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Article, essay:

 
   Click here for the story about the  
LEISTNER & HEIMBACH PLUMB BOBS


                                The German Art of Metalwork
                         St. Louis and St. Charles Missouri

                         By Nelson Denny and Mike Urness

For those who know and have admired the plumb bobs of LEISTNER and
HEIMBACH, this essay was originally published in two parts in "THE GRISTMILL",
a publication of the MID-WEST TOOL COLLECTOR'S ASSOCIATION
(Dec. 2008 No. 133 & March 2009 No. 134)
This download, fully illustrated in color, is worth a second look for "Gristmill" subscribers or for neophytes who might appreciate 19th Century German craftmanship in the era of American millwright plumb bobs.


To give you an idea what you will get, here are some pictures from the collection of Nelson Denny:

PAUL LEISTNER No. 4 with Original Box

LEISTNER & HEIMBACH compared


Paul Leistner and the company float, Centennial parade
St. Charles, Mo


"MILLWRIGHT" disassembled


Three different shapes:
"Millwrights reversible"
"Common Sense" and "Surveyors"


The authors:
Nelson Denny is an Architect from Hadlyme, Connecticut. Needless to say, he collects plumb bobs.
Mike Urness is a tool dealer & patent researcher from Chesterfield, Missouri. His research uncovered some of the essential material from St. Louis and St. Charles

Some visitors of this web site  may have HEIMBACH and LEISTNER artifacts.
We would be greatly interested in details about those items.

Please contact:
Wolf Ruecker: plumbbobwolf@t-online.de


COAT OF ARMS
LEISTNER FAMILY


WAPPEN DER
FAMILIE LEISTNER

Wappen Leistner.
Rechts aus dem Wappenbuch.


Für Deutsche Leser ist eine Kurzform dieses Artikels enthalten in
WOLFS SENKLOT NEWS 2008-06 u DEUTSCHE SENKLOTE 

Dieser Artikel beschreibt die Senklote der deutschstämmigen in St. Louis and St. Charles Missouri USA lebenden Familien LEISTNER und HEIMBACH. 
PAUL GUSTAV LEISTNER
wurde geboren am 15. November 1858 FALKENSTEIN im Vogtland. Eingewandert in die USA 1879 mit 21 Jahren nach St. Louis Missouri. Paul Gustav LEISTNER war verheiratet (EHE 29. Oktober 1881 in  St. Louis Missouri USA) mit MARTHA BERGER geboren am 1. Januar 1856 in NEUSTADT/Orla.


SEARCH FOR THE LEISTNER FAMILY IN GERMANY/ Suche nach Leistner Vorfahren
BEFORE IMMIGRATION INTO THE U.S.A. in 1879/ vor der Auswanderung USA 1879

LEISTNER FAMILIY IN GERMANY back to 1750. Click here for the download of a PDF-file with records of the Leistner family before 1879.

Click here for the download of an article (TRADEBOOK) about the NEEDLE MAKER GUILD in AUERBACH, Germany with information about the family LEISTNER as NEEDLE MAKERS between 1758 and 1849.
This article is from the newspaper VOGTLÄNDISCHER ERZÄHLER an enclosure to the AUERBACHER ZEITUNG from 1936.

TEXT in German, but main parts translated into English.

Artikel (Handwerksbuch der Nadlerinnung) aus dem "Vogtländischen Erzähler", einer Beilage der "Auerbacher Zeitung" von 1936. Bericht über die NADLERINNUNG in Auerbach zwischen1758 und 1849. Die Familie LEISTNER war als Nadelmacher dort sehr stark vertreten.


Recently we got information about an iron work from Paul Leistner found in Belgrade MO. Thanks to Nancy

Click here
for a larger view



                        PATENTS of the LEISTNER family 
(click on the text below and you get a PDF-file of the US-patent)

US338986 LEISTNER PAUL 1886 GARDEN TABLE

US448967 PAUL G. LEISTNER 1891 TIDY HOLDER

US549924 PAUL LEISTNER 1895 SASH FASTENER

US751312 Paul LEISTNER 1904 REVERSIBLE CAR SEAT

US912693 PAUL LEISTNER 1909 GREASE CUP

US1011452 PAUL LEISTNER 1911  HOT WATER BOTTLE



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