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Antique Tool Newsletter No. 2089

November 21, 2017

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News from mjdtools.com World Headquarters

G reetings from Avoca, New York, where we live in great comfort, surrounded by old tools.

As you read this, Our Founder is in the State Michigan, picking up consignments of tools and antiques for our 2018 sales. We have been busy as beavers sorting and lotting up items for next year's sales. As we approach the end of 2017, we wanted to share our 2018 auction schedule and make sure that everyone who sees this receives their personal invitation to join us at our 2018 auctions.

We are excited about our new location for our Nashua, New Hampshire sales. We will be moving to the Radisson Hotel of Nashua, just three miles from the "old" location, where antique tool auctions were conducted every April and September for more than forty years. The "new" location offers a better and more modern facility, an auction room that will not require anyone to stand during the sale and an acceptance of the Essential Culture of Antique Tool Collecting. To reserve your room at the Radisson of Nashua, 11 Tara Drive, Nashua, New Hampshire, just call (603) 888-9970 and request the special $99.00 room rate.

Today's Photo Montage begins with an overhead view of our World Headquarters Complex here at the Donnelly Compound in Avoca, New York as we were setting up for last summer's auction. We expect more people, more and better stuff and some of the finest weather to be seen in these parts in many years. It will be High Summer in New York State's gorgeous Finger Lakes Region. Please plan to join us for our Eighteenth Annual Antique Tool Fair and Auction of 3,201 Lots on July 19, 20 and 21, 2018.

The next photo shows our sorting tables filled with wooden molding planes from the Collection of John A. Knutson of Thomaston, Maine. We will have these planes and many more items from the Knutson Collection during our 2018 sales. The next photo shows some of the many hand and foot-powered machines from the Collection of Rick Kerns of St. Joseph, Missouri that we will be selling during 2018. Many of the machines will be sold in Avoca in our Spectacular Summer Auction, which promises to be a great time, even if one participates only as a spectator sport. Hope you can join us.

The final photo shows a view of the Radisson Hotel of Nashua, where we will be on April 20 and 21 and again on September 14 and 15, 2018. For your safety and convenience, we will have archers stationed at the battlements on the top of the hotel. We are planning the Greatest Antique Tool Auction of All Time for Saturday, April 21, 2018 and we respectfully request that if you have something great to sell, that you include it in this important auction. #greatestantiquetoolauctionofalltime . See you there.

Today's Video Link is to a film showing a treadle operated woodworking lathe in use at Colonial Williamsburg. Enjoy.




Links to Previous Issues of ToolVista (Link will open in a new tab in your browser)
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Issue 2085 - November 7, 2017 Issue 2084 - November 2, 2017 Issue 2083 - October 31, 2017
Issue 2082 - October 26, 2017 Issue 2081 - October 24, 2017 Issue 2080 - October 19, 2017
Issue 2079 - October 17, 2017 Issue 2078 - October 12, 2017 Issue 2077 - October 10, 2017
Issue 2076 - October 5, 2017 Issue 2075 - October 3, 2017 Issue 2074 - September 28, 2017
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Today's Featured Tool Description

Hurley : "Hurley Patent" Wrench. Alligator Quick Adj.. Thumb Act. Adj.. Length: 8.00 Inches. No matter how simple a tool might be in its purest form, the history of manufactured tools assures us that somewhere, someone will attempt to "improve" upon it. In this case, the victim was the simple "alligator" wrench. Readers of these volumes are well familiar with our disdain for these excuses for wrenches, but even we would not have wished upon them the cruelties applied by one Mr. Hurley in justifying his application for a patent. To accomplish his leap forward in mechanical technology, Hurley has removed one of the jaws, and then reattached it, complete with a cam action stop that will let it slide into position and then lock. In actual practice, the upper jaw most likely flopped like a fish, rather than remain stationary, confounding the operator who had just expended his hard-earned money on this monstrosity. Yes, the Hurley Patent fails miserably as a tool, and, consequently, as is always the case, succeeds mightily as a collectible. A rare and collectible quick adjust wrench of questionable utility. (GOOD+). This item was sold on October 9, 2004 for $215.00. jpg_file

Just Added to the Auctions

jpg_file Lot 614. A miller patent plow plane, No. 43, by STANLEY. early "Type 5" versi. 85% of the original paint remains. (GOOD+).(250.00 - 500.00) 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 Harpham Brothers Co./Lincoln, Ne : Adjustable Horse Collar Gauge. Length: 23.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Sliding Alum. Shaft
  • "Patent Pending"
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 17, 2018 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level : Three Clean & Usable Woodworking Planes. Length: 11.50 Inches. $135.00.
  • #71 |ro "V" |ci
  • #80 |sc 90% Nickel
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Assorted Molding Planes. Length: 11.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • H/R, Rabbet, T/G
  • Toothing, Smooth
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 : Wkg. Set Of S'wright Woodworking Planes. Length: 19.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • H/R, Smooth, Rabbet
  • One "Badger" Type
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 16, 2018 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Underhill Edge Tool Co./Nashua : Three Clean Edge Tools. Length: 29.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 90.00-180.00)
  • 7 1/2" Broad Axe
  • 6" Masting Axe
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 16, 2018 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Clean & Usabl Hammers. Length: 15.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Ball Pein, Claw
  • Driving, Cobbler, Et
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 Fenced Woodworking Planes. Length: 8.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • T. Tileston Plow
  • Mathieson Ctr. Bead
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 20, 2018 Nashua Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Baldwin, A. & E./New York : Handled Fenced Rabbet Plane. Length: 14.50 Inches. $165.00.
  • Full Length Sole Sto
  • B'wood Depth Stop
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Non-Stanley Spirit Levels. Length: 30.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Davis & Cook, Mayes
  • Dreir Bros., Sargent
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 16, 2018 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Millers Falls Company No. 1285: Precision Cast Iron Mitre Box. Length: 31.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • With 24" X 4" Saw
  • Also |sn #150 |mb
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 : Farm & Shop Items Opportunity Lot. Length: 44.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 90.00-180.00)
  • Handles, Mauls
  • Hedge Shears, Bill H
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 Underhill Edge Tool Co. : Three Extra Clean Edge Tool. Length: 28.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 90.00-180.00)
  • Ice Axe, 3 1/2" |sl
  • Masting Axe
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 20, 2018 Nashua Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Unmarked : Cast Iron Shoulder Rabbet Plane. Length: 8.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 100.00-200.00)
  • Rosewood Infill
  • 1 1/4" Ibbotson |ci
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 20, 2018 Nashua Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 72 1/2: Extra Clean Special Chamfer Plane. Length: 8.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 175.00-350.00)
  • With Beading Adj.
  • Missing |ci
  • 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 Extra Clean Kitchen Utensils. Length: 11.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 35.00-75.00)
  • Some Partial Sets
  • Very Little Used
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 Marples & Co., William/Sheffield : Classic "Ultimatum" Framed Brace. Length: 13.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 300.00-600.00)
  • Ebony Infill
  • Superb Condition
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 17, 2018 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Agricultural Tools Opportunity Lot. Length: 72.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Tamper, Scythes
  • Peavies, Choppers
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 Buckeye Mfg. Co./Anderson, Ind. : "The Boss" Boring Machine. Length: 26.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Excellent Condition
  • Also Unmkd. Machine
  • 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 : Three N.Y. City Area Woodworking Tools. Length: 18.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Parry/Brooklyn Slitt
  • Eastburn Cv/Ast
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 21, 2018 Nashua Spring International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Five Spec. Pu Woodworking Planes. Length: 11.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • Gard./Murd Plow Thum
  • M. Copeland Sash Cop
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 16, 2018 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 604: Rare "Cutaway" "Bedrock" Smooth |wp. Length: 9.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 1,000.00-2,000.00)
  • In Display Box
  • To Show Mechanism
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 17, 2018 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 140: Skew Blade Block Woodworking Plane. Length: 7.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • With Removable Side
  • Exc. Wkg. Cond.
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 17, 2018 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Richardson Rule Works : "Direct Reading" Slide Rule. Length: 11.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Pat. Jan. 31, 1911
  • Early And Excellent
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 20, 2018 Nashua Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level : Set Of Nine Clean Cutting Irons. Length: 6.00 Inches. $545.00.
  • For Miller Patent Pl
  • Orig. Wooden Box
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Three Clean S'wright Edge Tools. Length: 31.00 Inches. $0.00.
  • 6 1/2" Masting Axe
  • 5 " Lipped Adze
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Asst. Pipe And Bar Clamps. Length: 52.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Many Asst. Sizes
  • All Usable 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 Boston Metallic Plane Co. : Cast Iron Block Metallic Plane. Length: 7.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 150.00-300.00)
  • Complete & Original
  • Mkd. On R'wood Inser
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 17, 2018 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Tileston, T./Boston (Front St.) : Two Uncommon Spec. Purp. Plane. Length: 15.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Child's Size Jack
  • Q/Ov/Bv Hdl. |mp
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 20, 2018 Nashua Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Millers Falls Company : "New Rogers" Jig Saw. Length: 30.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 100.00-200.00)
  • Clean & Complete
  • Needs A Blade
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 : Binnacled Ship's Compass. Length: 10.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 150.00-300.00)
  • Orig. Brass Housing
  • Superb Condition
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 17, 2018 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level : Lot Of Partial Combo Woodworking Planes. Length: 10.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Many No. 45 Parts
  • Some Early Types
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 16, 2018 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Five British Mkr. Molding Plane. Length: 18.00 Inches. $225.00.
  • Malloch Q/Og/Bd
  • Varvill Q/Og/Astr
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Assorted Spoke Shaves. Length: 10.75 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 90.00-180.00)
  • Many Stanley Type
  • Martins, Dixie
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 20, 2018 Nashua Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 40: Marbled Composite Hdl. "Everlast" |ch. Length: 9.00 Inches. $195.00.
  • 1/2" Width
  • Near New Condition
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Five Asst. Metallic Planes. Length: 14.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Print Block Type
  • Liberty Bell 104,105
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 16, 2018 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Assorted Molding Planes. Length: 9.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • H/R, Bead, Rabbet
  • Engl. & U.S. Mkrs.
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 Bridge City Tool Co./Portland, Or No. CT-1: Limited Edition Squevel. Length: 6.75 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Brass & Rosewood
  • New Cond., Orig. Box
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 16, 2018 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Kutz/New York, N.Y. : Two-Foot, Two-Fold Folding Rule. Length: 24.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 200.00-400.00)
  • With Gunter Slide
  • Early Iron Tips
The above item will be included in our Saturday, March 17, 2018 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Four Asst. Woodworking Plane. Length: 18.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • Chaplin Patent |tl
  • Brass Body For Infil
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 20, 2018 Nashua Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Millers Falls Company No. 145: Steel Rod Adjustment Boring Machine. Length: 30.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 200.00-400.00)
  • With 1 1/4" Auger Bit
  • Exc. Working Cond.
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 16, 2018 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Grizzly Industrial : Two Bench Top Woodworking Machines. Length: 26.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Belt & Disk Sander
  • Mortise Machine
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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