Antique PRIMITIVE, HANDMADE, Copper Soldering Iron, VINTAGE, Huge, Great Old Tool

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PRIMITIVE HANDMADE Copper Soldering Iron VINTAGE Huge/Great Old Tool
* Please note that we must calculate postage for a far zone, but we'll refund excess shipping less a fair packing charge if you are in a closer zone. Very large and heavy vintage soldering iron:
It has a wooden handle, with a loop for hanging, a twisted iron stem and a solid copper tapered triangular tip. 19.5" long. 3 lbs 1.5 oz. I have had it for many years. I really don't know specifically what this tool was used for, but I thought it was so beautifully made and substantial that it joined my small but interesting vintage tool collection.
There is no indication of a company name or logo anywhere, so I assume that it was handmade. It has a W or M carved into the wooden handle.
My son, who was visiting, has occasion to solder in his work, but only uses much smaller tools. He said he has never seen one this large and termed it "huge".
If anyone happens to know the specific use, I would be very interested.

I never know whether collectors are interested in using the tools or displaying them, so my policy is not to clean or polish them prior to listing. At some point in its history, it might have been cleaned or polished (doesn't seem so), but not while I've owned it.

We pack VERY carefully!

No musty or stale odor whatsoever.

Since there are different costs to ship different items depending on weight, etc., we feel the fairest thing to do for everyone is to quote combinations as they are requested.


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* Please note that we must calculate postage for a far zone, but we'll refund excess shipping less a fair packing charge if you are in a closer zone.

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My husband is the world's greatest packer.

One short story among many: We packed and shipped a framed photograph for a client. Her first comment was how much her father loved the gift. The second comment was that he said the packing was so amazing that he could have played touch football with the package and it would have been fine. Yes, he's that good.

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We do everything possible to describe each item as carefully as possible and provide images to show things in great detail. Our policy has always been to sell "as is", but including full details as to any condition problems. Since grading systems for condition on vintage and antique items are so subjective, it feels too difficult to do otherwise. The prices are always based on that idea; if it were completely perfect, it might be considerably more costly. I am always happy to answer any questions via convos.

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One more thing:
Since the latest round of post office increases (We LOVE the USPS and use it exclusively!), we have found that the shipping quotes on our items to the West Coast and Hawaii and Alaska (from Brooklyn, NY) have been too low and we have been losing on virtually every mailing. To redo all of the quotes on our listings would be a very difficult thing to do, so we are leaving the quotes as they are. But occasionally, we may have to alert a buyer in those areas that we might need to add some additional shipping cost. Of course, we would notify if that is the case and it would be up to the buyer to accept or not. I'm not comfortable with this outcome, but losing on each purchase is too much for such a small family business. We hope that you understand.