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The Spring 2016 Wrenching News Spring Antique Wrench and Tool Auction Catalog is now on the web at
Spring 2016 Wrenching News Spring Wrench Auction Catalog - Click Here


Auction will be held Fri. & Sat. on April 29 AND 30, 2016 at the City Auditorium, 6th & Nebraska Avenue - York, Nebraska.
See The Late Breaking Wrenching News below for more information.


The Auction Catalog is on line at: Click Here

To view all pictures on one page   Click Here

To view all pictures as a slide show on Photobucket  Click Here

Absentee bids are welcomed. See the catalog introduction for more information. Click Here



SEE YOU IN YORK - - - DRIVE CAREFULLY THE WRENCH YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN






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LATE BREAKING WRENCHING NEWS



Upcoming Wrenching Events Calendar



April 29 & 30, 2016
Spring Missouri Valley Wrench Club Wrench Club Meet & the Wrenching News Antique Wrench Auction at the City Auditorium, York, Neb.


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 and other tools from the collections of Gil Irps of Kankakee, Illinois and Glenn Ficken of Milford, Nebraska. Consignments from a few other Missouri Valley Wrench Club members are also included.

Gil Irps was instrumental in the popularity of collecting International Harvester wrenches and tools with his compilation of IHC Parts Lists showing the tools and his annual International Tool List. P. T. Rathbone's inscription in Gil's copy of his book was "To Gil, Mr. IHC" which pretty well sums it up.

Glenn Ficken was usually in attendance at the York Wrench Meets and Auctions. He collected a wide variety of farm and adjustable wrenches especially combination and odd ball examples. He also had an extensive collection of Winchester and Keen Kutter wrenches and tools.

Auction Includes the International Harvester Wrenches, Tools and Literature from the Gil Irps Collection
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Rare Cutout Wrenches - IHC Cutout - Casaday Cutout - Zenith Cutout - Bradley's Wonder Cutout - Numerous Other Cutouts - Rare Adjustables - Rare Buggy and Wagon Wrenches - Large Collection of Winchester and Keen Kutter Items - Rare First and Second Model Vise-Grips - Many Combination Tools and a Few Fencing Tools - Odd Balls - Large Selection of Non-Sparking Wrenches and other Tools - IHC and Other Farm Equipment and Tractor Manuals, Parts Books, Etc. - Books on Wrench Collecting (Schulz's and others) - IHC and other Farm Related Advertising Items and Much More.

*For Wrench Auction Information - Contact Bus Haury - 316-284-7345 - Email: donhaury@southwind.net

*For Wrench Club Meet and Auction absentee bid Information - Contact Stan Schulz - 402-362-7686 - Email: mvwcnews@gmail.com

*The Auction Catalog is on the web at Spring 2016 Wrenching News Spring Wrench Auction Catalog Click Here

*To view all pictures on one page  Click Here

*To view all pictures as a slide show on Photobucket Click Here

*Absentee bids are welcomed. See the catalog introduction for more information. Click Here

Schedule of Events

  • Friday 7:00 A.M. (York City Auditorium, 6th & Nebraska Avenue - York, Nebraska) - Doors open for the MVWC Spring Meeting - Show and Swap Meet.

  • Friday 10:30 A.M. (York City Auditorium) - Missouri Valley Wrench Club Business Meeting.

  • Friday 12:30 P.M. (York City Auditorium) - The Wrenching News Spring 2015 Antique Wrench Auction begins. Auction is open to the public.

  • Friday 7:00 P.M. (The Tommy-Suz Garden Room at the Chances "R" Restaurant, 5th and Platte Ave. - York, NE) - Banquet for members and guests.

  • Saturday 8:30 A.M. (York City Auditorium) - Wrench Auction Resumes (sale will start with Lot No. 1).



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    October 28 & 29, 2016 - - Fall Missouri Valley Wrench Club Wrench and the Wrenching News Antique Wrench Auction at the Butler County Community Building - 200 N Griffith, El Dorado, Kansas - Note: As we have had the Fall Meeting in El Dorado for the last two years this is a tentative date and location. If someone else would want to host the 2016 Fall Meet I can cancel the building reservation in El Dorado up to a month before the meet date. Final decision will be made at the Spring Meet at York.


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    Spring 2016 Wrenching News Auction -  - Rare adjustable wrenches

    A few of the rare adjustable wrenches
    To be sold at the Spring 2016 Wrenching News Wrench Auction - April 29, and 30 at York, Nebraska




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    MORE WRENCHING NEWS

    Archives - Some of the old wrenching news is stored in the achieves. Click Here




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    Spring 2016 Wrenching News Auction -  - Rare cutout letter farm wrenches

    A few of rare cutout type farm wrenches
    To be sold at the Spring 2016 Wrenching News Wrench Auction - April 29, and 30 at York, Nebraska




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    Wrenches for Sale
  • Farm Wrenches    Click Here

  • To Order Books on Wrench Collecting
  • 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.


  • P. T. Rathbone's Book on Farm Wrenches Volume II (we also have a few copies of Volume I left)   Click here for more information


  • Kenneth Cope's Wrench Book  Click here for more information


  • 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:dilldw@hotmail.com

    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: glennlofdahl@yahoo.com




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    Spring 2016 Wrenching News Auction -  - Rare combination wrenches and fencing tools

    A few of the rare combination wrenches
    To be sold at the Spring 2016 Wrenching News Wrench Auction - April 29, and 30 at York, Nebraska


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    Information for Wrench Collectors

  • 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.

  • October 2015 -Wrenching News Fall 2015 Antique Wrench Auction - El Dorado, Kansas.


  • April 2015 -Wrenching News Spring 2015 Antique Wrench Auction - York, Nebraska.


  • October 2014 -Wrenching News Fall 2014 Antique Wrench Auction - El Dorado, Kansas.


  • April 2014 -Wrenching News Spring 2014 Antique Wrench Auction - York, Nebraska.
  • April 2013 -Wrenching News Spring 2013 Antique Wrench Auction - York, Nebraska.


  • April 2012 -Wrenching News Spring 2012 Antique Wrench Auction - York, Nebraska.


  • March 2012 - Robert Burkey's Antique Wrench and Tool Auction - Larned, Kansas


  • April 2011 - Wrenching News Auction of the Virgil Saak Antique Wrench Collection


  • Sep. 2010 - Wrenching News Auction of the King Herrington Antique Wrench Collection


  • Apr. 2010 - Wrenching News Auction of the Doug Busch Antique Wrench Collection


  • Sep. 2009 - Wrenching News Davenport, IA Antique Wrench Auction (Wilbur Hall, Doug Bush and Others).


  • Apr. 2009 - Wrenching News Auction of the Don Ervin and Robert Matz Antique Wrench Collections


  • Feb. 2009 - The Richard Carter Auction, Sedalia, MO. (Catalog only, no price list available - Catalog no longer on the web)


  • Oct. 2008 - Antique Wrench Auction by Wisconsin Members of the Missouri Valley Wrench Club


  • Sep. 2008 - Auction of the Earl Varney Antique Wrench and Tool Collection


  • Apr. 2008 - Wrenching News Auction of the Don Ervin Antique Wrench Collection


  • Oct. 2007 - Missouri Valley Wrench Club 2007 Antique Wrench Auction, Indianapolis, Indiana (No price list available)


  • Apr. 2007 - Wrenching News Auction of the Vern Nail Antique Wrench Collection


  • Oct. 2006 - Missouri Valley Wrench Club 2006 Antique Wrench Auction, Indianapolis, Indiana (No price list available)


  • April 2006 - Wrenching News Auction of the Ed and Judy Friedman Antique Wrench Collection


  • April 2005 - Wrenching News Antique Wrench Auction


  • Feb. 2003 - Cabin Fever Antique Wrench Auction


  • Feb. 2001- Russ Marshall's Antique Wrench Auction with Prices Realized


  • Spring 2016 Wrenching News Auction -  - Rare buggy and wagon

    A few of the rare buggy and wagon wrenches
    To be sold at the Spring 2016 Wrenching News Wrench Auction - April 29, and 30 at York, Nebraska

    Some Wrenching Links
  • The Missouri Valley Wrench Club Home Page
    The official site for the Missouri Valley Wrench Club by Newsletter editor Stan Schulz.
  • 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   Here  A Missouri Valley Wrench Club membership form can be found   Here

  • 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.


  • Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia (HTPAA)
    History and heritage of tools of Australia. Has several pages of wrenches pictured and identified and an extensive "Directory of Australian Tool Manufacturers and Makers"


  • Spring 2016 Wrenching News Auction -  - Rare combination wrenches and fencing tools

    A few more of the combination wrenches and fencing tools
    To be sold at the Spring 2016 Wrenching News Wrench Auction - April 29, and 30 at York, Nebraska



    Other Tool Collecting Links


  • Gregor Mszar's monthly ANTIQUE TOOL GAZETTE (formerly The Em@rt Antique Tool E-Mail Magazine)
    Note: I upload Gregor's monthly email magazine of antique tool ads and schedule of upcoming events 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.


  • The Southwest Tool Collectors Association
    Quite a few wrench collectors/dealers and wrenches show up at Southwest Meets


  • 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.


  • Questions or Comments Contact Bus @

    EMAIL
    donhaury@southwind.net

    MAIL
    Don "Bus" Haury
    7913 SW 24TH
    Halstead, KS 67056

    PHONE
    316-283-5876 OR 316-284-7345


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