ANTIQUE SHIPBUILDERS TOOLS: CAULKING IRONS MARKED BUFFUM TOOL CO, HAMMER & RULE
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Offered here is a FANTASTIC LOT OF ANTIQUE SHIPBUILDERS-BOATMAKERS TOOLS. THE CAULKING IRONS ARE MARKED: BUFFUM TOOL CO. LOUISIANA, MO. The shipwright ruler is marked 42 and believed to be a STANLEY. The large caulking hammer is made of a heavy dense wood and it has iron rings to prevent it from splitting when striking the caulking irons. There is no handle to the hammer. Finally, there is a nice OAK OR CHESTNUT AWL. This fantastic tool lot came out of an old boat builders carpenter's chest located in SOMERS POINT, NJ. The tools are all antiques or very close to being 100 years old! The caulking irons are all marked by the maker...Buffum Tool Co. Louisiana, Mo. This company was founded by Frank Washburn Buffum (1859-1922) in 1906. Louisiana Mo is situated along the Mississippi River, just north of St. Louis. Thus the connection to boat building. Also, this company was well known for their top grade tools and workmanship. The company used the Good Luck or Blessing Swastika Logo, but these tools do not contain such markings. The caulking irons include Bent caulking irons, Splice iron, and Straight Jerry Iron. There are a total of 9 irons in all. All have some minor pitting but they are cleaned and rust-free. They are very choice. They had been storred away in the chest for several decades! The shipbuilder's rule is marked 42 and believed to be a Stanley. The outer boxwood has some stains and the graduation markings are faided. The brass bevels come out easily and they are cleaned and shiny brass. It is a useful ruler/bevel used in the shipbuilding trades. I would say it is in fair conditon. Not broken or anything, but well used. Still useful should you choose to do so. The caulking hammer is in very nice conditon and it has the iron rings around the turnings to prevent splitting. The iron has been cleaned and the wood waxed. Just find or make a nice handle and this caulking hammer is ready for use or display. The carpenter's awl is made of either Chestnut or Oak. The furrule was rusted but is now cleaned. The wood has been waxed. This fantastic lot of SHIPBUILDER'S TOOLS will be listed for sale at a very crazy low starting price with NO RESERVE. Winning bidder to pay $12.00 Priority Mail shipping costs which will include Delivery Confirmation. Please see my photos for additonal information. Also, if you have any questions please ask them early so that I have time to respond. Thank you for looking and good luck.