VINTAGE PACKHAM CRIMPER CO STOVE PIPE SHEET METAL TOOL

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 30, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

VINTAGE PACKHAM CRIMPER CO. STOVE PIPE SHEET METAL TOOL CRIMPERS

This old industrial stove pipe metal crimping machine is in good condition for its age. It measures approx. 22 1/2 inches high. One side is marked with a 4. Top is marked PACKHAM CRIMPER CO. SOLE MFRS. PATD MECHANICSBURG. All moving parts and gears are in good condition. Top lever moves top gear up and down. Large side handle lever turns both gears forward or backward. A nice unique piece for the collector or for use. I found some information about the inventor shown below: No Reserve for this auction.

FRANK R. PACKHAM , machinist, Mechanicsburg, was born in Hadley, Lapeer Co., Mich., in 1853. His father, Catterick, was born in Lewes, Eng., and emi grated to America when 10 years old, locating in Michigan. he married Clarinda Greene, of Michigan, and of Massachusetts ancestry. She is the grand-daughter of Abraham Newberry, one of the men who assisted in throwing the tea overboard in Bos ton Harbor. Catterick has since moved to Canada, w he superintends one of the most extensive milling establishments in that province. Our subject was reared and received his primary education in his native place, finishing his education in Rockwood Academy, at Guelph, Canada. At the age of 17, he was apprenticed to the trade of machinist in New Hamburg, Canada. , while
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