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RARE 10" NOBLES 1865 PATENTED BRACE
Milton Nobles patented this brace on December 19th, 1865. The particular patent being the sliding ring locking mechanism for the chuck. Brace has an iron frame stamped NOBLES MFG CO. Head is lignum vitae with a beautiful bronze ferrule underneath. Some minor chipping on the underside of the head. A very rare brace. Copy of the patent papers included.