Brace PEXTO-07 -
$20.00 plus shipping.
nickel plating remains, but the steel surface has a pleasant, smooth
patina with a few shallow pits. There are three old nicks (from a
hatchet ?) on the bow near the quill where they do no functional
harm. The pad is lignum vitae; the wrist handle
is rosewood. This brace's principal claim to fame is the Altwein
patent jaws & spring, bottom right.
The July 9,
1895 patent date clearly stamped on the shell of the chuck is shown
bearings and the affixing screw are all replacements that I installed.
illegible circular P.S.&W.Co. trademark
stamped on bow:
The elaborate spring and
were invented by Oscar
Altwein in US Patent No. 982,559, granted January 24,
1911. The ratchet housing is solid but shows some scars.
wrist handle is shown below. It has no adjustment mechanism for
perfecting the clearance between the handle and ferrules.