im allways looking too, latest was an early Georgian circa 1790 hall
marked silver table spoon. for 5p at out recycling center.
Yrs ago, a small fire gilt silver enamelled spoon from Leningrad.
Possibly Faberge, yet to look it up.
Cuff links made from the low grade silver coins issued by the
Austrian archbishops of Saltzburg.
Thats without the antique tools ive collected. Mainly hammers, those
that predate the Bessemer steel process when hammers were made from
wrought iron with crucible steel fire welded on to the working
faces. Ive 1 thats identical to those in the Ashmoleum museum that
are Roman, could be 2000yrs old, Cant tell ofcourse!. Then the
Birmingham jewelley quarter Ist machine tool, around 1880, the drop
hammers by Hazelewood and Dent I have 3, with 4 bases 1/4, 1/2. 1,
and 2 ton with the slide hammers to suit from 50 to 450 lbs.
Just love hammers!!. Then the Victorian minting dies, all sorts of
lovely designs complete with all the press tools to match.
Best find some 30 yrs ago, a new 6kw 240v circa 1937 Century ex Post
office standby gen set weight 2 tons complete with all swich gear
and original installation manuals and test reports.
I could go on!!.
Anyone else collect and use genuine old tools ? Ted