Antique Power and Hand Tools

I don't want to SPAM the group but I found in a warehouse purchase a number of drill moters, hand planes etc. Example is a circular saw I put on Ebay link below. I just hate to trash tools with a history but I have all the collectables I can store. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih 2&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&viewitem=&item"0115156739&rd=1&rd=1 This saw was mfg when "Men were Men" net weight is about 20 lbs..not your favorite framing saw but what engineering!! It is a survivor! Let me know if there are any collectors in here. Thanks
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Personally, I have a hard time thinking of anything with a power cord as an "antique".
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I'm not much of a collector, but I love looking at the old stuff, and wish I had the cash to collect some of it.
If you're compiling a list for potential bidders to send emails to, you can feel free to add me to it.
-Nathan
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Thu, May 31, 2007, 5:04am (EDT-3) snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com (NHurst) doth sayeth: I'm not much of a collector, but I love looking at the old stuff, and wish I had the cash to collect some of it. If you're compiling a list for potential bidders to send emails to, you can feel free to add me to it.
Be careful what you ask for. The only tools I collect are ones I can use. Got a few that could be considered antiques, but I use tem.
Got an old eggbeater drill off of eBay. The guy said t was in excellent condition. Got the drill, and it looked about new. Except the chuck was totally toasted. When I complained to the seller, he told me it was excellent for a collection, becaus no one used them any moe. He acted very surprised when I told him I wanted it to use. I did get a refund, but feel it was probably sold to someone else later I later found two "working" eggbeater drillls, in excellent condition, and for less than the first guy charged. You gotta be careful of guys selilng "collector" tools.
Some years back I sold an old plane, think it was a router plane. I suppose it was/is old enough to be considered an antique, but totally usable. I sold it to someone on here for a pretty low price, because I figured it would be used, not "collected". If I'd thought he wanted it for a collection I woudn't have sold it to him at even a higher price. I will say tho, it's always nice to find an old tool for a $ or 2, and stick it somewhere that it can be looked at, workable or not. But if it's in good enough condition to do work properly, it'll get used. Let me put it this way: If it's broke, I'm willing to put in a "collection" for just looking at. If it's workable, and I can use it, I'm willing to stick in a "collection", until I have occassion to use it. But, if it's workable, and not something I will use, instead of keeping it in a "collection", I'd rather sell it, for a decent price, to someone who "will" use it. And, no, I do not have any tools I am willing to sell, at this time.
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On Thu, 31 May 2007 15:42:26 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote:

Who would want a bright yellow eggbeater drill anyhow?? ;-)
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