In Memoriam of Lucille and Joseph Schulz: Stan Schulz's Mother Lucille Schulz passed Friday April 12. Lucille and Stan's Father Alfred were two or the early pioneers of the wrench collecting hobby. They were charter members of the Missouri Valley Wrench Club and editors the Newsletter for the first ten years and authors of Antique and Unusual wrenches that is still the book that every serious wrench collector uses for reference. Most have been worn out from use, mine has been taped and retaped and has now resides in a three ring binder. Lucille did all the layout work for the Newsletters and the Book back before computers when cut and paste was really cut and paste. Her obituary can be seen at:
The day after Stan's mother passed his youngest son Joseph died in Lenexa, Kansas. His obituary will be at:
Ours thoughts and prayers goes out to Stan and his family after this tragic double loss.
Upcoming Wrenching Events Calendar
Sept, 2014 (exact date to be announced) - - - Missouri Valley Wrench Club Fall Meet and Auction
Badger Steam And Gas Show grounds near Baraboo, Wis.
New listings on Wrenches for Sale
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 and Spring Auctions, 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
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 Vist 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:email@example.com
If International Harvester wrenches (or tool boxes, seats, oil cans, etc.) are your thing then you need to contact Gil Irps for information on his "IHC Tools and Equipment That They Were Issued With" and his "IHC Tool List" which is updated every year. Contact: Gil Irps - 3156 Old Waldron Road - Kankakee IL 60901-6013 - 815-937-9698.
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.
Gregor Mszar's monthly EM@RT ANTIQUE TOOL E-MAIL MAGAZINE Note: I convert Gregor's monthly email of antique tool ads and schedule of upcoming events to html and host it on this website at the beginning of each month a few days after receiving it from Gregor. The antique tool event schedule is one of the most complete on the web and the ads are free to email subscribers. Contact Gregor at
Email or phone 817-937-5475 for more information.
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.
The Old Tool Nut Journal
The Old Tool Nut Journal is a monthly publication concerning old, antique and collectible tools
plus tools for sale and wanted ads. Check out the web site for more information, more tool collecting links, and order a free issue.
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.