I am also available to advise and assist auctioneers who have old wrenches to auction.
Don Ervin of Surrey, Maine has been collecting wrenches for almost twenty years and attended most of the major wrench meets and auctions during that time and amassed a large collection of rare and unique wrenches, both adjustable and farm implement types.
These wrenches may be for their bottle capping equipment they also manufactured.
CROWN CORK AND SEAL CO - - 8.5" The founder of Crown Cork and Seal started this company in Baltimore in the 1890's to produce his patented Crown bottle caps.
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Visit the The Wrenching News Store for a large selection of wrenches and related items for sale. 28, 82 - - 12.5" Wooden handle screw adjust carriage/wagon wrench with an oil can. - STEEL FORGED - PORTLAND, MAINE / PATD NOV 2, '80 OCT 16, '83 - - 1O.5".
This wrench is listed in both Gehl Brothers of West Bend, Wisc.
AVERY AND SONS G178 / LOUISVILLE KY USA (with a S in a circle logo) - - 12.5" with a small casting flaw.
Likewise the wrenches in this auction that are in exceptional fine or excellent condition have been so noted, even a common wrench that as survived the years in almost unused condition is a rarity.
This leaves the wrenches listed with no mention of condition which covers all those that are in good to good plus collectible condition and with no major flaws.
Tower and Sons, Mendota, Illinois) - - 10.5" (R1-457) 0024.
(R1-494) (2.) 95 (Vulcan Plow Co, Evansville, Indiana) - - 7.5" (R1-475) 0025. the Browne Sulky Plow was made by the Madison Plow Works of Ft.
Among the nearly 2000 wrenches in this auction are rare and interesting wrenches from all the different categories of antique wrenches with examples for the most advanced collectors to those just starting to collect. Unmarked carriage wrench made by the American Wrench Co. Some light dings, shaft is not connected to lower jaw. Unmarked carriage wrench made by the American Wrench Co. Joy Wagon Wrench like below but marked: SAFETY / PAT FEB 1, 98 - - 14.25".