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Antique Tool Newsletter No. 2192

November 15, 2018

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News from mjdtools.com World Headquarters

G reetings from Avoca, New York, where a brief interruption in these newsletters has sparked a flurry of cards and notes inquiring as to the well being of Our Founder. Upon hearing that he was doing fine, a plurality of those expressed relief.

We are delighted to announce that we have made arrangements for a new home for our Indianapolis Auctions at the Marriott Hotel East, 7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. Our March Auctions will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, 2019 in the massive Veteran's Hall Meeting Room at the Marriott. We will have plenty of room for tools and all of you in a hotel that rivals our new Nashua, New Hampshire location at the Radison Hotel of Nashua for facilities and lodging arrangements. Please make plans to join us on March 15th and 16th for our Spring Auctions and on October 18th and 19th for our Fall Auctions at the Marriott East. To reserve your rooms, just call (317) 352-1231 and request the Special Auction Rate.

While we are at it, we will be back at the Radisson Hotel of Nashua for our Spring and Fall Nashua Auctions. In order to retain the larger Ballroom in Nashua, we are holding our April Auctions on May 3rd and May 4th. We will be back on our regular April dates in 2020, but wanted to keep the larger area and this was the only option. We will be holding our September Auctions at the Radisson on September 13th and 14th, 2019.

Our Spectacular Summer Auction will be held on July 18, 19 & 20, 2019 here at the Donnelly Compound in Avoca, New York. We are looking forward to our biggest and best summer sale ever and we invite you to join us.

We will have all manner of great tools coming in 2019, including at least two more great sales featuring the Collection of John & Janet Wells. Our 2018 auctions from the Wells Collection netted a tidy six figure sum for both the Early American Industries Association and the Mid-West Tool Collector's Association. We thank you for your generosity and, more importantly, we remember John & Janet Wells for their generosity in donating the proceeds from the sale of their collection to these two great organizations.

The early onset of winter has required some modification of our end of the year building and improvement schedule, be we shall persevere in spite of the snow and cold.

We will be picking up collections at all points of the compass over the coming months. If you have items for inclusion in our 2019 sales, please give us a call at (800) 869-0695 or by email at mjd@mjdauctions.com . We look forward to hearing from you.
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Issue 2188 - November 1, 2018 Issue 2187 - October 30, 2018 Issue 2186 - October 25, 2018
Issue 2185 - October 23, 2018 Issue 2184 - October 18, 2018 Issue 2183 - October 16, 2018
Issue 2182 - October 11, 2018 Issue 2181 - October 9, 2018 Issue 2180 - October 4, 2018
Issue 2179 - October 2, 2018 Issue 2178 - September 27, 2018 Issue 2177 - September 25, 2018
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Today's Featured Tool Description

White, Francis W./Norwich, Conn. : Patent Violin Caliper. Pat. July 14, 1874. With Pitch Pipe. Length: 4.00 Inches. There are tools, and then there are tools. Our favorites are those which combined, into a single object, the function of one or more dissimilar devices and did so in a way that clearly demonstrates in the finished product that a great deal of ingenuity of design went into every aspect of the making of the tool other than to proper consideration of its practical application. This extraordinarily complex invention achieves those criteria as few other tools have. Combining, into a single, useless device, the functions of a musical instrument string gauge (2), violin setting post, inside & outside caliper and pitch pipe ( yes, pitch pipe), this object was obviously the creation of someone whose inventiveness may well have detracted from his musical accomplishments while adding nothing to the technological advance of civilization. Boldly imprinted with the Bastille Day, 1874 patent and retaining all of its original high polish finish, this magnificent combination tool is a classic example of the rich harvest of business failures that yield collectible objects that the United States Patent System provides for modern collectors. Simply amazing. (FINE). This item was sold on September 10, 2005 for $375.00. jpg_file

Just Added to the Auctions

jpg_file Lot 589. A "Challenge" patent fore smoothing by Tower & Lyon, New York, New York, patented February 19, 1884. complete and excellnt. (GOOD+).(800.00 - 1,600.00) 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
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jpg_file St. Johnsbury Tool Co. : Rosewood & Brass 6" Blade Bevel. Length: 6.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 200.00-400.00)
  • Pat. June 14, 1870
  • Rare & Excellent
  • patent.jpg
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 55: Patent Multi-Purpose Combination Plane. Length: 11.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 250.00-500.00)
  • Complete & Usable
  • With #45 & 55 |cis
The above item will be included in our Friday, May 3, 2019 Nashua Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Smith, Otis A./Rockfall, Conn. : Fale's Patent Combination Plane. Length: 9.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 300.00-600.00)
  • 7 Soles And Irons
  • Pat. Apr. 1, 1884
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Friday, May 3, 2019 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Eight Clean Spec. Purp. Hammers. Length: 13.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • One Heavy Driving
  • Ball Pein, Cobbler
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 15, 2019 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Siegley Tool Co./Wilkes Barre, Pa : Extra Clean Combination Plane. Length: 9.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • 95% Orig. Finishes
  • Pat. Aug. 16, 1881
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 15, 2019 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 95: Edge Trim Block Plane. Length: 5.75 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Notched Rectangle
  • 98% Orginal Paint
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 15, 2019 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 2: Smoothing Plane. Length: 7.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Pat. Appl'd '92
  • Repaied Tote Crack
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 15, 2019 Indianapolis Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 25: Low Angle Transitional Plane. Length: 9.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • "Type 14" Version
  • Pat. July 9, 1912
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Friday, March 15, 2019 Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction in Indianapolis, Indiana
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Three New York State Mkr. Plow Planes. Length: 9.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • C.S. See Wedge Arm
  • Barry & Way Wedge
The above item will be included in our Friday, May 3, 2019 Nashua Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Unmarked : Classic Early Wagon Maker's Brace. Length: 18.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • With Original Bits
  • In Wooden Box
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 18, 2019 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level : Five Early Stanley Marking Gauges. Length: 8.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • #92, 77, 66, 265
  • Later No. 65
The above item will be included in our Friday, May 3, 2019 Nashua Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Fancy Brass Drawer Pulls. Length: 11.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 50.00-100.00)
  • Also Knobs, Etc.
  • Brass Door Hdl.
The above item will be included in our Friday, May 3, 2019 Nashua Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Asst. Timber Framing Tools. Length: 23.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • |aus & |ahs, |sc
  • |chs, Reamer
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 18, 2019 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Two Extra Clean Sash Molding Planes. Length: 9.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • B.F. Berry
  • Gleason & Wood
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 18, 2019 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Millers Falls Company : "The Companion" Lathe. Length: 37.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 250.00-500.00)
  • With Orig. Jig Saw
  • With Orig. Jig Saw
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 18, 2019 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level Company No. 86: Extra Clean 2 Foot 2 Fold Folding Rule. Length: 24.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Arch Jt., Unbound
  • Unif. Medium Yellow
The above item will be included in our Friday, May 3, 2019 Nashua Spring Listed Antique Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Two Horn Removing Tools. Length: 42.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Both Patent Types
  • Both Exc. Condition
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 18, 2019 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
jpg_file Carbic Limited/London : "Otis King" Calculator. Length: 6.75 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Model Letter "L"
  • New Cond., Orig. Box
The above item will be included in our Thursday, July 18, 2019 mjdtools.com Open House Auction & Joint Tool Meeting in Avoca, New York
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