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266976 Dan Beck <drumsandbacon@g...> 2018‑11‑07 Miller's Falls Ingersoll Rand #74C
I'm looking for a good mitre box and saw. Came across a Miller's Falls
Ingersoll Rand #74C that someone is selling for $100. I know that Millers
Falls made some great mitre boxes but did the quality decline at all after
they were bought by Ingersoll Rand? I can't really find any info on the
google machine about Miller's Falls Ingersoll Rand. Is $100 a good price?

Also, mitre or miter?
266977 Kirk Eppler <eppler.kirk@g...> 2018‑11‑07 Re: Miller's Falls Ingersoll Rand #74C
$100 is a bit high, most go for $25 - 50, depending on size. Not sure how
good the quality was later on.

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Either spelling is fine.

Kirk in HMB, CA

On Tue, Nov 6, 2018 at 7:23 PM Dan Beck  wrote:

> I'm looking for a good mitre box and saw. Came across a Miller's Falls
> Ingersoll Rand #74C that someone is selling for $100. I know that Millers
> Falls made some great mitre boxes but did the quality decline at all after
> they were bought by Ingersoll Rand? I can't really find any info on the
> google machine about Miller's Falls Ingersoll Rand. Is $100 a good price?
>
> Also, mitre or miter?
>
>

-- 
Kirk Eppler
266978 John Leyden <leydenjl@g...> 2018‑11‑07 Re: Miller's Falls Ingersoll Rand #74C
With some searching and yard sailing you can surely find a miter box and saw for
much, much less.

The quality of that model is fine, though. They were made the same from the
1950’s through the late 1970’s. Just changed to a cheap stick on label.

If and when you buy one, make sure you get all the little attachment parts with
it. Otherwise you’ll have to fabricate your own because they’ll cost more than
the box you’re looking at in the end — if you can find them at all.

They spelled it the British way, “mitre”, as a marketing idea I think, from the
outset in the 19th Century - and it stuck.

Google should have led you to:

https://sites.google.
com/site/langdonmitreboxes/

John
266979 anne watson <annewatson9775@o...> 2018‑11‑07 Re: Miller's Falls Ingersoll Rand #74C
I just saw a Stanley 346 with the attachments and blade for 99.00 with free
shipping.  Looks like it had all the
Attachments.  I have one and since the settings are adjustable,  it can be set
at any angle works well on molding

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Subject: Re: [OldTools] Miller's Falls Ingersoll Rand #74C

With some searching and yard sailing you can surely find a miter box and saw for
much, much less.

The quality of that model is fine, though. They were made the same from the
1950’s through the late 1970’s. Just changed to a cheap stick on label.
266980 "Ed O'" <edo@e...> 2018‑11‑07 Re: Miller's Falls Ingersoll Rand #74C
Short answer, I think the quality held up pretty well over time.

Longer answer,  I have 4 Millers Falls No. 74 Miter Boxes kicking around the
basement right now in various states of completeness.  1 is very early with
cast iron feet, the later ones have the stamped metal feet.  The very
earliest has metal dowels coming up out of the bed for holding stock at an
angle for crown moulding operations and the angle swing adjustment is
different than the later ones.  The earliest has a brass plaque on the front
post that is riveted on, the next 2 appear to have a tin labels stuck on
with the model number stamped in it, the newest is just a decal or sticker.
At a guess the 2 middle ones are probably 1950s and the latest is probably
1960s or towards the end of these.

Looking at the ones with the stamped metal feet, they all appear to be of
similar quality.  The casting is slightly rougher on the latest, but just
from a finish stand point (feels a little rougher).

At general auctions I usually see them go for $10 to $20.  2 came from
estate auctions that were predominately tools, 1 was an estate sale that was
predominately tools, and one was a general auction.

They are a pain to ship, especially with the saw.  Honestly if you see a
complete one for $100 locally and you want it, that is a fair price.  I
figure a complete one with saw can be sold for between $100 and $150 pretty
easily.  A few years ago Chris Schwarz was hyping them and they sold easily
for more money.

Ed O'

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I'm looking for a good mitre box and saw. Came across a Miller's Falls
Ingersoll Rand #74C that someone is selling for $100. I know that Millers
Falls made some great mitre boxes but did the quality decline at all after
they were bought by Ingersoll Rand? I can't really find any info on the
google machine about Miller's Falls Ingersoll Rand. Is $100 a good price?
266981 Dan Beck <drumsandbacon@g...> 2018‑11‑07 Re: Miller's Falls Ingersoll Rand #74C
Good info. Thanks!

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