Brace PEXTO-03 - P.S.&W.Co. 1201.
Price: $35.00 plus shipping.
This twelve-inch-swing brace is in the middle range of braces made with the curly spring seen in the Whitney-Ellrich patent. That places its date of manufacture after the Ellrich ratchet patent had expired in 1901 as well as after the Whitney-Ellrich patent was sent to the US Patent Office in May of 1910. The ball bearings and the affixing screw are all original. Only about 5% of the nickel plating remains, but the steel surface has a pleasant, smooth patina with no pitting. The H.V. Smith patent for the ball-bearing chuck would have expired in 1912.