Dallas wrote:LOL I have a Black and Decker saw exactly like that one! I was reading on a forum somewhere, that the guy thought his B&D was real good, as it had built a deck and a house. I started laughing, as the one, which I have, was my father's from the '60s or so and has probably built 50 houses or more. After that, and the discussion about the plastic B&D's, I bought another one, just like mine and yours on eBay for $5. The shipping was more than the saw. Between the two, which I now have, I'm guessing, I'm good for two lifetimes. The problem, that I had, was I didn't know the model, as the name plate had long been worn off.


I'll get the info off of the name plate for you. The saw has an odd size arbor, I only have one blade for it which I have sharpened many times. It's the only hand held circular saw I own, I'm so used to it I don't think I would be happy with a new one.

When I trudged into the 2 1/2 feet of ice water in the cellar the first thing I did was reach down and rescue the saw. I keep as many of the tools as possible up high now. Since I had all of these apart, I got to see how well all of them were made.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:31 pm

Dallas wrote:LOL I have a Black and Decker saw exactly like that one! I was reading on a forum somewhere, that the guy thought his B&D was real good, as it had built a deck and a house. I started laughing, as the one, which I have, was my father's from the '60s or so and has probably built 50 houses or more. After that, and the discussion about the plastic B&D's, I bought another one, just like mine and yours on eBay for $5. The shipping was more than the saw. Between the two, which I now have, I'm guessing, I'm good for two lifetimes. The problem, that I had, was I didn't know the model, as the name plate had long been worn off.


The saw label reads:

LECTRO-SAW (logo)
HOME UTILITY DIVISION
BLACK & DECKER MANUFACTURING CO.
6" HEAVY DUTY DELUXE
CAT. #61
(MY SAW SERIAL #) 1H82391
115 VOLT 10 AMP 5500 RPM

At the bottom of the plate is spelled out "Made In The United States Of America".
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:11 pm

Nice collection John! It is amazing how the older metal body tools last and last. I have a aluminum case Makita sawzal that I bought in 1978. That thing has cut it's fair share of car bodies and mufflers, not to mention home demolition. :lol:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:23 pm

Thanks.

I have a lot more, an old sawzall with none of the familiar Milwaukee red on it, other stuff as well, plus lots of hand tools, measuring devices, etc.

If you have ever taken any of these older power tools apart and see how they were made you know why they lasted so long.

I do have some "modern" equipment as well.

The important thing is all of this stuff is used. They are not "museum pieces" by no means.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: e.alleg On: Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:01 am

hehe one good jolt and you'll know why circular saws are all made out of insulating plastic instead of metal. :eek2: I have a bunch of old tools too but the cloth cords are all frayed and I haven't gotten around to fixing them yet. I have a ratchet hand powered drill/auger that I really like, it's faster than a cordless for drilling maple trees.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:08 am

I have repaired or replaced all the frayed cords, all the grounds are connected, not too worried about that. Some of my newer equipment is "double insulated". A lot of the older ones had a ground wire off the plug instead of 3 prong, most receptacles back then wouldn't accept a 3 prong plug, 3 prong receptacles are standard fare today.

I have a few ratchet braces and lots of bits for them.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Oldest Sawzall??

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:51 pm

I may have the oldest still operating Sawzall on the planet. I misplaced it about a year ago, found it today in the shed. I've been looking all over for it.
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Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:11 am

I have a Craftsman table saw like yours but it's beige not blue. It belonged to my grandfather and he died around 1937.
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:41 am

Let's see.

Old Craftsman 100 Table Saw, I think '60s vintage
Old Craftsman Drill Press (I think around 1958) (See below)
Rockwell Radial Arm Saw, 50's vintage.
A few hand planes, level, etc..old.

Always looking at yard (Tag) sales, antique places, etc..

Here's my drill press, thing was like brand new. Works great. looks like Wood/n/coal.
This one has adjustable speed too with the knob on the top, no changing pulleys!
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon