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Braces -  Another Type Study of Sorts
by George Langford

Overall - Reising Patent brace

The Caspar Reising patent date of December 30, 1884 for the chuck is stamped on the ratchet housing, but missed the mark. Reising Patent date of December 30, 1884
Brace PEXTO-15 - P.S.&W.Co. No.104
Price: SOLD.

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 and 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.
Caspar Reising US Pat. No.309,876
The dainty rosewood wrist handle is in good condition, but must be worked with the thumb and two fingers because there's no room for a fist.
Wrist handle
Chuck view
Pad view
Chuck apart