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Antique Tool Newsletter No. 2364

July 9, 2020

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News from mjdtools.com World Headquarters

G reetings from Avoca, New York, where the world is not coming for the first time in eighteen years.

Having done a standing eight-count after making the decision to cancel the summer auction, we are now full steam ahead filling the Fall auctions. Our founder will be in New Jersey picking up tools tomorrow morning. If you are in the area and have tools for auction or antique tool parts for sale, please give us a call at (800) 869-0695 or by email at mjd@mjdtools.com .

Under normal circumstances, we would be busy arranging items for the summer auction and we would certainly have had all of the items stored on shelves out and on tables. The large tents would be up on Monday and the "big stuff" would have come out of hiding. Alas, it was not to be.

In addition to working on the Fall auctions, we have been attending to other business, as documented in today's Photo Montage. The first photo shows our annual crop of flowering tobacco (Nicotiana affinis) that we have grown each year for the last twenty years and before that when we lived in nearby Bath, New York. The plant is the "old garden variety". As you can see from the photos, the plants droop and look lethargic during the heat of day, but as late afternoon and evening arrive, the plants perk up, open their flowers and release an enchanting jasmine-scented aroma that fills the entire Upper Greensward. Just to be sure that an contrary breeze does not spirit away all of the aroma, we have planted two beds of flowers on either side of the footbridge. Walking over the bridge is a guaranteed way to partake of the floral perfume.

Today's second photo shows a surprise that came today in the mail from Mark Parker of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Mark had attended the 2018 sale in Avoca and was planning to join us this year. Whe he was here last, mark noticed that some of the printed cards that show photographs and descriptions of the lots in remote tents (who has that, other than Martin J. Donnelly Auctions?) and exactly where they are located were hard to find. A person sitting next to him was desperate to find the card showing where a particular lot was displayed, but the card had fallen over and had been buried by nearby boxes of tools. When we opened the box today, we found a large number of perfectly shaped metal flashing cut into holders for the cards. Once positioned under a box, the holders take up no space and are almost impossible to tip over. The next time you find everything you are looking for at one of our auctions, you can thank Mark Parker, as we do. Thanks, Mark.

We have been hit hard by the scourge of the Emerald Ash Borer, which arrived in this country from parts unknown and is in the process of killing every White Ash (Fraxinus americana) in the U.S. and Canada. We have lost five magnificent shade trees, some nearly five feet in diameter at the base, to this vile pest. We cut down the last of them this week and we will be removing the stumps soon. For those of you who remember attending Mid-West Tool Collectors Association Regional Meetings at Darley's Barn in Indiana before a tornado destroyed the phalanx of great shade trees that lined the field, you get some idea of what it is like to lose such great trees, except this time, it is home, and there is nothing that can be done about it.

The next photo shows one of the new small ramps at the entrance to the warehouse, now equipped with a railing on one side, lest we inadvertently dump a table full of tools in the bushes.

The final photo shows our loading dock at the end of the warehouse, now sadly in need of repair. We will have updates as work progresses.

With all of the travel restrictions, we have been unable to pick up consignments for some time, but we are now addressing the backlog. If you have items for our upcoming auctions, please give us a call at (800) 869-0695 or by email at mjd@mjdtools.com . Pent up demand for tools is at the highest level we have seen. Opportunity knocks.


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Today's Featured Tool Description

Unmarked : Early Violin Shaped Gate Lock. With Original Key. Excellent Patina. Length: 15.00 Inches. An early VIOLIN SHAPED GATE LOCK complete with original key. This very nicely patinated curiosity is in excellent working condition. Having seen tool collectors in all manner of crazy tool-themed garb and ourselves having a combination finial and weather vane in the shape of a wooden plane on our flagpole, we will not speculate on the possible motivations of the creator of a lock in the form of a musical instrument. (GOOD+). This item was sold on September 18, 2010 for $265.00. jpg_file

Just Added to the Auctions

jpg_file Lot 525. A LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY WATCH MAKER'S WORK BENCH by Jessen & Rosburg, Chicago, Illinois. This item has multiple drawers, and dual folding extensions. (GOOD+).(1,250.00 - 2,500.00) Length: 42 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 Stanley Rule & Level No. 51/52: Shoot Board And Plane. Length: 21.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 1,000.00-2,000.00)
  • Complete & Excellent
  • 90% Original Paint
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level (Unmarked) No. 11: Rare Lignum Vitae Carpenters Mallet. Length: 10.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Mkd. With No. Only
  • Near New Condition
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Unmarked : Finely Detailed Tramp Art Cigar Box. Length: 11.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 100.00-200.00)
  • Pyramidal Pattern
  • Hinges Are Detached
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Three Clean Coopers' Tools. Length: 18.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Lg. & Sm. Howel
  • Croze
The above item will be included in our Friday, September 11, 2020 Nashua Fall Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file W.M.W. Co./Chicago, Il : Extra Clean Quick Adjust Nut Wrench. Length: 5.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Sim. To Wright Paten
  • "Pat Pending"
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 12 3/4: Adjustable Scraper Plane. Length: 5.75 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 1,000.00-2,000.00)
  • With Special Facing
  • "Sweetheart" T.M.
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Walker Tool Co., E./ Erie, Pa. : "Walker's Patent" Combination Plane. Length: 8.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 800.00-1,600.00)
  • Pat. May 19, 1885
  • Tight Crack In Handl
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Birmingham Plane Manufacturing Co No. 101: Mosher's Patent Smoothing Plane. Length: 8.75 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 350.00-750.00)
  • Complete & Original
  • Pat. Dec. 16, 1884
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Three Early English Braces. Length: 14.25 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 90.00-180.00)
  • One With Ebony Hdl.
  • Askham & Mosforth
The above item will be included in our Friday, September 11, 2020 Nashua Fall Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Gouch, F.J./Worcester, Mass. : Massive Fenced Ogee Crown Molding Plane. Length: 16.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 200.00-400.00)
  • 4 1/2" Cut Width
  • E. Osgood |ci
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 7: Extra Clean Jointer Plane. Length: 22.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 90.00-180.00)
  • Notched Rectangle
  • "Type 15" Version
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 71 1/2: Closed Throat Router Plane. Length: 8.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 90.00-180.00)
  • Rare "Type 1" Versio
  • Complete & Excellent
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Expert Utility Co./Cincinnati, O. : The "Crandall Expert Multi-Head Wrench. Length: 8.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Pat. May 13, 1913
  • Orig. Pouch
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Friday, September 11, 2020 Nashua Fall Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level (Unmarked) No. 2: Traut's Patent Plumb Bob. Length: 4.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Brass Body & Reel
  • Pat. Apr. 28, 1874
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Unmarked : Showy Brass Body Shoulder Plane. Length: 8.25 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 250.00-500.00)
  • Annealed Steel Sole
  • 1/2" Orig. |ci Remai
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Birmingham Plane Manufacturing Co : Cast Iron "T" Rabbet Plane. Length: 8.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 400.00-800.00)
  • 95% Original Paint
  • Pat. Apr. 1, 1884
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Unmarked : Pair Of Early Bronze Trammels. Length: 4.75 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 100.00-200.00)
  • Hexagonal Bodies
  • Knurled Brass Screws
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 239: Rare 3/16" Width Spec. Dado Plane. Length: 7.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • 1927 To 1941 Only
  • 90% Original Paint
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 26: Two-Foot/Two-Fold Folding Rule. Length: 24.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 50.00-100.00)
  • Middle/Edge Scales
  • Clean And Sound
The above item will be included in our Friday, September 11, 2020 Nashua Fall Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. A18: Aluminum Block Plane. Length: 6.25 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Extra Crisp & Clean
  • Sweetheart T.M.
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Jessen & Rosburg/Chicago, Il : Late 19th C. Watch Maker's Work Bench. Length: 42.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 1,250.00-2,500.00)
  • Multiple Drawers
  • Dual Folding Exts.
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Timber Framin Edge Tools. Length: 38.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • |ads, Beatty Br |ax
  • |mas, |ha
The above item will be included in our Friday, September 11, 2020 Nashua Fall Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Three Brass Appt. Bit Braces. Length: 16.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • Two With Orig. Pods
  • One Dated "1780"
The above item will be included in our Friday, September 11, 2020 Nashua Fall Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Early Type Layout Tools. Length: 26.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Slitting |mgs
  • Panel |mgs, |tss
The above item will be included in our Friday, September 11, 2020 Nashua Fall Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Tool Related Reference Book. Length: 12.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Salaman, Hummel
  • Practical Navigator
The above item will be included in our Friday, September 11, 2020 Nashua Fall Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Aston & Mander/London : Four Ivory Appt. Layout Tools. Length: 18.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Ebony & Ivory Par.
  • Dicas/Liverpool |sr
The above item will be included in our Friday, September 11, 2020 Nashua Fall Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Three Early Type Stair Saws. Length: 11.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Chestnut, Maple
  • Oak Bodies
The above item will be included in our Friday, September 11, 2020 Nashua Fall Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Maccubbin, R.W./Baltimore : Classic Panel Raising Plane. Length: 14.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 90.00-180.00)
  • Side & Sole Fences
  • 3 1/2" Cutting Width
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 289: Skew-Blade Rabbet Plane. Length: 8.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 175.00-350.00)
  • "Sweetheart" T.M.
  • 95% Original Paint
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Wms. Mfg. Co., H.A./ Boston, Ma : Early Brass Plumb Bob. Length: 2.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Extra Small Size
  • Near New Condition
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 196: Curve Rabbet Plane. Length: 9.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 800.00-1,600.00)
  • Complete & Excellent
  • 95% Original Nickel
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Toolz/Palo Alto, Ca : Plumb-Barbara 12 Oz. Plumb Bob. Length: 10.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Female Figure
  • Original Package
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Unmarked : Pair Of Early Brass Trammels. Length: 6.25 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Pencil Hdlr. On End
  • Knurled Brass Screws
The above item will be included in our Friday, September 11, 2020 Nashua Fall Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Five Coach Maker's Routers. Length: 18.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Double Pistol Type
  • Others Sgl. |ci
The above item will be included in our Friday, September 11, 2020 Nashua Fall Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Clerline/Weedsport, N.Y. : Bellows Action Dust Remover. Length: 3.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 50.00-100.00)
  • Pat. May 4, 1948
  • With Instructions
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Friday, September 11, 2020 Nashua Fall Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Bailey & Co., L./Hartford, Conn. No. 52: Non-Adj. "Victor" Block Plane. Length: 3.25 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 200.00-400.00)
  • Pat. Oct. 16, 1877
  • 90% Original Paint
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 610: Cast Iron Frame Hand Drill. Length: 10.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 150.00-300.00)
  • "Sweetheart" T.M.
  • 90% Original Paint
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Derlon, A.G./Paris, France : Universal Jointed Brace. Length: 21.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Pat. Aug. 23, 1892
  • Clean And Sound
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 113: Early Type Adjustabl Circular Plane. Length: 10.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • 85% Orig. Finishes
  • Exc. Working Conditi
The above item will be included in our Friday, September 11, 2020 Nashua Fall Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Gurley, W. & L.E./Troy, Ny : Surveyor's Precision Brass Transit. Length: 16.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 350.00-750.00)
  • 6" Needle, 12" Scope
  • With Vernier Attachmen
The above item will be included in our Saturday, September 12, 2020 Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Assorted Molding Plane. Length: 16.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Also Coach Routers
  • H/R, Dado, Nosing
The above item will be included in our Friday, September 11, 2020 Nashua Fall Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
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