The Spring Wrenching News Antique Wrench Auction will be held after the Missouri Valley Wrench Club Spring Meet in York, Nebraska. Majority of the auction consists of the wrenches, tool boxes, planter lids, fencing tools, etc from the collections of Jim Plantikow of Omaha, NE and Dean Jendo of Buckley, Washington Also listed are the last of Gil Irps' IHC wrenches. plus a few consignments from a few other Missouri Valley Wrench Club members
Dean collected mostly farm wrenches and related items but is moving and can't take his wrenches along. This is the last half of his collection, we sold the first half last Fall.
Jim started collecting wrenches while still in his teens just missing being a charter member of the Missouri Valley Wrench club by one meeting. This is the first of several auctions we will have to thin down is massive collection. Jim was selective in the items he collected concentrating on the rarest and unique adjustable and farm wrenches and fencing tools, etc. His adjustable buggy and wagon wrench collection is top drawer, best we have had to catalog.
This sale has more unique, one of a kind adjustable and farm wrenches then we have ever had before. It seems like every few lots I was typing "First one I have seen" or "First one we have had to sell".
Highlights include: Numerous Rare, Unique Adjustables Wrenches - Extraordinary Buggy & Wagon Wrenches Including Several Super Rare Buggy Wrench and Oiler Combination Tools - Cutout Wrenches Include: IHC Cutout - Casaday Cutout - Zenith Cutout - Sechler - Moline Cutout and other Cutouts - Rare Adjustables - Rare Buggy and Wagon Wrenches - Several Rare John Deere Wrenches Including a L22 Hitch Pin Wrench - Rare Early Model Vise-Grips - Combination Tools and Fencing Tools - Rare Farm Wrenches Including an Excellent Selection of Odd Balls & Orphans, Implement Tool Boxes, Wagon Reach Plates, Planter Seed Box Lids - Buggy Jacks - Farm Related Early Catalogs, Parts Books, Etc. - Books on Wrench Collecting (Schulz's and others) - Farm Related Advertising Items and Much More.
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April 21 & 22, 2017
Spring Missouri Valley Wrench Club Wrench Club Meet & the Wrenching News Antique Wrench Auction at the City Auditorium, York, Neb.
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
Mike Urness' site. He 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.