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Old 07-18-2004, 06:06 PM
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I aquired some old museum worthy sheetmetal equipment. Mostly stakes and hand operated formers. I stuck them in a pole barn and they sat there for several years. I'm going to set the formers up and see what they do. Anybody out there still use any of this old stuff? The brake is wierd instead of levers to bring the top leaf down it has a foot pedal. I think william neubecker would have been right at home with this stuff.
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Old 07-18-2004, 06:33 PM
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I aquired some old museum worthy sheetmetal equipment. Mostly stakes and hand operated formers. I stuck them in a pole barn and they sat there for several years. I'm going to set the formers up and see what they do. Anybody out there still use any of this old stuff? The brake is wierd instead of levers to bring the top leaf down it has a foot pedal. I think william neubecker would have been right at home with this stuff.
Did you look in he old Boggs-Brown Catalog Bud has in the library? You may find it intresting, there are lots of old tools there, some that I have never even seen before. I have learned how to use some of the old rotory tools I have had in the corner for years through information found here.
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Old 07-18-2004, 07:16 PM
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I have picked up on many old tools as well, including the circular shears and stake plate and stakes...working on perfecting the burring machine With the circular shears it is easy to cut a bunch of round blanks and keep practicing...almost got it down
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We have a sheet metal brake. Built in 1893 by the Double Truss Cornice Brake Company of Bufflao New York. Does anyone have any information, pictures, etc... about this brake?
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We have a sheet metal brake. Built in 1893 by the Double Truss Cornice Brake Company of Bufflao New York. Does anyone have any information, pictures, etc... about this brake?
Here is a picture that Chuck from Ganter Contractors recently sent to me. I have been looking for more information, but come up short. I do have several more pictures I can load a bit later. Take notice that the rod is actually drilled through the plank? I wonder how true the brakes bend?

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Bud, I blew that photo up. It's not drilled though the truss. It's behind it. I'm willing to bet that oak is just as stong as the steel there using today. God what beutiful machines. I missed my calling. The industreal revolution must have been something great to have experanced. Hope all is well, Bob
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Old 11-15-2004, 05:58 PM
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Bud, I blew that photo up. It's not drilled though the truss. It's behind it. I'm willing to bet that oak is just as stong as the steel there using today. God what beutiful machines. I missed my calling. The industreal revolution must have been something great to have experanced. Hope all is well, Bob
Here is a side shot...i would have loved to been there, often I sit and look at the downtown buildings with the massive cornice work and wonder what it must have been like to take part in those projects..dirt road...Wake up Bud!



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Old 11-16-2004, 06:25 AM
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we had up online and still is, somehow I forgot to link to it when I made some changes..

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Old 07-22-2005, 04:20 PM
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I also have one of these brakes and have been trying to
find info on it. Every now and then I will Google it and this is
the first time I have found anything.
I got the brake and a foot operated shear at an
auction and only realy wanted the shear.
I have been thinking about selling it but have no
idea what it may be worth.
The one I have has not been restored and you can
still see some painted on scroll work.
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