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107518 "sushandel" <sushandel@m...> 2002‑06‑23 Re: Brace maker id
Steve,
    The EAIA DAT doesn't give a location or dates for this maker, noting
that W. & C. Wynn made "Augers, Dividers, Household Tools, Leather Tools,
Pliers and Wrenches."  While they supposedly made a patent wrench, Cope's
wrench book doesn't list them.  The DAT listing (based on 2 tools seen and 5
secondary sources) further suggests that an auger reported may have been a
cheese tester; and that the company apparently made shoe pliers and lasts,
as well as bed keys.

    Best regards,
    Sandy
Tools for sale list at:
http://www.sydnassloot.com/tools.htm
----- Original Message -----
> I bought what I think is a wheelwright's brace last week. Through the rust
I
> can make out the following mark:
>
> W&C.WYNN
>
> The initial W may be a M.
>
> Anyone know of this maker?
>
> Regards,
>
> Steve Sullivan (Adelaide, Australia)
> sullivan@p...


107519 Don McConnell <DMCCONN@c...> 2002‑06‑23 Re: Brace maker id
Steve Sullivan wrote:

>I bought what I think is a wheelwright's brace last week. Through the rust I
>can make out the following mark:
>
>W&C.WYNN
>
>The initial W may be a M.
>
>Anyone know of this maker?

According to Ken Roberts' "List of 19th Century Birmingham
Brace & Bit Makers," (in _Some 19th Century English Woodworking
Tools_), the William & Cornelius Wynn firm was in business from
1816 to 1880. Robert's list was compiled from Birmingham
Directories.

Don McConnell
Knox County, Ohio


107516 "steve & caroline" <sullivan@p...> 2002‑06‑23 Brace maker id
I bought what I think is a wheelwright's brace last week. Through the rust I
can make out the following mark:

W&C.WYNN

The initial W may be a M.

Anyone know of this maker?

Regards,

Steve Sullivan (Adelaide, Australia)
sullivan@p...



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