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Books on Collectible Wrenches For Sale


THE BROTHERS COES AND THEIR LEGACY OF WRENCHES
by Herb Page - $34.95   More Information

AMERICAN WRENCH MAKERS 1830 - 1915 (Fully Revised Second Edition)
by Kenneth Cope - $30.95   More Information

VOLUME ONE - THE HISTORY OF OLD TIME FARM IMPLEMENT COMPANIES AND THE WRENCHES THEY ISSUED
by P. T. Rathbone - $65.00 (with Supplement)   More Information

VOLUME TWO - THE HISTORY OF OLD TIME FARM IMPLEMENT COMPANIES AND THE WRENCHES THEY ISSUED
by P. T. Rathbone - $55.00 (with Supplement)   More Information

WRENCHES AND PATENTS VOLUME ONE 1830 - 1887
by Don Shockley. First of three volumes of illustrated wrench patents. Published in 1993 and long out of print. Have one copy. SOLD

WRENCHES AND PATENTS VOLUME THREE 1898 - 1905
by Don Shockley. Last of three volumes of illustrated wrench patents. Published in 1994 in a very limited quantity and long out of print.
Have one copy, SOLD

ANTIQUE WRENCHES
By Larry Finch. Limited printing in 1893 nine years before Al Schulz's classic was published. Have one copy. SOLD

NORTHERN PLAINS ANTIQUE WRENCHES & TOOLS
By Marvin Wullweber. Published in 1975, Mr. Wullweber was the pioneer wrench book author.
Many of his photos were later used in Al Schulz's book. Have one copy. SOLD

MY FIRST 1000 WRENCHES
By Donald H Snyder .Published in 1990. Again long out of print. Signed by author.
Some tape repairs on cover and former owner's notes on wrenches. Have one copy. SOLD

MY SECOND 1000 WRENCHES
By Donald H Snyder .Published in 1992. Again long out of print. Signed by author.
Book has been punched for three ring binder. Have one copy. SOLD

Past Wrench Auctions Catalogs and Price Lists

Apr. 2014 - Wrenching News Spring 2014 Antique Wrench Auction - - Catalog $20.00. Price List $5.00.

Apr. 2013 - Wrenching News Spring 2013 Antique Wrench Auction - - Catalog $15.00. Price List $5.00.

Apr. 2012 - Wrenching News Spring 2012 Antique Wrench Auction - - Catalog $15.00. Price List $5.00.

Mar. 2012 - Charles Burkey Antique Wrench and Tool Auction - - Catalog $10.00. Price List $3.00.

Apr. 2011 - Wrenching News Auction of the Virgil Saak Antique Wrench Collection - - Catalog $15.00. Price List $5.00.

Sep. 2010 - Wrenching News Auction of the King Herrington Antique Wrench Collection - - Catalog $15.00. Price List $5.00.

Apr. 2010 - Wrenching News Auction of the Doug Busch Antique Wrench Collection - - Catalog $15.00. Price List $5.00.

Sep. 2009 - Wrenching News Davenport, IA Antique Wrench Auction (Wilbur Hall, Doug Bush and Others). - - Catalog $15.00. Price List $5.00.

Apr. 2009 - Wrenching News Auction of the Don Ervin and Robert Matz Antique Wrench Collections. - - Catalog $15.00. Price List $5.00.

Feb. 2009 - The Richard Carter Auction, Sedalia, MO. - - Catalog $15.00. No price list available.

Sep. 2008 - Auction of the Earl Varney Antique Wrench and Tool Collection. - - Catalog with lots priced $8.00.

Apr. 2008 - Wrenching News Auction of the Don Ervin Antique Wrench Collection - - Catalog $15.00. Price List $5.00.

Apr. 2007 - Wrenching News Auction of the Vern Nail Antique Wrench Collection. - - Catalog $15.00. Price List $5.00.

April 2006 - Wrenching News Auction of the Ed and Judy Friedman Antique Wrench Collection. - - Catalog $10.00. Price List $5.00.

April 2005 - Wrenching News First Antique Wrench Auction . Catalog $10.00. - - Price List $5.00.

Feb. 2003 - Cabin Fever Antique Wrench Auction. Catalog $10.00. - - Price List $5.00.

Feb. 2001- Russ Marshall's Antique Wrench Auction with Prices Realized. - - Catalog with lots priced $20.00.

Other Books On Antique Tools For Sale

A COURSE IN WOOD TURNING by Archie S. Milton and Otto K. Wohlers. - $45.00
Original 1919 First Edition published by The Bruce Publishing Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Hardcover with 200 pages. Good++ condition.


STEEL SQUARES AND THEIR USES - PART TWO by Fred T. Hodgson - $35.00
"Being A Description Of The Various Steel Squares And Its Uses In Solving A Large Number Of
Mechanical Problems In Constructive Carpentry, Joinery, Sheet Metal Work, Cut Stone And Brick Work"
Original 1890 First Edition published by The Industrial Publication Co., New York.
Hardcover with 80 plus pages. Excellent condition.


WOOD-FRAME HOUSE CONSTRUCTION by L. O. Anderson and O.C. Heyer - $11.50.
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, 1975 Revised Handbook No. 73, Feb. 1955
Paperback with 235 pages. Cover corner is torn off. Inside pages are clean and intact.

MAKERS OF AMERICAN MACHINIST'S TOOLS by Ken Cope - Not available at this time - Email


MORE MAKERS OF AMERICAN MACHINIST'S TOOLS by Ken Cope - Not available at this time - Email


AMERICAN MACHINIST'S TOOLS: AN ILLUSTRATED DIRECTORY OF PATENTS by Ken Cope - $29.95


THE AMERICAN PATENTED BRACE by Ronald W. Pearson, D. O. - Not available at this time - Email


AMERICAN LEVELS AND THEIR MAKERS by Don Rosebrook - $49.95


AMERICAN LEVEL PATENTS ILLUSTRATED AND EXPLAINED by Don Rosebrook - $19.95





The Brothers Coes and Their Legacy of Wrenches

by Herbert E. Page

Page's Coes Book Cover
   This review of Herb Page's new book, "The Brothers COES and Their Legacy of Wrenches" is copied from the March 2005 issue of the "Missouri Valley Wrench Club Newsletter". with the permission of Stan Schulz, Newsletter editor.

   Herb Page is the pre-eminent student of COES wrenches and the family that produced them. He relates facts about the family's companies' histories that current family members didn't know. He includes a comprehensive list of patents produced, owned, and used by the COES companies in relation to their wrench production. A narrative chapter describes the design and production details, and distinguishing features of all wrenches known to have been produced by the COES companies from their inception through the end of production of COES wrenches in the mid-1960s and a bibliography of the Coes Brothers.

   Herb shows pictures of the principals, maps and drawings showing where the factories were located and what they looked like. He has pictures of rare items like patent models, "only known examples" of several wrenches, and advertising materials issued by the companies. Several pictures are in color.

   Herb is including a supplement with price ranges for the wrenches shown in the chapter "The Genealogy of COES Wrenches."

   I find some new tidbit every time I open The Brothers COES and Their Legacy of Wrenches. Anyone who has seen Herb's collection or handled wrenches he has repaired knows how Herb attends to details and tries for perfection. The same characteristics shine through in this book. The book combines family history, industrial history, and patent and advertising history to help us understand and appreciate all the details that appear on the tools. Herb drew on a wide range of resources to compile and publish The Brothers Coes and Their Legacy of Wrenches. I predict that once you see a copy, you'll decide you need one for yourself. -- Stan Schulz, Editor, MVWC Newsletter.

Soft cover, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, 86 pages with a price guide supplement
$34.95 including postage in the USA. Inquire for shipping costs outside of USA.




AMERICAN WRENCH MAKERS 1830 - 1915

by Kenneth L. Cope

Cope's Book Photo
   In response to popular demand Kenneth Cope has revised his original book to include wrenches manufactured from 1830 to 1930, adding 66 new pages with almost 200 new entries and additions to 60 of the original entries. Soft cover, 7 by 10 inches, 350 pages with illustrations.

   From the back cover: "Here is the first book ever to identify and describe the makers of one of the most mechanically intriguing of all tools, the wrench. The author includes hundreds of makers; each listing shows the maker's location, history, period of operation and known products There is also a Wrench Identification section that cross-references patent dates and trade names (frequently the only marking on a wrench) to the actual maker.

   As with Cope's previous pioneering works on American machinist's tools and their makers, this volume provides an extremely comprehensive historical directory of this fascinating tool and its underlying technology. It is a truly unique reference source for collectors, dealers, and researchers."

$30.95 including postage in the USA. Inquire for price for shipping outside of the USA.

Other books by Ken Cope for sale:
MAKERS OF AMERICAN MACHINIST'S TOOLS - $29.50
MORE MAKERS OF AMERICAN MACHINIST'S TOOLS - $19.95
AMERICAN MACHINIST'S TOOLS: AN ILLUSTRATED DIRECTORY OF PATENTS - $29.95
American Wrench Makers 1830-1915 - Have one used copy for $27.00

Other books by Ken Cope:
American Steam Engine Builders 1800-1900
American Cooperage Machinery and Tools
American Milling Machine Builders 1820 - 1920
American Planer, Shapers, and Slotter Builders; 1830-1910
American Foot Power and Hand Power Machinery
American Lathe Builders 1810-1910
Collectable Tools: Tool Ads 1841-1920
Brown & Sharpe Catalogue Collection 1868, 1887, 1899
Carriage and Wagon Makers' Machinery and Tools
Kitchen Collectibles, An Identification Guide
Stevens Pistols and Pocket Rifles





THE HISTORY OF OLD TIME FARM IMPLEMENT COMPANIES
AND THE WRENCHES THEY ISSUED
INCLUDING BUGGY, SILO, CREAM SEPARATOR, WINDMILL, AND GAS ENGINE COMPANIES

By P. T. Rathbone

book pic
   Notice: We now have Volume Two of Rathbone's book for sale. It has over 180 new company entries plus corrections and additions to companies listed in Volume I plus a new updated Supplement with over 5000 part numbers identified and an updated price guide.

   Volume One review: With over five hundred pages of company histories and hundreds of pictures of actual wrenches, this book has already became the "Bible" for collectors of farm equipment type wrenches. However collectible wrenches are being sold, person to person, the internet, or live auctions you will find the wrenches are referenced by page and location in Rathbone's book.

   Each book comes with a Supplement: The large hardbound book (520 pages) pictures over 3000 wrenches from over 750 companies. It has the history of over 500 companies and includes old advertising pictures from them and the softbound supplement (176 pages) that lists the wrenches by number and by company and includes a listing of the prices wrenches have realized at most of the more important wrench auctions the last few years.


Volume Two with the updated Supplement is $55.00 including postage in the USA
Inquire for price for shipping outside of the USA

Volume One with Supplement (while available) is $65.00 including postage in the USA
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