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Old 05-13-2010, 02:49 PM
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Can anyone identify these tools. Are they for leather? Wood? Metal? They are dated 1888 and are in good condition.
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:56 PM
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<> P, l think you have gravers from the Bowman School in Lancaster Pa. They come up on E bay now & then, they are engraving tools. J.J.Roberts
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:41 PM
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Any idea what they are worth? They are asking $125
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:56 PM
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< > P, Are the gravers marked Bowman on the metal band that holds the gravers? If so that sounds right,dicker with them over the price see if you can get a better price. J.J. Good Luck
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:44 AM
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<>P, If the sleeves and gravers are marked Bowman I guess this set would bring $75-100 on Ebay. I see these sets in jewelry tool catalogs, but not marked Bowman, as described as "Bowman type". They don't seem finished as well as the original ones, but probably work just as well.
If you are looking for gravers to use I think you are better off with GRS or Lindsay gravers because the Bowman gravers will not fit in the Lindsay templates. I have 10 or so Bowman gravers. They are nice, but for some reason I don't use them, even when I am not using a Lindsay template. Maybe it is just me but also I find the older American steel gravers chip more cutting steel versus older swiss made gravers. Maybe something in the tempering. Hope this has been helpful. Kevin Scott
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:11 AM
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Thanks for the info guys
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:25 AM
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Hello I'm Panja from Thailand.
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