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Absentee bids are welcomed. See the catalog introduction for more information.
SEE YOU IN YORK - - - DRIVE CAREFULLY THE WRENCH YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN
Welcome to The Wrenching News
A website for the
sharing of information on all types of collectible wrenches
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LATE BREAKING WRENCHING NEWS
Upcoming Wrenching Events Calendar
April 10 & 11, 2015
Spring Missouri Valley Wrench Club Wrench Club Meet & the Wrenching News Antique Wrench Auction at the City Auditorium, York, Neb.
The Spring 2015 Wrenching News Antique Wrench Auction to be held after the Missouri Valley Wrench Club Spring Meet in York, Nebraska includes wrenches and other tools from the Tom Tucker estate, Paul Faber collection and consignments from a few other Missouri Valley Wrench Club Members.
The most important of the almost 2200 items to be sole is the huge 72" Coes Model Key Wrench (see Lot No. 630). Only the second one known and the first to be sold at auction it's without a doubt the most desired of all the adjustable wrenches. No. 1 on all serious wrench collector's "Bucket List".
Rest of the auction contains a good mix of wrenches for both the advanced and beginning collectors in all categories of collectible wrenches with numerous "first one seen" and "first one we have had to auction" rarities. Auction includes a variety of adjustable wrenches including some very rare examples, a large collection of 4" Crescent Wrenches (several very rare), a large selection of Brass, Aluminum-Bronze and Beryllium-Copper wrenches and other tools; several buggy and wagon wrenches (including a full set of International adjustable wagon wrenches); a few good fencing tools; combination tools; double-ended Crescent wrenches (several extremely rare); Vise-Grips (including a rare second type and several in the original packaging); exceptional farm wrenches (Empire, Nebraska Mfg,, Geiser 6045, Empire Mf. Co,. G. Elias & Bro. silo wrench, Wilder, W. R. Harrison CD, and many others; several cut out letter types (including an IHC 770E); a large selection of John Deere wrenches; several rare IHC wrenches; a few nice implement tool boxes; many automotive, motorcycle and bicycle wrenches; H. D. Smith Perfect Handle, Winchester, Keen Kutter and other hardware company wrenches. etc. etc. etc.
I am still listing the consignment of over 300 wrenches. I won't be able to get them listed all at once as I am also working on the upcoming Fall Auction, so keep checking the
Wrenches for Sale page.
I will try and list a few every week. There are numerous rare and unusual wrenches in this consignment
Archives - Some of the old wrenching news is stored in the achieves. Click Here
Loring Coes standing by a 72" Key Model Wrench and Herb Page standing by his which was the only one known at the time.
To be sold at the
Spring 2015 Wrenching News Wrench Auction - April 10 and 11 at York, Nebraska.
Herb Page the author and publisher of "The Brothers Coes and Their Legacy of Wrenches" has given The Wrenching News the opportunity to add his excellent book to our inventory of books for wrench collectors. For a review and ordering information Visit the Wrenching News Book Store.
If you have any interest in Deere Company wrenches, oil cans, seats, or tool boxes you should have the current edition of Wayne Dill's "John Deere and Merged Companies Wrenches, Tools, Oil Cans, Cast Iron Seats, and Implement Tool Boxes" - The current Edition 10 list contains 631 wrenches, 22 oil cans, 41 cast iron seats and 71 tool boxes. The list is updated whenever they are enough new entries to warrant a new edition. The current edition is No. 10, price is $20.00 postpaid. Contact: D. Wayne Dill - 584 Courtland Dill Road - Harrington DE - 19952-5666 - 302-284-4004 - email:firstname.lastname@example.org
If International Harvester wrenches (or tool boxes, seats, oil cans, etc.) are your thing then you need a copy of "IHC Tools and Equipment That They Were Issued With" and "IHC Tool List" which is updated every year. These lists were originated by Gill Irps and are now updated by Glenn Lofdahl: 2313 V Road - Strong City, Kansas - Phone: 620-340-3896. email:
Guide for Identifying Markings Found on Collectible Wrenches - One of the most frequent requests for information I receive is asking help in identifying the logos, initials, etc. seen on old wrenches. This is an attempt to identify these markings. A work in progress, keep checking for new additions. Any comments or new information will be appreciated. Click Here
A list of Steam Engine and Separator Wrenches of The Advance Thresher Machine Co. Battle Creek, Michigan compiled from old parts books. Click Here
An article on wrenches furnished with Hercules and Economy Gas and Kerosene Engines.Click Here
Links to Past Wrench Auctions Catalogs We have prices realized and printed catalogs for most of these auctions
See the Wrenching News Book Store for prices and ordering information or email or call for details.
Note: Stan has had problems with his server and has moved several of his pages to this site while working on
updating the Wrench Club site. The old home page with all the old links can be found
A Missouri Valley Wrench Club membership form can be found
Carl Bolt's Antique Tool Museum
Lots of pictures of Carl's Tool Museum including tractors, gas station equipment, old wrenches, more tool links and an informative page on wrench standard markings found on old wrenches.
Pa Paws Wrench
First-rate site for wrench and other antique tool collectors with a friendly and helpful discussion forum.
Great Planes Trading Company
New site from Mike Urness who manages several tool auctions a year. Mostly wood working tools but most auctions do have a few good wrenches.
Hans Brunner Tools
Australia's premier antique tool site. Tools for sale, auctions and more.
A Millers Falls Home Page
Randy Roeder's excellent site on Miller Falls products. One of the best laid out and informative sites on old tools I have seen.
The Winchester Store
Tim Melcher's Winchester Site focuses primary on Winchester Store collectibles. Contains an excellent section on Winchester "Fakes" including wrenches.
Dean's Antique Safe and Padlock Page
Sure padlocks are tools and most tool collectors have a few (I have several hundred down from over a thousand). Excellent pictures of locks, safes, and advertising items from Dean's collection plus "caveat emptor" Let The Buyer Beware", an excellent section on reproductions.
My Old Tools
A mostly woodworking tool site from the Lone Star State - Tools, Books, and Manuals for sale with a discussion board and an excellent list of links.