This smaller (7” sweep) iron Spofford patent brace is marked the the early partnership of John S. Fray and Horace Pigg, in Bridgeport, Ct. Pigg appears as a partner on some braces, and then disappears. It is speculated that he may have been a financial supporter of Fray’s. This brace is marked “Spofford’s Pat.” It does not have the usual sweep number on the underside of the top handle, so is likely a fairly early one. Being plain and simple, is it still a nice brace, since the simplicity the Spofford patent allowed this type to last a lot of hard work before breaking down. It is made to be used with the standard auger bit having a tapered square shank. The brace is easily Good.
Price - $25.00