|The Caspar Reising patent date of December
30, 1884 for the chuck is stamped on the ratchet housing, but
missed the mark.
||Brace PEXTO-15 -
This six-inch swing brace has none of its original nickel
plating, but there is now a rich blue-black patina on the smooth steel
iron. The Caspar Reising patent ratchet housing has the patent
date partially stamped on it, and the Peck & Powers chuck patent is
stamped clearly on the bow. The quill has plain
bearings and is original and fully functional with a lignum vitae
pad. No apologies.
|The Peck & Powers patent
date of February
11, 1879 is on the bow of this brace because the
Reising patent date is stamped on the ratchet housing instead.
|The dainty rosewood wrist handle
good condition, but must be worked with the thumb and two fingers
because there's no room for a fist.