KEEP AN EYE ON THE HARMON ESTATE SALE PAGE – AS THAT IS THE OFFICIAL NEWS AND INFORMATION PAGE ON THE SALE. IT WILL BE REGULARLY UPDATED WITH A LIST OF CONTENTS AND THE SALE INFORMATION, ETC.
It’s been a week since I’ve updated the blog, given that the whole front room was turned upside down to make room for a small library wall. Lots of wonderful books with subjects including steam engines, thermodynamics, chemistry, refrigeration, brick laying, gear cutting, clockmaking, electroplating, heating, gem prospecting, metallography, gemology, history, and lexicography. Once the room is finished, I will post some photos of the library wall, but in the mean time here are a few of the books.
I am happy to announce, it looks like I will be ready to begin sorting the back room by mid next week! You can expect daily posts once again.
Here are some of the objects from this week’s finds:
Here are some of the scientific instruments and various calipers that were unearthed this week. Also, a few staking blocks and punches for metal work and some of the engraving plates for the Pantograph machines.
There are a number of beautiful Pantograph engraving machines in the workshop. While working today, I moved some flat aluminum stock that was sitting on top of the Leinhard engraving machine. Underneath I found this:
I wonder if Dennis had it set up to engrave a sign…
The other engraving machines aren’t as heavy as the Lienhard, although this little one below seems very versatile, allowing you to suspend objects in the vice while engraving.
The manual claims you could engrave a curved silver vase!
This last Pantograph machine is the most primitive, but for me the most intriguing. I saw pieces of what looks like another in the basement.