Hi Galoots, I just got back from a
3,500 mile trip to the east coast, saw dozens of antique malls
and not much extra time at all on this trip. Forced myself to
stop a couple of times though.
Found some Disston saws in the
15-25 dollar range which didn't really excite me. Finally we
made a brief stop at Beckley, West Virginia, nice little antique
Several stalls were plumb full of
tools, a mighty nice sight for the eyes after a couple of
thousand miles of highway hypnotism. Prices overall weren't too
contrary from what I had seen around Omaha.
I managed to get a
model 370 Proto eggbeater drill, and a blacksmith made
drawknife. Never laid eyes on an eggbeater that folds in the
middle like that. The handle rattled on the drill and was hoping
maybe to find a set of drills therein.
When I got back out in the sun, put
a little extra oomph on the cap and discovered some non
blacksmith made finish nails hiding inside there. I did the
search on the board and have to agree that this Proto drill is a
great addition to my hoard. Then today I wasn't really going to
buy anything at the antique mall here local, unless it was real
special. Not much space left in the shop, you know.
Spied a Yankee eggbeater, model
1530A, got a little problem, but priced under $5.00. The handle
came right off, no bits or money hiding there. Now I had to ask
myself, that model is nonexistent on my walls, and the price had
to make it real special, right?
So it came home along with a
hacksaw from Millers Falls 48C. Good hard rubber grips and 90%
chrome remaining, definitely a user. Will join my other MF saw
with cast grips.
Total on these two was the cost of
2 gallons of gas. Have to get out more, there has to be some