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Antique Tool Newsletter No. 2157

July 17, 2018

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News from mjdtools.com World Headquarters

G reetings from Avoca, New York, where the three week process of setting up a three day auction is nearly complete.

As of this writing, we have unpacked nearly all of the 100 tons of tools and antiques for inclusion in this year's Spectacular Summer Auction, which will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 19, 20 & 21, 2018 here at the Donnelly Compound in Avoca, New York.

We have had quite a group through today, especially for two full days before the auction. Those that had never been before were appropriately gobsmacked by the enormity of it all. We will be, too, once we begin to recover from the effort required to set it all up. We will sell the first 600 lots starting at 2:01 p.m. on Thursday, Lots 601 through 1900 will sell on Friday and Lots 1901 through 3201 will sell on Saturday. We have nearly 100 treadle machines 20 anvils, 20 workbenches, tool boxes of every size, shape and configuration and just about anything else anyone would want.

Please give us a call at (800) 869-0695 or by email at mjd@mjdauctions.com if you have questins or if we can be of assistance in any way. See you soon.
Links to Previous Issues of ToolVista (Link will open in a new tab in your browser)
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Issue 2153 - July 3, 2018 Issue 2152 - June 28, 2018 Issue 2151 - June 26, 2018
Issue 2150 - June 21, 2018 Issue 2149 - June 19, 2018 Issue 2148 - June 14, 2018
Issue 2147 - June 12, 2018 Issue 2146 - June 7, 2018 Issue 2145 - June 5, 2018
Issue 2144 - May 31, 2018 Issue 2143 - May 29, 2018 Issue 2142 - May 24, 2018
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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 1,142. A TRAVELING PATTERNMAKERS TOOL CHEST fashioned from oak and having multiple drawers with brass pulls. The box is fitted inside a trunk to facilitate its transfer to the next job site. (GOOD+).(300.00 - 600.00) Length: 31 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
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jpg_file Unmarked : Early Octagonal Bolt Display Cabinet. Length: 33.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 600.00-1,200.00)
  • F/ Hardware Store
  • 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 Clean & Usabl Woodworking Tools. Length: 13.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • |sn #9 1/4, 18, 101
  • 103, #67 |ss,177 |mg
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 Barton & Co., D.R./Rochester, Ny : Wkg. Set Of Eight Shallow Sweep Gouges. Length: 16.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 175.00-350.00)
  • 1/4" To 2" Sizes
  • All Tang Type
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 Early Foot Power Machines. Length: 24.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 200.00-400.00)
  • Sm. Cast Iron |la
  • Pedal Type Grinder
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 Slide Rules. Length: 14.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 120.00-240.00)
  • Pickett, Post
  • K. & E., Sun Hemmi
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 Barnes Co., W. F. & John/Rockford : Lot Of Treadle Machine Parts. Length: 45.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Lathe, Saw, Etc.
  • Some Unknown
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 20th C. Mech. Calculators. Length: 13.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Addometer, Lighting
  • Baby |cc, Magic-Brai
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 No. 07: Skew Blade Block Metallic Plane. Length: 7.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • With Rem. Side
  • Superb 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 Extra Clean Woodworking Tools. Length: 12.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Three |sn #60 |chs
  • General |mg, |sd
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 Fulton Tool Company/New York : "Fulton Special" Embossed Axe. Length: 34.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Elab. Logo With Stars
  • Clean And Sound
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 Lufkin Rule Co. (Unmarked) No. 6237: Boxwood 6" Tailor's Square. Length: 6.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • As New Condition
  • Rare & Excellent
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 : Massive Blacksmiths Post Vise. Length: 42.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 100.00-200.00)
  • With Wedge Lock
  • Exc. Wkg. 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 Bridge City Tool Co./Portland, Or : Lot Of Extra Clean Layout Tools. Length: 24.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Mp-8 Protractor
  • 18" & 24' 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 Assorted Makers : Original Box Items Opportunity Lot. Length: 15.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • Bostich Stapler/Stap
  • Solder Iron, |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 Case & Sons Cutlery, W.R./Bradfor No. 1836: Crockett Pattern Bowie Knife. Length: 16.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Presentation Box
  • With Orig. Sheath
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 Keuffel & Esser Co./New York : Solid Brass Rolling Parallel Rule. Length: 19.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Orig. Leather Case
  • Unused 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 Clean & Usabl Woodworking Tools. Length: 13.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • |sn #4, 6, 118, 130
  • |dks, #81 |sc, |ma
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 Gouges And Chisels. Length: 15.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Tang & Socket Types
  • Also |ch Grinder
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 Peck Stow & Wilcox Company : Thre Clean Tinsmith's Machines. Length: 16.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Seam & Bead Types
  • All Clean & Usable
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 Asssorted Metallic Planes. Length: 14.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Jack, Smooth
  • Block, Rabbet
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 (Unmarked) No. 98: Brass-Bound Rosewood Level. Length: 12.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 100.00-200.00)
  • Sweetheart T.M.
  • 90% Orig. Finishes
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 : Two Cast Iron "Safe" Banks. Length: 5.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • "Columbus Safe"
  • "Coin Deposit Bank"
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 Tinsmith's Cutting Tools. Length: 36.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 200.00-400.00)
  • Corner Shear
  • Flat & Wall Mt. |shs
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: 29.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Dunap Smooth |ob
  • |sn #4, Sears, |tl
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: 16.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • |sn #12, 78, 248
  • Two |brs, G-P |hd
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 : Two Clean & Usable Plane. Length: 12.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Sandusky #124 Hdld.
  • Wm. Marples Unhdld.
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 Spec. Purp. Wooden Planes. Length: 30.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Panel, Jointer
  • Hollowing, 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 Delta Intl. Mach. Co./Pittsburgh : Extra Clean 3/4 H.P. Dust Collector. Length: 44.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 150.00-300.00)
  • With Hose & Fittings
  • Exc. Wkg. Cond.
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 |xc & Rip Saws. Length: 32.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Disston, Atkins
  • Simonds, Bishop
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 Swan Co., The James/Seymour, Ct. : Stepped Set Of Five Tang Type Chisel. Length: 15.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 200.00-400.00)
  • 1/8", 3/8", 1"
  • 1 3/4 & 2" Sizes
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: 14.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Set Jennings |aus, |
  • |bn, Nmb./Ltr. Stamp
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 : Four Extra Clean Woodworking Tools. Length: 10.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • #18 Knuckle Jt.
  • #60 1/2 P Later Type
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: 19.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Union #43 Fillester
  • E.A. Stearns |sc
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 : Rare Canadian Army Igloo Mkg. Saw. Length: 21.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • For Dew Line Cons.
  • First We've Seen
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 Dover Stamping Co./Boston, Mass. : Five Dover Brand Egg Beaters. Length: 12.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • All Are Different
  • Also Whisk
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 Robinson, M.W./Brooklyn, N.Y. : Two Cast Iron Carpenter Levels. Length: 24.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 120.00-240.00)
  • No. 8 & No. 9
  • Both Enhanced Japan
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 Clean Modern Hand Tools. Length: 33.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • |sn Router, M.F. |sw
  • Dovetail Jigs, |tb
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 Barn & Railroad Lanterns. Length: 16.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Many Sizes And Types
  • Complete & Sound
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 : Group Of Six Sea Duck Decoys. Length: 15.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Eider, Surf Scoter
  • White Wing Scoter
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: 14.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • |mps, |aus, Files
  • Porter Cable Circ. S
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 Cz-Usa/Kansas City, Ks No. MOD. CZ-612: .12 Ga. Pump Action Tactical Shotgun. Length: 40.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 200.00-400.00)
  • 20" Barrel, Scr In C
  • Pistol Grip Syn Stoc
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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