Old Tools Rescue at the Flea Market

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    Finding nice old tools at the Flea Mrket has become one of my Sunday morning habits. So, every sunny Sunday I take the quest of  finding old treasures between mountains of crap. Indeed, I’m feeling myself like a treasure hunter on the pirates island!

   Here’s what I found in my last three or four trips:

Narrow Silversmith Hammer

Narrow Silversmith Hammer

Wide Silversmith Hammer

Wide Silversmith Hammer

French Type Joiner's Hammer

French Type Joiner's Hammer (fr: marteau de menuisier)

Large German Type Cobbler's Hammer

Large German Type Cobbler's Hammer (de: Schuster's Hammer)

Medium Sized, German Type Cobbler's Hammer Head

Medium Sized, German Type Cobbler's Hammer Head

Small Sized, German Type Cobbler's Hammer

Small Sized, German Type Cobbler's Hammer

French Type Cobbler's Hammer

French Type Cobbler's Hammer (fr: marteau de cordonnier)

Planishing Hammer (Metalworking)

Planishing Hammer (Metalworking)

Another Planishing Hammer (Metalworking)

Another Planishing Hammer (Metalworking)

Small Ball Pein Hammer

Small Ball Pein Hammer

Height Gage (300mm)

Height Gage (300mm)

Precision Straight Edge (100mm long)

Precision Straight Edge (100mm long)

Painted ECE Smoothing Plane

Painted ECE Smoothing Plane

Large Rocker Knife (inox-molibdenum steel with wooden handles)

Large Rocker Knife (inox-molibdenum steel with wooden handles)

Vintage Oil Dispenser Pump (brass)

Vintage Oil Dispenser Pump (brass)

Solid Brass Stamp from the '60s

Solid Brass Stamp from the '60s

A Couple of Small Raadvad Knives With Rosewood Handles

A Couple of Small Raadvad Knives With Rosewood Handles

A 0-25 mm Micrometer

A 0-25 mm Micrometer

Another 0-25 mm Micrometer (Mitutoyo)

Another 0-25 mm Micrometer (Mitutoyo)

A 25-50 mm (0-50 mm with additional 25 mm anvil) Micrometer (USSR)

A 25-50 mm (0-50 mm with additional 25 mm anvil) Micrometer (USSR)

Small Anvil (~2kg, Made in Romania)

Small Anvil (~2kg, Made in Romania)

Hand Forged Cold Chisel (~25mm wide)

Hand Forged Cold Chisel (~25mm wide)

Small Grinding Stones (for 10mm shafts, fine and coarse grain)

Small Grinding Stones (for 10mm shafts, fine and coarse grain)

Old, Stubby Screwdriver With Wooden Handle

Old, Stubby Screwdriver With Wooden Handle

Leather Edge Tool

Leather Edge Tool

A 16mm Gouge

A 16mm Gouge

A Back Bent Gouge

A Back Bent Gouge

A Couple of Strange Round Rasps with a Gimlet-like Tip

A Couple of Strange Round Rasps with a Gimlet-like Tip

A Half-round Rasp in Very Good Condition

A Half-round Rasp in Very Good Condition

Three Square Scraper

Three Square Scraper

An Unidentified Tool (any hint is welcomed)

An Unidentified Tool (any hint is welcomed)

 
Total cost (all items): ~110 EUR.
All these tools are crying for some restoration/maintenance work (except the ECE plane which looks like new)!
Can I ignore them?! 
Stay tuned, will be continued!
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3 Responses to “Old Tools Rescue at the Flea Market”

  1. 1 cristina

    hey, these r some nice tools!
    where did u find them?
    i’m trying to make a leather tool kit for myself

    • 2 catalinsorescu

      Cristina,
      I got most of the old tools from the local flea market (“Flavia” market in Timisoara). Other tools are from http://www.ebay.co.uk . The shipping costs by AirMai- Small packets are pretty reasonable!


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