Antique Wooden Bar Clamp

by Greg
(Newport NC USA)

Wooden Bar Clamp

Wooden Bar Clamp

Purchased at an estate sale in North Carolina. Previous owner was known to make frequent trips to Thailand. So far, I cannot find any information on this type of clamp. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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May 29, 2011
Steel and wood
by: Anonymous

I have a bar clamp that looks a little like this one. I purchased a tool box full of tools. The carpenter died around 1950 and most of the tools are made between 1870-1910. Most tradesmen made their own wooden tools. I have a nice collection of Swedish hand tools and some American. I'm a steel and Wood person ,no plastics.

May 07, 2011
Antique Wooden Bar Clamp
by: Anonymous

Wooden bar clamps like this one were commonly made by the carpenters who used them. It is unlikely to have been mass produced.

Alden Watson illustrates several types in his book on country furniture.

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