The Fall Missouri Valley Wrench Meet
The Fall Missouri Valley Wrench Meet will be held October 24th and 25th in El Dorado, Kansas at the Butler County Community Building - 200 N Griffith. We are inviting members of the Barbed Wire Collectors Club, Southwest Tool Collectors Association, Mid-West Tool Collectors Association and the Hardware Companies Kollectors Klub to participate in the show and swap meet. See The Upcoming Wrenching Events Calendar below for the complete schedule and more information.
The Wrenching News Auction
The Wrenching News will also be having an auction after the meet. Auction will feature the barb wire tools and remainder of the wrenches from the King Herrington Estate of Aurora, Colorado
plus wrenches,. rare hammers and combination tools and a few household antiques, etc. from three other Missouri Valley Wrench Club members. See The Upcoming Wrenching Events Calendar below for the schedule and more information
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Upcoming Wrenching Events Calendar
October 24 & 25, 2014 - - 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
- - We are inviting members of the Barb Wire Collectors Club, Southwest Tool Collectors Association, Mid-West Tool Collectors Association and the Hardware Companies Kollectors Klub to participate in the show and swap meet. The auction is open to the public.
The auction features the barb wire tools and remainder of the wrenches from the King Herrington Estate of Aurora, Colorado plus wrenches and other antique tools, etc. from three other Missouri Valley Wrench Club members.
Featured wrench would have to be the John Deere TR590 cutout wrench. A previously unknown example that had been found in North Dakota forty years ago by bottle collectors while searching an old dump for bottles. The owner hadn't realized it's value till recently. Also included are a rare double hammer head A196 Deere cutout and a John Bull cutout wrench.
Beside the large selection of fencing tools this large auction (with1039 listed lots and over 2500 items) includes wrenches from all the categories of collectible wrenches including farm, cutout, auto (including several hand powered valve grinders and valve lifters), bicycle and pocket wrenches, brass and non-sparking tools, Indian Motocycle wrenches, hardware company tools (including Winchester and Keen Kutter) and many fencing tools. Auction is especially strong in combination tools (there are more combination tools in this auction than any of the previous Wrenching News auctions) and oddball plier tools. Also quite a few rare hammers, hatchets, and hammer and hatchet combination tools, a few woodworking tools (including a collection of ratchet drills) and a few kitchen and household antiques.
Friday 7:30 A.M. (Butler County Community Building - 200 N. Griffith, El Dorado, KS) - Doors open for the MVWC Fall Meeting - Show and Swap Meet.
Friday 10:30 A.M. (Butler County Community Building) - Missouri Valley Wrench Club Business Meeting.
Friday 12:30 P.M. (Butler County Community Building) - The Wrenching News Fall 2014 Antique Wrench Auction begins. Auction is open to the public (individual lots from No. 762 to the end of the individual lots and all the choice box lots will be sold)
Friday 6:30 P.M. (Butler County Community Building) - Buffet banquet (smoked pulled pork and brisket) for members and guests at $10.00 per person.
Saturday 8:30 A.M.(Butler County Community Building) - Wrench Auction Resumes (sale will start with Lot No. 1).
For Wrench Club Meet Information - Contact Emery Goad - 316-267-1357 or 316-259-3366 - Email:
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 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
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 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.
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.