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US Patent: 386,319
Brace and bit
Isaac Holliday - San Francisco, CA

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Tool Categories:
woodworking tools : braces : brace chucks



H. C. Lee
S. H. Nourse

Patent Dates:
Applied: Mar. 27, 1888
Granted: Jul. 17, 1888

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A correspondent reports that an example (see pictures) was seen at a swap meet. One of the photographs show a partial name stamp above the patent date; the name looks like it might be "A. HOLLIDAY".

The patent covers the bit holder, "consisting of a longitudinal groove in the brace-stock, terminating in a cross socket or hole to receive the shank and bent end of the bit, and a sliding collar on the stock, having a set-screw for fixing it and holding the bit in place."

An 1871 San Francisco directory has a listing for "Holliday & Heyessen (Isaac Holliday and Jacob W. Heyessen) wood and coal, N Leavenworth bet Eddy and Ellis".

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