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Antique Tool Newsletter No. 2148

June 14, 2018

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News from mjdtools.com World Headquarters

G reetings from Avoca, New York, where we work all the time so you think we lead a leisurely life when you come to visit us this year on July 19, 20 & 21.

This morning began with a briefing on our Mission for the Day: to photograph and store more than fifty treadle operated machines from the Rick Kerns Collection picked up on our recent trip to Missouri. Mission accomplished.

As you can see from today's Photo Montage, we had a beautiful, if a bit windy day. We assembled white painted plywood boards to provide a backdrop and then, with a bit of grunting, groaning and sweating thrown in to elicit sympathy if anyone was listening the machines and a large group of parts for such machines were organized photographed and securely put away. The next time you will see them they will be filling one of the many tents at our Spectacular Summer Auction. Please mark the date as we will no longer be mentioning the dates of the sale as we attempt to keep attendance to a minimal level. Please don't tell anyone that the auctions will be on July 19, 20 and 21, 2018 here at the Donnelly Compound in Avoca, New York. Many thanks to James, Carl, Chris, Alex and Seth who did all the hard work and made it look easy. Also thanks to Roxy, who kept things organized and Nathan Palmer, our newest employee, age 15, who does whatever he is told, lest he be barked at by Our Founder.

The first two photos in today's Photo Montage show the work of photographing the machines this morning as it progressed.

One of today's headlines "Avoca Memories" applies to all of the great times people have had here and the interesting things they brought home with them. One such story involves John Szalay and Christine Grove, shown in the final photo, who met in Avoca three years ago and have been together ever since. In nearly twenty years in Avoca, hiring lots of young people, we have sometimes wondered whether we might better direct our business efforts toward professional matchmaking, rather than selling antique tools. However, to the best of our knowledge, this matchup was the first on the premises not to have involved an employee of Martin J. Donnelly Auctions.

We look forward to seeing you all in just a bit more than a month from now. We will have the biggest and best auction ever. Please bring a truck and a bag full of cash.
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Today's Featured Tool Description

Unmarked : Complete Carpenter's Tool Chest. From California. Untoched Ca. 1904. Length: 36.00 Inches. The COMPLETE AND UNDISTURBED CARPENTER'S TOOL CHEST of R.K. McNary, Los Angeles, California. This chest was acquired by a collector who purchased it from a descendent of Mr. McNary more than ten years ago. The chest contains all of Mr. McNary's tools just as they were when put away for the last time. Nearly all are in fine condition, including a number of Stanley items including a No. 96 chisel gauge, "Bedrock" planes No. 604 and 608, No. 92 cabinet maker's rabbet plane, No. 40 1/2 scrub plane, No. 39 3/4 size dado plane, a full set of Buck Brothers bevel edge chisels and many, many more manufactured tools from the beginning of the Twentieth Century. Also included are a wide variety of tools of other crafts, hardware, much of it in original boxes, cutting irons, saws and much, much more. An itemized list is available by contacting the auctioneers. A photograph of an elderly Mr. McNary, apparently holding a granddaugter, and dated "1926" is included with the chest and shown in the photo. Were these tools to be"pieced out", we are confident that their value would more than exceed the estimate range we have assigned; however, we encourage potential buyers to keep this snapshot of another time, approximately one hundred years ago, intact so as to preserve this museum quality portrait of the state of the art as it then existed. Truly a great tool chest. Highly recommended. (FINE). This item was sold on September 22, 2007 for $2,300.00. jpg_file

Just Added to the Auctions

jpg_file Lot 1,215. A BLAISDELL'S PATENT MARKING GAUGE by A.H. Blaisdell, Newton Corners, Massachusetts, patented June 23, 1868 no maker marks. (GOOD+).(175.00 - 350.00) Length: 9 Inches.

Our Featured Book of the Week

Book of the Week

25 Full Color Auction Catalogues, by Live Free Or Die Auctions. 2400 Pages. Softbound. A SELECTION OF MARTIN J. DONNELLY AUCTIONS CATALOGUES. Twenty-five selected full color catalogues of eighty pages each from our more than sixteen years of antique tool auctions are included in this substantial set. Nearly 20,000 tools and related antiques are pictured and described in these glossy catalogues. All include their prices realized sheets and are in brand new condition. A great opportunity to acquire this guide to real antique tool values and the treasure trove of information in the descriptions. Also included with the books will be a copy of our Searchable Auction CD of 60,000 tools and prices from our last six years of auctions including photographs of every item. The CD runs on all Windows computers (a $29.95 value). A great Christmas gift for the antique tool collector on your list. $99.00 (BK-4844)

Featured Antique Tools for Sale
Ordering Information E-Mail Books for Sale Home
jpg_file Sargent & Company No. 1507: "Ladybug" Patent Rabbet Plane. Length: 6.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 250.00-500.00)
  • Pat. June 23, 1914
  • 75% Orig. Nickel
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Numberall Stamp & Tool Co. : Full Set Of Three Pa Patent Figure Stamps. Length: 5.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 50.00-100.00)
  • 2 Rotating Letter
  • 1 Number Type
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Sargent & Co./New Haven, Ct. No. 160: Cast Iron Scrub Metallic Plane. Length: 10.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Hollow Cast Body
  • 95% Original Paint
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 141: Patent Combination Woodworking Plane. Length: 10.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Standard Nose Only
  • Missing Fillet. Bed
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Assorted Small Levels. Length: 18.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • |sn, Starrett
  • Disston, G-P, Etc.
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Three Precision Instrument. Length: 12.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 90.00-180.00)
  • Ross/London Surv |cm
  • Berger "Dumpy" |lv
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Forrest Tool Co./Durango, Co : "The Max" Milti- Purpose Axe. Length: 33.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • With Mult. Accessories
  • Essentially Unused
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Stephens & Co./ Riverton, Ct. No. 23: Two Foot, Two Fold Folding Rule. Length: 24.00 Inches. $165.00.
  • With Extension Slide
  • Superb Condition
jpg_file Unmarked : Massive Pair Of Side Rabbet Molding Plane. Length: 13.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Very Well Made
  • Excellent Condition
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Assorted Hatchet. Length: 16.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • |sn 4 Square
  • Plumb Lathing
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Marden, John A./Veazie, Maine : Marden's Patent Marking Gauge. Length: 8.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Pat. Apr. 16, 1872
  • Mahogany/Brass
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Mueller Mfg. Co., H./Decatur, Il. No. 773: Hieronymous Mueller Combination Vise. Length: 16.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • With Pipe & Standard J
  • With Swivel Base 4" Ja
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Brass Appt. Woodworking Tools. Length: 12.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • |ro With Brass Face
  • Two Carriage |sss
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Assorted Woodworking Tools. Length: 22.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • |sn #4, 5 (2)
  • Two "Autoset" Sgt.
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Assorted Block Planes. Length: 8.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 90.00-180.00)
  • Most Non-Stanley
  • Some Incomplete
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Florence Sewing Mach. Co. : Early Patent Sewing Machine. Length: 15.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 350.00-750.00)
  • Pat. Nov. 12, 1850
  • 90% Original Paint
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Unmarked : Lot Of Hand Forged Hinges & Pintles. Length: 39.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Pr. Of Curved Pintle
  • Some "Y" Pattern Str
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Misc. Shop Items Opportunity Lot. Length: 15.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 50.00-100.00)
  • |tms, |tss, Meter
  • Brushes, |cls, |sss
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Bopp, Carl/Haddon Heights, Nj : Miniature Home Depot Race Car. Length: 30.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • "No. 20 1/2"
  • With Racing Informatio
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Brass Items Opportunity Lot. Length: 19.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Bullet Mold, Comb
  • Fixed & Adj. |wrs
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Millers Falls Company : Lyon's Pat. Combin. Drill & Brace. Length: 14.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Much Original Paint
  • Pat. Dec. 13, 1881
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Embossed Axe Heads. Length: 9.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • O.V.B., Cayuga
  • Zenith, Okl. City
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Collection Of Five Assorted Cowbells. Length: 8.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 50.00-100.00)
  • One Nicely Painted
  • One Solid Brass
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Misc. Shop Items Opportunity Lot. Length: 28.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Three Bench Screws
  • Body For Sun Plane
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Clean & Usabl Woodworking Tools. Length: 32.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • Felling |axs Sgl. &
  • Lipped |ad, |la Tool
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Kennedy Kits/Van Wert, Ohio : Metal Machinist's Tool Chest. Length: 20.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 150.00-300.00)
  • With Rules, |mcs
  • |cas, |dvs, Punches
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Assorted Hand & Fram Saws. Length: 40.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Many |hss, Back
  • Some Quite Early
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level : Lot Of Clean & Usabl Woodworking Tools. Length: 16.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • #5 1/2, 9 1/2,70 |sc
  • #80 M |sc, 110 Block
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Five Asst. Bench Levels. Length: 10.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Rabone #1372 8" Rule
  • Brass Topped |lvs
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Misc. Hand Tools Opportunity Lot. Length: 67.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • |dks, "T" Hdl. |sl
  • Lg. "T" |ahs
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Misc. Hand Tools Opportunity Box Lot. Length: 16.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • Irwin |au Set, Brush
  • |sd, Tack Pullers
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Surveyor's Layout Tools. Length: 20.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Two Chains
  • Steel |tms
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Three Clean Collectible Items. Length: 19.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 90.00-180.00)
  • Champion Tractor Sea
  • Swift |mp |ob
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Cast Iron Cookware Items. Length: 18.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 200.00-400.00)
  • Griswold, Wagner
  • Fry Pans, Pots
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Assorted Edge Tools. Length: 16.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • |ad Head, |has
  • Mortise Axe Head
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Assorted Woodworking Planes. Length: 12.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 90.00-180.00)
  • |mps: |c1, Bd., H/R
  • Scr. & Wedge Plow
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Fixed & Fldg. Folding Rule. Length: 26.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Stephens #36
  • Oriental Rules
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Simmons Hardware Co./St. Louis : Lot Of Assorted Woodworking Tools. Length: 14.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • #k5 K 9 1/2, K 102
  • Set Of Six |aus
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Unmarked : Machinist's Multi Drawer Tool Chest. Length: 20.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 100.00-200.00)
  • |lvs, |cas, |dvs
  • |cs, |pr, |bv
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Three Extra Clean Woodworking Tools. Length: 12.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • |sn #90 Bullnose (En
  • #110 Block |ob
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Original Box Items Opportunity Lot. Length: 9.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • Three Crescent |pls
  • #888 Curve Needle
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 19, 2018 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
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